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  • Bill Cosby juror speaks: ‘We had no real new evidence’

    The jury in Bill Cosby’s assault trial agreed on many points in the case and accepted his accuser’s testimony as true, but they remained at a hopeless deadlock because of the confusing wording in the texts of the charges, a juror told CNN. Parts of testimony from key witness Andrea Constand against Cosby were “unbelievable,” the juror said, but her contradicting memory of dates in the case didn’t have a big impact on the jury split. “It didn’t matter if […]

  • Yellowstone grizzly bears removed from endangered species list

    Don’t call it a comeback. The Yellowstone grizzly bear population has recovered enough to be delisted from the endangered species list, according to a statement released by the US Fish and Wildlife service. Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke called the recovery “one of America’s great conservation successes.” “As a kid who grew up in Montana, I can tell you that this is a long time coming,” he said. “[It’s] very good news for many communities and advocates in the Yellowstone […]

  • White House responds to Johnny Depp’s remark about assassination

    WASHINGTON — The White House responded Friday to actor Johnny Depp’s comments alluding to assassinating President Donald Trump, calling his words ‘sad.’ “President Trump has condemned violence in all forms, and it’s sad that others like Johnny Depp have not followed his lead,” deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told CNN. “I hope that some of Mr. Depp’s colleagues will speak out against this type of rhetoric as strongly as they would if his comments were directed to […]

  • New York’s highest court welcomes first openly gay judge

    Lauded as a “trailblazer,” Justice Paul G. Feinman became the first openly gay judge confirmed to the New York Court of Appeals. Senator Brad Hoylman, one of five openly gay members of New York’s State Legislature who urged the governor to appoint an LGBT person to the Court of Appeals, called the confirmation “an important perspective that has been missing on the court.” “It is a watershed moment for the LGBT rights in the state of New York,” said Hoylman. […]

  • Bill Cosby to hold town halls on sex assault, publicist says

    Bill Cosby will hold a series of town halls to educate young people on sexual assault, his publicists said. Andrew Wyatt and Ebonee Benson were on “Good Morning Alabama” Wednesday and said Cosby “wants to get back to work” and is planning town halls that could start as early as next month. “This issue can affect any young person, especially young athletes of today,” Wyatt said. “And they need to know what they’re facing — when they’re hanging out and […]

  • Hummus with pine nuts recalled over possible listeria contamination

    Three brands of hummus produced by House of Thaller are being recalled for potential listeria contamination. All three brands — Fresh Foods Market, Lantana and Marketside — have pine nuts on top and come in 10-ounce packages. Knoxville, Tennessee-based House of Thaller is recalling the hummus products because ingredient supplier HVF Inc. informed the company that the roasted pine nuts may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes. The products were distributed from April 18 to June 13 in the United States […]

  • This mother is looking for the lost necklace that holds her son’s ashes

    When she wore the necklace, the grieving mother carried her baby close to her heart. Now, it’s gone. The locket holds the ashes of Amanda Shears’ late son, Zealen, who was just 10 months old in 2012 when he succumbed to a heart defect. The piece — a set of silver wings folded into a heart — vanished sometime after Shears took it off, along with her wedding band, on June 2, before undergoing surgery in Michigan. She now hopes […]

  • U.S. Senate finally unveils secret health care bill

    WASHINGTON — The closely guarded Senate health care bill written entirely behind closed doors finally became public Thursday in a do-or-die moment for the Republican Party’s winding efforts to repeal Obamacare. The unveiling of the legislation marks the first time that the majority of the Senate GOP conference gets a comprehensive look at the health care proposal. With Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pressing ahead for a vote next week, senators only a handful of days to decide whether to support […]

  • Three GOP senators — including Rand Paul — expected to oppose health care bill, source says

    WASHINGTON — At least three Republican senators are expected to publicly oppose the Senate’s health care proposal Thursday afternoon, a Senate GOP source familiar with their plans told CNN. An aide confirmed Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is expected to be one of those three senators. Republicans can only lose two members of their 52-senator caucus in order to pass their proposal to repeal and replace Obamacare. The news of three senators opposing the plan was first reported by NBC […]

  • Remembering the seven USS Fitzgerald sailors

    The youngest was 19, a Virginia volunteer firefighter described as a “positive, uplifting guy.” The oldest was a 37-year-old from Ohio, just three months short of retirement. All seven were driven by a mission to serve and a passion for the sea. Many followed their parents into the Navy. It was their calling. All were killed when their warship, the USS Fitzgerald, collided with a merchant vessel Saturday in the crowded waters off Japan’s Izu Peninsula. Most were asleep when […]

  • Trump: I did not make recordings of former FBI Director James Comey

    WASHINGTON– President Donald Trump did not record his conversations with fired FBI Director James Comey, he tweeted on Thursday, ending weeks of speculation kickstarted by the President himself. “With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking and illegal leaking of information, I have no idea whether there are ‘tapes’ or recordings of my conversations with James Comey, but I did not make, and do not have, any such recordings,” Trump tweeted. …whether there are "tapes" or recordings of […]