Cosby talk of quaaludes aired in court ahead of drug expert


NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby's lawyers turned to their star witness in the comedian's sexual assault retrial, countering the harrowing accounts of a half-dozen accusers with a woman who says chief accuser Andrea Constand mused about framing a celebrity in hopes of a big payday.

  • Written by By MICHAEL R. SISAK , Associated Press

Syrian rebels hand over arms, leave another town near Douma

BEIRUT (AP) — Hundreds of Syrian rebels in a town northeast of Damascus handed in their weapons and boarded buses to leave under an evacuation deal, state media reported on Thursday.

  • Written by By PHILIP ISSA , Associated Press

Pot holiday traces roots to 5 California high school stoners

 SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — Friday is April 20, or 4/20. That's the numerical code for marijuana's high holiday, a celebration and homage to pot's enduring and universal slang for smoking.

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  • Written by By PAUL ELIAS , Associated Press