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Arts&Culture Jurors Enter 5th Day of Deliberation in Cosby Rape Trial
Author: 0 Jurors Enter 5th Day of Deliberation in Cosby Rape Trial

Judge Steven O'Neill said he saw no evidence of coercion or trouble in the deliberating room after the jurors reported their impasse on Thursday and he instructed them to keep trying for a verdict. Bill Cosby is thanking his fans and supporters as a jury considers sexual assault charges that could send him to prison for the rest of his life.

Author: 0 North Korea calls Trump 'psychopath' as tensions soar over Warmbier's death

North Korea has already demonstrated it has missiles that can reach Japan and South Korea as well as USA military bases on Guam, and experts say they probably can reach the state of Hawaii. His family is blaming North Korea for "awful, torturous mistreatment". Then he asserted that his position was not at odds with that of the US administration.

Arts&Culture Volvo's Polestar to become standalone performance EV brand
Author: 0 Volvo's Polestar to become standalone performance EV brand

The connector for the charge cable of the all-new Volvo XC90 Twin Engine, soon to be one of 1 million electrically-powered Volvos, is located above the left front wheel arch. Exactly what form of drivetrain that will take is unclear at this stage. Less than two years after Volvo bought Polestar outright and put it in charge of doing to its cars what AMG has been doing to Mercedes for 50 years, the company is set to relaunch as a standalone brand, dedicated to creating ...

Arts&Culture Tougher Trump line toward Cuba delights hardliners on island
Author: 0 Tougher Trump line toward Cuba delights hardliners on island

The Trump administration's new and tougher restrictions on travel between the USA and Cuba were met with a muted response from major us airlines, which have recently cut back on flights to the island nation after an early surge. April 2009: President Barack Obama lifts restrictions on family travel and the sending of remittances to Cuba . Trump's policy on Cuba , which was announced Friday, reaffirms the existing embargo on Cuba and opposes worldwide calls for its termination.

Arts&Culture Watch Foo Fighters perform new song 'Sunday Rain' live
Author: 0 Watch Foo Fighters perform new song 'Sunday Rain' live

Pepper" ... or something like that". Yesterday, the Foo Fighters broke news of the upcoming Concrete and Gold; pump-fake hiatus aside, their ninth studio album is due out this September, and it figures to be decidedly different beast than the one that came before it.

Author: 0 76ers take Fultz, Lakers grab Ball to start National Basketball Association draft

The Philadelphia 76ers have been active early on this summer, trading for the top spot in the National Basketball Association draft with every intention of selecting Washington guard Markelle Fultz . Fultz was a bit of a late bloomer, failing to make his high school's varsity team his freshman and sophomore years. Top draft prospects gather for a group photo before the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in NY.

Arts&Culture Wonder Woman Surpasses Man of Steel And Set To Surpass Logan
Author: 0 Wonder Woman Surpasses Man of Steel And Set To Surpass Logan

Meanwhile, the Israeli actress' bonus is still not known. After one of the most agreeably freakish action scenes ever staged - a beachfront battle-of-the-sexes between men with guns and pirouetting women with bows and arrows - Diana is compelled to enter "the world of men " and stop the war, aided by her sword, shield and magic lasso.

Author: 0 Pelosi defends leadership following special election loss

Rice also bemoaned the treatment Pelosi received from Republicans , but that didn't stop her from maintaining the former House speaker should be ousted. Democrats have to pick up 24 House seats to get back into power. For his part, Ryan hasn't said that Pelosi should step down, but he does say he is very concerned about the obvious decline of the Democratic brand.

Arts&Culture Ron Howard to take director's chair for Han Solo
Author: 0 Ron Howard to take director's chair for Han Solo

He steps in to take over directing duties for the Han Solo movie , following the departure of Christopher Miller and Phil Lord earlier this week . The Han Solo stand-alone film is due in theaters May 25, 2018. "Also, having been in that situation myself, the idea of finishing someone else's movie is not something I would do on an ethical level". He and his wife went to see it on the first day of release and were "so moved by the movie".

Arts&Culture There were two Harry Potters, reveals JK Rowling
Author: 0 There were two Harry Potters, reveals JK Rowling

Rowling revealed that in her magical wizarding world, there are technically two Harry Potters . Pottermore first published Harry's family history as part of its relaunch in September 2015, which turned Pottermore from an interactive exploration of the Harry Potter series to more of a traditional (and official) web encyclopedia.

