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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victims of child sexual abuse in Pennsylvania an opportunity to file lawsuits over claims that would otherwise be too outdated to pursue, but a key Senate leader said the current draft had "glaring problems" that...

Kentucky attorney general endorses special grand jury idea

Sep. 25, 2018 6:19 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's attorney general has endorsed the idea of a new law that would let him use a special grand jury to investigate crimes that cross county lines, a step that could give him heightened powers to probe suspected clergy abuse. Democrat Andy Beshear said the proposal was prompted...

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.