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Sportscaster Keith Jackson dies at 89
Bill Cosby sentenced to 3 to 10 years in prison for sexual assault conviction
Trump touts American sovereignty in United Nations address
Kavanaugh says he's 'never sexually assaulted anyone'
Amazon Prime to feature first-ever female NFL announcing duo
Dunkin' Donuts to re-brand as Dunkin'
Bill Cosby on Tuesday was sentenced to three to 10 years in state prison for his conviction on charges of drugging and sexually assaulting former Temple University women's basketball administrator Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. The former comedian and TV star was declared a "sexually violent predator" and will appear as such on a sex-offender registry for the rest of his life. Cosby was convicted in April on three counts of indecent aggravated assault, after more than 60 women accused him of sexual misconduct. Defense lawyers argued Cosby was no longer a threat to the public, but Montgomery County Judge Steven O'Neill decided that prosecutors had presented "clear and convincing" proof otherwise.Source: The Associated Press, Buzzfeed News
President Trump addressed the 73rd United Nations General Assembly in New York City on Tuesday, stressing America's sovereignty and accusing other nations of taking advantage of American generosity. He remained true to an "America first" foreign policy strategy, saying he would "reject the ideology of globalism." Trump additionally criticized OPEC nations of "ripping off the rest of the world," complaining that the U.S. defends them "for nothing." Other targets of Trump's ire included Venezuela and Iran. In a notable awkward moment, the assembled world leaders audibly laughed when Trump declared that he had "accomplished more than almost any other administration" in American history.Source: CBS News
During an interview with Fox News on Monday, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh said multiple times that he has never sexually assaulted anyone, and is "looking for a fair process, a process where I can defend my integrity and clear my name." Kavanaugh has been accused by two women of sexual assault, and he told Martha MacCallum he has "always treated women with dignity and respect." Kavanaugh's wife, Ashley, joined him for the interview, and said the confirmation process is "incredibly difficult, harder than we imagined, and we imagined it might be hard." Kavanaugh told MacCallum he's "telling the truth, I know my lifelong record. I'm not going to let false accusations drive me out of this process."Source: Fox News
Amazon Prime announced Tuesday that its Thursday Night Football broadcasts would feature veteran sports journalists Hannah Storm and Andrea Kremer as commentators, the first women-only broadcasting team providing analysis for NFL games. Amazon Prime will give viewers four options when they watch football through the streaming service: a Fox broadcast featuring Joe Buck and Troy Aikman, a team of U.K. analysts, a Spanish-language broadcast, and the Storm-Kremer partnership. Storm, an ESPN anchor, and Kremer, an NFL Network correspondent, will make their debut during this week's matchup between the Minnesota Vikings and the Los Angeles Rams. They will offer analysis for 11 games this season.Source: Sports Illustrated, Yahoo Sports
Dunkin' Donuts announced Tuesday that starting in January, it will officially be known as just Dunkin'. A tweet posted to the official Dunkin' Donuts Twitter account Tuesday said that "after 68 years of America running on Dunkin', we're moving to a first-name basis." Per CNN, the move is intended to reflect the chain's effort to re-brand itself as being "beverage-led," although the donuts are still staying on the menu. CEO David Hoffmann said the goal is to "modernize the Dunkin' experience for our customers." The name-change was first floated in April 2017, when a single location opened that was just called Dunkin'.Source: Business Insider, CNN