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Appeals court to hear case of ex-Saints star Smith's killer

Nov. 14, 2018 4:33 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana appellate court is set to hear the case of Cardell Hayes, convicted of manslaughter for fatally shooting retired New Orleans Saints star Will Smith. Hayes insisted he shot Smith in self-defense after Smith grabbed a gun and fired as the two argued following a 2016 traffic...

2015 'Bachelor' star pleads guilty to reduced charge

Nov. 13, 2018 5:54 PM EST

INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (AP) — A farmer who appeared on ABC's "The Bachelor" pleaded guilty Tuesday in a fatal crash last year near his home in northern Iowa. In an agreement with prosecutors, Chris Soules pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of leaving the scene of a serious injury accident. The misdemeanor...

Actress Paz de la Huerta sues Harvey Weinstein, alleges rape

Nov. 13, 2018 5:42 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Paz de la Huerta filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of raping her in 2010 and then embarking on a campaign of harassment that harmed her career. The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court alleges Weinstein raped de la Huerta twice in New...

UK police make arrest in hunt for 'Friends' lookalike thief

Nov. 13, 2018 9:44 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — British police say they have arrested a suspect in their hunt for a shoplifter who bears a striking resemblance to Ross Geller, the character played by David Schwimmer on the TV show "Friends." Facebook users noticed the similarity when police posted surveillance-camera footage last month of...

Egypt's retired soccer star sentenced to 1 year in prison

Nov. 13, 2018 5:20 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court sentenced Mohamed Aboutrika, one of the country's greatest all-time soccer players, to a year in prison for tax evasion while also giving him the option to pay a fine of 20,000 Egyptian pounds, or $1,115, to have the sentence suspended. The verdict, handed down on Monday by...

The Latest: Sheriff: 110 people missing in N. California

Nov. 10, 2018 10:50 PM EST

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea says his department has reports of 110 people still missing in a massive Northern California wildfire that has scorched 164 square miles (425 square kilometers). Honea says he's hopeful...

Ugandan pop star-politician performs 1st show since jailing

Nov. 10, 2018 3:07 PM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan pop star and opposition politician Bobi Wine performed his first concert since he was charged with treason and jailed, a show of defiance Saturday punctuated by anti-government slogans and barbs aimed at the long-time president he is challenging. Thousands of Ugandans...

Rome mayor found not guilty in case of City Hall appointment

Nov. 10, 2018 9:48 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Rome's embattled mayor was found not guilty Saturday of a charge of lying over a City Hall appointment, ending a months-long trial that had threatened her political career. Mayor Virginia Raggi hugged her lawyers after the judge read the verdict finding no crime had been committed in the...

Official: Gunman apparently stopped shooting to post online

Nov. 10, 2018 6:01 AM EST

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities trying to make sense of why a gunman killed 12 people at a Southern California bar are not publicly discussing what they've learned, but at least one Instagram post he made after beginning the massacre has emerged as an early focus. Social media platforms have...

Trial ending for Rome mayor over City Hall hire

Nov. 9, 2018 1:11 PM EST

ROME (AP) — A verdict is expected within hours for Rome's mayor, on trial in the Italian capital for allegedly lying about a City Hall hire. Testimony wrapped up on Friday in the trial of Virginia Raggi from the populist 5-Star Movement, which is also the main coalition party in the national government....