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Inmate's mom convicted in plot with lawyer hailed on 'Ellen'

PRINCE GEORGE, Va. — A Virginia woman has been convicted of conspiring to smuggle drugs and a cellphone to her jailed son with an attorney who gained national attention on the "The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Weinstein to be rearraigned as DA seeks actress's testimony

Weinstein to be rearraigned as DA seeks actress's testimony

NEW YORK — Prosecutors are bringing a new indictment against Harvey Weinstein in an attempt to bolster their case with testimony from an actress who says he raped her in 1993 .
Judge close to naming special prosecutor in Smollett case

Judge close to naming special prosecutor in Smollett case

CHICAGO — An Illinois judge seems close to appointing a special prosecutor to look into why state prosecutors abruptly dropped charges against actor Jussie Smollett accusing him of staging a racist, anti-gay attack against himself.
Women, late-in-life new authors expand Japanese literature

Women, late-in-life new authors expand Japanese literature

TOKYO — The works receiving one of Japan's most coveted literary awards, the Naoki Prize, have something new in common: For the first time in 85 years, all six of the nominated authors are women.
Rolling Stones get name on little Martian rock that rolled

Rolling Stones get name on little Martian rock that rolled

PASADENA, Calif. — There is now a "Rolling Stones Rock" on Mars, and it's giving Mick, Keith and the boys some serious satisfaction.

Manslaughter case continues against Mexican actor Pablo Lyle

MIAMI — A manslaughter case against Mexican actor Pablo Lyle will move forward after a Florida judge refused to dismiss it under the state's "stand your ground" self- defence law.
Japan leader says S. Korea ending intel deal damages trust

Japan leader says S. Korea ending intel deal damages trust

TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said South Korea's decision to cancel a deal to share military intelligence, mainly on North Korea, is damaging mutual trust and vowed Friday to work closely with the U.S. for regional peace.
Patriots safety Chung indicted on cocaine possession charge

Patriots safety Chung indicted on cocaine possession charge

LACONIA, N.H. — New England Patriots safety Patrick Chung has been indicted in New Hampshire on a charge of cocaine possession, according to court paperwork released Thursday. A Belknap County grand jury indicted the 32-year-old Chung on Aug. 8.
Suspect in California campus killing was co-worker

Suspect in California campus killing was co-worker

FULLERTON, Calif. — A man arrested in the stabbing death of a retired administrator at the California State University, Fullerton campus was a co-worker, police said Thursday.
North Dakota court overturns life term in cut from womb case

North Dakota court overturns life term in cut from womb case

FARGO, N.D. — A judge overstepped by giving a life prison sentence to a man whose girlfriend cut the baby from the womb of an unsuspecting neighbour , the North Dakota Supreme Court ruled Thursday, ordering that the man be resentenced.