Ex-keyboardist for Brian Wilson sentenced on rape charge

CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) — A former keyboardist for Brian Wilson’s band has been sentenced to five years in prison after a jury convicted him of sexually assaulting a 21-year-old woman after a show at an Oklahoma casino. Scott Montgomery Bennett, 51, was convicted in...

Dem senator frustrated by inaction on guns begins filibuster

In this photo taken June 14, 2016, Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., left, confers with Senate Minority Whip Richard Durbin, D-Ill., emerge from a closed-door party caucus on Capitol Hill in Washington. Murphy is launching a filibuster and demanding a vote on gun control measures. The...

Russian athletes, state accused of obstructing drug tests

IOC President Thomas Bach speaks during a ceremony at the Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, June 14, 2016. Rio will host the Olympic games starting on Aug. 5, amid the worst recession to hit Brazil in decades, an outbreak of the Zika virus and the ongoing political...

Russian athletes, state accused of obstructing drug tests

IOC President Thomas Bach speaks during a ceremony at the Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, June 14, 2016. Rio will host the Olympic games starting on Aug. 5, amid the worst recession to hit Brazil in decades, an outbreak of the Zika virus and the ongoing political...

400,000 fans greet Pittsburgh Penguins at Stanley Cup parade

FILE – In this Sunday, June 12, 2016 file photo, Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) poses for photos with commissioner Gary Bettman as he accepts the Conn Smythe Trophy after Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals between the San Jose Sharks and the Penguins...

Thousands gathering for Pittsburgh Penguins victory parade

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Thousands of fans have gathered in downtown Pittsburgh for the 2016 Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins victory parade. The parade is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. Some fans began lining up 12 hours ahead of time. It comes seven years to...

Nigeria central bank floats embattled naira currency

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The Central Bank of Nigeria says it is floating the embattled naira currency, a long-delayed move to control a spiraling crisis in Africa’s biggest economy. Central Bank Gov. Godwin Emefiele says the naira rate will be...

Iranian-British woman held in Iran faces coup charge

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian-British woman detained in Iran faces charges of trying to cause the “soft toppling” of the government, a state-run news agency reported Wednesday, the latest in a series of cases in which dual nationals have been detained since...

Grammys and CBS re-up through 2026 for record 54 years

NEW YORK (AP) — The Grammys and CBS are on track to set a record. The Grammy Awards telecast will air on CBS through 2026, according to a deal announced Wednesday by the network and the Recording Academy, which administers the awards. The deal will keep the Grammys on CBS,...

Boy snatched by gator is presumed dead; Disney beaches close

In the shadow of the Magic Kingdom Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Officers search for the body of a young boy Wednesday, June 15, 2016 after the boy was snatched off the shore and dragged underwater by an alligator Tuesday night at Grand Floridian Resort at Disney World...