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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...

Friends and fellow writers pay tribute at Roth memorial

Sep. 26, 2018 2:21 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Philip Roth had it all planned. "Many years ago, I received in the mail a letter in which he outlined the instructions for his memorial service," his close friend Joel Conarroe told a gathering of hundreds Tuesday during a tribute at the midtown Manhattan branch of the New York Public...

'Making a Murderer' sequel set to premiere Oct. 19

Sep. 25, 2018 6:00 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A sequel to the popular "Making a Murderer" documentary series about a Wisconsin murder case is set to premiere Oct. 19 on Netflix. The first "Making a Murderer" recounted the story of Steven Avery and his nephew, Brendan Dassey, who were convicted in the 2005 slaying of Wisconsin...

'America's Got Talent' finale gives boost to NBC

Sep. 25, 2018 5:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — "America's Got Talent" ended its summer run last week with the most-watched entertainment programs on television since May, although its popularity dipped this summer. Just under 13 million people watched the final two episodes of the NBC competition last week, where magician Shin Lim was...

CBS taps media industry veteran Parsons as interim chairman

Sep. 25, 2018 9:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS says it has named media industry veteran Richard Parsons as interim chairman of the board as the company moves to reshape itself following the ouster of longtime chief Les Moonves. Parsons is the former chairman of Time Warner and Citicorp. He was added to the board of CBS earlier this...

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Belgium's queen mother flies home for health tests

Sep. 26, 2018 5:30 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium's Royal Palace said that Queen Paola, the mother of King Philippe, is flying home from Italy for health reasons, amid media reports she suffered a stroke during a trip to Venice. Broadcaster RTBF reported Wednesday that the 81-year-old Italian-born Paola became ill overnight and was...

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...

Friends and fellow writers pay tribute at Roth memorial

Sep. 26, 2018 2:21 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Philip Roth had it all planned. "Many years ago, I received in the mail a letter in which he outlined the instructions for his memorial service," his close friend Joel Conarroe told a gathering of hundreds Tuesday during a tribute at the midtown Manhattan branch of the New York Public...

Fairbanks greenlights reality TV show featuring city police

Sep. 26, 2018 1:06 AM EDT

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Fairbanks officials have greenlighted a contract that could lead to a reality TV show highlighting the city's police department. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the city council approved Mayor Jim Matherly's request Monday to partner with Engle Entertainment on a show...

Former WBC welterweight champ Victor Ortiz charged with rape

Sep. 26, 2018 12:45 AM EDT

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Former welterweight champion Victor Ortiz has been charged with raping a woman inside a home in March. Police in Oxnard say the 31-year-old Ortiz turned himself in to Ventura County Sheriffs on Tuesday afternoon. Police say the district attorney filed charges after a months-long...

Bank executive who survived gunman's attack to recount it

Sep. 26, 2018 12:27 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — A bank executive who survived at least 12 gunshots in a deadly downtown Cincinnati attack is ready to discuss her ordeal. A Fifth Third Bancorp spokeswoman says an interview with 37-year-old Whitney Austin will air Wednesday on ABC-TV's "Good Morning America," and that Austin will then do...

Lineup set for Columbus cartoon and comic strip festival

Sep. 26, 2018 12:20 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The creator of the "For Better Or For Worse" comic strip and the artist behind the "Bone" graphic novels are among the participants in an annual cartoon and comic strip festival in Ohio's capital city. Cartoon Crossroads Columbus runs Sept. 27 through Sept. 30 at various locations...

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...

Quotes, reaction to Cosby's sentence of 3-10 years in prison

Sep. 25, 2018 10:54 PM EDT

Quotes from the hearing and reactions to Bill Cosby's sentence of three to 10 years in state prison for drugging and molesting a Temple University athletics administrator at his suburban Philadelphia home: ___ "Bill Cosby took my beautiful, healthy young spirit and crushed it. He robbed me of my health and...