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Prosecutors rest case in Cosby sex assault trial

In that deposition, Cosby said he had previously acquired quaaludes and had given them to women with whom he wanted to have sex. Cosby's lawyers asked for a mistrial, complaining that Valliere was offering observations about Cosby even though she was only allowed to testify generally about victim behavior.

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Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial gets predictably harrowing in day 2

Prosecutors this week plan to call a toxicologist to discuss the effects of drugs such as quaaludes, a powerful sedative, and the cold and allergy medicine Benadryl, both of which Cosby has acknowledged giving women before sexual encounters.

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Police make new arrest in London Bridge attack probe

People sit outside the George pub in Borough High Street, London , one week after the terrorist attack on nearby London Bridge and Borough Market, Saturday, June 10, 2017. Three French, two Australians, one Canadian, a Spanish and a Briton were killed in the attack . Police appealed for information about the distinctive 12in pink kitchen knives, which have a ceramic blade and bore the name "Ernesto", a reference to the branding used by Lidl for its homewares range.

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Mistrial declared in Bill Cosby sexual assault case; jury "hopelessly deadlocked"

As The Guardian reports , Cosby even "admitted in a deposition to using quaaludes in order to obtain sex from women", but despite his own admission, jurors were unable to reach a consensus. But the trial has irrevocably damaged his legacy as a towering figure in United States popular culture, once adored for his seminal role as a lovable father and obstetrician on the hit TV series "The Cosby Show ".

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Burned high-rise cladding was cheaper

British media have reported that contractors installed a cheaper, less flame-resistant type of exterior paneling on the 24-story tower in a renovation that was completed just past year. Grenfell Tower residents had complained for years to the management organization - and to the borough council - that they feared that their building was unsafe.

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Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Trial: Jury Deliberates for Third Day

She regained consciousness as Mr. Cosby was sexually assaulting her, she said. He says they were lovers and their encounter was consensual. Prosecutors have portrayed Constand as a courageous victim seeking justice. Cosby , 79 and almost blind, is charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault in connection with his encounter with accuser Constand; if convicted Cosby faces years in prison.

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Michael Bay Confirms Transformers 5 Will Be His Last

Although he has announced he won't be returning for the sixth installment, the director has previously stated he would like make an R-rated "Transformers" movie . Hailee Steinfeld is set to star in the movie as a tomboy mechanic and Travis Knight will be directing. Transformers: The Last Knight reunites Michael Bay with franchise veterans Mark Wahlberg , Josh Duhamel , Stanley Tucci, John Turturro, John Goodman and Peter Cullen, while new additions to the cast include Isabela Moner ...

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Statement from Cosby's wife assailing judge, prosecutors

Prosecutors said they plan to "reevaluate and review" the case, but expressed disappointment over the deadlocked jury. Cosby's trial started June 5 in Montgomery County Court. "When they don't, survivors of sexual assault have to watch every day as the legal system calls them liars and denies their truth". Constand testified and was grilled by Cosby's defense over alleged inconsistencies in her story over the years.

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Prosecutors say they'll retry Bill Cosby

The decision comes after a jury - composed of five women and seven men - failed to reach a unanimous verdict. Comedian D.L. Hughley tweeted: "A jury deliberated longer in the #Cosby Case!" Constand told the jury that the pills left her feeling "paralyzed" and "frozen", and that she had informed Cosby of this.

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Important to tell today's generation about the Emergency: Madhur Bhandarkar

The 1st look poster of the film featured Kirti Kulhari, Anupam Kher and Tota Roy Chowdhury depicting the three lions of Satyamev Jayate icon, as they stand fearlessly above the Parliament of India. The trailer of Madhur Bhandarkar's next, Indu Sarkar , was unveiled a while back and boy it is gripping? "One should wait for the trailers to know the political reaction about it", according to a Hindustan Times report.

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Neil Nitin Mukesh's FIRST LOOK in 'Indu Sarkar'

The 1st look poster of the film featured Kirti Kulhari, Anupam Kher and Tota Roy Chowdhury depicting the three lions of Satyamev Jayate icon, as they stand fearlessly above the Parliament of India. The interesting storyline inspired by true events is backbone of the film. Peppered with seemingly realistic shots from that era, the trailer manages to translate the sense of chaos that one would have felt at the time onto the screen brilliantly.

