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Women urge jail until trial for Epstein as judge weighs bail

Women urge jail until trial for Epstein as judge weighs bail

NEW YORK — Two Jeffrey Epstein accusers urged a judge Monday to keep the wealthy financier behind bars until he goes on trial on federal charges that he sexually abused underage girls.
Final blast of torrential rains unleashed by weakened Barry

Final blast of torrential rains unleashed by weakened Barry

NEW ORLEANS — Tropical Depression Barry spared New Orleans from catastrophic flooding, but it still swamped parts of Louisiana with up to 17 inches (43 centimetres ) of rain and transformed part of the Mississippi Delta into "an ocean.
China's growth cools further as tariff war pressures mount

China's growth cools further as tariff war pressures mount

BEIJING — China's economic growth sank to its lowest level in at least 26 years in the quarter ending in June, adding to pressure on Chinese leaders as they fight a tariff war with Washington. The world's second-largest economy grew 6.
'Many people agree with me': Trump digs in on racist tweets

'Many people agree with me': Trump digs in on racist tweets

WASHINGTON — Unbowed by searing criticism, President Donald Trump on Monday emphatically defended his tweet calling on four Democratic congresswomen of colour to go back to their "broken and crime infested" countries.
Barbie goes glam rock to honour David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust

Barbie goes glam rock to honour David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust

NEW YORK — Barbie has been many things over the years. Now, she's dressed as Ziggy Stardust.
Diddy's 'Making the Band' officially coming back to TV

Diddy's 'Making the Band' officially coming back to TV

NEW YORK — Diddy's "Making the Band" is officially coming back to TV. The music mogul announced Monday that the hit series, where he discovered groups including platinum-sellers Danity Kane, would return to MTV in 2020.
Australian model sentenced for airline flight disturbance

Australian model sentenced for airline flight disturbance

LOS ANGELES — An Australian model has been sentenced in Los Angeles to community service and probation but no prison time for slapping a flight attendant and going on an obscene tirade during a flight. U.S. District Judge Cormac J.

Police: Rapper accused of throwing meth off balcony arrested

ATLANTA — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says an Alabama rapper accused of throwing $250,000 dollars' worth of methamphetamine off an apartment balcony during a raid has been arrested.
Judge combines R. Kelly hearings in separate federal cases

Judge combines R. Kelly hearings in separate federal cases

CHICAGO — A federal court hearing for R&B singer R. Kelly has been pushed back a day and will instead be held Tuesday when the singer was expected to be arraigned.
Boxing champ Pernell Whitaker dies; hit by car in Virginia

Boxing champ Pernell Whitaker dies; hit by car in Virginia

Pernell Whitaker, an Olympic gold medallist and four division champion who was regarded as one of the greatest defensive fighters ever, has died after being hit by a car in Virginia. He was 55.
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