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The Latest: Federer still a Kyrgios fan at Australian Open

Jan. 18, 2019 12:20 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Friday at the Australian Open (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Nick Kyrgios' form on court has slumped and he's been part of an ongoing controversy swirling in Australian men's tennis . But he has a fan in Roger Federer. Kyrgios was beaten in straight sets by Milos...

Man sentenced in fatal stabbing of Morgan Freeman relative

Jan. 17, 2019 10:46 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the fatal stabbing of actor Morgan Freeman's step-granddaughter in New York City. Prosecutors say 33-year-old Lamar Davenport stabbed his girlfriend E'Dena Hines multiple times while under the influence of alcohol and drugs in August 2015....

Harvey Weinstein breaks with his criminal defense lawyer

Jan. 17, 2019 6:23 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein is recasting his legal team a month after losing a hard-fought bid to get his sexual assault case thrown out. Weinstein and high-profile defense attorney Benjamin Brafman said in a statement Thursday that they "have agreed to part ways" and that new lawyers would be...

The Latest: Zverev beats Chardy in late finish in Australia

Jan. 17, 2019 8:28 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Thursday at the Australian Open (all times local): 12: 15 a.m. Fourth-seeded Alexander Zverev served 29 aces in a late-finishing 7-6 (5), 6-4, 5-7, 6-7 (6), 6-1 win over Jeremy Chardy to reach the third round of the Australian Open. The ATP Finals winner had...

New Orleans police arrest man after rapper was gunned down

Jan. 16, 2019 4:17 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans police have arrested a man accused of being involved in the slaying of rapper Young Greatness outside of a Waffle House. Citing records, Nola.com/The Times-Picayune reports 38-year-old Donald Reaux was arrested Wednesday. He was booked on charges including accessory to...

TV journalist Chris Hansen accused of bouncing checks

Jan. 16, 2019 3:52 PM EST

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A TV journalist known for confronting would-be child predators has been snared himself in a police investigation alleging he wrote bad checks for $13,000 worth of marketing materials. Former "To Catch a Predator" host Chris Hansen was arrested Monday in his hometown of Stamford,...

Man pleads guilty in Chicago killing of Dwyane Wade's cousin

Jan. 15, 2019 6:30 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — One of two brothers charged in the Chicago fatal shooting of Miami Heat star Dwayne Wade's cousin has pleaded guilty to murder. The Chicago Sun-Times reports Derren Sorrells entered the plea Tuesday to a first-degree murder charge in the 2016 shooting of 32-year-old Nykea Aldridge. Sorrells...

Rihanna sues father over use of their last name for business

Jan. 15, 2019 3:25 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rihanna is suing her father over his use of their last name for a business. In the lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court in Los Angeles, Rihanna, whose full name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty, says that her father, Ronald Fenty, and his partner have violated her trademark and falsely suggested...

APNewsBreak: Feds say 'star' DEA agent abroad stole millions

Jan. 15, 2019 11:47 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A U.S. federal narcotics agent known for his expensive tastes and high-profile drug seizures has been implicated in a multimillion-dollar money-laundering conspiracy that involved the very cartel criminals he was charged with fighting in Colombia. A once standout Drug Enforcement...

R. Kelly accuser says he threatened to reveal her sex life

Jan. 14, 2019 5:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly wrote a letter threatening to reveal embarrassing details of a woman's sexual history if she didn't drop a lawsuit accusing him of sexual abuse, the woman and her lawyer said Monday. In the letter, a person identifying himself as R. Kelly warned a lawyer for the woman, Faith...