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Ed Sheeran announces Snow Patrol, Anne-Marie and Lauv joining him on tour

Greg WilliamsEd Sheeran has picked the supporting acts for his upcoming North American stadium tour.

The trek, which kicks off in August, will feature special guests Snow Patrol on all dates, Anne-Marie from August through September, and Lauv from October through November.

Anne-Marie and Lauv have both joined Ed on tour before, with Anne-Marie supporting him on the European leg of his Divide tour last year and Lauv joining him for the tour’s Asian leg. Anne-Marie and Ed also collaborated on her new single, “2002.”

It only makes sense that Snow Patrol would join the tour as well. Ed has long been pals with the band. Snow Patrol’s Johnny McDaid co-wrote Ed’s hit “Shape of You,” among others.

The North American Divide tour starts August 18 in Pasadena, California and wraps November 10 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Adam Levine and James Corden get pulled over by police in latest “Carpool Karaoke”

Terence Patrick/CBS Broadcasting, Inc. Adam Levine joined James Corden on a car ride through Los Angeles on The Late Late Show’s latest edition of “Carpool Karaoke” on Thursday, and the two had a run-in with the law. 

While belting Maroon 5‘s sultry “She Will Be Loved,” they were interrupted by police sirens. The officer shouted from the window that he wanted Levine to sing him a song. When Corden pulled over, the officer pulled up beside them and just told the two to be careful.

Levine kept his cool, but Corden had a full-fledged panic attack. 

“I completely panicked to my absolute core,” he said. 

That didn’t stop the two from continuing to sing some of Maroon 5’s biggest hits, including “Sugar,” “Moves Like Jagger,” and the band’s latest single, “Wait.”

During the joyride, Levine told Corden that he is a born and raised Angelino but doesn’t want his daughters growing up sounding like Los Angeles stereotypes. If his daughters did, Levine said he would tell them, “You sound like a f***ing moron. Don’t do that.”

Levine also told Corden that he loves to race cars, so Corden took him to the racetrack to have a friendly competition — despite the officer’s warning earlier. 

Corden drove the track pretty sloppily at full speed, driving onto the grass a number of times. But, when Levine got in the driver’s seat he had an added obstacle: Corden asked him a series of general knowledge questions. 

“Who is the queen married to?” Corden screamed over the screeching tires.

“The king.”

“What school does Harry Potter attend?”

“I’m not a f***ing nerd, so I don’t know,” Levine quipped. 

Maroon 5 kicks off their tour May 30. The Late Late Show with James Corden airs weeknights on CBS.

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As Shawn Mendes releases his new album, collaborator Julia Michaels says he “just wants to tell everybody where he’s at in life”

Island RecordsShawn Mendes releases his self-titled third album today, and critics are hailing it as the 19-year-old singer/songwriter’s most mature and honest work yet.  But Shawn didn’t create the album all by himself — he got some help from collaborators like John Mayer, Ed Sheeran, Ryan Tedder and Julia Michaels, who says working on the project was “amazing.”

“I mean, he just, he wants to tell everybody about what he’s going through and what he’s doing and where he’s at in life,” Julia tells ABC Radio. “And I’m just happy I get to be a part of that story.” 

Julia co-wrote two songs on the album: “Nervous” and “Like to Be You;” she also duets with him on the latter song.  In a “making-of” video, Shawn talks about his admiration for Julia’s “incredible” talents, calling her “this ball of emotion that is kind of uncontrollable.”

“She feels sadness and she feels happiness and she feels love and heartbreak all kind of at the same time,” he marvels.

As for his own feelings, they’re most evident on the album’s lead single, “In My Blood,” which is about his struggles with anxiety.

“That song’s definitely…the most important song off of the album,” Shawn explains in the “making of” video. “It’s my most vulnerable song….it was very hard at first to figure out how…to be super-raw with my emotions and to say it exactly how it was without making it feel too aggressive or too scary or whatever.”

He adds, “I realized in that day, while creating the song, that the best way to write music, for me personally, was to say exactly how I felt.”

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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Harvey Weinstein charged with three felony sex crimes by New York prosecutors

Harvey Weinstein, center, being taken into NYPD custody; Steven Ferdman/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Harvey Weinstein has been charged with three felony sex crimes by New York City prosecutors.

