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  • Cosby camp: Once-beloved actor a victim of racism, sexism

    A publicist for once-beloved actor Bill Cosby complained that his conviction and three- to 10-year prison term for sexual assault Tuesday stem from a racist and sexist justice system, as the defense vowed to appeal the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era. Cosby, 81, was spending his...

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  • Convicted killer of Kim Wall on last day of sentence appeals

    Danish submarine inventor Peter Madsen, found guilty of torturing and murdering Swedish reporter Kim Wall last year, has appeared in court on the last day of his appeal against a life sentence

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  • The Latest: Cosby accusers say he got what he deserved

    Bill Cosby’s accusers say the comedian got what he deserved when a judge sentenced him to prison for sexual assault

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  • The Latest: Cosby accusers say he got what he deserved

    The Latest on Bill Cosby's sentencing hearing (all times local): 6:35 p.m. Bill Cosby's accusers say the comedian got what he deserved when a judge sentenced him to prison for sexual assault. Some of the women who allege Cosby drugged and raped them spoke out Tuesday after he was...

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  • Reactions to Bill Cosby getting 3 to 10 years in prison

    Reactions to a judge on Tuesday sentencing Bill Cosby to three to 10 years in prison for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman: "Today a PA court deemed #BillCosby a Violent Sexual Predator b4 sentencing him. For decades people maligned &decried his accusers as LIARS. It took 60+...

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  • Andrea Constand's impact statement: Bill Cosby 'robbed me'

    Victim impact statement submitted in writing by Andrea Constand, the former Temple University employee whom Bill Cosby was convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting in 2004, and released by prosecutors at Cosby's sentencing Tuesday in Norristown, Pennsylvania: To truly...

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  • Judge in Bill Cosby sentencing rules that comedian is a “sexually violent predator”

    Judge in Bill Cosby sentencing rules that comedian is a “sexually violent predator”

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  • Thai court finds 9 Muslim men guilty in Bangkok bomb plot

    A Thai court has convicted nine young Muslim men from southern Thailand of planning to set off a car bomb in the capital, in a case in which many of the defendants said they were tortured into making false confessions

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  • Cosby's day of reckoning comes after 3-year sex assault case

    Bill Cosby faces a good chance of being sent to prison Tuesday when a judge is expected to sentence the TV star who was convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman. The once-beloved actor and comedian, dubbed "America's Dad" for his role as Dr. Cliff Huxtable on the top-ranked,...

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  • Vietnam jails activist for anti-government posts on Facebook

    A court in southern Vietnam has sentenced an activist to 27 months in prison for Facebook posts that judges say insulted the ruling Communist Party and government and called for anti-government protests. Doan Khanh Vinh Quang, 42, was convicted "abuse of democratic freedom to infringe on...

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  • Cosby’s day of reckoning comes after 3-year sex assault case

    Bill Cosby could be in prison by day’s end as reckoning comes in 3-year sex assault case

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  • Vietnam jails activist for anti-government posts on Facebook

    A court in southern Vietnam has sentenced an activist to 27 months in prison for Facebook posts that judges say insulted the ruling Communist Party and government

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  • Officials in Vegas air info in 2016 police chokehold death

    A public airing of information about the death of an unarmed 40-year-old man at the hands of a Las Vegas police officer last year failed to satisfy the man's mother, who sobbed Monday through descriptions of her son's autopsy and later called the proceeding a cover-up of a criminal act. ...

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  • Cosby prosecutor asks for 5 to 10 years in prison

    Declaring Bill Cosby doesn't deserve a free pass because of his advanced age, prosecutors on Monday asked a judge to sentence the comedian to five to 10 years in prison for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman, while the defense argued that he is too old and helpless to do time behind bars....

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  • 3D gun advocate accused of sex with minor freed on bond

    The owner of a Texas company that sells plans to make untraceable 3-D printed guns is free on bond after being accused by authorities of having sex with an underage girl. Jail records show 30-year-old Cody Wilson was freed Sunday evening from the Harris County Jail in Houston after posting...

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  • Lawyer: Mental illness led to Fyre Festival promoter’s crime

    A lawyer says mental illness caused the promoter of a failed music festival to rip off investors and commit other crimes

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  • Cosby accusers say they hope he is sentenced to jail time

    Two of the women who have accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault decades ago said Sunday they hope he will be sentenced to prison time this week. Lise-Lotte Lublin and Chelan Lasha, who appeared with attorney Gloria Allred, also said they hoped they would be allowed to read victim impact...

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  • Cosby sentencing reveals generational divide over his legacy

    Keon McGuire has no real attachment to Bill Cosby or his landmark show. As a black man, he's aware of the sitcom's place in pop culture, but he was barely in elementary school when "The Cosby Show" went off the air. Years later, he mostly tuned Cosby out after a widely panned speech to the...

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  • 3D gun advocate accused of sex with minor is jailed in US

    The owner of a Texas company that sells plans to make untraceable 3-D printed guns was back in the U.S. Sunday after being arrested in Taiwan, where police say he flew after learning he was being investigated for allegedly having sex with an underage girl. The U.S. Marshals Service said...

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  • Stolen smokes: Florida man gets 20 years for cigarette theft

    A Florida man who stole $600 worth of cigarettes from a convenience store has been sentenced to 20 years in state prison. A jury in Pensacola convicted 48-year-old Robert Spellman of burglary and grand theft in August. Authorities say Spellman took 10 cartons of cigarettes from a stock room...

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  • Egypt court sentences 65 people over 2013 violence

    An Egyptian court has sentenced 64 people to varying prison terms and one man to death over violence in 2013 when the military overthrew the elected Islamist president

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  • Judge: California child can take cannabis drug to school

    A California kindergartner can keep bringing a cannabis-based drug used for emergency treatment of a rare form of epilepsy to her public school, a judge ruled Friday. The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat reported that a judge sided with the family of 5-year-old Brooke Adams. The Rincon...

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  • Tribal members settle abuse cases against Mormon church

    Four Native Americans who claimed they were sexually abused while enrolled in a now-defunct Mormon church foster program decades ago filed paperwork to dismiss their cases after reaching financial settlements, a lawyer said. Allegations have been made against the church by more than a dozen...

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  • Retrial set for man accused in woman's burning death

    Was it Quinton or Eric? That's likely to be the choice again facing Mississippi jurors this week in the trial of Quinton Tellis, accused of setting 19-year-old Jessica Chambers on fire in her car in December 2014, only to see the dying woman stagger down a rural backroad and be found by...

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