Bill Cosby was sentenced to three to 10 years in prison for sexually assaulting a woman in Philadelphia in 2004. Judge Steven T. O’Neill called Cosby a “sexually violent predator” and declared, "It is time for justice. Mr. Cosby, this has all circled back to you. The time has come."
Richard Starkey, better known as Ringo Starr, has become the second member of The Beatles to be knighted, after Sir Paul McCartney. Ringo, who was honored for “services to music,” said, “It means recognition for the things we've done. I was really pleased to accept this."
Conor McGregor was arrested and charged with assault and criminal mischief after crashing a pre-fight press event and leaving fighter Michael Chiesa hospitalized. The blowup happened after the UFC stripped the fighter of his lightweight belt to allow a new champ to be crowned.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has agreed to step down as chairman of Tesla’s board for three years as part of an agreement with the SEC. Musk became the subject of an SEC lawsuit for fraud in August when he mislead investors by tweeting that he had “funding secured” for a buyout of Tesla at $420 per share.
Edie Falco ('The Sopranos,' 'Nurse Jackie') is receiving rave reviews for her role in the just-released romantic drama ‘Outside In’. Falco plays a middle-aged high school teacher trapped in her job and marriage helping a former student and ex-con transition back into society.
As a young girl, Malala Yousafzai defied the Taliban in Pakistan and demanded that girls be allowed to receive an education. She was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman in 2012, but survived. In 2014, she became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.
Following claims that Ecuador spent $5m to protect Julian Assange, the country removed extra security at its London embassy. The WikiLeaks founder has been at the embassy since 2012 after being granted asylum and believes he will be extradited by the U.S. if he leaves.