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Bill Cosby led away in cuffs after being jailed

Bill Cosby led away in cuffs after being jailed

Entertainment
Television actor Bill Cosby has been jailed for up to a decade for sexually assaulting a woman in 2004. Judge Steven O'Neill sentenced the 81-year-old comedian to three to 10 years behind bars and fined him $ 25,000 (£19,000) in a Pennsylvania courtroom.He told Cosby, who is the first celebrity of the #MeToo era to be sent to prison, that he was not entitled to bail while he appeals against his conviction.After sentencing, Cosby was led away from court in handcuffs and taken to jail.Prosecutors had been seeking a term of five to 10 years in prison. Cosby's defence lawyers asked for house arrest.The former Cosby Show star, who was known to millions as "America's Dad", was convicted in April of drugging and molesting Temple University employee Andrea Constand at his Phil...
Russia doping ban being lifted 'undermines faith in Wada' – Paula Radcliffe

Russia doping ban being lifted 'undermines faith in Wada' – Paula Radcliffe

Sports
The reinstatement of Russia's anti-doping agency undermines the faith clean athletes have in the World Anti-Doping Agency, says marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe.Wada has ended a three-year suspension which followed a major scandal over alleged state-sponsored doping.Briton Radcliffe is one of several leading current and former athletes to criticise Thursday's decision. "This goes against everything Wada is supposed to stand for," she said."It undermines their credibility and the faith clean athletes have in them."What now for sport after ban is lifted?'To bank on the Russians is naive'The Russian anti-doping agency (Rusada) had been suspended since 2015 over alleged state-backed d...
Kratom Tea Is Being Used to Treat Anxiety, Chronic Pain, and Even Opiate Withdrawal—but Is It Safe and Effective?

Kratom Tea Is Being Used to Treat Anxiety, Chronic Pain, and Even Opiate Withdrawal—but Is It Safe and Effective?

Health
What is Kratom tea? This buzzy tea is made from the leaves of the kratom tree, which is native to Southeast Asia. Kratom is thought to act as a stimulant in smaller doses. In larger amounts, it has a sedative effect. Some people even use kratom to ease symptoms of opiate withdrawal. It's marketed as a "natural high" and is illegal in many countries. Kratom tea has also been in the news lately because a Florida mother recently filed a lawsuit claiming that her daughter suffered permanent brain damage due to her kratom tea habit. And the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced that they sent warning letters to two sellers of kratom tea for making health claims that are not supported by research. ...
Suspect with 'terrorist motive' who allegedly stabbed 2 Americans being questioned

Suspect with 'terrorist motive' who allegedly stabbed 2 Americans being questioned

World
The man suspected of having a "terrorist motive" when he stabbed two American tourists in Amsterdam was still being interrogated Sunday by investigators, Dutch authorities told ABC News. The 19-year-old suspect, whom police only identified as Jawed S., was allegedly responsible for Friday's stabbing in the busy main railway station of Amsterdam, police said. He has a temporary German residence permit and was in the process of obtaining a permanent one, officials said. German police raided his apartment Saturday and seized several electronic devices that will be transferred to Holland for further investigation. Jawed S. will have a brief, closed hearing Monday in front of the investigative judge, police and prosecution officials tell ABC News. He will not be asked to plead, they said....
Hearts manager Craig Levein recovering in hospital after being taken ill on Monday morning

Hearts manager Craig Levein recovering in hospital after being taken ill on Monday morning

Sports
'he's recovering well' The club have asked that his privacy is respected Hearts manager Craig Levein was rushed to hospital on Monday morning after falling ill. The Scottish Premiership club confirmed in a brief statement the 53-year-old received medical treatment and is now recovering well. Hearts confirmed he was taken to hospital on Monday The statement read: “Heart of Midlothian Football Club can confirm that manager Craig Levein was taken to hospital this morning. “Having received medical treatment, Craig is now recovering well in hospital. “No further comment will be made at this time and the club asks that Craig and his family’s privacy be respected, as we all wish him a speedy recov...