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Threats against Wisconsin schools found not credible

Dec. 11, 2019 7:39 PM EST

MIDDLETON, Wis. (AP) — Classes are set to resume Thursday after two high schools in the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District were closed because of threats made on social media. The district says the threats were found not to be credible. No new threats have emerged. District administrators say...

Eastwood on 'Richard Jewell,' criticism and finding stories

Dec. 11, 2019 7:36 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For his film "Richard Jewell," Clint Eastwood takes aim at the media and federal investigators for what he sees as a rush to judgment after the 1996 Atlanta Olympics bombing. The 89-year-old director calls security guard Richard Jewell's story "a great American tragedy," one he's been...

Report: Colorado officer keeps job after drinking on duty

Dec. 11, 2019 7:29 PM EST

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A TV station says a suburban Denver police officer remains on the job after he was found passed out in a department vehicle after drinking on duty. Citing an internal police investigation, KCNC-TV reported Tuesday that Aurora Officer Nate Meier was discovered unconscious and...

Texan gets 30-year prison term for terrorism-related counts

Dec. 11, 2019 7:28 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — A North Texas man has been sentenced to 30 years in a U.S. prison after he was convicted of sharing online messages promoting terrorism and lying to investigators. Federal prosecutors in Dallas on Wednesday announced the sentencing of 42-year-old Said Azzam Mohamad Rahim. He was convicted ...

Reese Witherspoon honored at Women in Entertainment gala

Dec. 11, 2019 7:22 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reese Witherspoon remembered when she met with several film production studios in 2011 to ask them how many movies were being developed for women. The studios’ responses nearly floored her. “Of all the major seven studios, the answer was one,” Witherspoon said after...

Florida deputy fired for slamming teen's head into pavement

Dec. 11, 2019 6:32 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida deputy has been fired after cellphone video showed him violently slamming a teen's head into the pavement and punching him moments after the teen was pepper-sprayed. An internal investigation recommended that Deputy Christopher Krickovich be exonerated, but Broward...

Kim Kardashian West sues doctor over 'Vampire Facial'

Dec. 11, 2019 6:28 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Reality TV star and businesswoman Kim Kardashian West is suing an Alabama doctor over claims he wrongly used her image to promote a medical procedure called a “Vampire Facial." West filed suit Tuesday in Los Angeles against Dr. Charles Runels of coastal Fairhope, Alabama....

Sinclair dumping former Trump aide Epshteyn's commentaries

Dec. 11, 2019 5:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Sinclair group of local television stations said Wednesday it is dropping its commentary segments featuring Boris Epshteyn, former aide to President Donald Trump, in favor of a greater emphasis on local investigative journalism. Epshteyn's pro-Trump commentaries, sent by the Sinclair...

Ryan Reynolds says he related to Peloton actress' plight

Dec. 11, 2019 5:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Ryan Reynolds says he relates to the social media criticism heaped on the Peloton ad actress. In fact, that feeling led him to hire her for a commercial promoting his gin company. Reynolds spoke Tuesday about the uproar while promoting his new action flick, the Michael Bay-directed...

A$AP Rocky to perform in Stockholm months after conviction

Dec. 11, 2019 5:04 PM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A$AP Rocky is back in Sweden. The American rapper performed Wednesday evening, four months after he was convicted of assault for a violent street brawl. The curtain raised at Stockholm's Ericsson Globe arena to the sight of a stage-wide metal cage enclosing male dancers. They attempted to...