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  • Waldrup - David Waldrup Flight Training 1969 Dallas

    Memories of watching Apollo 11: ‘You could hear a pin drop’

    NEW YORK (AP) — When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took their first steps on the moon in 1969, the world was watching. Live TV coverage made hundreds of millions witnesses to history. They huddled in front of televisions at home and gathered in auditoriums and schoolrooms as the Apollo 11 astronauts ventured onto another world for the first time. …
  • Jury deliberates death penalty in Chinese scholar’s slaying

    PEORIA, Ill. (AP) —  Jurors began deliberations Wednesday on whether a former University of Illinois doctoral student should be put to death for the brutal slaying of a scholar from China he abducted at a bus stop. Brent Christensen’s attorney, Elisabeth Pollock, teared up during closing arguments in the penalty phase in U.S. District Court in Peoria, at one point …
  • Kevin Spacey

    Prosecutors drop groping case against Kevin Spacey

    BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors dropped a case Wednesday accusing Kevin Spacey of groping a young man at a resort island bar in 2016, more than a week after the accuser refused to testify about a missing cellphone the defense says contains information that supports the actor’s claims of innocence. Spacey was charged with indecent assault and battery last year in …
  • Police arrest Hawaiian protesters trying to block telescope

    HONOLULU (AP) — Police arrested elderly protesters, some using wheelchairs and canes, as they blocked a road Wednesday to Hawaii’s highest peak to try to stop construction of a giant telescope on land some Native Hawaiians consider sacred. Protest leader Kealoha Pisciotta told The Associated Press that hundreds of demonstrators moved aside to allow police to take away about 30 …
  • Satya Nadella

    Microsoft reports hundreds of election-related cyber probes

    Microsoft says it has detected more than 740 infiltration attempts by nation-state actors in the past year targeting U.S.-based political parties, campaigns and other democracy-focused organizations including think tanks and other nonprofits. A company spokeswoman would not name or further characterize the targets. All subscribe to Microsoft’s year-old AccountGuard service. It provides free cyberthreat detection to candidates, campaigns and other …
  • Broncos kick off NFL training camps with Sanders on board

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos are the first team in the NFL to kick off training camp Thursday, and they’ll do it with Emmanuel Sanders on hand but maybe not Drew Lock. Sanders won’t be full-go as he continues his comeback from a torn Achilles tendon last December, but “Emmanuel looks good. He’s not going to go on …
  • David Marcus, Maxine Waters

    Dems pan ‘Zuck buck,’ want Facebook to rein in currency plan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook endured a second day of criticism from Congress over its plan to create a digital currency as senior House Democrats asked Facebook to scale back the project and threatened legislation that would block big tech companies from getting into banking. Facebook’s massive market power and its record of scandals, fines and privacy breaches were on trial …
  • Janet Jackson, 50 Cent to perform at Saudi Arabia concert

    NEW YORK (AP) — Janet Jackson and rappers 50 Cent and Future have been added to the lineup for the Jeddah World Fest, the concert in Saudi Arabia that Nicki Minaj pulled out of after human rights organizations urged the rapper to cancel her appearance. The website for the event, to take place Thursday at the King Abdullah Sports Stadium, …
  • R. Kelly doesn’t have freedom, money for this legal battle

    CHICAGO (AP) — The difference between R. Kelly’s life in 2002 when he was last charged with child sex-related crimes and his arrest last week on even more serious charges was on full display when the R&B singer turned and slowly walked out of court. Each step Tuesday was cut shorter than normal by the shackles around his ankles — …
  • Ken Ehrlich returns as executive producer of Grammy Awards

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ken Ehrlich is returning as executive producer of the 62nd annual Grammy Awards for the last time, capping his 40th anniversary with what’s called “music’s biggest night.” The Recording Academy announced Wednesday that Ben Winston will become the executive producer for the 63rd telecast in 2021. The academy says Ehrlich is known for his unexpected pairings …
  • Luke Combs

    Luke Combs adds Grand Ole Opry member to list of accolades

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country singer Luke Combs was just 6 years old when his mom and grandmother snuck him into his first concert by hiding him in the backseat of their car so he could go see Vince Gill play at a minor league baseball stadium. It came full circle for the singer-songwriter from North Carolina when Gill came …
  • Johnny Clegg, anti-apartheid musician in South Africa, dies

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Johnny Clegg, a South African musician who performed in defiance of racial barriers imposed under the country’s apartheid system decades ago and celebrated its new democracy under Nelson Mandela, died Tuesday. He was 66 and had pancreatic cancer. The Grammy-nominated and British-born singer sometimes called the “White Zulu” died peacefully at home in Johannesburg with his family …
  • R Kelly

