Bill Cosby might be a free man, but not everyone is convinced of his innocence. Jurors in a civil trial just ruled that he sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl at the Playboy Mansion in 1975. Her name is Judy Huth and she's 64. And she's now $500,000 richer, at Cosby's expense. The jury believed that Cosby intentionally caused her harm, reasonably believed that she was under 18, and was driven by unnatural or abnormal sexual interest in a minor. Cosby continues to deny any wrongdoing. READ MORE.
'Stranger Things: Season 4, Part 2' comes out July 1st and looks like the finale is even longer than we thought. There are only 2 episodes - the first will be an 1 hour 20 minutes, the second will be 2 hours and 20 minutes, just 3 minutes shy of beating out 'Avengers: End Game'. READ MORE.
Portland Fire and Rescue yesterday, ahead of the Fourth of July, that the city has banned the use of fireworks. Officials said the decision is due to the annual fires, injuries and deaths associated with the use of fireworks. The ban also includes the use of aerial luminary devices or pyrotechnics. Fireworks are also banned in the city of Vancouver at all times. READ MORE.
The FDA is planning to require tobacco companies to reduce the level of nicotine in cigarettes. The move is a bid to make traditional cigarettes less addictive and cut down on smoking in general. According to the FDA, over 480-thousand people die prematurely each year from a "smoking-attributed disease.” READ MORE.
Scientists are watching a dark spot on the surface of the sun that's doubled in size this week. They say it could result in a solar flare that contains high amounts of radiation and magnetic energy. That flare might impact the upper levels of Earth's atmosphere that are used for communication signals, which in turn could lead to radio and navigation system blackouts, but they say there’s only about a 10-percent chance of such a flare happening soon. READ MORE.
Despite the record prices at the gas pump, AAA expects it's not going to necessarily put the brakes on planned road trips around the 4th of July. Including air travel, AAA says nearly 48 million people will still travel 50 miles or more from home over the holiday weekend. The vast majority will drive. According to AAA, those are close to the same numbers seen in 2019 before the pandemic hit. READ MORE.