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Sammy Sosa named in lawsuit over holiday rental in Aspen

Nov. 18, 2018 5:21 PM EST

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — An Aspen company has sued former Chicago Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa, alleging his company backed out of a contract to rent a house in the ski resort town for $9,500 a day last winter. The Aspen Daily News reported Saturday the suit by a company called MWTK Snowbunny Lane seeks $161,500...

Justin Bieber, ex-neighbor settle long-running egging suit

Nov. 16, 2018 9:25 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Bieber has agreed to settle a long-running lawsuit filed by a former neighbor whose house the pop singer egged. A document filed Friday shows the case has been resolved in its entirety. No details were given about the terms. Jeffrey and Suzanne Schwartz filed a lawsuit in early...

John Lennon's killer says he feels more shame every year

Nov. 15, 2018 1:12 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The man who killed John Lennon told a parole board he feels "more and more shame" every year for gunning down the former Beatle outside his Manhattan apartment in 1980. "Thirty years ago I couldn't say I felt shame and I know what shame is now," Mark David Chapman said. "It's where you...

Rapper not dropping guilty plea in Arkansas gun case

Nov. 15, 2018 8:20 AM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Tennessee rapper no longer wants to withdraw his guilty plea from a weapons charge that was filed after he was arrested with a gun following a shooting at a Little Rock nightclub that left 25 people injured last year. Little Rock television station KATV reports that Ricky Hampton...

Appeals court hears case of ex-Saints star Smith's killer

Nov. 14, 2018 6:15 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A defense attorney for the man convicted of killing retired New Orleans Saints star Will Smith in 2016 has told a Louisiana appellate court that his client deserves a new trial, in part because of evidence that surfaced after trial that he said lends credibility to Cardell Hayes'...

The Latest: Judges hear arguments for killer of ex-NFL star

Nov. 14, 2018 5:33 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on an appeal court hearing in the case of Cardell Hayes, convicted of manslaughter in the 2016 death of former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith (all times local): 4:30 p.m. A lawyer says a manslaughter conviction should be overturned for the man who fatally shot retired New...

Turkey: German-Turkish singer sentenced on terror charge

Nov. 14, 2018 10:12 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says a court has sentenced a German singer of Turkish descent to six years and three months in prison for membership of an armed terror group. Anadolu Agency says the court in Edirne, northwest Turkey, on Wednesday convicted Saide Inac — who is...

2015 'Bachelor' star pleads guilty to reduced charge

Nov. 13, 2018 5:54 PM EST

INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (AP) — A farmer who appeared on ABC's "The Bachelor" pleaded guilty Tuesday in a fatal crash last year near his home in northern Iowa. In an agreement with prosecutors, Chris Soules pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of leaving the scene of a serious injury accident. The misdemeanor...

Actress Paz de la Huerta sues Harvey Weinstein, alleges rape

Nov. 13, 2018 5:42 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Paz de la Huerta filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of raping her in 2010 and then embarking on a campaign of harassment that harmed her career. The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court alleges Weinstein raped de la Huerta twice in New...

UK police make arrest in hunt for 'Friends' lookalike thief

Nov. 13, 2018 9:44 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — British police say they have arrested a suspect in their hunt for a shoplifter who bears a striking resemblance to Ross Geller, the character played by David Schwimmer on the TV show "Friends." Facebook users noticed the similarity when police posted surveillance-camera footage last month of...