Chris Brown must give up rights to pet monkey, judge says

A Los Angeles judge on Wednesday said Chris Brown must give up all rights to his former pet monkey, pay for its care and not try to buy a new one if he wants charges of illegal animal ownership dropped.

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Trump asks Supreme Court to void financial records subpoena

President Donald Trump asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to void a subpoena from the House of Representatives that seeks the president’s financial records from his accounting firm.

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New deadly defect discovered in some Takata air bags

One known death.

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Boat carrying migrants capsizes off Mauritania coast, at least 58 drown

Scores of migrants who swam through rough Atlantic Ocean waters to safety from a capsized boat while 58 others drowned were receiving care Thursday in Mauritania after one of the deadliest disasters this year among people making the perilous journey to…

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Rapper T.I.’s remarks spark New York bill to end virginity tests

New York could bar doctors from performing so-called virginity tests under legislation prompted by the rapper T.I.’s controversial claim that he has a gynecologist check his daughter’s hymen annually.

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Elon Musk explains ‘pedo guy’ tweet in court

Said he was insulted.

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Hot Water: Pressure to move Tokyo Olympics open-water venue

The IOC moved next year’s Tokyo Olympic marathons and race walks out of the Japanese capital to avoid the stifling heat and humidity.

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Smoke haze provides added hazard at Australian Open

Adam Scott, Sergio Garcia, Ernie Els and other players at this week’s Australian Open could have another course hazard to contend with: smoke from nearby bushfires.

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Michigan State retires Draymond Green’s No. 23

On the night Michigan State retired his number, Draymond Green told a funny story about a recent pickup game.

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Ohio St, LSU, Clemson, UGA in CFP position; Utah, OU next

Ohio State will go into championship weekend as the top team in the College Football Playoff selection committee’s rankings, followed by LSU, Clemson and Georgia.

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Georgetown player leaves team amid harassment complaint

A Georgetown men’s basketball player who is now off the team was among three Hoyas who were the subject of complaints accusing them of burglary and harassment.

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Woods defends Mickelson’s choice to play in Saudi Arabia

Tiger Woods is defending Phil Mickelson and other top players who have signed up for the second edition of the Saudi International.

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Grizzlies’ Brandon Clarke week to week with muscle injury

Memphis Grizzlies rookie Brandon Clarke has aggravated a sore left oblique muscle and now is week to week.

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Wizards center Bryant out with left foot stress reaction

Wizards center Thomas Bryant has a stress reaction in his right foot and will be sidelined for at least three weeks before he’s re-evaluated.

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Islamists besiege Pakistan’s independent newspaper, call for editor, publisher to be hanged

Dozens of angry Islamists swarmed the building of an independent Pakistani newspaper in the capital, Islamabad, blocking its entrance for several hours, threatening the staff and demanding its editor be hanged, the paper reported Wednesday.

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Tennessee High Court refuses to re-examine blind death-row prisoner’s bias request

Two days before a Tennessee prisoner’s scheduled execution, the state’s Supreme Court has denied request for more time to consider the possible bias of a juror who helped hand down the original death sentence decades ago.

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Elon Musk’s ‘pedo guy’ defamation trial starts Tuesday

Controversial tweet.

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US man faces new terrorism charges, allegedly the highest-ranking citizen fighting overseas

A U.S. citizen on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist List has been charged with additional crimes involving ties to Somalia’s al-Shabaab rebel group, according to a federal indictment unsealed Monday.

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Treinen, Sanchez, Russell, Sánchez become free agents

Former All-Stars Blake Treinen, Aaron Sanchez and Addison Russell were among 56 players who became free agents along with current Gold Glove second baseman Yolmer Sánchez when their teams declined to offer 2020 contracts Monday rather than make them el…

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Missouri State ranked for first time in 15 years

Missouri State coach Amaka Agugua-Hamilton was playing for Hofstra the last time the Lady Bears appeared in the poll 15 years ago.

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