NORRISTOWN, PENN. (CCN) — Actor Bill Cosby was handcuffed and taken away to prison Monday afternoon after a Pennsylvania judge handed down a sentence of 3 to 10 years and called him a "violent sexual predator." Cosby, 81, had been free on bond since a conviction last April on sexual assault charges after dozens of women came forward to accuse him of drugging and raping them. It was the first trial in the so-called "Me Too" movement.
NEW YORK CITY (CCN) — President Donald Trump took time before speaking to the United Nations Tuesday to accuse Democrats of using a “con game” to try and block the congressional confirmation for Brett Kavanaugh to the United State Supreme Court. President Trump also disparaged the account of the second woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual assault, saying she conceded being “totally inebriated and all messed up.”
NEW YORK CITY (CCN) — The president of Iran followed U.S. President Donald Trump's speech at the United Nations on Tuesday by accusing him of trying to "overthrow" his government. Iran President Hassan Rouhani rejected bilateral talks after President Trump predicted there would be "stepped-up U.S. sanctions" to get Tehran to negotiate over its nuclear program.
Rouhani told the United Nations General Assembly that the Trump administration was violating “state obligations” from the Obama administration by withdrawing from the 2015 nuclear deal that Iran signed with the U.S. and five other major world powers. Trump also urged other world leaders to "isolate Iran's regime as long as its aggression continues," accusing Iranian leaders of sowing "chaos, death and destruction."
ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO (CCN) — An 80-year-old former New Mexico priest was ordered Tuesday to remain behind bars pending a trial for child sex abuse charges. He fled the US many decades ago to a country that didn’t have an extradition treaty with the U.S. after the allegations surfaced. He was
extradited last week from Morocco in connection with sexual abuse cases in 1991 and 1992 at Kirtland Air Force Base and Santa Fe National Cemetery. The former Catholic priest in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe was also a former Air Force chaplain.
CANTON, MASSACHUSETTS (CCN) — Dunkin’ Donuts will become just "Dunkin" after a name change in January. The announcement was made from the company's corporate headquarters via a conference call with media members on Tuesday. Dropping "donuts" from its name won't mean donuts will be dropped from the menu, but rebranding as Dunkin’ will better reflect the chain's increasing emphasis on coffee and other drinks, which make up 60 percent of its sales.
The 68-year-old chain has toyed with the idea since 2006 when launching its new motto of “America runs on Dunkin."
ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA (CCN) — Minnesota’s Democratic Party chairman told a media outlet that he expects an investigation to be wrapped up soon concerning allegations of physical abuse against the party's candidate for Attorney General. State legislator Keith Ellison was accused two months ago of physical abuse by a former girlfriend. Just days before his primary victory, Karen Monahan claimed to have a video of Ellison dragging her off a bed by her feet while screaming obscenities at her.
She didn't publicly release video of the 2016 incident, saying it was "embarrassing."
MADISON, WISCONSIN (CCN) — Netflix has announced an Oct. 19 release of a sequel to its popular “Making a Murderer” documentary series. The sequel follows the appeals of Steven Avery and his nephew, Brendan Dassey, who were convicted and sentenced to life in prison for the 2005 murder of Madison photographer Teresa Halbach who was found in a salvage yard owned by Avery's family. Avery insists police framed him and Dassey argued that police detectives coerced him into a false confession about helping Avery rape and kill Halbach.
WASHINGTON D.C. (CCN) — The man described by many as the "creepy porn lawyer" revealed a blockbuster story Monday night on MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Show. Michael Avenatti, attorney for porn star Stormy Daniels who is suing President Donald Trump, told MSNBC viewers that he represents a "witness and victim" of embattled U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. He told Maddow his client will present her allegations to the public within the next 48 hours and called for an FBI investigation. Two previous alleged victims have already accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault incidents during his high school and college years.
WASHINGTON D.C. (CCN) — Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will meet Thursday with President Donald Trump after cable news networks erroneously reported he would be fired during a Monday meeting at the White House. Rosenstein was quoted as saying he was "going there to be fired." Trump said he wants a "face-to-face" meeting with Rosenstein who denied accusations in a New York Times story published on Friday saying he had talked about putting a "wire" on Trump and possibly invoking the 25th amendment to remove him from office. Rosenstein oversees special prosecutor Robert Mueller who is leading the Trump-Russia investigation.