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Alabama statues to feature Hank Aaron, other Hall of Famers

Dec. 07, 2021 09:32 AM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Statues of Hank Aaron and other local heroes who made the baseball and football Halls of Fame are planned for a public space celebrating the heritage of the city of Mobile. The Hall of Fame Courtyard is aimed at drawing more people to the city's riverfront,...

In and outside court, Smollett fights for reputation, career

Dec. 07, 2021 08:40 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Outside the courtroom where former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett is fighting charges accusing him of lying to Chicago police about being the victim of an anti-gay, racist attack, his publicist has introduced a roster of supporters to the assembled TV cameras. ...

Prosecution rests in Josh Duggar child pornography trial

Dec. 07, 2021 07:46 AM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Defense attorneys for former reality TV star Josh Duggar have begun presenting their case to a federal jury with testimony from a computer analyst who said it's possible that the computer where child pornography was downloaded could have been accessed remotely. ...

Peterson helps Stars tie franchise record with 7 wins in row

Dec. 07, 2021 00:23 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Jacob Peterson made good on a second chance at the go-ahead goal, and the Dallas Stars tied a franchise record with their seventh consecutive win, beating the Arizona Coyotes 4-1 on Monday night. “(Peterson) likes to make plays. He likes to hang on to the puck. We...

Smollett back on stand after calling hoax claim '100% false'

Dec. 06, 2021 23:58 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett will return to the witness stand Tuesday at his trial in Chicago, where the former “Empire” actor called claims that he staged an anti-gay, racist attack on himself “100% false.” Prosecutors will continue cross-examining the 39-year-old, who...

Drake withdraws 2 Grammy nominations from final ballot

Dec. 06, 2021 20:49 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drake wants no part in competing for a Grammy. The four-time Grammy winner and his management asked the Recording Academy to withdraw his two nominations from the final-round ballot, two people familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. They said...

Antetokounmpo back in Bucks' lineup for his 27th birthday

Dec. 06, 2021 19:57 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo is celebrating his 27th birthday by returning to the Milwaukee Bucks’ lineup after a two-game absence. The two-time MVP is listed among the Bucks’ five starters for their game Monday night with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Antetokounmpo had...

Jussie Smollett testifies at his trial: 'There was no hoax'

Dec. 06, 2021 19:49 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett denied Monday that he staged an anti-gay, racist attack on himself, testifying at his trial that “there was no hoax" and that he was the victim of a hate crime in his downtown Chicago neighborhood. Smollett, who faces...

Denis O'Brien, former manager of George Harrison, dead at 80

Dec. 06, 2021 19:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Denis O'Brien, who served as George Harrison's manager for much of the former Beatle's solo career and co-founded with Harrison the production company that backed such hits as the classic “Monty Python's Life of Brian,” has died at age 80. O'Brien's daughter,...

Cleveland Browns star defensive end Bill Glass dead at 86

Dec. 06, 2021 16:00 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Bill Glass, a four-time Pro Bowl defensive end with Cleveland and member of the Browns' 1964 NFL championship team, has died. He was 86. The Browns said Glass died Sunday night surrounded by family at his home in Waxahachie, Texas. The cause of death was not...