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Harvey Weinstein: Salma Hayek alleges he threatened to kill her

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The actress is the latest to come forward with allegations against the Hollywood mogul.

Alabama election: Trump says Senate loss proves him right

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Republican candidate Roy Moore suffered a shock defeat to Democrat Doug Jones in Alabama.

Steve Bannon: Republican knives out for ex-Trump aide

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He "looks like some kind of disheveled drunk that wandered onto the political stage" a congressman said.

US Federal Reserve raises interest rates again

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The US central bank has moved to increase interest rates for the third time this year.

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Polygamist sect leader Jeff Warrens jailed for food fraud scheme

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Officials say Lyle Jeffs sold his followers' food stamps to pay for his expensive lifestyle.

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Texas mother suspected of subjecting son to 13 surgeries

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Kaylene Bowen said the boy had cancer and needed a transplant, but medics concluded he was healthy.

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Republicans say FBI officials' texts show anti-Trump bias on Mueller team

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The texts were between operatives who later investigated alleged Russian links to Trump's campaign.

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'Humbling defeat'

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Some Republicans see the election as a 'humbling defeat', while others have turned defensive.

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Omarosa Manigault Newman to leave White House next month

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The White House said Omarosa Manigault Newman was off to "pursue other opportunities".

USA Today editorial says Trump unfit to clean Obama's toilet

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USA Today's unusually savage opinion also charged the president with an "utter lack of morality".

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Clooney gave 14 pals $1m each in cases

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The actor gave gifts to 14 of his closest pals in 2013, reveals his friend Rande Gerber.

'Feminism' is Merriam-Webster dictionary's word of year

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Women's marches and the #MeToo campaign help make the choice of a leading US dictionary.

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Alabama election: Democrat Jones defeats Roy Moore in Senate upset

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Doug Jones wins a Senate seat for Alabama after a bitter campaign against Trump-backed Roy Moore.

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US helicopter part crashes on Japanese school in Okinawa

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It's the latest incident angering locals who are calling for all US troops to leave the island.

06

US ready for North Korea talks without preconditions, says Tillerson

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But hours later the White House says Trump's views "had not changed" and N Korea must first disarm.

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Tillerson's takeaway

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The secretary of state appeared to soften his tone on North Korea at a Washington policy speech.

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Disney set to seal $60bn 21st Century Fox takeover

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A sale of Rupert Murdoch's entertainment assets could be confirmed as soon as Thursday, reports say.

Tuesday, Dec 12

Alabama Senate election: Roy Moore faces verdict of voters

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President Trump's populist brand faces a test as he backs a Republican accused of child abuse.

New York bombing suspect Akayed Ullah warned Trump on Facebook

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Akayed Ullah, 27, faces a series of terror charges over Monday's bus terminal attack in New York.

Trump accused of 'slut shaming' Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

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The president said Kirsten Gillibrand, a Democrat, "would do anything" for campaign cash.

Alabama Senate race: Trump records message for Roy Moore

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The vote could alter the balance of power in the Senate ahead of next year's mid-term elections.

Monday, Dec 11

US flood risk 'severely underestimated'

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More than three times as many Americans are at risk of having their homes flooded than federal maps show.

New York Port Authority attack: Man held after Manhattan blast

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A Bangladeshi man is being held after a blast wounded several people at Port Authority bus terminal.

Trump sex harassment accusers demand congressional inquiry

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Three women repeat claims the president groped, fondled, forcibly kissed and humiliated them.

California's Thomas Fire scorches area larger than New York City

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The Thomas fire is the fifth largest blaze in recorded state history and has grown significantly.

Sunday, Dec 10

Tributes to Carrie Fisher at Last Jedi premiere

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Stormtroopers, an AT-AT Walker and a panoply of droids brought the Star Wars universe to downtown LA.

Trump's Jerusalem move: Arab allies attack decision

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Key allies are among Arab countries who condemn the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

California wildfires: Governor brands fires 'new normal'

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Governor Jerry Brown's comments come as firefighters begin to take control of the vast wildfires.

Saturday, Dec 9

Dustin Hoffman faces new sex abuse allegation

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Actor Kathryn Rossetter says she suffered an "abusive experience" during a Broadway play in 1984.

California wildfires: Businesses face ruin as blaze rages

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The fire, which has forced thousands from their homes, has damaged swathes of avocado farmland.