Judge Says Josh Duggar Doesn’t Deserve New Trial

Josh Duggar appears in a jail mugshot. A federal judge in Arkansas has denied requests for either a new trial or a judgment of acquittal by former conservative political activist and 19 Kids and Counting television star Josh Duggar. The judge’s opinion and order methodically rejected claims that Duggar never viewed child pornography and that … Read more

Pa. Senate GOP primary too close to call, recount likely

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s Republican primary for an open US Senate seat is too close to call and is likely headed for a statewide recount to decide the winner of the contest between heart surgeon-turned-TV celebrity Dr. Mehmet Oz and former hedge fund CEO David McCormick. A recount would mean that the outcome of … Read more

Bill Cosby lawyers cry foul as civil sex assault trial looms

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – With jury selection less than a week away, attorneys scrambled to deal with shifting evidence Tuesday in Bill Cosby’s civil trial over allegations that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl at the Playboy mansion nearly 50 years ago. Plaintiff Judy Huth said in a recent court filing that she now believes … Read more

Mario Batali acquittal underscores perils of #MeToo cases

BOSTON (AP) – Bill Cosby was released from prison when his conviction that he drugged and assaulted a woman was overturned. Quarterback Deshaun Watson landed a record-setting $ 230 million contract, despite an investigation into allegations he assaulted 22 women. Celebrity chef Mario Batali was acquitted this week on just the second day of his … Read more

EXPLAINER: Johnny Depp’s wild testimony, cross-examination

For three days, Johnny Depp has been testifying in a libel trial that, at least in theory, is about whether Amber Heard defamed him in a 2018 newspaper op-ed. The trial has turned into a show in which Depp has testified about everything from taking pills as a child to a near mental breakdown in … Read more