Harvey Weinstein, the Hollywood producer whose alleged abusive behavior brought the Me Too movement into the mainstream, was found guilty of two felony sex crimes yesterday at his trial in New York said CNN. A jury convicted Weinstein of criminal sexual act and rape based on the accounts of two women. He was acquitted of the more serious charges of predatory sexual assault and rape in the first degree. Weinstein faces at least five years and up to more than two decades in prison and is set to be sentenced on March 11.
Democratic rivals to Bernie Sanders are preparing to try to knock him off his front-runner perch in a debate before a critical South Carolina primary that could dramatically reshape the race, according to The Associated Press. Sanders is facing an assault from his Democratic rivals as the party's turbulent nomination fight threatens to explode on the debate stage tonight. AP reported that the infighting came just hours before seven candidates are set to meet for the party's 10th debate of the 2020 primary season.
CNN reported that outbreaks of the novel coronavirus outside mainland China are getting worse. South Korea now has more than 970 cases of the virus. A week ago, the number was 31. US officials have issued travel warnings for all three countries. Worries about the virus are also wreaking havoc on global markets. US stocked plunged 1,000 points yesterday, and some Asian markets saw declines, too. About 2,700 people have died.