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Cosby out on bail...Texas fugitive's mother deported... More tasers for Chicago police



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NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby is out on $1 million bail after being arraigned today on criminal charges in Pennsylvania. The Montgomery County district attorney's office has charged the 78-year-old comedian with drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in 2004 at his home near Philadelphia. His lawyer says the charge is unjustified and that he will be exonerated.

GUADALAJARA, Mexico (AP) — A Mexican official says the mother of young fugitive Ethan Couch has been deported to the United States. The official says Tonya Couch left late this afternoon on a flight from Guadalajara, Mexico, to Los Angeles. A judge has temporarily blocked the deportation of her 18-year-old son. He remains in custody in Guadalajara.

CHICAGO (AP) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel says every Chicago police patrol car will be equipped with a Taser following a series of high-profile shootings by officers. He says Chicago will double the number of Tasers available, to 1,400. The city's interim police superintendent says 21 percent of officers are now certified on using a Taser, but more training will be offered.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says he's optimistic the eastern and southern portions of his state will soon recover from devastating flooding but cautions "we're not over this." Nixon toured flooded areas near the St. Louis-area community of Pacific today. Meanwhile, President Barack Obama called Nixon today from Hawaii and promised him the federal government's full support.

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - The Colombian beauty queen who was briefly crowned Miss Universe is making the best of what she calls a humiliating situation. Ariadna Gutierrez told a Colombian radio station today that no one can take away the four minutes during which she wore the crown. Gutierrez was accidentally named the winner in Las Vegas earlier this month by the show's host.

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