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Cosby sex assault retrial to go to jury next week - judge

2 hours 5 min ago
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - Prosecutors wrapped up their sexual assault case against comedian Bill Cosby on Thursday as experts offered conflicting testimony about the drugs he is accused of giving a then-friend before allegedly raping her.

Probe into Prince's opioid death brings no criminal charges

6 hours 16 min ago
CHASKA, Minn. (Reuters) - A two-year investigation into the death of "Purple Rain" singer Prince failed to determine where he obtained a counterfeit painkiller laced with fentanyl, resulting in no criminal charges, a Minnesota prosecutor said on Thursday.

Quaaludes, Benadryl in spotlight at Cosby sex assault retrial

7 hours 6 min ago
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - Bill Cosby's sex assault trial on Thursday focused on the drugs he is accused of giving a then-friend before raping her, with a toxicologist saying the pills could have left the comedian's alleged victim feeling incapacitated or even paralyzed.

No criminal charges to be filed in 2016 death of pop star Prince

8 hours 5 min ago
CHASKA, Minn. (Reuters) - No criminal charges will be filed in the 2016 death of pop star Prince from an opioid overdose, a Minnesota prosecutor said on Thursday.

Bad-boy Von Trier returns to Cannes, 7 years after being expelled

9 hours 33 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Danish director Lars Von Trier will present a movie at Cannes next month for the first time since he was thrown out of the film festival seven years ago for saying he was a Nazi who sympathized with Adolf Hitler.

Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel masterpieces beamed to Rome theater

11 hours 43 min ago
ROME (Reuters) - With the help of lasers, dancers and music from British rock star Sting, Michelangelo's masterpieces are reaching new audiences outside the Vatican's Sistine Chapel.

Both sides to call toxicologists in Cosby sex assault trial

13 hours 57 min ago
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - Expert toxicologists for both sides are expected to take the stand on Thursday in the trial of Bill Cosby who is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting a former friend more than a decade ago.

Cosby defense witness says accuser talked of framing a celebrity

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 7:00pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - Bill Cosby's star defense witness testified on Wednesday that the woman who has accused him of sexual assault once told her how easy it would be to fabricate an accusation of sexual assault against a celebrity to make money.

Saudi cinema launch ends decades-old ban, public screenings start Friday

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 5:05pm
RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia launched its first commercial movie theater on Wednesday, ending a nearly 40-year ban on cinemas under a push by the crown prince to modernize the deeply conservative Muslim kingdom.

Minnesota prosecutor to announce if charges will be filed in singer Prince's death

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 2:57pm
(Reuters) - A Minnesota prosecutor will announce on Thursday whether anyone will be criminally charged in the death of pop star Prince, who died two years ago from an opioid overdose.

Saudi Arabia launches first new cinema, public showings start Friday

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 1:50pm
RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia launched its first commercial movie theater on Wednesday, ending a nearly 40-year ban on cinemas under a push by the crown prince to modernize the deeply conservative Muslim kingdom.

Emboldened by #MeToo, 'mad as hell' women take spotlight at Cosby retrial

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 1:26pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - As Bill Cosby approached a Pennsylvania courthouse for the beginning of his retrial on charges of drugging and sexually assaulting a one-time friend, a bare-breasted protester ran toward him shouting: "Women's lives matter."

In singer Prince's death, Minnesota prosecutor decides whether to file charges

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 12:30pm
(Reuters) - A Minnesota prosecutor will on Thursday announce whether anyone will be criminally charged in the death of pop star Prince, who died two years ago from an opioid overdose, authorities said.

Saudi Arabia to launch first new cinema at private VIP event

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 9:34am
RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia is launching its first commercial movie theater on Wednesday as it ends a nearly 40-year ban on cinemas under a push by the crown prince to open up the deeply conservative Muslim kingdom.

Warner Bros' $1 billion theme park in Abu Dhabi to open in July

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 8:22am
ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Abu Dhabi hopes the opening of a $1 billion Warner Bros theme park in July will help it in its bid to nearly double the number of tourists visiting the emirate over the next few years.

Pink leads People's beautiful issue, Meghan Markle on the list

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 7:25am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop star Pink graced the cover of People magazine's annual beautiful people issue on Wednesday, chosen for what the celebrity publication called "a role model who embodies honesty and confidence."

Amy Schumer says self-esteem, not size, rules in 'I Feel Pretty'

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 7:06am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Comedian Amy Schumer has made a name for herself with her sharp wit and self-deprecating observations about romance, drinking and sex.

Defense in Cosby's sexual assault trial to question detective for second day

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 2:57am
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - Bill Cosby's defense team in his sexual assault trial is expected on Wednesday to continue its cross examination of a detective who investigated the accusations against the 80-year-old entertainer shortly after they were first made.

National Public Radio newscaster Carl Kasell dies at 84

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 4:05pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Carl Kasell, whose Southern baritone was a presence on National Public Radio programs for more than three decades, died on Tuesday in Potomac, Maryland, from complications from Alzheimer's disease, NPR said. He was 84.

Jack White, Nick Cave, N.E.R.D. booked at Montreux jazz festival

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 8:31am
MONTREUX, Switzerland (Reuters) - Jack White, Nick Cave and Jamie Cullum join Massive Attack and punk icon Iggy Pop at the 52nd edition of the Montreux Jazz Festival this July, where the eclectic line-up also includes hip hop and electronic music, the organizers said on Tuesday.

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