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Still smoking and still joking, Tommy Chong views life at 80

May. 24, 2018 2:30 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yeah man, Tommy Chong says he always knew he'd live to see the day marijuana legalization would be sweeping the country. He had no doubt when he and partner Cheech Marin pioneered stoner comedy 50 years ago, a time when taunting the establishment with constant reminders that they didn't...

Lawyer: Harvey Weinstein targeted by federal prosecutors

May. 23, 2018 6:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's lawyer said in a court filing that federal prosecutors in New York have launched a criminal investigation into the film producer, in addition to a previously disclosed probe by the Manhattan District Attorney. Attorney Benjamin Brafman said in a declaration filed on May...

Lenny Dykstra accused of putting gun to Uber driver's head

May. 23, 2018 6:05 PM EDT

LINDEN, N.J. (AP) — Former baseball star Lenny Dykstra put a gun to the head of an Uber driver when the driver declined to change the trip's destination, police said the driver told them Wednesday. Dykstra was arrested early Wednesday outside Linden police headquarters after the driver stopped and ran out...

Deadliest Catch' star pleads guilty to misdemeanor assault

May. 23, 2018 4:55 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Celebrity crab-boat captain Sig Hansen has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge that he spat on an Uber driver last year in Seattle. The Seattle Times reports (https://bit.ly/2s3scWE) the 52-year-old "Deadliest Catch" star pleaded guilty Wednesday. Under the plea deal, a property...

Ex-NFL player sues Michigan State over 2016 expulsion

May. 23, 2018 11:32 AM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former NFL football player is suing Michigan State University, saying his rights were violated when he was expelled after a sexual misconduct investigation. Keith Mumphery was not charged with a crime. But he says his NFL career was ruined after his 2016 expulsion from a...

Jury gets closing arguments in Copperfield negligence case

May. 23, 2018 10:36 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada jury is due to hear closing arguments in a British tourist's lawsuit blaming Las Vegas Strip headliner David Copperfield for injuries the tourist suffered while taking part in a 2013 vanishing. Gavin Cox and his wife are suing Copperfield, the MGM Grand hotel and several business...

Alleged IS supporter accused of urging Prince George attack

May. 23, 2018 9:28 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — An alleged supporter of the Islamic State group went on trial in London on Wednesday, accused of encouraging attacks on 4-year-old Prince George. Prosecutors say 32-year-old Husnain Rashid provided an "e-toolkit for terrorism" on an online channel he ran under the name the Lone Mujahid....

Drummer accused of stealing from Fats Domino won't be tried

May. 22, 2018 4:30 PM EDT

HARVEY, La. (AP) — Prosecutors won't pursue charges against a drummer accused of stealing rare coins and a passport from famed New Orleans musician Fats Domino. The New Orleans Advocate reports that Jefferson Parish District Attorney Paul Connick's office dropped the case against 65-year-old Ernest "Box"...

Woman accuses R. Kelly of sexual battery, giving her herpes

May. 22, 2018 4:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly sexually abused and demeaned a woman, locked her in rooms and vehicles for punishment and infected her with herpes, according to a lawsuit that furthers a string of misconduct accusations against the platinum-selling singer. Faith Rodgers said in the suit filed Monday in New York...

A farewell to the road for Paul Simon

May. 22, 2018 12:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Farewell tours don't always mean farewell, but are a ripe time for appreciation and appraisal. Paul Simon's concerts and a new biography offer the opportunity for both. Simon's "Homeward Bound" tour began last week in Vancouver and takes him across North America, to Europe and an eventual...