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Citing withheld evidence, judge frees death row inmate

Jun. 18, 2021 08:30 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man who was convicted 12 years ago in a woman’s stabbing death has been freed by a judge who cited the discovery of evidence that could have strengthened his defense but wasn’t shared with his attorneys. Michael Wayne...

Manuel reveals burnout diagnosis after loss at swim trials

Jun. 18, 2021 02:41 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Tears welled in Simone Manuel's eyes. Her voice broke as she revealed the heartbreaking reason behind her failure to advance in the 100-meter freestyle at the U.S. Olympic trials. The first Black woman ever to win an individual...

Dressel wins, but Manuel fails to advance in swim stunner

Jun. 17, 2021 22:48 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Caeleb Dressel locked up his spot for Tokyo, where he's expected to be one of the biggest stars in the Olympic pool. Simone Manuel got left behind. In the biggest surprise yet at the U.S. swimming trials, the defending Olympic...

R. Kelly nears OK for new legal team for upcoming trial

Jun. 17, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jailed R&B singer R. Kelly will likely get to keep a new lawyer in his federal sex-trafficking case despite questions about the attorney’s texts and other communications with one of Kelly’s ex-girlfriends. Kelly, 54, is accused of leading an...

No apology: Tavis Smiley makes comeback bid after PBS firing

Jun. 17, 2021 04:56 AM 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...

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...