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  • Comedian Bill Cosby on State of the Union

    Court documents: Bill Cosby admits giving drugs to women for sex; Alleged victim in Colorado relieved

    DENVER — Bill Cosby admitted under oath that he got a sort of sedative for the purpose of giving the drug to young women with whom he wanted to have sex, newly released documents show. Monday’s news comes as relief to Cosby’s alleged victims including one in Colorado. The documents date back to 2005, and they stem from a lawsuit filed by one of the many women who have publicly accused the comedian of drugging her and sexually assaulting her. […]

  • 7.6 De_Andre_Johnson_FSU_Quarterback_Punching_Woman_In_The_Face_VIDEO

    Video shows FSU quarterback punching woman at a bar

    WARNING: Video contains graphic content.  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The moment captured on camera escalates quickly. In one frame, Florida State University quarterback De’Andre Johnson, 19, is seen arguing with a woman at a crowded bar. In the next frame, she raises a fist. He grabs her arm. She attempts to hit him. He punches her in the face. Although the surveillance video was released Monday, the incident took place June 24, inside Yianni’s nightclub in Tallahassee, Florida. On June 25, the head […]

  • Police arrested Daniel Boria after he used balloons tied to a lawn chair to fly over the Calgary Stampede in an attempt to get publicity for his company. (Photo: CNN)

    ‘Balloon man’ soars in lawn chair, lands himself in jail

    CALGARY, Canada — Daniel Boria says he was trying to get attention for his cleaning business when he tied more than 100 helium balloons to a lawn chair and soared through the sky over his city. But soon after he opened a parachute and jumped back on the ground, police in Calgary, Canada, arrested him Sunday, charging him with one count of mischief causing danger to life. A day later, the chair still hadn’t landed, Calgary Police Acting Inspector Kyle […]

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    Jerry Weintraub, ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ producer, dies at 77

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif.  — Jerry Weintraub, the high-powered Hollywood mogul whose career included promoting Elvis Presley concerts, producing the “Ocean’s” movies and spinning larger-than-life tales, has died, according to his publicist. He was 77. Weintraub died in Santa Barbara of cardiac arrest, publicist Michelle Bega said. Among the friends mourning his death was former President George H.W. Bush, a longtime Weintraub pal. “Barbara and I mourn the passing of our close and wonderfully irrepressible friend, Jerry Weintraub,” he tweeted, calling […]

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    The world’s oldest woman turns 116

    NEW YORK — Attributing her longevity to “sleep,” clean living and positive energy, the world’s oldest living person celebrated her 116th birthday Monday. Born on July 6, 1899, in Lowndes County, Alabama, Susannah Mushatt Jones has lived in parts of three centuries, according to Guinness World Records. Her father was a sharecropper who supported his family by picking cotton. The Brooklyn, New York, woman has lived through 20 U.S. presidents, two world wars and the birth of the automobile, the […]

  • ISIS stragegy

    Obama offers update on mission against ISIS: ‘This will not be quick’

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama offered an update on the military mission against ISIS on Monday, emphasizing the long-term nature of the effort and the importance of local forces and stable governments as keys to stopping the terror group’s rise. Obama pointed to the more than 5,000 air strikes against ISIS in Iraq, Syria and new regions like North Africa, and the efforts of a “galvanized” Iraqi government in the wake of the fall of Ramadi, as signs of stepped-up […]

  • ISIS propaganda photo. Courtesy: CNN

    ISIS facts and timeline

    (CNN) — Here’s a look at Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Facts: Started as an al Qaeda splinter group The aim of ISIS is to create an Islamic state, referred to as a caliphate, across Sunni areas of Iraq and in Syria. ISIS is known for killing dozens of people at a time and carrying out public executions, crucifixions and other acts. It has taken over large swaths of northern and western Iraq. The group currently controls hundreds […]

  • Image of earth from the International Space Station. Credit:NASA/Scott Kelly

    Stunning images of earth snapped by astronaut Scott Kelly

    NASA astronaut Scott Kelly has captured several amazing photos of Earth during his first 100 days aboard the International Space Station. Kelly is on a history-making space mission. He will spend 342 days on the space station. That’s longer than any U.S. astronaut has ever spent in space. His mission began in late March. It will give scientists a chance to study how the human body responds to long-duration space flights. On Earth, scientists will perform parallel studies on Scott […]

  • Introducing Mr. and Mrs. Cheese and Ketchup! The merger of Kraft and Heinz is complete. (Photo: CNN)

    More cheese and ketchup! Buffett’s Kraft Heinz stake worth $24B

    NEW YORK — The marriage of Velveeta and ketchup is now complete. Kraft Heinz made its debut on Wall Street Monday … and Warren Buffett’s stake is worth nearly $24 billion. Heinz, co-owned by Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway and private equity firm 3G Capital, agreed to buy Kraft earlier this year. Berkshire and 3G acquired Heinz in 2013. According to a recent SEC filing, Berkshire now owns more than 325 million shares of Kraft Heinz. The stock, listed on the Nasdaq under […]

  • Google began testing the waters for an Uber-like ride sharing business called RideWith by Waze on Monday, July 6, 2015. The service is available for users in Tel Aviv, Israel. (Photo: CNN)

    Google tests new ride-sharing app in Israel

    TEL AVIV, Israel — Google began testing the waters for an Uber-like ride sharing business on Monday. The company launched RideWith, a new app and carpooling program in Tel Aviv. The pilot program will match people who have similar rush-hour commutes so they can share rides and split the financial burden of traveling to and from work. Suburban commuters who need a more regular car-sharing schedule may find RideWith to be a useful alternative to the Uber and Lyft’s of the […]

  • People line up at an ATM machine outside a bank in Athens on Monday, July 6, 2015. (Photo: Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)

    Greece keeps banks shut as cash runs short

    ATHENS, Greece — Greek banks will stay shut for another two days as the country’s government tries to restart negotiations on a bailout with Europe. A daily limit of 60 euros on cash withdrawals from ATMs for Greek bank card holders will also remain in place, the Greek banking association said Monday. Other restrictions on moving money abroad have also been extended. The banks are fast running out of cash. Greeks have drained tens of billions of euros from their […]

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    Suspect tells TV station he killed San Francisco woman

    SAN FRANCISCO — The man accused of killing a San Francisco woman in what appeared to authorities to be a random shooting told KGO that he he did it, but that it was an accident. “Did you shoot Kate Steinle, the lady who was down at Pier 14?” the station’s reporter, Cornell Barnard, asked Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez in a jailhouse interview. “Yes,” he answered, according to a transcript of the interview posted on the station’s website. But he said the […]