The disgraced movie producer faces one count each of first-degree rape, first-degree criminal sexual act, and third-degree rape.

The complaint accuses Weinstein of forcing one woman to perform oral sex on him between June and September of 2004, and of raping another woman on March 18, 2013.  The identities of the alleged victims were not revealed but the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office has been investigating Weinstein for allegedly raping one unidentified woman and forcing another, Lucia Evans, to perform oral sex on him. 

Weinstein’s bail was set at $1 million cash or $10 million bond.  He was also ordered to be fitted with a monitoring device and surrendered his passport, with orders not to travel beyond New York state or Connecticut without the court’s permission.

A temporary order of protection was also put in place, with Weinstein ordered to have no conduct with either of his accusers.  The district attorney’s office also encouraged “additional survivors and others with relevant information” to call the NYPD’s sex crimes hotline.

Shortly after his client was charged, Weinstein’s attorney, Ben Brafman, issued a statement, declaring “Mr. Weinstein has always maintained that he has never engaged in non-consensual sexual behavior with anyone. Nothing about today’s proceedings changes Mr. Weinstein’s position. He has entered a plea of Not Guilty and fully expects to be exonerated.”

Weinstein turned himself in to New York City police at the NYPD 1st Precinct in lower Manhattan just before 7:30 a.m. ET Friday. 

“The NYPD thanks these brave survivors for their courage to come forward and seek justice,” the NYPD said in a statement Friday morning.  “The arrest and ensuing charges are the result of a joint investigation between the NYPD and the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.  Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.”

Prosecutors drew up a criminal complaint to charge Weinstein Friday, even though an investigative grand jury is still convened.  Sources tell ABC News Weinstein’s legal team reached out to officials to arrange his early surrender, in part to avoid the spectacle of police arresting Weinstein elsewhere and transporting him back to New York.

Earlier Thursday, sources close to Weinstein said he will turn himself in to face sex charges against him in New York City. 

Since allegations of sexual misconduct against Weinstein came to light late last year, he has continued to deny any claims of non-consensual sex. Weinstein has since been fired from his film production company and expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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Report: “Logan” writer-director James Mangold working on Boba Fett “Star Wars” movie

Boba Fett takes aim at NY Comic Con/Photo: Alberto Vasari(LOS ANGELES) — Ahead of what’s supposed to be a successful opening weekend for Solo: A Star Wars Story, Lucasfilm is reportedly working on another stand-alone Star Wars film that follows bounty hunter Boba Fett — at least according to one industry trade.

James Mangold — who directed the Wolverine movie Logan and was nominated for a best adapted screenplay Oscar for it — is set to write and direct the Boba Fett film, The Hollywood Reporter notes.

For the record, Lucasfilm tells ABC News that it doesn’t comment on what amounts to “speculation.”

Boba Fett is a bounty hunter who was introduced on the big screen in the 1980 film Empire Strikes Back and reappeared in 1983’s Return of the Jedi — however, he first appeared in animated form in the much-maligned Star Wars Holiday Special in 1978.

The character grew to cult status despite having very little screen time. His battle-damaged armor, jet pack, and the fact that he was skilled enough to capture the galaxy’s coolest smuggler, Han Solo, quickly struck a chord with audiences. 

According to Star Wars lore, the pair tangled more than a few times before Solo’s capture, and that, coupled with the fact that Solo standalone star Aaron Ehrenreich has been signed on to multiple movies raises the possibility that his young Han Solo could appear in a Boba Fett film — IF one indeed is in the works.  

The movie would follow stand-alone films Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Solo: A Star Wars Story, which follows Han Solo and officially opens in theaters today.

Han Solo and Boba Fett aren’t the only characters to take center stage, though. Lucasfilm previously announced it will be developing a slew of films that each focus on a specific character from the Star Wars galaxy. A movie centered on Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi is already in development, with Stephen Daldry in talks to direct. Ewan McGregor, who portrayed the Jedi in the Star Wars prequels, has said he’d be
“happy” to return if asked.

Lucasfilm is owned by Disney, parent company of ABC News.

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UPDATED: Harvey Weinstein turns himself in to New York City police; charged with sex crimes

Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images(NEW YORK) — Harvey Weinstein turned himself in to police in New York City Friday morning and was charged with sex crimes.

