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Cosby testimony describes accuser's spiked story

bigstory.ap.org — PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Bill Cosby testified under oath in 2005 that he gave the National Enquirer an exclusive interview about looming sexual-assault accusations by a Canadian woman against him in exchange for the tabloid spiking a second accuser's story.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @AP: Bill Cosby, under oath, says he gave tabloid exclusive in 2005 and had accuser's story spiked apne.ws/1rn44eR

Nov 26, 2014

RT @AP: Bill Cosby, under oath, says he gave tabloid exclusive in 2005 and had accuser's story spiked apne.ws/1rn44eR

Nov 26, 2014

RT @AP: Bill Cosby, under oath, says he gave tabloid exclusive in 2005 and had accuser's story spiked apne.ws/1rn44eR

Nov 26, 2014

@AP: Bill Cosby, under oath, says he gave tabloid exclusive in 2005 and had accuser's story spiked apne.ws/1rn44eR” how power works

Nov 26, 2014

RT @AP: Bill Cosby, under oath, says he gave tabloid exclusive in 2005 and had accuser's story spiked apne.ws/1rn44eR

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Grand jury documents rife with inconsistencies

bigstory.ap.org — FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Some witnesses said Michael Brown had been shot in the back. Another said he was lying face-down when Officer Darren Wilson finished him off. Still others acknowledged changing their stories to fit published details about the autopsy, or admitted that they didn't see the shooting at all.
Nov 26, 2014

AP: Thousands of pages of grand jury docs reveal numerous instances of inconsistent, fabricated or provably wrong... fb.me/3Fybo3Gva

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Presidents pick up the check for their meals

bigstory.ap.org — WASHINGTON (AP) - There's no free lunch - or breakfast or dinner - for President Barack Obama on Thanksgiving Day. Or any other day for that matter. He has to dig into his pocket to pay for his holiday feast of turkey, ham, two kinds of stuffing, sweet and regular potatoes and six different kinds of pie.
Nov 27, 2014

RT @joshledermanAP: Whether holiday dinner or a breakfast burrito, presidents pick up tab for their meals - great story by @dsupervilleap apne.ws/1Fu0dPD

Nov 27, 2014

RT @joshledermanAP: Whether holiday dinner or a breakfast burrito, presidents pick up tab for their meals - great story by @dsupervilleap apne.ws/1Fu0dPD

Nov 27, 2014

RT @joshledermanAP: Whether holiday dinner or a breakfast burrito, presidents pick up tab for their meals - great story by @dsupervilleap apne.ws/1Fu0dPD

Nov 27, 2014

Whether holiday dinner or a breakfast burrito, presidents pick up tab for their meals - great story by @dsupervilleap apne.ws/1Fu0dPD

Venezuela says 13 dead in prison disturbance

bigstory.ap.org — CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuela's government says 13 prisoners have died of drug overdoses and a further 145 are being treated for intoxication after inmates stormed an infirmary amid disturbances at a major corrections facility. The disturbances at the David Voloria penitentiary began Monday when a group of inmates declared a hunger strike to demand better living conditions and force out the jail's new warden.
Nov 27, 2014

RT @hannahdreier: Venezuelan prisoners protesting conditions storm infirmary and grab drugs; 13 dead of overdoses so far bigstory.ap.org/article/863fd5…

Nov 27, 2014

Venezuelan prisoners protesting conditions storm infirmary and grab drugs; 13 dead of overdoses so far bigstory.ap.org/article/863fd5…

Nov 27, 2014

13 dead and dozens sick from drug overdose in disturbance at same Venezuela prison where 58 killed in 2013 @AP bigstory.ap.org/article/863fd5…

Ebola vaccine seems safe in first-stage testing

bigstory.ap.org — WASHINGTON (AP) - An experimental Ebola vaccine appears safe and triggered signs of immune protection in the first 20 volunteers to test it, U.S. researchers reported Wednesday. The vaccine is designed to spur the immune system's production of anti-Ebola antibodies, and people developed them within four weeks of getting the shots at the National Institutes of Health.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @AP: Ebola vaccine safe in first 20 people studied and triggers promising immune response, US researchers report apne.ws/1CiBEqP

Nov 26, 2014

RT @AP: Ebola vaccine safe in first 20 people studied and triggers promising immune response, US researchers report apne.ws/1CiBEqP

Nov 26, 2014

@AP: Ebola vaccine safe in first 20 people studied and triggers promising immune response, US researchers report apne.ws/1CiBEqP

Nov 26, 2014

RT @AP: Ebola vaccine safe in first 20 people studied and triggers promising immune response, US researchers report apne.ws/1CiBEqP

Nov 26, 2014

RT @AP: Ebola vaccine safe in first 20 people studied and triggers promising immune response, US researchers report apne.ws/1CiBEqP

