Comedian Bill Cosby – currently facing charges of sexual assault – wants to embark on a motivational speaking tour to talk to people about dealing with such allegations. Last weekend, a judge ruled a mistrial after a jury was unable to agree a verdict on the charges that that he drugged and assaulted Andrea Constand. Lawyers had said Ms Constand, the former director of operations for Temple University’s women’s basketball team, was attacked by Mr Cosby at his home near Philadelphia in January 2004.
The man charged with stabbing an airport police officer in Michigan unsuccessfully attempted to purchase a gun before the attack, which is being investigated as an act of terrorism, federal officials said on Thursday. The suspect, Amor Ftouhi, 49, of Quebec, Canada, has been charged in federal court with violence at an international airport for stabbing Jeff Neville, an officer at the Bishop International Airport in Flint, in the neck on Wednesday.
President Donald Trump’s new proposal to make his signature border wall with Mexico a solar generator seems a bright idea for a leader who has focused on reviving coal, but it would face huge regulatory hurdles. The wall was a central feature of Trump’s campaign and he has continued to promote it in the early months of his presidency, though it has found little support in Congress, which has declined to provide funding. The Solar Energy Industries Association cautiously welcomed the announcement, at least for its nod to an industry Trump has shown little support for.
A powerful 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit near Guatemala’s coast Thursday, injuring four people and damaging homes and roads, officials said, just eight days after another strong tremor killed five people in the Central American country. The quake struck at 6:31 am (1231 GMT) with its epicenter in the Pacific Ocean at a depth of 46.8 kilometers, about 23 kilometers (14 miles) southwest of Puerto San Jose, the US Geological Survey said. The Guatemalan Seismological Institute measured the quake at a magnitude of 6.7.
Senate Republicans have finally unveiled a draft of their Obamacare replacement bill, which Democrats were quick to condemn. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing for a vote before senators leave Washington, DC for the Fourth of July recess. To pass the bill, Mr McConnell can only afford to lose two ‘yeas’.
Former Southern Lebanon Army soldier seen crossing border from Israel to Lebanon. IDF says he turned himself into Lebanese army.