A protester is escorted out by the the police after breaking through the barriers, as actor and comedian Bill Cosby arrives for the first day of his sexual assault retrial. Photograph: Jessica Kourkounis/Reuters

A former Cosby Show actor stripped off her top and confronted comedian Bill Cosby as he returned to a Pennsylvania court on Monday for the start of hi(...)

Bill Cosby arrives with actress Keshia Knight Pulliam, who played his youngest daughter in The  Cosby Show, at the Montgomery County Courthouse before the opening of the sexual assault trail. Photograph: Mark Makela/Getty

The first witness to testify in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial said on Monday that the comedian had drugged her before sexually abusing her in 1998(...)

Melania Trump has filed suit for $150 million damages against the Daily Mail in Maryland state court over claims reported by the paper.  Photograph: New York Times

Lawyers for Melania Trump on Thursday filed suit for $150 million (€133m) damages against the Daily Mail in Maryland state court. The wife of Republ(...)

A sign supporting Donald Trump in Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania: his support among older, patriotic, less-educated, white lower-class voters gives Trump a strong base in the rural parts of the state. Photograph: Mark Makela/Getty Images

In the evening rush-hour, a steady stream of customers arrive at the upmarket Wegmans supermarket in King of Prussia to pick up dinner at the gourmet (...)

Bill Cosby’s defence will argue that he had a deal with a suburban Philadelphia prosecutor in 2005 that he would not be prosecuted and should give evidence freely in accuser Andrea Constand’s civil lawsuit. Photograph: Matt Rourke/AP

A former Pennsylvania district attorney who declined in 2005 to prosecute Bill Cosby for sexual assault testified on Tuesday he had concerns about the(...)

 US comedian Bill Cosby arrives on Wednesday at the Court House in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania to face charges of aggravated indecent assault. Cosby was arraigned over an incident that took place in 2004 - the first criminal charge filed against the actor after dozens of women alleged abuse. Photograph: AFP

Bill Cosby was charged late on Wednesday with sexually assaulting a woman after plying her with drugs and alcohol in 2004, the only criminal case aga(...)

US comedian Bill Cosby arrives at a court house in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania to face charges of aggravated indecent assault, December 30th, 2015. Photograph: Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images
Bill Cosby charged with sexual assault
  • US
  • December 30, 2015, 15:29

Comedian Bill Cosby was yesterday charged with sexually assaulting a woman in 2004 after plying her with drugs and alcohol. This marks the only crimin(...)

Police  surround a home in Souderton, outside Philadelphia, where a suspect is believed to have barricaded himself after shootings at multiple homes. Photograph: AP Photo/Matt Rourke

An Iraq war veteran suspected of killing six family members in towns around Philadelphia is being hunted by Pennsylvania police.The manhunt for Bradle(...)

Brendan Boyle (right) with his brother Kevin, speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, and their father, Frank, who is from   Donegal.

Brendan F Boyle says his father still counts and prays in Irish 44 years after leaving Ireland. Frank Boyle left Glencolmcille in the Donegal G(...)