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At impasse, Cosby jury goes back to work on verdict

O'Neill's instruction to the group to keep working was delivered as part of what is known in Pennsylvania as "Spencer Charge" - a last admonition to the jury that it is important to reach whatever verdict it can in a given case. If the panel can't break its impasse, O'Neill could declare a hung jury and a mistrial. Jurors return to the deliberation room Thursday morning, but the long road to a verdict is taking a toll. Read More »

One Direction to reunite for Grenfell Tower charity track?

Simon Cowell has announced details of the charity single he's organising in aid of the Grenfell Tower fire. While Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson have confirmed to perform the single on Sunday, Harry Styles and Niall Horan are reportedly trying to free up some time. Read More »

Has Beyoncé gone into labour? Twitter seems to think so

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The message was accompanied by several hashtags including #birthday #beyonce #jayz #twins and #happybirthday. "Bey and Jay are thrilled and have started sharing the news with their family and closest friends". But there have been rumors that the twins are a boy and a girl. " Beyonce's security was seen leaving her Beverly Hills home this morning carrying two baby seats to a hospital in West LA", the source said . Read More »

Game Of Thrones Season 7 Spoiler: Jon Snow's Real Name Revealed?

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This information comes from Isaac Hempstead Wright , who plays Bran Stark, as he was talking about the moment his character "saw" the truth about Jon's lineage with his time-travelling "green sight". Martin's novels. It's not confirmed...but it might have accidentally just been confirmed while we're still a solid 30 days before Game of Thrones returns. Read More »

Tupac Biopic 'All Eyez on Me' Nabs $27M at Box Office

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The first two " Cars " movies combined have made more than US$435 million in the United States and US$1 billion globally. " Cars 3 " is now on track for a $ 60 million debut despite opening against four other films this Father's Day weekend. Read More »

Iraqi forces launch attack on Mosul's Old City

Iraq launched a massive operation to retake the city last October. Machinegun fire crackled and plumes of smoke from missiles rose above the Old City as Staff Lieutenant General Abdulwahab al-Saadi, a senior commander with the Counter-Terrorism Service, confirmed the "start of the assault on the Old City". Read More »

Shot congressman Steve Scalise off the critical list

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Dr. Jack Sava , trauma director at MedStar Washington Hospital Center , said Friday that several operations have controlled the bleeding and Scalise's vital signs have stabilized. "We salute them, and we also salute members of Alexandria Police, Fire and Rescue", Trump said. "We are encouraged by improvement in his condition over the last 36 hours", Sava said during a press conference at the hospital. Read More »

7 things you need to know about Spider-Man for PlayStation 4

While Spider-Man is now mixed into the Avengers universe, for at least the next few feature films, anything Sony was planning was reportedly separate from any of Marvel productions. A new worldwide poster for Spider-Man: Homecoming has been shared by online and it gives us a new look at the upcoming film. So we see that basically Spider-Man is on loan to the MCU, which will feature Tom Holland's Spider-Man interacting with the Avengers and Marvel Studios characters, while we can ... Read More »

McCartney, Rowling promoted in the queen's Birthday Honors

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His worldwide boss O'Neill earned an MBE in the New Year Honours for services to football and to the community in Northern Ireland, and Davis admitted he was shocked to have been recognised too. Caroline Oakley has worked in nursing for almost 37 years and will receive an MBE for services to the nursing profession and NHS Wales from Her Majesty the Queen. Read More »

Swiss fans of Ariana Grande gather in support of Manchester victims

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Young Natasha Seth (12) was singing in front of the stage when Ariana Grande came to join her. The fans also sang some of Grande's songs and wrote messages paying homage to the victims. The set features live performances by Pharrell Williams , Miley Cyrus , Mac Miller, The Black Eyed Peas , and many more. Niall Horan has praised "incredible" Ariana Grande for organising the One Love Manchester tribute concert last Sunday (04.06.17). Read More »

Anger erupts in London as Grenfell protesters take to the streets

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Angry London residents heckled Prime Minister Theresa May and stormed local authority headquarters Friday as they demanded justice for the victims of a tower block fire that left 30 people dead, with dozens more unaccounted for. John Elledge of the New Statesman reports that the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea was the worst in London and third worst in England in increasing its housing stock, adding just 1 percent between 2004 and 2014. Read More »

Ryan Reynolds shares first Deadpool 2 image

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Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds is in Victoria this weekend, filming the film's sequel, set for release next year. Deadpool 2 is now shooting at Hatley Castle, which stands in for the X-Mansion, where mutants train to harness their powers and become better members of society. Read More »

Cosby judge declares mistrial as jury deadlocks again

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Huxtable, to convict Fat Albert. that he couldn't have done this disgusting thing". But in most of those cases, the statute of limitations had expired by the time the women told their stories publicly. The portion of Constand's seven hours of trial testimony during which she talked about the night she says Cosby drugged and sexually violated her. Read More »

Director John Avildsen dies at 81; won Oscar for 'Rocky'

