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Ex-NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. convicted of rape

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Former NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. — the son of a Hall of Famer who himself earned more than $40 million during his career — has been convicted of raping a 58-year-old homeless woman last year in his picturesque beach community of Encinitas, north of San Diego. A jury returned the…

Gwyneth Paltrow

Utah ski resort wants out of lawsuit against Gwyneth Paltrow

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — A Utah ski resort where Gwyneth Paltrow is accused of crashing into and injuring a skier asked Monday to be dismissed from a lawsuit, contending the dispute should be settled between the Oscar-winning actress and the alleged victim. Deer Valley Resort is shielded from responsibilities for skiing collisions under a…

Kim Goldman

Brother’s death steered Kim Goldman toward life of service

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ron Goldman was not just Kim Goldman’s big brother. He was her hero and protector, the guy who pulled a terrified teenager from a devastating car wreck 34 years ago and rode to the hospital in the ambulance with her. The person every guy had to go through if they wanted…

Prince Philip marks 98th birthday in private

LONDON (AP) — Senior royals are congratulating Prince Philip as the husband of Queen Elizabeth II celebrates his 98th birthday in private. In a tweet Monday, the royal family wished Philip “a very happy” birthday. The British Army plans to fire gun salutes in Philip’s honor. The Army tweeted that it is “determined to make…

Ali Stroker

Tony highlights: A historic win and a strong night for women

NEW YORK (AP) — When effervescent actress Ali Stroker came onstage to accept her historic trophy as the first actor in a wheelchair to win a Tony, it wasn’t just the feel-good moment of the night. It may have been one of the most joyous Tony moments in years. The crowd jumped to its feet…

‘Hadestown’ captures 8 Tony Awards, including best musical

NEW YORK (AP) — “Hadestown,” the brooding musical about the underworld, had a heavenly night at the Tony Awards, winning eight trophies Sunday, including best new musical and handing a rare win for a female director of a musical. Playwright Jez Butterworth’s “The Ferryman” was crowned best play. In the four lead actor and actress…

Billy Porter

The Latest: ‘Hadestown’ wins Tony Award for best new musical

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Tony Awards (all times local): 11:10 p.m. “Hadestown,” the brooding musical about the underworld, has reason to smile broadly: It’s the best new musical Tony Award winner. Singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell’s folk-opera intertwines the myths of Orpheus and Eurydice, and Hades and Persephone. It marks Mitchell’s Broadway debut.…

Katherine Schwarzenegger, Chris Pratt

Chris Pratt, Katherine Schwarzenegger announce marriage

Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger were married over the weekend in a ceremony that the “Guardians of the Galaxy” actor called “intimate, moving and emotional.” Pratt announced the nuptials Sunday in an Instagram post accompanied by a photo of the couple walking hand-in-hand. He said they were married Saturday “in front of God, our families…

Elvis Andrus, Adrian Beltre,

Hanging up No. 29: Rangers retire Adrián Beltré’s jersey

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Adrián Beltré got one more tap on the top of the head from Elvis Andrus, and a visit by the person who brought the four-time All-Star third baseman up to the major leagues as a teenager. The Rangers retired Beltré’s No. 29 jersey on Saturday night after he spent the last…

Thousands pour into Colombia as Venezuela reopens border

CÚCUTA, Colombia (AP) — Thousands of people crossed into Colombia on Saturday to buy food and medicine after Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro reopened a border between the countries that had been shut down for the past four months. Long lines of Venezuelans stood at two international bridges near the city of Cúcuta waiting to have…