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July 8, 2015 - 1:04am
17 min 13 sec ago

As a chorus of sexual assault accusations against Bill Cosby resounded this winter, some fans and famous friends stood by him. They called the allegations unproven.

But for some, the breaking point came this week. Newly unsealed court documents revealed that the comedian has admitted to giving at least one woman quaaludes before sex.

Singer Jill Scott had defended Cosby but says she's now "completely disgusted." The Bounce TV and Centric networks...

July 8, 2015 - 12:01am
17 min 13 sec ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two House members are seeking a Justice Department investigation of the former head of the federal agency that investigates chemical accidents.

The leaders of the House Oversight Committee, Republican chairman Jason Chaffetz and Democrat Elijah Cummings, are sending a letter Wednesday to Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

The lawmakers say they're concerned about whether the former chairman of the Chemical Safety Board, Rafael Moure-...

July 7, 2015 - 11:34pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — The Statue of Liberty has a certain glow about her — thanks to a new lighting system.

Onlookers and officials stood on the grounds and boats gathered in the waters around Liberty Island on Tuesday night to see the new ground lights get turned on.

The system uses light-emitting diodes or LEDs. It comes from Musco Lighting of Oskaloosa, Iowa. Musco systems also are in place at the Washington Monument, the White House and the Flight 93...

July 7, 2015 - 11:22pm
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MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — Police say the body of a 7-month-old boy missing since his father jumped into the Connecticut River with him two days ago has been found.

Aaden Moreno's body was found near a swing bridge in East Haddam shortly before 8 p.m. Tuesday. He'd been missing since Sunday. Police say his father, 22-year-old Tony Moreno, jumped from the Arrigoni Bridge between Middletown and Portland. Dive teams and helicopters had been searching for him....

July 7, 2015 - 10:54pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — 20th Century Fox is developing a film about the U.S. Supreme Court case that made same-sex marriage a nationwide right.

A representative for Fox confirmed Tuesday the studio has acquired the life rights to Jim Obergefell (OH'-burk-uh-fel), the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit that last month became a landmark in the gay rights movement. Fox also obtained the life rights to Obergefell's lawyer, Al Gerhardstein, and those to a book proposal by Obergefell and...

July 7, 2015 - 10:23pm
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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A senior official in the U.S. Bureau of Land Management has received six months in prison for covering up for a subordinate who kept drawing government pay after leaving the agency for a job in Montana.

U.S. District Judge Brian Morris sentenced John Grimson Lyon, the former director for the BLM's 31-state Eastern States Region, during a Tuesday hearing in Great Falls, Montana. The 61-year-old Clifton, Virginia, man was convicted by a jury in March...

July 7, 2015 - 10:12pm
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Miss USA pageant has new hosts, one step in its swift reassembly after fallout from Donald Trump's criticism of Mexican immigrants.

The Reelz channel said Tuesday that game show host Todd Newton and former Miss Wisconsin USA Alex Wehrley will emcee Sunday's telecast.

The pageant saw a mass exodus of its hosts, presenters and performers after co-owner Trump said some Mexican immigrants to the U.S. bring drugs and crime, and some...

July 7, 2015 - 9:21pm
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REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Northern California are suspending the search for a missing baby, saying they've found no evidence to support the father's story that the 6-month-old was abducted from her crib.

The Shasta County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday it has surveillance video that shows Ember Graham unfastened in a safety seat inside her father's pickup truck.

The office says the video shows 24-year-old Matthew Graham arriving with his...

July 7, 2015 - 9:03pm
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GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Amanda Peterson, best known for her role in the 1987 romantic comedy "Can't Buy Me Love," has died. She was 43.

Sgt. Mike Moran with the Greeley, Colorado, police department says Peterson was found dead at an apartment complex Sunday. She was alone, and an investigation into her death is ongoing. No other information was released.

Peterson began her film career when she was 9 in the 1982 adaptation of the play "Annie," directed...

July 7, 2015 - 9:02pm
17 min 13 sec ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There's more host upheaval ahead for ABC's "The View," with Rosie Perez leaving the daytime talk show.

In a memo to "View" staffers Tuesday, executive producer Bill Wolff said that Perez has decided to focus on acting.

Wolff lauded Perez for handling her "View" host duties while performing in Larry David's Broadway play, "Fish in the Dark."

The talk show plans a "proper send off" for Perez in a few weeks, the...

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