• In Weinstein’s wake, is Hollywood truly capable of change?

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — “That’s how it works,” actress and director Sarah Polley recalls Harvey Weinstein saying to her years ago in his office. If she agreed to a “very close relationship” with him she could go on to be a star and win awards, he said.

  • Rohingya refugee influx inspires Bangladeshi aid _ and worry

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — They had seen the images of Rohingya Muslim refugees arriving hungry and exhausted after traveling days without food to reach Myanmar’s border with Bangladesh. They had heard the stories of gunshot wounds and midnight escapes from angry mobs and soldiers.

  • In Africa, LGBT rights activists worry about Trump impact

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Gay rights activist Joseph Achille Tiedjou is worried every day that he will be harassed or arrested in Cameroon.

  • New characters give ‘Thomas & Friends’ a jolt of girl power

    NEW YORK (AP) — Girls are finally getting a bigger role in Thomas the Tank Engine’s boy-dominated world.

  • Weinstein rebukes continue, brother says business continues

    NEW YORK (AP) — The chorus of Hollywood stars denouncing film producer Harvey Weinstein echoed across the Atlantic on Friday, even as his brother said the embattled production company that bears both their names insisted business was “continuing as usual.”

  • Will Johnson cleared to play for Orlando City

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Will Johnson has been cleared to play for Orlando City after prosecutors decided not to pursue domectic violence charges against the Canadian midfielder.

  • Elliott attorneys to seek new hearing before appeals court

    DALLAS (AP) — Attorneys for Ezekiel Elliott have indicated they intend to ask for another hearing before the federal appeals court that cleared the way for the NFL’s six-game suspension of the star Dallas Cowboys running back over domestic violence allegations.

  • 2 employees dead in failed North Carolina prison breakout

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Inmates at a North Carolina prison plotted an escape bid knowing they would have to hurt some prison employees, their disturbance ultimately leaving two workers dead and a dozen other workers or fellow inmates injured, authorities said Friday.

  • US obesity problem is not budging, new data shows

    NEW YORK (AP) — America’s weight problem isn’t getting any better, according to new government research.

  • Boseman, Hudlin team up to portray a young Thurgood Marshall

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Chadwick Boseman knows a little about portraying icons: his acting resume includes Jackie Robinson, James Brown and comic book’s first black superhero, the Black Panther.