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Bill Cosby Performs At The Treasure Island
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Cosby Case Goes to Court

A U.S. district judge said he would allow three women who claim Bill Cosby sexually assaulted them to sue the actor for libel, after Cosby’s representatives that said the accusations were “fabricated,” “ridiculous,” “absurd,” and more

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Instituteís  38th Annual Awards Gala

President Obama Mulls Executive Actions on Gun Control

President Obama is considering further executive actions to limit access to guns, including a proposal to redefine who is considered a licensed gun dealer that would also change requirements for conducting gun background checks

Capitol Hill Re-Groups One Day After Surprise In Speaker's Race

GOP Eager for Paul Ryan to Run for House Speaker

Rep. Paul Ryan, the GOP vice presidential nominee in 2012 is under pressure to run for House Speaker after Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy unexpectedly pulled out of the race. But lawmakers said nothing was decided at a Friday gathering of House Republicans


Mexicans Say Sicario Hurts Country's Image

Residents in Juarez, Mexico held signs with messages such as “No somos sicarios,” or “We are not hit men,” in protest of the bloody portrayal of their city in the movie Sicario, which they say paints an unfair picture

Adam Searl

UCLA Football Player Arrested on Rape Charges

A fellow UCLA student told police that she met Adam Searl, a punter on the team, outside a house party in Westwood last October. She claimed he accompanied her to a nearby residence and assaulted her while she slept

Gallup Polling

Why Gallup Won't Poll the 2016 Election

The announcement this week that Gallup, one of America's most storied pollsters, will no longer do horse-race polling on who's ahead in the 2016 election cycle underscores the huge changes in the polling industry

File photo of Tunisia's National Dialogue Quartet leaders before a news conference in Tunis

Tunisia Activists Win Nobel Peace Prize

The National Dialogue Quartet won the Nobel Peace Prize for its contributions to the Arab Spring movement. "It established an alternative, peaceful political process at a time when the country was on the brink of civil war," the committee said in its citation

Los Angeles

L.A. Acts to Protect Older Buildings from Earthquakes

The Los Angeles City Council unanimously adopted tough new regulations that will require the owners of thousands of buildings to implement mandatory structural upgrades to protect the city for future earthquakes. But the law did not address how upgrades are to be paid for

US Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter

Obama Administration Will End Syrian Rebel Training

Defense officials say the Obama administration will end the program to train and equip Syrian rebels in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS). The program, which cost $500 million, has not been effective in combating the terrorist group