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Cosby trial jury begins first full day of deliberations today

It was read to them by the judge. Cosby , the famed comedian, did not testify in his own defense, and his defense rested after calling just one repeat witness for further questioning. "You know why we're here", McMonagle said scornfully, nodding toward two Cosby accusers in the audience - Victoria Valentino and Linda Kirkpatrick - who did not testify in the case.

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Public Theater stands by its controversial 'Julius Caesar' with Trump lookalike

The proudly iconoclastic Public Theater is the birthplace of " Hair " (the Vietnam era anti-war musical) and " Hamilton " (the hip-hop musical celebrating immigrants). Bank of America and Delta Airlines have pulled funding, but apparently CNN is refusing to abandon the brutal portrayal of murdering a Trump-look-alike, as detailed in a great Newsbusters report .

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LAPD: Teen Cadets Led Police Chases in Stolen Cruisers

Wednesday, authorities said, when a watch commander saw video of a young girl putting gas into an LAPD vehicle. In a prank worthy of one of Hollywood's Police Academy movies, the trio, aged 15, 16 and 17, "gamed the system" and used the name of a sergeant on holiday to sign for stun guns and radios and drive away with the cars, Los Angeles Police Department c hief Charlie Beck said.

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Jurors in Cosby's sex-assault trial start deliberations

The jury in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial will start its second day of deliberations by hearing more of Cosby's testimony in the accuser's related lawsuit. "One of the greatest storytellers in the world and I'm failing", Cosby said when asked to repeat an answer in the deposition. "This ain't right!" bellowed McMonagle.

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The Mummy takes dismal start at box office, Wonder Woman still dominates

Tom Cruise and " The Mummy " comfortably headed the Chinese box office with a $52 million opening. Directed by Trey Edward Shults ( Krisha ), the $5 million film stars Joel Edgerton as a man trying to protect his family from an unnatural threat, only to find his plan go awry upon the arrival of another desperate family.

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London attacker told Italian police he "wanted to be a terrorist"

Youssef Zaghba had been flagged to British intelligence services after telling Italian police " I'm going to be a terrorist " when he was reportedly stopped trying to travel to Syria . He said authorities had not shared any information with them. All three attackers were shot dead by police. A search warrant is also being executed at an address in Barking.

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Trump confirms he's under investigation over ex-FBI director Comey's firing

Mr. Rosenstein in May appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to oversee the Russian Federation probe - which has now reportedly stretched to include inquiries into the business dealings of Mr. Rosenstein sees no reason at this point to recuse himself from overseeing the special counsel's investigations involving President Trump and the 2016 presidential election, the Justice Department said Friday.

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Trump says he's 'under investigation' over Comey firing

President Donald Trump made a surprising comment about the possible investigation into obstruction of justice for firing former FBI Director James Comey . But Justice Department spokesman Ian Prior issued a statement on Friday saying Rosenstein remains in a supervisory role, at this point. It's yet another tweet that's unleashed intense media speculation...

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Confederations Cup Preview: teams and star players

Here are five bold predictions for the tournament. Meant to act as a World Cup preview, the Confedrations Cup is always an interesting look at the top teams from each confederation in the world, as well as the reigning World Cup winners and the host nation of the next World Cup.

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Wonder Woman breaks box office records for female director

Wonder Woman's opening weekend beat out superhero movies Iron Man ($98.6 million), Doctor Strange ($85 million), and Thor ($65.7 million); but earned less than Deadpool ($132 million) and Man of Steel ($116.6 million). Wonder Woman's United States haul is the highest opening weekend ever for a film made by a female director. She added: "Then I realised that " Wonder Woman 2 " is its own great movie".

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UK Treasury Chief: Economy Should Be Main Focus In Brexit

It could also refuse to start negotiations on a future trading relationship before exit terms are agreed. United Kingdom and European Union officials will finally sit down in Brussels on Monday for the start of the divorce negotiations that will work out the terms for Britain's departure from the bloc on March 29, 2019.

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Fleischmann: Important for baseball game to go on after shooting

According to the hospital, he sustained a single shot to his left hip, with the bullet traveling across his pelvis causing bone fractures, internal organ injury and severe bleeding. "I think it's very important that all of us go forward with this game to send a statement that we are not going to let the bad people in this country win", said Rep.

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United States antitrust regulators approve merger of DuPont and Dow

The U.S. Justice Department has approved an agreement with DuPont and Dow Chemical Co .to approve a merger of the two companies in August, the firms reported . "Clearly, the Trump administration is content allowing our country's consolidation complex to continue", Johnson said in a statement . The Dow-DuPont merger has already received several global approvals, including from China, the European Union and Brazil.

