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SYDNEY | Rush might ‘never work again,’ lawyer says

SYDNEY — Australian actor Geoffrey Rush, who is claiming millions of dollars in defamation damages over a newspaper report he behaved inappropriately toward a female co-star, might never work again, his lawyer told a court Friday. Wrapping up Rush’s case against Sydney’s Daily Telegraph newspaper and journalist Jonathan Moran, lawyer Bruce McClintock said “there is … Continue reading SYDNEY | Rush might ‘never work again,’ lawyer says

WASHINGTON | Trump attends Kavanaugh ceremony at Supreme Court

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump has visited the Supreme Court for the ceremonial swearing-in of new Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The president and first lady Melania Trump also met privately with the justices before Thursday’s brief courtroom ceremony. Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker took part in the ceremony for an invitation-only crowd that included Senate Majority Leader … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump attends Kavanaugh ceremony at Supreme Court

WASHINGTON | Senate near Kavanaugh approval after epic struggle

WASHINGTON— Democrats and demonstrators vented rage and resistance but the Senate rolled toward approving Brett Kavanaugh‘s Supreme Court nomination Saturday as President Donald Trump and Republicans approached an election-season triumph in the most electrifying confirmation battle in years. Capping a venomous struggle that transfixed Americans when it veered into claims that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted women … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Senate near Kavanaugh approval after epic struggle

LOS ANGELES | Henry Winkler wins Emmy 42 years after first nomination

LOS ANGELES— Henry Winkler won the first Emmy of his career on Monday, more than four decades after he was first nominated for his role as The Fonz in “Happy Days.” The 72-year-old Winkler looked bowled over when he won for best supporting actor in a comedy series on Monday for his role as Gene … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Henry Winkler wins Emmy 42 years after first nomination

PHILADELPHIA | Queen Latifah to be honored with Marian Anderson Award

PHILADELPHIA — Queen Latifah will be honored with an award named for a pioneering opera singer. The Marian Anderson Award is given in Philadelphia to “critically acclaimed artists who have impacted society in a positive way.” Anderson was the first black singer to perform at the Metropolitan Opera. Mayor Jim Kenney announced Tuesday that the … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Queen Latifah to be honored with Marian Anderson Award

BERLIN | Putin dances at Austria wedding before meeting Merkel

BERLIN  — Russian President Vladimir Putin made a flying visit to Austria to attend the wedding of the country’s foreign minister Saturday before heading to Berlin for talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Austrian authorities imposed tight security measures around the site of the ceremony near the southern border with Slovenia, where Foreign Minister Karin … Continue reading BERLIN | Putin dances at Austria wedding before meeting Merkel

BERLIN | Putin attends Austria wedding, to meet Merkel for gas talks

BERLIN— Russian President Vladimir Putin is flying to Austria to attend the wedding Saturday of the country’s foreign minister, before heading to Berlin for talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Austrian authorities have imposed tight security measures around the site of the ceremony near the southern town of Graz of Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl, who … Continue reading BERLIN | Putin attends Austria wedding, to meet Merkel for gas talks

New Kansas governor faces skeptical lawmakers, schools fight

TOPEKA, Kan/January 31, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Republican Jeff Colyer prepared to take over as Kansas’ next governor Wednesday facing a skeptical GOP-controlled Legislature that is deeply divided over a court order to increase state spending on public schools. Ahead of Colyer’s swearing-in, a top Republican lawmaker urged him to push for a long-term settlement of ongoing legal … Continue reading New Kansas governor faces skeptical lawmakers, schools fight