Bill Cosby denied new trial, prompting attack on judge by his wife

A judge on Tuesday rejected Bill Cosby’s bid for a new trial or sentencing hearing, leading the comedian’s wife, Camille, to again accuse the judge of bias against her husband. The ruling by the same judge that presided over Cosby’s trial also led the entertainer’s lawyers to file their appeal with the state Superior Court, the next step in trying ...

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Germany joins growing list of nations rethinking arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Welcome to The National Today newsletter, which takes a closer look at what’s happening around some of the day’s most notable stories. Sign up here and it will be delivered directly to your inbox Monday to Friday. TODAY: Germany has joined the growing list of countries that are rethinking weapons sales to Saudi Arabia over concerns about the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. Scientific ...

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Saudi crown prince likely to survive diplomatic crisis spawned by Khashoggi killing

The killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul is unlikely to halt Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s rise to power, but could cause irreparable harm to relations with Western governments and businesses, potentially endangering his ambitious reform plans. International outrage over Khashoggi’s Oct. 2 slaying at the hands of Saudi officials, under still-disputed circumstances, has ...

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Trump says U.S. ending arms control treaty with Russia

U.S. President Donald Trump says he will pull the United States from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia. Trump says Moscow has violated the agreement, but provided no details. The 1987 pact helps protect the security of the U.S. and its allies in Europe and the Far East. It prohibits the United States and Russia from possessing, producing or ...

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After denials, Saudis admit journalist Khashoggi died in consulate

Saudi Arabia said on Saturday that dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi has died, and said it fired two senior officials over the incident that has provoked an international outcry and strained relations between Riyadh and the West. A statement from the Saudi public prosecutor said a fight broke out between Khashoggi and people who met him in the consulate and led ...

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