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The Latest: Cosby says friends prompted his return to stage

Bill Cosby

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on Bill Cosby’s first public performance since 2015 while he awaits the start of his sexual assault case retrial (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Bill Cosby says he made his first public performance since a sex abuse scandal embroiled him in 2015 because he wanted to...


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Gun industry gathers just a few miles from mass shooting

Gun Show After Las Vegas

The gun industry is holding its biggest annual trade show this week just a few miles from where a gunman slaughtered 58 concertgoers outside his high-rise Las Vegas hotel room in October using a display case worth of weapons, many of them fitted with bump stocks that enabled them to mimic fully...


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Big brother Granato prepared for role as US Olympic coach

Mens Hockey Preview

Growing up as the oldest of six children, Tony Granato always seemed to be in charge. If that meant telling brothers Don and Robby to help their younger siblings put on their shoes or find their jackets, that’s what he did. A decade or so later, those same qualities stood out on the 1988 U.S....


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Cosby jokes in 1st show since 2015 he 'used to be' comedian

Bill Cosby

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby performed in public for the first time since a sex abuse scandal embroiled him in 2015, joking that he “used to be a comedian” and playing with a jazz band in his hometown as a retrial looms in his criminal sexual assault case. The 80-year-old entertainer took the...


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The Latest: Cosby says friends prompted his return to stage

Bill Cosby

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on Bill Cosby’s first public performance since 2015 while he awaits the start of his sexual assault case retrial (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Bill Cosby says he made his first public performance since a sex abuse scandal embroiled him in 2015 because he wanted to...


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Del Toro's 'Shape of Water' poised to lead Oscar nominations

Oscar Nominations

NEW YORK (AP) — Guillermo del Toro’s lavish monster romance “The Shape of Water” will vie for the most Oscar nominations Tuesday, but just as much attention may be focused on categories where women could make history. Nominations for the 90th annual Academy Awards will begin at 8:22 a.m. EST, with...


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Shutdown deal: Dems face angry base, GOP has hard choices

Budget Battle

NEW YORK (AP) — The first government shutdown of Donald Trump’s presidency spanned 69 hours. That was as long as Democrats could, or would, stand united against a Republican-backed temporary spending bill in pursuit of a plan to protect hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation....


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Pentagon, watchdog at odds over efforts to prevent sexual abuse of children by Afghan

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. A government watchdog suggested that Congress might want to prohibit the Defense Department from spending money on Afghan military units whose members sexually abuse children or commit other human rights violations. But the Pentagon disagreed with that idea, saying...


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Tensions between Sessions, FBI over senior personnel from Comey era

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. FBI Director Christopher Wray has been resisting pressure from Attorney General Jeff Sessions to replace his deputy director Andrew McCabe, a frequent target of criticism from President Donald Trump, according to people familiar with the matter. The tensions over the...


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The Latest: Hundreds pack church, pray for girl who was shot

ITALY, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a Texas high school (all times local): 9:50 p.m. About 300 people packed a church in a small North Texas community to pray for a girl wounded in a shooting at the town’s high school. The vigil Monday night at Central Baptist Church in Italy (IT‘-lee)...


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