COPS TAKING FRESH LOOK AT WEINSTEIN
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
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