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Patriots coach named as possible witness at Hernandez trial |Feb 22, 2017

BOSTON (AP) New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick (BEHL'-ih-chik) has been added to a list of people who could be called to testify at the double murder trial of former player Aaron Hernandez.Belichick's name appeared on a list of...

Caretaker performed sexy dance on 100-year-old with dementia |Feb 22, 2017

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) A caretaker at an assisted living center who police say was filmed performing a sexually provocative dance on a 100-year-old resident was doing it as a prank and trying to make the man feel good, her attorney said.Brittany...

Lisa Marie Presley to pay estranged husband's legal fees |Feb 22, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) A judge says Lisa Marie Presley won't have to pay spousal support to her estranged husband while they fight over her assets, but she will have to pay some of his attorney's fees.Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Patrick Cathcart...

Beale Street Music Festival features eclectic lineup |Feb 22, 2017

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Kings of Leon, Snoop Dogg, Soundgarden and Sturgill Simpson are among the musical acts scheduled to perform at the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis in May.Festival officials announced Wednesday that Widespread Panic,...

NY lawmakers: Cuomo is moving to cut funds to fight cancer |Feb 22, 2017

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to cut $25 million from 39 public health programs that fight cancer, diabetes and other conditions.The Democrat's administration says it will be up to state health officials to decide where to...

5 California Things to Know for Today |Feb 22, 2017

Your daily look at late-breaking California news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. FLOODINGAt least 14,000 residents evacuated from homes in San Jose as floodwaters inundate homes, shut down U.S. 101.2. DAMWater...

Video shows Harrison Ford wrongly flying over airliner |Feb 21, 2017

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) Newly released video shows a plane piloted by Harrison Ford mistakenly flying low over an airliner that was taxiing at a Southern California airport.The 45 seconds of video released Tuesday shows the 74-year-old "Star...

The top 10 books on Apple's iBooks-US |Feb 21, 2017

iBook charts for week ending February 19, 2017 (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher ):iBooks US Bestseller List - Paid Books1. Eerything, Everything by Nicola Yoon - 9780553496666 - (Random House Children's Books)2. Burn by Helen...

Books on conservatism and rural whites up for Lukas Prize |Feb 21, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) Jane Mayer's "Dark Money" and Zachary Roth's "The Great Suppression" are among several works about the modern conservative movement and rural whites that are on the short list for the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize.Other nominees...

Mariners' Martin tells of threats in Cuban smuggling trial |Feb 21, 2017

MIAMI (AP) Seattle Mariners outfielder Leonys Martin told a Miami jury Tuesday he crossed the U.S.-Mexico border without any valid papers because he feared being kidnapped or worse after he was smuggled from Cuba by a group linked to a sports...

Marlins' Hechavarria back on stand in Cuban smuggling trial |Feb 21, 2017

MIAMI (AP) It's a second day of testimony for Miami Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria in the trial of a Florida sports agent and a baseball trainer accused of smuggling players out of Cuba.Hechavarria is scheduled Tuesday to be...

Man who smashed Trump star to pay damages, serve probation |Feb 21, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) A man who destroyed Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has been sentenced to three years of probation for vandalism.An attorney for James Otis says he pleaded no contest to the felony Tuesday in Los Angeles...

Ex-Minnesota Orchestra maestro Stanislaw Skrowaczewski dies |Feb 21, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Former longtime Minnesota Orchestra music director Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, who conducted major orchestras in England, Japan and other countries, died Tuesday after suffering a second stroke earlier this month, the orchestra...

Judge orders R&B singer Chris Brown to stay away from ex |Feb 21, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) A judge has ordered R&B singer Chris Brown to stay away from his ex-girlfriend after she accused him of repeatedly threatening her.The Grammy winner was ordered to stay 100 yards away from his ex-girlfriend, Karrueche Tran, and...

Sword breaks off Civil War memorial; vandalism suspected |Feb 21, 2017

BOSTON (AP) A sword has broken off again from a memorial depicting the famed 54th Massachusetts Civil War regiment, featured in the Denzel Washington movie "Glory."Boston police are investigating after the damage was reported Tuesday. They...

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com |Feb 21, 2017

Audible.com best-sellers for week ending February 17:Fiction1. Gunmetal Gray by Mark Greaney, narrated by Jay Snyder (Audible Studios)2. Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman, narrated by the author (HarperAudio)3. Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis,...

Noted movie critic Richard Schickel dies at 84 |Feb 20, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) Richard Schickel, a noted movie critic for Life and Time magazines who also wrote dozens of books and made documentaries about Hollywood, has died. He was 84.Schickel, who'd had a series of strokes, died on Saturday in Los...