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Garth Brooks cites Ferguson for cancellation

bigstory.ap.org — NEW YORK (AP) - Singer Garth Brooks has canceled a Thanksgiving appearance on NBC's "Tonight" show because he said it "seemed distasteful" given the reaction to the decision not to prosecute Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of Michael Brown this summer.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @AP: Garth Brooks cancels Thanksgiving Day "Tonight Show" appearance, citing Ferguson: apne.ws/1rkVpcX

Nov 26, 2014

Garth Brooks cancels Thanksgiving Day "Tonight Show" appearance, citing #Ferguson: apne.ws/1rkVpcX via @AP

Nov 26, 2014

#GarthBrooks cancels Thanksgiving Day "Tonight Show" appearance, citing #Ferguson: apne.ws/1rkVpcX

Nov 26, 2014

RT @AP: Garth Brooks cancels Thanksgiving Day "Tonight Show" appearance, citing Ferguson: apne.ws/1rkVpcX

Nov 26, 2014

RT @AP: Garth Brooks cancels Thanksgiving Day "Tonight Show" appearance, citing Ferguson: apne.ws/1rkVpcX

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Ginsburg has surgery for coronary blockage

bigstory.ap.org — WASHINGTON (AP) - Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has had surgery to place a stent in her right coronary artery. Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg says the 81-year-old Ginsburg had the procedure Wednesday morning after a coronary blockage was discovered. Arberg says Ginsburg had some discomfort Tuesday night during routine exercise and was taken to the hospital.
Nov 26, 2014

Heart procedure for Justice Ginsburg revives talk of how long she will stay on the bench: bigstory.ap.org/article/6dfef9…

Nov 26, 2014

RT @AP: BREAKING: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has heart stent implanted to address artery blockage: apne.ws/1ybQ2Ml

Nov 26, 2014

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has heart stent implanted to address artery blockage: apne.ws/1ybQ2Ml via @ap

Nov 26, 2014

RT @AP: BREAKING: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has heart stent implanted to address artery blockage: apne.ws/1ybQ2Ml

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Nov 27, 2014

RT @DRUDGE_REPORT: Naked HARVARD economics student who fell through ceiling of women's airport bathroom held without bail... drudge.tw/1zZ6a49

Nov 27, 2014

RT @DRUDGE_REPORT: Naked HARVARD economics student who fell through ceiling of women's airport bathroom held without bail... drudge.tw/1zZ6a49

Man who fell from ceiling naked held without bail

bigstory.ap.org — BOSTON (AP) - A Boston man who police say fell naked through the ceiling of a women's bathroom at Boston's airport and then assaulted an elderly man has been ordered held without bail pending a hearing next week. Cameron Shenk was arraigned Wednesday on charges that include attempted murder, assault and battery on a person over 60, and lewd and lascivious conduct.
Nov 27, 2014

Lot here to unpack MT @AP: Man falls naked through ceiling of women's bathroom at airport and assaults elderly man: apne.ws/1CjAITd

Nov 27, 2014

RT @AP: Man who fell naked through ceiling of women's bathroom at Boston airport and assaulted elderly man held without bail: apne.ws/1CjAITd

Obama gets the bill for White House Thanksgiving

bigstory.ap.org — WASHINGTON (AP) - There's no free lunch - or breakfast or dinner - for President Barack Obama on Thanksgiving Day. Or any other day for that matter. He has to dig into his pocket to pay for his holiday feast of turkey, ham, two kinds of stuffing, sweet and regular potatoes, and six different kinds of pie.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @RobertsDan: Toothpaste and turkey are on Obama: Fascinating read on presidential housekeeping by @dsupervilleap bigstory.ap.org/article/f355b1… h/t @kasperka

Nov 26, 2014

RT @RobertsDan: Toothpaste and turkey are on Obama: Fascinating read on presidential housekeeping by @dsupervilleap bigstory.ap.org/article/f355b1… h/t @kasperka

Nov 26, 2014

:( RT @bydanielvictor: Obama has to pay for his own expenses, including things like meals and toothpaste bit.ly/1vPFswl

Nov 26, 2014

Toothpaste and turkey are on Obama: Fascinating read on presidential housekeeping by @dsupervilleap bigstory.ap.org/article/f355b1… h/t @kasperka

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Black Friday gun buys test background check system

bigstory.ap.org — BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (AP) - Black Friday isn't just when shoppers rush to stores for holiday sales. It's also one of the busiest days of the year for gun purchases. In the U.S., there are nine guns for every 10 people. Someone is killed with a firearm every 16 minutes.
Nov 27, 2014

RT @AP: As Black Friday looms, FBI data show background checks fail to decide 186,000 gun sales a year apne.ws/1ppcnW1

Nov 27, 2014

RT @AP: As Black Friday looms, FBI data show background checks fail to decide 186,000 gun sales a year apne.ws/1ppcnW1

