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  • Sammy Sosa named in lawsuit over holiday rental in Aspen

    ASPEN, Colo. — An Aspen company has sued former Chicago Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa, alleging his company backed out of a contract to rent a house in the ski resort town for $9,500 a day last winter. The Aspen Daily News reported Saturday the suit by a company called MWTK Snowbunny Lane seeks $161,500 from Sosa and his company, Riverhead Homes LLC of Miami. The newspaper says neither Sosa nor a Riverhead representative could be reached for comment. The suit says Riverhead […]

  • Suit challenging Chicago law prohibiting exposed breasts moves forward

    CHICAGO — A federal judge has given a green light to a transgender performance artist’s lawsuit challenging a Chicago ordinance prohibiting women but not men from exposing their breasts in certain public venues. The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin reports the ruling rejects a city request to toss the suit. To prevail, Bea Sullivan-Knoff must still prove at a trial that the ordinance violates her constitutional rights and Illinois law. Last week’s ruling says one legitimate question is whether the ordinance […]

  • Bloomberg donates ‘unprecedented’ $1.8B to Johns Hopkins

    BALTIMORE — Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Sunday he’s donating $1.8 billion to his alma mater, Johns Hopkins University, to boost financial aid for low- and middle-income students. The Baltimore university said the contribution — the largest ever to any education institution in the U.S. — will allow Johns Hopkins to eliminate student loans in financial aid packages starting next fall. The university will instead offer scholarships that don’t have to be repaid. University President Ronald Daniels […]

  • ‘Fantastic Beasts’ flies to top of weekend box office

    LOS ANGELES — “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” crawled, slithered and flew its way to the top of the weekend box office with a $62.2 million opening in the U.S. and Canada, according to studio estimates Sunday. The latest offering from the Harry Potter multiverse fell short of the opening of the first film in the Warner Bros. series, 2016’s “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” which debuted with $74 million in a similar November release and went […]

  • US Sen Nelson concedes to Gov. Scott as Florida recount ends

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson, a Florida political icon whose career highlight may have been a trip on the space shuttle, conceded his bitterly close re-election bid to Republican Rick Scott on Sunday, ceding a razor-thin race to the outgoing governor after a tense and sometimes turbulent recount. Nelson gave up his quest to further his longevity in power after days of acrimony and tense recounting leading to a midday Sunday deadline for Florida’s counties to turn in […]

  • Inmate’s death after ‘altercation’ with staff in Illinois ruled homicide

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The death of an inmate following an “altercation with correctional staff” at Western Illinois Correctional Center in May has been ruled a homicide, according to an autopsy report provided to The Associated Press under a Freedom of Information request. Larry Earvin died from blunt trauma to the chest and abdomen, the death certificate from Clinton County in southern Illinois said. The 65-year-old Earvin sustained 15 rib fractures and two dozen or more abrasions, hemorrhages and lacerations. Surgery […]

  • Man apologizes for shouting ‘Heil Hitler! Heil Trump!’ at Baltimore show

    BALTIMORE — A man who yelled “Heil Hitler! Heil Trump!” at a theater performance of “Fiddler on the Roof” in Baltimore says he’s sorry for the outburst. The Baltimore Sun reports that Anthony M. Derlunas II said in an interview with the newspaper that his comments were “beyond a mistake.” The 58-year-old said he’d been drinking heavily before the show. Derlunas said the classic play set in a Jewish village in czarist Russia reminded him of President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, which […]

  • Obama to speak at foundation’s summit in Chicago

    CHICAGO — Former President Barack Obama, author Dave Eggers and actress and singer Janelle Monae are will be among the speakers at the second Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago. The summit is Sunday and Monday. It brings together young leaders from the foundation’s programs, including Obama Foundation Fellows, Africa Leaders and the Global Girls Alliance. They’ll discuss how people can bring about positive change in their communities and around the world. They also will discuss what’s to come for the […]

  • Death toll rises to 76 in California’s Camp Fire with winds ahead

    CHICO, Calif. — Northern California crews battling the country’s deadliest wildfire in a century were bracing for strong winds Sunday that could erode gains they have made in containing the fearsome blaze, which has killed at least 76 and leveled a town. Even as hundreds of searchers sift through the rubble in the town of Paradise looking for the dead, nearly 1,300 people remain unaccounted for more than a week after the fire sparked in Butte County, Sheriff Kory Honea […]

  • VanVleet, Green, Ibaka lead Raptors to 122-83 rout of Bulls

    CHICAGO — Fred VanVleet scored 18 points, Danny Green added 17 and Serge Ibaka had 16 points and four blocks, sending the short-handed Toronto Raptors to a 122-83 rout of the Chicago Bulls that snapped a three-game losing streak Saturday night. Green went 7 for 7 from the field, including 3 of 3 on 3-pointers. Toronto was minus leading scorer Kawhi Leonard, held out after playing 43 minutes in an overtime loss at Boston on Friday night. Leonard played in […]