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  • Bill Cosby’s lawyers signal intent to portray accuser as ‘greedy’ in sexual-assault retrial

    March 6, 2018 8:13 PM 14

    Prosecutors want to delve back decades into Cosby’s life by persuading a judge to allow testimony from 19 women — besides Andrea Constand — who say Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted them. NORRISTOWN, PA.—For years, Bill Cosby has tried to portray Andrea Constand as his ex-lover — not a victim of sexual assault. The comedian and his attorneys have painted

  • Judge orders Martin Shkreli to forfeit $7.3 million in assets

    March 6, 2018 4:26 PM 12

    Shkreli may have to give up his one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album, among other things, as part of his punishment in his securities fraud case. NEW YORK—“Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli will have to forfeit more than $7.3 million in assets that include his one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album as part of his punishment in his securities fraud case, a judge ruled

  • Koreas agree to hold landmark summit talks at border village in April, Seoul says

    March 6, 2018 12:31 PM 28

    Pyongyang indicates it would give up nuclear weapons for security guarantee, official says North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has agreed to hold a landmark summit meeting with South Korea's president next month and impose a moratorium on nuclear and missile tests if his country holds talks with the United States, a senior South Korean official said Tuesday

  • Donald Trump made 23 false claims in one meeting with state governors

    March 5, 2018 7:04 PM 12

    WASHINGTON—U.S. President Donald Trump makes a large number of false claims at his campaign rallies, when he is speaking to voters who may not know the ins and outs of government policy. But he also makes a large number of false claims in basically every other context. That includes his meetings with people as knowledgeable as U.S. governors. Trump held a televised

  • Republican lawmakers move to block Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs

    March 5, 2018 5:58 PM 15

    It’s unclear whether the GOP pushback will have any effect on Trump. WASHINGTON—Congressional Republicans are manoeuvring to stop U.S. President Donald Trump from levying harsh tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, arguing the move runs counter to the core of their economic agenda and could even cause political problems heading into the 2018 mid-terms

  • South Korea to send high-level officials to Pyongyang for talks

    March 4, 2018 5:43 AM 40

    Visit aimed at promoting peace on peninsula, restarting talks between U.S. and North Korea South Korea's presidential office says a 10-member government delegation is to visit North Korea this week for talks on how to promote peace on the Korean Peninsula. The Blue House said Sunday the delegation led by national security director Chung Eui-yong is to fly to Pyongyang

  • Nationalist Hindu party notches win in key Indian state

    March 4, 2018 1:07 AM 21

    Saturday’s impressive win is expected to boost the prospects of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party when it seeks a second term in national elections next year. The BJP has been riding a wave of rising Hindu nationalism in the country. NEW DELHI—Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party ended 25 years of uninterrupted

  • Woman wins Keys conch-blowing contest; accepts proposal

    March 3, 2018 11:51 PM 21

    KEY WEST, Fla.—A Florida retiree has won the women’s division in Key West’s annual Conch Shell Blowing Contest — and accepted a marriage proposal from a fellow competitor. Seventy-year-old Mary Lou Smith impressed the judges Saturday with long blasts on the fluted, pink-lined shell. And when Rick Race, 73, proposed on stage, she accepted by joining him in a joyous

  • Man shoots himself to death near White House, authorities say

    March 3, 2018 8:57 PM 35

    U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump were in Florida at the time A man shot himself to death Saturday as he stood near the fence along the north side of the White House, the U.S. Secret Service said. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump were in Florida at the time. The man, who suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the head, was identified

  • Researchers in Florida find python that consumed entire deer

    March 3, 2018 6:57 PM 17

    NAPLES, Fla.— Researchers studying invasive Burmese pythons in Florida came upon something they’d never seen before: an 11-foot-long python had consumed an entire deer that weighed more than the snake itself. The wildlife biologists tracking the slithery creatures stumbled upon bloated snake in Collier Seminole State Park, and when they moved the creature