Weinstein arrived at the NYPD 1st Precinct in lower Manhattan just before 7:30 a.m. ET. Shortly thereafter, the disgraced movie mogul was charged with four crimes, according to the NYPD: rape, criminal sex act, sex abuse, and sexual misconduct for incidents involving two separate women.

The identities of the alleged victims were not revealed but the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office has been investigating Weinstein for allegedly raping one unidentified woman and forcing another, Lucia Evans, to perform oral sex on him.

“The NYPD thanks these brave survivors for their courage to come forward and seek justice,” the NYPD said in a statement Friday morning.  “The arrest and ensuing charges are the result of a joint investigation between the NYPD and the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.  Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.”

Prosecutors drew up a criminal complaint to charge Weinstein Friday, even though an investigative grand jury is still convened.  Sources tell ABC News Weinstein’s legal team reached out to officials to arrange his early surrender, in part to avoid the spectacle of police arresting Weinstein elsewhere and transporting him back to New York.

Prosecutors are expected to ask for a high bail, and that Weinstein wear a monitoring device and surrender his passport.

Earlier Thursday, sources close to Weinstein said he will turn himself in to face sex charges against him in New York City.

Since allegations of sexual misconduct against Weinstein came to light late last year, he has continued to deny any claims of non-consensual sex. Weinstein has since been fired from his film production company and expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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Harvey Weinstein turned himself in to police in New York City Friday morning and was charged with sex crimes.

Weinstein arrived at the NYPD 1st Precinct in lower Manhattan just before 7:30 a.m. ET. Shortly thereafter, the disgraced movie mogul was charged with four crimes, according to the NYPD: rape, criminal sex act, sex abuse, and sexual misconduct for incidents involving two separate women.

The identities of the alleged victims were not revealed but the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office has been investigating Weinstein for allegedly raping one unidentified woman and forcing another, Lucia Evans, to perform oral sex on him.

“The NYPD thanks these brave survivors for their courage to come forward and seek justice,” the NYPD said in a statement Friday morning.  “The arrest and ensuing charges are the result of a joint investigation between the NYPD and the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.  Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.”

Prosecutors drew up a criminal complaint to charge Weinstein Friday, even though an investigative grand jury is still convened.  Sources tell ABC News Weinstein’s legal team reached out to officials to arrange his early surrender, in part to avoid the spectacle of police arresting Weinstein elsewhere and transporting him back to New York.

Prosecutors are expected to ask for a high bail, and that Weinstein wear a monitoring device and surrender his passport.

Earlier Thursday, sources close to Weinstein said he will turn himself in to face sex charges against him in New York City.

Since allegations of sexual misconduct against Weinstein came to light late last year, he has continued to deny any claims of non-consensual sex. Weinstein has since been fired from his film production company and expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

SPORTS NEWS

‘I get mad every time I watch it,’ NBA player says of video showing police using stun gun on him

Claus Andersen/Getty Images(MILWAUKEE) — NBA rookie Sterling Brown felt “defenseless” when police surrounded him in a parking lot, pulled him to the ground and tased him in an arrest for which the Milwaukee police chief apologized.

A day after police body camera video was released showing officers allegedly using excessive force on him over what was initially a parking violation, the 23-year-old Milwaukee Bucks’ player told “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts that he wants justice, not only for himself but for others who have experienced similar situations.

During the early morning hours on Jan. 26, Brown was parked illegally outside of a Walgreens drug store when he was approached by an officer wearing a body camera. “You don’t see the issue here? You’re not parked across three lanes?” the officer can be heard saying in the now-viral footage.

Brown said that he “initially didn’t see” the policeman until he “got right in front of the car” and was confronted by the officer.

“He told me to — get away from the car and all that,” Brown recalled. “And I’m asking … ‘What’s going on?’”

“I’m double parked,” he added. “But, you know … he called backup, and backup came.”

Six police vehicles soon arrived on the scene. “From there,” Brown told Roberts. “They surrounded me.”

In a police report of the incident, officers wrote that Brown was acting “very aggressive” and “physically resisted.” The video shows Brown standing calmly and attempting to comply with orders when officers swarmed him, forced him to the ground and used a stun gun on him in the drugstore parking lot in Milwaukee.

