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NORRISTOWN, Pa | Bill Cosby convicted of drugging and molesting a woman

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby was convicted Thursday of drugging and molesting a woman in the first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era, completing the spectacular late-life downfall of a comedian who broke racial barriers in Hollywood on his way to TV superstardom as America’s Dad. Cosby, 80, could end up spending his … Continue reading NORRISTOWN, Pa | Bill Cosby convicted of drugging and molesting a woman

BOERNE, Texas | 0.5K charity road race in Texas starts and ends with a beer

BOERNE, Texas (AP) — So many people have registered for a very short road race near San Antonio that no other “underachievers” are allowed to enroll. The first Boerne (BER’-nee) 0.5K is scheduled for May 5 in the city of the same name. Organizers say their city permit won’t allow more than 100 “fellow underachievers” … Continue reading BOERNE, Texas | 0.5K charity road race in Texas starts and ends with a beer

ATLANTA | Budenholzer’s ‘harmonious’ exit starts Hawks’ coach search

ATLANTA (AP) — Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk on Thursday described coach Mike Budenholzer’s exit as “harmonious” and “as mutual as parting can be.” Schlenk also said the decision, finalized and announced late Wednesday , came after many discussions with Budenholzer and was not based on just one factor. “It’s not one thing,” Schlenk said. … Continue reading ATLANTA | Budenholzer’s ‘harmonious’ exit starts Hawks’ coach search

WASHINGTON | Senate committee OKs bill to safeguard special counsel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bipartisan legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller now lies in the hands of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell after the GOP-led Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to advance it. McConnell, R-Ky., has said the bill is unnecessary and he won’t let it reach the Senate floor. But the chairman of the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Senate committee OKs bill to safeguard special counsel

TOPEKA, Kan | After budget fix last year, Kansas considers tax cuts again

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has some financial breathing room less than a year after legislators reversed past income tax cuts to deal with persistent budget woes. The tax increase followed what many voters saw as a failed fiscal experiment. Now some Republicans want to go back to slashing taxes. The state Senate’s GOP leaders … Continue reading TOPEKA, Kan | After budget fix last year, Kansas considers tax cuts again

OMAHA, Neb | Union Pacific railroad’s 1Q profit climbs 22 percent

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific Corp.’s first-quarter earnings chugged ahead 22 percent as the railroad hauled 2 percent more freight and increased its prices. The Omaha, Nebraska-based railroad said Thursday it earned $1.31 billion, or $1.68 per share, in the first quarter. That’s up from $1.07 billion, or $1.32 per share, a year ago. … Continue reading OMAHA, Neb | Union Pacific railroad’s 1Q profit climbs 22 percent