Bill Cosby, once heralded as America's Dad, is heading to Pennsylvania prison after being sentenced to three to 10 years for a 2004 sex assault in the Philadelphia suburbs.
President Donald Trump delivered a sharp rebuke of "global governance" at the United Nations on Tuesday, drawing headshakes and even laughter from fellow world leaders as he boasted of America's economic and military might.
Trump arrived late, forcing a last-minute scheduling switch, then received polite applause but also blank stares as he took his blustery brand of "America First" policies to the annual General Assembly.
Speaking in triumphal terms, Trump approached the address as an annual report to the world on his country's progress since his inauguration. He crowed that in "less than two years, my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country."
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President Donald Trump accused Democrats on Tuesday of using a "con game" to try scuttling Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination and disparaged the account of the second woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, saying she herself conceded she was "totally inebriated and all messed up."
Trump's remarks came as Republicans worked to shore up GOP support for the beleaguered Kavanaugh, whose march toward Senate confirmation has been rocked by allegations of decades-old sexual improprieties from two women. On Friday, Trump had mocked claims by Kavanaugh's chief accuser of a sexual assault at a 1980s high school party, tweeting that she would have reported the incident to police if it was "as bad as she says."
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President Donald Trump made reducing drug prices a key promise during his election campaign, repeatedly accusing drugmakers of "getting away with murder." At the end of May, he promised that drug companies would be announcing "massive" voluntary drug price cuts within two weeks.
That hasn't happened, and an Associated Press analysis of brand-name prescription drug prices shows it's been business as usual for drugmakers, with far more price hikes than cuts. The number of increases slowed somewhat and were not quite as steep as in past years, the AP found.
Six Flags in St. Louis, Missouri, is challenging six contestants to spend 30 hours inside a coffin for a chance to win $300 during the park's annual spooktacular Halloween event.
Participants of the ghoulish contest to celebrate the 30th year of Fright Fest will bide their time inside 2-by-7-foot coffins at the park from 1 p.m. Oct. 13 to 7 p.m. Oct. 14.
Two penguins were found on the side of the road in Peru by a woman driving by. She rescued them and called the police to come get them.
Minnesota's Democratic Party chairman said Monday that he expects an investigation of allegations of physical abuse against Rep. Keith Ellison to be completed and released soon, well ahead of the November election.
A former long-term girlfriend accused Ellison of physical abuse last month, just days ahead of his victory in the crowded Democratic primary for Minnesota attorney general. Karen Monahan said Ellison once dragged her off a bed by her feet while screaming obscenities. She claims to have video footage of the 2016 incident but has refused to release it, saying it's embarrassing.
President Donald Trump and his top national security aides lashed out at Iran with unusual venom Tuesday, warning Tehran that it faced severe consequences if it defied the United States.
Speeches by the president before the U.N. General Assembly and by national security adviser John Bolton to an organization that opposed the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, from which the Trump administration withdrew in May, appeared to mark an escalation of rhetoric.
Trump blasted what he called Iran's "corrupt dictatorship" and accused its leaders of enriching themselves through massive embezzlement and raiding state coffers to spread "mayhem" across the Middle East and around the world. Bolton warned Iran that there would be "hell to pay" if it crossed the U.S. or its allies and partners.
Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans said Tuesday they had hired outside counsel to handle questioning at Thursday's hearing featuring Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused him of sexually assaulting her — though they would not reveal the lawyer's identity, drawing criticism from Democrats and women's advocates.
In a letter to a lawyer for Ford on Monday, Mike Davis, who handles nominations for Republicans on the committee, said the GOP had hired a woman whom he described as "an experienced sex-crimes prosecutor to serve as an investigative staff counsel for the hearing," NBC News reported.
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Warning that the world has a bad case of "trust deficit disorder" and risks "runaway climate change," U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged global leaders Tuesday to abandon unilateralism and reinvigorate cooperation as the only way to tackle the challenges and threats of increasingly chaotic times.
The U.N. chief painted a grim picture of the state of the world in his opening address to the annual gathering of presidents, prime ministers, monarchs and government officials from the U.N.'s 193 member nations. He pointed to rising polarization and populism, ebbing cooperation, "fragile" trust in international institutions and "outrage" at the inability to end wars in Syria, Yemen and elsewhere.
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The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Tuesday issued a statement refusing to remove disgraced actor Bill Cosby's star from the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In the statement, the chamber said that Walk of Fame stars are "intended to be permanent" and that it does not remove stars from the Walk of Fame, even when "the personal lives of inductees do not measure up to public standards..."
Calls for Cosby's star to be removed had grown as the actor faced sentencing for a 2004 sexual assault on Andrea Constand, a Temple University women's basketball administrator, at his Philadelphia home.
A wild East Los Angeles police pursuit in February concluded with the suspects escaping into Metro Gold Line tunnel in a scene out of a movie, and NBC4 obtained the surveillance footage from inside the tunnels.
New video captured by Metro cameras outside and inside the tunnel show the truck entering the narrow passageway less than 30 seconds after a commuter train, hinting at how catastrophic the act could have been if the timing had been off ever so slightly.
The male driver and female passenger ditched the pursuit vehicle once inside the tunnel and found their way into an "evacuation passage" intended only for emergencies.
Bill Cosby was sentenced to three to 10 years in prison for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004. The judge also declared Cosby a “sexually violent predator,” which means he will...
A former puppet specialist with the Broadway musical "The Lion King" is accused of printing a 3-D gun in the theater's prop room.
Ilya Vett was arrested last week on a misdemeanor charge.
A criminal complaint says a police officer observed a 3-D printer producing a "hard black plastic object" shaped like a revolver.
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If low-fat yogurt is blended with fatty ingredients like coconut or chocolate, is it still low-fat? Is it even yogurt?
The U.S. government has rules about what can be called "yogurt," and the dairy industry says it's not clear what the answers are. Now it's hopeful it will finally get to use the term with greater liberty, with the Trump administration in the process of updating the yogurt definition.
The industry push to open up the yogurt standard illustrates how fraught it can be to define a food, especially as manufacturing practices and consumer tastes change.