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Celebrity chef Mario Batali acquitted of sexually assaulting woman in Boston

Celebrity chef Mario Batali acquitted of sexually assaulting woman in Boston

BOSTON, May 10 (Reuters) – Chief Mario Batali was acquitted on Tuesday of sexually assaulting a woman at a Boston bar in 2017 while posing with her for fan “selfie” photos, with the judge doubting the credibility of the accuser in the latest # MeToo era trial involving a US celebrity accused of misconduct toward …

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Black hole hunters cast gaze at center of the Milky Way galaxy

Black hole hunters cast gaze at center of the Milky Way galaxy

WASHINGTON, May 10 (Reuters) – Residing at the center of our spiral-shaped Milky Way galaxy is a beast – a supermassive black hole possessing 4 million times the mass of our sun and consuming any material including gas, dust and stars straying within its huge gravitational pull. Scientists have been using the Event Horizon Telescope …

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Mario Batali: Woman who accused the celebrity chef of groping her testifies in criminal trial

Mario Batali: Woman who accused the celebrity chef of groping her testifies in criminal trial

Natali Tene said she posed for photos with Batali while, out-of-frame, he took advantage of the star-struck patron as she was standing close to him for the photos. “His right hand is all over my breasts, all over my rear end, all between my legs,” Tene said. “I’ve never been grabbed like that before… squeezing …

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Rapper Young Thug, associates arrested for violating the RICO act

Rapper Young Thug, associates arrested for violating the RICO act

article Young Thug performs onstage at ‘Samsung Galaxy + Billboard’ during the 2022 SXSW Conference and Festivals at Waterloo Park on March 17, 2022 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Amy E. Price/Getty Images for SXSW) ATLANTA – A popular Atlanta rapper, who was arrested Monday in Buckhead, was among 28 people listed in an 88-page …

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Man accused of tackling comic Dave Chappelle on stage is charged with assault

Man accused of tackling comic Dave Chappelle on stage is charged with assault

LOS ANGELES, May 4 (Reuters) – The man accused of tackling comedian Dave Chappelle to the stage floor during a performance at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles was charged on Wednesday with felony assault with a deadly weapon. The attack on Chappelle, 48, occurred Tuesday night during a sold-out appearance by the Emmy-winning entertainer …

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Bird flu puts organic chickens into lockdown from Pennsylvania to France

Bird flu puts organic chickens into lockdown from Pennsylvania to France

CHICAGO/PARIS, May 2 (Reuters) – Organic and free-range chickens have been thrown into lockdown. Egg-laying hens that normally have access to the outdoors can no longer roam as freely or feel the sun on their beaks as some US and European farmers temporarily keep flocks inside during lethal outbreaks of bird flu, according to egg …

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Minnesota hospitals report cases of sudden hepatitis in children

Minnesota hospitals report cases of sudden hepatitis in children

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – A puzzling outbreak of a sudden liver disease in children has been confirmed in Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Health confirmed they are investigating several cases of hepatitis in children reported by hospital systems. M Health Fairview confirmed they have reported at least two cases of hepatitis from an unknown origin. …

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First all-private astronaut team aboard space station undocks for flight home

First all-private astronaut team aboard space station undocks for flight home

April 24 (Reuters) – The first all-private astronaut team ever to fly aboard the International Space Station (ISS) departed the orbiting outpost on Sunday to begin a descent back to Earth, capping a two-week science mission hailed as a milestone in commercial spaceflight. A SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule carrying the four-man team from the Houston-based …

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The case for testing Pfizer's Paxlovid for treating long COVID

The case for testing Pfizer’s Paxlovid for treating long COVID

Two long COVID patients recover after Paxlovid treatment Side effects, safety issues need to be studied CHICAGO, April 18 (Reuters) – Reports of two patients who found relief from long COVID after taking Pfizer Inc’s (PFE.N) antiviral Paxlovid, including a researcher who tested it on herself, provide intriguing evidence for clinical trials to help those …

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Omicron infection induces limited immune response in unvaccinated;  COVID hospital deaths rise on weekends

Omicron infection induces limited immune response in unvaccinated; COVID hospital deaths rise on weekends

Test tube labeled “COVID-19 Omicron variant test positive” is seen in this illustration picture taken January 15, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register April 18 (Reuters) – The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that warrants further study to corroborate the findings …

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