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Prosecutors seek to uphold 'Making a Murderer' confession

Todd Richmond and Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 10:18am

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.

University of Missouri revokes Cosby's honorary degree

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 10:18am

The University of Missouri's Board of Curators has voted unanimously to revoke an honorary degree it granted to Bill Cosby.

Olivia Wilde on totalitarianism, babies and split lips

John Carucci, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 9:54am

As an actress, Olivia Wilde has lots of reasons why making her Broadway debut in George Orwell's dystopian thriller "1984" is special. As a mother, she has just two: her young children.

Depp's 'assassin' comments the latest in celebrity anger

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 9:24am

Johnny Depp has sparked controversy for joking about assassinating Donald Trump during an appearance at a large festival in Britain, the latest example of artists using violent imagery when dealing with the president.

Lionel Richie: Tour with Mariah Carey will be 'camp city'

Mike Cidoni Lennox, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 8:41am

Lionel Richie is welcoming full diva behavior from Mariah Carey when she joins his "All the Hits " tour next month.

NY-based Sloop Clearwater cancels voyage to Washington, DC

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 7:30am

The Sloop Clearwater has had to cancel its scheduled voyage to Washington, D.C., to lobby on environmental matters because of rough conditions on the Atlantic Ocean.

Watch ole 'Bandit' run: Fans ride to Georgia for film's 40th

Jeff Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 6:32am

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."

Billy Joel returning to NY hometown to speak at graduation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 6:03am

Fifty years after he finished short by one English class credit from graduating high school, Billy Joel is returning to his Long Island hometown to speak at this weekend's commencement ceremony.

Pitbull considering opening SLAM charter school in Baltimore

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 4:52am

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.

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.

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.