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November 17th, 2014
09:56 PM ET

Hatchett: Bill Cosby has to do some 'soul-searching' in dealing with rape allegations

Allegations that Comedian Bill Cosby sexually assaulted a number of women earlier in his career have resurfaced with a vengeance as another woman speaks out.

A former actress and publicist, Joan Tarshis, tells Hollywood Elsewhere, the TV icon raped her twice when she was 19.

Her story is strikingly similar to Barbara Bowman, who spoke to CNN last week about what Cosby allegedly did to her.

Bowman claims she was drugged, then raped, though she said she never saw drugs.

"I woke up out of a very confused state not in my clothes," she said.

Cosby appeared this weekend before a sold out crowd in Pennsylvania but declined to answer questions about the resurfacing allegations during an NPR interview.

Cosby's attorney John P. Schmitt released a statement Sunday saying, "Mr. Cosby does not intend to dignify these allegations with any comment."

OutFront, Civil attorney and Judge Glenda Hatchett.


Filed under: Bill Cosby • Entertainment • Justice
November 17th, 2014
09:39 PM ET

Missouri governor declares state of emergency ahead of Ferguson grand jury decision

The governor of Missouri has declared a state of emergency in Ferguson and is activating the National Guard as a tense city awaits a grand jury's decision on whether to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.

Protesters took to the streets Monday, a day after demonstrators in St. Louis blocked a major intersection in a protest that marked 100 days since Brown's death.

Nearby, dozens staged a "die in" - lying in the street pretending to be shot by other demonstrators portraying police officers.

OutFront, Benjamin Crump, attorney for the Brown family.


Filed under: Ferguson • Justice • Michael Brown • News
November 17th, 2014
08:58 PM ET

Friend remembers American hostage Peter Kassig: He wanted to make a difference

American aid worker and former U.S. soldier Peter Kassig has been beheaded by ISIS terrorists. Kassig first went to the Middle East after he joined the U.S. Army in 2006.

He was briefly deployed to Iraq a year later.

But he returned in 2012 on his own, to deliver humanitarian aid to Syrians affected by the fighting there.

In an interview with CNN's Erin Burnett, Sarah Pollom, a friend of Kassig's, says his mission in life was to make a difference.


Filed under: International • ISIS • News
November 17th, 2014
08:38 PM ET

News anchor wears the same suit for a year

TV morning show hosts are usually pretty sharp dressers, so what gives with the host who refused to change his suit for months in solidarity with his co-anchor? CNN's Jeanne Moos reports that in this social experiment, smelling good wasn't his strong suit.


Filed under: International • Jeanne Moos • Media
November 17th, 2014
08:26 PM ET

Mixing beer and bullets: Oklahoma gun range designed to be family-friendly

It's the only gun range in Oklahoma with a liquor license, and the ability to serve beer, bourbon and bullets under the same roof.

Governor Mary Fallin commemorated Wilshire Gun's grand opening weekend riding in a tank and blasting 100 rounds from the barrel of a machine gun.

The governor says the large facility will bring jobs to Oklahoma City. But is it safe to mix bullets and booze?

CNN's David Mattingly has the story OutFront.


Filed under: Gun Control • News