Sunday, May 28, 2017

Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby, center, arrives for jury selection in his sexual assault case at the Allegheny County Courthouse, Monday, May 22, 2017, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

BY JOE MANDAK, MARYCLAIRE DALE and DAKE KANG PITTSBURGH (AP) — The panel that will decide Bill Cosby’s fate in his sex assault trial began to take shape Monday with the selection of five jurors, three white men and two ...
In this Feb. 27, 2017, file photo, Bill Cosby departs after a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

BY MARYCLAIRE DALE PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A crucial phase of comedian Bill Cosby’s sex assault trial starts Monday when lawyers gather in Pittsburgh to pick the jury that will weigh his case. The jury must decide if the 79-year-old actor ...
In this April 3, 2017, file photo, Bill Cosby departs after a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby’s youngest daughter has come to the comedian’s defense ahead of a looming sexual assault trial. Evin Cosby writes in an opinion piece for the National Newspaper Publishers Association published Wednesday that her father “is not ...
In this Feb. 27, 2017, file photo, Bill Cosby departs after a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby has lost his bid to question his accuser in court before his sexual-assault case goes to trial near Philadelphia. The 79-year-old comedian’s lawyers lost their appeal on the issue of whether accuser Andrea Constand should ...
In this April 3, 2017 file photo, Bill Cosby departs the Montgomery County Courthouse after a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case in Norristown, Pa. Cosby's "Little Bill Books" series is among those making the American Library Association's annual top 10 list of "challenged books." (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

BY HILLEL ITALIE NEW YORK (AP) — A celebrity once beloved among young people now finds himself on a list of books parents and other community members most wish to see removed from libraries: Bill Cosby. Cosby’s “Little Bill Books” ...

BY MARYCLAIRE DALE PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Prosecutors preparing to try actor Bill Cosby on sexual-assault charges want to use not only his explosive deposition testimony about getting quaaludes to give to women before sex but also his riffs on trying ...
In this Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016 file photo, Bill Cosby leaves after a hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby’s lawyers hope to prescreen potential jurors to weed out those with opinions about the sex-assault case before jury selection begins in person. A defense motion filed Monday says the “inflammatory” worldwide coverage of the case ...
In this Monday, Feb. 27, 2017 file photo, Bill Cosby arrives for a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

BOSTON (AP) — Three women who had accused Bill Cosby of the intentional infliction of emotional distress in a Massachusetts case have had those claims dismissed. A document filed Friday in federal court shows the claims were dismissed after Therese ...
Bill Cosby arrives for a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse, Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

BY MARYCLAIRE DALE NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A jury from outside the Philadelphia suburbs will be brought in to decide the sexual assault case against Bill Cosby, a judge ruled Monday, rejecting a defense request to move the trial itself ...
This file photo from Nov. 2, 2016, shows Bill Cosby, center, as he leaves following a hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, FILE)

BY MARYCLAIRE DALE PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In a major break for Bill Cosby, a judge ruled Friday that just one of the comedian’s multitude of other accusers can testify at his trial to bolster charges he drugged and violated a ...
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