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Bill Cosby to tell youngsters how to avoid sex charges


When a Good Day Alabama host astutely commented that it seemed like "kind of a "do as I say not as I do" situation", Benson quickly stepped in to explain that sexual assault laws are changing . Constand's case. "Mr Cosby's so-called workshops appear to be a transparent and slick effort to attempt to influence the jury pool from which jurors will be selected for his second criminal trial", Ms Allred said. Read More »

Kushner visits family of officer murdered in Jerusalem attack


Peace Now, a settlement watchdog group, has said that the rise in construction in the West Bank correlates to a drop in new buildings within Israel of 2.5%. On Wednesday afternoon, Kushner will meet with Netanyahu before he heads to the West Bank in the evening to meet with Abbas. "The policy of continued illegal settlement construction in the occupied Palestinian territory contravenes resolution 2334", Mladenov said. Read More »

Cruz, Cornyn Split On GOP Senate Healthcare Bill

Heller's position potentially adds to the difficulties the GOP faces in changing the plan to secure votes from at least 50 of its 52 members. "You've got states across the country, including Pennsylvania, that have to balance their budget", he said. Read More »

Cosby jury wants definition of reasonable doubt


Constand sued in civil court, and Cosby provided a sworn deposition in which he said he had engaged in consensual sexual activity with Constand - and that he had obtained Quaaludes in order to give them to women with whom he wanted to have sex. Read More »

Jurors deadlocked and still undecided in Bill Cosby sexual assault trial


On Thursday, the trial jurors told trial Judge Steven O'Neill that they were deadlocked and could not come to a consensus. The scene outside the courthouse where 12 jurors are determining Bill Cosby's fate at his sexual assault trial devolved on Thursday into a circus-like atmosphere, complete with dramatic confrontations, marching drummers and a bubble machine. Read More »

Trump's Cuba shift? It's just a policy tweak


As a part of the deal forged with Cuban President Raul Castro , Obama eased economic and trade restrictions that dated back to the USA embargo on Cuba that began in the 1960s. But critics say the opening failed to improve rights on the island. Trump will announce his new approach early Friday afternoon at the Manuel Artime Theater in Miami's Little Havana, the heart of America's largest Cuban-American community, whose support aides believe helped him win Florida in the election. Read More »

Scalise's condition upgraded to fair


MedStar Washington Hospital Center made the announcement on Tuesday, almost a week after a gunman opened fire on Scalise and his Republican colleagues at a baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia. The message goes on to thank those who have offered their "continued prayers, support and outpouring of love". He has undergone several surgeries since Wednesday's shooting. Read More »

Johnny Depp apologizes for 'assassin' comments

Al Baldasaro attended a veterans event Friday. Baldasaro attended an East Room ceremony Friday as the president signed a bill into law that will make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire employees. "I want to clarify", he continued. The Secret Service said in a statement to ABC that it actively monitored open source reporting, including social media networks and evaluates potential threats. Read More »

West Virginia bracing for remnants of Cindy

Forecasters warned 6 to 9 inches (15-22 cms) of rain and up to 12 inches (30 cms) in spots was the biggest threat in parts of Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and the Florida Panhandle. Flash flood watches were in effect in much of Kentucky. The storm's maximum sustained winds are near 40 miles per hour (64 kph) and it's expected to weaken to a tropical depression later in the morning and become a remnant low Thursday night. Read More »

Nancy Pelosi defends leadership following special election loss


Pelosi's defiant comments came as Democrats remained angry and divided after throwing some $30 million into a House race in Georgia on Tuesday, only to end up with a loss that wasn't even very close. In all four special congressional elections that have taken place since Donald Trump's election, Republicans have used attack ads to portray Democratic candidates as allies of Pelosi. Read More »

Health insurers says Senate bill's Medicaid cuts to hurt states

Congress will not commit to funding promised subsidies to cover treatment for the poor and those with expensive ailments, or to keeping in place the mandate forcing individuals to buy insurance or pay a penalty. The bill is similar to the one passed by the House last month, with only a few modifications. We urge them to unite - in opposition. The Senate measure, like the House bill, would phase out the extra money the federal government has provided to states as an incentive to expand ... Read More »

Mariah Carey fired from movie over diva antics, says Will Ferrell


Yarbrough said that Carey was three to four hours late to the filming and refused to match the stunt that her double already did earlier. Amusing idea. About midnight, I got a knock on my trailer and said, "You can just go home ". The film's other co-star Yarbrough took a hint from Ferrell and gave himself free reign to open up about his experience with Carey, too. Read More »

North Korea: Warmbier's death a 'mystery to us'

Rodman's agent says he specifically asked about Warmier's release 3 times before this most recent trip - and says, "I know being there had something to do with it". In the days following his death, North Korea's state media claimed Warmbier's death was a "mystery", according to CNN . The two world powers are trying to build on "positive momentum" created when Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping met in Florida in April, she said. Read More »

Turkish president slams US charges for guards


The Washington , D.C., police have charged sixteen people over the fight that broke out on the Turkish Embassy lawn in May. Washington DC's Metropolitan police chief, Peter Newsham , announced that arrest warrants were being issued for the 12 Turkish nationals, as well as two Americans and two Canadians. Read More »

NDA's Presidential Candidate Ram Nath Kovind Files His Nomination Papers

Asserting that there is nobody better suited for the post than Kovind, Naidu said, "Majority of the political parties have rallied behind Shri Ram Nath Kovind ". The simmering tensions over Kumar's breaking ranks with the opposition was visible on Thursday when Prasad took questions from reporters and termed JD (U)'s decision as a "historic mistake ". Read More »

Beyoncé May Have Already Given Birth To Her Twins

Beyoncé's father Mathew Knowles took to Twitter to share his excitement on Sunday morning, but the Beyhive was not happy. "They're here! #beyonce #twins #jayz #happybirthday", he wrote, alongside a photo of balloons that wished the newborns a happy birthday. Read More »

Trump to meet with tech execs on drones, universal broadband

Tesla's Elon Musk and Disney's Bob Iger may have stepped down from the White House's American Technology Council over policy disagreements with Donald Trump , but 18 of technology's biggest names were still on hand to meet the US President in Washington yesterday. Read More »

Bette Midler Shuts Down Tony Awards Orchestra To Continue Her Speech


Hello, Dolly took home four wins, including Best Lead Actress as mentioned above, Best Feature Actor in a Musical, Best Costume Design of a Musical and Best Revival of a Musical, with the original premiering on Broadway in 1964. Spacey now plays ruthless politician Frank Underwood in the Netflix series " House of Cards ". DeVito, 72, made his Broadway debut in " The Price ". "Thank you to my nana who sold her engagement ring so I could move to NY to become an actor". Read More »

Pelosi on calls for new leadership: 'I'm worth the trouble, quite frankly'

In special elections for House seats vacated by Republicans who wound up in President Donald Trump's Cabinet, Democrats went 0-for-4 losing races in Georgia, Montana, South Carolina and Kansas. Ryan, Pelosi's opponent last fall, said that Pelosi's continued role as the GOP's favorite bogeyman makes it "a heck of a lot harder" for Democrats as they try to notch victories in the GOP-friendly districts they will need to win next year. Read More »