CHICAGO |Defense to call more witnesses in Chicago officer’s trial

CHICAGO  — Defense attorneys will call more witnesses Tuesday as the murder trial of Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke resumes. A forensic pathologist who testified Monday for the defense criticized the official autopsy results . Shaku Teas’ testimony seemed to contradict what the video of the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald shows. The white … Continue reading CHICAGO |Defense to call more witnesses in Chicago officer’s trial

NEW YORK | Michael Kors ups the glamour, buys Versace for $2 billion

NEW YORK — Michael Kors is buying the Italian fashion house Gianni Versace in a deal worth more than $2 billion (1.83 billion euros), continuing its hard charge into the world of high-end fashion. The deal announced Tuesday follows the New York handbag maker’s $1.35 billion acquisition last year of the shoemaker Jimmy Choo. Michael … Continue reading NEW YORK | Michael Kors ups the glamour, buys Versace for $2 billion

NORRISTOWN, Pa. | Bill Cosby’s day of reckoning comes in sex assault case

NORRISTOWN, Pa.— Bill Cosby faces a good chance of being sent to prison Tuesday, when a judge is expected to sentence the TV star who was convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman. Cosby, 81, will have the opportunity to speak in court before he is sentenced. The once-beloved actor and comedian, dubbed “America’s … Continue reading NORRISTOWN, Pa. | Bill Cosby’s day of reckoning comes in sex assault case

CLEVELAND | Singer Gary Numan’s tour bus involved in fatal crash

CLEVELAND — Police say a tour bus carrying British singer Gary Numan struck and killed a 91-year-old man in Cleveland. Authorities say Numan’s tour bus was making a right turn when it struck the victim as he walked in a crosswalk Monday afternoon. Numan said on Twitter that he and his team “are all devastated … Continue reading CLEVELAND | Singer Gary Numan’s tour bus involved in fatal crash

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France | Banter early, pressure late in Ryder Cup

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France— The Ryder Cup begins with banter and laughs. The pressure comes later. The Europeans haven’t lost on home soil in 25 years. Half of their team was in America on Sunday for the Tour Championship won by Tiger Woods. They got together for the first time Monday night and laughed through a 10-minute … Continue reading SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France | Banter early, pressure late in Ryder Cup

SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain | Canada-France highlights Women’s World Cup Day 3

SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain — In a matchup of unbeaten teams, Canada and France will cap the third day of preliminary round play at the FIBA Women’s World Cup on Tuesday. The winner of that game will secure first place in Group A and potentially avoid playing the U.S. until the gold medal game … Continue reading SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain | Canada-France highlights Women’s World Cup Day 3

LEADING OFF: Astros, Cubs can clinch; Wright makes comeback

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ON THE CUSP Houston can clinch its second consecutive AL West title — and a best-of-five playoff matchup against Cleveland — with a win at Toronto and an Oakland loss in Seattle. Rookie right-hander Josh James (1-0, 2.81 ERA) makes his third career start for the … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Astros, Cubs can clinch; Wright makes comeback