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APNewsBreak: Sunday night games an hour earlier in 2019

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Baseball players may get a little more sleep when traveling after Sunday night games next year. ESPN plans to announce it will move up the starting time of the nationally televised game by one hour, with the first pitch planned for shortly after 7 p.m. EDT. The network intends to make the announcement on Monday at …

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Tim Rossovich, actor and former NFL player, dies at 72

Julie Andrews, Ron Yary, Tim Rossovich, O.J. Simpson, Robert Wise, Adrian Young

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tim Rossovich, a consensus All-America defensive end at Southern California who played in the NFL before going on to an acting career, has died. He was 72. Rossovich died Thursday in Sacramento after a long illness, the school said Friday. Rossovich played at USC from 1965-67 and appeared in two Rose Bowls. He was co-captain of …

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Heather Nauert likely to be quizzed on her diplomatic resume

Heather Nauert

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s pick to be America’s ambassador at the United Nations is likely to face questions about her thin diplomatic resume during an upcoming Senate confirmation hearing that will shine fresh attention on the president’s “America first” approach to foreign policy. If confirmed by the Senate, Heather Nauert, a 48-year-old former Fox News Channel reporter, will …

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Russian chemistry teacher accused of setting up a drug lab

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Prosecutors in St. Petersburg have charged two Russian high school teachers of producing and selling drugs, a case that Russian media have compared to the “Breaking Bad” television series. The prosecutors in Russia’s second-largest city have accused a chemistry teacher of setting up an underground lab to produce amphetamine. They said Friday the man engaged …

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Destiny Child’s Michelle Williams reveals engagement is off

Michelle Williams

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Destiny’s Child singer Michelle Williams has called it quits with her fiance. The star announced Friday that her engagement to 40-year-old pastor Chad Johnson is over. The 38-year-old wrote on Instagram that “things didn’t work out.” Williams says she doesn’t want to “destroy another relationship.” The announcement came the same day Williams released her new single, …

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Aniston: Netflix ‘Friends’ deal a testament to show’s value

Jennifer Aniston

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jennifer Aniston calls it “amazing” that “Friends” still has an audience big enough to prompt multi-million dollar business deals to keep it from disappearing on Netflix. “I find it amazing that it’s continued to have such love and such an audience and such an appetite for it,” Aniston told The Associated Press Thursday at the premiere …

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All clear after bomb threat forces evacuation of CNN offices

NEW YORK (AP) — Police have given the all-clear after a phoned in bomb threat forced the evacuation of CNN’s offices in New York. Police said a man with a southern accent called CNN just after 10 p.m. Thursday and said five bombs had been placed throughout the facility inside the Time Warner building at Columbus Circle. Police said the …

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Dick Cheney biopic ‘Vice’ tops Golden Globes nominations

NEW YORK (AP) — Adam McKay’s Dick Cheney biopic “Vice” staged an awards-season coup Thursday, landing a leading six nominations from the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards to narrowly edge more expected favorites like Bradley Cooper’s tear-jerking revival “A Star Is Born,” the interracial road-trip drama “Green Book” and the period romp “The Favourite.” “Vice” topped all contenders in the …

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Julia Roberts, more movie stars snare Golden Globe TV nods

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even the sometimes-offbeat Golden Globe Awards are unable to resist the allure of movie stars who dabble in television work. Julia Roberts, Amy Adams, Jim Carrey and Michael Douglas were among the nominees announced Thursday for next month’s awards voted by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Television’s increasing artistic prestige has persuaded more big-screen talent to …

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Foster’s ex-girlfriend details abuse allegations on GMA

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reuben Foster’s ex-girlfriend tells ABC’s “Good Morning America” that he slapped her and pushed her during an incident in Tampa, Florida, that led to his arrest for domestic violence. Elissa Ennis said in the interview televised Thursday that Foster abused her three times, most recently last month in Tampa. The 24-year-old Foster was charged with one count …

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