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Judge dismisses lawsuit over Graceland expansion plans

Oct. 23, 2020 11:56 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Elvis Presley Enterprises against the city of Memphis over a delay in approval for expansion plans at Graceland. U.S. District Judge Samuel Mays dismissed the complaint Thursday, saying the company had suffered “no immediate...

Ex-NASCAR driver McClure gets probation in long-delayed case

Oct. 22, 2020 2:41 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former NASCAR driver Eric McClure pleaded no contest this week to a misdemeanor domestic violence charge and was sentenced to probation, according to a Virginia prosecutor, in a court hearing that was long delayed by McClure's state lawmaker attorney. The Associated Press has...

Boris Becker leaves Southwark Crown Court in London, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. German tennis star Boris Becker is charged with 19 offences of failing to disclose money and property as part of bankruptcy proceedings. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Becker accused of failing to surrender Wimbledon trophies

Oct. 22, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Tennis great Boris Becker appeared in a London court on Thursday, accused of failing to surrender two of his Wimbledon trophies to be sold to settle his debts. The 52-year-old Becker, who was declared bankrupt in 2017, has also failed to turn over his two Australian Open trophies, according...

Court says Epstein's ex-girlfriend's testimony can be public

Oct. 19, 2020 6:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A British socialite’s testimony in a lawsuit related to Jeffrey Epstein’s sexual abuse activities can be made public, an appeals court ruled Monday. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan issued its conclusions in a series of orders it released regarding 2016...

This booking photo released Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, by the Eugene, Ore., Police Department shows suspect Zachery Ty Bryan. Bryan, the actor who played the oldest son on the long-running 1990s sit-com “Home Improvement” was arrested Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, in Oregon and faces charges of strangulation and assault.  (Eugene Police Department via AP)

'Home Improvement' actor Zachery Ty Bryan arrested in Oregon

Oct. 17, 2020 5:19 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Zachery Ty Bryan, the actor who played the oldest son on the long-running 1990s sit-com “Home Improvement” was arrested in Oregon and faces charges of strangulation and assault. The Eugene Police Department said officers were dispatched to a North Eugene apartment Friday...

Rapper who boasted about unemployment fraud scheme arrested

Oct. 16, 2020 7:05 PM EDT

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A Tennessee rapper who boasted in a music video about getting rich from committing unemployment fraud was arrested Friday in Los Angeles. Fontrell Antonio Baines, 31, was arrested on three felony counts of access device fraud, aggravated identity theft and interstate...

FILE - In this July 17, 2019, file photo, an image and logo for memorializing former Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs is displayed on the outfield wall in Anaheim, Calif.  A federal grand jury on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, has indicted Eric Prescott Kay, a former Los Angeles Angels employee in the death of Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs from the drugs Kay is accused of providing. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong, File)

Ex-Angels employee indicted in Tyler Skaggs' fatal overdose

Oct. 16, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A federal grand jury indicted a former Los Angeles Angels employee on drug charges for allegedly providing Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs with the drugs that caused his overdose death. Eric Prescott Kay was charged Thursday with drug distribution and drug conspiracy in Skaggs'...

'Cheer' star to remain locked up on child porn charges

Oct. 16, 2020 4:23 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — “Cheer” star Jerry Harris will remain in jail while awaiting trial on child pornography charges, a federal judge in Chicago said Friday. Attorneys for Harris, who appears in the Netflix documentary series, had asked that he be released and confined at home under strict...

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Gregory Maguire says his latest book 'is like comfort food'

Oct. 16, 2020 10:52 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gregory Maguire attributes the first grain of the idea for his new book “A Wild Winter Swan” to “Mary Poppins” author P.L. Travers. He met her 25 years ago as he was getting ready to publish the hugely popular “Wicked," written from the perspective of the...

'Cheer' star Jerry Harris asks for jail release until trial

Oct. 14, 2020 8:15 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge said Wednesday that she will decide soon whether to allow Jerry Harris, a star of the Netflix documentary series “Cheer,” to be released from jail and placed on home confinement while he awaits trial on child pornography charges. The issue before U.S. District Judge...