Cosby's defenders decry him as victim of racism and sexism
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A publicist for the once-beloved Bill Cosby complained that his conviction and three- to 10-year prison term for sexual assault stem from a racist and sexist justice system, as the defense vowed to appeal the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era.
In Chicago, can art unite a deeply divided neighborhood?
CHICAGO (AP) — The sixth-graders, from very opposite sides of the street, sat in pairs, a list of questions before them: "What do you dream about?" ''Do you think about dying?" ''Are you scared?" Their task, at once easy and awkward, was to learn about one another — and differences surfaced quickly.
AP: Partisan divide over gun laws continues in most states
Shortly after last year's shooting massacre on the Las Vegas strip, Ohio Gov. John Kasich convened a working group to explore possible reforms to state gun laws.
Anita Hill: Kavanaugh hearing isn't a referendum on #MeToo
Her 1991 testimony against Clarence Thomas riveted the nation, but failed to derail his nomination to the Supreme Court. Now, 27 years later, Anita Hill says the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearing — with no FBI investigation and no witness testimony — is destined to be unfair, just as she and many others felt the Thomas hearing was.
GOP picks female prosecutor to question Kavanaugh, accuser
PHOENIX (AP) — Senate Republicans are bringing in Arizona prosecutor Rachel Mitchell to handle questioning about allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, describing her as tough, experienced and, above all, objective.
Fed seems poised to raise rates for a 3rd time this year
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is set Wednesday to raise interest rates for a third time this year and possibly modify the likely direction of rates in the months ahead.
Senate panel to hear from internet execs on privacy policies
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is hoping Congress can come up with a new set of national rules governing how companies can use consumers' data that finds a balance between "privacy and prosperity."
Deported man is suspect in deadly California beatings
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who was deported from the United States six times was expected in court Wednesday to face charges after police say he killed three people and injured four in attacks targeting sleeping homeless men in California.
San Francisco's new transit terminal closes over beam crack
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The so-called "Grand Central of the West" is closed out of safety concerns after workers discovered a crack in a support beam of the $2 billion transit terminal that opened just last month.
Suspect in deadly California attacks was deported 6 times
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Texas man suspected of killing three people and seriously injuring four in a string of attacks on sleeping Southern California men — most of them homeless — had a long criminal history and had been deported from the United States six times, immigration officials said Tuesday night.
Florence flooding slowly envelops South Carolina homes
GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — A week ago, firefighters in Conway went to a neighborhood and told surprised residents their houses would flood from Hurricane Florence even though they had never had water in them before.
Cosby in cuffs: TV star gets 3 to 10 years for sex assault
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — At an age when other Hollywood stars are settling into retirement and collecting lifetime-achievement awards, an 81-year-old Bill Cosby was led away to prison in handcuffs Tuesday, sentenced to three to 10 years behind bars in what was seen by many of his accusers as a reckoning richly deserved and long overdue.
Quotes, reaction to Cosby's sentence of 3-10 years in prison
Quotes from the hearing and reactions to Bill Cosby's sentence of three to 10 years in state prison for drugging and molesting a Temple University athletics administrator at his suburban Philadelphia home: ___ "Bill Cosby took my beautiful, healthy young spirit and crushed it.
Chinese man accused of spying, helping recruit US engineers
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chinese citizen living in Chicago was arrested Tuesday for allegedly spying, including by helping with the recruitment of U.S.
Crack in beam shuts down San Francisco's new $2B terminal
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco officials shut down the city's celebrated new $2.2 billion transit terminal Tuesday after discovering a crack in a support beam under the center's public roof garden.
No jail time in assault case spurs push to oust Alaska judge
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man drove an Alaska Native woman to a dark street, said he would kill her and choked her until she blacked out.
US judge repeats Trump vulgarity during immigration hearing
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge Tuesday repeated President Donald Trump's vulgar description of African countries while questioning his administration's motives for ending a program that lets immigrants from four countries live and work legally in the U.S.
Florence: an unwelcome visitor who refuses to leave
GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — For many living near South Carolina's coast, Florence is the visitor they never wanted who now refuses to leave.
Woman says ex pressed for baby, didn't know her plan to kill
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota woman convicted of killing her pregnant neighbor by cutting the baby from her womb testified Tuesday that her boyfriend had pressured her to "produce a baby" after figuring out she had lied about being pregnant.
Wyoming, Idaho weigh options after grizzly hunt ruling
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — State officials frustrated by a judge's decision to prohibit grizzly bear hunting in the Yellowstone region and put the animals back on the threatened species list will likely appeal but that's not their only option to contest the decision.
Latest: Woman denies she told inmate she strangled baby
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of William Hoehn, who is charged with conspiracy in the killing of a pregnant woman whose baby was cut from her womb (all times local): 4:30 p.m.
The incriminating statement by Cosby referred to by judge
The judge who sentenced Bill Cosby to three to 10 years in prison for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in 2004 cited the entertainer's own words as evidence he had committed a crime.
Lawyer: Firing of officer who killed neighbor is premature
DALLAS (AP) — The firing of a white Dallas police officer charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of her black neighbor inside his own apartment was premature and unfair, an attorney for the officer said.
Automakers seek flexibility at hearing on mileage standards
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Automakers sought flexibility while environmental groups blasted the Trump administration's proposal to roll back fuel economy standards at a public hearing on the plan in the industry's backyard.
Fishing crew member charged with murder in attack at sea
BOSTON (AP) — A member of a fishing boat crew attacked his fellow crew members at sea with a knife and a hammer, killing one of them, federal prosecutors said.

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