APNewsBreak: Cosby said he got drugs to give women for sex
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Bill Cosby testified in 2005 that he got Quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with, and he admitted giving the sedative to at least one woman and "other people," according to documents obtained Monday by The Associated Press....
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Egypt anti-terror bill speeds trials, tightens hand on media
CAIRO (AP) -- After a series of stunning militant attacks, Egypt's government is pushing through a controversial new anti-terrorism draft bill that would set up special terrorism courts, shorten the appeals process, give police greater powers of arrest and imprison journalists who report information on attacks that differs from the official government line....
After vote win, Greek leaders face pressure to restart talks
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Despite triumphing in a popular vote against austerity, Greece's leaders Monday faced the urgent need to heal ties with European creditors and reach a financial rescue deal to prevent it from falling out of the euro - possibly within days....
Hundreds of thousands gather for pope Mass in South America
GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador (AP) -- Pope Francis received a hero's welcome in Ecuador's biggest city Monday as he celebrated the first public Mass of his South American tour, telling hundreds of thousands of faithful their families are the bedrock of society but need to be supported better and strengthened....
US Chamber makes early entrance into 2016 Senate contests
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is jumping in early to help Republicans hang onto control of the Senate in 2016, and going immediately on the attack....
US appeals court upholds EPA plan to clean up Chesapeake Bay
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A U.S. appeals court on Monday approved a federal plan to limit pollution in the Chesapeake Bay despite objections from farmers, builders and others who accused the Environmental Protection Agency of a power grab....
Quiet Capitol gives no hope for quick budget agreement
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania government's first full week without a state budget began quietly Monday, with no crush of activity in the Capitol aimed at ending the partisan stalemate and no results from a meeting between Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and two top Republican lawmakers....
Man convicted of 1st-degree murder in 1968 slaying
STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of a man in eastern Pennsylvania almost five decades ago....
4 sentenced in home invasion that led to death of girl, 10
WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) -- Four men charged in a home invasion robbery attempt that led to the shooting death of a 10-year-old girl in western Pennsylvania last year have been sentenced to prison....
Man pleads guilty in crash that killed mom, 3 young sons
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A man accused of drag racing before a crash that killed a woman and her three young sons pleaded guilty Monday to four counts of vehicular homicide....
District judge's duties on hold while traffic case probed
ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A district judge who chairs the entity that investigates misconduct allegations against Pennsylvania judges isn't hearing criminal cases while prosecutors probe her handling of a man's traffic citations....
Body found in New Jersey inlet is missing Pennsylvania teen
NORTH WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) -- Authorities say a body found in a southern New Jersey inlet is that of a teenage boy from Pennsylvania who vanished while swimming last week....
Ex-university professor gets jail time in child porn case
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A former suburban Philadelphia university music professor accused of sending explicit pictures to a teenage girl in Spain has been sentenced to three months to 23 months confinement....
Mother ruled fit for trial in tub drowning deaths of 2 sons
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A judge has ruled that a western Pennsylvania woman is now mentally fit to stand trial in the drowning deaths of her two young sons in a bathtub more than a year ago....
Now that the U.S. and Cuba have reached an agreement to restore diplomatic relations and reopen embassies in each other's capitals, the State Department must formally notify Congress of its intent to reopen the embassy in Havana. Congress then has 15 days to review the notification. There's virtually nothing U.S. lawmakers can do to prevent the upgrading of the existing mission to an embassy. They could block or slow down the approval of an ambassador's nomination.
Do you think the Vatican recognizing the Palestinian Authority as a state will hurt the prospects for advancing a peace agreement?