Today in History
Today in History
Today is Monday, June 17, the 168th day of 2019. There are 197 days left in the year.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — O.J. Simpson launched a Twitter account with a video post in which the former football star said he's got a "little gettin' even to do."
In a letter that surfaced after her 1994 murder, Nicole Brown Simpson detailed the fear and violence that framed her marriage to O.J. Simpson, the charismatic football star who became a TV...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Twenty-five years after the grisly killings that transformed him from Hall of Fame football hero to murder suspect, 71-year-old O.J. Simpson says he is happy and healthy living...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ron Goldman was not just Kim Goldman's big brother. He was her hero and protector, the guy who pulled a terrified teenager from a devastating car wreck 34 years ago and rode to...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — This week marks 25 years since O.J. Simpson's ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman were found stabbed to death outside her LA home.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The June 12, 1994, killings of Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman brought the "Trial of the Century" that saw O.J. Simpson acquitted of the murders. From Johnnie...
DENVER (AP) — U.S. District Judge Richard Matsch, who ruled his courtroom with a firm gavel and a short temper and gained national respect in the 1990s for his handling of the Oklahoma City...
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — For the first time in 42 years, the Bills have a player wearing O.J. Simpson's former No. 32.
Running back Senorise Perry wore the jersey number at Buffalo's spring...
Kim Kardashian West, approach the bench!
NEW YORK (AP) — Kim Kardashian West, a lawyer?
The reality star, makeup mogul and criminal justice reformer told Vogue she's apprenticing with a San Francisco law firm, inspired by her...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The man charged with killing rapper Nipsey Hussle was ordered held on $5 million bail after pleading not guilty Thursday to murder and attempted murder charges.
Marcia Clark tells familiar tale in new show ‘The Fix’
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Marcia Clark insists she's not reliving her post-O.J. Simpson trial life in the new series "The Fix."
Clark co-created the ABC show about a character that viewers who followed the Simpson saga will recognize. Robin Tunney stars as a Los Angeles district attorney whose failed prosecution of a famous movie star on trial for double murder derails her career.
Today in History for February 4th
Weinstein hires pack of new lawyers for NY rape case
NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein unveiled a new legal team brimming with star power Wednesday to defend him at his upcoming New York rape and sexual assault trial.
Weinstein's four new lawyers all have experience defending high-profile clients, including Casey Anthony, former sports stars Aaron Hernandez and Kobe Bryant and, in a strange twist, one of Weinstein's own Hollywood accusers.
Lochte, Anthony Scaramucci among ‘Big Brother’ celeb cast
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Olympic champion swimmer Ryan Lochte is among the cast announced for the second season of "Big Brother: Celebrity Edition."
Other house members announced Sunday by CBS include former NFL star Ricky Williams, Olympian Lolo Jones and former WWE wrestler Natalie Eva Marie.
Lochte has said he is training for a shot at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The 12-time Olympic medalist was undergoing alcohol counseling in October. He recently announced his wife is expecting their second child.
Court TV network is being revived after decade away
NEW YORK (AP) — Court TV is being revived, after dying in 2007 when its supply of high-profile trials ended.
Katz Networks said Monday it will start the network again in May, and already has commitments to show it in about half of the American homes with television service.
AP Was There: 50th anniversary of famed Harvard-Yale tie
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard and Yale were both undefeated in 1968 heading into what was already almost a century-old rivalry, so that year's edition of The Game was destined to be remembered on both campuses no matter how it ended.
But what an ending it was.
Harvard rallied from a 22-0 deficit, scoring 16 points in the final 42 seconds for a result the school newspaper commemorated with the headline: "Harvard Beats Yale 29-29."
Today in History for October 3rd
Ex-judges review Missouri death penalty case
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A panel of former judges is considering the Missouri death penalty case of Marcellus Williams and whether Gov. Mike Parson should spare his life.
The board met Wednesday in Jefferson City and heard from attorneys on both sides.
Williams' son, the Missouri NAACP president and other supporters gathered outside. Innocence Project Co-Founder Barry Scheck, who was one of O.J. Simpson's defense attorneys, also attended.
