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Cubs SS Russell placed on leave before loss to White Sox

Sep. 21, 2018 9:53 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs announced Friday that shortstop Addison Russell had been placed on administrative leave after he was accused of domestic violence by his ex-wife. Then Jose Quintana struggled against his former team. The Cubs dropped their second straight game when Quintana was tagged for a...

Alaska man tied to girl's death pleads not guilty

Sep. 21, 2018 6:58 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man linked to a 10-year-old girl's death through her cellphone pleaded not guilty Friday to lying to federal authorities investigating the case. After entering his plea in U.S. District Court in Anchorage through an assistant public defender, Peter Wilson was scheduled...

Latest: AK official: State charges expected in girl's death

Sep. 21, 2018 6:43 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on Alaska man linked to death of 10-year-old girl (all times local): 2:40 p.m. An Alaska prosecutor says state charges are expected to be filed Monday in a case involving a 10-year-old girl's death. Forty-one-year-old Peter Wilson already is charged in federal court. He...

Guatemalan gets 16 years in crash that killed Colts player

Sep. 21, 2018 5:59 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A man from Guatemala living illegally in the U.S. was sentenced Friday to the maximum of 16 years in prison for a drunken-driving crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver. A Marion County judge sentenced Manuel Orrego-Savala after hearing...

The Latest: Prison term for crash that killed Colts player

Sep. 21, 2018 3:34 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a Guatemalan man who pleaded guilty in a drunken driving crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver(all times local): 3:30 p.m. A man from Guatemala living illegally in the U.S. has been sentenced to 16 years in...

Africa youth boom on display as Uganda leader faces pop star

Sep. 21, 2018 3:33 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Call it a struggle for the soul of the ghetto. Uganda's longtime president this month went on a whirlwind tour of some of the capital's poorest slums, handing out checks totaling over a quarter-million dollars. The next day, residents turned up in the red colors of the opposition and...

Contempt charge against reporter dropped in 'Bachelor' case

Sep. 20, 2018 11:32 PM EDT

INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (AP) — A contempt charge has been dismissed against a former Iowa television reporter who 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 a judge dropped the charge against...

Sentencing options for Cosby include prison, jail, probation

Sep. 20, 2018 7:05 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...

Brad Pitt's foundation sues architect over New Orleans homes

Sep. 20, 2018 6:51 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....

Suge Knight pleads to manslaughter over fatal confrontation

Sep. 20, 2018 6:30 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Averting a murder trial that had been nearly four years in coming, former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight pleaded no contest Thursday to voluntary manslaughter for running over and killing a Compton businessman and agreed to serve nearly 30 years in prison. The Death Row Records...