Bill Cosby’s marriage and family life turbulent for decades
In 1971, seven years after their wedding, star comedian and actor Bill Cosby’s wife, Camille, remained committed to making their marriage work despite the distractions of Hollywood. They had met on a blind date at a bowling alley in the spring of 1963. He was a 25-year-old comedian who was in the District of Columbia for a gig at the Shadows, a small club in the Georgetown neighbourhood. She was ...
Families of death-row inmates' victims sought
BALTIMORE (AP) — Four men remain on Maryland's death row even though Governor Martin O'Malley signed a bill repealing the state's death penalty last May. But with only two months left in office, O'Malley may be taking action to commute the sentences to life in prison before Republican Larry Hogan takes office.
Bill advances to restore death by firing squad in Utah
By Peg McEntee SALT LAKE CITY Utah (Reuters) - Utah would restore the practice of killing condemned inmates by firing squad under a bill advancing in the state legislature, amid growing nationwide concerns about botched executions using the more common method of lethal injection. The measure to allow the state to use a firing squad if lethal injection is unavailable passed an interim committee ...
Keystone delivers death blow to Congress?
For now, the Senate’s defeat on Thursday of a bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline represents a death knell – both for the project’s chances in the 113rd Congress and possibly for Sen. Mary Landrieu’s political career – but supporters promise to resurrect their push as early as January, when new and expanded GOP majorities are sworn in.