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The Latest: Goodell plans to attend Patriots’ opener

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on the NFL meetings (all times local): 5:55 p.m. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has plans for Thursday night, Sept. 7. Goodell said Tuesday at the NFL owners meetings that he expects to be at the season kickoff in Foxborough when the Patriots play host to an undetermined opponent. Smiling broadly when asked about it, Goodell ... Read More »

Johnson says ‘Baywatch’ is summer’s ‘sexiest, funniest’ pic

LAS VEGAS (AP) — CinemaCon just got a little less dressed. The cast of “Baywatch” took the stage Tuesday afternoon alongside around two dozen scantily clad men and women sporting the classic red bathing suits to preview the film. Star Dwayne Johnson told the audience of theater owners and exhibitors that their movie is going to be the craziest, sexiest, ... Read More »

Worst humanitarian crisis hits as Trump slashes foreign aid

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The world’s largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine, just as President Donald Trump’s proposed foreign aid cuts threaten to pull the United States from its historic role as the world’s top emergency donor. If the deep cuts are approved by Congress and the U.S. ... Read More »

Club operator denies security bypass allowed before shooting

CINCINNATI (AP) — A Cincinnati nightclub operator denies that some patrons were allowed to bypass security checks that included metal-detection wands before a gunbattle erupted, killing one man and injuring 16 other people. Julian “Jay” Rodgers rejected claims that people could pay to avoid the long line to get into the club without being checked. Police estimate 200 people were ... Read More »

Star gymnasts testify at Congress about sex-abuse scandal

Dianne Feinstein, Susan Collins, Dominique Moceanu, Jeanette Antolin, Mattie Larson

WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired star gymnasts testified before Congress on Tuesday that they were sexually abused by a former USA Gymnastics doctor and recommended a bill that requires tougher sex-abuse reporting for Olympic sports. Jamie Dantzscher, a 2000 Olympic bronze medalist, and three-time national champion rhythmic gymnast Jessica Howard recounted their experiences before the Senate Judiciary Committee. They told the ... Read More »

FIFA bans Lionel Messi for 4 World Cup qualifying games

Lionel Messi, Emerson Augusto de Carvalho

GENEVA (AP) — Lionel Messi is banned from Argentina’s next four World Cup qualifying games, dealing a blow to a campaign by the 2014 runner-up that has stuttered without him. Messi’s suspension for “having directed insulting words at an assistant referee” during a home qualifier last week against Chile started on Tuesday, shortly before his teammates played Bolivia in La ... Read More »

Cosby lawyers ask to exclude testimony on other women, pills

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby’s lawyers filed a motion Tuesday to prevent jurors at his upcoming sex-assault trial from hearing the actor admit giving women quaaludes, money or educational funds, saying the testimony would unfairly prejudice them. “The testimony about quaaludes and the alleged provision of money or educational funds is quintessentially the kind of evidence that causes ‘unfair prejudice,'” ... Read More »

Trump’s lawyers: ‘Apprentice’ contestant can’t sue president

NEW YORK (AP) — Republican President Donald Trump’s lawyers say he’s immune while president from defamation claims brought by a former contestant on his reality TV show “The Apprentice” who accused him of unwanted sexual contact. The lawyers said in a state Supreme Court filing Monday they’ll formally ask for a dismissal or a suspension of the January claims by ... Read More »

Sean Spicer tells reporter to ‘stop shaking your head’

Sean Spicer

NEW YORK (AP) — White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told a reporter to “stop shaking your head” during an exchange at his daily press briefing Tuesday. Spicer appeared annoyed by April Ryan, Washington bureau chief for American Urban Radio Networks, when she asked what President Trump’s administration would do to revamp its image following reports of its ties to ... Read More »

Ivanka Trump, Education Secretary DeVos promote STEM careers

Ivanka Trump, Betsy DeVos, Kay Hire, Jack Dailey

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ivanka Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Tuesday exhorted young girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math, saying those fields will provide the jobs and innovation for the future. Their tour of the National Air and Space Museum with a group of middle school students came as the Trump administration proposed further cuts ... Read More »