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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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Oil plunge a panacea for crude-reliant Asia
Fri Nov 28, 2014 - 4:04 AM
Partly The latest slide was triggered by OPEC's decision Thursday to leave its production target at 30 million barrels a day. Member nations of the cartel are worried they'll lose market share if they lower production.Brent crude, a benchmark for international oils, was at $72.50 a barrel on Friday, down nearly 30 percent in the past three months and at its lowest in four years. U.S. crude oil slid 7.5 percent to near $68 a barrel on Friday and is down 27 percent over three months.OPEC c ...
Thankful to arrive on snowy U.S. holiday with power out, travel delays
Thu Nov 27, 2014 - 12:06 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Millions of Americans were thankful just to arrive at their Thanksgiving feasts on Thursday after a snowstorm dumped up to 20 inches of snow on Eastern states, causing flight delays and power outages. Snow flurries drifted over Thomas the Tank Engine, Snoopy and other giant helium balloons in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, where police reported the disorderly conduct arrests of at least seven protesters who had vowed over ...
Lions, Eagles serve up Thanksgiving Day routs
Thu Nov 27, 2014 - 7:52 PM
A tasty tripleheader of action wraps up later on Thursday with the San Francisco 49ers hosting the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks in a crucial divisional clash that carries playoff implications. Dallas and Philadelphia came into the game as co-leaders of the NFC East but when time expired it was the Eagles alone atop the division after quarterback Mark Sanchez ran for a touchdown and threw for another while LeSean McCoy rumbled for 159 yards and a scor ...
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 ...
Calm comes to troubled Ferguson, mass arrests at California rallies
Thu Nov 27, 2014 - 12:11 PM
Protests also dwindled elsewhere in the United States as the Thanksgiving Day holiday and wintry weather kept many indoors. But in California, about 500 people were arrested in rallies over the past two days that shut highways in major cities. Ferguson became the focal point of a national debate on race relations after officer Darren Wilson shot dead Michael Brown on Aug. 9. The U.S. Justice Department is probing possible civil rights abuses, and President Barack Obam ...
How your NFL team can predict the next president
Fri Sep 21, 2012 - 12:26 PM
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