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

Sep. 25, 2018 5:44 PM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — His Hollywood career and good-guy image in ruins, Bill Cosby was led away to prison in handcuffs Tuesday at age 81 for perhaps the rest of his days, sentenced to three to 10 years behind bars for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his gated estate. The punishment made him...

Trump challenges UN, boasting of America's go-it-alone might

Sep. 25, 2018 4:48 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Donald Trump poured scorn on the "ideology of globalism" and heaped praise on his own administration's achievements Tuesday in a speech to the U.N. General Assembly that drew headshakes and even mocking laughter from his audience of fellow world leaders. "The U.S. will not...

Trump says Dems using 'con game' to sink Kavanaugh's bid

Sep. 25, 2018 5:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump accused Democrats on Tuesday of using a "con game" to scuttle Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination, forcefully dismissing allegations against the judge as Republicans began preparations for a pivotal hearing Thursday with Christine Blasey Ford, a woman...

Hearing on Kavanaugh allegations puts #MeToo to the test

Sep. 25, 2018 5:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — No matter what ultimately happens to Brett Kavanaugh and the women who accuse the Supreme Court nominee of sexual misconduct, the Senate hearing on the allegations will offer a historic test of the #MeToo movement, which began only a year ago. Since it coalesced around accusations...

NTSB faults Air Canada pilots for last year's near disaster

Sep. 25, 2018 5:35 PM EDT

Federal safety officials blame two Air Canada pilots for coming within 10 to 20 feet of crashing their jetliner into a plane on the ground last year in San Francisco. The Air Canada pilots were apparently confused because one of two parallel runways was closed and dark before the late-night incident. The crew was...

Into the fold? What's next for Instagram as founders leave

Sep. 25, 2018 5:36 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger sold Instagram to Facebook in 2012, the photo-sharing startup's fiercely loyal fans worried about what would happen to their beloved app under the social media giant's wings. None of their worst fears materialized. But now that its founders have...

Prosecutors: Chinese man arrested for spying on US engineers

Sep. 25, 2018 5:38 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Chinese citizen living in Chicago has been arrested for spying on U.S. engineers and scientists, including defense contractors, on behalf of the Chinese government. Authorities said Tuesday 27-year-old Ji Chaoqun has been charged with one count of knowingly acting...

In most global of settings, UN ponders populism's problems

Sep. 25, 2018 4:55 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — 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...

Iran says US wants to overthrow govt, rejects two-way talks

Sep. 25, 2018 5:33 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani accused the United States on Tuesday of trying to overthrow his government, rejecting bilateral talks after President Donald Trump denounced Iran's leaders and predicted stepped-up U.S. sanctions would get Tehran to negotiate over its nuclear program....

Kavanaugh classmate who wrote of partying goes silent

Sep. 25, 2018 4:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mark Judge spent decades mining his recollections and writing books and articles full of semi-confessional details about the suburban Maryland prep school he attended with future Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Now, though, Judge's memory has drawn a blank. Judge, identified by...

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The Latest: Germany, Saudi Arabia agree to smooth relations

Sep. 25, 2018 5:45 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Germany and Saudi Arabia have agreed to patch up their strained diplomatic ties, after Berlin's top diplomat expressed regret for recent "misunderstandings" that angered the kingdom. Saudi Arabia pulled its...

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

Sep. 25, 2018 5:44 PM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — His Hollywood career and good-guy image in ruins, Bill Cosby was led away to prison in handcuffs Tuesday at age 81 for perhaps the rest of his days, sentenced to three to 10 years behind bars for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his gated estate. The punishment made him...

The Latest: California attacks suspect has record in Texas

Sep. 25, 2018 5:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a man suspected in brutal beatings of homeless men in Southern California (all times local): 2:40 p.m. A man under investigation in brutal beatings of Southern California homeless men and the disappearances of relatives in Texas has a criminal record that includes assault....

Georgia's top 2 courts see diluted diversity for blacks

Sep. 25, 2018 5:42 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's governor has expanded the state Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals by adding five jurists in a series of moves that reduced the representation of blacks on the two courts and the representation of women on the high court. Gov. Nathan Deal has had twenty opportunities to choose...

Wyoming, Idaho weigh options after grizzly hunt ruling

Sep. 25, 2018 5:42 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — State officials frustrated by a judge's decision to prohibit grizzly bear hunting in the Yellowstone region and put the animals back on the threatened species list will likely appeal but that's not their only option to contest the decision. They could lean on Congress to exempt the...

Latest: Woman denies she told inmate she strangled baby

Sep. 25, 2018 5:41 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of William Hoehn, who is charged with conspiracy in the killing of a pregnant woman whose baby was cut from her womb (all times local): 4:30 p.m. A North Dakota woman convicted of killing her pregnant neighbor says she never told a fellow inmate that she strangled...

Trump holding Mississippi rally for Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith

Sep. 25, 2018 5:41 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump will hold a rally next week in northern Mississippi, urging voters to support an appointed Republican senator who is on the ballot in November. The Trump campaign says Tuesday that the "Make America Great Again" rally is scheduled Oct. 2 in Southaven, a heavily...

Rochester firm wins $1M NY clean energy contest

Sep. 25, 2018 5:41 PM EDT

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — A Rochester firm that makes a product that makes trucks more energy efficient has won a $1 million state competition. The award was announced Tuesday in Binghamton. The contest, dubbed 76West, was created by the administration of Gov. Andrew Cuomo to spur research and development...

Funeral arrangements set for daughter of James Brown

Sep. 25, 2018 5:40 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Funeral arrangements have been set for Venisha Brown, one of the daughters of legendary soul singer James Brown. Venisha Brown died last week due to complications from pneumonia at an Augusta hospital. She was 53. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the service will be held at 1 p.m....

US judge repeats Trump vulgarity during immigration hearing

Sep. 25, 2018 5:40 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge has questioned the Trump administration's motives for ending a program that lets immigrants from four countries live and work legally in the U.S. During a hearing on Tuesday, Judge Edward Chen repeated President Donald Trump's vulgar language to describe some countries...