Breaking News Emails
Good morning. Here are some of the stories we’re following today:
1. Bill Cosby Said He Gave Woman Drugs Before Sex: Court Docs
Bill Cosby said in a 2005 legal deposition that he had obtained sedatives with the intention of giving them to women with whom he wanted to have sex, according to court documents unsealed Monday. In the testimony, which was part of a civil suit against the comedian, Cosby spoke of an encounter with a woman in the 1970s: "She meets me back stage. I give her Quaaludes. We then have sex." More than a dozen women have accused Cosby of sexually assaulting them. Cosby, who has never been charged, denies the allegations. Read more in NEWS.
2. Female World Cup Winners Won’t Earn as Much as Men
Despite on-field success, female players in the United States face an uphill battle to catch up to the financial success of men's soccer. Men's Major League Soccer has a salary cap of more than $3 million — about 11 times more than the one for the National Women's Soccer League. U.S. women's soccer stars also have fewer endorsement opportunities than men. Read more in BUSINESS.
3. South Carolina Closer to Removing Confederate Flag
In a second reading of a bill that proposes to remove the controversial Confederate battle flag from South Carolina's Capitol, the state Senate voted 37-3 in favor of taking it down. The flag isn't coming right away, though. The vote was the second of three required votes needed in the Senate, and the bill still needs to go to the House, where it may meet resistance. Read more in NEWS.
4. London Remembers 7/7 Bombings as Terror Fears Persist
As Londoners paused to remember victims on the 10th anniversary of the 7/7 transit bombings on Tuesday, police and security experts warned that terrorism remains a threat due to the "wicked cult" of ISIS. Prime Minister David Cameron warned: "Ten years on … the threat continues to be as real as it is deadly." Read more in NEWS.
5. Florida State QB Who Punched Woman Was Provoked: Lawyer
Video showing De'Andre Johnson, 19, apparently punching a woman in the face at a club got him booted from the Florida State University football team. He is charged with battery for the June 24 incident, but his lawyer says Johnson was provoked and did not start the altercation. Read more in NEWS.
6. NATO Convoy in Afghanistan Hit by Suicide Bomb
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the suicide car bombing of a NATO military convoy in Kabul on Tuesday. Around three or four civilians were injured in the bombing, according to the Ministry of Public Health. NATO said that no coalition forces were killed in the explosion. Read more in NEWS.
7. Mexican Man Charged With Murder in SF Pier Death
Prosecutors charged a Mexican immigrant with murder on Monday in the seemingly random shooting death of a woman who was on a waterfront walk with her father last week in San Francisco. Authorities said Monday that Francisco Sanchez, 45, was expected to be arraigned Tuesday in the death of Kathryn Steinle, 32. Read more in NEWS.
Nightly Spotlight: Starbucks Hikes Prices
Starting today, some Starbucks drinks will cost between 5 and 20 cents more.