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Prosecutors: Bill Cosby's bid for new trial is 'meritless'

Oct. 19, 2018 4:30 PM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors in the Bill Cosby case are calling his bid for a new trial or sentencing hearing "meritless." Cosby wants a do-over in the Pennsylvania sex assault case that ended with him going to prison last month to serve a three- to 10-year sentence. His lawyers say Montgomery County...

The Latest: Missouri version of radio ad avoids 'lynching'

Oct. 19, 2018 4:27 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on a radio ad that suggests white Democrats will lynch African-Americans if they win in midterm elections next month (all times local): 3:15 p.m. The Missouri version of a radio ad that suggests Democratic victories in midterm elections endanger African-American men and...

Got $7.1 M? Neiman Marcus tops 2018 fantasy gifts with yacht

Oct. 19, 2018 3:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Need a $7.1 million yacht? How about jumping out of a plane on a top secret spy mission with a $315,000 price tag? Perhaps a backyard luxury clubhouse sounds better, or a million pieces of candy. No matter your taste, if you've got big bucks this is your time of year. The Dallas-based...

PAC won't pull ad suggesting 'lynching' if Democrats win

Oct. 19, 2018 3:19 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A political action committee said Friday that it won't pull a widely condemned radio ad that suggests white Democrats will lynch African-Americans if they win in midterm elections in Arkansas next month. Vernon Robinson with Black Americans for the President's Agenda said Friday...

Manning stresses importance of financial literacy for kids

Oct. 19, 2018 3:01 PM EDT

Eli Manning recognizes that the numbers in a playbook aren't the only important statistics. Manning wants children, including his three daughters, to have a strong set of financial skills. "I think it's so important for kids to understand what it means to save, to have a budget, to be smart about spending money,"...

League of Legends eyes US boost with 'Esports 101' show

Oct. 19, 2018 2:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Esports fans are gathering by the thousands in South Korea this month to watch the world's top League of Legends players show off their skill and expertise. In the United States, the game's publisher is hoping to draw a more casual crowd by starting with an important question: What is...

Martin Scorsese, Africa's flying doctors win awards in Spain

Oct. 19, 2018 2:48 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — American film director Martin Scorsese and Africa's flying doctors are among scientists, mountaineers and intellectuals who received Spain's prestigious Princess of Asturias awards Friday from King Felipe VI. In his acceptance speech in the northern Spanish city of Oviedo, Scorsese says he...

Poland hands over site of future Warsaw Ghetto Museum

Oct. 19, 2018 2:40 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A museum dedicated to the Jews who suffered in the Warsaw Ghetto during Nazi Germany's wartime occupation of Poland came closer to reality Friday with a key handover ceremony. Plans call for the Warsaw Ghetto Museum to be housed in a former children's hospital that was within the...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Oct. 19, 2018 2:21 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts: ___ NOT REAL: Michael Buble to retire from music THE FACTS: The Canadian singer...

Britney Spears returns to Vegas with new residency in 2019

Oct. 19, 2018 1:51 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Britney Spears will return to Las Vegas with a new residency next year. MGM Resorts International on Friday said the pop superstar in February will kick off a series of regularly scheduled shows at Park Theater inside the Park MGM casino-resort on the Las Vegas Strip. Spears in a statement...