“I mean, everybody thought that … from the beginning, you know, thought I was combative, thought I was, you know, being aggressive,” Brown said.

He said watching the video and reliving the nightmare has only made him angry.

“I mean, I get mad every time I watch it, you know, ’cause I was defenseless, pretty much,” Brown told Roberts.

In the video, an officer repeatedly orders Brown to “back up,” before telling him “I will do what I want, alright? I own this right here.”

The officer accuses Brown of “being all badass with me” to which Brown replies “I ain’t got no problem.”

Other officers arrive on the scene and can be seen talking to Brown near his vehicle when one of the officers shouts for Brown to take his hands out of his pockets. Brown says that he has “stuff” in his pockets as several officers close in and take him to the ground. A scuffle ensues and an officer yells “Taser, Taser, Taser!” Brown can be heard moaning on the ground.

But Brown said the video doesn’t begin to show the frightening details he endured.

“The video shows no justice at what really happened,” Brown said. “Like, it’s a bodycam, it’s close, you can hear me screaming or what not. But anybody who’s been in that position knows how … how dirty it can get. So it’s … it’s tough every time I watch it.”

He recalled being “on the ground for about ten minutes.” Brown said that during that time, his thoughts were “How do I get home? How do I see my family?”

Physically, being tased “was a shock,” Brown said, adding that “you could hear it.”

“It came out of nowhere,” he recalled of the shock. “I tensed up instantly.”

He said he thinks it escalated so quickly because “they wanted to control the situation, they wanted to show their force, their power.”

He said he’s finally speaking out and pursuing legal action against the police department because he wants to send a message that what was done to him was not right.

“That’s why I’m … doing what I’m doing legally,” he said. “I’m here speaking to you, you know, just to draw attention to it and try to, you know, be that voice and try to help as many people as I can in this situation.”

“I mean whether I park illegally or not,” Brown said. “It shouldn’t have led to what it led to.”

“I could have just got a ticket, went home, paid however much money,” he added.

He said for a long time after the incident, he did not want what happened to him to be made public.

“I really didn’t want it to come out. I really didn’t want the video,” Brown said. “It’s just personal. Like, it’s personal business. You know, as I thought about it more … I mean I feel like why not? You know, why not be a voice for people who, you know, can’t say anything or can’t speak up for themselves?”

Brown was not charged with a crime as a result of the incident.

Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales said at a news conference held Wednesday that the officers involved “acted inappropriately” and were “recently disciplined.”

Morales did not detail what that discipline entailed and did not answer reporters’ questions.

“I am sorry this incident escalated to this level,” Morales said.

In a statement, the Milwaukee Police Association blamed the Brown incident on a “drastically understaffed” department. “Because officers are frequently mandated to work alone they are at greater risk to be compelled to use higher levels of force,” the statement reads. “Use of Force will never look pretty, but it is — unfortunately, a necessary component of policing. The cause or need for force is always dictated by the subject confronting the police officer.”

Brown said that instances similar to what happened to him, have been “happening for years, and people’s stories have not been told.”

For this reason, he feels it’s his “responsibility” to speak out.

Brown encouraged others to “keep fighting” and “bringing attention” to instances like this, and to keep “putting pressure” on those in authority so that one day things will “change.”

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Police mum on how Milwaukee cops were disciplined for using stun gun on NBA rookie

iStock/Thinkstock(MILWAUKEE) — Questions swirled about how officers were disciplined a day after Milwaukee police released video showing those officers using a stun gun on NBA rookie Sterling Brown.

In a news conference Wednesday, Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales said that the officers involved “acted inappropriately” and were “recently disciplined,” but he did not answer reporters’ questions about how many officers were disciplined or what that discipline entailed.

Wisconsin State Rep. Leon Young told ABC News that Morales told him and other state lawmakers Thursday morning that one sergeant and two officers were disciplined in the incident, but said the chief told the lawmakers that statutory reasons prevented him from disclosing how they were punished.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Thursday afternoon that the first officer on the scene was suspended for two days and two other officers who arrived later were suspended for 10 and 15 days.

“We’re calling on the police department to share this information that many of you have been asking for about the discipline,” Milwaukee Council President Ashanti Hamilton said at a press conference. “What type of discipline is being issued? Who are the officers that are being disciplined? What is the process?”

