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Cosby's star witness says accuser spoke about plot to frame

Apr. 18, 2018 9:43 PM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The chief accuser at Bill Cosby's sexual-assault retrial talked about framing a celebrity before going to police with her allegations in 2005, a key defense witness testified on Wednesday, a day that also featured prosecutors introducing Cosby's explosive deposition testimony about...

The Latest: Cosby defense case to resume Thursday

Apr. 18, 2018 5:32 PM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Bill Cosby's lawyers have called two more witnesses as they defend him against sexual assault charges. John Conrad St. Marthe is a chef who worked for Cosby until June 2003. He said Wednesday he cooked for...

Virginia AD: New coach Tina Thompson 'exactly what we need'

Apr. 18, 2018 5:25 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — It didn't take Virginia athletic director Carla Williams long to decide she really liked Tina Thompson. It took Thompson even less time to say "yes" when Williams offered her Virginia's women's basketball coaching job. The way Thompson tells it, a half-hour conversation Friday...

Pitt hires Lance White as women's basketball coach

Apr. 18, 2018 5:16 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh has hired longtime Florida State assistant coach Lance White to lead its women's basketball program. White replaces Suzie McConnell-Serio, who was fired earlier this month after the five seasons. Pitt went 10-20 this season, including a 2-16 mark in the Atlantic Coast...

Bill Cosby's graphic testimony could undercut his defense

Apr. 17, 2018 7:10 PM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby's own words from 2005 might have undercut his defense on sexual-assault charges. Prosecutors on Tuesday sought to maximize the impact of Cosby's graphic deposition, in which he testified about his sexual encounter with chief accuser Andrea Constand and acknowledged...

Gamecocks will look different, plan to have same success

Apr. 17, 2018 6:22 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Dawn Staley is ready to start a new chapter her South Carolina women's basketball program. The coach believes the program will continue its winning ways, albeit with a different look. The Gamecocks won't be led by dominant post players, Staley will turn her focus to her backcourt. The...

Defense cross of Cosby accuser reflects change in strategy

Apr. 16, 2018 8:01 PM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby's lawyers have changed the way they talk about his chief accuser and her relationship with him. At Cosby's first sexual-assault trial, the defense argued that Andrea Constand, a former Temple University women's basketball administrator, and the 80-year-old married comedian...

Bill Cosby's accuser denies framing him, knowing key witness

Apr. 16, 2018 7:42 PM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby's chief accuser on Monday rejected a defense allegation that she manufactured her account of sexual molestation and was backed up by her mother, who said the comedian apologized and called himself a "sick man." Andrea Constand withstood a defense cross-examination that...

Virginia hires Tina Thompson as women's basketball coach

Apr. 16, 2018 6:30 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia hired former WNBA star Tina Thompson on Monday to coach its women's basketball team. The 43-year-old Thompson has never been a head coach before, but she brings quite a resume to Virginia. She was the WNBA's career scoring leader until she was passed by Diana Taurasi...

The Latest: Accuser's mom: Cosby called himself a 'sick man'

Apr. 16, 2018 6:22 PM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the Bill Cosby's sexual-assault retrial (all times local): 6:05 p.m. The mother of Bill Cosby's chief accuser tells jurors the comedian admitted to her that he was a "sick man." Gianna Constand testified Monday about a phone call she had with Cosby in 2005, about a year...