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Judge expected to rule on R Kelly request to fly to Dubai

Mar. 22, 2019 12:10 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago judge is expected to rule on whether to let R. Kelly travel overseas to perform several concerts to help the cash-strapped singer pay legal and other bills as he faces sex-abuse charges. A hearing Friday follows a defense motion saying the 52-year-old singer hopes to do up to five...

R Kelly defense emerges, including saying accusers are lying

Mar. 22, 2019 12:08 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly yelled through tears in a recent TV interview before an audience numbering in the millions, saying he's in a fight for his life to disprove sexual abuse charges. That fight will ultimately be waged in court, with an audience numbering just 12 jurors. While the day lawyers deliver...

Walker, Bridges lead Hornets past Timberwolves, 113-106

Mar. 21, 2019 10:54 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Miles Bridges had plenty of reasons to party. He turned 21 years old, his college team, Michigan State, won its first-round game in the NCAA Tournament and he recorded his first career NBA double-double. So what was the rookie going to do to celebrate? "Go to bed," Bridges said with...

2 hats are better than 1: Mendoza happy with ESPN, Mets role

Mar. 21, 2019 9:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jessica Mendoza has heard the ribbing. An ESPN "Sunday Night Baseball" analyst since 2015, she added a part-time role last month as a New York Mets baseball operations adviser. "OK, you work for the Mets, we can't talk to you anymore," she recalled hearing from teams during her spring...

Mike Mussina's HOF visit a reminder of his excellence

Mar. 21, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Two months after he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, Mike Mussina still had a hard time believing his good fortune. "Gratifying is a good word," Mussina said Thursday after touring baseball's shrine to prepare for his July induction. "I'm an example of someone that didn't...

Fox 2000, arm behind 'Hidden Figures,' to close under Disney

Mar. 21, 2019 7:58 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fox 2000, the specialty unit behind such diverse literary adaptations as "Hidden Figures," ''Love, Simon" and "Life of Pi," is closing shop under the Walt Disney Co. A person familiar with the decision who was not authorized to speak publicly said Thursday that Disney will complete the...

Second-seeded Iowa opens NCAA play against Mercer

Mar. 21, 2019 7:32 PM EDT

For all that Iowa star Megan Gustafson has accomplished, she has yet to win an NCAA Tournament game with the Hawkeyes. Expect that to change on Friday. Gustafson and the second-seeded Hawkeyes (26-6) will open tournament play when they host 15th-seeded Mercer (25-7). Iowa, which won the Big Ten tournament, hasn't...

Florida man pleads guilty to mailing bombs to Trump foes

Mar. 21, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida man pleaded guilty Thursday to sending pipe bombs to CNN and prominent critics of President Donald Trump in a wave of attacks that harmed no one but spread fear of political violence across the U.S. for days leading up to last fall's midterm elections. Cesar Sayoc, 57, shackled at...

Referee's suit against Kentucky radio network dismissed

Mar. 21, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A judge in Kentucky has dismissed a college basketball referee's lawsuit against a radio network, saying the station's criticism is protected by the First Amendment. Veteran official John Higgins sued Kentucky Sports Radio, host Matt Jones and editor Drew Franklin, saying their...

'Thrones' actress Emilia Clarke says she's had 2 aneurysms

Mar. 21, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — "Game of Thrones" actress Emilia Clarke revealed Thursday that she has had two life-threatening aneurysms, and two brain surgeries, since the show began. An unknown actress before landing the role, Clarke had just finished filming her first season as Daenerys Targaryen, the "Mother of...