Reporters asked Morales those questions as he entered City Hall Thursday morning, but he only said that those details would be released soon.

It was not immediately clear why Morales didn’t disclose details of how officers were punished, though in a news conference Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett suggested the discipline would be shared with the public once the officers’ rights were met.

“As I understand it – you have to ask the chief these questions – give some rights to those individuals being disciplined in terms of the process,” Barrett said. “As soon as he can legally, I expect that discipline will be announced.”

“Let’s share what that process is,” Hamilton said of the disciplinary process. “They should share that information with the public.

The body camera video captured a confrontation between Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown and members of the Milwaukee Police Department outside a Walgreens drugstore shortly after 2 a.m. on Jan. 26.

Brown had parked horizontally across two handicap parking spots in the store’s empty lot while he had gone into the store. When he returned to his vehicle, an officer was waiting and the situation turned tense with the officer repeatedly telling Brown to “back up” and accusing Brown of “being all badass to me.”

Other officers arrive on the scene and Brown appears to be talking calmly with them when an officer orders him to take his hands out of his pockets.

“Hold on, I got stuff in my hands,” Brown can be heard responding on the video before officers take him down and taser him. Brown can be heard moaning in pain after the taser is deployed.

“If this guy hadn’t been such [an idiot], it would’ve been ‘Hey, have a nice day.’ But then I thought, ‘Oh, he is being an ass, he is trying to hide something.’ And now he’s like ‘I’m a Bucks player,'” the first officer on the scene can be heard explaining to his colleagues after Brown had been tasered.

The scene that plays out on the body camera footage seems to contradict the police report which says Brown was “very aggressive” and “physically resisted” the officers’ attempts to handcuff him.

Brown was arrested for resisting or obstructing an officer, but ultimately was only cited with a parking ticket.

On Twitter, Brown, the son of a retired Illinois police officer, pledged to take legal action against the Milwaukee Police Department, but called on his supporters to respond peacefully.

“Peaceful support to ensure no further damage to our community is the only way to respond,” Brown’s statement read, in part.

In the hours after the video was released, there were no protests in Milwaukee. The calm was striking in contrast to fiery protests seen in many places after incidents of alleged police brutality in minority communities.

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Trump: NFL players who don’t stand for the national anthem ‘shouldn’t be in the country’

Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — NFL players should “stand proudly” during the national anthem, President Donald Trump said after praising the league’s new rule banning players from kneeling on the field during the song.

Trump criticized the league’s players who might challenge the rule and continue to kneel in protest, suggesting “maybe you shouldn’t be in the country.”

“I don’t think people should be staying in locker rooms,” Trump said in an interview with Fox and Friends Thursday morning. “You have to stand proudly for the national anthem or you shouldn’t be playing. You shouldn’t be there. Maybe you shouldn’t be in the country. You have to stand proudly for the national anthem.”

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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NATIONAL NEWS

‘Poppy memorial’ at National Mall honors 645,000 war dead on Memorial Day weekend

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Poppy flowers will add a huge flash of color to the National Mall this Memorial Day weekend.

A pop-up installation of 645,000 red flowers, encased in a translucent structure, were installed Thursday night and will adorn the southwestern side of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool.

The “Poppy Memorial” by the United Services Automobile Association and the National Parks Service is on display near the Lincoln, Korean War and World War II memorials to honor men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military since World War I.

Each poppy flower symbolizes a life of a fallen service member and their sacrifice.

“The Poppy Memorial visualizes the magnitude of that sacrifice and reminds us all of the price that was paid,” said Retired Vice Admiral John Bird, the automobile association’s senior vice president of military affairs. “We are grateful to the National Park Service for allowing us to display this inspiring and educational exhibit among the permanent monuments, as a testament to the enduring bravery of our men and women in uniform.”

The abundance of poppies was inspired by the World War I poem, “In Flanders Field.”

A portion of the poem reads, “In Flanders fields the poppies blow / Between the crosses, row on row, / That mark our place, and in the sky, / The larks, still bravely singing, fly, / Scarce heard amid the guns below. / We are the dead; short days ago / We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, / Loved and were loved, and now we lie / In Flanders fields.”