'Moonlight' and 'The Americans' receive Writers Guild Awards |Feb 20, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) The screenplay for "Moonlight" and the scripts for "The Americans" and "Atlanta" were among the winners of this year's Writers Guild Awards.Barry Jenkins' script for the Oscar-nominated "Moonlight" won the Guild prize for best...

Yiannopoulos responds to video posted by conservative site |Feb 20, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulus was trying to clarify past comments on relationships between boys and older men after a conservative site posted a collection of edited video clips that set social media abuzz.After the...

Survivors mark anniversary of nightclub fire that killed 100 |Feb 20, 2017

WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) Survivors of a 2003 nightclub fire that killed 100 people have marked the 14th anniversary of the blaze with small gatherings where it happened.Small gatherings of survivors and relatives of those who died were held...

Eric Church cancels 25K tickets bought by scalpers |Feb 20, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Country star Eric Church has been battling ticket scalpers for years as his popularity grew and he began selling out arenas. But he's taken his biggest step yet by cancelling more than 25,000 tickets to his spring tour...

Fox News host Brenda Buttner dies at age 55 |Feb 20, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) Brenda Buttner, host of Fox News Channel's "Bulls and Bears" has died after a battle with cancer. She was 55.Buttner served as CNBC's Washington correspondent and hosted the network's "The Money Club" before joining Fox News in...

Jazz fusion guitarist Larry Coryell dies in NYC at age 73 |Feb 20, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) Jazz guitarist Larry Coryell, known as the "Godfather of Fusion," has died in New York City. He was 73.His publicist, Kurt Nishimura, said Coryell died Sunday in his hotel room of natural causes. Nishimura says he had just...

James Brown's 'Funky Drummer' Clyde Stubblefield dies at 73 |Feb 18, 2017

MADISON, Wis. (AP) Clyde Stubblefield, a drummer for James Brown who created one of the most widely sampled drum breaks ever, died Saturday. He was 73.His wife, Jody Hannon, told The Associated Press that Stubblefield died of kidney failure at...

Lisa Marie Presley says she's broke after ex asks for money |Feb 18, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) Lisa Marie Presley describes herself as deeply in debt and just out of a treatment facility in court papers that accuse her estranged fourth husband of having hundreds of inappropriate photographs of children on his computer.Their...

Old farmstead's history runs from John Brown to James Brown |Feb 18, 2017

DARGAN, Md. (AP) From John Brown's raid to James Brown's wail, a stream of hot-blooded history runs through an old farmstead in western Maryland.A new book traces the property's connection between the 19th-century abolitionist and the...

Actor Shia LaBeouf brings anti-Trump piece to New Mexico |Feb 18, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) Actor Shia LaBeouf has brought a performance-art piece against President Donald Trump to New Mexico's largest city.The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2lWMbGd) that LaBeouf, along with two other artists,...

Milo Yiannopoulos, Larry Wilmore go head-to-head on 'Maher' |Feb 18, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) While conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos insulted comics Lena Dunham, Leslie Jones, Amy Schumer and Sarah Silverman, his appearance on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" was relatively tame at least until the television...

James Earl Jones, Donald Glover cast in 'Lion King' remake |Feb 18, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) James Earl Jones and Donald Glover are lending their voices to Disney's upcoming remake of "The Lion King."Director Jon Favreau announced the casting of the two men as voice actors. Glover, star and creator of television's...

Texas judge allows lawsuit against Selena widower to proceed |Feb 18, 2017

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) A Texas judge says a lawsuit against the widower of slain Tejano star Selena can proceed as her father seeks to block a TV series about her.Selena's father, Abraham Quintanilla, opposes the show. It's based on what he...

Marlins' Hechavarria admits lying in Cuban smuggling probe |Feb 17, 2017

MIAMI (AP) Miami Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria told a federal jury Friday he lied to investigators about knowing a key figure in an alleged Cuban ballplayer smuggling network linked to a Florida sports agent and a trainer.Hechavarria...

Chargers tackle arrested for violating order of protection |Feb 17, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Los Angeles Chargers offensive tackle King Dunlap is free on $1,000 bond after being arrested inside his girlfriend's home for violating an order of protection.Dunlap was released Friday and is scheduled for a court...

Former USC football assistant coach John Jackson dies at 81 |Feb 17, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) John Jackson, who coached star tailbacks Marcus Allen and Charles White during their Heisman Trophy-winning seasons at Southern California, has died. He was 81.The university said Friday that Jackson died of complications...

Correction: Laura Branigan obituary |Feb 17, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) When the pop singer Laura Branigan died, The Associated Press, relying on information from her management company, reported in an obituary on Aug. 28, 2004, that she was 47 and had been born on July 3, 1957. After being contacted...

