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TOKYO  | Philip Morris woos puff-happy Japan for post-smoking era

TOKYO  — Philip Morris, maker of Marlboro and other major cigarette brands, is maneuvering to keep itself in business in a post-smoking world with an advertising blitz in puff-happy Japan and other tobacco-loving markets. One of the biggest purveyors of tobacco products, it says making the world “smoke free” is its goal. The company is … Continue reading TOKYO  | Philip Morris woos puff-happy Japan for post-smoking era

MANCHESTER, England | Ronaldo defends himself against rape accusation

MANCHESTER, England — Speaking publicly for the first time since being accused of rape, Cristiano Ronaldo defended himself against the allegation and said Monday he is confident the truth will come out in the case. The soccer superstar has been accused of rape in the United States. Kathryn Mayorga filed a civil lawsuit last month … Continue reading MANCHESTER, England | Ronaldo defends himself against rape accusation

LAS VEGAS | The Latest: Lawyers want proof that documents altered

LAS VEGAS — The Latest on a Nevada woman’s allegation that soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo raped her at a Las Vegas hotel in 2009 (all times PDT): 2:45 p.m. Attorneys for a Nevada woman accusing Cristiano Ronaldo of rape say the soccer star’s legal team should turn over evidence about the origin of documents cited … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | The Latest: Lawyers want proof that documents altered

ST. PAUL, Minn. | APNewsBreak: Attorney: Ellison abuse claim unsubstantiated

ST. PAUL, Minn. — An ex-girlfriend’s allegation that Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison once physically abused her could not be substantiated because she refused to provide video she said she had of the incident, an attorney hired to investigate the claims concluded in a draft report obtained Monday by The Associated Press. The report was compiled … Continue reading ST. PAUL, Minn. | APNewsBreak: Attorney: Ellison abuse claim unsubstantiated

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Witnesses do not exonerate Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON— Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his Senate supporters misrepresented the record when they stated that three witnesses refuted Christine Blasey Ford’s allegation that he sexually assaulted her at a party more than 30 years ago. The three swore they had no recollection of the party — providing no support for Ford’s accusations laid … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Witnesses do not exonerate Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON | Republicans sideline veteran prosecutor who questioned Ford

WASHINGTON  — With Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony over, Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee sidelined the woman they brought in to question Ford about her allegation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers. Republican senators, largely silent while Ford was in the witness chair, aggressively defended Kavanaugh after the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Republicans sideline veteran prosecutor who questioned Ford

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Kavanaugh’s claim of exoneration

WASHINGTON  — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh misrepresented the record Thursday when he stated that three witnesses have refuted Christine Blasey Ford’s allegation that he sexually assaulted her at a party more than 30 years ago. The three swore they had no recollection of the party — providing no support for Ford’s accusations laid out … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Kavanaugh’s claim of exoneration