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Cosby camp: Once-beloved actor a victim of racism, sexism

Sep. 26, 2018 2:59 AM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A publicist for once-beloved actor Bill Cosby complained that his conviction and three- to 10-year prison term for sexual assault Tuesday stem from a racist and sexist justice system, as the defense vowed to appeal the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era. Cosby, 81, was spending...

Bryant hurt, Cubs lose to Pirates 6-0, again miss clinch

Sep. 26, 2018 1:38 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs lost again, and this one was particularly painful. Slugger Kris Bryant exited with a bruised left wrist, Mike Montgomery got hit hard over four-plus innings and the Cubs stumbled to a 6-0 defeat against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night. For the second time in as many...

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...

Pitt ready for reboot as Capel takes charge

Sep. 25, 2018 6:29 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jared Wilson Frame needed to reboot both his body and his mind. The proof came in the aftermath of a forgettable season for the Pittsburgh guard and the rest of the Panthers, one in which the once-formidable program slogged through an interminable winter that included a winless record in...

2-year window for clergy abuse lawsuits sent to state Senate

Sep. 25, 2018 6:28 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The state House overwhelmingly passed a proposal Tuesday to give victims of child sexual abuse in Pennsylvania an opportunity to file lawsuits over claims that would otherwise be too outdated to pursue, but a key Senate leader said the current draft had "glaring problems" that...

Van Riemsdyk, mascot the big moves for Flyers for '18 season

Sep. 25, 2018 4:59 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers needed a true No. 1 goalie. They needed to shake up the nucleus of a franchise that hasn't won a playoff series since 2012. The Flyers needed to add some sort of impact player behind James van Riemsdyk to prove they will again be nothing more than a fringe...

Flyers look to snap string of mediocre seasons

Sep. 25, 2018 4:27 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS LAST SEASON: 42-26-14, 98 Points. Third in Metropolitan Division. Lost to Pittsburgh Penguins in first round of Eastern Conference playoffs. COACH: Dave Hakstol (fourth season, fourth NHL season). ADDED: F James van Riemsdyk, D Christian Folin. LOST: F Matt Read, D Brandon Manning. PLAYER TO...

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.