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Cosby plans sex assault talks, accusers` lawyer cries foul

Cosby plans sex assault talks, accusers` lawyer cries foul

Published 22/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: Actor and comedian Bill Cosby arrives for the third day of his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania, U.S., June 7, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo

Bill Cosby plans to conduct a series of free public seminars about sexual assault this summer, his spokesman said days after a Pennsylvania judge declared a mistrial in the entertainer's sexual assault trial.

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Two holdouts prevented Cosby guilty verdict, juror tells ABC

Two holdouts prevented Cosby guilty verdict, juror tells ABC

Published 22/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: Actor and comedian Bill Cosby arrives for the third day of his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania, U.S., June 7, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo

Two holdout jurors prevented comedian Bill Cosby from being found guilty on two of three counts in his sexual assault trial and deliberations were so tense that jurors burst into tears, a jury member told ABC News in a report on Wednesday.

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Kim Kardashian said to have hired surrogate for third baby

Kim Kardashian said to have hired surrogate for third baby

Published 22/06/2017

FILE PHOTO - Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala - Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art of the In-Between - Arrivals - New York City, U.S. - 01/05/17 - Socialite Kim Kardashian. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's family may be growing, according to reports on Wednesday that the celebrity couple have hired a surrogate to carry their third child after a doctor advised the reality star against another high-risk pregnancy.

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Venus Ramey, war bond-selling, gun-toting Miss America of 1944, dies at 92

Venus Ramey, war bond-selling, gun-toting Miss America of 1944, dies at 92

Published 19/06/2017

Venus Ramey, who used her victory as Miss America in 1944 to sell war bonds and make appearances on the vaudeville stage, has died at the age of 92, a funeral home in her native Kentucky said on Sunday.

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Despite mistrial in criminal case, civil lawsuits await Cosby

Despite mistrial in criminal case, civil lawsuits await Cosby

Published 18/06/2017

Actor and comedian Bill Cosby (C) reacts after a judge declared a mistrial in his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania, U.S., June 17, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Although Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial ended in a mistrial on Saturday, his legal problems persist as he faces assault and defamation claims in civil lawsuits, where the bar for evidence is lower than in criminal cases.

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Mistrial declared in Cosby sex assault case after days of deliberations

Mistrial declared in Cosby sex assault case after days of deliberations

Published 18/06/2017

Actor and comedian Bill Cosby (C) waves as he departs after a judge declared a mistrial in his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania, U.S., June 17, 2017. REUTERS/Charles Mostoller

Pennsylvania prosecutors vowed to retry comedian Bill Cosby on sexual assault charges after a jury on Saturday failed to render a unanimous verdict despite 52 hours of deliberations in a case that echoed accusations made by dozens of women against him.

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Cosby retrial could favor defense though publicity a wild card

Cosby retrial could favor defense though publicity a wild card

Published 18/06/2017

Actor and comedian Bill Cosby (2nd L) stands as his publicist, Andrew Wyatt, addresses the media after a judge declared a mistrial in Cosby's sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania, U.S., June 17, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A retrial of Bill Cosby on sexual assault charges will likely offer major advantages to the defense, former prosecutors and defense lawyers say, but the enormous publicity surrounding the case may also produce a second jury that is more eager to convict.

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Carrie Fisher`s death caused by sleep apnea, other factors: coroner

Carrie Fisher`s death caused by sleep apnea, other factors: coroner

Published 17/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: Carrie Fisher poses for cameras as she arrives at the European Premiere of ''Star Wars, The Force Awakens'' in Leicester Square, London, December 16, 2015. REUTERS/Paul Hackett/File Photo

The death last year of actor Carrie Fisher, best known for her role as Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" franchise, was due to sleep apnea and other causes, the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office said in a statement on Friday.

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Cosby again seeks mistrial with no end in sight for jury deliberations

Cosby again seeks mistrial with no end in sight for jury deliberations

Published 17/06/2017

Actor and comedian Bill Cosby gives a thumbs-up to supporters as he leaves court after deliberations in his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania, U.S., June 16, 2017. REUTERS/Charles Mostoller

Bill Cosby's defense lawyer asked a judge to declare a mistrial in his sexual assault case for at least the sixth time on Friday night, arguing that the jury's deliberations, which will enter a sixth day on Saturday, have dragged on too long.

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John Avildsen, Oscar-winning director of `Rocky,` dead at 81

John Avildsen, Oscar-winning director of `Rocky,` dead at 81

Published 17/06/2017

John Avildsen, the Oscar-winning director who made Hollywood's quintessential underdog story in 1976 boxing saga "Rocky" with a then-unknown Sylvester Stallone, and crafted another inspiring tale in "The Karate Kid," died on Friday at age 81, his family said.

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