January 24, 2018

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Hunt begins for 12th juror in Bill Cosby's sex assault trial

Steele also addressed the defense team's media blitz and complaints of a racially biased prosecution for the first time after jury selection ended Wednesday evening, calling it "nonsense about optics". Numerous themes that will undergird Cosby's trial once testimony begins June 5 - sex, race and the influence of media coverage - were present over three days of tense questioning of jurors. Read More »

Van tears through crowd on London Bridge; multiple fatalities


One witness wrote on Twitter: "Passerby says 15-20 people have been run over". Some witnesses reported seeing as many as three attackers, a figure not confirmed by police. Emergency services were seen treating people lying injured at the junction of Thrale Street and Southwark Street, near Borough Market . "There was a van that crashed into the fences on London Bridge". Read More »

UK police evacuate area after locating car in Manchester investigation

Detective Chief Superintendent Russ Jackson, head of the North West Counter Terrorism Unit, said: "This is potentially a significant development in the investigation". Brothers Isaac and Abz Forjani, who were arrested by armed police soon after the attack before being released without charge, said they had been left "traumatised" by their cousin's actions. Read More »

House spurns attempt to unlock Louisiana budget restrictions


The governor referred to the House plan as a "non-starter" and threatened to veto such a proposal, sending lawmakers into a special session. The House wanted to leave $206 million unspent, because GOP leaders there believe that state income estimates may be too rosy and they wanted a cushion so they didn't have to make midyear cuts if the projections come up short. Read More »

Black Eyed Peas, Robbie Williams added to Manchester concert

Scheduled acts include Ariana Grande , Katy Perry , Justin Bieber , Coldplay , Miley Cyrus , Pharrell Williams , Usher , Black Eyed Peas , Take That , and One Direction's Niall Horan . Tickets went on sale Thursday. The " One Love Manchester " concert is being organised by Grande, who was performing at the iconic Manchester Arena when a 22-year-old Libyan-origin bomber, Salman Abedi , blew himself up, killing 22 people and injuring over 100 others. Read More »

Final Ringing Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus

The battle over animal rights dealt a seemingly fatal blow to the circus - Ringling had been targeted by organizations like PETA who consider it cruel to force animals to perform. For Rosemary Sylvester and Muriel Skeet, who used to perform in the show and live on that famous big train, mixed emotions come about. For Ashley Byrne, associate director of campaigns for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the circus' final show "can't come soon enough". Read More »

LEADING OFF: Discipline on deck for Harper-Strickland brawl


Each also has been fined an undisclosed amount, Major League Baseball announced on Tuesday. Most sports fans know that after he was hit, with two outs in the top of the 8 inning with the Nationals leading 2-0, Harper charged the mound where he and Strickland exchanged punches before teammates could pull them apart. Read More »

Rolf Harris walks free after sexual assault trial


Harris will avoid the prospect of a return to jail if the prosecution decides not to pursue a retrial of the four charges after the jury in an earlier trial also failed to reach verdicts on three of those charges. The woman told how Harris, now 87, had groped her when she was just 13 in front of pop stars and presenters on the Saturday Superstore show at the BBC Television Studios in the capital in 1983. Read More »

Lynda Carter, Gal Gadot shine on "Wonder Woman" carpet

Hollywood now has a chance to redeem itself by making Wonder Woman movies that are not only profitable, but enjoyable to watch. Wonder Woman isn't set in DC's grimdark present: where Superman inadvertently destroyed Gotham and Batman brands his victims to terrorize criminals into submission. Read More »

Spithill's key role for Americans in cup


Sir Ben Ainslie pipped the now 29-year-old to the one Team GB spot up for grabs five years ago to claim his fourth Olympic gold on home waters. By the time the boats first take to the water for the round-robin qualifiers , which begin on 27 May, almost 1,500 days will have been spent designing and engineering the boats. Read More »

Trump's trip: Conventional images and unconventional talk

Of course, it makes sense that Trump would develop a new respect, and probably a reverence for anyone who beats him in a pissing match. President Trump is wrapping up his nine-day foreign trip and while there's word of progress on trade talks at the G7 Summit, Mr. Read More »

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Mani Ratnam to join forces again?


