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  • Bill Cosby arrives for a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse, Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, in Norristown, Pa.
    Sequestered jury from outside area to decide Bill Cosby case
    Feb. 27, 2017
    A sequestered jury from an outside county will decide the sexual assault case against Bill Cosby, a suburban Philadelphia judge ruled Monday, rejecting a defense request to move the trial itself because of worldwide media reports that the actor's lawyers say brand him a "serial rapist." Montgomery County Judge Steven O'Neill will oversee ...
  • Presenter Warren Beatty holds up an envelope revealing "Moonlight" as the winner of best picture at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
    Oscar gaffe makes for a whodunit: Is tweet the smoking gun?
    Feb. 27, 2017
    Moments before he handed out the wrong envelope in one of the worst gaffes in Academy Award history, PwC accountant Brian Cullinan tweeted a behind-the-scenes photo of ...
  • In this April 17, 2007, file photo, Wilbur Ross Jr., Chairman and CEO of WL Ross & Co., speaks at the NanoBusiness Alliance Conference in New York.
    Senate confirms billionaire investor as commerce secretary
    Feb. 27, 2017
    The Senate on Monday confirmed billionaire investor Wilbur Ross as commerce secretary as President Donald Trump adds to his economic team ...
  • This Jan. 20, 2017, photo shows the still-under-construction Trump International Hotel and Tower in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
    Vancouver police prepare for protests at new Trump tower
    Feb. 27, 2017
    Police in Canada are preparing for protests when President Donald Trump's two oldest sons officially open a new Trump International Hotel and ...
  • In this May 15, 2013, file photo, Amit Singhal, senior vice president and software engineer at Google Inc., speaks at Google I/O 2013 in San Francisco. Singhal, a top engineering executive at Uber, is out five weeks after his hire was announced. According to a report in the tech blog Recode, he failed to disclose that he’d left his previous job at Google because of a sexual harassment allegation.
    Report: Uber exec out after failing to disclose allegation
    Feb. 27, 2017
    A top engineering executive at Uber, Amit Singhal, is out five weeks after his hire was announced. According to a report in the tech blog Recode, Singhal failed to disclose that ...
  • Lawmakers discuss length of noncompete agreements
    Feb. 27, 2017
    Nevada Assembly members discussed a bill on Monday that restricts how long employers can prevent former employees from working for other companies by using what are known as noncompete agreements. ...
  • Nursing rooms first among Nevada bills to enshrine Obamacare
    Feb. 27, 2017
    Nevada lawmakers are taking up the first of a series of Democratic proposals aimed at copying Affordable Care Act policies into state law. Under former President Barack Obama's signature health care law, all employers with a staff of 50 or more already must provide ...
  • Trump says Oscars focused hard on politics before 'sad' end
    Feb. 27, 2017
    President Donald Trump says the Academy Awards ceremony "focused so hard on politics that they didn't get the act together at the end." He said it was "sad" that the awards ceremony botched the crowning of "Moonlight" as the Oscar-winning best picture after initially giving the ...
  • In this July 22, 2007 file photo, Alexis Arquette arrives at the "Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav" in Burbank, Calif. Arquette died from a heart attack and battled HIV for 29 years, according to her death certificate. The transgender character actress and sibling of actors David, Rosanna, Richmond and Patricia Arquette died Sept. 11, 2016, in Los Angeles. She was 47.
    Oscars memorial leaves out Arquette's transgender sister
    Feb. 27, 2017
    Actress Patricia Arquette says she was upset the Oscars left her transgender sister out of the "In Memoriam" tribute. Arquette told ABC News she thought the Academy Awards "would have a little bit more respect" for the transgender community. Arquette says her sister Alexis Arquette should ...
  • Rabbi Joshua Bolton of the University of Pennsylvania's Hillel center surveys damaged headstones at Mount Carmel Cemetery on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, in Philadelphia. More than 100 headstones have been vandalized at the Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia, damage discovered less than a week after similar vandalism in Missouri, authorities said.
    Jewish centers cope with bomb threats; graves vandalized
    Feb. 27, 2017
    Jewish centers and schools across the nation coped with another wave of bomb threats Monday as officials in Philadelphia began raising money to repair and restore hundreds of vandalized headstones at a Jewish cemetery. Jewish Community Centers and day schools in at least a dozen states received ...
  • Gov. Brian Sandoval sits in his office at the Capitol on Friday, April 17, 2015, in Carson City.
    Plan to repeal Obama health law shows GOP governors like Sandoval are torn
    Feb. 27, 2017
    The nation's governors don't want people in their states to lose health coverage under a repeal of the Obama-era health care law, but even after a weekend of ...
  • House Intel chair: Trump-Russia ties can't become witch hunt
    Feb. 27, 2017
    House Intelligence chairman Devin Nunes said Monday that Congress should not begin a McCarthy-style investigation based on news reports that a few Americans with ties to President Donald Trump had contacted Russians during ...
  • Fireworks explodes at a replica of the Eiffel Tower of Parisian Macao during an opening ceremony in Macau, China, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016.
    China's high rollers are back at Macau's gaming tables
    Feb. 27, 2017
    Chinese high rollers are pulling Macau out of its doldrums, helping reverse the gambling Mecca’s two-year slump with cash created by soaring real-estate values and ...
  • Takata pleads guilty in air bag scandal, agrees to pay $1B
    Feb. 27, 2017
    Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp. pleaded guilty to fraud Monday and agreed to pay a $1 billion penalty for concealing a deadly defect in millions of its air bags. Takata admitted hiding evidence that ...
  • Vegas Play of the Day: Raptors at Knicks
    Feb. 27, 2017
    Here's the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from South Point. Our four sports writers started with...
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