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Weinstein gets 23 years in sentence hailed by accusers

Weinstein gets 23 years in sentence hailed by accusers

NEW YORK — Harvey Weinstein was sentenced Wednesday to 23 years in prison after breaking his courtroom silence with a rambling plea for mercy in which he professed to be "totally confused" by the #MeToo movement that spelled the Hollywood producer's

Las Vegas movie exhibition CinemaCon cancelled due to virus

LOS ANGELES — The annual movie exhibition and trade show CinemaCon has been cancelled in Las Vegas due to coronavirus, scuttling one of Hollywood's premier hype machines.
Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson in Australian hospital with new virus

Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson in Australian hospital with new virus

SYDNEY, Australia — Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson are isolated in stable condition in an Australian hospital Thursday after contracting the new coronavirus, the actor and Australian officials said.

Americans snap to attention on virus as big events cancelled

A basketball tournament, with no fans. A St. Patrick’s Day, with no parades. College campuses, with no students. Corporate headquarters, with barren cubicles.
Princess Cruises suspending global operations for 60 days

Princess Cruises suspending global operations for 60 days

MIAMI — Princess Cruises, which had one of its ships quarantined off the coast of Japan last month, is suspending global operations through early May because of the coronavirus pandemic. The cruise line, which is part of Carnival Corp.
Mother of 3 of Floyd Mayweather Jr's children found dead

Mother of 3 of Floyd Mayweather Jr's children found dead

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. — An ex-girlfriend of boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. who was the mother of three of his children was found dead in a Southern California suburb, authorities said.
Virus lockdown means Italy's old are isolated from relatives

Virus lockdown means Italy's old are isolated from relatives

ROME — Natalina De Santis’ three adult children come to her front door, bringing food to keep her healthy and books to relieve her boredom, but she doesn’t let them in any more.
Trump clamps limits on travel from Europe to US for 30 days

Trump clamps limits on travel from Europe to US for 30 days

WASHINGTON — Taking dramatic action, President Donald Trump announced he is sharply restricting passenger travel from 26 European nations to the U.S.

US officials say US troops killed, injured in Iraq attack

WASHINGTON — Three service members were killed, including two Americans, and a dozen more were injured when a barrage of rockets were fired at a military base in Iraq, U.S. officials said Wednesday.
The new mask: Wave of global revolt replaced by virus fear

The new mask: Wave of global revolt replaced by virus fear

BEIRUT — As 2019 gave way to 2020 in a cloud of tear gas, and in some cases a hail of bullets, from Hong Kong to Baghdad, from Beirut to Barcelona and Santiago, it seemed civil disobedience and government crackdowns on protests would dominate the int