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 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(...)

 A file image of  US actor Bill Cosby. Photograph: AFP

Bill Cosby lost his latest bid to fend off a lawsuit accusing him of sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles in 197(...)

Bill Cosby gave an exclusive interview to the National Enquirer in 2005 in exchange for a promise by the tabloid that it would drop a story about previously undisclosed sexual assault allegations. Photograph: Getty

Bill Cosby gave an exclusive interview to the National Enquirer in 2005 in exchange for a promise by the tabloid that it would drop a more damaging st(...)

The research found that children consumed an average of 134 less calories a day when they got an early night. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Putting children to bed earlier may be a simple way to keep their weight down, research has shown.Childhood obesity is not only caused by fast food, s(...)