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Phylicia Rashad wrong on Cosby

This week, three more women came forward to accuse Bill Cosby of drugging and assaulting them. That brings the total up to more than 30 women who have accused the comedian and actor of sexual assault in events going back decades.

Flu season shaping up to be bad one, CDC says

The flu season is at the midway point, and it's shaping up to be a difficult one, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A long, cold wait: Amtrak passengers finally depart Chicago 13.5 hours late

Talk about a traveler's nightmare. Amtrak passengers cooled their heels -- and the rest of their bodies -- for 13½ hours before their train finally pulled out of Chicago's Union Station on Thursday morning.

Wealthiest Americans say the poor have it easy

The nation's wealthiest think that the poor have it pretty easy.

House OKs Keystone XL pipeline

Defying a presidential veto threat, the House of Representatives passed a bill approving the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.

Teen's forced chemo may continue, Connecticut court rules

The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the state may continue to force a teenager to undergo chemotherapy treatments that could save her life. The court said that attorneys for the girl -- who is 17 and therefore still a minor -- fail

Flight attendants complained about 'menacing' images on aircraft

Thirteen former United Airlines flight attendants say they were fired for refusing to work a commercial flight from San Francisco to Hong Kong after the airline discovered "threatening" words and "menacing" images drawn on the tail cone of the Boei

Suspects killed in Paris hostage situations, victims freed

Update at 10:31 a.m.:  The Kouachi brothers have been killed in an operation by security forces, the mayor of Othis, France, Bernard Corneille, told CNN.

Watch: Obama proposes free community college in Facebook video

President Barack Obama, in a Facebook video message, says he will announce a proposal on Friday to make two years of community college, "Free for everybody who's willing to work for it."

Woman plunges toilet, discovers giant snake

It rose up from the sewer, but it was more eeeeek! than eeeew! It's hard to explain how a 5-foot boa constrictor nosed its way up into a toilet through the down-pipe in a San Diego office building Wednesday.