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    Kristi Yamaguchi tweets at Nancy Kerrigan to ‘break a leg’ on ‘Dancing With the Stars’

    Prior to Monday’s premiere of “Dancing with the Stars” Season 24, former figure skater and “DWTS” champion Kristi Yamaguchi took to Twitter to wish fellow former figure skater Nancy Kerrigan good luck in the worst way possible.

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    Hours before Kerrigan took the stage, Yamaguchi tweeted, “So excited for you @NancyAKerrigan ! Can’t wait to see you grace that ballroom floor, break a leg!”

    Yes, that’s right. She told Kerrigan, victim of the famous 1994 attack, in which she was assaulted with a police-style baton to the knee, to “break a leg.” Just before the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Detroit that year, a man, who had been paid by Kerrigan rival Tonya Harding’s ex-husband, struck her on the right knee, injuring her leg. While it wasn’t broken, Kerrigan did suffer cuts, bruises and swelling and walked with a limp.

    Twitter responded with generally surprised reactions.

    Of course, Yamaguchi was just employing a common -- if ill-fitting, considering Kerrigan’s history -- phrase, but that didn’t stop the internet from freaking out over it.

    Yamaguchi has not clarified her comment, nor has she deleted the tweet.

    Onetime defendant in legendary Lufthansa heist is rearrested

    An aging mobster who beat a charge that he took part in a legendary heist retold in the hit film "Goodfellas" was accused Wednesday in a less noteworthy crime — getting a group of gangsters, including John "Dapper Don" Gotti's namesake grandson, to torch a car that cut him off in traffic.

    Vincent Asaro, an 82-year-old third-generation member of the secretive Bonanno crime family, was ordered held without bail after pleading not guilty to the 2012 arson in federal court in Brooklyn.

    Also pleading not guilty to the same arson and an unrelated bank robbery was John J. Gotti, the 23-year-old grandson of the late Gambino crime family boss John Gotti.

    The defendants "are charged with committing an assortment of violent crimes — arson to exact punishment for a perceived slight and robberies to unjustly enrich themselves," acting U.S. Attorney Bridget Rohde said in a statement announcing the arrests.

    Outside court, Asaro's lawyer questioned the timing and the point of the government's decision to again go after her client, who was leading a quiet life until FBI agents came to his door Wednesday.

    "I think he's frustrated," said the attorney, Elizabeth Macedonio.

    The new case was a harsh reversal of fortunes for Asaro, who was last seen at the same courthouse raising his arms and shouting "Free!" after a jury found him not guilty of charges he orchestrated the Lufthansa robbery with James "Jimmy the Gent" Burke, the late Lucchese crime family associate who inspired Robert De Niro's role in the film.

    At the time, the heist was called one of the largest cash thefts in American history, with gunmen looting about $5 million in untraceable U.S. currency that was being returned to the United States from Germany, along with about $1 million in jewelry, from the airline's cargo terminal.

    Asaro later survived a bloodbath portrayed in "Goodfellas," with De Niro's character going ballistic over fellow mobsters' purchases of flashy cars and furs and, fearing they would attract law enforcement attention, having them whacked. Prosecutors — relying on the testimony of turncoat mobsters that the defense labeled as opportunistic liars — claimed Asaro collected at least $500,000 from the score but had a gambling problem and squandered it away at the racetrack.

    Prosecutors now say that three years before his arrest in the Lufthansa case, Asaro ordered the arson to avenge getting cut off by another motorist in the Howard Beach section of Queens. He provided the home address of the driver to a Bonanno associate, who recruited Gotti and another man to douse the motorist's car with gasoline and torch it, court papers said.

    The arsonists fled in a Jaguar sedan driven by Gotti that briefly led a police car on a high-speed chase before officers "terminated the pursuit for safety reasons due to Gotti's reckless driving," prosecutors said.

    Earlier this month, Gotti was sentenced to eight years in state prison after pleading guilty to selling oxycodone pills. His grandfather died in prison in 2002.

    If convicted on the federal charges, Asaro and Gotti face terms of up to 20 years.

    CBS and 'Young and Restless' lead with Daytime Emmy nods

    CBS led with 70 nominations overall while its daytime drama "The Young and the Restless" led with 25 nods when nominations were announced Wednesday for the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy awards.

    TV's remaining trio of soap operas, "General Hospital" (23 nominations), "The Bold and the Beautiful" (23 nominations) and "Days of Our Lives" (22 nominations) were the other series with the most potential trophies.

    "The Young and the Restless" joined CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful," NBC's "Days of Our Lives" and ABC's "General Hospital" among nominees for best soap opera.

    Best actress nominees for daytime drama were Nancy Lee Grahn and Laura Wright of "General Hospital," Gina Tognoni and Jess Walton of "The Young and the Restless," and Heather Tom of "The Bold and the Beautiful."

    Best-actor nominees for a soap were Peter Bergman and Kristoff St. John of "The Young and the Restless," Scott Clifton of "The Bold and the Beautiful," and Billy Flynn and Vincent Irizarry of "Days of Our Lives."

