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Bill Cosby Selma

Cosby Said He Got Drugs to Give Women for Sex

Bill Cosby admitted in a newly released 2005 deposition that he obtained Quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with. He admitted giving the sedative to at least one woman

Mayweather, Jr. of the U.S. celebrates after defeating Pacquiao of the Philippines in their welterweight title fight in Las Vegas

Mayweather Stripped of Title Earned in Pacquiao Bout

Floyd Mayweather, whose victory in the fight earned him $200 million, failed to pay a $200,000 fee he owed the World Boxing Organization by a Friday afternoon deadline. He also failed to relinquish his junior middleweight title

Britain Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama Talks About Aging Gracefully

The Tibetan spiritual leader spoke with TIME on Monday morning, on his 80th birthday, holding forth about aging gracefully, mending a broken heart, maybe meeting Pope Francis one day and much more

Confederate Flag Rally SC Statehouse

South Carolina Set to Dump Confederate Flag

The South Carolina Senate has voted 37-3 to remove the Confederate flag from a pole on statehouse grounds. As soon as the bill passes the House and is signed by Governor Nikki Haley, the symbol of the Confederacy will be removed

New "Casino Royale" James Bond Is Unveiled

James Bond Musical Being Developed for Broadway

A new musical based on British super spy James Bond is reportedly being developed for a hopeful Broadway run, according to a Playbill interview with producer Merry Saltzman, the daughter of Bond producer Harry Saltzman

BMX Pioneer Scot Breithaupt Found Dead

Scot Alexander Breithaupt, who helped turn BMX bike racing from a backyard backwater into an international action sport, has died at 57. Breithaupt was among the first to organize bicycle races on dirt motorcycle courses in the early 1970s


Holder: Edward Snowden Might Return to U.S.

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said that "the possibility exists" that NSA leaker Edward Snowden could be allowed to return to the U.S. from Russia, adding that he "spurred a necessary debate" no surveillance tactics

Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt in April 2015.

Nordic Countries Lead the Way for Women in Politics

Aspiring female politicians should consider moving to Sweden or Finland, where women see the highest representation in government, according to a new OECD report. But the overall trend is not as promising for other countries, where things have only gotten marginally better

Uber At $40 Billion Valuation Would Eclipse Twitter And Hertz

Uber Announces $50 Million Investment in India's Hyderabad

Uber has deepened its links with India despite months of controversy and legal hassles in the country, declaring on Monday that it would invest over $50 million over the next five years to set up a new office in the southern Indian tech hub of Hyderabad


Women's World Cup Final Telecast Sets a New Record

The U.S. women’s soccer team had a good Sunday — and it reflected in the night’s television ratings: the FIFA Women’s World Cup final against Japan, which aired on Fox, was the most-watched soccer telecast in U.S. history with 25.4 million viewers

Singles Matches - 2014 Ryder Cup

Rory McIlroy Ruptures Ligament in Ankle While Playing Soccer

Rory McIlroy was on crutches with an ankle injury from playing soccer, leaving in doubt the prospects of golf's No. 1 player defending his British Open title next week at St. Andrews. McIlroy had been the joint favorite along with Jordan Spieth