Jan. 6 panel in possession of new Trump documentary footage

WASHINGTON — New footage of former President Donald Trump and his inner circle taken both before and after Jan. 6, 2021, is now in the possession of the House committee investigating the deadly attack on the Capitol. The revelation of the never-before-seen footage came to light Tuesday amidst the commission’s public hearings when British filmmaker … Read more

Civil jury finds Bill Cosby sexually abused teenager in 1975

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Jurors at a civil trial found Tuesday that Bill Cosby sexually abused a 16-year-old girl at the Playboy Mansion in 1975. The Los Angeles County jury delivered the verdict in favor of Judy Huth, who is now 64, and awarded her $500,000. Jurors found that Cosby intentionally caused harmful sexual contact … Read more

Colbert says his staffers guilty of ‘first-degree puppetry’

NEW YORK — Stephen Colbert pronounced his staff members arrested at a congressional office building last week as guilty of “first-degree puppetry,” and lashed out at those comparing the incident to the Jan. 6, 2021, US Capitol riot. That includes Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson, who in a tongue-in-cheek monologue about “Insurrection 2.0” on Monday … Read more

Woman who drove man who killed Nipsey Hussle testifies

LOS ANGELES — A woman testedified Monday that she unwittingly drove the man now charged with killing rapper Nipsey Hussle to and from the scene of the shooting, not accepting that he had fired the deadly shots despite seeing him load a gun moments before. Bryannita Nicholson, 35, said that when she and Eric Holder, … Read more

Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna settle before trial’s sequel

LOS ANGELES — A settlement agreement has been reached on the eve of a second trial pitting the Kardashian family against former reality TV star Blac Chyna. Jury selection had been set to begin Monday in the trial over Chyna’s claims that her former fiance Rob Kardashian maliciously posted nude photos of her in 2017 … Read more

Haggis held at hotel ahead of Italian hearing in sex case

ROME — Film director Paul Haggis was being held in a hotel room in Italy on Monday pending a court hearing while prosecutors press their investigation of a woman’s claims he had sex with her without her consent over the course of two days. Prosecutors in Brindisi, a port town in Puglia, the region that … Read more

The moments resonating from the Jan. 6 hearings (so far)

NEW YORK — By the numbers, the Jan. 6 committee hearings attracted 20 million live viewers on opening night, 11 million for the first daytime session and nearly 9 million for Thursday’s third installment. Yet those traditional Nielsen company yardsticks don’t begin to measure the true reach of what is being said there. Memorable moments … Read more

Bill Cosby civil trial jury must start deliberations over

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — After two days of deliberations in which they reached verdicts on nearly all of the questions put before them, jurors in a civil trial who were deciding on sexual abuse claims against Bill Cosby will have to start from scratch on Monday. By the end of the court day Friday, the … Read more

Panel sharpens focus on Trump’s “crazy” Jan. 6 plan | National News

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s extraordinary effort to overturn his 2020 election defeat came into ever-clearer focus Thursday, with a testimony describing his pressuring Vice President Mike Pence in vulgar private taunts and public entreaties to stop the certification of Joe Biden’s victory in the run -up to the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. Trump’s closest … Read more

Georgetown dad acquitted in final college bribery scam trial

BOSTON — A father was acquitted Thursday of paying off a Georgetown University tennis coach to get his daughter into the school in the final trial linked to the explosive college admissions bribery scandal. Amin Khoury was not found guilty by jurors on all counts in the case that accused him of bribing then-Georgetown tennis … Read more