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Arts Jun 30Why Bill Cosby’s conviction was overturned
Bill Cosby's sexual assault conviction has been thrown out by Pennsylvania's highest court, which ruled that he was unfairly prosecuted because a previous district attorney had promised he wouldn't be charged.
Nation Jun 30Bill Cosby released from prison after court finds due process violation
Bill Cosby has been freed from prison after Pennsylvania’s highest court overturned his sexual assault conviction. It is a stunning reversal of fortune for the comedian once known as “America's Dad.”…
Nation Jun 02NFL pledges to halt ‘race-norming,’ review concussion claims of Black players
The NFL on Wednesday pledged to halt the use of "race-norming" — which assumed Black players started out with lower cognitive functioning — in the $1 billion settlement of brain injury claims and review past scores for any potential race…
Politics Nov 27Appeals court rejects Trump challenge of Pennsylvania race
A federal appeals court in Philadelphia has rejected President Donald Trump’s latest effort to challenge the election results in a case expected to reach the U.S. Supreme Court if Trump appeals.
Politics Nov 22Trump’s legal team cried vote fraud, but courts found none
As they frantically searched for ways to salvage President Donald Trump’s failed reelection bid, his campaign pursued a dizzying game of legal hopscotch across six states that centered on the biggest prize of all: Pennsylvania.
Politics Nov 13Republicans face court setbacks, Trump law firm steps down
Republicans suffered setbacks to court challenges over the presidential election in three battleground states on Friday as a national law firm that came under fire for its work for President Trump's campaign withdrew from a major Pennsylvania case.
Politics Nov 06AP fact check: Trump fabricates election corruption
Citing “horror stories,” President Donald Trump unleashed a torrent of fabricated accusations Thursday in an audacious attempt to undermine the legitimacy of the U.S. election.
Nation Oct 29Philadelphia council votes to limit police protest response
Philadelphia could soon join other cities in blocking police from using tear gas, rubber bullets or pepper spray on protesters as the city continues to churn over the fatal police shooting of a Black man.
Nation Oct 29Philadelphia pledges change in police response after Black man’s death
Philadelphia police pledged to release 911 tapes and police body camera footage "in the near future" in the shooting death of a Black man with a history of mental health problems, a death that prompted protests, widespread vandalism and an…
Economy Sep 24Jobless claims at 870,000 as fraud and backlogs cloud data
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid rose slightly last week to 870,000, a historically high figure that shows that the viral pandemic is still squeezing restaurants, airlines, hotels and many other businesses six months after it first erupted.