Bill Cosby hires Michael Jackson lawyer for sexual assault retrial

NORRISTOWN, Penn. (Reuters) — The lawyer who successfully defended Michael Jackson against child molestation charges will represent Bill Cosby when he is retried on sex assault charges later this year, the comedian’s spokesman said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: A Federal judge in Massachusetts dismissed a defamation case filed against Bill Cosby, More...

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By Reuters On Monday, August 21st, 2017
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University of Texas at Austin removing statues of four figures tied to Confederacy

AUSTIN (Reuters) — The University of Texas at Austin is removing the statues of four figures tied to the Confederacy, the school’s president said on Sunday, saying they had become symbols of white supremacy. (Photo More...

By United Press International On Monday, August 21st, 2017
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Former Northwestern University professor, Oxford employee arrested for bizarre fantasy murder

CHICAGO (UPI) — A Northwestern University professor and an Oxford University employee were arrested Sunday for their alleged involvement in the stabbing death of a 26-year-old man in Chicago – a murder More...

By Guest Poster On Monday, August 21st, 2017
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Illinois Policy Institute: Moody’s warns delay of state funding for Illinois schools a ‘credit negative’

SPRINGFIELD/CHICAGO (Illinois Policy Institute) — State lawmakers keep giving ratings agencies reasons to downgrade Illinois government: pension crises, years of bad budgets and a two-year budget impasse are More...

By United Press International On Sunday, August 20th, 2017
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Steve Bannon: ‘No administration in history has been so divided’

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Steve Bannon, who left his job as U.S. President Donald Trump‘s chief strategist Friday, says “no administration in history has been so divided among itself.” Steve Bannon, More...

By United Press International On Saturday, August 19th, 2017
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Lawsuit alleges Poland Spring water isn’t from a spring

STAMFORD, Conn. (UPI) — A lawsuit filed in Federal court in Connecticut claims Poland Spring water is not actually from a spring and is “common groundwater.” A lawsuit alleges Poland Spring water More...

By United Press International On Friday, August 18th, 2017
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Steve Bannon out as White House chief strategist

WASHINGTON (UPI) — President Donald Trump on Friday ousted Steve Bannon, his chief White House political strategist and architect of his populist campaign, sources told The New York Times and NBC News. Steve More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, August 18th, 2017
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Circuit clerk issues statement regarding civil case e-filing

HILLSBORO (Heartland Newsfeed) — Starting January 1, 2018, all civil cases in Illinois must be e-filed and Montgomery County Circuit Clerk Holly Lemons wants to make sure court users are not caught off guard More...

By United Press International On Thursday, August 17th, 2017
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Mylan finalizes $465 million settlement over EpiPen billing lawsuit

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Mylan, the drug company that manufactures the anti-allergy injector EpiPen, finalized a $465 million settlement with the federal government stemming from allegations it over-billed Medicaid More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, August 17th, 2017
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Garret Austin trial delayed again, reset for August 31

HILLSBORO/ST. CHARLES, Mo. (Heartland Newsfeed) — Technicalities in procedure has once again put a delay in the trial of Garret Austin, who was arrested in the murder of Dallas Green in October 2016. The More...