• Mel Harris: ‘thirtysomething’ stars remain ‘close’ friends

    In this frame grab from video shot on Nov. 28, 2016, actress Mel Harris is interviewed in New York. Harris says she and her “thirtysomething” co-stars remain close friends. (AP Photo/Lauri Neff)

    NEW YORK (AP) — Almost 30 years since “thirtysomething” went off the air, the now 50-something cast of the drama about a group of American baby boomers remain friends.

  • Jimmy Kimmel to host Academy Awards

    In this March 20, 2014, file photo, television personality and event host Jimmy Kimmel attends the 2nd Annual "Rebels With a Cause" Gala benefiting the USC Center for Applied Molecular Medicine at Paramount Pictures Studios in Los Angeles. The Oscars finally have a host: Kimmel will emcee the 89th Academy Awards. Kimmel will be hosting the show for the first time, the Academy of Motion Pictures announced Monday, Dec. 5, 2016.  (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP, File)

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Oscars finally have a host: Jimmy Kimmel will emcee the 89th Academy Awards.

  • The Latest: Jury selection begins in Saints star’s death

    In this Dec. 9, 2012, file photo, New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith appears before an NFL football game against the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J. The trial for Cardell Hayes charged with second-degree murder in the April 9, 2016, shooting death of Smith begins with jury selection Monday, Dec. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on the Will Smith shooting-death trial (all times local):

  • Standing ovation for Obama at his last Kennedy Center Honors

    Teresa Heinz Kerry, front row, from left, Kennedy Center Honorees Al Pacino, Mavis Staples, Martha Argerich, James Taylor, and Kennedy Center President Deborah Rutter; rear row, from left, Secretary of State John Kerry, Kennedy Center Honorees Joe Walsh, Don Henley, and Timothy Schmit, and David Rubinstein are photographed following the State Department for the Kennedy Center Honors gala dinner, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The longest, loudest standing ovation of the Kennedy Center Honors gala wasn’t reserved for Al Pacino, Mavis Staples or the Eagles. Instead, it went to the man sitting to their left, attending his eighth and most likely his last honors presentation: President Barack Obama.

  • A look at key figures in the Will Smith case

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Trial begins Monday for Cardell Hayes, 29, who has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the April shooting death of former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith. A look at some of the key figures in the case:

  • Jury selection begins in high-profile Saints star’s death

    In this Dec. 9, 2012, file photo, New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith appears before an NFL football game against the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J. The trial for Cardell Hayes charged with second-degree murder in the April 9, 2016, shooting death of Smith begins with jury selection Monday, Dec. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — One car rear-ends another on a Saturday night. People argue. It escalates.

  • Obamas celebrated at their last Kennedy Center Honors

    The 2016 Kennedy Center Honorees, front row, from left, Al Pacino, Mavis Staples, Martha Argerich and James Taylor, back row, from left, Joe Walsh, Don Henley and Timothy Schmit are photographed at the State Department for the Kennedy Center Honors gala dinner, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The longest, loudest standing ovation of the Kennedy Center Honors gala wasn’t reserved for Al Pacino, Mavis Staples or the Eagles. Instead, it went to the man sitting to their left, attending his eighth and most likely his last honors presentation: President Barack Obama.

  • Varner wins Australian PGA Championship; Scott finishes 3rd

    In this May 2, 2016, file photo, Harold Varner III tees off the 18th hole during the final round of the PGA Zurich Classic golf tournament at TPC Louisiana in Avondale, La. Varner held on to win the Australian PGA Championship in Gold Coast, Australia, on Sunday, Dec.4, 2016 by two shots after a roller-coaster last round of 65 that included seven birdies and two bogeys in an entertaining nine-hole stretch at Royal Pines. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

    GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Harold Varner III didn’t really know the protocol, so he filled the Australian PGA Championship trophy with champagne, took a sip and then shared it around.

  • Johnson, Stewart, Earnhardt honored as NASCAR closes 2016

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. speaks during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto racing awards Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jimmie Johnson called winning a record-tying seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup title “insane” Friday night, while Tony Stewart was sent off into retirement and Dale Earnhardt Jr. told his adoring fans at the season-ending banquet that he’ll be ready to race in 2017.

  • Media outlets release tax arrangements made by top players

    MADRID (AP) — A group of European media outlets on Friday published what it claims are details of tax arrangements made by several top soccer players and coaches, including Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil.