Antoine Hector

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Judge shoots down defense efforts to derail new Bill Cosby sex assault trial

NORRISTOWN, Pa. — Bill Cosby returned Monday to a Pennsylvania courtroom where a judge rejected attempts to scuttle a new sexual assault trial and began hearing arguments that will determine how many women can take the stand against the actor.<p>The two-day pretrial hearing was Cosby's first public …

Did President Trump add $33 million to Puerto Rico’s debt by bankrupting a golf course there?

By Michelle Ye Hee Lee<p>Reporter<p><i>“Trump Made Puerto Rico’s Debt Worse After His Golf Course Filed For Bankruptcy — REPORT”</i> <b><br>— Headline on Bustle.com, Sept. 27, 2017</b><p><i>“One of Trump’s S—-y Golf Courses Cost Puerto Rican Taxpayers Millions of Dollars”</i> <b><br>— Headline on Jezebel.com, Sept. 26, 2017</b><p><i>“Circulating on</i> …

Caribbean

Trump bashes Puerto Rico's leaders: 'They want everything to be done for them'

US President Donald Trump on Saturday attacked a Puerto Rican mayor over her "poor leadership ability" after she criticized the pace of relief efforts in the wake of devastating Hurricane Maria.<p>Carmen Yulín Cruz, the mayor of the territory's capital city San Juan, has repeatedly called on federal …

Earth - The secret of how diamonds are made

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Earth Science

Galaxy X: Samsung’s X-Branded Handset Could Be The Perfect Foil For The iPhone 8

The smartphone race among the industry’s most prominent companies is set to get even more intense, as Samsung seems set on releasing its foldable …

Mobile

Senate approves self-driving cars for US roadways

The US Senate today announced it had reached an agreement internally concerning self-driving car technology. The Senate is expected to pass legislation on October 4th that would clear regulations and restrictions for manufacturers, in essence providing a clear path to putting driverless cars on the …

San Juan mayor: 'Dammit, this is not a good news story'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz reacted with shock and anger to acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke on Friday, saying Puerto Rico's recovery is "not a good news story."<p>"This is a 'people are dying' story," she said in disbelief.<p>Cruz was referencing Duke's comments …

Caribbean

Trump again blames ‘both sides’ for violence at white supremacist rally in Charlottesville

By Ashley Parker<p>, Reporter<p>David Nakamura<p>, Reporter<p>NEW YORK — President Trump on Tuesday revived his declaration that “both sides” were to blame for deadly violence at a white supremacist rally over the weekend in Charlottesville, abandoning his message from a day earlier that had emphasized the …

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