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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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Syrian government air strikes kill 63 in Raqqa: monitoring group
Tue Nov 25, 2014 - 5:20 PM
Syrian government officials were not immediately available for comment. Rami Abdulrahman, who runs the Britain-based Observatory, said 10 war planes struck at least 10 times in Raqqa, a stronghold of the ultra-hardline group Islamic State. "The majority of the strikes were in the eastern part of the city," Abdulrahman said, quoting residents and activists in the city. "At least 36 of those killed are civilians. As for the rest, we are not su ...
Sharpton slams grand jury process in Ferguson, Missouri, shooting
Tue Nov 25, 2014 - 11:36 AM
(Reuters) - Civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton said the grand jury system was misused in the case of Michael Brown, the black teenager shot and killed in August by a white police officer in a St. Louis suburb. At a news conference with the Brown family and their lawyers, Sharpton said the grand jury decision not to issue charges against Officer Darren Wilson was not surprising and urged a continued investigation by the federal government. (Reporting by Mary Wisniew ...
Ex-NFL defensive back charged with domestic assault in Virginia
Tue Nov 25, 2014 - 6:40 PM
(Reuters) - Former Washington Redskins defensive back Fred Smoot has been charged with domestic assault following an altercation at a suburban Washington home, police said Tuesday. Deputies responded to a call Sunday at an Ashburn, Virginia, home around 11 a.m. EST for a report of a domestic assault. The victim told police that Smoot - her boyfriend - grabbed her during a argument, according to a police report. Smoot, 35, was charged with misdemeanor domestic assault, b ...
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 ...
Obama heckled over immigration policies in Chicago appearance
Tue Nov 25, 2014 - 5:52 PM
By Steve Holland CHICAGO (Reuters) - President Barack Obama was interrupted several times by hecklers during a speech on his immigration policy on Tuesday, and their complaint was that his plan did not go far enough in protecting illegal immigrants from deportation. At least four hecklers, all of them women, yelled at the president at the Copernicus Center where he had gone to promote his go-it-alone immigration plan that will remove the threat of deportation for up to ...
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Fri Sep 21, 2012 - 12:26 PM
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