• In this Oct. 26, 2009 file photo, comedian Bill Cosby, left, and his wife Camille appear at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts before he received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in Washington. Cosby is spending millions of dollars on teams of high-priced lawyers across the country amid a cascade of sexual assault allegations, defamation claims and insurance disputes. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

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    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In any given week, teams of high-priced lawyers fan out across the country to defend Bill Cosby amid a cascade of sexual assault allegations, defamation claims and insurance disputes.

  • A man works at Addicks Dam Thursday, May 5, 2016, in Houston. With clay soil and tabletop-flat terrain, Houston has endured flooding for generations. Its 1,700 miles of man-made channels struggle to dispatch storm runoff to the Gulf of Mexico.  Now the nation’s fourth-largest city is being overwhelmed with more frequent and more destructive floods. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

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    HOUSTON (AP) — Floods are getting worse and more expensive in Houston, the nation’s fourth-largest city, where entire neighborhoods are often overwhelmed shortly after a heavy rainstorm.