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Guatemalan pleads guilty in crash that killed Colts player

Jul. 20, 2018 5:50 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Guatemalan man living illegally in the U.S. pleaded guilty Friday to driving drunk in a crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver. Manuel Orrego-Savala, 37, pleaded guilty to two counts of operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content...

Widower wins court battle for estate of 'Thorn Birds' author

Jul. 20, 2018 5:13 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian judge ruled on Friday that best-selling author Colleen McCullough's widower was the sole beneficiary of her estate following a bitter court wrangle. The author of the novel "The Thorn Birds," which sold 33 million copies worldwide, died on Norfolk Island in 2015 aged 77. Her...

4 indicted in Florida shooting death of rapper XXXTentacion

Jul. 19, 2018 10:45 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida grand jury has indicted four men on first-degree murder and armed robbery charges in the shooting death of emerging rap star XXXTentacion. Broward County panel formally charged Dedrick Williams, 22; Michael Boatwright, 22; Trayvon Newsome, 20; and Robert Allen, 22, on...

4 indicted in Florida shooting death of rapper XXXTentacion

Jul. 19, 2018 8:18 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida grand jury has indicted four men on first-degree murder and armed robbery charges in the shooting death of emerging rap star XXXTentacion. Broward County panel formally charged Dedrick Williams, 22; Michael Boatwright, 22; Trayvon Newsome, 20; and Robert Allen, 22, on...

Brazilian police arrest 'Dr. Bumbum' after patient dies

Jul. 19, 2018 7:27 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Police arrested celebrity plastic surgeon Denis Cesar Barros Furtado on Thursday, five days after he went on the run following the death of a patient he gave injections to enlarge her buttocks. Known as "Dr. Bumbum" — Brazilian slang for backside, Furtado was arrested at an...

Harvey Weinstein asks judge to dismiss Ashley Judd lawsuit

Jul. 18, 2018 8:58 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's lawyers asked a judge Wednesday to dismiss Ashley Judd's lawsuit against him, saying allegations that he tried to hurt her career after she rejected him sexually are baseless and were filed far too late. In the federal court filing in Los Angeles, the attorneys discuss...

Pregnant Disney dancer claims gender bias in lawsuit

Jul. 18, 2018 7:13 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former aerial dancer at Walt Disney World has sued the resort alleging gender discrimination, saying she was fired after she became pregnant with twins and went on an 11-month leave. Krista Crowder filed the lawsuit in state court in Orlando last week. In the lawsuit, Crowder says...

City attorney criticizes law used to arrest Stormy Daniels

Jul. 18, 2018 6:13 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The state law that police cited in porn star Stormy Daniels' arrest at a strip club should not be enforced, an Ohio city attorney said.  Future charges filed under that law will not be prosecuted, Columbus city attorney Zach Klein wrote on Wednesday in a memo to the city's police...

Rock icon Cliff Richard wins UK High Court privacy case

Jul. 18, 2018 7:52 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British rock icon Cliff Richard was awarded 210,000 pounds ($273,000) in damages Wednesday after winning a privacy lawsuit against the BBC for its coverage of a police raid at his home. Richard had sued the broadcaster for its coverage of the 2014 raid, when police were investigating alleged...

Rapper T.I. charged with simple assault, other charges

Jul. 17, 2018 12:26 PM EDT

MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) — Prosecutors this month charged rapper T.I. with simple assault, public drunkenness and disorderly conduct following an altercation outside his Atlanta area home in May. News outlets report the charges stem from T.I.'s May 16 arrest outside of his gated community in Stockbridge. Henry...