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  • Bill Cosby

    Cosby case will go to trial

    A Pennsylvania judge has found sufficient evidence to hold Bill Cosby on felony indecent assault charges in the case involving Andrea Constand. The case will now go to trial. Cosby’s next court date will be July 20. Cosby’s defense attorney Brian McMonagle slammed the judge’s decision to move forward with a criminal trial. “The evidence presented today was evidence of nothing,” attorney McMonagle said. “They had 12 years to bring an accuser to confront Mr. Cosby. They chose not to. […]

  • A Greyhound bus headed to Cleveland from New York slammed into the back of a tractor-trailer on I-80 in Pennsylvania in October, 2013. One person died and dozens were injured in the crash.

    Greyhound fails to enforce its own safety rule

    Passengers later said that they had been fishtailing for miles, according to court documents. Some said their Greyhound bus driver had red eyes when she was taking tickets in New York. One man said he saw the driver doze off behind the wheel. Another driver on the same road saw the bus swerving and remembers thinking, “They are going to kill somebody,” the documents show. At 1:33 a.m. on October 9, 2013, a Greyhound bus headed to Cleveland from New […]

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    Should you let your baby “cry it out?” Study says you can

    Many new parents long for a full night of glorious, uninterrupted sleep yet shudder at the thought of letting their baby “cry it out,” the sleep training method in which parents allow babies to cry themselves to sleep. But a new study adds support to the idea that the method is effective and does not cause stress or lasting emotional problems for babies. Researchers in Australia worked with 43 sets of parents who had babies between 6 and 16 months […]

  • A strong oral tradition is being maintained by village storytellers, who gather children around and retread ancient fables for the benefit of the next generation.

    After 20,000 years, the world’s oldest people face a crisis of culture

    Caught between modernity and 20,000 years as hunter-gatherers, the San people sit at a crossroads. An indigenous people in Southern Africa, they are our oldest human ancestors, DNA testing proving the San are direct descendants of the first Homo sapiens. But today their culture, traditions and heritage are at risk of being lost forever. The San live across South Africa, Botswana, Angola and Namibia. In Botswana they’re known as the Basarwa, where they live a largely nomadic lifestyle that has […]

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    Loose tarantulas create panic on flight

    It’s no secret that air travel can be, to put it lightly, unpleasant, but passengers on a flight from the Dominican Republic to Montreal lived a real-life nightmare when a couple stowaways started crawling up their legs. They were stuck on a plane for hours with tarantulas on the loose. It’s the stuff horror films are made of. Traveler Catherine Moreau was an hour into a flight home from Punta Cana with her family when she felt a tickle on her […]

  • Bill Cosby has been charged with sexual assault in relation to a 2004 accusation in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

    Preliminary hearing in Bill Cosby case to begin Tuesday

    The first criminal case against Bill Cosby is set to begin. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Tuesday morning in the case against the comedian, who faces felony indecent assault charges from a 2004 case involving Andrea Constand, an employee at his alma mater, Temple University. What’s expected to happen today? The hearing is set to start at 9:30 a.m. ET. It’s not clear whether Constand will attend the hearing but per Pennsylvania law, Cosby is required to be there. […]

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    Zika result of ‘massive’ mosquito control failures

    World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Margaret Chan lashed out at family planning and mosquito control “failures” as root causes of the ongoing Zika crisis in an address to the World Health Assembly Monday. Chan said that countries “dropped the ball” on mosquito control in the 1970s and called the ending of effective control practices a “massive policy failure.” She said that abandoning policies that kept mosquito numbers down set the stage for a resurgence of a disease that had “slumbered” […]

  • Gottfried Leibbrandt is the CEO of SWIFT, a secure financial messaging service.

    Hackers could bring down the banks, warns network boss

    The head of the network that connects the world’s banks has issued a warning: Hackers will strike again, and they could bring down a bank. The message from SWIFT CEO Gottfried Leibbrandt follows cyberattacks on banks in Bangladesh, Vietnam and Ecuador in which similar methods were used to circumvent local security systems. The attack on Bangladesh’s central bank yielded $101 million, while Ecuadorian bank Banco del Austro was hit for $12 million. Leibbrandt suggested in a speech on Tuesday that […]

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    Ex-drug dealer graduates at age 67 from Columbia

    Greg Norman, 67, was the oldest student graduating with a bachelor’s degree in 2016. (CNN via Columbia University) NEW YORK – David Norman is proving that if you keep chasing your dreams you will succeed. The Harlem native, who served multiple prison sentences and battled an addiction to heroin, graduated from Columbia University School of General Studies last week. At 67, Norman is the oldest graduate of his class of 547 to receive his bachelor’s degree. The average age of […]

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    Facebook finds no evidence of Trending bias, but makes changes anyway

    Facebook has found “no evidence of systematic political bias” in how news stories are chosen for its Trending Topics features, according to results of an internal investigation released Monday. However, it will make some changes to how the tool works, including no longer using outside sites to determine if a trending story is relevant. The announcement was part of a response to an inquiry from the Senate Commerce Committee, which had asked Facebook about accusations of political bias in its […]

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    Parents seek justice after babysitter accused of beating child dodges charges

    A couple frustrated with the legal system is using social media to expose their babysitter's alleged abuse of their child.

  • Virginia Governor Terry  McAuliffe

    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe under federal investigation for campaign contributions

    WASHINGTON — Virginia Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe is the subject of an ongoing investigation by the FBI and prosecutors from the Justice Department’s public integrity unit, U.S. officials briefed on the probe say. The investigation dates to at least last year and has focused, at least in part, on whether donations to his gubernatorial campaign violated the law, the officials said. McAuliffe wasn’t notified by investigators that he is a target of the probe, according to the officials. “The Governor […]

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