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Pitbull considering opening SLAM charter school in Baltimore

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 3:41am

The rapper Pitbull may open a charter school in Baltimore.

It's a girl: Japan zoo's star panda baby gets a checkup

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 3:03am

The baby panda who has become an overnight celebrity in Japan is a girl.

Watch ole 'Bandit' run: Fans assemble to mark movie's 40th

Jeff Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 1:37am

They had a long way to go and a short time to get there, but hundreds of fans in Trans Ams have put the hammer down and made it to Atlanta to celebrate the 40th anniversary of "Smokey and the Bandit."

Prosecutors seek to uphold 'Making a Murderer' confession

Todd Richmond and Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 12:01am

The confession of a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" was improperly obtained and he should be retried or released from prison, a three-judge federal appeals panel ruled.

A timeline of events in the Brendan Dassey case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:27pm

A federal appeals panel affirmed a lower court's ruling that Brendan Dassey's confession was improperly obtained in a Wisconsin killing that was the focus of the Netflix series "Making a Murderer." The three-judge panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 Thursday that "no reasonable court" could have confidence that Dassey's confession was voluntary. The state of Wisconsin hinted it would appeal, keeping Dassey behind bars for now.

At Glastonbury, Depp asks about assassinating the president

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 7:15pm

Johnny Depp has asked a crowd at the Glastonbury Festival when was the last time an actor assassinated a president. The remarks came during a segment Thursday in which Depp was speaking about President Donald Trump.

Spokesman: Cosby plans tour to educate youth on misbehavior

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 6:56pm

Bill Cosby will organize a series of town hall meetings to help educate young people about problems their misbehavior could create and other issues, a spokesman for Cosby said.

Bernie Mac, Snoop Dogg to get Hollywood Walk of Fame stars

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 6:05pm

Snoop Dogg, Shonda Rhimes, "Weird Al" Yankovic and late entertainers Bernie Mac and Steve Irwin will be receiving stars on Hollywood's Walk of Fame next year.

Judges: 'Making a Murderer' confession improperly obtained

Todd Richmond and Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 4:57pm

The confession of a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" was improperly obtained and he should be retried or released from prison, a three-judge federal appeals panel ruled Thursday.

Juror: Cosby panel was concerned about 'politics' of case

Joe Mandak and Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 4:49pm

A juror in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial said Thursday that some jurors were concerned that prosecutors waited 10 years to charge him, expressing suspicion that politics had played a role in the case.

A timeline of events in the Brendan Dassey case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 4:46pm

A federal appeals panel on Thursday affirmed a lower court's ruling that Brendan Dassey's confession was improperly obtained in a Wisconsin killing that was the focus of the Netflix series "Making a Murderer." The three-judge panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that "no reasonable court" could have confidence that Dassey's confession was voluntary. The state of Wisconsin hinted it would appeal, keeping Dassey behind bars for now.

The Latest: Bill Cosby spokesman says town halls are planned

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 4:27pm

The Latest on the release of jurors' names in the Bill Cosby sexual assault case (all times local):

George Orwell's son says his father's '1984' was 'prescient'

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 4:07pm

The audience at the opening night on Broadway of a new stage adaptation of George Orwell's dystopian fantasy "1984" will include a special guest — the author's son.

The Latest: Defense will seek to secure Dassey release

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 3:50pm

The Latest on a federal appeals court saying a confession was improperly obtained from Brendan Dassey, one of two defendants in a Wisconsin killing that was the focus of the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" (all times local):

Family: Peter Tosh's son left in coma following jail beating

Josh Cornfield, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 3:07pm

The family of the late reggae icon and marijuana activist Peter Tosh is seeking answers after they say his son was left in a coma following an attack in a New Jersey jail, where he was serving a six-month sentence on pot possession charges.

Man convicted of deadly stabbing after SpongeBob dispute

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 3:07pm

A Pennsylvania man accused of stabbing someone after a confrontation a witness said was sparked by a comparison to SpongeBob SquarePants has been convicted of murder.

Colbert goes to Russia, vows to search for Comey 'tapes'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 2:58pm

Stephen Colbert is on a mission to Russia.

Federal appeals panel upholds ruling that 'Making a Murderer' confession coerced

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 1:55pm

Federal appeals panel upholds ruling that 'Making a Murderer' confession coerced.

In the stars: New John Green novel coming in October

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 12:18pm

John Green fans, mark your calendar.

The song that begat 'Baby Driver,' a quasi-musical on wheels

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:19am

In the jagged grooves and quivering violins of the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion song "Bellbottoms," a young Edgar Wright heard a movie.