Author Archives: Associated Press

  • Sean Penn's Group Receives Grant to House Haitians

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The Haiti aid group run by Hollywood actor Sean Penn says it has received a $2.25 million grant to help more than 500 families displaced by last year's earthquake move back home. Benjamin Krause from Penn's relief group J/P HRO says the money from the ...

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  • Ga. Board Denies Clemency for Troy Davis

    Update: Click here to read "Ga. High Court Rejects Plea to Stop Davis Execution" Update: Click here to read "Troy Davis Has Much Support, Little Hope" ATLANTA (AP) — Two defense lawyers say Georgia's pardons board has rejected clemency for Troy Davis, who has ...

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  • Artest's Name Change to Metta World Peace Approved

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A court commissioner granted Lakers forward Ron Artest’s request to officially change his name to Metta World Peace on Friday, three weeks after the bid was blocked because Artest had unpaid traffic tickets. Artest, 31, did not attend a brief hearing Friday. ...

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  • Jermaine Jackson Reveals Escape Plan for Michael

    LONDON (AP) — Jermaine Jackson says his family had secretly arranged to fly Michael to Bahrain if the pop icon was found guilty of child molestation. Jermaine was quoted as telling The Times magazine out Saturday that a private jet financed by a friend was on standby to whisk his late ...

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  • Man Gets 97 Years for Shooting Grizzlies Antonio Burks

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 97 years in prison for shooting Memphis Grizzlies guard Antonio Burks. Criminal Court Judge Mark Ward on Thursday sentenced 20-year-old Darquan Lynneral Swift for the July 2009 shooting and attempted robbery during a dice game behind a ...

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  • 11th Circuit Rejects Actor Wesley Snipes’ Appeal

    ATLANTA (AP) — The federal appeals court in Atlanta on Tuesday turned away the latest attempt by actor Wesley Snipes to get his conviction and prison sentence on tax charges overturned. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the appeal by Snipes, who was convicted in 2008 on ...

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  • Serena Williams Tops Ivanovic in US Open 4th Round

    NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams needed just 74 minutes to return to the U.S. Open quarterfinals, beating 2008 French Open champ Ana Ivanovic in straight sets. Williams won 6-3, 6-4 on Monday to move on to face Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in her first major quarterfinal since missing nearly a ...

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  • Hall of Fame Defensive End Lee Roy Selmon Dies

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Lee Roy Selmon, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Hall of Fame defensive end who teamed with his brothers to create a dominant defensive front and helped lead Oklahoma to consecutive national championships, died Sunday — two days after being hospitalized for a stroke. ...

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  • Judge: Prince Should Pay $4M in NY Perfume Lawsuit

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York court says Prince should pay almost $4 million to a perfume company that claimed he hobbled its efforts to market a perfume named for one of his albums. A court referee recommended a roughly $3.95 million award last week. The award would have to be confirmed by ...

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  • DC Mayor’s New Aide Voted in DC But Lived in Md.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The D.C. Board of Elections is investigating Mayor Vincent Gray's new deputy chief of staff for voting in the district last year when she lived in Maryland. The voting irregularities by Andi Pringle were revealed Thursday by activist Dorothy Brizill on the website ...

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