• Steve Kerr won’t campaign for Stephen Curry

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    OAKLAND, Calif. — Steve Kerr said he would like for guard Stephen Curry to win the NBA’s Most Valuable Player Award, but the Warriors coach isn’t fond of campaigning for the honor. “I think he deserves it, but I don’t think it’s our job to promote it,” Kerr said Thursday after previously going only as far as to label Curry a leading candidate. “We’re trying to win games. We’ve got to a lot of work to do, so if (Houston general manager) Daryl Morey wants to run his own one-man campaign for James Harden, he can do that. That’s fine. But we’re focused on other stuff.” Morey, after being read the quote on Dan Le Batard’s radio show, said, “OK … I haven’t heard that.

  • AP-CA--California News Digest 6:30 pm, CA

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    Hello! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up in California. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Los Angeles bureau at 213-626-1200, losangeles@ap.org, or to the AP-San Francisco bureau at 415-495-1708, sanfrancisco@ap.org. Andrew Dalton is on the Los Angeles news desk. Olga Rodriguez is on the San Francisco news desk. AP-California News Editor Frank Baker can be reached at 213-626-1200 or fsbaker@ap.org. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All time

  • 'Maya the Bee Movie' has quite a few bugs (C+)

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    There’s much to like about Maya the Bee Movie, which opens March 8 in limited release. The animated film sports a flying heroine who doesn’t wear a tiara or swoon over male insects. Plus, it offers a message about inclusion, with Maya saving the day as a result of her refusal to toe the bee “line” about wicked hornets, unsavory dung beetles and dim army ants. Whether you can make it through all 79 minutes at one sitting is another matter. While parents may struggle with the relentless perkiness of the ever giggling baby bee, little ones may get lost in an overly complex story that would have benefited from judicious pruning.

  • Harrison Ford, hurt in plane crash, had earlier aviation misadventures

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES — Harrison Ford was still recovering from a broken leg when he was in a plane crash on Thursday. While filming “Star Wars: Episode VII” in June, Ford’s left leg was broken in an accident involving the door of the famed Millennium Falcon spaceship. The injury required him to have surgery and go through rehab, causing a two-week hiatus in filming during August. The J.J. Abrams-directed film, in which Ford is reprising his role as Han Solo, wrapped filming last fall and is set for release this December. On screen, the actor has often starred in stunt-heavy adventure films — the “Indiana Jones” franchise, “Blade Runner,” “Air Force One.

  • Old photograph donated to museum archives of northern New Mexico VIPs

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    The three men come to us from a past century, posing in a formal configuration but with somewhat relaxed stances, sporting neckties of a sort in fashion at the time and three-piece suits that might be just a tad rumpled. Their expressions are mostly serious, although one might have just a ghost of a smile playing about his lips. They were movers and shakers in early times of northern New Mexico, and the acquisition of their image on a “carte de visite” taken around the time the Civil War was ending is being celebrated at the Photo Archives of the Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe. “This is very early for photography in New Mexico — very early,” said Daniel Kosharek, curator of the archives, in a news release

  • Air Force veteran who saved orphans in Korean War dies at 97

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Retired Air Force Col. Dean Hess, who helped rescue hundreds of orphans in the Korean War and whose exploits prompted a Hollywood film starring Rock Hudson, has died at age 97. Hess died Monday at his home in Huber Heights, a suburb of Dayton, after a short illness, his son Lawrence Hess said Thursday. Hess, an ordained minister, was a U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel when he helped arrange evacuation of Korean orphans from their country's mainland to safety on a coastal island, according to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. He was a significant figure in Air Force history, and his efforts to help Korean children are a "shining example" of the Air Force's humanitarian airlift capabilities, museum

  • Jury hears closing arguments in 'Blurred Lines' case

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Singers Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams lied about how they crafted the 2013 hit "Blurred Lines" and should be financially punished for using music by Marvin Gaye, a lawyer for the late singer's family told a jury Thursday. An attorney for Williams and Thicke, however, said his clients did nothing wrong in evoking the feeling of Gaye's music, and determining they improperly copied his work would have a chilling effect on musicians and other artists. The dueling portrayals of deceit and creative expression emerged during closing arguments in the copyright infringement case filed by Gaye's children against the contemporary hit-makers.

