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Source: CBS News

Bill Cosby's lawyers ask court to throw out conviction, prison sentence

Tuesday 11:47 GMT

Bill Cosby's lawyers have asked a Pennsylvania court to overturn the actor's conviction and three- to 10-year prison sentence because of what they call a string of errors in his sex assault case.

Lawyers called the sentence more punitive than necessary, given the standard two- to three-year guideline range for the crime and the fact Cosby is 81 and blind. They also said the trial evidence never proved the encounter with accuser Andrea Constand took place in 2004, and not 2003, or that Cosby was arrested within the 12-year time limit.

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Source: Global News

Dennis Oland’s retrial in alleged murder of father to begin with jury selection

Saturday 16:21 GMT

One of the most sensational murder cases in Canadian legal history will be back in the spotlight on Monday as jury selection begins for the retrial of Dennis Oland in the bludgeoning death of his millionaire father, Richard Oland.

It could be time consuming given the intense publicity surrounding the murder of prominent Saint John businessman Richard Oland in 2011; the arrest and laying of the second degree murder charge against his only son, Dennis, in 2013, and then a very long and closely watched jury trial in 2015.

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Source: The Guradian

UFO sightings may be falling, but Congress is still paying attention

Today 08:05 GMT

From 1991 to 1994 he was posted to a division where his duties included investigating UAP sightings to determine whether they had any defence significance.

As noted in the Guardian recently, data from two civilian UFO research organisations show that the number of reported sightings has fallen in recent years. However, there’s no single, global focal point for reports (the Ministry of Defence stopped investigating UFOs in 2009) and statistics will never tell the full story.


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