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A makeshift memorial honoring former NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant appears outside of Staples center prior to the start of the 62nd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. Bryant died Sunday in a helicopter crash near Calabasas, Calif. He was 41. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Kobe Bryant, 4 others killed in California chopper crash

Jan. 26, 2020 4:33 PM EST

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — NBA legend Kobe Bryant and four others were killed in a helicopter crash in Southern California on Sunday. The chopper went down in Calabasas, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) northwest of downtown Los Angeles. Authorities confirmed that five people died, with no survivors. Bryant,...

FILE - In this April 13, 2016 file photo a giant banner congratulating Kobe Bryant is draped around Staples Center before his last NBA basketball game, a contest against the Utah Jazz, in downtown Los Angeles. Bryant, a five-time NBA champion and a two-time Olympic gold medalist, died in a helicopter crash in California on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. He was 41. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, file)

The Latest: Beyoncé’s 'Homecoming' wins music film Grammy

Jan. 26, 2020 4:32 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the Grammy Awards, being presented Sunday at Los Angeles' Staples Center (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Beyoncé’s “Homecoming” has won the Grammy Award for best music film. The Netflix film weaves together Beyoncé’s 2018 performances at...

From left to right, Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R drivers and team owner Ryan Briscoe, Scott Dixon, Wayne Taylor, Kamui Kobayashi and Renger van der Zande celebrate in Victory Lane after winning the Rolex 24-hour auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

Wayne Taylor obliterates Rolex 24 field without his sons

Jan. 26, 2020 4:22 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Wayne Taylor raised two sons to become world-class sports car drivers. In the biggest event in North America, the recent empty nester proved he's still the man in charge. Wayne Taylor Racing won the prestigious Rolex 24 at Daytona on Sunday for the second consecutive year, the...

Lin-Manuel Miranda, left, and Luis Miranda attend the premiere of

At Sundance, Lin-Manuel Miranda shares the spotlight

Jan. 26, 2020 4:14 PM EST

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Lin-Manuel Miranda knows that, for some, the story of his life is already written. “If I can put it absolutely morbidly, I know that ‘Hamilton’ is the first line in my obituary,” Miranda says with an unusually chipper tone for someone contemplating their...

FILE - In this April 13, 2016 file photo a giant banner congratulating Kobe Bryant is draped around Staples Center before his last NBA basketball game, a contest against the Utah Jazz, in downtown Los Angeles. Bryant, a five-time NBA champion and a two-time Olympic gold medalist, died in a helicopter crash in California on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. He was 41. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, file)

Reaction to the death of retired NBA superstar Kobe Bryant

Jan. 26, 2020 4:13 PM EST

Reaction from the basketball world and beyond on the death of retired NBA superstar Kobe Bryant in a helicopter crash on Sunday at age 41: “Kobe was not only an icon in the sports arena, he was a man of the world and touched so many lives and communities in the most positive ways. His star was continuing...

FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2013 file photo Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant smiles during a media availability before an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards in Washington. The Retired NBA superstar has died in helicopter crash in Southern California, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

AP source: Ex-NBA star Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash

Jan. 26, 2020 4:10 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday. He was 41. Bryant died in a helicopter crash near Calabasas,...

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2015 file photo Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant dunks during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in Los Angeles. Bryant, a five-time NBA champion and a two-time Olympic gold medalist, died in a helicopter crash in California on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. He was 41. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

A look at some of Kobe Byrant's career highlights

Jan. 26, 2020 3:58 PM EST

Here are some of the many highlights of Kobe Bryant’s career. The former Los Angeles Lakers star was killed in a helicopter crash in California on Sunday morning: — 5-time NBA champion (2000-2002, 2009, 2010) — 2-time NBA Finals Most Valuable Player (2009–2010) — NBA MVP (2008)...

Reports: Retired NBA superstar Kobe Bryant has died in helicopter crash in Southern California

Jan. 26, 2020 3:12 PM EST
CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — Reports: Retired NBA superstar Kobe Bryant has died in helicopter crash in Southern California.
Sil Lai Abrams, from back left, director Amy Ziering, director Kirby Dick, Drew Dixon, bottom left, and Sheri Hines pose for a portrait to promote the film

Simmons doc, sans Oprah, receives huge ovation at Sundance

Jan. 26, 2020 2:47 PM EST

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Without Oprah or Apple, the Russell Simmons documentary “On the Record” went ahead with its premiere Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival, where the women who came forward with sexual assault allegations against the hip-hop mogul received one of the festival's most...

Bill Cunningham, a 2020 Dixie's Got Talent contestant, discusses his life as a professional body builder and singer Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 in St. George, Utah.  With movies, championships and a successful career, Cunningham says he owes a lot of his prosperity to the grind of what it takes to become great.

Ex-Mr. Universe turns to singing for Utah talent show

Jan. 26, 2020 1:39 PM EST

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Bill Cunningham doesn't take himself too seriously and that's made all the difference in his immensely successful 84 years of life. "I think the whole idea is not to take life too seriously, the minute you start taking yourself serious and you think you're really at the top of the...