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The director was also behind the original The Karate Kid , a big hit in 1984, and stayed at the helm for Parts II and III . The film about a martial arts master who teaches karate to a bullied teenager, was a summer box office hit. Avilden had earned a reputation for making films about underdogs. The pair later reunited for 1990's Rocky V. Avildsen worked as a cinematographer from the mid '60s to the early '70s, lensing seven films, including his feature directorial debut Turn on ... Read More »

Prosecutors rest case in Cosby sex assault trial

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The trial is expected to run almost two weeks, with the defense launching their case in the next few days. The deposition , which Cosby submitted to as part of a civil lawsuit filed against him by Andrea Constand , is a key piece of evidence for prosecutors seeking to convict the 79-year-old comedian of three counts of aggravated indecent assault. Read More »

Wonder Woman Opens to a Powerful $223 Million Worldwide

Combined with the film's $103.1 million opening, " Wonder Woman " now has a global start of $228.1 million. " Wonder Woman " also broke the record for the most successful opening weekend for a movie directed by a woman . Jenkins told Entertainment Weekly , "The story will take place in the USA, which I think is right. It might be a $10 million movie or it might be $200 million movie", she explained. Read More »

Bill Cosby: What's next for the comedian

As deliberations crossed the 27-hour mark, some jurors closed their eyes and tilted their heads down as a court reporter reread Cosby's January 2005 interview. Jurors were stone-faced but after hours of apparently grueling deliberations, they told O'Neill they needed rest. Dozens of women have come forward to say Cosby had drugged and assaulted them, but this was the only case to result in criminal charges. Read More »

Johanna Konta into Aegon Open final after win over Magdalena Rybarikova

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She plans to play all three grass-court build-ups before Wimbledon, and the only concern must be that she doesn't overtax herself. "That is something that happens with every player, it takes time to get used to a surface". World number 49 Kontaveit built a 4-1 lead in the opening set and although her errors were punished in a one-sided second-set tiebreak, she held the edge on the big points in the decider to triumph in two hours. Read More »

No DUP deal but Queen's Speech date confirmed

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The speech, which unveils the government's plan for the legislative term, was scheduled for Monday this week but was delayed by Theresa May's efforts to strike an agreement with the Democratic Unionist Party. Such a deal involves the minor party agreeing to support the Government in confidence votes, and in "supply" votes to pass financial orders to keep Whitehall and departments running. Read More »

Mistrial declared in Cosby case after jury deadlocks again

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Cosby and his attorneys also maintain the January 2004 incident with Constand was one of at least three consensual sexual encounters between the two. Constand is not the only woman who says Cosby raped or sexually assaulted her. Among the sexual assault accusers of Cosby is Janice Dickinson, 62. The judge declared a mistrial after jurors deadlocked on the charges after six days. Read More »

Bill Cosby trial: Judge declares mistrial as jury deadlocks

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More than 60 women have come forward to accuse Cosby of sexual misconduct, alleging a pattern of sexual abuse over decades. How do I describe the counsels for the accusers? The jurors have been trying to break a deadlock. Cosby's lawyers contend he had a consensual relationship with Constand, who is now 44. In a statement, her lawyers thanked the prosecution for taking her case and said the trial had "given a voice to the many victims who felt powerless and silenced". Read More »

Katy Perry breaks Twitter record

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That's a 10 percent increase from what the CEO initially claimed. A Twitter spokesman said that many bot programs help people all over the world by giving weather and child abduction updates. "Twitter has verified that Katy does indeed have 100 million followers". Perry's 18 month Witness tour kicks off in the fall. Celebrity highlights included a yoga session with Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson and a live streamed dinner party featuring Katy , Sia, Anna Kendrick, Wonder Woman ... Read More »

What you missed from this weekend's Tony Awards

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Dressed as her husband Bill, Spacey referenced the plot of Dear Evan Hansen , which sees the teenager write fake emails to integrate himself into the family of a classmate who dies by suicide. No one cuts off Bette Midler . Best Musical: " Dear Evan Hansen ". Last but not least, the play titled Oslo won Best Play, a production composed by J.T. Read More »

Royals visit survivors of high-rise fire as death toll increases

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Nadir, 24, who has friends in Grenfell Tower, said: "At least she ( Theresa May ) could've met the victims, ( Jeremy) Corbyn was a good man. he came and met the people". The angry protesters barged their way through an automatic door at Kensington and Chelsea town hall and sought to gain entry to an upper floor. As of Friday, London police said 30 people have died in the Grenfell blaze. Read More »

British PM May faces mounting criticism over London tower block blaze

The senior officer said that 5,000 missing persons calls had been made to the police casualty bureau, many involving multiple reports concerning one individual; one person was reported missing 46 times . Today The Sun pledges £100,000 to the victims of the Grenfell Tower tragedy but they also need your help. "Understandably, the residents are very angry and concerned", he said. Read More »

Northern Ireland captain Steven Davis 'shocked' to receive 'huge honour' of MBE

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Among those included in yesterday's list was 91 year-old Dr Rudi Leavor, chairman of the Bradford Synagogue in Manningham , who has been recognised for his services to the Jewish community and interfaith relations in the city. June Spencer, who plays Peggy Woolley in The Archers, has received an OBE for services to Drama and charity, and June Whitfield, who started her career on the radio in the 1940s and 50s, gets a Damehood. Read More »