APNewsBreak: Cosby said he got drugs to give women for sex PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Bill Cosby testified in 2005 that he got Quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with, and he admitted giving the sedative to at least one woman and "other people," according to documents obtained Monday by The Associated Press. The AP had gone to court to compel the release of the documents; Cosby's lawyers had objected on the grounds that it would embarrass their client.
After vote win, Greek leaders face pressure to restart talks ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Despite triumphing in a popular vote against austerity, Greece's leaders Monday faced the urgent need to heal ties with European creditors and reach a financial rescue deal to prevent it from falling out of the euro - possibly within days. "Time is of the essence," German Chancellor Angela Merkel said after discussing the Greek crisis with French President Francois Hollande in Paris. "(Greek) proposals have to be on the table this week."
What's next, as Greece stumbles toward euro exit FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - Greece is at the last chance saloon, thirsty and out of credit. Next stop could be the badlands of euro exit. Without a deal on more bailout loans, the heavily indebted country faces looming financial hurdles in the coming days.
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SC Senate votes to take down flag; House OK still needed COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The South Carolina Senate voted Monday to pull the Confederate flag off the Capitol grounds, clearing the way for a historic measure that could remove the banner more than five decades after it was first flown above the Statehouse to protest integration. A second vote will be needed Tuesday to send the proposal to the House, where it faces a less certain future. But Monday's 37-3 vote was well over the two-thirds majority needed to advance the bill.
Iran now pushes for an end to arms embargo in nuclear deal VIENNA (AP) - As negotiators braced for yet another possible extension of nuclear talks, Iran demanded on Monday that any deal should include the end to a U.N. arms embargo as well - a condition backed by Russia but opposed by the United States as it seeks to limit Tehran's Mideast influence. Late last month, Iran and six world powers gave themselves an extra week past June 30 after it became clear that that original deadline could not be met. The sides now are trying to work out a deal that would limit Iran's nuclear program in exchange for the easing of tens of billions of dollars in economic penalties on the Islamic Republic.
San Francisco status as 'sanctuary' criticized after slaying SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The killing of a woman at a sightseeing pier has brought criticism down on this liberal city because the Mexican man under arrest was in the U.S. illegally, had been deported five times and was out on the streets after San Francisco officials disregarded a request from immigration authorities to keep him locked up. San Francisco is one of dozens of cities and counties across the country that do not fully cooperate with federal immigration authorities. The city goes so far as to promote itself as a "sanctuary" for people in the country illegally.
Fraying family ties cut to heart of theater gunman's defense CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - They show up in court every day, a visible reminder to jurors that even a killer has parents who love him and don't want him to die. But more than two months into his mass-murder trial, James Holmes has rarely turned around in his seat to acknowledge them.
Day of extremist violence across Nigeria kills more than 60 JOS, Nigeria (AP) - A day of extremist violence against both Muslims and Christians in Nigeria killed more than 60 people, including worshippers in a mosque who came to hear a cleric known for preaching peaceful coexistence of all faiths. Militants from Boko Haram were blamed for the bombings Sunday night at a crowded mosque and a posh Muslim restaurant in the central city of Jos; a suicide bombing earlier at an evangelical Christian church in the northeastern city of Potiskum, and attacks in several northeastern villages where dozens of churches and about 300 homes were torched.
Atlantic City betting big on non-gambling attractions ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Atlantic City's efforts to recapture some of the tourism dollars it has lost to casino competition in recent years finally appear to be working. Nine years ago, the city's casinos started realizing they needed to offer more than just gambling if they still wanted visitors. They doubled down on expensive investments like additional hotel towers, restaurants, swimming pools, spas, shopping, nightclubs and concert venues.