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Bill Cosby controversy: A decade in the making
Fri Nov 21, 2014 - 4:41 PM
Andrea Constand tells police in her native Ontario, Canada, on Jan. 13, 2005 that Cosby assaulted her a year earlier at his mansion in Cheltenham, Pennsylvania. She said he invited her home after a restaurant dinner, gave her pills for stress and tension, then helped her to a sofa when she became dizzy and sick. She recalled him touching her breast and placing her hand on his penis, and said she awoke with her clothing in disarray and bra undone. She said she drove herself home and decided ...
Moroccan man sentenced to 30 years in U.S. bomb plot
Fri Sep 14, 2012 - 9:53 AM
WASHINGTON Amine El Khalifi, 29, an illegal immigrant who lived in Alexandria, Virginia, was sentenced after pleading guilty in June to attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction.
He faced a maximum sentence under the law of life in prison, but prosecutors agreed to 25 to 30 years as part of a plea deal.
"The sentence in this case must be a beacon to those would seek to commit such attacks that, when caught and prosecuted, they will be sentenced to d ...
Republican Mitch McConnell re-elected to Senate from Kentucky
Tue Nov 4, 2014 - 5:52 PM
By Steve Bittenbender LOUISVILLE Ky. (Reuters) - Senate Republican chief Mitch McConnell of Kentucky won re-election to a sixth term, Reuters/Ipsos projected on Tuesday, boosting Republican hopes of taking control of the chamber and setting him up as the possible majority leader of that body. McConnell, 72, who was first elected in 1984, defeated Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, a 35-year-old Democrat who refused to say during the campaign whether sh ...
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One Direction, Taylor Swift shine at American Music Awards
Sun Nov 23, 2014 - 10:32 PM
The One Direction, the heartthrobs who have released albums every year since 2011, won the biggest prizes including Artist of the Year and Favorite Album with their latest work, "Midnight Memories".The quintet flew into Los Angeles for the gala ceremony at the Nokia Theatre, where the young men thanked screaming fans for One Direction's success in the United States.Taylor Swift received a new award for excellence named in honor of the American Music Awards' late founder Dick Cl ...
Anxious residents of Missouri town await grand jury verdict
Sun Nov 23, 2014 - 4:41 AM
The slaying of 18-year-old Michael Brown by officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri on Aug. 9 prompted weeks of demonstrations by protesters demanding Wilson be indicted. The policeman has said he fired on the teen in self-defense, while Brown's companion has said the young man had his hands raised at the time in an act of surrender. Activists and police have been taking steps to avoid more turmoil, especially if the grand jury does not indict Wil ...
Katy Perry confirmed as Super Bowl halftime singer
Mon Nov 24, 2014 - 2:40 AM
New York (AFP) - Katy Perry will perform in the Super Bowl 49 halftime show next February, the singer and the National Football League confirmed."Yeppers! And I've already started testing out ideas!" Perry tweeted moments after the announcement was made at halftime of an NFL game on Sunday.The NFL championship showdown will be staged February 1 in suburban Phoenix, Arizona.Music industry publication Billboard reported last month that Perry would be the performer at one of the natio ...
List of recipients of Hollywood Film Awards
Fri Nov 14, 2014 - 9:22 PM
Film: "Gone Girl."Actor: Benedict Cumberbatch, "The Imitation Game."Actress: Julianne Moore, "Still Alice."Supporting actor: Robert Duvall, "The Judge."Supporting actress: Keira Knightley, "The Imitation Game."Breakout performance actress: Shailene Woodley, "The Fault in Our Stars."Breakout performance actor: Eddie Redmayne, "The Theory of Everything."Ensemble: "Foxcatcher."Director: Morten Tyldum, "The Imitatio ...
Flooding could follow heavy snow in western New York
Sun Nov 23, 2014 - 11:06 AM
BUFFALO (Reuters) - Emergency workers filled thousands of sandbags on Sunday as the area around Buffalo, New York braced for potential flooding as warming temperatures began to melt up to seven feet (2 meters) of snow. Hundreds of members of the New York National Guard were in Erie County and Buffalo to help with flood prevention after days of work to clear roads and dig homes and cars out of the record snow from a storm that killed 13 people. The National ...
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Fri Sep 21, 2012 - 12:26 PM
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