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Utah ‘Real Housewives’ star seeks fraud case dismissal

Jun. 16, 2021 21:49 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” star Jen Shah and her defense attorneys have asked a federal judge in New York this week to dismiss charges against her in a fraud case because officers allegedly coerced her into waiving her Miranda rights when she was arrested...

No apology: Tavis Smiley makes comeback bid after PBS firing

Jun. 16, 2021 20:05 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three years after workplace misconduct allegations cost veteran TV and radio talk-show host Tavis Smiley his job and a national forum, he’s ending his silence. Smiley, who continues to deny the claims of unwanted sexual behavior that led PBS to drop...

The Lilly King Show: Swimmer bringing brash talk to Tokyo

Jun. 16, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Lilly King Show is headed to Tokyo. No subject is off limits. Drug cheats? Ban 'em from the pool. The Aussies? They better be prepared to settle for a whole bunch of silvers. In a...

Murder charges filed in death of woman first ruled suicide

Jun. 16, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) — Two people have been charged with murder in the killing of an Alabama woman whose death earlier this month was initially believed to be a suicide, police said. John Wayne Sutton, 48, and Laura Lynn Lovequist, 29, both of Jack, were arrested in...

Chlöe, Shahidi, Cordae part of Disney EP honoring Black life

Jun. 16, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Disney is celebrating this year’s Juneteenth with a new EP about the Black experience featuring actor and activist Yara Shahidi, Chlöe Bailey of Chloe x Halle and rapper YBN Cordae, who is donating his proceeds to students attending historically Black colleges and...

The ESPYS returning to New York, Anthony Mackie to host

Jun. 16, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The ESPYS are returning to New York next month for the first time since 1999, with actor Anthony Mackie hosting the show that honors the year’s top athletes and sports moments. The show will air July 10 live on ABC from The Rooftop at Pier 17 at the...

COVID-19 cases delay long-awaited Royal Caribbean cruise

Jun. 16, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Royal Caribbean International is postponing for nearly a month one of the highly anticipated first sailings from the U.S. since the pandemic began because eight crew members tested positive for COVID-19, the company's CEO said. The brand new Odyssey of the...

2016 medalist Prenot fails to advance at US swim trials

Jun. 16, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Josh Prenot failed to advance from the preliminaries of the 200-meter breaststroke at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials Wednesday, a bitter blow for the silver medalist from the 2016 Rio Games. Prenot said he'll take at least the next year off to...

Former WNBA, Louisville guard Schimmel arrested in Oregon

Jun. 15, 2021 20:03 PM EDT

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Former WNBA All-Star Game MVP and Louisville All-American guard Shoni Schimmel is being held in an Oregon jail on multiple charges including felony assault and criminal mischief. Schimmel, 29, was arrested early Monday and remained in the Umatilla...

Former NFL player, Wisconsin star is accused of assault

Jun. 15, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A former NFL player and University of Wisconsin football star is accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting a young girl. Thomas Allen Burke, 44, is charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct in St. Louis County, Minnesota. According to a...