COPS TAK­ING FRESH LOOK AT WE­IN­STEIN

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NEW YORK — De­tec­tives in New York City and Lon­don are tak­ing a fresh look into sex­ual as­sault al­le­ga­tions against Har­vey We­in­stein now that some 30 women have ac­cused the Hol­ly­wood film pro­ducer of in­ap­pro­pri­ate con­duct.

Mean­while, Ac­tress Rose Mc­Gowan, who has long sug­gested that We­in­stein sex­u­ally as­saulted her, tweeted Thurs­day that “HW raped me.” The ini­tials were an ap­par­ent ref­er­ence to We­in­stein, and The Hol­ly­wood Re­porter said the ac­tress con­firmed to them that she was re­fer­ring to the film mogul. “Any al­le­ga­tions of non­con­sen­sual sex are un­equiv­o­cally de­nied by Mr. We­in­stein,” We­in­stein’s rep­re­sen­ta­tive Sal­lie Hofmeis­ter said Thurs­day.

On Thurs­day, ac­tress Kate Beck­in­sale re­counted that she was 17 when We­in­stein greeted her in his bathrobe. AP

Kelly ‘ not quit­ting . . . not get­ting fired’

WASH­ING­TON — White House Chief of Staff John Kelly in­sisted Thurs­day he’s not quit­ting or be­ing fired — for now.

“Un­less things change, I’m not quit­ting, I’m not get­ting fired and I don’t think I’ll fire any­one to­mor­row,” the re­tired Marine Corps gen­eral and for­mer sec­re­tary of home­land se­cu­rity told re­porters at the daily White House briefing. “I don’t think I’m be­ing fired to­day, and I’m not so frus­trated in this job that I’m think­ing of leav­ing,” he said.

He added, “I would tell you, this is the hard­est job I’ve ever had. In my view, the most im­por­tant job I’ve ever had.” AP

Man charged in Ind. postal pipe bomb

Au­thor­i­ties said a man who sent a pipe bomb in a pack­age that caused an ex­plo­sion last month at a post of­fice in In­di­ana was cap­tured af­ter he tried to send an­other sus­pi­cious pack­age through the mail.

Eric P. Krieg, 45, of Mun­ster, In­di­ana, was charged Thurs­day with know­ing pos­ses­sion of a de­struc­tive de­vice, and trans­port­ing ex­plo­sive ma­te­ri­als, ac­cord­ing to the U. S. at­tor­ney’s of­fice for the North­ern District of In­di­ana. Krieg mailed a pack­age that ex­ploded about 6 p. m. on Sept. 6 at the U. S. Post Of­fice branch at 901 E. Chicago Ave. in East Chicago, ac­cord­ing to the FBI and fed­eral pros­e­cu­tors. Af­ter he mailed an­other “sus­pi­cious pack­age” on Sept. 29, au­thor­i­ties searched his home and later ar­rested him, pros­e­cu­tors said. Nader Issa

Mich. aims to pre­vent soda taxes

LANS­ING, Mich. — Lo­cal taxes on food and bev­er­ages would be banned in Michi­gan un­der leg­is­la­tion likely to be signed into law by Gov. Rick Sny­der. AP

Viet­nam gets high PBS view­er­ship

Roughly 13 mil­lion peo­ple saw the first episode of PBS’ doc­u­men­tary “The Viet­nam War,” a se­ries pro­duced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, the big­gest au­di­ence for a PBS pro­gram since the fi­nale of “Down­ton Abbey” in March 2016. Burns said it was a tremen­dous honor so many watched. AP

John Kelly

Har­vey We­in­stein

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