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FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 file photo, actor Johnny Depp arrives for the screening of the film Minamata during the 70th International Film Festival Berlin, Berlinale in Berlin, Germany. A British judge on Thursday July 2, 2020, rejected an attempt by tabloid newspaper The Sun to quash a libel suit from Johnny Depp over an article claiming he abused ex-wife Amber Heard. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)

UK judge says Amber Heard can be in court for Depp testimony

Jul. 4, 2020 11:38 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Johnny Depp's lawyers have failed to stop the American actor's ex-wife, Amber Heard, from attending his libel trial against the British tabloid newspaper The Sun until she is called to give evidence. In a court order published on Saturday, trial judge Andrew Nicol said that excluding Heard...

Officer fired for excessive force for slamming man to ground

Jul. 3, 2020 7:29 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi police department fired an officer Friday for using excessive force. Greenville Mayor Errick Simmons and Police Chief Delando Wilson announced the dismissal during a news conference carried on Facebook. News outlets said the firing of the unidentified officer came...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jul. 3, 2020 6:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC's “This Week" — Stephen Hahn, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration; Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego; Miami Mayor Francis Suarez; Judge Lina Hidalgo of Harris County, Texas. ___ NBC's “Meet the Press” —...

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2018, file photo, Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy runs onto the field before the team's NCAA college football game against Iowa State in Stillwater, Okla. Mike Holder, Oklahoma State’s athletic director, said late Thursday, July 2, 2020, an internal review had found “no sign or indication of racism” in the football program under Gundy after a number of players raised concerns. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Oklahoma State's Gundy takes pay cut in wake of T-shirt flap

Jul. 3, 2020 3:01 PM EDT

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy took a $1 million pay cut and had his contract shortened by a year as part of an internal review prompted by sharp criticism from his star running back for wearing a T-shirt promoting a far-right news channel. Athletic director Mike Holder said...

Seattle police subpoena photos, video of protests from media

Jul. 3, 2020 1:08 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Police Department has gone to court to gain access to unpublished media images from the May 30 protests as part of an investigation to identify who allegedly helped set police vehicles on fire and stole firearms from them. The Seattle Times reports the SPD is demanding the...

Billings Gazette employees vote to unionize newsroom

Jul. 3, 2020 9:43 AM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Reporters, copy editors and photographers at the Billings Gazette newspaper in Montana have voted to unionize the newsroom. The Gazette reported that 18 of the 20 eligible staff members voted by mail over a three-week period and all the votes tallied Thursday were in favor of...

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2018, file photo, Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy runs onto the field before the team's NCAA college football game against Iowa State in Stillwater, Okla. Mike Holder, Oklahoma State’s athletic director, said late Thursday, July 2, 2020, an internal review had found “no sign or indication of racism” in the football program under Gundy after a number of players raised concerns. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Oklahoma St finds 'no signs' of racism in football program

Jul. 2, 2020 10:41 PM EDT

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State’s athletic director said late Thursday an internal review had found “no sign or indication of racism” in the football program under coach Mike Gundy after a number of players raised concerns. “We have spent the past couple of weeks...

Journalists, legal observers exempt from orders to disperse

Jul. 2, 2020 10:39 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Some journalists and legal observers will be exempt from Portland police orders requiring protesters to disperse after an unlawful assembly or riot is declared, under a 14-day temporary order issued by a federal judge Thursday. Police also cannot arrest, threaten to arrest or use...

FILE - This Jan. 12, 2012 file photo shows Hugh Downs at the

Hugh Downs, genial presence on TV news and game shows, dies

Jul. 2, 2020 7:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hugh Downs, the genial, versatile broadcaster who became one of television’s most familiar and welcome faces with more than 15,000 hours on news, game and talk shows, has died at age 99. Downs died of natural causes at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona, on Wednesday, said his...

This Feb. 29, 2020 photo provided by Melissa Hernandez shows the Hurricane Oyster Bar and Grill, a popular seafood restaurant known by its acronym

Legal woes for restaurant owner under tax investigation

Jul. 2, 2020 4:17 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The owner of a landmark seafood restaurant in the Florida Panhandle who is the target of a federal tax fraud investigation is facing new felony drunken driving charges and what may become a challenging effort to renew his liquor license later this summer. The new legal problems...