Major media players start commission for sexual misconduct

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2017 file photo, Kathleen Kennedy arrives at the 24th annual ELLE Women in Hollywood Awards at the Four Seasons Hotel Beverly Hills, in Los Angeles. Hollywood executives and other major players in entertainment have established a commission to be chaired by Anita Hill that intends to combat sexual misconduct and gender inequities across the industry. The group grew out of a meeting called by "Star Wars" producer Kennedy and several other prominent women in the entertainment industry. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The biggest figures and institutions in entertainment have established a commission to be chaired by Anita Hill that intends to combat sexual misconduct and inequality in the industry in the wake of the huge wave of revelations spurred by allegations against Harvey Weinstein.

N. Korea unmoved as world unites against its nuke ambitions

North Korean Ambassador to the United Nations Ja Song Nam speaks during a high level Security Council meeting on the situation in North Korea, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea’s friends and enemies joined forces Friday in opposing its determination to be recognized as a nuclear weapons state and calling on leader Kim Jong Un to negotiate the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula — but the North gave no sign of budging on its nuclear ambitions.

AP-NORC Poll: Americans pessimistic about Trump, country

President Donald Trump listens people speak in support of Republican tax policy reform, during an event in the Grand Foyer of the White House, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, in Washington. Americans are painting a pessimistic view of the country and President Donald Trump as 2017 comes to a close. That’s according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The survey shows less than a quarter of Americans think Trump has made good on the pledges he made to voters while running for president. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump frequently casts his first year in office as a string of successes and campaign promises fulfilled. But less than a quarter of Americans think Trump has made good on the pledges he made to voters while running for president, according to a new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

Strong earthquake rattles Indonesia’s Java island; 2 dead

Patients are evacuated outside a hospital following an earthquake in Banyumas, Central Java, Indonesia, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. A strong earthquake shook the island of Java just before midnight Friday triggering a tsunami warning for parts of the main island's coastline. (AP Photo/Agus Fitrah)

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong earthquake shook Indonesia’s densely populated Java island on Friday night, killing two people and severely damaging dozens of homes near the epicenter.

Tax bill guts unpopular ‘Obamacare’ insurance mandate

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, talks to reporters at the Capitol after Republicans signed the conference committee report to advance the GOP tax bill, in Washington, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans didn’t get their wish to repeal former President Barack Obama’s health care law, but the tax bill barreling toward a final vote in Congress guts its most unpopular provision, the requirement that virtually all Americans carry health insurance.

With obesity on rise, Paris reflects on mirrored ‘fatphobia’

American writer, photographer, and activist, best known for being part of the body positive movement, Jes Baker, delivers a speech during a day against fat phobia in Paris, France, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. Paris, the seat of global luxury industries and one of the world's most image-conscious cities, is looking at its contradictions in the mirror with rising obesity levels and is launching a campaign against an often disregarded kind of discrimination: sizeism. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

PARIS (AP) — France gave the world butter croissants and foie gras, yet it has often been a place where being overweight was seen as almost sinful.

China, Britain pledge cooperation as UK leaves EU

Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond, second from right, and Chinese Vice Premier Ma Kai, center, pose with delegates during the UK-China Economic Financial Dialogue at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. (Fred Dufour/Pool Photo via AP)

BEIJING (AP) — Britain and China pledged Saturday to promote London as a center for offshore use of Beijing’s currency and cooperate in clean energy research and promoting trade as the United Kingdom prepares to leave the European Union.

Inflammatory letter sheds light on Uber’s alleged misconduct

FILE - This March 1, 2017, file photo shows an exterior view of the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco. A former Uber security specialist fired earlier this year made the explosive allegations in a 37-page letter seeking a big payoff for being forced out. The letter was unsealed Friday, Dec. 15, by a federal judge. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former Uber security specialist accused the company of dispatching a team of spies to steal its rivals’ trade secrets and using shady tactics to thwart its competition in the ride-hailing market, according an inflammatory letter unsealed Friday by a federal judge.

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