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In this May 2, 2018 photo director Roman Polanski appears at an international film festival, where he promoted his latest film, "Based on a True Story," in Krakow, Poland. Polanski was expelled this week from membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which organizers the Oscars, for unlawful sex with a minor 41 years ago. (AP Photo)
May 04, 2018 - 7:00 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Until Thursday, Roman Polanski had been a film academy member for over 40 years since pleading guilty to unlawful sex with a minor in 1977. In his 40 years as a fugitive the "Chinatown" and "Rosemary's Baby" filmmaker had been nominated for three additional Oscars, one for "Tess...
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May 04, 2018 - 6:56 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Police say a federal agent has been shot and critically wounded in Chicago while working on an investigation with local authorities. Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi (goo-lee-EHL'-mee) says in a tweet that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent was...
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Actress Rose McGowan, flanked by lawyers Jennifer Robinson, left, and Jessica Carmichael, right, outside the Loudoun County courthouse Thursday, May 3, 2018, in Leesburg, Va. A judge is scheduled to hear evidence on whether a drug possession charge in Virginia against McGowan should go forward. (AP Photo/Matthew Barakat)
May 04, 2018 - 6:31 am
LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — Actress Rose McGowan says the cocaine found in her Chanel wallet left behind on a United Airlines flight isn't hers. Her lawyers have suggested the drugs were planted. Nevertheless, McGowan could face indictment in Virginia on a felony drug-possession charge after a judge found...
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Actress Rose McGowan, flanked by lawyers Jennifer Robinson, left, and Jessica Carmichael, right, outside the Loudoun County courthouse Thursday, May 3, 2018, in Leesburg, Va. A judge is scheduled to hear evidence on whether a drug possession charge in Virginia against McGowan should go forward. (AP Photo/Matthew Barakat)
May 04, 2018 - 6:25 am
LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — Actress Rose McGowan says the cocaine found in her Chanel wallet left behind on a United Airlines flight isn't hers. Nevertheless, McGowan could face indictment in Virginia on a felony drug-possession charge after a judge found probable cause Thursday to send the case to a...
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FILE - In this April 28, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during the National Rifle Association-ILA Leadership Forum, in Atlanta. As NRA prepares to gather for its 147th annual meeting in Dallas, the political landscape has changed considerably in the past year. Even with a GOP-led Congress and a gun-friendly president in the White House, its agenda has stalled. And a new generation seems to have the upper hand in pushing for gun-control after several deadly mass shootings. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart File)
May 04, 2018 - 5:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Back for a return engagement, President Donald Trump's address to the National Rifle Association on Friday comes after he temporarily strayed from the group's strong opposition to tougher gun controls following the school shooting in Parkland, Florida — only to rapidly return to...
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FILE - In this May 27, 2017 file photo, director Roman Polanski poses for photographers during the photo call for the film "Based On A True Story," at the 70th international film festival, Cannes, southern France. Polanski has been a member of the film academy for 41 years since pleading guilty to unlawful sex with a minor in 1977, but that came to an end Thursday, May 3, 2018, when the organization behind the Oscars expelled both him and Bill Cosby from its ranks. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
May 04, 2018 - 2:43 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Until Thursday, Roman Polanski had been a film academy member for over 40 years since pleading guilty to unlawful sex with a minor in 1977. In his 40 years as a fugitive the "Chinatown" and "Rosemary's Baby" filmmaker had been nominated for three additional Oscars, one for "Tess...
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FILE - In this April 28, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during the National Rifle Association-ILA Leadership Forum, in Atlanta. As NRA prepares to gather for its 147th annual meeting in Dallas, the political landscape has changed considerably in the past year. Even with a GOP-led Congress and a gun-friendly president in the White House, its agenda has stalled. And a new generation seems to have the upper hand in pushing for gun-control after several deadly mass shootings. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart File)
May 04, 2018 - 1:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Back for a return engagement, President Donald Trump's address to the National Rifle Association on Friday comes after he temporarily strayed from the group's strong opposition to tougher gun controls following the school shooting in Parkland, Florida — only to rapidly return to...
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FILE - In this April 28, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during the National Rifle Association-ILA Leadership Forum, in Atlanta. As NRA prepares to gather for its 147th annual meeting in Dallas, the political landscape has changed considerably in the past year. Even with a GOP-led Congress and a gun-friendly president in the White House, its agenda has stalled. And a new generation seems to have the upper hand in pushing for gun-control after several deadly mass shootings. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart File)
May 04, 2018 - 1:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is set to address the National Rifle Association just two months after declaring that he would stand up to the powerful gun lobby following a deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida. He later backpedaled on that tough talk. On Friday, Trump will speak to...
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FIEL - In this Nov. 17, 2015, file photo, musical artist R. Kelly performs the national anthem before an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Atlanta Hawks in New York. R. Kelly says boycotting his music because of the sexual misconduct allegations against him amounts to a "public lynching." Bill Cosby's people say the comedian's conviction was a lynching, too. And Kanye West has been tweeting lynching imagery to assure fans he won’t be silenced. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
May 04, 2018 - 1:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — R. Kelly says boycotting his music because of the sexual abuse allegations against him amounts to a "public lynching." Bill Cosby's people say his conviction was a lynching, too. Kanye West, in trying to defend his inflammatory comments about slavery, has been tweeting lynching...
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This undated, file image provided by the Georgia Department of Corrections shows death-row inmate Robert Butts Jr., who is convicted of robbing and killing an off-duty prison guard. A trial witness has acknowledged giving false testimony that Butts confessed to being the triggerman in a 1996 shotgun slaying for which he is to be executed this week, the inmate's attorneys said in court documents Tuesday, May 1. (Georgia Department of Corrections via AP, File)
May 04, 2018 - 1:09 am
JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — Georgia is preparing to execute a man Friday evening who was convicted of robbing and killing an off-duty prison guard 22 years ago after approaching him for a ride outside a Walmart store. Robert Earl Butts Jr., 40, is scheduled to die at 7 p.m. Friday by injection of the...
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