Hugh Grant says he got ‘enormous sum’ to settle suit against The Sun tabloid

LONDON — LONDON (AP) — Hugh Grant accepted “an enormous sum of money” to settle a lawsuit accusing The Sun tabloid of unlawfully tapping his phone, bugging his car and breaking into his home to snoop on him, the actor said Wednesday after the agreement was announced in court. Grant said he reluctantly settled because … Read more

Family of Nigerian businessman killed in California helicopter crash sues charter company

LOS ANGELES — The family of a Nigerian business leader who died in a Southern California helicopter crash that killed five others in February filed a lawsuit Wednesday claiming the flight should have been grounded because of treacherous weather. Relatives of Abimbola Ogunbanjo, the former chair of the Nigerian stock exchange, allege in the court … Read more

Driver pleads guilty to reduced charge in Vermont crash that killed actor Treat Williams

BENNINGTON, Vt. — A Vermont man on Friday pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of negligent driving with death resulting in the June crash that killed actor Treat Williams. Ryan Koss, 35, who knew Williams, was given a one-year deferred sentence and as part of his probation will have his driving license revoked for a … Read more

‘Iron Man’ pilots race in jet suits against a backdrop of Dubai skyscrapers

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Pilots lined up on a runway in Dubai on Wednesday and fired up their seven jet engines with an ear-splitting roar. But they weren’t preparing to fly an airplane — they were the aircraft. This city-state in the United Arab Emirates, known for being home to the world’s tallest building … Read more

Kenya mourns as marathon world record-holder Kelvin Kiptum is given a state funeral

NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenya’s world marathon record holder Kelvin Kiptum was given a state funeral Friday following his death in car crash earlier this month, as many Kenyans urged the government to do more to protect the country’s famous athletes. Hundreds of dignitaries — from Kenyan President William Ruto to Sebastian Coe, head of World … Read more

Paul McCartney’s stolen bass is found after more than 50 years

LONDON — LONDON (AP) — Paul McCartney no longer gently weeps for his original bass guitar. A five-year search by the manufacturer of the instrument that was aided by a husband-and-wife team of journalists helped reunite The Beatles star with the distinctive violin-shaped 1961 electric Höfner that went missing a half century ago and is … Read more

The wife of a famed Tennessee sheriff died in a 1967 unsolved shooting. Agents just exhumed her body

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Authorities have exhumed the body of the wife of a famed former Tennessee sheriff more than a half-century after she was fatally shot in a still-unsolved killing. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation confirmed that it oversaw the exhumation of the body of Pauline Pusser on Thursday at Adamsville Cemetery. She was killed … Read more

Herbert Coward, known for Toothless Man role in ‘Deliverance,’ dies in North Carolina highway crash

Authorities say Herbert Coward, known for his “Toothless Man” role in the movie “Deliverance,” has died in a crash on a western North Carolina highway Herbert Coward, known for his “Toothless Man” role in the movie “Deliverance,” died Wednesday in a crash on a western North Carolina highway, according to authorities. He was 85. The … Read more

Former ESPN sportscaster ejected from RV crash onto busy Southern California freeway and survives

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. — Former ESPN sportscaster Cordell Patrick was ejected from an RV crash onto a busy Southern California freeway this week and lived to tell about it. Covered in bandages, Patrick described the experience in hospital-bed interviews with Los Angeles-area TV news stations as he recovered from multiple broken bones. “It was a … Read more

Wrestler Hulk Hogan helps rescue teenage girl trapped after Florida car crash

TAMPA, Fla. — Retired wrestler Hulk Hogan and a friend rescued a teenage girl who was trapped in an overturned vehicle after a crash in Florida, according to Hogan’s social media posts. Hogan said on the social media platform X that he used a ball point pen to puncture the car’s airbag and free the … Read more