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Brad Pitt's foundation sues architect over New Orleans homes

Sep. 20, 2018 5:02 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Actor Brad Pitt's foundation has sued a New Orleans architect, saying defective design work led to leaks and other flaws in homes built for residents of an area that was among the hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina. The lawsuit filed Tuesday says damages caused by architect John C....

Sentencing options for Cosby include prison, jail, probation

Sep. 20, 2018 4:28 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby could be sent to prison next week for drugging and molesting a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004 in what became the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era. Cosby is due in court Monday for a two-day sentencing hearing that follows his conviction in the spring...

The Latest: Judge puts limit on accusers at Cosby sentencing

Sep. 20, 2018 4:20 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on Bill Cosby's sentencing for sexual assault (all times local): 4 p.m. The judge set to sentence actor Bill Cosby on sex assault charges is limiting the number of other accusers who can testify next week. The 81-year-old Cosby's potential sentence ranges from the 30-year...

Reporter not guilty of contempt in courtroom video case

Sep. 20, 2018 4:12 PM EDT

INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (AP) — A former Iowa television reporter has been found not guilty of a contempt of court after she was accused of violating a judge's order last year not to take courtroom video of "The Bachelor" star Chris Soules. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that former KWWL reporter...

Analyst who fed NFL player tips pleads guilty to fraud

Sep. 20, 2018 12:48 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The former investment bank analyst who fed confidential stock tips to NFL player Mychal Kendricks has pleaded guilty to securities fraud. Damilare Sonoiki, who also wrote for the television show "Black-ish" for a season, pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday. Prosecutors allege...

Texas man allegedly sent threatening letters to Taylor Swift

Sep. 20, 2018 12:07 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A 26-year-old Austin, Texas, man has been arrested on federal charges for allegedly sending threatening letters to pop star Taylor Swift and showing up at her record label in Nashville, Tennessee. Federal prosecutors in Nashville said in a press release Thursday that Eric Swarbrick...

Ugandan pop star vows to fight on after arriving from US

Sep. 20, 2018 11:42 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda's pop star politician Bobi Wine vowed Thursday to continue his fight for more freedom in the country "or we shall die trying," shortly after security forces took him into custody on his arrival from the United States after treatment for alleged torture. The opposition...

Sentencing options for Cosby include prison, jail, probation

Sep. 20, 2018 9:17 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby could be sent to prison next week for drugging and molesting a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004 in what became the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era. Cosby is due in court Monday for a two-day sentencing hearing that follows his conviction in the spring...

Jury deliberating case in man's 3rd trial in 1990 slaying

Sep. 20, 2018 7:56 AM EDT

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A jury will resume deliberations Thursday in the third trial of an Illinois man accused in the 1990 killing of a 9-year-old girl in eastern Iowa. The Black Hawk County jurors began their work Wednesday after closing arguments for and against Stanley Liggins. He's charged with...

Judge dismisses harassment charge against Liev Schreiber

Sep. 19, 2018 6:33 PM EDT

NYACK, N.Y. (AP) — A suburban New York judge has dismissed charges against Liev Schreiber for allegedly attacking a local photographer while the actor was filming the popular Showtime series "Ray Donovan." The 50-year-old has been hit with a harassment violation after photographer Sherwood Martinelli...