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■ Bill Cosby will be retried in November on charges he drugged and molested a woman more than a decade ago. In June, a Pennsylvania jury deadlocked on the question after deliberating over six days. Cosby, who turns 80 this month, was ordered Thursday to be ready for trial on Nov. 6. He is accused of giving a woman he met three pills that knocked her out before he sexually assaulted her at his home near Philadelphia. Cosby did not testify at the trial, but in a deposition in the woman’s civil suit, he called the encounter consensual. Accuser Andrea Constand testified for seven hours over two days. She said she never gave the actor and comedian consent to engage in sex acts with her. Instead, she said, she considered him a mentor. She was a 31-year-old operations director for the women’s basketball team at Temple University, where he, then 66, was a TV icon and the school’s most famous booster. Her lawyer said she took the trial deadlock “better than anybody” and is not afraid to confront Cosby in court again. “She will be absolutely ready,” said Dolores Troiani, Constand’s lawyer. “She wants to see justice done and she wants to see this through. She was in the courtroom [after the deadlock] comforting everyone else.” Prosecutors found themselves back to square one June 17 after the judge declared a mistrial. The jury failed to reach a verdict in more than 52 hours of deliberations. Defense lawyers Brian McMonagle and Angela Agrusa declined to comment Thursday on whether they would be aboard for the retrial. Cosby’s publicist did not immediately return a call for comment.
■ Jay Leno’s car now qualifies for the popular bumper sticker “This Car Climbed Mt. Washington.” But this was no ordinary car. A television crew filmed Leno’s Stanley steam-powered car driving the auto road to the summit of New Hampshire’s Mount Washington this week. He told the Portland Press Herald that the idea was to re-create the first time a Stanley drove up the mountain in 1899. From there, the 67-year-old former host of NBC’s The Tonight Show traveled to Maine, where he visited Portland’s waterfront and a Waterboro company that made vehicles for the Oscar-nominated film Mad Max: Fury Road. Leno loves cars and owns more than 150 of them. His show, Jay Leno’s Garage, follows the comedian as he travels around the country to find unique cars.