Cosby’s Legal Team Pressuring Judge To Quit, Delay Retrial

By MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby’s lawyers are expected to make a last-ditch effort on Thursday to postpone the comedian’s sexual assault retrial by pressuring the judge to step aside after losing their bid to overturn his ruling allowing up to five additional accusers to testify. The defense first demanded…

Decision To Add Citizenship Question To Census Draws Protest

WASHINGTON (AP) — The 2020 U.S. Census will include a question about citizenship status, a move that brought swift condemnation from Democrats, who said it would intimidate immigrants and discouraging them from responding. The population count taken every 10 years is more than an academic exercise. It’s required by the Constitution and used to determine…

Mass For French Officer Whose Sacrifice ‘Saved The Nation’

By ELAINE GANLEY and JEFFREY SCHAEFFER, Associated Press TREBES, France (AP) — A French bishop paid tribute Sunday to a police officer who lost his life after swapping himself with a supermarket employee held hostage by an Islamist extremist, saying his heroic sacrifice helped save the nation. Survivors and families of the four victims of Friday’s…

7 Months After Harvey, Flood-Control Projects’ Fate Unclear

By JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Large-scale projects long considered essential to easing Houston’s flooding woes went to the top of the area’s to-do list after Hurricane Harvey inundated large swaths of the nation’s fourth-largest city. Seven months later, local officials are still looking for funding to undertake plans that include a new…