• Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, joined by New York Police Department Commissioner Bill Bratton, left, and others, meets with law enforcement leaders at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    In spite of email controversy, Clinton holds edge over Trump

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton can’t seem to escape her use of a private email server as she runs for president. But faced with the choice of Donald Trump, voters seem willing to tolerate the questions it raises about Clinton’s honesty because of their distaste for the Republican nominee.

  • Cops: Inmate who threatened Justin Bieber made anthrax hoax

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont inmate who once hatched a plot in a New Mexico prison to kill pop singer Justin Bieber was behind an anthrax scare at a courthouse where he was sentenced for killing a 15-year-old girl, police said Thursday.

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    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ex-NFL star Darren Sharper sentenced to 18 years in prison for drugging, raping women.

  • In this March 23, 2015, file photo, former NFL safety Darren Sharper, center, with his attorneys, Lisa Wayne, left, and Leonard Levine, right, appear in Los Angeles Superior Court. Sharper has been sentenced to 18 years in prison in a case where he was accused of drugging and raping as many as 16 women in four states. Judge Jane Triche Milazzo sentenced Sharper on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, in New Orleans.  (AP Photo/Nick Ut, Pool, File)

    Ex-NFL star Darren Sharper arrives in court for sentencing

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former NFL star Darren Sharper was sentenced Thursday to more than 18 years in prison for drugging women in order to rape them — double the sentence recommended by prosecutors.

  • In this Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, file photo, Kanye West accepts the video vanguard award at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. West announced on Twitter Aug. 17, 2016, that he will open 21 temporary "Pablo" stores worldwide on the weekend of Aug. 20. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

    Kanye West to open 21 ‘Pablo’ pop-up stores worldwide

    NEW YORK (AP) — Kanye West fans can buy a taste of “The Life of Pablo” this weekend following the rapper-turned-fashion mogul’s announcement of 21 pop-up stores worldwide that will be open for just three days, beginning Friday.

  • In this July 30, 2016 file photo, electronic violinist Lindsey Stirling poses at Lollapalooza in Chicago. Stirling has a new album, “Brave Enough,” out on Friday, Aug. 19. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)

    How violinist Lindsey Stirling learned to be brave

    NEW YORK (AP) — Electronic violinist Lindsey Stirling’s emotional roller coaster of a year included the death of her best friend and keyboardist and learning that her father had cancer.

  • Ex-NFL star Sharper awaits sentence in rape cases

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former NFL star Darren Sharper has a sentencing hearing in federal court Thursday following an earlier multi-jurisdiction plea deal related to allegations he drugged and raped as many as 16 women in four states.

  • Seattle Mariners Edwin Diaz celebrates after third baseman Kyle Seager dove to stop a ball and throw out Los Angeles Angels' Andrelton Simmons at first base to end the game and give the Mariners a 4-3 victory in the bottom of the ninth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)

    Mariners hold off Angels 4-3 for 10th win in 12 games

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Seattle relievers made the pitches they needed to and helped the Mariners get another big win.

  • In this Aug. 11, 2016 file photo, Nate Parker arrives at the Sundance "Night Before Next" benefit in Los Angeles. The upcoming film, “The Birth of a Nation,” co-written, directed and starring Parker, has been celebrated as an urgent film for both an America roiled by protest over racial equality, and for Hollywood, which is still dealing with a diversity crisis. But the newfound attention on Parker has dredged up a rape allegation made against him in 1999 when he was a student and wrestler at Penn State University. Parker was acquitted in the case. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)

    Resurrected rape allegations derail an Oscar favorite

    NEW YORK (AP) — “Festival fever” is the name the film industry gives to the inflated reception a movie can experience at a festival, where exuberant audiences and the competition of negotiations can ratchet up a film’s hype and price tag. But what can appear a surefire hit in the mountains of Sundance can turn into an expensive headache on the way to theaters.

  • Brazil's Neymar celebrates at the end of a semifinal match of the men's Olympic football tournament between Brazil and Honduras at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro Wednesday Aug. 17, 2016. Brazil won the match 6-0 and qualified for the final.(AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

    Neymar, Brazil come out blazing in Olympic soccer semifinals

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Maybe Neymar and his teammates can make the Olympics a success for Brazil after all.