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Actor and comedian Bill Cosby reacts after being notified a verdict was in in his sexual assault retrial, Thursday, April, 26, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. A jury convicted the "Cosby Show" star of three counts of aggravated indecent assault on Thursday. The guilty verdict came less than a year after another jury deadlocked on the charges. (Mark Makela/Pool Photo via AP)
April 26, 2018 - 4:15 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby was convicted Thursday of drugging and molesting a woman in the first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era, completing the spectacular late-in-life downfall of a comedian who broke racial barriers in Hollywood on his way to TV superstardom as America's Dad. Cosby...
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Actor and comedian Bill Cosby reacts while being notified a verdict was in in his sexual assault retrial, Thursday, April, 26, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. A jury convicted the "Cosby Show" star of three counts of aggravated indecent assault on Thursday. The guilty verdict came less than a year after another jury deadlocked on the charges. (Mark Makela/Pool Photo via AP)
April 26, 2018 - 3:56 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial (all times local): 3:55 p.m. A prosecutor says Bill Cosby showed his true colors when he went on an expletive-laced tirade after his conviction on sexual assault charges. Cosby called District Attorney Kevin Steele an "a--hole...
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Actor and comedian Bill Cosby reacts while being notified a verdict was in in his sexual assault retrial, Thursday, April, 26, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. A jury convicted the "Cosby Show" star of three counts of aggravated indecent assault on Thursday. The guilty verdict came less than a year after another jury deadlocked on the charges. (Mark Makela/Pool Photo via AP)
April 26, 2018 - 3:21 pm
Reaction to Bill Cosby's conviction on charges of drugging and molesting a woman in the first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era: "Cosby is guilty. I'm sorry if you loved a lie. His victims can now exhale. Thank you judge and jury. Thank you society for waking up." — Rose McGowan, via Twitter "...
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This April 24, 2018 aerial photo shows construction progress on the MGM Casino complex in downtown Springfield, Mass., which is on track to open in August, a few weeks ahead of schedule. MGM Resorts International President Bill Hornbuckle said in a Wednesday interview with The Associated Press that August 24 is the new planned opening date for its $960 million downtown resort complex. The company had previously envisioned opening it sometime in September. (Patrick Johnson/The Republican via AP)
April 26, 2018 - 2:14 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The fate of Wynn's glitzy Boston-area casino may still be up in the air, but rival MGM says it is on track to open the first Las Vegas-style casino resort in Massachusetts sooner than expected. MGM Resorts International is now targeting Aug. 24 as the new opening date for the $960...
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Toni Battle stands inside a display at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, a new memorial to honor thousands of people killed in racist lynchings, which opened to the public Thursday, April 26, 2018, in Montgomery, Ala. Battle, who drove from San Francisco to attend said "I'm a descendant of three lynching victims," her face wet with tears. "I wanted to come and honor them and also those in my family that couldn't be here." (AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz)
April 26, 2018 - 1:43 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Hundreds of people lined up in the rain to get a first look at a lynching memorial and museum that opened Thursday in Montgomery, Alabama. The National Memorial for Peace and Justice commemorates 4,400 black people who were slain in lynchings and other racial killings...
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Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, arrives at federal court for a conference regarding the FBI's seizure of his records, Thursday, April 26, 2018, in New York. President Trump said Thursday that Cohen represented him "with this crazy Stormy Daniels deal," after previously denying any knowledge of a payment Cohen made to the porn actress alleging an affair with Trump. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
April 26, 2018 - 1:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that his personal attorney Michael Cohen represented him "with this crazy Stormy Daniels deal," after previously denying any knowledge of a payment Cohen made to the porn actress who alleges an affair with Trump. Trump spoke by phone Thursday...
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April 26, 2018 - 1:15 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — NBC says that Michael Che and Colin Jost of "Saturday Night Live" will co-host this year's Emmy Awards. Che and Jost anchor the "Weekend Update" segment of "Saturday Night Live" and are head writers on the long-running sketch show. The Emmy ceremony rotates from the major...
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British director Ken Loach, right, receives an honorary degree from the Brussels ULB university in Brussels on Thursday, April 26, 2018. The Brussels ULB university says it is going ahead with honoring British director Ken Loach on Thursday despite veiled criticism from Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel. Loach, is known for his strong defense of the Palestine cause and is often critical of the Israeli government. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
April 26, 2018 - 1:14 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Brussels ULB university honored British director Ken Loach with a special doctorate on Thursday despite veiled criticism from Prime Minister Charles Michel and outspoken rebukes from Jewish organizations about anti-Semitism allegations. Loach, who is known for his strong defense...
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A Pittsburgh Public work crew prepares to remove the Stephen Foster statue in Schenley Plaza on Thursday, April 26, 2018, in Pittsburgh. The 118-year-old statue of the “Oh! Susanna” songwriter was removed after criticism that the work is demeaning because it includes a slave sitting at his feet, plucking a banjo. The Pittsburgh Art Commission voted unanimously last October to relocate the statue. (Andrew Rush/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)
April 26, 2018 - 12:36 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A 118-year-old statue of the "Oh! Susanna" songwriter was removed from a Pittsburgh park Thursday after criticism that the work is demeaning because it includes a slave sitting at his feet, plucking a banjo. In October, the Pittsburgh Art Commission voted to take the Stephen...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, then-President-elect Donald Trump and Kanye West pose for a picture in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. Trump is tweeting his thanks to rap superstar Kanye West for his recent online support. Trump wrote, “Thank you Kanye, very cool!” in response to the tweets from West, who called the president “my brother.” West tweeted a number of times Wednesday expressing his admiration for Trump, saying they both share “dragon energy.” The rap star also posted a photo of himself wearing Trump’s campaign “Make America Great Again” hat. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
April 26, 2018 - 11:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump praised Kanye West on Thursday for having "good taste" for supporting the president. Trump said in an interview with "Fox & Friends" that he knew the rapper "a little bit" and always got along with him, and said that West has noticed the low unemployment...
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