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Michael Avenatti charged with defrauding Stormy Daniels

May. 22, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Avenatti, the attorney who rocketed to fame through his representation of porn star Stormy Daniels in her battles with President Donald Trump, was charged Wednesday with ripping her off. Federal prosecutors in New York City say Avenatti used a doctored document to divert about...

Stewart, Gibbs, Labonte elected to NASCAR Hall of Fame

May. 22, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart headlines a Joe Gibbs Racing trio that has been elected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The three-time Cup Series champion will be inducted alongside car owner Joe Gibbs and former teammate Bobby Labonte. Driver Buddy Baker and mechanic Waddell Wilson were also voted in...

District attorney says Meek Mill should get new trial, judge

May. 22, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's top prosecutor called for a new trial and judge for rapper Meek Mill on Wednesday, saying the former judge who sentenced him "abused its discretion" and has been biased against him. District Attorney Larry Krasner's office filed a brief questioning Common Pleas Court...

Daniel Craig to undergo minor ankle surgery for Bond injury

May. 22, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Bond is out of commission for a few weeks. Star Daniel Craig is undergoing minor ankle surgery after sustaining an injury while filming the 25th installment in the franchise in Jamaica. The news comes Wednesday in a tweet from the official James Bond twitter account. The statement...

3 more parents plead guilty in college admissions scam

May. 22, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A married couple and a California businessman are the latest parents to plead guilty in the sweeping college admissions scam. Gregory and Marcia Abbott and Peter Jan Sartorio entered their pleas Wednesday in Boston federal court. They are among 14 parents who have agreed to admit to...

Report: Pilot saw flash just before Alaska midair collision

May. 22, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A pilot saw a flash on his left side just before his plane collided with another plane in Alaska, killing six people, according to a preliminary accident report released Wednesday. The two planes carrying Alaska cruise ship passengers were returning from a flightseeing tour of...

Garcia Bernal finds Cannes more relaxing as a director

May. 22, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — Gael Garcia Bernal is finding it's a lot more relaxing being at the Cannes Film Festival as a director than as an actor. "As a director everything is done," says Garcia Bernal, whose film "Chicuarotes" is playing as an official selection but out of competition at Cannes. "There's...

MTV star's girlfriend gets new lawyer in Las Vegas case

May. 22, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — "Jersey Shore" star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro's on-again-off-again girlfriend got a new lawyer to defend her on a misdemeanor allegation that she attacked Ortiz-Magro at a Las Vegas club on New Year's Eve. Jennifer Annette Harley made a brief appearance Wednesday before a judge who set another...

Federal prosecutors charge Michael Avenatti with defrauding the client who made him famous: porn star Stormy Daniels

May. 22, 2019 2:25 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors charge Michael Avenatti with defrauding the client who made him famous: porn star Stormy Daniels.

Jury convicts 2 in 2018 robbery of Anchorage credit union

May. 22, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A jury has convicted two men of robbing an Anchorage credit union. Thirty-year-old John Pierce and 46-year-old Michael Wayne Moore were convicted Tuesday in federal court of robbing a Credit Union One branch in March 2018. They face up to 25 years in prison and another seven years...