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Cosby convicted of sexually assaulting woman

NORRISTOWN, Pa. — 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. Continue reading...

Explosion rocks Wisconsin refinery, at least five hurt

SUPERIOR, Wis. — Several people have been injured in an explosion at a refinery in Wisconsin. Continue reading...

DNA leads to ex-officer's arrest in '70s, '80s rapes, killings

Subscriber onlyA DNA match led to the arrest of a 72-year-old former police officer in one of the most baffling and sadistic crime sprees of the 1970s and '80s -- a string of at least 12 slayings and 45 rapes in California by an attacker dubbed the Golden State Killer, police said Wednesday. Continue reading...

Macron calls U.S. to action; pacts’ future among his top concerns

Subscriber onlyFrench President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday delivered an impassioned call for multilateralism and U.S. engagement in the world, saying it was "an essential part of our confidence in the future." Continue reading...

Justices delve into travel ban; presidential powers, barring Muslims among arguments

Subscriber onlyThe Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday concerning President Donald Trump's ban on travel to the U.S. by visitors from several Muslim-majority countries. Continue reading...

Trump lawyer says he'll plead Fifth in porn-star suit

Subscriber onlyPresident Donald Trump's personal attorney said Wednesday that he will assert his constitutional right against self-incrimination in a civil case brought by an adult-film star who said she had an affair with Trump. Continue reading...

Jury gets Cosby's sex-assault case

80-year-old former TV star, comedian faces three counts

Subscriber onlyThe jury in Bill Cosby's sex­ual-assault case began deliberating Wednesday, a day after hearing closing arguments in which the comedian was variously portrayed as a calculating predator who is finally being brought to justice, or the victim of a multimillion-dollar frame-up by a "pathological liar." Continue reading...

House leader lauds tax cuts

McCarthy speaks to Hot Springs group at GOP breakfast

Subscriber onlyHouse Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy told members of the Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday that the United States is headed in the right direction, and he pointed to changes that have taken place since President Donald Trump took office. Continue reading...

GOP holds on to Arizona Congress seat

Subscriber onlyWith the help of a big money push from the Republican Party, tweets by the president and the support of the state's current and former governors, the GOP held onto an Arizona U.S. House seat they would have never considered endangered in any other year. Continue reading...

Panel lists claims against VA pick

Jackson accused of drunkenness, casual drug dispensing

Subscriber onlyPresident Donald Trump's pick for Veterans Affairs secretary showed "a pattern" of questionable prescription drug practices and drunken behavior, including crashing a government vehicle while intoxicated and doling out a large supply of a prescription opioid to a White House military staff member, according to a summary of allegations compiled by Democratic staff of a Senate panel. Continue reading...

HUD's Carson pitches rent increases

Plan triples tenants’ minimum charge to $150, pushes work requirements

Subscriber onlyU.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson on Wednesday proposed raising the amount that low-income families are expected to pay for rent -- tripling it for the poorest households -- as well as encouraging those receiving housing subsidies to work, according to a legislative proposal obtained by The Washington Post. Continue reading...

White House slams judge's DACA ruling

Subscriber onlyThe White House on Wednesday sharply criticized a federal judge's ruling that President Donald Trump's administration must resume a program that has shielded hundreds of thousands of people from deportation. Continue reading...

Texas executes killer of child, grandmother

Subscriber onlyA prisoner on death row for killing a 5-year-old girl and her grandmother in a gang-related shooting at a child's birthday party in Fort Worth a decade ago was executed Wednesday evening. Continue reading...

Australian says U.S. reassigning envoy

Admiral set for posting in Canberra going to S. Korea, prime minister laments

Subscriber onlyAustralia's prime minister said Wednesday that the commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific, Adm. Harry Harris, will not become Washington's next ambassador to Australia and will be posted to South Korea instead. Continue reading...

Lift order, deport Iraqis, U.S. argues

Subscriber only Civil-rights attorneys contended Wednesday that President Donald Trump's administration tried to rush deportations of Iraqis who faced torture, sexual slavery and even beheadings in their home country. Continue reading...

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