Evening top 5: NYPD say Weinstein claim "credible"; Trump's 'Pocahontas' slur; and no North Korea for TDs

The top stories this Friday night

New York City police say claim against Harvey Weinstein "credible"

New York City police say a 2010 rape claim made against film producer Harvey Weinstein is "credible".

The force is now gathering evidence to build a criminal case.

The 65-year-old was sacked by his own company in early October following claims of sexual harassment, assault and rape by dozens of women.

Trump attacks Democrat senator with racist slur

The US President has used a racist slur to lash out at Democrat Senator Elizabeth Warren.

It is not the first time Donald Trump has referred to Senator Elizabeth Warren as ‘Pocahontas’ in reference to her Native American background.

In a tweet this morning President Trump said “Pocahontas just stated that the Democrats, lead by the legendary Crooked Hillary Clinton, rigged the Primaries!”

Government rejects proposal for North Korea peace trip by TDs

The Department of Foreign Affairs has rejected a proposal by a number of Independent Alliance TDs to travel to North Korea.

John Halligan wrote to the North Korean embassy in London, seeking to visit the reclusive state.

The Irish Daily Mail reported he wanted to meet with leader Kim Jong-un in January or February, in a bid to calm nuclear tensions.

Public urged to donate water refunds to new homelessness campaign

People who paid their water charges are being urged to donate their refunds to charities tackling the homeless crisis.

€173m will be handed back to almost one million customers over the coming months.

As Irish Water prepares to begin issuing cheques, three of Ireland’s foremost homeless charities have launched a new national advertising and public information campaign urging those that can afford to donate, to do so.

Titanic Belfast letting people with certain names in for free

Is your name Jack or Rose? Or any variation thereof?

If so, you can get free entry to the Titanic Belfast exhibition from November 19th to December 19th.

it is in honour of the 20th anniversary of the cinematic release of the James Cameron film, which told the epic love story between Jack and Rose on the ill-fated ship.