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Time magazine honors sex assault survivors and women at gala

Apr. 25, 2018 11:59 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sex assault victims from the world of entertainment and sports were honored at the Time 100 gala, an annual event that celebrates the year's most influential people. Emily Nestor, one of the first to accuse ex-Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct, attended along with Aly...

'Major announcement' planned on elusive serial killer

Apr. 25, 2018 11:59 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Sacramento County District Attorney's Office plans to make a 'major announcement" in the case of an elusive serial killer they say committed at least 12 homicides, 45 rapes and dozens of burglaries across California in the 1970s and 1980s. District Attorney's spokeswoman...

Police: Man killed deputy, stole his car and robbed store

Apr. 25, 2018 11:58 AM EDT

NORRIDGEWOCK, Maine (AP) — A Maine man killed a sheriff's deputy, stole his cruiser and robbed a convenience store early Wednesday, triggering an intensive manhunt in a heavily wooded rural town in Maine, officials said. Somerset County Cpl. Sheriff Eugene Cole was killed at about 1:45 a.m. on U.S. Route 2...

Dallas mayor: 1 officer has died after Home Depot shooting

Apr. 25, 2018 11:43 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas police officer died Wednesday after a shooting that wounded another officer and an employee at a home improvement store, the city's mayor said. Mayor Mike Rawlings was presiding over a city council meeting when he announced the death of Rogelio Santander, a member of the police force...

Jury gets case after Cosby painted as predator, victim

Apr. 25, 2018 11:35 AM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The jury in Bill Cosby's sexual assault case began deliberating Wednesday in the first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era, weighing charges that he drugged and molested a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home 14 years ago. The panel of seven men and five women got the case after...

Latest: Mayor: Dallas police officer dies day after shooting

Apr. 25, 2018 11:29 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of two police officers and an employee of a home improvement store in Dallas (all times local): 10:30 a.m. The mayor of Dallas says a police officer has died a day after a shooting that also wounded another officer and a home improvement store employee. Mayor Mike...

The Latest: Cosby jury begins deliberating

Apr. 25, 2018 11:21 AM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial (all times local): 11:10 a.m. A jury has started deliberating the fate of Bill Cosby in his sexual assault retrial. The jurors began their work late Wednesday morning after getting instructions from the judge. Cosby is charged with...

Driver in crash that killed 6-year-old girl gets probation

Apr. 25, 2018 11:20 AM EDT

EAST BROOKFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Connecticut man involved in a crash in Massachusetts that resulted in the death of a 6-year-old girl has been sentenced to three years of probation. The Telegram & Gazette reports that 56-year-old David Holmes, of East Hartford, also lost his license for three years and...

Jury begins deliberations in Bill Cosby sexual assault retrial

Apr. 25, 2018 11:18 AM EDT
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Jury begins deliberations in Bill Cosby sexual assault retrial.

The Latest: Danish inventor to appeal murder sentence

Apr. 25, 2018 10:57 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Latest on the murder trial of Danish inventor Peter Madsen (all times local): 1:30 p.m. The lawyer for Danish inventor Peter Madsen says she will appeal his murder conviction and life sentence. Betina Hald Engmark told a Copenhagen court she would appeal Wednesday's sentence,...