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Judge: Bill Cosby is a "sexually violent predator"

15 seconds ago   |   ABC

The classification means that Cosby must undergo lifetime counseling and report quarterly to authorities. His name will appear on a sex-offender registry sent to neighbors...
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Media Outlets Suing To Unseal Keith Ellison's Divorce Records

4 minutes ago   |   CBS   |   2 articles

MINNEAPOLIS - The Star Tribune is one of two media companies pushing to unseal the divorce records of Rep. Keith Ellison, who is running for attorney general amid allegations...
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Almost Famous Musical in the Works

6 minutes ago   |   Pitchfork

Cameron Crowe is adapting his 2000 film for the stage
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Merkel's party ousts close ally of chancellor from top post

6 minutes ago   |   National Post

BERLIN - A close ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel was ousted Tuesday as head of her conservative bloc's parliamentary group, a surprise defeat that dealt a blow to the longtime...
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Florence is nation's second wettest storm, behind Harvey

6 minutes ago   |   National Post

WASHINGTON - Hurricane Florence was the nation's second rainiest storm in 70 years, a top rainfall meteorologist calculated. Only last year's Hurricane Harvey rained more over...
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“No Comment”: Democrats Tiptoeing Around Avenatti's “Gang Rape” Landmine

12 minutes ago   |   Vanity Fair

Will Avenatti's latest allegation be a bombshell or a dud?
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MLB Rumors: Eric Chavez Favored to Replace Mike Scioscia as Angels Manager

14 minutes ago   |   Bleacher Report

If the Los Angeles Angels move on from manager Mike Scioscia , former MLB third baseman Eric Chavez is the front-runner for the job, according to USA Today's Bob Nightengale ...
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CBS' ‘Murphy Brown' Is Back, Ready To ‘Make Some Noise'

22 minutes ago   |   CBS

LOS ANGELES - CBS' “Murphy Brown” returns to TV this week after 20 years, and its creator says the sitcom is ready to “make some noise.” Diane English says the 13-episode...
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Three Ways Facebook is Increasingly Becoming a Censorship Arm of the US Government

Three Ways Facebook is Increasingly Becoming a Censorship Arm of the US Government

26 minutes ago   |   MintPress News

Facebook has lately announced a series of major steps it would take to combat fake news and the global spread of misinformation that it says could influence elections, but the...
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Philadelphia Flyers' new odd-looking, fuzzy mascot Gritty has scared the internet

32 minutes ago   |   WGN TV   |   2 articles

PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Flyers have introduced an odd-looking new team mascot - a 7-foot fuzzy creature named Gritty with a wild, orange beard. The character's debut...
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Michael Kors buys Versace for $2.2 billion

Michael Kors buys Versace for $2.2 billion

US fashion label Michael Kors has agreed to buy Versace in a deal valuing the revered designer at $2.2 billion, the companies said on Tuesday, making it the latest Italian... Read more ...

'I just prayed every day': Teen survives 49 days at sea on a floating...

'I just prayed every day': Teen survives 49 days at sea on a floating fishing trap

The teen says he ran out of food within a week and survived on fish and seawater he squeezed from his clothing. Read more ...

Arby's parent company is buying Sonic for $2.3 billion

Arby's parent company is buying Sonic for $2.3 billion

Arby's parent company, Inspire Brands, is acquiring burger chain Sonic. On Tuesday, Inspire Brands announced that it is buying the burger brand for $2.3 billion, at $43.50 per... Read more ...

74-year-old man found alive after 5 days inside fire-gutted building

74-year-old man found alive after 5 days inside fire-gutted building

Engineers inspecting the wreckage of a public housing complex gutted by fire five days ago found a 74-year-old tenant inside, alive and well, on Monday. Read more ...

Home break-ins by black bears surge in Connecticut suburbs

Home break-ins by black bears surge in Connecticut suburbs

Connecticut environmental officials say the state's bears are getting bolder. Read more ...

Ryder Cup 2018: Rejuvenated Tiger Woods eager to improve on Cup record

Ryder Cup 2018: Rejuvenated Tiger Woods eager to improve on Cup record

Woods has only finished on the winning team in one of his seven Ryder Cup playing appearances and is not happy with that record. Read more ...

Kavanaugh claims he had a sterling reputation at Yale, is immediately shot...

Kavanaugh claims he had a sterling reputation at Yale, is immediately shot down by ex-roommate

During his interview on Fox News that aired Monday evening, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh cited his college reputation as evidence he's been falsely accused by former... Read more ...

Flyers mascot ‘Gritty' engineered to terrify Twitter

Flyers mascot ‘Gritty' engineered to terrify Twitter

PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Flyers have introduced an odd-looking new team mascot - a 7-foot fuzzy creature named Gritty with a wild, orange beard. The creature is so... Read more ...

Judge blocks grizzly bears hunts, restores protections

Judge blocks grizzly bears hunts, restores protections

BILLINGS, Mont. - A US judge ordered federal protections restored for grizzly bears in the Northern Rocky Mountains on Monday, a move that blocks the first grizzly hunts... Read more ...

Facebook shares drop as Instagram founders leave

Facebook shares drop as Instagram founders leave

Shares of Facebook fell more than 2 percent in early trading on Tuesday after the two founders of photo-sharing app Instagram left the social networking giant under unexplained... Read more ...