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Pennsylvania AG: Cardinal faces no penalties by resigning

Oct. 12, 2018 5:20 PM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pennsylvania (AP) — Amid unfolding sex-abuse scandals, Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl as archbishop of Washington. But the pope's gentle words and lack of condemnation angered those who feel top Catholic leaders continue to shirk responsibility for the global...

The Latest: Pennsylvania prosecutor critical of Wuerl deal

Oct. 12, 2018 12:33 PM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the resignation of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl (all times Eastern): 12:30 p.m. The prosecutor who released a grand jury report in August on rampant sex abuse in six Pennsylvania dioceses says it is unacceptable that Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl is retiring with...

Prosecutor pushes for legal change after clergy abuse report

Oct. 12, 2018 12:12 PM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's top prosecutor has appealed to legislators to "do the right thing" and change state law so that civil cases can be pursued in court in decades-old clergy abuse cases. Attorney General Josh Shapiro spoke Friday at the court complex outside Philadelphia where Bill Cosby...

Cosby lawyers ask court to void conviction, prison sentence

Oct. 7, 2018 3:12 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby's lawyers have asked a Pennsylvania court to overturn the actor's conviction and three- to 10-year prison sentence because of what they call a string of errors in his sex assault case. The defense motion argued that trial Judge Steven O'Neill erred in declaring Cosby a...

Bill Cosby behind bars: Appeal looming, lawsuits pending

Sep. 26, 2018 3:56 PM EDT

Their famous client behind bars, Bill Cosby's legal team is readying a long-shot bid to get his sexual assault conviction overturned. They're also fighting civil lawsuits filed by some accusers that threaten to drain his vast fortune. The 81-year-old Cosby's lawyers gave glimpses of their expected appeal as his...

The Latest: Cosby has several avenues to appeal conviction

Sep. 26, 2018 2:46 PM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of Bill Cosby (all times local): 2:35 p.m. Bill Cosby has several avenues of appeal if he hopes to get out of prison. The 81-year-old comedian spent the first night of his three-to-10-year prison sentence for sexual assault alone in a single cell near the...

The Latest: Cosby accusers say he got what he deserved

Sep. 25, 2018 11:46 PM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Bill Cosby's sentencing hearing (all times local): 6:35 p.m. Bill Cosby's accusers say the comedian got what he deserved when a judge sentenced him to prison for sexual assault. Some of the women who allege Cosby drugged and raped them spoke out Tuesday after he was...

Cosby in cuffs: TV star gets 3 to 10 years for sex assault

Sep. 25, 2018 11:00 PM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — At an age when other Hollywood stars are settling into retirement and collecting lifetime-achievement awards, an 81-year-old Bill Cosby was led away to prison in handcuffs Tuesday, sentenced to three to 10 years behind bars in what was seen by many of his accusers as a reckoning...

Judge denies Bill Cosby bail; 81-year-old to be locked up immediately

Sep. 25, 2018 2:52 PM EDT
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Judge denies Bill Cosby bail; 81-year-old to be locked up immediately.

Bill Cosby, 81, is sentenced to three to 10 years in state prison for 2004 sexual assault

Sep. 25, 2018 2:11 PM EDT
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby, 81, is sentenced to three to 10 years in state prison for 2004 sexual assault.