Cosby opts not to testify as defense rests case

NORRISTOWN, Pa. — Bill Cosby opted not to testify in his sexual assault retrial as his lawyers rested their case Monday, setting the stage for closing arguments and jury deliberations. “You now have all of the evidence,” Judge Steven O’Neill told jurors, sending them back to their hotel after an abbreviated day of testimony. “Try […]

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S.Korea halts propaganda broadcasts before summit with North

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea halted anti-North Korea propaganda broadcasts across their tense border on Monday as officials from the two Koreas met again to work out details of their leaders’ upcoming talks, expected to focus on the North’s nuclear program. Seoul had been blasting propaganda messages and K-pop songs from border loudspeakers since […]

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Hundreds mourn New Mexico woman killed in Southwest flight

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Family and friends gathered Sunday to mourn an Albuquerque bank executive who died after the Southwest Airlines plane she was on blew an engine in midair. Nearly a thousand people attended the evening service for Jennifer Riordan, 43, the Albuquerque Journal reported . The service was held at Popejoy Hall on the […]

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Q&A: How strong is the Islamic State group in Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD — An upstart Islamic State affiliate that first appeared in Afghanistan in 2014 is becoming increasingly deadly and their attacks on the country’s minority Shiites have grown bolder. In Sunday’s devastating bombing, a suicide bomber walked up to a crowd outside a voter registration office and blew himself up killing 57 people. Most of […]

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Key moment in Hurricane Harvey recovery: Houston LDS temple rededicated

HOUSTON — Shawn Calvert seemed to exhale a bit Sunday after stepping outside the newly rededicated Houston Texas Temple. The low-key rededication ceremony signaled better days ahead for Calvert. For perhaps the first time in nearly eight months, he and legions of other hurricane-weary Mormons living in southeast Texas were catching their breath and looking […]

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Islamic State suicide bomber kills 57 in Afghan capital

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Islamic State suicide bomber carried out an attack at a voter registration center in the capital Kabul on Sunday, killing 57 people and wounding more than 100 others, said officials from the Afghan interior and public health ministries. Public Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Majro said that among 57 who were […]

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4 dead in Waffle House shooting in Tennessee; suspect sought

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A gunman wearing nothing but a green jacket and brandishing an assault rifle stormed a Waffle House restaurant in Nashville and shot four people to death before dawn Sunday, according to police, who credited a customer with saving lives by wresting the assailant’s weapon away. The gunman shot people in the […]

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4 dead in Nashville Waffle House shooting; suspect sought

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man wearing nothing but a coat stormed a Waffle House restaurant in Tennessee before dawn Sunday and shot four people to death, according to police, who credited a customer with saving lives by wresting a weapon away from the gunman. The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said via its Twitter account […]

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