    Nominees for supporting actress are Anna Maria Horsford of "The Bold and the Beautiful," Stacy Haiduk and Kelly Sullivan of "The Young and the Restless," Finola Hughes of "General Hospital" and Kate Mansi of "Days of Our Lives."

    Supporting actor nominees are Chad Duell and Jeffrey Vincent Parise of "General Hospital," John Aniston and James Reynolds of "Days of Our Lives" and Steve Burton of "The Young and the Restless."

    Nominees for best game show were "Celebrity Name Game" (syndicated), "Family Feud" (syndicated), "Jeopardy!" (syndicated), "Let's Make a Deal" (CBS) and "The Price is Right" (CBS).

    Nominees for best informative talk show were "The Chew" (ABC), "The Dr. Oz Show" (syndicated), "Steve Harvey" (syndicated), "Larry King Now" (Ora TV) and "The Kitchen" (Food Network).

    Nominees for best entertainment talk show were "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" (syndicated), "The Talk" (CBS), "The View" (ABC), "Maury" (NBC) and "Live with Kelly" (syndicated).

    The awards ceremony will air April 30 from Pasadena, California.

    'No Scrubs' writers get added to Sheeran hit 'Shape of You'

    The songwriters behind TLC's 1999 megahit "No Scrubs" are now listed as co-writers of Ed Sheeran's No. 1 hit "Shape of You."

    On the website for performance rights organization ASCAP, Kandi Burruss, Tameka Cottle aka Tiny and Kevin Briggs have been added as co-writers of "Shape of You," co-written by Sheeran, Steve Mac and John McDaid.

    "Shape of You" is currently on top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Representatives for Sheeran and ASCAP didn't immediately respond to emails from The Associated Press seeking comment.

    Burruss and Tiny were members of the R&B girl group Xscape. Burruss, also a reality star on Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," posted about the news Sunday on her Instagram page.

    "To be a part of such a great song is a blessing," Tiny, in an email to The Associated Press, said of being added to the "Shape of You" songwriters.

    Last year The Chainsmokers' ubiquitous No. 1 hit, the Grammy-nominated "Closer," extended writing to two members of The Fray because of similarities to the band's 2005 hit, "Over My Head (Cable Car)."

    In 2015, a jury awarded Marvin Gaye's children $7.4 million after finding Robin Thicke and Pharrell's "Blurred Lines" copied their father's hit "Got to Give It Up." A judge later cut the verdict to $5.3 million.

    That was the same year Sam Smith gave Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne writing credit on his Grammy-winning hit "Stay With Me" after some said it sounded like Petty's 1989 song, "I Won't Back Down," and Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars, for their worldwide, Grammy-winning "Uptown Funk," extended credit to the five writers of Gap Band's 1979 hit "Oops Upside Your Head."

    "Shape of You" has spent almost two months at No. 1 on the Hot 100. The song set the record for the most one-day streams on Spotify with 10,123,630 streams.

    "No Scrubs" had a big pop culture moment in the late '90s. It also reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and earned a Grammy for TLC.

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    AP Writer Jonathan Landrum Jr. in Atlanta contributed to this report.

    Movie of Vince Flynn's 'American Assassin' to debut Sept. 15

    The late Minnesota author Vince Flynn's counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp is coming to the big screen in September.

    CBS Films and Lionsgate announced Wednesday that "American Assassin," based on Flynn's best-seller, will hit theaters Sept. 15 nationwide and in North America.

    "American Assassin" stars Dylan O'Brien as Rapp and Michael Keaton as his mentor, Stan Hurley. Sanaa Lathan plays Deputy CIA Director Irene Kennedy, who pairs Rapp and Hurley on an investigation into attacks on military and civilian targets. That leads to Rapp and Hurley teaming up with a Turkish agent to prevent a world war from erupting in the Middle East.

    Michael Cuesta (the film "Kill the Messenger" and Showtime series "Homeland") directs.

    Flynn wrote a series of thrillers featuring Rapp. Flynn died in 2013 after battling prostate cancer.

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    Kristi Yamaguchi tweets at Nancy Kerrigan to ‘break a leg’ on ‘Dancing With the Stars’

    Prior to Monday’s premiere of “Dancing with the Stars” Season 24, former figure skater and “DWTS” champion Kristi Yamaguchi took to Twitter to wish fellow former figure skater Nancy Kerrigan good luck in the worst way possible.

    >> Read more trending news

    Hours before Kerrigan took the stage, Yamaguchi tweeted, “So excited for you @NancyAKerrigan ! Can’t wait to see you grace that ballroom floor, break a leg!”

    Yes, that’s right. She told Kerrigan, victim of the famous 1994 attack, in which she was assaulted with a police-style baton to the knee, to “break a leg.” Just before the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Detroit that year, a man, who had been paid by Kerrigan rival Tonya Harding’s ex-husband, struck her on the right knee, injuring her leg. While it wasn’t broken, Kerrigan did suffer cuts, bruises and swelling and walked with a limp.

