The model Janice Dickinson claimed in a new interview that Bill Cosby sexually assaulted her in 1982. Dickinson said she met Cosby, now 77, when her agent set up a meeting with him for a role on the Cosby Show sitcom. She said she was offered a pill, which she asked for because she was suffering stomach pains, and "The next morning I woke up, and I wasn't wearing my pajamas, and I remember before I passed out that I had been sexually assaulted by this man." Dickinson said that when she wrote about the alleged incident in a draft of her 2002 autobiography, Cosby and his lawyers pressured her and the publisher to remove the details. The comedian's attorney, Marty Singer, called her story "a fabricated lie" and claimed she gave contradictory accounts in a 2002 interview. He also said no one with Cosby tried to stop the story from appearing in her book "since there was no such story."
A federal judge on Monday said Honeywell Inc. could begin penalizing workers who refuse to take medical or biometric tests. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission had asked the judge to block the program. But U.S. District Judge Ann Montgomery denied the agency's request for a temporary restraining order at a hearing, Minnesota Public Radio News reported. The tests, required by Honeywell in a recent policy change, measure blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose, as well as check for signs that an employee has been smoking. Employees who decline to take the tests could be fined up to $4,000 in surcharges and increased health costs. read more
WASHINGTON -- President Obama will tap veteran government insider Ron Klain to coordinate his administration's efforts to contain the Ebola virus, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Friday.
Klain, a former chief of staff to vice presidents Joe Biden and Al Gore who is well known by Obama and White House aides, is being selected for his management experience and contacts throughout the government, Earnest said.