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In this combination photo, John Oliver appears at the Stand Up for Heroes event in New York on Feb. 28, 2015,, left, and actor Dustin Hoffman attends the 27th annual Independent Film Project's Gotham Awards in New York on Nov. 27, 2017. Oliver confronted Hoffman about allegations of sexual harassment during a 20th-anniversary screening panel for the film "Wag the Dog" at the 92nd Street Y in New York. (Photos by Charles Sykes, left, and Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
December 05, 2017 - 11:33 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A starry anniversary discussion of the film "Wag the Dog" turned testy Monday when moderator John Oliver confronted Dustin Hoffman about allegations of sexual harassment. Hoffman seemed blindsided and defensive by the line of questioning from the host of HBO's "Last Week Tonight."...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2006 file photo, Boston Symphony Orchestra music director James Levine conducts the symphony on its opening night performance at Tanglewood in Lenox., Mass. New York's Metropolitan Opera says it will investigate allegations that its longtime conductor, Levine, sexually abused a teenager in the mid-1980s. Details of the police report were first reported Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, on the New York Post website. Levine, 74, stepped down as music director of the Met in April 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
December 05, 2017 - 11:31 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A fourth person is accusing acclaimed Metropolitan Opera conductor James Levine of sexual misconduct. Violinist Albin Ifsich told The New York Times that the abuse happened in 1968 when he was a 20-year-old student at Michigan's Meadow Brook School of Music, where Levine was on the...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, file photo, former U.S. President Barack Obama arrives on stage prior to delivering a speech in Paris. Carter Wilkerson, a guy with an insatiable appetite for chicken nuggets, and Obama are among the most retweeted tweets of the year. On Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, Twitter released its top trending people and subjects ranging from the arts, to politics, to Korean boy bands. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
December 05, 2017 - 11:15 am
NEW YORK (AP) — What do a former U.S. president, LeBron James and a guy who really, really likes chicken nuggets have in common? They all made the biggest splash on Twitter this year. Twitter on Tuesday released its top trending people and topics for 2017, ranging from sports to politics to Korean...
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December 05, 2017 - 10:47 am
NEW YORK (AP) — What do a former U.S. president, LeBron James and a guy with an insatiable appetite for chicken nuggets have in common? They all made the biggest splash on Twitter this year. Twitter on Tuesday released its top trending people and topics for 2017, ranging from sports to politics to...
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FILE - This s a May 23, 2017 file photo of members of the emergency services attending the scene at Manchester Arena after reports of an explosion at the venue during an Ariana Grande gig. An independent review of the counter-terrorism performance by British police and intelligence services rleease on Tuesday Dec. 5, 2017 suggested that the deadly suicide bombing at Manchester Arena might have been prevented if information had been handled differently. (Peter Byrne/PA, File via AP)
December 05, 2017 - 10:46 am
LONDON (AP) — The deadly suicide bombing at Manchester Arena might have been prevented if information had been handled differently, an independent review of the counter-terrorism performance by British police and intelligence services suggested Tuesday. The review by lawyer David Anderson, ordered...
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December 05, 2017 - 10:43 am
LONDON (AP) — The deadly suicide bombing at Manchester Arena might have been prevented if information had been handled differently, an independent review of the counter-terrorism performance by British police and intelligence services suggested Tuesday. The review by lawyer David Anderson, ordered...
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FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2015, file photo, provided by ABC, correspondent Brian Ross speaks on "Good Morning America," which airs on the ABC Television Network, in New York. Ross will no longer cover stories involving President Donald Trump following his erroneous report last Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, on former national security adviser Michael Flynn. (Fred Lee/ABC via AP, File)
December 05, 2017 - 10:35 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Suspended ABC News reporter Brian Ross will no longer cover stories involving President Donald Trump following his erroneous report last Friday on former national security adviser Michael Flynn. The network on Tuesday confirmed the order by ABC News President James Goldston, who...
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FILe -In this Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, file photo, UCLA NCAA college basketball player LiAngelo Ball attends a news conference at UCLA in Los Angeles. The father of UCLA guard LiAngelo Ball says he's withdrawing his son from school so he can prepare to play in the NBA. LaVar Ball says his "grand plan" is for all three sons to play for the Los Angeles Lakers. LiAngelo told "Access Hollywood" in an interview aired Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, on the "Today" show that his UCLA suspension is "just a long time of doing nothing. I'd rather be playing."(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
December 05, 2017 - 10:10 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The father of UCLA guard LiAngelo Ball says he's withdrawing his son from school so he can prepare to play in the NBA. LaVar Ball says in a TV interview his "grand plan" is for all three sons to play for the Los Angeles Lakers. LiAngelo, along with fellow freshmen Jalen Hill and...
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December 05, 2017 - 9:53 am
LONDON (AP) — An independent review of the counter-terrorism performance by British police and intelligence services suggests the deadly suicide bombing at Manchester Arena might have been prevented if information had been handled differently. The review ordered by Home Secretary Amber Rudd says...
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FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2017, file photo, former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner poses with a bust of himself during an induction ceremony at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, in Canton, Ohio. Kurt Warner will replace Cris Collinsworth for two late-season NFL game telecasts. The Hall of Fame quarterback will be the analyst with play-by-play announcer Mike Tirico for the Dec. 16 Chicago-Detroit game on NFL Network, and for the Christmas game of Pittsburgh at Houston on NBC and NFLN. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)
December 05, 2017 - 9:52 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Kurt Warner will replace Cris Collinsworth for two late-season NFL game telecasts. The Hall of Fame quarterback will be the analyst with play-by-play announcer Mike Tirico for the Dec. 16 Chicago-Detroit game on NFL Network, and for the Christmas game of Pittsburgh at Houston on NBC...
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