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Judge blocks video release in Memphis supermarket shooting

Aug. 31, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee judge has blocked the release of video of the fatal shooting of a man at a supermarket gas station, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Shelby County General Sessions Judge Louis Montesi Jr. issued a temporary restraining order stopping the...

Kool & the Gang co-founder Dennis Thomas dead at age 70

Aug. 07, 2021 17:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Dennis “Dee Tee” Thomas, a founding member of the long-running soul-funk band Kool & the Gang known for such hits as “Celebration” and “Get Down On It,” has died. He was 70. He died peacefully in his sleep Saturday in New Jersey, where he...

Brazil’s Andrade tumbles into stardom to hometown funk tune

Aug. 02, 2021 09:01 AM EDT

She kicked her leg above her head as the beat began and the crowd clapped in rhythm to the Brazilian funk song that helped gymnast Rebeca Andrade steal hearts across her homeland. Andrade has become a superstar since she arrived in Tokyo for the 2020 Olympics. After the...