• Michigan’s Peppers shocked to be Heisman Trophy finalist

    In this Oct. 29, 2016, file photo, Michigan linebacker Jabrill Peppers (5) celebrates after sacking Michigan State quarterback Brian Lewerke (14) during the second half of a college football game, in East Lansing, Mich. Peppers was voted the defensive player of the year for The Associated Press All-Big Ten football team, selected Monday, Dec. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jabrill Peppers pressed a phone against his right cheek, head bowed, and swayed from side to side.

  • 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.

  • Cost of pedestrian bridge to NFL stadium more than expected

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The cost of building a pedestrian bridge to link a light-rail platform with the new U.S. Bank Stadium is about $1 million more than expected.