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Flying start: American swimmers do just fine without Phelps

Jul. 25, 2021 05:55 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Michael Phelps was up in his broadcast seat, a mere observer rather than the driving force of U.S. swimming. No need to fret about what he left behind. The Americans are off to a flying start at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre. ...

Jackie Mason, comic who perfected amused outrage, dies at 93

Jul. 24, 2021 22:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jackie Mason, a rabbi-turned-comedian whose feisty brand of standup comedy led him to Catskills nightclubs, West Coast talk shows and Broadway stages, has died. He was 93. Mason died Saturday at 6 p.m. ET at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Manhattan after being...

Matt Harvey impressive again, Orioles beat Nationals 5-3

Jul. 24, 2021 22:12 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Matt Harvey allowed one hit in six scoreless innings in another outstanding performance and the Baltimore Orioles held on to beat the fading Washington Nationals 5-3 on Saturday night. Harvey (5-10) allowed only one baserunner — Trea Turner hit a...

Comedian Jackie Mason, the former rabbi who got laughs from the Catskills to California, has died. He was 93.

Jul. 24, 2021 21:33 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Comedian Jackie Mason, the former rabbi who got laughs from the Catskills to California, has died. He was 93.

Leon Bridges shares his evolution to 'Gold-Digger Sound'

Jul. 24, 2021 17:37 PM EDT

“Gold-Diggers Sound” is an apropos name for the third studio album of an artist who struck it rich six years ago with his debut LP. Leon Bridges’ music quickly earned him recognition. “Coming Home” was nominated for Best R&B album at the 2015 Grammys. Three...

Former St. Louis high school basketball star fatally

Jul. 24, 2021 17:55 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former St. Louis high school basketball star who played briefly for Notre Dame and Missouri in college was shot and killed in north St. Louis County, police said. Cameron Biedscheid, 27, was killed Friday on the block where he lived. Police did not...

Prosecutors air more claims in R. Kelly case; 1 involves boy

Jul. 24, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors in R. Kelly's sex trafficking case say he had sexual contact with an underage boy in addition to girls, and the government wants jurors in his upcoming sex trafficking trial to hear those claims. Prosecutors aired a wide-ranging raft...

Tucson's Hotel Congress in first phase of renovation plan

Jul. 24, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Tucson's iconic Hotel Congress is getting a revamp that staff say is more than a century in the making. The historic property, which has been closed all of July, is slated to re-open Aug. 12 after the first phase of a $750,000 remodeling effort, the...

Biles and Ledecky headline Day 2 of Olympic competition

Jul. 24, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Two of America's star Olympians headline Sunday's events at the Tokyo Games as Simone Biles and Katie Ledecky both begin their quests to rewrite the record books. The U.S. men’s basketball team begins play, while surfing makes its Olympic debut and the...

Shoji brothers highlight family's internment camp history

Jul. 24, 2021 12:07 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Volleyball has always been a family affair for U.S. stars Kawika and Erik Shoji. The sons of legendary University of Hawaii women's coach Dave Shoji have put together impressive playing careers of their own at Stanford and for the United States as they...