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July 6, 2015 - 6:50pm
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Here are the latest developments from the release of court documents indicating Bill Cosby admitted in 2005 to obtaining quaaludes with the intent of giving them to women with whom he wanted to have sex:


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The lawyer for model Janice Dickinson says "now we know why" Bill Cosby has failed to appear for a deposition in her defamation lawsuit against him.

Dickinson sued him in May...

July 6, 2015 - 6:44pm
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Women's World Cup champions are being honored with a rally in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

The entire U.S. team will be at the L.A. Live entertainment complex next to Staples Center for the free public celebration that starts at 11 a.m.

It's the first U.S. stop for the team since beating Japan 5-2 in the Women's World Cup final Sunday in Canada.

Fans are invited to meet the women who won America's third Women's...

July 6, 2015 - 6:36pm
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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Authorities say the sawed-off shotgun a 23-year-old man possessed when he was fatally shot by police in Virginia was reported stolen.

Kawanza Jamal Beaty was shot early Saturday in Newport News, Virginia, during a foot chase after police said he was seen with a sawed-off shotgun and ignored commands to drop the weapon. On Monday, police said the gun was reported stolen from the neighboring city of Hampton.

The three officers...

July 6, 2015 - 6:13pm
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HONOLULU (AP) — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says abnormally warm ocean temperatures are creating conditions that threaten to kill coral across the equatorial Pacific, north Pacific and western Atlantic oceans.

Coral bleaching occurs when coral is stressed by changes in its environment, causing it to release algae living in its tissue. The coral then turns pale or white and becomes more susceptible to disease. In severe cases, the coral can die,...

July 6, 2015 - 5:49pm
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HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. government is settling a medical malpractice suit involving the death of an infant at a Hawaii military hospital for $1.3 million.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Harry Yee announced the amount in federal court in Honolulu on Monday.

The parents of Rachael Reynolds sued the government after the 4-month-old died at Tripler Army Medical Center in 2012. The lawsuit says the baby went to the emergency room after several days of labored...

July 6, 2015 - 5:47pm
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HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Sheriff's officials say a 6-year-old autistic boy is on life support after he was beaten by his mother's boyfriend.

Defendant Aaron Vanmeter of Hancock was being held on $1 million bail after a hearing Monday in Hagerstown. His public defender didn't immediately return a telephone call from The Associated Press.

Vanmeter is charged with first- and second-degree assault and first- and second-degree child abuse. The Washington...

July 6, 2015 - 5:45pm
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BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Maine state police say the deaths of three members of a family were a double murder followed by a suicide.

Police have been investigating the deaths of 71-year-old Svend Jorgensen, 75-year-old wife Carol Jorgensen and 40-year-old son Eric Jorgensen. Their bodies were found in Boothbay Harbor on Saturday.

State police say detectives have concluded Svend Jorgensen shot his wife and son and then turned the gun on himself....

July 6, 2015 - 5:29pm
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FORT MADISON, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say an Iowa inmate managed to escape from one of the state's most secure cells by sneaking through the building's piping and onto the roof.

The Iowa Department of Corrections said Monday that Justin Kestner escaped early Sunday from a building on the Iowa State Penitentiary complex in Fort Madison.

He was living in a unit for disruptive maximum-security inmates who are typically confined 23 hours per day. The...

July 6, 2015 - 5:23pm
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says it cannot support either the Senate or the House versions of bills being considered this week to update the No Child Left Behind education law.

Cecilia Munoz, director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, says neither bill has sufficient accountability to ensure that all children get the resources they need to succeed.

But she is stopping short of saying President Barack Obama would veto the...

July 6, 2015 - 5:21pm
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby admitted in a 2005 deposition that he obtained Quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with. He admitted giving the sedative to at least one woman.

The Associated Press went to court to compel the release of the documents, and they were made public Monday. Cosby's lawyers had objected on the grounds that it would embarrass their client.

The 77-year-old comedian was testifying under...

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