• The Latest: Supreme Court says Alabama execution can proceed

    This undated photo provided by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows Ronald Bert Smith Jr.. Smith, who is scheduled to be executed Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 for the 1994 slaying of Huntsville store clerk Casey Wilson, is asking the governor to stop his execution because a judge imposed a death sentence over the jury's 7-5 recommendation of life imprisonment.  (Alabama Department of Corrections via AP, File)

    ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the scheduled execution of an Alabama inmate (all times local):

    Updated: 10:17 pm

  • 10 Things to Know for Friday

    In this Nov. 6, 2016 photo, a dead dog lies outside deteriorated government-built homes, put up during former President Hugo Chavez's presidency, painted in Venezuela's flag colors in Punta de Araya, Sucre state, Venezuela. The homes sit in an abandoned area located between turf controlled by the Marval fishing family and rival clan "Los Betas" that the Marvals call pirates. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:

  • Defendant’s pal: Will Smith attacked my friend after crash

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anger and anguish were evident in a New Orleans courtroom Thursday as a friend of the man on trial for killing retired Saints star Will Smith repeatedly insisted that Smith and his friends were the aggressors following an April 9 traffic crash that was followed by heated words and multiple gunshots.

  • Extreme Wyoming cold frosts even Moscow Ballet

    CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — It got so cold in Wyoming, even the Moscow Ballet couldn’t move.

  • Matt Czuchry: The ‘Gilmore Girls’ ending seems perfect to me

    In this March 7, 2015 file photo, Matt Czuchry arrives at the 32nd Annual Paleyfest: "The Good Wife" in Los Angeles. Czuchry stars in the four-part series, "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life" on Netflix. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

    NEW YORK (AP) — “Gilmore Girls” fans finally got what they’ve been waiting for when four new episodes of the series were released on Netflix two weeks ago.

  • Katie Holmes probes mom-daughter bond in directorial debut

    Katie Holmes attends a special screening of "All We Had," hosted by The Cinema Society and Ruffino, at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Katie Holmes is a single mom raising a daughter and that’s the subject of her feature film directorial debut, “All We Had.”

  • Lawsuit: NBA players teamed up for Chelsea nightclub assault

    Jasmine Besiso and her boyfriend, Myrone Powell, listen, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, as their lawyer announces a lawsuit against Sacramento Kings players Matt Barnes and DeMarcus Cousins after an altercation at a New York nightclub on Monday, Dec. 5. Their attorney announced Thursday that they'll rely on videotapes, medical reports and the testimony of witnesses to prove they were attacked. (AP Photo/Larry Neumeister)

    NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for a couple who claim Sacramento Kings players Matt Barnes and DeMarcus Cousins assaulted them at a nightclub said Thursday they’ll rely on videotapes, medical reports and the testimony of witnesses to prove they were attacked.

    Updated: 6:35 pm

  • Candace Cameron Bure exiting TV’s ‘The View’

    NEW YORK (AP) — There’s another departure on television’s “The View,” with Candace Cameron Bure saying she can no longer handle the bicoastal life made necessary by her acting career.

  • Mandolin whiz Thile brings younger crowd to ‘Prairie Home’

    In this April 5, 2016 file photo, Chris Thile plays his mandolin on stage at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minn.  Thile  says he still feels “like a kid in a candy store” taking over as host of the long-running public radio show “A Prairie Home Companion.”  Thile was chosen by creator Garrison Keillor to replace him on the Saturday evening show. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Halfway through his first season hosting “A Prairie Home Companion,” mandolin maestro Chris Thile still feels “like a kid in a candy store” taking over the long-running popular public radio show created by Garrison Keillor — but knows he has to do one big thing.

  • Vice Media offering apprenticeships to former inmates

    In this Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, file photo, Vice Media co-founder and CEO Shane Smith appears at a news conference, in Toronto. Vice Media is starting an apprenticeship program at its headquarters in the Brooklyn borough of New York, for recently released prison inmates, saying it wants to take action on an issue that the media company has been reporting on for the past few years. Smith said that while the apprentice program is a small step toward tackling the high recidivism rate among former inmates, he wanted to "alleviate some of these issues by putting our money where our mouth is." (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

    NEW YORK (AP) — Vice Media is starting an apprenticeship program at its Brooklyn headquarters for recently released prison inmates, saying it wants to take action on an issue that the media company has been reporting on for the past few years.