'Dance Moms' star gets OK to travel before sentencing |Feb 17, 2017

PITTSBURGH (AP) "Dance Moms" reality TV star Abby Lee Miller has been allowed to travel overseas while awaiting sentencing in her bankruptcy fraud case.Federal prosecutors in Pennsylvania objected to Miller's trip because of the chance she...

Fashion insiders declare 'I Am an Immigrant' in new video |Feb 17, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) While some fashion designers have always been overtly political, the recently wrapped New York Fashion Week just a month after President Donald Trump's inauguration included a broader range of brands addressing these tumultuous...

Colbert show to air live after Trump's address to Congress |Feb 17, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) Stephen Colbert is going to have his say after President Donald Trump's address to a joint session of Congress.CBS said that "The Late Show" will air live at 11:35 p.m. EST Tuesday, the night of Trump's scheduled speech.Josh...

Nicole Kidman reveals past engagement to Lenny Kravitz |Feb 17, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) Actress Nicole Kidman has revealed that she was once engaged to musician Lenny Kravitz.Kidman confirmed the engagement with the rocker in a recent interview with Net-A-Porter's magazine "The Edit," in which she was discussing her...

Warren Frost, Dr. Will Hayward on 'Twin Peaks,' dies at 91 |Feb 17, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) Warren Frost, who played Dr. Will Hayward on "Twin Peaks" and appeared in dozens of other TV shows including "Matlock" and "Seinfeld," has died. He was 91.Frost died Friday at his home in Middlebury, Vermont, after a lengthy...

New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis charged with four felonies and one misdemeanor after alleged fight last weekend |Feb 16, 2017

PITTSBURGH (AP) New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis charged with four felonies and one misdemeanor after alleged fight last weekend.

Florida House attacks 'handouts' championed by Gov. Scott |Feb 16, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) The Florida House is releasing a scathing new video that trashes two programs championed by Gov. Rick Scott.The Republican-controlled House on Thursday posted a video to YouTube that mentions several economic development...

San Francisco's Summer of Love concert hits major hurdle |Feb 16, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The show might still go on but a concert planned to mark the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love has hit another major bureaucratic hurdle.San Francisco's Recreation and Park Commission on Thursday upheld its decision...

Daddy-daughter ballet class produces classic results |Feb 16, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (AP) A Philadelphia dance school hosted a "Daddy-Daughter" ballet class on Valentine's Day and posted videos of the results that are definitely on pointe.The Philadelphia Dance Center had students invite their fathers to...

Ex-NFL receiver Meachem released from jail |Feb 16, 2017

GRETNA, La. (AP) Former New Orleans Saints wide receiver Robert Meachem has been released from jail after paying $100,000 in child support and alimony to his ex-wife.The payment represents just a quarter of the nearly $400,000 Meachem owed when...

Review: Monsters intrude on a culture clash in 'Great Wall' |Feb 16, 2017

"Tell the world what you have seen," a character exclaims in "The Great Wall," ''and what is coming!"The warning is about the mythical mass of marauding monsters that are sweeping down northern China but it could just as easily be for the kind of...

Philbin, Ripa haven't kept in touch since he left show |Feb 16, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) TV host Regis Philbin says he hasn't kept in touch with his former co-host Kelly Ripa since he decided to leave the show they headlined together.In an interview with "Larry King Now," Philbin says Ripa took it personally and was...

NY high court to hear Lindsay Lohan 'Grand Theft Auto' case |Feb 16, 2017

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York state's highest court has agreed to allow Lindsay Lohan to appeal her lawsuit against the makers of "Grand Theft Auto," who the actress says used her likeness in the videogame without permission.Lohan's suit was...

Hillary Clinton: Designer de La Renta inspired immigrants |Feb 16, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) Hillary Clinton has praised Oscar de la Renta as an inspiration to striving immigrants like himself at an event honoring the late fashion designer with a series of commemorative stamps.Clinton noted that the Dominican-born de la...

Pop encyclopedia creator Irwin Stambler dies in LA |Feb 16, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) Irwin Stambler, who wrote "The Encyclopedia of Pop, Rock and Soul," one of the earliest sourcebooks on pop music, has died at 92.His son, Lyndon Stambler, said Thursday that he died Feb. 10 in Los Angeles.Stambler wrote dozens...

Mike Walden, former voice of USC and UCLA sports, dies at 89 |Feb 16, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) Mike Walden, the voice of Southern California and UCLA sports for decades who also broadcast Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals games, has died. He was 89.USC said Thursday that he died on Feb. 12 from complications of...