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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...

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...

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...

Judge dismisses murder charges against Simone Biles’ brother

Jun. 15, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge in Ohio has dismissed murder charges filed against the brother of Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles, ruling Tuesday that prosecutors did not present evidence to sustain a conviction in a 2018 New Year’s Eve party shooting in Cleveland that left three men...

Illinois APME announces winners in 2020 newspaper contest

Jun. 15, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Winners have been announced in the Illinois Associated Press Media Editors 2020 newspaper contest. The awards were announced on May 7 during a virtual event held by the Illinois Associated Press Media Editors during the annual convention of the Illinois...

Need for speed: Ledecky wins 400 but slower than expected

Jun. 14, 2021 23:19 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Katie Ledecky touched the wall far ahead of everyone else at the U.S. swimming trials. No surprise there. But she was taken aback by the time. It wasn't as fast as expected, raising the stakes for an expected showdown in Tokyo...

Emotions stir Michael Phelps in his return to US trials

Jun. 14, 2021 21:17 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — It’s June in an Olympic year, and Michael Phelps is feeling it. In his mind and in his body. Except the winningest Olympian of all time has been retired for five years. Walking into these trials, seeing the swirling spotlights,...