    Twitter responded with generally surprised reactions.

    Of course, Yamaguchi was just employing a common -- if ill-fitting, considering Kerrigan’s history -- phrase, but that didn’t stop the internet from freaking out over it.

    Yamaguchi has not clarified her comment, nor has she deleted the tweet.

    Who is Adam Schiff? Here are 7 things you may not know about him

    California Rep. Adam Schiff grabbed the national spotlight Monday when he was given 15 minutes to present a case accusing President Donald Trump’s campaign of colluding with Russian officials to meddle with the 2016 presidential election.

    Schiff, who was elected to Congress in 2000 and is the ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, took the time to lay out a blistering attack against Trump, naming campaign workers and other associates whom he claims have ties that are too close for comfort with various Russian officials and those who support them.

    On Wednesday, Schiff was in the spotlight again when he attacked the HPSCI chairman, Rep. Devin Nunes, (R-California), for announcing publicly that it is likely that some of Trump’s communications ended up being “captured” during routine surveillance operations. That information, Nunes said, included names of the people involved in those conversations and those names, he claims, were shared among intelligence organizations. 

    Schiff responded with his own press conference, claiming that Nunes had “tainted” the investigation into Russian interference in the election and now only a special prosecutor could fairly look into the accusations.

    Who is Adam Schiff and how did he get to this position? Here are a few things you may not know about him.

    1. He is an attorney. He graduated from Harvard. 
    2. He wasn’t a shoo-in for Congress. He lost three elections to the California State House before being elected to the state Senate. He was then elected to the U.S. House in 2001.
    3. He may run for Sen. Diane Feinstein’s Senate seat if she retires in 2018.
    4. As the ranking member of the HPSCI, he’s a member of the “Gang of Eight.” In that role, he is privy to high-level intelligence information. By law, he receives information about intelligence from the White House.
    5. He is on leave from the House Appropriations Committee, and served on the House Select Committee on Benghazi.
    6. He voted for the Patriot Act, and also has sponsored animal rights legislation.
    7. He’s married. His wife’s name is Eve. The couple have two children.

    Intoxicated woman shoots up PA bar after workers cut her off

    A Pennsylvania woman is facing felony charges after allegedly riddling the front of a Pittsburgh-area restaurant with bullets after she was cut off from the bar.

    Police said Jamie Dawson fired 5 to 6 rounds into establishment in Trafford overnight Monday. The shots shattered glass and pockmarked the building with bullet holes.

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    Dawson became angry after she was kicked out of the restaurant over her drunken behavior, police said. A bartender was able to lock the door and called 911 as the shots rang out.

    Dawson was later arrested at her mother’s house.

    It’s not her first run-in with the law. Dawson was also charged earlier this month in two separate drunken driving incidents in Allegheny County.

    Breast implants linked to rare cancer, 9 deaths to date FDA says

    The Food and Drug Administration has officially linked breast implants to nine deaths from a rare cancer. 

    The FDA has received more than 350 reports, including the nine deaths, as of Feb. 1, about breast implant-linked anaplastic large cell lymphoma, ALCL, an extremely rare cancer that affects the immune system.

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    “The exact number of cases remains difficult to determine due to significant limitations in world-wide reporting and lack of global implant sales data,” the agency said in a statement Tuesday. 

    The numbers do show that ALCL occurs more frequently in women who received textured implants, rather than implants with smooth surfaces. In the FDA report, out of 359 cases of ALCL, 231 included information on implant surfaces. The agency reported 203 involved textured implants compared to 29 that were smooth.

    Symptoms of the implant-linked cancer include lumps, pain and swelling.

    The government first raised concerns about the safety of both silicone and saline breast implants and the possible connection to cancer in 2011.

    As many as 11 million women worldwide have breast implants, according to data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Plastic Surgeon Foundation.

    Forbes annual billionaires list shows Trump down 200 over slots

    Forbes has released its annual list of the richest people in the world, but President Donald Trump’s position on the list has dramatically declined.

    USA Today reported that Trump’s ranking dramatically fell 220 slots from No. 324 to No. 544. That ranking is a 20-way tie.

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    At No. 1 for the fourth year in a row is Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, 61, whose net worth increased over $10 billion from $75 billion to $86 billion. Warren Buffet is in the second spot. His net worth increased $14.8 billion from 60.8 billion in 2016 to $75.6 billion, according to Forbes.

    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos had a significant net worth increase from $45.2 to $72.8 billion and closes out the top three.

    Here are the top 10 richest people in the world, according to Forbes:

    1. Bill Gates: $86 billion 
    2. Warren Buffett: $75.6 billion 
    3. Jeff Bezos: $72.8 billion
    4. Amancio Ortega: $71.3 billion 
    5. Mark Zuckerberg: $56 billion
    6. Carlos Slim Helu: $54.5 billion 
    7. Larry Ellison: $52.2 billion
    8. Charles Koch: $48.3 billion
    9. David Koch: $48.3 billion
    10. Michael Bloomberg: $47.5 billion