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The Latest: Cosby arrives at courthouse for jury selection

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Bill Cosby, center, arrives for jury selection in his sexual assault case at the Allegheny County Courthouse, Monday, May 22, 2017, in Pittsburgh. The case is set for trial June 5 in suburban Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) © The Associated Press Bill Cosby, center, arrives for jury selection in his sexual assault case at the Allegheny County Courthouse, Monday, May 22, 2017, in Pittsburgh. The case is set for trial June 5 in suburban Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on jury selection in Bill Cosby's sex assault case (all times local):

FILE – In this Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, Bill Cosby departs after a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. A crucial phase of Cosby's sex assault trial starts Monday, May 22, 2017, when lawyers gather in Pittsburgh to pick the jury that will decide if the actor drugged and molested Andrea Constand, a Temple University women's basketball team manager, at his home near Philadelphia in 2004. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File) © The Associated Press FILE – In this Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, Bill Cosby departs after a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. A crucial phase of Cosby's sex assault trial starts Monday, May 22, 2017, when lawyers gather in Pittsburgh to pick the jury that will decide if the actor drugged and molested Andrea Constand, a Temple University women's basketball team manager, at his home near Philadelphia in 2004. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

8 a.m.

FILE – In this combination of file photos, entertainer Bill Cosby pauses during an interview in Washington on Nov. 6, 2014, and Andrea Constand poses for a photo in Toronto on Aug. 1, 1987. A crucial phase of Cosby's sex assault trial starts Monday, May 22, 2017, when lawyers gather in Pittsburgh to pick the jury that will decide if the actor drugged and molested Constand, a Temple University women's basketball team manager, at his home near Philadelphia in 2004. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, left, and Ron Bull/Toronto Star/The Canadian Press via AP, right) © The Associated Press FILE – In this combination of file photos, entertainer Bill Cosby pauses during an interview in Washington on Nov. 6, 2014, and Andrea Constand poses for a photo in Toronto on Aug. 1, 1987. A crucial phase of Cosby's sex assault trial starts Monday, May 22, 2017, when lawyers gather in Pittsburgh to pick the jury that will decide if the actor drugged and molested Constand, a Temple University women's basketball team manager, at his home near Philadelphia in 2004. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, left, and Ron Bull/Toronto Star/The Canadian Press via AP, right)

Bill Cosby has arrived at the Pittsburgh courthouse where jury selection in his sex assault case is getting underway.

FILE – This Feb. 7, 2003, file photo shows the Allegheny County Courthouse in Pittsburgh. A crucial phase of entertainer Bill Cosby's sex assault trial starts Monday, May 22, 2017, when lawyers gather in Pittsburgh to pick the jury that will decide if the actor drugged and molested Andrea Constand, a Temple University women's basketball team manager, at his home near Philadelphia in 2004. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File) © The Associated Press FILE – This Feb. 7, 2003, file photo shows the Allegheny County Courthouse in Pittsburgh. A crucial phase of entertainer Bill Cosby's sex assault trial starts Monday, May 22, 2017, when lawyers gather in Pittsburgh to pick the jury that will decide if the actor drugged and molested Andrea Constand, a Temple University women's basketball team manager, at his home near Philadelphia in 2004. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

Cosby emerged from an SUV at the Allegheny County Courthouse just before 8 a.m. Monday. Wearing sunglasses and a tan sport coat, he held the arm of an assistant with one hand and held a cane in the other.

FILE – In this Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, Bill Cosby departs after a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. A crucial phase of Cosby's sex assault trial starts Monday, May 22, 2017, when lawyers gather in Pittsburgh to pick the jury that will decide if the actor drugged and molested Andrea Constand, a Temple University women's basketball team manager, at his home near Philadelphia in 2004. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File) © The Associated Press FILE – In this Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, Bill Cosby departs after a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. A crucial phase of Cosby's sex assault trial starts Monday, May 22, 2017, when lawyers gather in Pittsburgh to pick the jury that will decide if the actor drugged and molested Andrea Constand, a Temple University women's basketball team manager, at his home near Philadelphia in 2004. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

He didn't respond to reporters shouting questions at him. His assistant says he has no comment.

FILE – In this Feb. 27, 2017, file photo, Bill Cosby departs after a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. A crucial phase of Cosby's sex assault trial starts Monday, May 22, 2017, when lawyers gather in Pittsburgh to pick the jury that will decide if the actor drugged and molested Andrea Constand, a Temple University women's basketball team manager, at his home near Philadelphia in 2004. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File) © The Associated Press FILE – In this Feb. 27, 2017, file photo, Bill Cosby departs after a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. A crucial phase of Cosby's sex assault trial starts Monday, May 22, 2017, when lawyers gather in Pittsburgh to pick the jury that will decide if the actor drugged and molested Andrea Constand, a Temple University women's basketball team manager, at his home near Philadelphia in 2004. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Lawyers hope to find a dozen jurors and six alternates in Pittsburgh willing to be sequestered nearly 300 miles (482 kilometers) from home.

FILE – In this Dec. 31, 2015, file photo, Andrea Constand walks her dogs in Toronto, Canada. A crucial phase of entertainer Bill Cosby's sex assault trial starts Monday, May 22, 2017, when lawyers gather in Pittsburgh to pick the jury that will decide if the actor drugged and molested Constand, a Temple University women's basketball team manager, at his home near Philadelphia in 2004. (Marta Iwanek/The Canadian Press via AP, File) © The Associated Press FILE – In this Dec. 31, 2015, file photo, Andrea Constand walks her dogs in Toronto, Canada. A crucial phase of entertainer Bill Cosby's sex assault trial starts Monday, May 22, 2017, when lawyers gather in Pittsburgh to pick the jury that will decide if the actor drugged and molested Constand, a Temple University women's basketball team manager, at his home near Philadelphia in 2004. (Marta Iwanek/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

The case has attracted worldwide publicity that the judge hopes to shield from jurors when the trial begins June 5 in suburban Philadelphia.

The 79-year-old actor-comedian is accused of drugging and molesting a college basketball team manager in 2004. Cosby says the contact was consensual.

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12:10 a.m.

Lawyers in Bill Cosby's sex assault case this week hope to find a dozen jurors and six alternates willing to be sequestered nearly 300 miles (482 kilometers) from home.

The case has attracted worldwide publicity that the judge hopes to shield from jurors when the trial begins June 5 in suburban Philadelphia. Jurors are being chosen in Pittsburgh starting Monday. The case is expected to last about two weeks.

Trial consultant Howard Varinsky says people often are too eager to serve on juries in celebrity trials. He expects consultants to ponder every "micro-expression" they make as lawyers examine their race, age, gender, occupation and interests.

The 79-year-old Cosby is accused of drugging and molesting a college basketball team manager in 2004. Cosby says the contact was consensual.

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