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Accusers pleased Cosby is charged...Obama pledges help to flooded areas... Report: LeGrier had previous run-ins with police



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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Attorneys for dozens of women who have accused Bill Cosby of sex assault or attempted molestation say their clients are grateful that a prosecutor in Pennsylvania has brought charges against the comedian. Cosby was arraigned today on charges he drugged and sexually assaulted a woman in 2004 inside his home. Cosby was released on $1 million bail.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — President Barack Obama says the federal government will continue to help states that are dealing with severe weather. Obama spoke today to Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon from the president's vacation home in Hawaii. The White House says Obama thanked Nixon for his efforts and offered condolences for the 14 people who have died in Missouri's devastating floods.

CHICAGO (AP) — The 19-year-old man fatally shot by Chicago police last weekend spent most of his life in foster care, and his longtime foster mother says she never saw him be violent. But the Chicago Sun-Times reports Quintonio LeGrier had run-ins with police in the past year at Northern Illinois University, including a charge of battery.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Prosecutors say a woman charged with plowing a car into crowds of pedestrians on a Las Vegas Strip sidewalk 10 days ago had marijuana in her system at the time. One person was killed and more than 35 others were hurt. The district attorney released blood tests today showing that Lakeisha Holloway had more than the state's legal limit of pot in her blood.

NEW YORK (AP) — The Toys R Us in Times Square is closing its doors. Today was the last day of business for the company's 110,000-square-foot flagship location. It was home to a 60-foot Ferris wheel, a 20-foot animatronic T-Rex and a life-size Barbie dollhouse. Company officials say they didn't renew their lease to save money on rent. They're looking for a new Manhattan location.

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