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Josh Brent, nightclub owner hit with $25M verdict in death

Dec. 13, 2018 5:10 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas jury has returned a $25 million verdict against former Dallas Cowboys player Josh Brent and the owner of a now-defunct nightclub in the death of Brent's teammate, Jerry Brown Jr. Brown was killed six years ago when the car Brent was driving at 110 mph (177 kph) in a 45-mph (72-kph)...

Arrest of Nissan star Ghosn raises speculation over coup

Dec. 12, 2018 10:55 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The surprise arrest of Nissan's former chairman on charges of falsifying financial reports is providing a window into possible corporate intrigue at the Japanese automaker. Japanese media and some analysts have raised the possibility that the charges against Carlos Ghosn were engineered to...

The Latest: Media firm that aided Trump won't be prosecuted

Dec. 12, 2018 8:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of Michael Cohen, a former lawyer for President Donald Trump (all times local): 2:15 p.m. The U.S. attorney's office in New York says it won't prosecute the National Enquirer's parent company over its efforts to suppress an embarrassing story about Donald Trump...

Cosby lawyers detail 11 alleged trial errors as they appeal

Dec. 11, 2018 3:52 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby's lawyers detailed nearly a dozen alleged legal errors Tuesday, including the judge's decision to send the case to trial, as they appeal his sexual assault conviction and three- to 10-year prison term. They've also asked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court this month to release...

Aaron Sorkin hits Broadway with an iconic courtroom drama

Dec. 11, 2018 3:47 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Sorkin is a huge fan of courtroom dramas, both as a reader and as a watcher. His first Broadway play was the swashbuckling military justice story, "A Few Good Men," and he's returned with another legal thriller this winter. But this time he had to shake off a real courtroom drama. A...

Protesters demanding clemency for woman, interrupt governor

Dec. 11, 2018 11:06 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam told a group of protesters demanding clemency for a Tennessee woman serving life in prison that he's reviewing her case. Cyntoia Brown was 16 when she killed a man who had picked her up for sex. She was tried as an adult and convicted of first-degree murder. Her...

Rapper Ty Dolla $ign indicted on felony drug charges

Dec. 11, 2018 10:59 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Singer and rapper Ty Dolla $ign faces drug charges in Atlanta. Court records show a Fulton County grand jury indicted the 36-year-old musician on Nov. 30 on charges of felony possession of cocaine, felony possession of THC and misdemeanor possession of marijuana. The rapper's birth name is...

Court TV network is being revived after decade away

Dec. 10, 2018 8:58 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Court TV is being revived, after dying in 2007 when its supply of high-profile trials ended. Katz Networks said Monday it will start the network again in May, and already has commitments to show it in about half of the American homes with television service. The 24-hour network will be...

Chiefs owner 'shocked' by video of Hunt that led to release

Dec. 9, 2018 7:58 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt said he was shocked by security camera footage showing Kareem Hunt shoving and kicking a woman in a Cleveland hotel, and that it was a collective decision by the organization to cut their star running back within hours. In his first comments since the...

Cardi B, Pharrell, Kanye draw crowds during Art Basel Miami

Dec. 9, 2018 1:05 PM EST

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Royalty, Real Housewives and the fathers of two Kardashian babies were among the celebs that fanned out across Miami for a week of glamorous parties toasting the world's best artists during Art Basel. Less than 24 hours after announcing she was splitting from her husband, Cardi B...