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Executive producer Harvey Weinstein participates in the "War and Peace" panel at the A&E 2016 Winter TCA on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Harvey Weinstein reportedly to be charged with first-degree rape

- The Washington Times

The charges that disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein will face reportedly include first-degree rape. CNN reported late Thursday evening, citing "a source familiar with the investigation," that Mr. Weinstein will turn himself in to authorities Friday morning on charges of raping one woman and sexually assaulting another.

FILE - In this May 14, 2013, file photo, the Department of Justice headquarters building in Washington is photographed early in the morning. The Drug Enforcement Administration does a poor job overseeing the millions of dollars in payments it distributes to confidential sources, relies on tipsters who operate with minimal oversight or direction and has paid informants who are no longer meant to be used, according to a government watchdog report issued Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016.   . (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)

Former Armenian ambassador, Russian national indicted in bribe scheme

- The Washington Times

A former Armenian ambassador and a Russian national face corruption charges for their role in bribery scandal at a Rolls-Royce subsidiary, the Justice Department said Thursday. Azat Martirossian, 62, of Armenia, who was once that country's ambassador to China, and Vitaly Leskov, 50, a Russian national, face one count of conspiracy to launder money and 10 counts of money laundering.

In this Nov. 2, 2016, file photo, the FBI's J. Edgar Hoover headquarter building in Washington. The FBI has been reviewing the handling of thousands of terror-related tips and leads received over the last three years to make sure they were properly investigated and that no obvious red flags were missed, The Associated Press has learned. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

California man indicted for FBI, FCC bomb threats

- The Washington Times

Tyler Raj Barriss, a California man who made national headlines last year after his false hostage claims led to another man's death, was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury for making bomb threats to the Federal Communications Commission and FBI.