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US attorney general next in scandal's spotlight

Comey also has said Sessions did not respond when he complained he didn't "want to get time alone with the president again". Former FBI Director James Comey hinted in his public hearing Thursday that Sessions, a former United States senator from Alabama, may have had additional contacts with Russians, and said in a closed hearing that investigators had received Russian intercepts detailing a possible third meeting between Sessions and Kislyak, sources familiar with the briefing told CNN ...

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Saif Ali Khan Gets His Right Wrist Inked

The 46-year-old actor in an interview to DNA said that he wants a more stable profession for his daughter. Sara Ali Khan completed her education from Columbia University and Saif Ali Khan wished that she pursued a stable profession and rather live and work somewhere like NY.

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Anger boils over as London fire toll hits 30

Syrian refugee Mohammed Alhajali, 23, was also killed in the fire. Around 70 people are missing, according to Britain's Press Association, and identification of the victims is proving very hard. "What I'm now absolutely focused on is ensuring that we get that support on the ground", May said in a BBC Newsnight interview. "The government is making money available, we are ensuring we are going to get to the bottom of what has happened, we will ensure that people are re-housed".

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Kayleigh Morris has been removed from the Big Brother house

Marnie also seemed pretty happy with the tryst. Kayleigh's exit will be shown in this evening's episode from 9PM (Saturday). Earlier in the week the Geordie Shore star admitted having a crush on Kieran, describing the formerEx On The Beach star as "easy on eye", though she wasn't quite so positive about Kayleigh Morris.

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'Wonder Woman' buries 'The Mummy' with $57.2M at weekend box office

Executives at Universal have said the performance of " The Mummy " won't sway their plans for other films in development. Goldstein said that a relatively even 55 percent-45 percent split of female to male audiences suggests that " Wonder Woman " is appealing to wide, diverse audiences and that the more optimistic tone of the film could help inform the aesthetics of the other commercially successful but critically moribund DC Comics franchises.

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Govt to formulate new electronics policy: IT Minister Prasad

The government will come out with three new policies, including electronics manufacturing and data protection, as part of its efforts to make India a Dollars 1 trillion digital economy in a few years. He also said that if some of the risks to the sector can be managed then "we can definitely reach the $1-trillion mark not in seven but in four years".

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The UK's 'Hung Parliament' and what it means for Brexit

With one seat left to declare, the Tories are eight seats short of the 326 figure needed to command a majority and must relay on the DUP to continue to rule. "I question whether the new government can cobble together a majority for any version of Brexit-hard, soft, poached, scrambled, or deviled with Tabasco sauce-without losing the support of some Conservative MPs, and potentially losing a Commons vote", writes the BBC's Mark D'Arcy .

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May offers 5-mn-pound support package for London fire victims

Opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has called for houses in the area to be "requisitioned" for the survivors. Grief turned to outrage Friday amid reports that materials used in the building's renovation could have fueled the inferno that left dozens dead and missing as it decimated the public housing block.

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SRK pays Ranbir Rs. 5000 for 'Jab Harry Met Sejal' title

Shah Rukh revealed about these mini trails saying, "The whole idea of "mini trails" is to introduce Harry and Sejal, the two players amidst the beautiful love story". Hisaab barabar (It's even now). Imtiaz Ali , the man of the hour had everyone's attention. However, SRK quickly retorted saying, Imtiaz came to him with the story of Jab Harry Met Sejal only because Ranbir was busy with Jagga Jasoos .

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'Game of Thrones' Rumor: Has Jon Snow's Real Name Been Revealed?

Redditor theshivsharma posted an image Thursday claiming to show a preview from the magazine , which states Jon's real name is Jaehaerys ― and that Bran knows the truth. which leads us to believe it's legit. Instead, his parents were actually Ned's sister Lyanna and Rhaegar Targaryen . Apparently Lyanna , on her deathbed, whispered the name " Jaehaerys Targaryen " to Ned Stark .

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Original Xbox emulation may officially come to the PC

So, in terms of the hardware inside the console, you're getting your money's worth, especially if you consider you're benefitting from Microsoft's negotiating clout with the suppliers who provide the parts for the Xbox One X. It is much more powerful than the PS4 Pro , boasting 6 Teraflops over the Pro's 4.2 and 12GB of GDDR5 RAM over the Pro's 8GB. The confusion also comes because earlier this week, The Wall Street Journal had reported that Xbox Marketing Chief Mike Nichols told ...


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