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Why is Bill Cosby in trouble now, but not then?

Why have allegations against Bill Cosby exploded into public consciousness now so much more than they did when they emerged a decade ago? Experts cite an evolving cultural understanding of the crime of sexual assault, and increased empathy toward those claiming to be victims.

After rookie cop shoots NYC man, family wants answers

Stunned relatives of an unarmed man killed by a rookie police officer in a dark public housing stairwell looked on as the Rev. Al Sharpton and public officials demanded a full investigation Saturday into what law enforcement officials have termed an apparent accident.

A week later, a new rushing record in college football

LaDainian Tomlinson’s record stood for 15 years. Melvin Gordon’s lasted a week. Samaje Perine ran for 427 yards on Saturday, scoring five touchdowns on a rain-soaked field to lead the No. 23 Oklahoma Sooners over Kansas 44-7 Saturday.

Obama’s Las Vegas trip helps Reid, too

Shoring up U.S. Sen. Reid’s support among Latino voters, who helped him win a tough re-election to a fourth Senate term in 2010, is one benefit of President Barack Obama traveling to Nevada to make his case for why he took executive action on immigration despite Republican protests that he was overreaching his legal authority.

Flooding becoming new threat to Buffalo area

After a three-day onslaught that dumped a historic 7 feet of snow on the Buffalo area and killed at least 12 people, the sun came out, but so did predictions of flooding caused by rain and temperatures of up to 60 degrees.

Home shooting may be murder-suicide gone awry, N.J. police say

A day after a shooting in New Jersey that left two children dead and their mother and brother in critical condition, police said on Friday it appeared to be a murder-suicide attempt gone awry.

Islamic extremists kill 28 non-Muslims in Kenya bus attack

Somalia’s Islamic extremist rebels, Al-Shabab, attacked a bus in northern Kenya at dawn Saturday, singling out and killing 28 passengers who could not recite an Islamic creed and were assumed to be non-Muslims, Kenyan police said.