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Cosby to be arraigned on assault charge...Fugitive teen's return to US delayed

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NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby is to be arraigned this afternoon on a charge of aggravated indecent assault, stemming from an incident at his home a dozen years ago. Today's decision to charge Cosby comes days before Pennsylvania's 12-year statute of limitations for bringing charges would have run out. A former Temple University employee says the comedian assaulted her after plying her with pills and wine. A previous district attorney had declined to charge Cosby, but prosecutors reopened the case over the summer as dozens of other women came forward with similar accusations.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The criminal charges filed today against Bill Cosby won't lead to any changes to a Cosby-funded art exhibit at a Smithsonian museum. A spokesman for the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art says the exhibit will close as scheduled on Jan. 24. About a third of the works on display in the exhibit come from the private collection of Cosby and his wife. Cosby also funded the exhibit with a $716,000 gift. A disclaimer posted at the exhibit says the museum doesn't condone Cosby's alleged behavior.

HOUSTON (AP) — A teen fugitive found in Mexico with his mother apparently won't be returning to Texas today, after all. A Mexican official tells The Associated Press that Ethan Couch has been granted a three-day delay in deportation. The 18-year-old who is on probation in a fatal drunken-driving case had been scheduled to be sent back to Houston today.

ST. CLOUD, Fla. (AP) — Police in central Florida say a mother mistook her daughter for an intruder and shot her to death. St. Cloud police say the mother was asleep when she heard someone enter her home late yesterday. She fired a single shot before discovering she had shot her 27-year-old daughter, who died at a hospital. Detectives are investigating.

UNDATED (AP) — Crews in northern Oklahoma have begun their third day of searching for country singer Craig Strickland, who disappeared Sunday while duck hunting with a friend in severe weather. They're searching a 38-mile-long lake near the Kansas border. The body of Strickland's hunting partner was recovered on Monday. Strickland is the lead singer of the Arkansas-based country-rock band Backroad Anthem.

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