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Attorneys for Patriots owner set to challenge sex video

Apr. 25, 2019 11:17 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft's high-profile attorneys normally don't handle second-degree misdemeanors like soliciting a prostitute, but that's only part of what he needs them to do. Their main job is to make sure the public never sees videos that police say show...

Actor Michael Madsen charged with DUI after SUV hits pole

Apr. 24, 2019 11:47 PM EDT

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors on Wednesday charged Michael Madsen with two misdemeanor counts of drunken driving after the actor drove his SUV into a pole last month. Madsen, 61, has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol within 10 years of another DUI offense and driving with .08%...

Trump to keep fighting opioids 'until our job is done'

Apr. 24, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — President Donald Trump pledged on Wednesday to battle the deadly epidemic of opioid drug abuse "until our job is done," and he claimed progress even though it is unclear whether the crisis has diminished. Trump spoke at an annual conference of health, law enforcement, elected and other...

Cohen says he pleaded guilty to crimes he didn't commit

Apr. 24, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's prison-bound former lawyer told actor Tom Arnold last month that he pleaded guilty to some crimes he didn't commit so his wife wouldn't "get dragged into the mud of this crap." Michael Cohen told Arnold "they had me on campaign finance" for arranging hush-money...

Default judgment against no-show R. Kelly in civil case

Apr. 24, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Cook County judge has entered a default judgment for a woman who sued R. Kelly in February, accusing the singer of sexually abusing her when she was a minor 20 years ago. The Chicago Sun-Times reported Wednesday that the court will enter an amount Kelly should pay next month. It ruled...

Jeweler, Sarah Jessica Parker settle breach-of-contract suit

Apr. 24, 2019 2:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sarah Jessica Parker and a British jeweler have settled a breach-of-contract lawsuit against the actress. Kat Florence Design sued Parker, arguing that she had agreed to promote a collaborative jewelry line of diamonds and other gems for a fee of $7.5 million but failed to live up to the...

The Latest: Trump says he won't stop fighting opioid crisis

Apr. 24, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the opioid epidemic (all times local): 2:15 p.m. President Donald Trump says his administration is using every resource it has to fight the nation's opioid crisis. He says "nothing is going to stop" him from wiping it out. He says his administration has secured $6 billion in...

Cosby renews attacks on trial judge as he seeks bail

Apr. 24, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Imprisoned actor Bill Cosby is renewing attacks on a Pennsylvania trial judge as he seeks bail while he appeals his sex-assault conviction. Lawyers for the 81-year-old Cosby filed a bail motion Wednesday with the state Superior Court. They complained that in the seven months since...

Man who sold coins stolen from Gronk's house gets probation

Apr. 24, 2019 9:19 AM EDT

DEDHAM, Mass. (AP) — A man who pawned rare coins stolen from Rob Gronkowski's home while the now-retired New England Patriots tight end was away to play in the Super Bowl has been placed on two years of probation. Norfolk District Attorney's Office spokesman David Traub says Eric Tyrrell, of Foxborough,...

Brothers sue Jussie Smollett's lawyers, claiming defamation

Apr. 23, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Two brothers who say they helped Jussie Smollett stage a racist and homophobic attack against himself sued the "Empire" actor's attorneys on Tuesday, accusing them of defamation by continuing to insist publicly that the brothers carried out a real, bigoted attack on Smollett despite knowing...