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Midterm updates | Jones, Collins in Georgia GOP House runoff

May. 25, 2022 00:23 AM EDT

ATLANTA — Businessman Mike Collins and Vernon Jones, a former Democrat endorsed by Donald Trump, will compete in a runoff election to decide the Republican nominee for an open congressional seat in Georgia. Collins and Jones were the top finishers out of eight Republican primary...

Ex-reality star Josh Duggar to be sentenced for child porn

May. 25, 2022 00:03 AM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Former reality TV star Josh Duggar will return to federal court on Wednesday, where a judge could sentence him to up to 20 years in prison for receiving and possessing child pornography. Prosecutors are seeking a maximum sentence for Duggar, whose large...

Witness for Depp cryptically contradicts key Heard witness

May. 24, 2022 18:30 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Jurors in Johnny Depp’s libel lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard heard a snippet of testimony Tuesday contradicting one of Heard’s key witnesses, but much of the context was stripped away. Jennifer Howell — who once employed Heard's sister, Whitney...

Court battles go down to count deadline in Pa. Senate race

May. 24, 2022 17:57 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former hedge fund CEO David McCormick went to Pennsylvania's highest court Tuesday in an eleventh-hour bid to help him close the gap in votes with celebrity heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania's neck-and-neck Republican primary contest for U.S. Senate. ...

Ricky Gervais' Netflix special blasted as 'anti-trans rants'

May. 24, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Following in Dave Chappelle's footsteps, Ricky Gervais ridicules transgender women in his new Netflix comedy special. As with Chappelle, the British stand-up quickly drew backlash for what a LGBTQ advocacy group called “anti-trans rants.” In...

Slain cyclist Moriah Wilson, 25, 'exceptional in every way'

May. 24, 2022 15:07 PM EDT

Moriah Wilson had shifted gears a number of times in her 25 years of life, but no matter her focus — collegiate ski racing, a career in logistics and, most recently, professional mountain bike and gravel racing — those who knew her described her as “exceptional in every way.” ...

Richard Gere helps Carnegie Hall raise money for Ukraine

May. 24, 2022 14:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Richard Gere hosted a benefit concert for Ukraine at Carnegie Hall that raised $360,000 for Direct Relief, a humanitarian organization providing medical aid. Soprano Angel Blue, mezzo-sopranos Denyce Graves and Isabel Leonard, pianist Evgeny Kissin, violinists...

Kurt Zouma pleads guilty to kicking, slapping his pet cat

May. 24, 2022 06:53 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — West Ham defender Kurt Zouma pleaded guilty Tuesday to kicking and slapping his pet cat in abuse caught on video. The 27-year-old France international appeared at a hearing at Thames Magistrates’ Court accused of three offenses under the Animal Welfare Act in...

Sale of long-lost 'Wizard of Oz' dress put on hold by judge

May. 23, 2022 20:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The dramatic story of an iconic movie costume from “The Wizard of Oz” thought lost for decades went through another plot twist Monday, when a judge blocked its planned sale at auction. One of the blue-and-white checked gingham dresses that Judy Garland wore in...

McCormick sues over counting mail ballots in Pa. Senate race

May. 23, 2022 19:58 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The campaign of David McCormick, who is in a neck-and-neck Republican primary contest for the U.S. Senate against celebrity heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz, sued in a Pennsylvania court Monday to try to ensure counties obey a brand-new federal appeals court decision that could...