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BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium's Royal Palace said that Queen Paola, the mother of King Philippe, is flying home from Italy for health reasons, amid media reports she suffered a stroke during a trip to Venice.Broadcaster RTBF reported Wednesday that the 81-year-old Italian-born Paola became ill …
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A publicist for once-beloved actor Bill Cosby complained that his conviction and three- to 10-year prison term for sexual assault Tuesday stem from a racist and sexist justice system, as the defense vowed to appeal the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era.Cosby, …
NEW YORK (AP) — Philip Roth had it all planned."Many years ago, I received in the mail a letter in which he outlined the instructions for his memorial service," his close friend Joel Conarroe told a gathering of hundreds Tuesday during a tribute at the midtown Manhattan branch of the New …
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Former welterweight champion Victor Ortiz has been charged with raping a woman inside a home in March.Police in Oxnard say the 31-year-old Ortiz turned himself in to Ventura County Sheriffs on Tuesday afternoon. Police say the district attorney filed charges after a …
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Bill Cosby's sentencing hearing (all times local):6:35 p.m.Bill Cosby's accusers say the comedian got what he deserved when a judge sentenced him to prison for sexual assault.Some of the women who allege Cosby drugged and raped them spoke out Tuesday …
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — At an age when other Hollywood stars are settling into retirement and collecting lifetime-achievement awards, an 81-year-old Bill Cosby was led away to prison in handcuffs Tuesday, sentenced to three to 10 years behind bars in what was seen by many of his accusers as …
Quotes from the hearing and reactions to Bill Cosby's sentence of three to 10 years in state prison for drugging and molesting a Temple University athletics administrator at his suburban Philadelphia home:___"Bill Cosby took my beautiful, healthy young spirit and crushed it. He robbed me of my …
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump denounced Democratic efforts to block Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation as a cynical "con job" on Tuesday and launched a dismissive attack on a second woman accusing the nominee of sexual misconduct in the 1980s, asserting she "has …
LITTLE COLORADO RIVER GORGE, Ariz. (AP) — Like a scene out of a high-octane action movie that he would star in, Will Smith celebrated his 50th birthday Tuesday by successfully bungee jumping from a helicopter near the Grand Canyon.Cameras, which captured the stunt for a livestream on …
WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation to substantially overhaul the way music is licensed and songwriters compensated for songs online is being sent to the president's desk for his signature.Congress cleared the bill Tuesday, giving final passage to a rare bipartisan accord between Republican and …
DETROIT (AP) — Claressa Shields offered reporters a catchy play on words to promote her next fight.The two-time Olympic champion will face unbeaten Christina Hammer of Germany in a middleweight unification bout Nov. 17 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The fight is a blockbuster between two of …
Pac-12 After Dark brings drama, even in the daylight.Those late West Coast games are here to stay, however, despite criticism that they are a challenge for the league, its teams and the fans."We've got eight of what we call special date games, Thursday or Friday night games, every year. Those have …
LITTLE COLORADO RIVER GORGE, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on Will Smith's bungee jump from a helicopter near the Grand Canyon (all times local):4:20 p.m.Will Smith successfully bungee jumped from a helicopter near the Grand Canyon.The actor took the leap Tuesday in northern Arizona in front of …
TORONTO (AP) — Canadian prosecutors dropped a domestic assault charge on Tuesday against Houston Astros closer Roberto Osuna, who agreed to stay away from the alleged victim for one year and continue counseling.Osuna, formerly with the Toronto Blue Jays, was charged with assault in May. The …
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday he wants a more constructive relationship with Russia — even as the Western alliance is taking measures to respond to Moscow's increasing military assertiveness.It's a delicate balancing act. Stoltenberg met …
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The famed Oregon Shakespeare Festival that attracts tourists from around the world said Tuesday that it lost $2 million this summer because wildfire smoke forced it to cancel more than two dozen outdoor performances.The organization will have an indoor venue next …
Bill Cosby was to spend his first night behind bars at SCI Phoenix, a new 3,830-bed state prison in suburban Philadelphia.He was headed there Tuesday night after being held temporarily at a county jail, where he was sent immediately after being sentenced to three to 10 years in prison for sexually …
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A sequel to the popular "Making a Murderer" documentary series about a Wisconsin murder case is set to premiere Oct. 19 on Netflix.The first "Making a Murderer" recounted the story of Steven Avery and his nephew, Brendan Dassey, who were convicted in the 2005 slaying of …
Nile Rodgers & Chic, "It's About Time" (Virgin EMI)The cover of the new Chic album might be familiar. Does anyone else vaguely recognize the image of two models gazing seductively into the camera fiddling about with whistles? For those old enough to know, it's the promise of boogie.A similar …
NEW YORK (AP) — "America's Got Talent" ended its summer run last week with the most-watched entertainment programs on television since May, although its popularity dipped this summer.Just under 13 million people watched the final two episodes of the NBC competition last week, where magician …

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