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Guilty on 2 counts - ABC News

The jury reached a verdict in the New York rape trial of Harvey Weinstein , the disgraced former Hollywood mega-producer. Weinstein, 67, was found guilty of criminal sexual assault and of rape in the third degree. He was found not guilty of the more serious charges of predatory sexual assault and of rape in the first degree. The judge in the case remanded Weinstein into custody without bail, against his attorneys' request. Attorney Donna ... Full story

World planking record set by ex-marine, aged 62 News

Image caption Hood started planking in 2011. A 62-year-old former US Marine has broken the world planking record with a time of eight hours, 15 minutes and 15 seconds. George Hood set the record for The Longest Male Abdominal Plank in Chicago, according to Guinness World Records. He surpassed the previous record of eight hours, one minute, set by Mao Weidong in China in 2016. Hood says he did around 2,100 hours of planking in preparation. He ... Full story

US State Department urges travelers to avoid any water-based travel in Asia

(CNN) — In yet another blow to the troubled cruise industry, US travelers are being urged to steer clear of Asia's waters. On Monday, the State Department advised cruise ship travelers to or within Asia to reconsider their trips, saying in a statement on its website , "This is a dynamic situation and US citizens traveling by ship may be impacted by travel restrictions affecting their itineraries or ability to disembark, or may be subject to ... Full story

As coronavirus cases surge worldwide, Dow plummets 700 points

The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted more than 700 points on Monday as the number of coronavirus infections around the world have surged. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq also tumbled Monday morning, by more than 2.6% and 3%, respectively. As markets opened Monday, the Dow was down more than 900 points after reports that the worldwide death toll from the novel coronavirus had risen to 2,612. A vast majority of those deaths -- more than 2,500 -- ... Full story

Seven claims about India fact-checked - BBC News

President Trump kicked off a visit to India with an address to tens of thousands of people in a cricket stadium in Ahmedabad, in the state of Gujarat. The speech praised India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi and highlighted the success of recent policies to improve the country. We looked at some of the claims. CLAIM 1: TRUMP SAID: "SINCE THE TURN OF THE CENTURY, THE SIZE OF THE INDIAN ECONOMY HAS GROWN OVER SIX TIMES IN SIZE.". Reality check: ... Full story

Sanders unveils $1.5tn universal childcare plan

Image caption Bernie Sanders is a self-proclaimed Democratic socialist. Fresh off a decisive caucus win in Nevada, US Democratic frontrunner Bernie Sanders has unveiled a $1.5tn (£1.1tn) universal childcare plan. It promises free childcare and early education, funded by a wealth tax. It comes ahead of Tuesday's Democratic debate in South Carolina - the next state to vote to choose a candidate to face Donald Trump in November. The contest is ... Full story

With Warren and Klobuchar fading, the U.S. is lagging on female leadership

Rachel B. Vogelstein is the Douglas Dillon senior fellow and director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations and a professor at Georgetown Law School. Alexandra Bro is a research associate at the Women and Foreign Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations. As the race for the Democratic nomination heats up , the chances of the two remaining women appear to be fading. As Bernie Sanders and Pete ... Full story

20,000 People Will Pack LA’s Staples Center To Pay Tribute To Kobe And Gianna Bryant Today

- Share to facebook - Share to linkedin. Thousands will pay tribute to Kobe and Gianna 'Gigi' Bryant at a 'Celebration of Life' memorial on ... [+] Getty Images. Topline : Family, fellow players and thousands of basketball fans are expected to pack LA’s Staples Center to pay tribute to sporting giant Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gigi, a rising basketball star, following their shock deaths in a helicopter crash last month. - It is not yet known ... Full story

NASA space telescope spots a double star system with an alter ego

Feb. 24, 2020, 3:53 PM UTC / Source: A volatile double star system appears to change its behavior rapidly and unpredictably like a cosmic story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. This stellar duo, known as Terzan 5 CX1, lies roughly 19,000 light-years from Earth in a dense collection of stars, or globular cluster , called Terzan 5. The pair consists of a neutron star — an extremely dense remnant of a supernova explosion — and a smaller, ... Full story

Sony unveils its first 5G smartphone – TechCrunch

Sony announces a camera-centric phone, Microsoft offers more details about the next Xbox and a liquid biopsy startup raises $165 million. Here’s your Daily Crunch for February 24, 2020. 1. Sony announces its first 5G flagship, the triple lens Xperia 1 II. Sony has announced its first 5G smartphone: The Xperia 1 II — for the curious or confused, it’s pronounced “Xperia One, Mark Two.”. As ever with Sony — a major B2B supplier of image sensors to ... Full story