Bill Cosby leaves the courthouse after being convicted on three counts of sexual assault.(Brendan Mcdermid/Reuters)
The 80-year-old comedian, once revered as "America’s Dad," faces a maximum of 30 years in prison after being convicted of assaulting Andrea Constand, a Temple University women's basketball administrator whom he was mentoring.
The extraordinary lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, details in blunt language how the University of Virginia student, a former homecoming king and soccer standout from Cincinnati, was “brutally” abused after being detained on a tour in Pyongyang. He arrived home in a coma after being released last June, dying days later.
The darkening cloud hanging over some Cabinet agencies, including the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Environmental Protection Agency, has some GOP strategists worried. But others said the sagas gripping Washington probably won’t worry many voters.
The committee said Robert Menendez, who avoided conviction in a federal corruption trial last year, violated federal law and Senate rules in accepting unreported gifts from a friend and political ally whom the New Jersey Democrat used his office to assist.
Born a slave, the teacher and journalist crusaded against racial terror. She is now among the black women recognized at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Ala., which opened today.
The split vote represents the political scrutiny he is likely to encounter as he moves from the CIA to the State Department, where he’ll face the challenges of flagging morale and a president who is prone to impulsiveness.
The company said it is dropping its Taurus, Fusion and Fiesta models in the U.S. in favor of a “winning portfolio” of crossovers and SUVS. The automaker is also keeping its Mustang sports car and a new crossover based on the Focus.