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Cosby said he blocked 2005 tabloid story about sex-assault accuser

(Reuters) - Comedian Bill Cosby struck a deal with the National Enquirer in 2005 to give the tabloid an exclusive interview about a woman’s sexual-assault accusations after it promised to scrap an article about a second woman’s allegations, according to news reports on a newly unsealed deposition …

Police: Boyfriend Stabbed for Eating Thanksgiving Dinner Too Early

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (TheBlaze/AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania woman chased her boyfriend around a dining room and stabbed him in the chest because he started eating Thanksgiving dinner while she slept off a bender.<p>Photo credit: Shutterstock.com<p>Authorities say Jacklyn Blake confessed to officers who …

13 men jailed over Bristol sex-abuse ring

Thirteen men, all of Somali origin, have been jailed after being convicted of the systematic sexual abuse of vulnerable girls in Bristol.<p>The victims, some of whom were in local authority care, were groomed and passed around by their abusers – often for money – and assaulted in homes, parks and a …

From Church of Christ to Pansexual Rapper

Boyfriend used to be a devout Church of Christ member and children’s art teacher. But she gave that all up to focus on her own art—her raunchy, …

In Afghanistan, women face entrenched harassment

Twenty-nine-year-old Masouma was walking down a street in Kabul one day recently when a boy no older than 5 tried to grab her.<p>She moved to avoid him, but what he did next, she recalled, spoke volumes about attitudes toward women and girls in the Afghan capital.<p>"When I walked away he laughed, …

Shia LaBeouf: I was raped

Shia LaBeouf's arrests, altercations and attempts at art have garnered more attention than his acting in recent years, and now he's raising eyebrows, again with an accusation of sexual assault.<p>In an interview with <i>Dazed & Confused</i> magazine, he says a woman raped him during his #IAMSORRY performance …

Deputy disciplined for pulling over bus to give son lunch: cops

The Lake County sheriff's lieutenant who reportedly pulled over a school bus while off-duty to "issue his son his lunch" has been disciplined for violating his department's regulations, Undersheriff Ray Rose said.<p>Lt. Brian Keller used his unmarked black Dodge Charger with emergency lights to …

Creed frontman says he's broke and homeless

Creed frontman Scott Stapp says he's broke.<p>The 41-year-old lead singer of the Grammy-winning band said in a rambling 15-minute-long video posted on his Facebook page Wednesday that he's living in a hotel.<p>"Right now, I'm living in a Holiday Inn, by the grace of God, because there's been a couple of …

Black Friday scuffles: 'I got a Dyson but I don’t even know if I want it'

“I got a Dyson but I don’t even know if I want it. I just picked it up,” Louise Haggerty, a 56-year-old hairdresser and waitress, said of her 1am trip to the Black Friday sales. “It was mental in there. It was crazy. It was absolutely disgusting, disgusting.”<p>Haggerty had ventured out to the 24-hour …

Ferguson Protests Spread to Britain

Several hundred people marched in London in solidarity with protestors in the U.S., condemning the decision not to charge police officer Darren …

Ferguson Protest Brings Parts Of Central London To A Standstill

Hundreds of people marched through central London in solidarity with Michael Brown, who was shot dead by police in Ferguson. BuzzFeed News reported from the protest.<p>The initial embassy event was organised by the London Black Revs, the NUS Black Students' Campaign, Black Activists Rising Against …

Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson 'will quit policing'

'Darren will never be a police officer again, and he understands that', says lawyer for the officer who killed an unarmed teenager in Missouri<p>Darren Wilson, the Missouri police officer who fatally shot the unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, will likely never return to policing, his lawyer has …