The temporary monument stretches 133 feet long and is 8.5 feet tall. Its flowers were provided by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion Family.

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Harvey Weinstein released on $1M bail after arrest on rape, sexual abuse charges

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Harvey Weinstein turned himself into police in New York City Friday morning to face rape and sexual abuse charges before being released on $1 million cash bail and expected to wear an electronic monitoring device.

The disgraced movie producer was carrying three books, including Todd Purdum’s “Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway Revolution,” as he got out of a black SUV and walked past the swarm of TV cameras and reporters and through the front door of the New York Police Department’s 1st Precinct in Manhattan.

He was subsequently arrested, processed and charged with rape, criminal sex act, sex abuse and sexual misconduct for alleged incidents involving two separate women, police said.

“Today’s charges reflect significant progress in this active, ongoing investigation,” Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said in a statement. “I thank the brave survivors who have come forward, and my office’s prosecutors who have worked tirelessly on this investigation.”

Weinstein was later escorted out of the 1st Precinct with a smile on his face and his hands cuffed behind his back. He was then transported in an unmarked SUV to the New York State Supreme Court Building in Manhattan for his arraignment on the charges.

Judge Kevin McGrath set Weinstein’s bond at $10 million, with $1 million paid in cash to post bail. The judge also imposed a temporary protective order directing Weinstein to stay away from the two women whose complaints prompted the charges.

Weinstein put up the $1 million in cash and was released. The case was adjourned to July 30.

Weinstein, who handed over his passport to authorities, will be fitted today with an electronic monitoring device that requires him to stay in New York or Connecticut. He must seek approval from authorities if he wishes to travel beyond those two states.

Weinstein’s attorney Benjamin Brafman, who appeared in court alongside him, told reporters after the hearing that his client will enter a plea of not guilty on all the charges brought against him. They have known about the investigation for several months and the charges “are not factually supported by the evidence,” Brafman added.

When asked how Weinstein is doing, the attorney told reporters his client is “as well as can be expected when you are accused of a crime that you vehemently denied that you committed.”

“We intend to move very quickly to dismiss these charges,” Brafman said outside court. “We believe, by the end of the process, Mr. Weinstein will be exonerated.”

In a separate statement, Brafman said, “Mr. Weinstein has always maintained that he has never engaged in non-consensual sexual behavior with anyone. Nothing about today’s proceedings changes Mr. Weinstein’s position. He has entered a plea of Not Guilty and fully expects to be exonerated.”

Weinstein, 66, has been accused by dozens of women of sexual misconduct and has been investigated by the New York City Police Department, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, the New York Attorney General’s Office, the Los Angeles Police Department and U.K. authorities. He has denied all allegations of nonconsensual sex.

The criminal sex act charge stems from an allegation brought by Lucia Evans, who has said Weinstein forced her to perform oral sex during what she thought would be a casting call. The rape charge stems from an allegation by a woman who has not been publicly identified.

Evans told Ronan Farrow of The New Yorker magazine last year that Weinstein forced her to perform oral sex on him in 2004.

Consequences for Weinstein were swift and severe. Immediately after the first allegations emerged last October, he was terminated by his production company and expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

His personal life imploded too. Weinstein’s wife of more than a decade, Marchesa co-founder Georgina Chapman, announced that she was leaving him. Their divorce has yet to be finalized.

Weinstein voluntarily returned to New York to turn himself in rather than waiting for police to arrest him on their terms, in an attempt at “controlling the circus,” a source familiar with the matter told ABC News.

Weinstein’s legal and public relations teams realized that, in the current social and political climate, he would be indicted and arrested despite his consistent denial of nonconsensual sex, two sources told ABC News.

In an interview today on ABC News’ “Good Morning America” with co-anchor Robin Roberts, Farrow said Weinstein’s arrest was preceded by “a lot of sleepless nights” for Evans and the other accusers he spoke with.

“When I first began speaking to Harvey Weinstein’s accusers, they were correctly terrified, they feared retaliation, they feared for their physical safety,” Farrow said. “And now we live in a universe in which it is conceivable that survivors speak on an issue like this about someone that powerful and they’re heard.”

