• Opening statements expected in trial over Saints star 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) — In a story Dec. 6 about the trial of Cardell Hayes, who is charged in the shooting death of former NFL star Will Smith, The Associated Press reported erroneously that lawyers said a toxicology report indicated Hayes was legally drunk on the night of the shooting. The report said Smith was drunk, not Hayes.

  • Judge dismisses sex charges against ex-Michigan State star

    Mateen Cleaves listens as his lawyer Frank Manley addresses the media after Mateen's case was dismissed Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 at Genesee District Court in Flint, Mich. Judge Cathy Dowd dismissed all charges against former Michigan State basketball star Cleaves, who was accused of sexually assaulting a woman after a charity golf event. (Mark Felix/The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP)

    FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A judge on Monday dismissed all charges against former Michigan State basketball star Mateen Cleaves, who was accused of sexually assaulting a woman after a charity golf event and a visit to a bar in 2015.

  • Man known as Pete Rose’s ex-bookie found dead in his home

    FRANKLIN, Ohio (AP) — A man found dead in his Ohio apartment last month has been identified as a former bookie for baseball hits leader Pete Rose.

  • 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) — Questions to potential jurors Monday in the Will Smith shooting death trial make clear that Louisiana’s “stand your ground” law will be at issue when testimony begins.

  • 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.