  • Ellen Pao trial: At Kleiner, business talk turned to porn stars, Playboy

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO — The investigator Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers hired in late 2011 to investigate claims of its women employees being mistreated at the firm took the stand Thursday in the venture capital firm’s high-profile sex discrimination trial. Stephen Hirschfeld, an independent investigator who worked for the venture firm, detailed from the witness stand the complaints brought to him by Ellen Pao, a former Kleiner Perkins associate partner who is suing the firm for gender discrimination and retaliation. Pao worked at the prestigious venture firm from 2005 to 2012; she filed the lawsuit in May 2012 and was fired in October 2012.

  • News briefs from around Tennessee at 1:58 a.m. EST

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A group of Tennessee college students wants a federal court to require the state to accept their school identification cards as valid voter identification. The out-of-state students attending Fisk University and Tennessee State University say in the lawsuit filed in Nashville on Wednesday they would like to vote in Tennessee but lack proper ID. Tennessee will not accept identification cards from other states nor will it accept student identification cards from Tennessee colleges and universities. The students say the voter ID law is unconstitutional, violating the students' right to vote and their right to equal protection.

  • Movie review: 'Chappie'

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    If you can’t go home again, at least you can have a bit of fun trying to get there. That’s the lesson from Chappie, South African director Neill Blomkamp’s return to his native country after the misfire that was his big Hollywood film, Elysium, two years ago. His 2009 debut, District 9, was a sharply-drawn sci-fi metaphor about apartheid and now, with the less satisfying but often entertaining Chappie, he’s back in his chaotic hometown of Johannesburg. This time around, instead of the aliens coming from the sky, they come from within us. Deon Wilson (Dev Patel) is a young engineer for Tetra Vaal, a robotics company, who has developed a fleet of nimble robot police who are incorruptible, almost indestructible, im

  • Movie review: 'These Final Hours'

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    The low-budget Australian apocalyptic drama These Final Hours has such a terrific start — an adrenaline rush of panic and dread as a huge asteroid colliding with the Earth sends a wall of fire around the planet. It’s a shame the movie peters out about halfway though and dead-ends with an unsatisfactory finale. It takes place in Perth, often billed as “the most isolated metropolis in the world,” and its sun-blanched suburbia makes for the perfect setting for a film about mankind’s end. Nathan Phillips (the TV series The Bridge) is a guy with no particular ambition who just wants to spend his last moments partying with friends and his girlfriend in a rave-style bacchanalia.

  • Lawsuit alleges Nashville center Ribeiro assaulted nanny

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Ribeiro's former nanny in Texas is suing the Predators center for assaulting her and his wife for threatening her in 2012. The lawsuit contains no specific details except alleging Ribeiro caused "body injury" when he acted "intentionally, knowingly and recklessly." Her attorney Larry Friedman told The Associated Press on Thursday that his client was sexually assaulted by Ribeiro soon after she had graduated from high school, though she did not immediately go to authorities because she was "terrified." "My client was and is a young girl, and no young girl should be subjected to that kind of behavior, the kind of conduct by an adult that she's complaining about," Friedman said.

  • AP source: Harrison Ford crash-lands small plane on Los Angeles golf course

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — AP source: Harrison Ford crash-lands small plane on Los Angeles golf course.

  • Hall and Oates sue over granola-maker's Haulin' Oats cereal

    Yesterday

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hall and Oates are saying "no can do" to a granola-maker's Haulin' Oats cereal. The pop music duo has sued Brooklyn-based Early Bird Foods & Co. in federal court, accusing the company of violating trademark protections with its "phonetic play" on Daryl Hall and John Oates' names. The suit called it "an effort to trade off of the fame and notoriety" associated with the duo. In an email sent Thursday, Early Bird Foods owner Nekisia Davis said she had no comment, "Except 'Say it isn't so,'" — an apparent reference to a 1983 recording by Hall and Oates with that title. The company's website describes it as a small operation located in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn.

  • Odessa American, Texas, Nathaniel Miller column

    Yesterday

    Erik Prado was one of the many people in Odessa saddened to learn that Yana’s 615 was closing after Ana Sadeghzadeh, the owner of 21 years, decided to close the restaurant to retire. So on the last day the business was open, Prado went to pick up his favorite dish — spinach lasagna — when Sadeghzadeh made him an offer: buy the restaurant. Of course, Prado said he was taken by surprise. The culinary trained chef had only worked once in the restaurant for three hours when his girlfriend, a waitress at Yana’s, asked him to help fill in for the lunch hour. Currently, he is the owner of the Rooster's Rolling Diner food truck — which offers Asian fusion cuisine.

  • Man accused of posing as actor pleads guilty to child porn

    Yesterday

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A man accused of posing as an actor from the "Twilight" movies to entice girls in Iowa has pleaded guilty to federal possession of child pornography charges. U.S. Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt says 33-year-old David LaVera, of San Diego, entered his plea deal Thursday. It calls for 63 months in federal prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release. An attorney for LaVera didn't immediately respond to a message seeking comment. In his plea deal, LaVera said he knowingly possessed child pornography that he had produced in Newton, Iowa, using a hidden camera. Authorities say LaVera posed as Kiowa Gordon, an actor in the "Twilight" movie series, and visited two Newton schools last year.

  • Coleman Theatre to present double-feature

    Yesterday

    MIAMI — Dennis James will bring the “Mighty Wurlitzer” pipe organ to life for a double-feature silent movie presentation Saturday at the Coleman Theatre Beautiful in downtown Miami. James will present a pair of one-hour silent movies from 1915 – “The Cheat” and “A Fool There Was” – which were considered scandalous, sex-themed features in their day, but are quite tame by modern standards. Both films will be shown at each performance. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for students and children. “The Cheat” is an American silent drama film directed by Cecil B. DeMille starring Fannie Ward, Sessue Hayakawa and Jack Dean, Wa

  • BRIEF: Comedy, TV star Dave Chappelle coming to El Paso

    Yesterday

    Popular comedian Dave Chappelle is coming to El Paso. The entertainer and actor is set to perform at 7 p.m. March 31 in the Abraham Chavez Theatre in Downtown El Paso, Live Nation officials announced today. Tickets, which will cost $57.50, will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday and will be available at the Plaza Theatre Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000 or online at ticketmaster.com. The comedy star, screenwriter, television and film producer began his film career in 1993 as Ahchoo in the Mel Brooks movie "Robin Hood: Men in Tights." He then landed minor roles the box-office hits "The Nutty Professor," "Con Air" and "Blue Streak." His first lead role was in the 1998 comedy film "Half Baked," whic

  • 'Chappie' is expected to lead slow weekend at box office

    Yesterday

    LOS ANGELES — Sci-fi film “Chappie” is on track to top a slow weekend at the box office. The Sony Pictures film could make between $14 million and $20 million, according to people familiar with pre-release audience surveys. That would put it ahead of fellow newcomers 20th Century Fox’s “Unfinished Business” and Fox Searchlight’s “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.” The futuristic film, from writer-director Neill Blomkamp (“District 9”), follows Chappie (Sharlto Copley), a robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. It co-stars Ninja and Yo-Landi Visser (the South African hip-hop duo known as Die Antwoord), Dev Patel, Sigourney Weaver and Hugh Jackman.

  • Prosecutors: No criminal charge for NASCAR driver Kurt Busch

    Yesterday

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — NASCAR driver Kurt Busch will not face criminal charges over claims by his ex-girlfriend that he smashed her head into a bedroom wall and choked her, Delaware prosecutors said Thursday. The decision by the state attorney general's office ends the criminal investigation of Busch, known in NASCAR circles as "The Outlaw," over allegations by Patricia Driscoll, whom Busch's attorneys portrayed as a scorned woman who tried to destroy Busch's career after he ended their relationship. State prosecutors said there was not enough evidence to bring criminal charges.




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