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Student, teacher taken to hospitals after shooting at middle school

iStock/Thinkstock(NOBLESVILLE, In.) — A suspect is in custody after a shooting at Noblesville West Middle School in Indiana Friday morning, the Indiana State Police said.

Two victims — an adult and a teenager — were taken to local hospitals, according to spokespeople for IU Health Methodist and Riley Hospital for Children. Their conditions were not immediately available.

Families of the victims have been notified, said Indiana State Police spokesman Sgt. John Perrine.

Meanwhile, at the middle schools children were seen running from the building to waiting school buses.

The students are being taken to the Noblesville High School, where parents are asked to pick them up, said Perrine.

Noblesville West Middle School is located about 27 miles north of Indianapolis.

Gov. Eric Holcomb said he is monitoring the shooting.

“Our thoughts are with all those affected by this horrible situation,” Holcomb said.

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WORLD NEWS

South Koreans expect US-North Korea summit to take place ‘eventually’ despite cancellation

Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images(SEOUL, South Korea) — Many South Koreans were shocked when President Trump called off the June 12 summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Many also believe the historic summit could still happen.

“Eventually, Kim Jong Un has no other choice but to come and meet Trump,” Kenneth Choi, an international editor for a South Korean newspaper Chosun-ilbo, told ABC News. “President Trump left a little opening door [for the meeting] at the end of his letter.”

Kim Ye-jin, who participates in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps in Chung-ang University, said, “Although the meeting was put off, I still think there is hope for peace.”

Paul Lee, a former youth organizer, said Kim wants the meeting because “he needs to seek legitimacy.”

“This would be a great loss for [North Korea] to suddenly quit the summit,” he added.

Some pointed out that Trump’s way of abruptly calling off the summit went too far.

“It was like Trump canceling a dinner reservation,” Kim Sung-min, who represents a group of progressive and liberal university students, told ABC News. “One-way cancellation of a summit between the leaders of two countries seemed like an irresponsible act to me.”

Freelance reporter Youn Sang-un said he was surprised by North Korea’s response.

“You never expect that soft stance from the dictatorship regime,” he said.

In a statement, Kim Kye Gwan, North Korea’s vice minister of foreign affairs, said his country feels great regret for the unexpected cancellation and that he and other government officials would still like to meet with U.S. representatives “any time.”

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3 in stable condition after IED detonated at restaurant

iStock/Thinkstock(TORONTO) — Three people earlier listed in critical condition after an explosion a restaurant in Canada have been upgraded to stable condition, authorities confirmed to ABC News.

At least 15 people were hurt around 10:30 p.m. local time when an improvised explosive device was detonated at Bombay Bhel Indian, according to authorities in Mississauga, a city immediately southwest of Toronto.

The three severely injured individuals were taken to a trauma center in Toronto, police said.

Peel Regional Police said they’re still currently looking for two male suspects who fled the scene.

One suspect was described as 5-foot-10 to 6-feet tall, stocky, mid-20s, light skin and he was wearing blue jeans, a dark zip-up hoodie and a baseball cap. His face was covered with a black cloth.

The other suspect was described as 5-foot-9 to 5-foot-10, fair skin, thin and he was wearing faded blue jeans, a dark zip-up hoodie, a gray T-shirt and dark-colored skate shoes. His face was covered.

The investigation is ongoing and, at this time, the attack is not being treated as terrorism or a hate crime, police said.

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First photos purporting to show demolition of North Korean nuclear site unveiled

iStock/Thinkstock(SEOUL) — Photos released by North Korean state media purporting to show the demolition of North Korea’s nuclear test site earlier Thursday.

At Thursday’s Pentagon briefing, Lt. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie said the U.S. is assessing the pictures of what happened.

“We’re looking at pictures of it right now,” said McKenzie. “And we don’t have a final assessment, they obviously did some visible destruction of the entrance to the tunnel. I don’t have a better answer for you than that right now.”

Journalists from around the world flew from Beijing to Wonsan, on the east coast of North Korea, Tuesday and were taken on a long journey to the nuclear site near the village of Punggye-ri.

North Korean state media previously reported the dismantlement process would involve “collapsing all of its tunnels with explosions, blocking its entrances and removing all observation facilities, research buildings and security posts” and that foreign media were invited to cover the event to show the process in a “transparent manner.”

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