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Cosby Citing Systemic Racism as He Fights Assault Conviction

PHILADELPHIA — In a nearly empty Philadelphia courtroom in June 2015, a lawyer for Bill Cosby implored a federal judge to keep the comedian’s testimony in an old sexual battery lawsuit under wraps. It was sensitive. Embarrassing. Private.

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 06: Bill Cosby performs at The New York Comedy Festival And The Bob Woodruff Foundation Present The 7th Annual Stand Up For Heroes Event at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on November 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for …

Broadway Veteran Nick Cordero Dies from Coronavirus Complications

NEW YORK — Tony Award-nominated actor Nick Cordero, who specialized in playing tough guys on Broadway in such shows as “Waitress,” “A Bronx Tale” and “Bullets Over Broadway,” has died in Los Angeles after suffering severe medical complications after contracting the coronavirus. He was 41.

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 20: Nick Cordero attends HBO's premiere of "Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown" at Time Warner Center on October 20, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)

Harvey Weinstein Reaches Tentative $19M Deal with Accusers

NEW YORK — Harvey Weinstein and his former studio’s board have reached a nearly $19 million settlement with dozens of his sexual misconduct accusers, New York state’s attorney general and lawyers in a class-action lawsuit said Tuesday.

Harvey Weinstein leaves New York court, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, in New York. The disgraced movie mogul faces allegations of rape and sexual assault. Jury selection begins this week. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Judge Temporarily Blocks Tell-all Book by Trump’s Niece

(AP) — A tell-all book by President Donald Trump’s niece cannot be published until a judge decides the merits of claims by the president’s brother that its publication would violate a pact among family members, a judge said Tuesday.

President Donald J. Trump addresses the nation from the Oval Office of the White House Wednesday evening, March 11, 2020, on the country’s expanded response against the global Coronavirus outbreak. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)

Carl Reiner, Actor, ‘Dick Van Dyke Show’ Creator, Dead at 98

NEW YORK (AP) — Carl Reiner, the ingenious and versatile writer, actor and director who broke through as a “second banana” to Sid Caesar and rose to comedy’s front ranks as creator of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and straight man to Mel Brooks’ “2000 Year Old Man,” has died. He was 98.

Carl Reiner is photographed at the American Comedy Awards, May 19, 1987, Los Angeles, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

AMC Pushes Back Movie Theater Reopening by Two Weeks

AMC Theaters, the nation’s largest chain, is pushing back its plans to begin reopening theaters by two weeks following the closure because of COVID-19. The company said Monday that it would open approximately 450 U.S. locations on July 30 and the remaining 150 the following week.


Cirque du Soleil Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Montreal (AFP) – Cirque du Soleil announced on Monday it is filing for bankruptcy protection and cutting thousands of jobs as the world’s most famous circus troupe seeks to survive the coronavirus pandemic.

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 08: A cast member performs during the fifth anniversary celebration of "The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil" show at The Mirage Hotel & Casino June 8, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Cirque Apple LLC)

Supreme Court Strikes Down Louisiana Abortion Clinic Law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Louisiana law regulating abortion clinics, reasserting a commitment to abortion rights over fierce opposition from dissenting conservative justices in the first big abortion case of the Trump era.

Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts and Supreme Court Associate Justice Elena Kagan arrive before President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

T.I. to Teach ‘Business of Trap Music’ at Clark Atlanta

Atlanta rapper T.I. will soon be adding educator to his resume. He will join hip-hop scholar Dr. Melva K. Williams at Clark Atlanta University this fall to teach the “Business of Trap Music,” news outlets reported.


Gov. Gavin Newsom Orders Bars in 7 California Counties to Close

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sunday ordered bars that have opened in seven California counties to immediately close and urged bars in eight other counties to do the same, saying the coronavirus was rapidly spreading in some parts of the state.

Gov Gavin Newsom, left, speaks with journalists during a stop in Stockton, Calif., Thursday, June 4, 2020. Newsom's proposal to close the state's estimated $54.3 billion budget deficit is dramatically different than the proposal from the state Legislature. Lawmakers have scheduled a vote on the budget for June 15. At …

L’Oreal Will Remove Words Like ‘Whitening’ from Skin Products

PARIS – French cosmetics giant L’Oreal said Saturday that it will remove words like “whitening” from its skin care products, a move that comes amid global protests against racism sparked by the death of George Floyd in the United States.

(FromL) British singer Geri Horner (formely know as Geri Halliwell), US actress Amber Heard and Dutch model Doutzen Kroes present creations for L'Oreal during the Women's Spring-Summer 2020 Ready-to-Wear collection fashion show at the Monnaie de Paris, in Paris on September 28, 2019. (Photo by Lucas BARIOULET / AFP) (Photo …

3 Men Indicted on Murder Charges in Killing of Ahmaud Arbery

ATLANTA (AP) — A prosecutor on Wednesday announced that three men have been indicted on murder charges in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery in coastal Georgia. Prosecutor Joyette Holmes said a Glynn County grand jury has indicted Travis McMichael, Greg

Mugshots of Travis McMichael, Greg McMichael, and William “Roddie” Bryan.