Nov 26, 2014

Black Friday for gun sales approaches and FBI data show thousands of gun sales beat checks apne.ws/1pmdPsf

Nov 26, 2014

RT @AP: Black Friday is one of busiest days of year for gun sales, taxing nation's background check system: apne.ws/15yQzP6

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Lab-coated Muggles use Harry Potter to study brain

bigstory.ap.org — WASHINGTON (AP) - Harry Potter swoops around on his broom, faces the bully Malfoy and later runs into a three-headed dog. For scientists studying brain activity while reading, it's the perfect excerpt from the young wizard's many adventures to give their subjects.
Nov 27, 2014

@AP: Scientists use Harry Potter to study what a healthy brain does as it reads: apne.ws/1pqqV7W

Nov 27, 2014

RT @AP: Scientists use Harry Potter to study what a healthy brain does as it reads: apne.ws/1pqqV7W

Cleveland to release video of boy shot by officer

bigstory.ap.org — CLEVELAND (AP) - Cleveland police planned to release surveillance video from an officer's fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy who turned out to be carrying a replica gun. A department spokeswoman said video and audio evidence would be released Wednesday afternoon, when police Chief Calvin Williams provides an update on the investigation.
Nov 26, 2014

Video shows cop shoot 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun within 2 seconds of pulling up in cruiser. #Cleveland bigstory.ap.org/article/061a9a…

Nov 26, 2014

RT @AP: Video shows police officer fatally shot 12-year-old boy who had pellet gun within seconds of encountering him: apne.ws/1vlcuBB

Nov 26, 2014

RT @AP: Video shows police officer fatally shot 12-year-old boy who had pellet gun within seconds of encountering him: apne.ws/1vlcuBB

Nov 26, 2014

RT @AP: Cleveland police plan to release names of officers involved in 12-year-old's fatal shooting at playground: apne.ws/1yc4ZOF

Nov 26, 2014

RT @AP: Cleveland police say they'll release surveillance video showing officer's fatal shooting of 12-year-old boy: apne.ws/1rk8B1A

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Ferguson fallout: Scores arrested in Calif. unrest

bigstory.ap.org — LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dozens of protesters in Los Angeles and Oakland were arrested late Wednesday during a third night of demonstrations linked to the shooting protest in Ferguson, Missouri. Police said at least 130 demonstrators who refused to disperse during a Los Angeles protest were arrested, while 33 people were detained in Oakland following a march that deteriorated into unrest and vandalism.
Nov 27, 2014

RT @AP: As protests in Ferguson wind down, about 130 arrested in Los Angeles after hundreds demonstrate on streets: apne.ws/1FtIDvo

Nov 27, 2014

RT @AP: As protests in Ferguson wind down, about 130 arrested in Los Angeles after hundreds demonstrate on streets: apne.ws/1FtIDvo

Panda heads put away with Sandoval's departure

bigstory.ap.org — SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Those oversized panda heads are being put away - at least the ones seen in the first row at AT&T Park. Pablo Sandoval's bamboo-eating buddies aren't following him to Beantown.

Australian batsman Hughes dies after head knock

bigstory.ap.org — SYDNEY (AP) - Australia team doctor Peter Brukner says batsman Phillip Hughes has died in hospital, two days after being struck in the head by a cricket ball during a domestic first-class match. Brukner issued a statement saying "It is my sad duty to inform you that a short time ago Phillip Hughes passed away.
Nov 27, 2014

RT @AP: MORE: Australia doctor says batsman Phillip Hughes Brukner was not in pain before he died: apne.ws/1ydYyKV

Christie tells what goes into his mashed potatoes

bigstory.ap.org — NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has long boasted about his mashed potatoes, which he'll be whipping up Thursday for his family's Thanksgiving feast. Christie volunteered Wednesday at a soup kitchen in Newark. He says, "I don't have a lot of skills in cooking, but that's one of them."

Novelist PD James dies aged 94

bigstory.ap.org — LONDON (AP) - Publisher Faber and Faber says mystery writer P.D. James, who brought realistic modern characters to the classical British detective story, has died. She was 94. James' books, many featuring sleuth Adam Dalgliesh, sold millions in many countries and most were just as popular when adapted for television.
Nov 27, 2014

RT @AP: MORE: Publisher says novelist P.D. James has died aged 94: apne.ws/1yfJook

Vols get boost from players in Vandy's backyard

collegefootball.ap.org — KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee is trying to recapture its status as the state's dominant football program by relying on players who grew up near Vanderbilt's campus. The Volunteers (5-6, 2-5 SEC) have five part-time or full-time starters who went to high school within about an hour's drive of Vanderbilt Stadium, a figure that increases to six if you add freshman kicker Aaron Medley.
Nov 27, 2014

Tennessee getting big boost from players in Vanderbilt's backyard. bit.ly/1vRaRPt #tennessee #vols #vandy #sec