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NWSL to probe player's claim of discrimination by security

Apr. 13, 2021 23:24 PM EDT

The National Women’s Soccer League opened an investigation Tuesday under its anti-discrimination policy after a Black player for the Chicago Red Stars said a security guard in Houston treated her and her boyfriend inappropriately because of their race. In a social media...

Man who attacked 2 women in SF not guilty of felony assault

Apr. 13, 2021 21:58 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man who attacked two women on San Francisco's Embarcadero was acquitted of felony assault after his attorneys said he suffered a psychotic episode. George Kennedy was acquitted Monday of the felony and convicted only of a misdemeanor charge of...

Missouri lawmakers consider day to honor Rush Limbaugh

Apr. 13, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers are considering setting aside a day each January to honor the late Rush Limbaugh, a proposal that has ignited controversy. The Cape Girardeau native gained national fame before he died in February at age 70 after a battle...

ACM nominee engineer Gena Johnson crafts hit records

Apr. 13, 2021 15:17 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Inside the Nashville basement studio of audio engineer Gena Johnson, she has mementos from many of the artists she's helped to record and who have also shaped her own career. A turn of the century upright piano that Ben Folds helped her find...

Skate park honoring late skater gets boost from Tony Hawk

Apr. 13, 2021 10:58 AM EDT

LEOMINSTER, Mass. (AP) — A skate park renovation project honoring a skater who was killed when a driver struck him as he was walking to work is getting a $10,000 donation from skateboarding pioneer Tony Hawk's foundation. The town of Leominster has secured other...

Selena Gomez and J.Lo headline vax concert for poor nations

Apr. 13, 2021 09:32 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Backed by an international concert hosted by Selena Gomez and headlined by Jennifer Lopez, Global Citizen is unveiling an ambitious campaign to help medical workers in the world’s poorest countries quickly receive COVID-19 vaccines. The anti-poverty...

Prince Philip shaped, and was shaped by, a century of tumult

Apr. 13, 2021 03:18 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Born into an age of revolutions in the wake of a pandemic, Prince Philip lived through a tumultuous century and worked to make the British monarchy a rock of stability in changing times. He bore witness to — and participated in — many of the...

California's ArcLight and Pacific Theaters to close for good

Apr. 12, 2021 23:54 PM EDT

Hollywood’s theatrical business may be slowly rebounding but for some exhibitors the last year has been catastrophic. Pacific Theaters, which operates some 300 screens in California, including the beloved ArcLight theaters and the historic Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, said Monday that it...

Kanye agrees with Kim on joint custody in divorce response

Apr. 12, 2021 16:48 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kanye West agrees with Kim Kardashian West that they should have joint custody of their four children and neither of them need spousal support, according to new divorce documents. West's attorneys filed his response Friday in Los Angeles Superior...

Luke Bryan tests positive for COVID, sidelined from 'Idol'

Apr. 12, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Luke Bryan says he's tested positive for COVID-19, which sidelined him from the season's first live “American Idol” episode on ABC. Paula Abdul, an original judge on the talent show when it aired on Fox, was announced as Bryan's replacement for...