Arts&Culture Trump lawyer defends his use of social media
Author: 0 Trump lawyer defends his use of social media

He said Trump's tweet was not a confirmation of the investigation, but instead a response to a report in The Washington Post. In midst of developing reports that President Donald Trump is under investigation by Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller for possible obstruction of justice, the president has added a legal voice who is a familiar presence on conservative media.

Arts&Culture 'Not apologising': Hanson won't back down on autism comments
Author: 0 'Not apologising': Hanson won't back down on autism comments

She said she never said autistic children should not be in mainstream classrooms, and read a transcript of the some of her comments to clarify what she meant. "But the longitudinal data is such that it is advantageous for their own child academically to be alongside that child as well as for the child who has a disability to be sitting in a mainstream classroom", she said.

Arts&Culture 'I was frozen': Cosby accuser says she was drugged, groped
Author: 0 'I was frozen': Cosby accuser says she was drugged, groped

Cosby leaned in to listen, whispered to his lawyer and shook his head. Constand confirmed this was true, but said that at the time she made the claim, she had been trying to access her phone records from Temple University, her employer, to pin down when the alleged assault occurred.

Arts&Culture Dashcam video of Philando Castile shooting released
Author: 0 Dashcam video of Philando Castile shooting released

Yanez reportedly said he shot at Castile because he thought he was reaching for his gun, just after he told the police officer he was in possession of a firearm. Both Castile's girlfriend Diamond Reynolds and her daughter were both in the auto at the time. Now-fired Minnesota police officer Jeronimo Yanez was wearing a wireless microphone at the time of the shooting.

Author: 0 West Indies opt to bowl against India in first ODI

Kuleep become only the second left-arm chainman from Asia, after Sri Lanka's Lakshan Sandakan, and the first chinaman bowler from India to don the natioanl jersey in ODIs. The left-hander and Ajinkya Rahane who has been roped into the side in place of rested Rohit Sharma, started off slowly but then changed gears to get to steady a 132-run partnership for the first wicket.

Author: 0 Police drag health bill protesters from McConnell's office

Kate Brown, a Democrat. - Senate debates the bill and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said senators will have an opportunity to offer amendments to add to or change the bill. "This bill does not represent our values", Warren said. Alaska Gov. Bill Walker, a Republican-turned-independent, said in a statement Thursday that he is still reviewing the Senate plan, but had some worries about how it might affect his vast and sparsely populated state, where health care costs are high.

Arts&Culture 'Two jurors blocked Bill Cosby conviction'
Author: 0 'Two jurors blocked Bill Cosby conviction'

The juror, who declined to identify the holdouts or specify how any individual juror voted, told ABC News that tensions inside the deliberation room were exacerbated by the size of the room, after the 12 had to be moved from a larger conference room after sheriff's deputies realized that reporters could see into the room through the window.

Arts&Culture 'Dancing' gorilla takes the internet by storm
Author: 0 'Dancing' gorilla takes the internet by storm

And frankly, you might be right. The video was shot by Primate Supervisor Ashley Orrand and posted on the zoo's YouTube page . If there's anything this gorilla has mastered, it's some impressive dance moves that'll put your routine to shame.

Author: 0 Hearing scheduled on release of Cosby jury names

The jurors, they used their power to speak. University of Richmond law professor Carl Tobias commented on the prospects for a new trial: "The fact that the case turned substantially on one person's testimony may have made it hard to win and the defense counsel made many efforts to undercut her testimony".

Arts&Culture Solar border wall was 'my idea,' Trump says
Author: 0 Solar border wall was 'my idea,' Trump says

Despite congressional refusal thus far, Mr Trump maintained that the wall, mentioned frequently during his electoral campaign past year, would go ahead as planned, possibly with solar panels attached. "Lots of sun, lots of heat". "Think of it-the higher it goes, the more valuable it is", the president said. "Solar panels are very cheap now so I'm not convinced the revenue that is generated would come close to what is needed to pay for a wall", Mr Wouters said.

Arts&Culture Cosby tweets thanks to fans and supporters
Author: 0 Cosby tweets thanks to fans and supporters

Nearly immediately after the judge ordered jurors back to their deliberations Thursday, Cosby publicist Andrew Wyatt took to a podium outside the courthouse saying the deadlock showed Cosby was not guilty. "I just want to wish all of the fathers a happy Father's Day", Cosby said. He has said he gave Benadryl to Andrea Constand before their sexual encounter.