Prosecutor: $60,000 bribe fit easily in fancy bag
NEW YORK (AP) — A prosecutor at the bribery retrial of a once-powerful New York union boss slipped about $20,000 in cash into a luxury bag to show that it easily fit as he made his closing argument Monday.
"There is still an ocean of room in that bag," Assistant U.S. Attorney Martin Bell told jurors as he showed them the inside of the Ferragamo bag while asserting there was plenty of room for the $60,000 that the government alleges Norman Seabrook accepted.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sue Manning, an editor in the Los Angeles bureau of The Associated Press who for decades coordinated coverage of some of the nation's biggest news including the Los Angeles riots, the Northridge earthquake, the death of Michael Jackson and the O.J. Simpson saga, has died, her family said Monday. She was 71.
Today in History for June 12th
What three billboards outside Center City say about advertising to neighborhoods
Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. has been dead since 2005, but his face looms large over Philadelphia neighborhoods thanks to billboards advertising the law firm he founded 40 years ago.
The threat of pogroms and conscription into the 1904-05 Russo-Japanese War led Mayor Eric Garcetti's Jewish great-grandfather to head to America. Another great-grandfather married a Mexican woman who, fleeing revolutionary ferment there, came to America. Which is why Garcetti, a fourth-generation resident of the world's most polyglot city, is as American as the kosher burritos available here.
Revamped ‘American Idol’ reaches more than 10 million
NEW YORK (AP) — The revamped "American Idol" had a strong debut on ABC, reaching more than 10 million viewers and shrugging off Fox's attempt to blunt the premiere's impact with its special on O.J. Simpson.
The Nielsen company said Monday that the 10.34 million who watched the return of "American Idol" represented ABC's biggest Sunday night audience with regular series programming since 2012.
Executive producer Terence Wrong on airing ‘O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession’
TV picks for March 10-11: George Harrison, ‘O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession,’ ‘The Kennedys’
Music for everyone
Younger rockers can swoon over Chance the Rapper and Camila Cabello during the iHeartRadio Music Awards (7 p.m. Sun., TBS, TNT and TruTV). For those who would rather venture back to all those years ago, theres Concert for George (8:30 p.m. Sat., TPT, Ch. 2), a remastered edition of the 2002 concert honoring George Harrison. The late Tom Pettys heartbreaking performance of I Need You should be especially poignant.
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox TV is offering viewers a chance to go "inside" O.J. Simpson's head when it airs a previously unseen 2006 interview in which he theorizes about what happened the night his ex-wife was murdered.
Airing Sunday, "O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession?" will include the ex-football star's fictionalized "confession" to the 1994 murder of ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend, Ronald Goldman.
Will this ever be over? Just when it appeared that every avenue regarding O.J. Simpson and the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson, along with her friend, Ron Goldman, had been exhausted — TV movies, documentaries, re-enactments, panel discussions, as well as "lost" evidence and confessions emerging from various vaults and archives — Fox presents "O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession," airing Sunday, March 11 at 8 p.m.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fox TV will air an O.J. Simpson special including a previously unseen 2006 interview in which he theorizes about what happened the night his ex-wife was murdered.
The two-hour special, with the provocative title "O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession?" will air 8 p.m. EST Sunday, March 11, Fox said Thursday. Soledad O'Brien is the host.
LOS ANGELES -- It was dicey being Jewish in a Russia that was tolerant of pogroms, and then came the threat of conscription into the 1904-05 Russo-Japanese War, so one of Mayor Eric Garcetti's great-grandfathers headed West to America. Another Garcetti great-grandfather married a Mexican woman who, fleeing revolutionary ferment there, headed north to America. Which is why Garcetti, a fourth-generation resident of the world's most polyglot city, is as American as a kosher burrito, a delicacy available at Mexikosher on Pico Boulevard.
LOS ANGELES — It was dicey being Jewish in a Russia that was tolerant of pogroms, and then came the threat of conscription into the 1904-05 Russo-Japanese War, so one of Mayor Eric Garcetti's great-grandfathers headed West to America.
Black athletes in 1980s, 90s not outspoken, but not silent
By the 1980s, America finally publicly embraced the black athlete, looking past skin color to see athleticism and skill, rewarding stars with multimillion-dollar athletic contracts, movie deals, lucrative shoe endorsements and mansions in all-white enclaves.
