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What's Next for Bill Cosby?

After five days of deliberation, the Pennslyvania jury tasked with deciding whether Bill Cosby is guilty of sexually assaulting ex-Temple University employee Andrea Constand in 2004 announced today it was " hopelessly deadlocked " and could not reach a verdict. Read More »

Bill Cosby accuser 'froze' during alleged sex attack

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The main accuser in Bill Cosby's trial gave emotional testimony in court on Tuesday about the night he allegedly drugged and sexually assaulted her , in her first public remarks about the encounter 13 years ago. On Tuesday, Constand had said, "I trusted him", adding, "I wasn't scared if something became a pass at me or became an advance at me". Constand, an athletic 6-footer with dark curly hair, was calm and direct as she testified, frequently speaking straight to the jury. Read More »

Last day of the Bill Cosby sex assault trial

O'Neill dismissed 12 jurors - seven men and five women - after they told him they were hopelessly deadlocked after five days of deliberations. The judge declared a mistrial after jurors deadlocked on the charges after six days. But throughout the trial, the defense - led by Philadelphia lawyer Brian J. McMonagle and co-counsel Angela Agrusa - sought to use earlier doubts about Constand's credibility against her. Read More »

Stephen Furst, Flounder in 'Animal House,' dies at 63

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He intensely believed that [laughter] is the best therapy, and he would want us to practice that now. In his life, Stephen was a spokesperson for both the American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association, after having lost a substantial amount of weight to help save his life in the Nineties. Read More »

Cosby publicist after mistrial: 'Mr. Cosby's power is back'

Steele instead emphasized his intention to pursue a retrial for the case and said Andrea Constand "indicated" she would be willing to return to the stand to testify. He was charged shortly before the statute of limitation was set to expire. Count 3 alleges all this happened after he gave her an intoxicant that substantially impaired her and stopped her from resisting. Read More »

Dozens of victims feared to be still inside Grenfell Tower

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She said that during her recent visits to Manchester , the site of the suicide bombing last month which claimed 22 lives, and London-the scene of a terror attack earlier this month and most recently the massive fire - she has been "profoundly struck by the immediate inclination of people throughout the country to offer comfort and support to those in desperate need". Read More »

Teen cadets stole Los Angeles police cars, stun guns, radios

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Marathon and Dodgers games. The cadets , whose identities were withheld due to their age, were arrested Wednesday night after two of the pursuits ended in crashes in South L.A., Beck said during a news conference Thursday afternoon. Officials are also investigating whether the mischievous adolescents used the material at hand to impersonate officers and pull drivers over. At about 9:30 p.m., two stolen cruisers were spotted near 77th Street Division's headquarters. Read More »

Charges against comedian Bill Cosby

A conviction could send Cosby to prison for the rest of his life. "The man I met, and fell in love with, and whom I continue to love, is the man you all knew through his work", she said in a statement released when allegations first began to mount against the entertainer in 2014. Read More »

The criminal case against Bill Cosby has been declared a mistrial

Judy Huth says she was molested at the Playboy Mansion when she was 15 years old. He says it was consensual. He is free on $1 million bail. The jury had come back to the judge on Thursday telling the judge they were deadlocked but O'Neill asked them to go back and try to come up with a verdict. Read More »

Bill Cosby sexual assault trial ends in mistrial

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Three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault, each covering a different aspect of the alleged crime. Former federal prosecutor David Weinstein said Cosby's celebrity nearly certainly played a role in the jury's deliberations, perhaps to convince "two or three jurors that it's impossible to convict Dr. Read More »

Queen begins birthday celebrations on somber note

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In a statement released on her official 91st birthday, she said that while the day was traditionally a celebration, "it is hard to escape a very sombre national mood". With the country reeling from the Grenfell Tower block inferno that has so far claimed 30 lives and the recent terrorist attacks in Manchester and London , the Queen's words of support came in a message issued at the start of the day. Read More »

London fire: 58 missing presumed dead in Grenfell Tower disaster

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Earlier this week, May was confronted by protesters furious over her handling of the Grenfell Tower disaster. At least 58 people, who are missing, are presumed to have died in the Grenfell Tower fire , London police said . Britain's Press Association says around 70 people are missing. Police barred their way and scuffles broke out , a reporter said. This relies on dental records, fingerprints and DNA when possible and also features like tattoos or scars. Read More »

Supergirl Adds Two New Showrunners; Ali Adler Departs

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Adler and Kreisberg were co-showrunners for the first two seasons. Adler, who has been one of the pioneering minds behind Supergirl has signed an overall deal with CBS TV Studios earlier this year. Queller's credits include Gilmore Girls , Gossip Girl and Blood & Oil. Rovner became an executive producer at the start of season two and now Queller is being promoted as well. Read More »

One Love Manchester: 'Greater purpose' after London attack

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Piers Morgan has apologised to Ariana Grande for criticising her decision to fly back to the U.S. in the wake of the Manchester terror attack . Grande was joined by a number of British and American music stars for the benefit concert , from Take That and Robbie Williams to Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry . Read More »

Judge declares mistrial in Bill Cosby's sexual assault case

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The portion of her mother's testimony where she talks about a 2.5-hour phone conversation with Cosby, about a year after the alleged assault. It continued, "We are confident that these proceedings have given a voice to the many victims who felt powerless and silenced". Read More »

'Bachelor in Paradise' suspended over allegations of misconduct on set

According to TMZ , Corinne Olympios claims she was in a blackout state when she got sexual with fellow " Bachelor in Paradise " star DeMario Jackson in the swimming pool. "We're pissed that this whole thing happened", the anonymous contestant said. As we reported , after the complaint was filed Warner Bros immediately dismissed both DeMario and Corinne and launched an investigation into "misconduct". Read More »

Cosby accuser thanks prosecutors after mistrial

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The entire time, since Constand first talked to police until this month's trial , Cosby's legal team has insisted there was no case. Although prosecutors were disappointed that the jury was not able to come to a unanimous verdict they said they appreciated the sacrifices the jurors made. Read More »

Trump Could Force Out Rosenstein, Fail to Stop Russia Probe

If Rosenstein were out of the picture, responsibility for overseeing Mueller's investigation - and deciding his fate - would fall to Rachel Brand, the department's associate attorney general. The transition official said the organization has also separately asked the General Services Administration to preserve records from the Trump transition that were transferred to its facilities after Trump's inauguration. Read More »

Camille Cosby claims 'overtly arrogant' judge collaborated with 'exploitively ambitious' DA

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Duquesne University law professor Wes Oliver said that if Cosby had been convicted, those allegations could have compelled Judge Steven O'Neill to sentence him closer to 10 years. Judy Huth, who says Cosby sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion when she was 15, sued in December 2014. Earlier this week, Cosby shocked and confused people in a weird move when he shouted , "Hey, hey, hey!" as he left the courtroom. Read More »

Another police shooting acquittal worries black gun owners

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A large crowd of protesters gathered outside of the state Capitol after the verdict, eventually leaving to march down St. Paul's streets. Glenda Hatchett, attorney for Valerie Vastile, who is Philando Castile's mother, said the verdict was incomprehensible. Read More »

Celebrity reaction to the mistrial in Bill Cosby's trial

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He adds "tonight, just rest". The trial centered around Andrea Constand , the former director of operations for Temple University's women's basketball team, who claimed she was drugged and sexually assaulted by Cosby in January 2004 at his home near Philadelphia. Read More »