The couple worked again three years later in the film Raavanan in Tamil, which was remade as a bilingual movie in Hindi as Raavan . The celebration including family only as recently Aishwarya's father Krishnaraj Rai passed away after a prolonged illness. Read More »

Award-winning sports writer Frank Deford dies at 78


Deford called the award the one he is most proud of. Obama said Deford transformed "how we think about sports ". He was also named to the National Association of Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame, was voted Sportswriter of the Year numerous times, won a Peabody Award and an Emmy, and in 2013 was given the PEN/ESPN Lifetime Achievement Award for Literary Sports Writing. Read More »

Father of Accused Manchester Attacker Says His Son Is Innocent

Police are trying to determine whether suicide bomber Salman Abedi acted alone when he set off his explosives at the end of a pop concert at a Manchester arena. "(The goal) is to make our city as hostile an environment as possible for terrorists to plan and operate", said London Police Commander Jane Connors. Read More »

Manchester mayor 'felt sick' about media leaks


The Dicks were waiting in the foyer of Manchester Arena to pick up their granddaughter, Sasha, 15, and daughter Tamla, 17 when they were blown into the air as the suicide bomber detonated his device just yards away. For information about casualties call police on 0800 0960095. As he was on the phone to me, the chief constable came through and I got the first news about what was happening. Read More »

More bombs uncovered after Manchester blast


Ramadan Abedi and his 18-year-old son Hashim Abedi were arrested by Libyan counter-terrorist officers in Tripoli, who say Hashim has confessed that both he and his brother Salman - accused of the suicide bombing - were a part of IS. The victims include Nell Jones , 14, eight-year-old Saffie Roussos , Alison Howe, Lisa Lees , Jane Tweddle-Taylor , 50, Martyn Hett, 29 , and Olivia Campbell, 15 , . Read More »

Arizona State wins eighth NCAA women's golf championship


And that'll do it. Kacie Komoto got one back for Northwestern with a 3 and 1 victory over Sophia Zeeb, but this wasn't enough to slow down the Sun Devils. As Tuesday's drama unfolded, Vaughn also added one more honor to her college resume when she was named a first-team All-American. "I did not pause to think about it [being her last round as a Wildcat], I just saw the ball and tried to keep pushing forward". Read More »

President Trump arrives in Rome ahead of meeting with Pope Francis

She replied, "Pizza?" and there were smiles all around. Pope Francis has a gift that assists him greatly whenever he meets a person for the first time: a profound perception Father Angel Rossi, an Argentine Jesuit who knows him well, called "cardiognosis: the gift of knowing people's hearts". Read More »

NBC's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE Delivers Most-Watched Season Finale in Six Years

There's no argument Saturday Night Live just wrapped one of its most successful seasons to date, thanks in large part to Alec Baldwin and his ever-present Donald Trump impersonation. Given that Bayer has appeared in a number of huge comedy films in the past few years - Trainwreck, Office Christmas Party - she should have no trouble refocusing her career. Read More »

Scott Disick's Hidden Hills home has been burgled


But is it possible that the former Disney star has no interest in getting romantic with Kourtney Kardashian's ex? The reality star, who is known for his playboy ways, was presented with a nautical-themed birthday cake by a bikini-clad party goer. Read More »

Goldie didn't know who Amy Schumer was before 'Snatched'


I'll start this review off by saying that I'm a fan of Amy Schumer and love her comedy. "Even though we were all stars, (Hollywood) was nervous about the movie ... However, by the time Schumer flashes one of her breasts for a cheap laugh, we know the film-makers are up the Amazon without a paddle. Her inability to recognize that she can be unlikeable (and her effrontery for wearing a bikini while being supposedly overweight) enrages her detractors but they are the key to why the film works. Read More »

Emma Watson wins Best Actor at MTV Awards


Netflix supernatural smash Stranger Things , the live-action Beauty and the Beast remake and Jordan Peele's subversive horror-comedy Get Out dominated the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards, hosted by Workaholics star Adam Devine. 'I want to thank the cast and crew, who have become my family. "Black dudes don't mess with you", said Howery, whose character in the film has reason to be scared of hers. Read More »

I Loved Playing at White Hart Lane - Heung-Min Son

Harry Kane expects Tottenham's "family" to stay together next season and says there are few better clubs in the world to play for. Club greats were welcomed onto the pitch one by one after Tottenham had beaten Manchester United 2-1 in their last game at the Lane , Spurs' home of 118 years, which is being demolished and rebuilt. Read More »

Trump's Approval Rating Drops to Record Low 42 Percent


Even worse than his top-line approval ratings dropping to a record low, President Donald Trump is experiencing waning support from his supporters - both numbers are at 42 percent, according to the latest Politico/Morning Consult poll . "Every postwar president with a sub-50 percent approval rating around midterm time has lost a double-digit number of House seats, with truly massive landslides being common", Prokop writes. Read More »