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Patriots safety Chung indicted on cocaine possession charge

Aug. 22, 2019 11:16 PM EDT

LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — New England Patriots safety Patrick Chung has been indicted in New Hampshire on a charge of cocaine possession, according to court paperwork released Thursday. A Belknap County grand jury indicted the 32-year-old Chung on Aug. 8. Members of the Meredith, New Hampshire, police...

Women, late-in-life new authors expand Japanese literature

Aug. 22, 2019 10:00 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The works recognized this summer by one of Japan's most coveted literary awards, the Naoki Prize, have something new in common: For the first time in 85 years, all six of the nominated authors are women. Japan is home to what many consider the world's first novel, "The Tale of Genji," written...

Fans choose sides in the 'Chicken Sandwich War' of our time

Aug. 22, 2019 9:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A nation already polarized finds itself divided once again, but this time politics isn't at the heart of it: The blame lies squarely on a fried piece of poultry. People are choosing sides and beefing over chicken, thanks to Popeyes' release of its crispy chicken sandwich and the social...

Men arrested after using open houses to rob celeb's homes

Aug. 22, 2019 9:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors say two men in Los Angeles were arrested after using open houses to rob homes of celebrities, including singers Usher and Adam Lambert. The Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said Thursday that 32-year-old realtor Jason Emil Yaselli and 33-year-old Benjamin...

Judge confirms TV rights payment to Nats in Orioles dispute

Aug. 22, 2019 9:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has confirmed an arbitration decision from baseball executives ordering the Washington Nationals to be paid $296.8 million by the cable network they jointly own with the Baltimore Orioles for their television rights from 2012-16. The Orioles and Nationals jointly own the...

India's 'patriotism pop' songs urge Hindus to claim Kashmir

Aug. 22, 2019 8:39 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The music videos began appearing on social media within hours of the announcement by India's Hindu nationalist-led government that it was stripping statehood from the disputed region of Kashmir that had been in place for decades. The songs delivered a message to India's 250 million YouTube...

Manslaughter case continues against Mexican actor Pablo Lyle

Aug. 22, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A manslaughter case against Mexican actor Pablo Lyle will move forward after a Florida judge refused to dismiss it under the state's "stand your ground" self-defense law. The Miami Herald reports that Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Alan Fine made his ruling Thursday, meaning the case will be tried...

Sarah Sanders heads to Fox News as a contributor

Aug. 22, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, long an ardent defender of President Donald Trump, is joining the broadcast organization long favored by the first viewer. Fox News says Sanders has been hired to provide political commentary and analysis across all its properties, including...

Texas county cuts ties with 'Live PD' police TV show

Aug. 22, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

GEORGETOWN, Texas (AP) — A television production company behind a law enforcement reality TV show is no longer welcome to film in a Texas county after prosecutors and attorneys complained about a lack of access to potential evidence gathered by film crews. Williamson County commissioners on Tuesday voted...

Peppa Pig to get new owner: GI Joe maker Hasbro

Aug. 22, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hasbro is going whole hog on Peppa Pig. The maker of Monopoly and GI Joe will pay about $4 billion to buy Entertainment One Ltd., a British entertainment company that produces "Peppa Pig," ''PJ Masks" and other animated shows for preschoolers. "Peppa Pig," which stars a pink cartoon pig...