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Olympic trials pique viewer interest in Tokyo Summer Games

Jun. 23, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amid all the back-and-forth about the feasibility of holding the Tokyo Olympics during the pandemic, there are early indications of viewer interest in the summer games. U.S. Olympic team trials in swimming and track and field that aired Sunday on NBC...

Spears set to make rare remarks to conservatorship judge

Jun. 23, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the most anticipated hearing in the case in years, Britney Spears is expected to address a judge overseeing the conservatorship that has controlled the pop star's money and affairs since 2008. If Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny does...

Jill Biden touts vaccine in poorly inoculated Mississippi

Jun. 22, 2021 21:44 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — First lady Jill Biden visited one of the states least vaccinated against COVID-19 on Tuesday, encouraging residents of Mississippi to get their shots and telling them, "The White House, our administration — we care about you.” “I’m here...

Kobe Bryant's widow to settle lawsuit over deadly crash

Jun. 22, 2021 21:31 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant's widow has agreed to settle a lawsuit against the pilot and owners of the helicopter that crashed last year, killing the NBA star, his daughter, Gianna, and seven others. Vanessa Bryant, her children and relatives of other victims filed a...

Review: In 'F9,' finding a new gear for ridiculousness

Jun. 22, 2021 18:53 PM EDT

In 20 years and 10 movies the “Fast and Furious” series has relentlessly insisted that its saga is really, truly about family. With all due respect to Vin Diesel's Toretto clan, I must disagree. The “Fast and Furious” movies are really about reaching new...

Norman Rockwell Museum of Vermont to close after decades

Jun. 22, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — Norman Rockwell Museum of Vermont is planning to close its doors at the end of the year, almost half a century after its opening. The museum recently reopened after being closed for months because of the pandemic. Business has been slow since the...

New HBO docu-series centers on Pahrump TV news station

Jun. 22, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) — A TV station in southern Nevada is the subject of an upcoming HBO program. The cable network announced Tuesday that KPVM-TV in Pahrump will be featured in a six-part, half-hour documentary series. “Small Town News: KPVM...

Review: 'A Distant Grave' is a complex and lyrical thriller

Jun. 22, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

“A Distant Grave,” by Sarah Stewart Taylor (Minotaur) Homicide detective Maggie D’arcy has been hoping to heat up a cross-Atlantic romance with her sweetheart, Conor Kearney, but after a body turns up on Long Island beach, her trip to Ireland appears to be off. ...

Opera singer says Paris police detained, strip searched her

Jun. 22, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — South African opera star Pretty Yende said she was detained by French authorities, strip searched and held in a dark room at Paris’ main airport after arriving this week for a starring role at the Theatre des Champs-Elysees. “Police brutality is real...

Review: Connected short stories starring beautiful messes

Jun. 22, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

“Filthy Animals,” by Brandon Taylor (Riverhead) Brandon Taylor’s “Filthy Animals,” a book of interconnected short stories, is a chronicle of pain, identity, recovery and the desperation we all feel for human connection. A depressed and...