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Juror: Cosby panel was concerned about 'politics' of case

Joe Mandak and Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 4:49pm

A juror in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial said Thursday that some jurors were concerned that prosecutors waited 10 years to charge him, expressing suspicion that politics had played a role in the case.

A timeline of events in the Brendan Dassey case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 4:46pm

A federal appeals panel on Thursday affirmed a lower court's ruling that Brendan Dassey's confession was improperly obtained in a Wisconsin killing that was the focus of the Netflix series "Making a Murderer." The three-judge panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that "no reasonable court" could have confidence that Dassey's confession was voluntary. The state of Wisconsin hinted it would appeal, keeping Dassey behind bars for now.

The Latest: Bill Cosby spokesman says town halls are planned

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 4:27pm

The Latest on the release of jurors' names in the Bill Cosby sexual assault case (all times local):

Judges: 'Making a Murderer' confession improperly obtained

Todd Richmond and Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 4:26pm

The confession of a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" was improperly obtained and he should be re-tried or released from prison, a three-judge federal appeals panel ruled Thursday.

Cosby spokesman: Tour ahead to educate youth on misbehavior

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 4:25pm

Bill Cosby will organize a series of town hall meetings to help educate young people about problems their misbehavior could create, a spokesman for Cosby said Thursday.

George Orwell's son says his father's '1984' was 'prescient'

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 4:07pm

The audience at the opening night on Broadway of a new stage adaptation of George Orwell's dystopian fantasy "1984" will include a special guest — the author's son.

The Latest: Defense will seek to secure Dassey release

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 3:50pm

The Latest on a federal appeals court saying a confession was improperly obtained from Brendan Dassey, one of two defendants in a Wisconsin killing that was the focus of the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" (all times local):

Family: Peter Tosh's son left in coma following jail beating

Josh Cornfield, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 3:07pm

The family of the late reggae icon and marijuana activist Peter Tosh is seeking answers after they say his son was left in a coma following an attack in a New Jersey jail, where he was serving a six-month sentence on pot possession charges.

Man convicted of deadly stabbing after SpongeBob dispute

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 3:07pm

A Pennsylvania man accused of stabbing someone after a confrontation a witness said was sparked by a comparison to SpongeBob SquarePants has been convicted of murder.

Colbert goes to Russia, vows to search for Comey 'tapes'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 2:58pm

Stephen Colbert is on a mission to Russia.

Federal appeals panel upholds ruling that 'Making a Murderer' confession coerced

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 1:55pm

Federal appeals panel upholds ruling that 'Making a Murderer' confession coerced.

In the stars: New John Green novel coming in October

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 12:18pm

John Green fans, mark your calendar.

The song that begat 'Baby Driver,' a quasi-musical on wheels

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:19am

In the jagged grooves and quivering violins of the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion song "Bellbottoms," a young Edgar Wright heard a movie.

'Imagine' if Britain stays in EU? Discord at EU summit

Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:05am

While European Union chief Donald Tusk may still be "a dreamer" hoping that Britain is having second thoughts on leaving the EU, other leaders at Thursday's EU summit tried to shake him back to reality.

Shipping out of Boston: Grand sailing vessels depart

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 10:38am

The tall ships are shipping out of Boston.

Omari Hardwick makes power moves through Starz drama 'Power'

Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 10:27am

When actor Omari Hardwick read the script for the Starz drama series "Power," he initially wanted to pass on playing the lead character.

Steve Earle enlists Miranda, Willie to revisit outlaw music

Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 10:27am

Alt-country rocker Steve Earle and country star Miranda Lambert shared writing credit on one of Lambert's biggest hits from her debut album in 2005, but the two never actually got into a writers' room until more than a decade later.

Ron Howard takes helm of Han Solo 'Star Wars' film

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 9:48am

Ron Howard is taking command of the Han Solo "Star Wars" spinoff after the surprise departure of directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.

Former US attorney Preet Bharara has a book deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 9:36am

Preet Bharara, the former U.S. Attorney fired earlier this year by President Donald Trump, has a book deal.

Prince Harry: No one in royal family wants to rise to throne

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 6:15am

Britain's Prince Harry has suggested that no one in the royal family really wishes to rise to the throne — and that it is duty, rather than desire, that prompts them to continue serving the British people.