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Friday February 24th, 2023 morning edition

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Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was sentenced Thursday to 16 years in prison for rape in his Los Angeles sexual assault trial.

A Los Angeles jury found Weinstein guilty of three of seven counts, including one count of rape of a woman identified as Jane Doe 1, late last year.

Judge Lisa Lench sentenced Weinstein to eight years for count 1, six years for count 2 and two years for count 3, to be served consecutively.

In this file photo taken on Feb. 18, 2020, Harvey Weinstein arrives at the Manhattan Criminal Court in New York City.

Weinstein was accused by four women of assaulting them in hotels between 2004 and 2013 in Los Angeles.

Former film producer Harvey Weinstein appears in court at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center in Los Angeles, on Oct. 4 2022.

The trial in Los Angeles came more than two years after Weinstein was found guilty of similar crimes in New York City. »

A ‘national divorce’ would destroy red states. Let’s count the ways.

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Those comments doubled-down on her call for secession — made on Presidents Day, no less, when she tweeted: “We need a national divorce.

We need to separate by red states and blue states and shrink the federal government.”.

So would the new red republic expect the blue states to pay alimony and child support in this “national divorce”?. »

'Do not engage': Santa Cruz police warn of return of 'Evil Elmo'

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Although a Cookie Monster wandering the Santa Cruz Wharf may seem like a fun photo op, the Santa Cruz Police Department warned: “Do not engage.”

Police told KSBW several calls have been made to the department about the man, although he has not been arrested or charged with any crimes.

A spokesperson from the Santa Cruz Police Department told SFGATE the man is believed to be Adam Sandler, better known in the Bay Area as “Evil Elmo.” »

NLRB prohibits employers from including clauses that silence workers

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If your company lays you off, your employer might offer you severance pay — but only if you agree to adhere to a number of restrictions.

But the National Labor Relations Board this week put employers on notice that they can no longer silence laid-off employees in two very specific ways that the board says violates employees’ rights under sections 7 and 8(a)(1) of the National Labor Relations Act.

Employers can no longer include a broadly written confidentiality clause that requires you to keep mum about the terms of your severance agreement. »