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Jury recommends death penalty for 'Boy Next Door Killer'

Oct. 18, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles jury recommended the death penalty Friday for a man dubbed "The Boy Next Door Killer" after he was found guilty of two murders and an attempted murder. The victims of Michael Gargiulo, 43, included 22-year-old Ashley Ellerin, who was killed on a night in 2001 when she had...

Tommy Tolles lead PGA Tour Champions playoff opener

Oct. 18, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Tommy Tolles closed with a birdie for a 7-under 65 and the first-round lead Friday in the Dominion Energy Charity Classic, the first of three tournaments in the Charles Schwab Cup playoffs. The 52-year-old Tolles had seven birdies in the bogey-free round at The Country Club of...

The Latest: Jury recommends death for 'Boy Next Door Killer'

Oct. 18, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a jury's sentencing recommendation for a man dubbed "The Boy Next Door Killer" in California. (all times local): ___ 1:50 p.m. A Los Angeles jury has recommended the death sentence for a man dubbed "The Boy Next Door Killer." One victim of 43-year-old Michael Gargiulo was...

Jane Fonda returns to civil disobedience for climate change

Oct. 18, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Inspired by the climate activism of a Swedish teenager, Jane Fonda said Friday that she is returning to civil disobedience nearly a half-century after she was last arrested at a protest. Fonda, known for her opposition to the Vietnam War, was one of 17 climate protesters arrested Friday...

'Maude' co-star, character actor Bill Macy dies at 97

Oct. 18, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bill Macy, the character actor whose hangdog expression was a perfect match for his role as the long-suffering foil to Bea Arthur's unyielding feminist on the daring 1970s sitcom "Maude," has died. He was 97. Macy died Thursday night in Los Angeles, his friend Matt Beckoff said Friday....

Lady Gaga falls off stage while dancing with fan

Oct. 18, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga is recovering after falling off the stage while dancing with a fan at a concert. During her Las Vegas show Thursday night, the pop star invited a fan onstage who picked her up and lost balance. Both plunged to the floor as a result. Moments after the fall, Gaga was back onstage...

Jury reaches decision on sentence for 'Boy Next Door Killer'

Oct. 18, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles jury has decided whether a man prosecutors have dubbed "The Boy Next Door Killer" will get a sentence of death or life in prison for the killings of two women and the attempted murder of a third. The jury's decision in the case of 43-year-old Michael Gargiulo will be read...

Dennis Rodman denies slapping guest at Florida party

Oct. 18, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dennis Rodman is pleading not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of slapping a man who was celebrating the former NBA star's birthday at a Florida bar last May. Rodman's attorney Lorne Berkeley denies the accusation and says an investigation will exonerate the retired player. Delray...

Utah soccer star overcomes challenges as openly gay athlete

Oct. 18, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Carly Nelson loves everything about her goalkeeper's job description for the Utah women's soccer team, including the pressure of keeping opponents from scoring, having a unique view of the field and directing the defenders in front of her. "And, of course," she said, "wearing the...

Shaq donates a year's rent to a paralyzed Atlanta boy

Oct. 18, 2019 9:51 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal has donated a year's rent in a new home to an Atlanta woman whose 12-year-old son was paralyzed in a shooting at a football game. O'Neal tells WXIA-TV that Isaiah Payton's family had been living in a one-bedroom apartment that wasn't accessible for...