Bill Cosby's day of reckoning arrives in court

A defense psychologist has testified at Bill Cosby's sentencing that the chances of the comedian committing another sex offense are "extraordinarily low" because he is old, blind and needs help getting around
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Michael Kors ups the glamour, buys Versace for $2 billion

Seeking more glitter, Michael Kors is buying the Italian fashion house Versace in a deal worth more than $2 billion
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California attacks suspect probed in case of missing Texans

A man arrested on suspicion of beating a Southern California homeless man into unconsciousness and suspected in three fatal attacks is also being investigated in the disappearance of two Texas relatives
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Crane falls onto SUV on Interstate 10 in Louisiana; 1 hurt

Louisiana State police say a construction crane working to widen Interstate 10 collapsed onto an SUV, injuring the driver. Trooper Thomas Gossen says the driver's injuries were moderate
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West Coast winery aids Virginia vineyard hit by grape heist

Despite the theft of nearly its entire crop of grapes, a Virginia winery will be able to raise a glass of its 2018 vintage to a new friendship
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Bus driver shortage leads to cancellation of sporting events

A shortage of bus drivers in Montana led the Billings school district to cancel a handful of junior varsity events last week
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American offers main cabin food-for-sale a la Zoe's Kitchen

American Airlines will offer more food-for-sale choices in main cabins in a light and healthy menu effort by the world's largest carrier and Zoe's Kitchen
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The Latest: Schumer demands McConnell apologize to Ford

The Senate Democratic leader, Chuck Schumer, says Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell owes Christine Blasey Ford an apology for calling her allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh a smear job
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Study ranks Hawaii as least teacher-friendly state in US

A new study ranks Hawaii as the least teacher-friendly state in the nation
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Pills for appendicitis? Surgery often not needed, study says

New study says surgery often isn't needed for appendicitis and that antibiotics instead can do the trick
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Dallas housing agency awarded contracts to own board members

A municipal housing agency in Dallas has awarded thousands of dollars in contracts to members of its own board
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California ballot proposal will seek to nix high-speed rail

Activists seeking to repeal California's gas tax increase are proposing another ballot measure to provide replacement transportation funding and nix the state's high-speed rail project
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Retrial begins for man accused in woman's burning death

Prosecutors say evidence will show a man killed a Mississippi woman by setting her on fire, but defense attorneys say prosecutors can't prove it and that someone else killed her
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Kim Davis' opponent fends off attacks _ from primary rival

A candidate running against a Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples is fending off attacks. Not from the clerk, but from his former primary rival.
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The Latest: Defense expert says Cosby unlikely to reoffend

A defense psychologist says the chances that Bill Cosby will commit another sex offense are "extraordinarily low" because he's old, legally blind and needs help getting around
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Woman dies during scuba diving training in lake

Police in Connecticut say a Massachusetts woman died while attempting to complete her deep water swimming certification
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Man fatally shot after chasing SUV that hit bicyclist

Police say a man was shot and killed after chasing down a SUV that had struck a bicyclist on Chicago's South Side
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Panel urges funding for new voting machines in Pennsylvania

A group examining election security in Pennsylvania is urging Congress and state lawmakers to speed up replacement of voting machines, noting most lack a paper record needed to check for fraud and errors
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Florida man throws another off bridge during argument

Authorities say a Florida man threw another man face-first off a 30-foot-high bridge into water below when the other man tried to intervene in an argument
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Court suspends law license for SC prosecutor facing charges

Court officials have suspended the law license of the South Carolina prosecutor currently facing state and federal charges related to alleged misspending of public funds
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Authorities ID Texas man killed in South Dakota semi crash

Authorities have identified a Texas man who died in a semitrailer crash in northwestern South Dakota
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Lawsuit blaming schools for bullying, suicide can proceed

A judge is allowing a wrongful death lawsuit accusing an Ohio school district of denying and covering up bullying of an 8-year-old boy who killed himself to proceed
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Ex-NW Indiana cop allegedly embezzled $180K from FOP lodge

Federal prosecutors say a former northwestern Indiana police officer allegedly embezzled more than $180,000 from a local Fraternity Order of Police lodge
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The Latest: Defense expert says Cosby unlikely to reoffend

A defense psychologist says the chances that Bill Cosby will commit another sex offense are "extraordinarily low" because he's old, legally blind and needs help getting around
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Florida wants court to nix NRA bid to keep names private

The state of Florida is arguing there is no reason for the names of two 19-year-olds to be kept confidential in a legal challenge to the state's new gun law
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Indictment: Mail carrier took bribes to deliver pot packages

Federal prosecutors say a postal worker intercepted and delivered packages of marijuana to a drug dealer in return for cash payments
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Officials: Priest blamed sex abuse on cancer he didn't have

Prosecutors say a former New Mexico priest who fled the U.S. decades ago amid allegations of child sex abuse enticed victims with gifts, and once blamed his behavior on a cancer diagnosis he didn't have
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Report: Long Island Sound water quality improving

A new environmental report says Long Island Sound's water quality is improving
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Trial reset for southeast Iowa man charged with wife's death

A trial has been rescheduled for a rural Burlington man who deputies found in a harvested cornfield, not far from body of his wife and their burning vehicle
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Preston education officials consider closing 2 schools

The Preston County Board of Education is considering the possibility of closing two schools after residents twice voted down levies to increase funding
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