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Recent:
  • USA TODAY
  • The News Leader
  • The Tennessean
  • Enquirer
Past:
  • argusleader
  • Rochester D and C
  • The Asbury Park Press NJ
  • The News-Star
  • St. Cloud Times
  • North Jersey News
  • The Greenville News
  • TCPalm
  • RGJ.com
  • The Des Moines Register
  • and more…

Recent articles by Maria:

New picture of Meghan emerges; Prince Harry hosts rugby event at Buckingham Palace

As a new picture of Duchess Meghan emerged, all eyes were on Prince Harry at Buckingham Palace in what might be his last royal engagement for a while. → Read More

Harvey Weinstein trial: Five jurors, 3 men, 2 women, picked; potential juror facing jail time for tweet

By lunch time Thursday, five jurors had been chosen and Gigi Hadid was cut from the list of potential jurors in Harvey Weinstein's sex crimes trial. → Read More

Harvey Weinstein prosecutors, media object to effort to take jury screening behind closed doors

Will jury screening in Weinstein sex-crimes trial remain public? Prosecutors say yes, defense lawyers say no. → Read More

Harvey Weinstein trial: Defense tries again to get trial moved from Manhattan

Will Harvey Weinstein's second attempt to move his trial be successful? His lawyers cite comments by potential jurors to back up their argument. → Read More

Back to business: Meghan visits women's center; Will, Kate make 1st appearance since Sussex exit

The royal show goes on for Prince William and Duchess Kate of Cambridge, in their first public appearance since Harry and Meghan crisis. → Read More

Harry & Meghan's exit: Will they lose their titles and other burning questions answered

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan have won changes in their royal roles but now they and royal officials have to thrash out the complicated details. → Read More

Queen Elizabeth says she supports Harry and Meghan's plan as royal summit ends

"My family and I are entirely supportive of Harry and Meghan’s desire to create a new life as a young family," the Queen's statement said. → Read More

Harvey Weinstein's lawyers ask judge to recuse himself, 50 more potential jurors dismissed

Harvey Weinstein's defense team has asked the judge to excuse himself from the ex-producer's sex-crimes trial, which continued in New York Wednesday. → Read More

Harry & Meghan's exit: Theories abound about what led to their New Year 'surprise'

We explore some theories about the hows and whys of Harry & Meghan's bombshell plans to change the royal roles. → Read More

Harvey Weinstein prosecutor has medical 'emergency,' gets 'something in her eye in court'

Harvey Weinstein's sex-crimes trial judge refused to recuse himself despite defense motion, saying he has not pre-judged the case. → Read More

Everything we know about Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan's historic royal announcement

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan made a historic decision to "step back" from the royal family. Here's everything we know about what that means. → Read More

What are Harry and Meghan thinking? They don't want to be 'senior royals' anymore?

Shocked and puzzled by Harry and Meghan gobsmacking news? We try to explain. → Read More

'Megxit' divides U.K.: Is Meghan Markle to blame for royal shocker?

Lots of shouting in social media and press about 'Megxit' as Duchess Meghan gets blame for decision of Sussexes to change their royal roles. → Read More

Harry & Meghan: 'We're stepping back' as senior royals, will spend more time in North America

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan of Sussex had big news Wednesday about their future. → Read More

Time's Up activists release guide to deal with misconduct in Hollywood: Avoid hotel-room meetings

Time's Up has just released a guide to dealing with misconduct in the industry, ahead of the Golden Globes and Hollywood's award season. → Read More

20-year-old son of 'Orange Is the New Black' creator dies at Utah ski resort

Charlie Noxon, 20, the son of acclaimed TV creator Jenji Kohan, died at a Utah ski resort on the last day of 2019. → Read More

Michael Jackson accusers win OK to take their abuse allegations to civil trial

Abuse allegations against the late Michael Jackson could end up before a jury soon after two accusers' civil suits were sent back for trial by an appeals court. → Read More

Buckingham Palace reveals new official portrait of Queen Elizabeth II with her three heirs

Take another look at Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince George in a new picture released to mark the start of a decade. → Read More

Harvey Weinstein trial, Day 2: 40 potential jurors dismissed over impartiality concerns

Day 2 of the Harvey Weinstein sex-crimes trial is underway in New York, less than a day after the disgraced movie mogul was indicted in Los Angeles. → Read More

Harvey Weinstein, using a walker, arrives as sex-crime trial opens; jury selection to begin

Harvey Weinstein's sex-crimes trial, the first celebrity #MeToo case to open in a criminal court, began with outstanding motions before jury selection. → Read More