Author: 0 GOP health plan cuts Medicaid, ends penalties

But there's plenty of grumbling from senators across the GOP spectrum, and leaders haven't nailed down the support they'll need to prevail. The chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee said Wednesday that Republicans are fine-tuning the specifics of the Senate health care bill, one week before a vote is scheduled on the legislation.

Arts&Culture Cindy could create 3-foot storm surge near Gulf
Author: 0 Cindy could create 3-foot storm surge near Gulf

Cindy is forecast to hit the coast of southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas late today , and move inland on Thursday. As of Wednesday morning, Cindy is around 270 miles southeast of Galveston, Texas. A tropical air mass will remain in place Wednesday, Gilmore said, providing intensely muggy conditions throughout the day. In a Tropical Storm Warning , the threat is more imminent, and residents should stand by for evacuation orders as well as check in with family and friends.

Arts&Culture Dash Cam Footage Of The Shooting Death Of Philando Castile Released
Author: 0 Dash Cam Footage Of The Shooting Death Of Philando Castile Released

The harrowing police dashcam footage - released by cops in the USA overnight - shows Yanez telling Mr Castile he had been pulled over in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, because of a broken rear light. They pull Castile out of the vehicle and give him CPR. Jeronimo Yanez shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights last July, and the aftermath was live-streamed on Facebook by his girlfriend.

Arts&Culture Cosby trial jury begins first full day of deliberations today
Author: 0 Cosby trial jury begins first full day of deliberations today

The comedian could face up to a decade in prison if convicted. But the brisk story laid out by prosecutors has focused mostly on what happened one night in 2004 at Cosby's suburban Philadelphia home. She sued Cosby after prosecutors in 2005 declined to press charges. "Andrea Constand's own words, just what she told you, should sustain a conviction in this case", Mr Steele said.

Arts&Culture Coal company sues HBO's John Oliver for defamation
Author: 0 Coal company sues HBO's John Oliver for defamation

The segment in the American programme was about the decline of the coal industry, according to The Hill . Doubtless HBO and Time Warner attorneys have told Oliver not to mention this on this week's show but we'll see what gets dug up in the courts going forward - or if President Donald Trump tweets his way into the situation.

Arts&Culture Bill Cosby to tutor men: Avoid being victims of rape allegations
Author: 0 Bill Cosby to tutor men: Avoid being victims of rape allegations

Cosby was given a deal to never be criminally charged by Former DA Bruce Castor and 12 years later DA Kevin Steele runs a Willie Horton style campaign ad saying, 'If you elect me I will bring Bill Cosby to justice'". Nita Chaudhary, co-founder of UltraViolet, the women's rights group, said Cosby's plans amount to a "how to get away with rape and sexual assault" tour and a "disgusting display of rape culture in action".

Arts&Culture Senate GOP leaders unveil health care bill amid concerns
Author: 0 Senate GOP leaders unveil health care bill amid concerns

They said GOP characterizations of the law as failing are wrong and said the Republican plan would boot millions off coverage and leave others facing higher out-of-pocket costs. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is hoping to push the measure through the Senate next week. In a speech on Capitol Hill on Thursday, Schumer, a Democrat from NY, argued that the long-awaited bill is in some ways even worse than the House version of the American Health Care Act, which was passed last month.

Arts&Culture Cosby offered to pay for accusers graduate studies
Author: 0 Cosby offered to pay for accusers graduate studies

At its base, their task is to decide if they believe Andrea Constand's accusation that the entertainer gave her pills one night in 2004 that left her essentially powerless, then sexually assaulted her. "No", Cosby said and, later in the deposition, asserted that Gianna Constand told him the apology was enough. But when he was asked if he ever gave them the drug without their knowledge, he replied, "no".

Author: 0 Growing frenzy outside court as Cosby deliberations wear on

At the time, a 30-year-old director of women's basketball at Temple University, where the actor sat on the board of trustees, she said the assault left her "humiliated" by someone she had thought of as a friend and mentor. If convicted, he will be required to register as a sex offender. In his defense, he said he presented those pills to them in a way one would offer a drink to a guest.

Arts&Culture Teen accidentally shot by deputies fending off dog
Author: 0 Teen accidentally shot by deputies fending off dog

Christopher Bergner . "The deputy was bit on his left knee, and at that time a male Hispanic juvenile came from behind the apartment complex where the carports are and at this time we believe he restrained the dog and took him to the rear of the complex".

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