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Paul Walker's brothers open to 'Fast' franchise return

Aug. 15, 2018 8:15 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly five years after Paul Walker's death, his brothers say they're open to playing his character again in the "Fast and Furious" franchise. Producers asked Caleb and Cody Walker to fill in for their brother and help complete "Furious 7" after he died in a fiery off-set car crash in...

Rape case dropped against Broncos defensive end Adam Gotsis

Aug. 15, 2018 7:16 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors in Atlanta are dismissing a rape case against Denver Broncos defensive end Adam Gotsis that stemmed from an alleged assault more than five years ago while he was at Georgia Tech. Fulton County District Attorney Paul L. Howard Jr. said in a statement Wednesday that "after...

Woman who served time for abusing baby now charged in death

Aug. 15, 2018 7:12 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina grand jury has indicted a woman who served time for abusing an infant and is now charged with murder after the baby's death. WRAL-TV in Raleigh reports a Wake County grand jury indicted 34-year-old Sharon Helen Hayes Monday on a murder charge. Wake County Assistant...

Suspect says smashing Trump's star was 'right and just act'

Aug. 15, 2018 4:55 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The man accused of smashing President Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame called it a "rightful and just act." Austin Clay pleaded not guilty to a felony vandalism charge Wednesday in Los Angeles. Prosecutors say Clay took a pickax to Trump's star on Hollywood Boulevard on...

John Lennon's killer is up for parole for 10th time

Aug. 15, 2018 4:04 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The man who killed John Lennon is up for parole again. Mark David Chapman is scheduled to go before New York's parole board next week, in what will be his 10th attempt to win release. A decision is expected within two weeks of the parole hearing. The now 63-year-old Chapman is serving...

Father-daughter team use YouTube to spread autism awareness

Aug. 15, 2018 3:24 PM EDT

VINELAND, N.J. (AP) — When Miguel Figueroa saw how his daughter, Illiana, was into watching people's shows on YouTube, he suggested she do one of her own, but was shocked when Illiana told him she couldn't. Why? Because she has autism. "I didn't know where this was coming from. I started thinking maybe...

Diamond won't let Parkinson's slow him down, talks new DVD

Aug. 15, 2018 3:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Diamond may have retired from the road due to Parkinson's disease, but he said he's working hard to get back onstage. "Well, I'm doing pretty well. I'm active. I take my meds. I do my workouts. I'm in pretty good shape. I'm feeling good. I want to stay productive. I still have my...

Black Americans aren't buying Omarosa's turn against Trump

Aug. 15, 2018 2:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, Omarosa Manigault Newman stood at Donald Trump's side, making her deeply unpopular with African-Americans who see her as a sellout for aligning herself with a president who has hurled one insult after another at black people. Her falling out with Trump and her decision to call...

No domestic charges filed against Lindsay Lohan's stepmother

Aug. 15, 2018 12:18 PM EDT

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Florida prosecutors have decided not to file domestic battery charges against the stepmother of actress Lindsay Lohan. Kate Major Lohan was arrested July 26 after her husband told Boca Raton police that she threw a glass candleholder at him during a fight over a cellphone. Michael...

Vigil held at Detroit church for Aretha Franklin

Aug. 15, 2018 11:52 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — People are praying for Aretha Franklin in the Detroit church where her father was once a pastor. The special vigil at New Bethel Baptist Church began before dawn Wednesday. The prayers come one day after Stevie Wonder visited the ailing Queen of Soul at her home. Franklin's ex-husband, actor...