What people are talking about this week: One Direction, LA Dodgers and Boston Red Sox, Bill Cosby
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This week we cover a big announcement from One Direction, a big trade between the LA Dodgers and Boston Red Soz, and not-so-big news about Bill Cosby.

One Direction reveals release date for their second album

Yesterday, the popular boy band One Direction announced the release date of their sophomore studio album. Titled Take Me Home, it will drop on November 13, just short of a year since their debut album Up All Night, was released. The first single from the album, "Live While We're Young," will be released on October 1.

Boston Red Sox trade Gonzales, Beckett, Crawford, and Punto to the LA Dodgers

Last Saturday the Boston Red Sox traded first baseman Adrian Gonzales, pitcher Josh Beckett, outfielder Carl Crawford, and infielder Nick Punto to the Los Angeles Dodgers. In return, the Dodgers sent first baseman James Loney, pitcher Allen Webster, infielder Ivan DeJesus, Jr., and two players to be named later to the Red Sox. The nine-player trade shed $250 million from the Red Sox payroll and is the biggest deal in Dodgers history.

Yes, Bill Cosby is still alive

On Monday Bill Cosby was the target of a hoax announcing that the 75 year old actor had died. Cosby is still alive, but it's not the first time he's been subject to the hoax. He was reported dead twice in 2010. The rumor mill struck two other times this week, as Bill Nye "the Science Guy" was also reported dead Monday morning, and comedian Russell Brand was reported dead on Sunday.

If you're in the United States or Canada, enjoy your Labo(u)r Day. Everyone else, enjoy your weekend!

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