Sacha Baron Cohen paid O.J. Simpson $20K to be in new film: Report
"Borat" creator Sacha Baron Cohen paid O.J. Simpson $20,000 to appear in his new comedic film, according to a report by The Mail on Sunday.
Citing a source "close to the production," The Mail reported that Mr. Cohen recently donned a curly dark wig and black, thick-rimmed glasses to meet Mr. Simpson in a Las Vegas hotel room.
They say truth is stranger than fiction — and that certainly is the case in "I, Tonya," the story of Tonya Harding and her alleged attack on fellow figure skating competitor Nancy Kerrigan.
OJ Simpson avoids effort to chase down his memorabilia money
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — O.J. Simpson dodged an effort Tuesday to force him to turn over cash he pockets from signing autographs to satisfy a $70 million-plus civil judgment for the 1994 killings of the former football star's ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman.
The Latest: Legal bid for Simpson autograph profits rejected
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on an effort to collect money from O.J. Simpson to satisfy a multimillion-dollar civil judgment for the deaths of Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson (all times local):
A judge in Los Angeles has rejected a request to have O.J. Simpson sign over profits from autographs to satisfy a civil judgment for the deaths of Ron Goldman and Simpson's ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson.
5 California Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking California news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. CALIFORNIA HIGH-SPEED RAIL
Bipartisan team of lawmakers expected to request audit of bullet train project after projected cost of one segment rose by nearly $3 billion.
‘Waco’ miniseries and ‘Baskets’ return among top viewing choices (videos)
'Waco' miniseries and 'Baskets' return among top viewing choices (videos)
CLEVELAND, Ohio – A new series, a miniseries, a movie and two returning series are among the top viewing choices for the week:
Lawyer: OJ Simpson is golfing a lot, staying in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) — O.J. Simpson is not planning to move from Nevada to Florida like he told state parole officials before he was released in October from Nevada state prison, his Las Vegas lawyer said Thursday.
The 70-year-old former football hero, acquitted murder defendant and armed robbery inmate has not filed paperwork with parole officials to move to a different state, attorney Malcolm LaVergne said.
Punch the clock
You may want to call in sick to work tomorrow after watching Corporate, the new sitcom that makes the office look about as inviting as a cemetery plot. Theres nothing terribly original in this latest takedown of the 9-to-5 grind, but its a better option than watching reruns of The Office.
'American Crime Story' hits sophomore slump with 'Versace' (review)
CLEVELAND, Ohio – The evidence so impressively stacked up in "The People v. O.J. Simpson" was overwhelming. The conclusion was as obvious as it was inescapable. FX's first "American Crime Story" season would be one incredibly tough act to follow.
‘Versace’ stars: Anti-gay bias led to designer’s death
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Do the intersecting lives of a fashion designer and the serial killer who murdered him add up to a political saga?
Absolutely, says Ryan Murphy, the powerhouse executive producer of "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story," season two of the FX showcase that debuted with 2016's Emmy-winning "The People v. O.J. Simpson."
FX’s widely celebrated O.J. Simpson “American Crime Story” focused on the theatrics and hijinks of the celebrity athlete’s televised murder trial and the colorful characters involved.
Don’t expect any such amusement from “Crime Story’s” second season, which details the murder of fashion icon Gianni Versace in the summer of 1997 and the events leading up to him being gunned down.
The longest-serving Republican senator in U.S. history announced this week that he will finally, finally, finally, finally, finally, finally, finally retire.
The longest-serving Republican senator in U.S. history announced this week he finally, finally, finally, finally, finally, finally, finally will retire.
O.J. Simpson never confessed to killing his wife and a young man on that fateful evening in Brentwood, Calif. Most of us thought he was guilty, but his lawyers skillfully maneuvered the trial on racial smears. A jury of easily swayed people were gullible and returned a not-guilty verdict. Most of America exclaimed, “What?”
Jeffrey Toobin writing book about Trump and Russia
NEW YORK (AP) — Jeffrey Toobin's next book will be a probe into Donald Trump's election.
The author and CNN commentator will write about alleged collusion between Trump's campaign and Russia and the investigations by Congress and special prosecutor Robert Mueller. Doubleday announced Tuesday that the book was currently untitled and no release date has been set.