    Judge orders R. Kelly held in jail without bond in sex case

    CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday ordered R. Kelly held in jail without bond after a prosecutor warned that the singer accused of having sex with minors and trying to cover up the crimes would pose an extreme danger to young girls if set free. “If he was attracted to middle school girls in 1999 then he’s still …
  • Meek Mill

    Meek Mill lawyers: Case could crumble if new trial granted

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawyers for Meek Mill asked an appeals court Tuesday to overturn a 2008 drug and gun conviction that has kept the rapper on probation for a decade and made him a celebrity crusader for criminal justice reform. Defense lawyers believe the city judge who has overseen his case and sent him to prison in 2017 over minor …
  • ‘Game of Thrones’ reigns with record 32 Emmy nominations

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — HBO’s “Game of Thrones” slashed its way to a record-setting 32 Emmy nominations Tuesday for its eighth and final season, leading HBO back to dominance over Netflix, the streaming service that bumped it last year from atop the increasingly crowded television heap. The bloodthirsty saga’s total eclipsed the all-time series record of 27 nods earned by …
  • Pete Alonso

    Baseball’s Home Run Derby proves a popular summer event

    NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball’s All-Star game is fading as a midsummer television attraction, but the adjunct Home Run Derby is becoming popular in its own right. The Nielsen company says a little more than 8 million people watched Tuesday’s All-Star game on Fox, enough to be the second-most popular thing on television after “America’s Got Talent” last week. The …
  • The Latest: ‘When They See Us’ star wept at Emmy nomination

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the Emmy nominations (all times local): 12:44 p.m. Actor Jharrel Jerome of “When They See Us” says he cried so much when he learned of his Emmy nomination that you would have thought he had lost a family member. Jerome told The Associated Press that it “was just pure joy and pure happiness …
  • CNN plans to set debate lineup reminiscent of sports

    NEW YORK (AP) — The political equivalent to NBA first pick Zion Williamson is unclear, but CNN this week brings the showmanship of sports draft lotteries to the presidential campaign by televising its drawing to set the lineup for the second Democratic debate. CNN will unveil stage positions Thursday at 8 p.m. EDT for the 20-candidate debate, scheduled for July …
  • Ken Jeong, D'Arcy Carden

    Partial list of nominees for annual Primetime Emmy Awards

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Partial list of nominees for the annual Primetime Emmy Awards, announced Tuesday by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. For the complete list, visit Emmys.com : Comedy Series: “Barry”; “Fleabag”; “The Good Place”; “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”; “Russian Doll”; “Schitt’s Creek”; “Veep.” Drama Series: “Better Call Saul”; “Bodyguard”; “Game of Thrones”; “Killing Eve”; “Ozark”; “Pose”; …
  • Beyonce

    Beyoncé and docs on R. Kelly, Michael Jackson get Emmy nods

    NEW YORK (AP) — Beyoncé’s “Homecoming” film has scored six Emmy nominations, while documentaries on Michael Jackson, R. Kelly and the disastrous Fyre Festival also picked up nominations. With Netflix’s “Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé,” the pop star personally earned four of the six nominations Tuesday, including bids for producing, writing, co-directing and musical direction. In the outstanding variety special …
  • Katherine Langford

    Graphic suicide scene edited out of ’13 Reasons Why’ finale

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Netflix has decided to remove a graphic suicide scene from the Season 1 finale of its show “13 Reasons Why” as the series prepares to launch its third season. Show creator Brian Yorkey says in a statement on Twitter the intent in portraying the suicide in such graphic detail was to “make sure no one would …
  • Fans to descend on San Diego for the 50th Comic-Con

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Dust off your Captain Marvel cosplay, San Diego Comic-Con is here. The four-and-a-half day convention kicks off Wednesday when the show room floor opens to thousands vying for exclusive merchandise, from art to toys. Later, Warner Bros. will get things going with a ScareDiego event promising some hair-raising new footage from “It: Chapter Two.” “We have …
  • ‘Game of Thrones’ reigns with record 32 Emmy nominations

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — HBO’s “Game of Thrones” slashed its way to a record-setting 32 Emmy nominations Tuesday for its eighth and final season, leading HBO back to dominance over Netflix, the streaming service that bumped it last year from atop the increasingly crowded television heap. The bloodthirsty saga’s total eclipsed the all-time series record of 27 nods earned by …
  • The Latest: ‘When They See Us’ star wept at Emmy nomination

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the Emmy nominations (all times local): 12:44 p.m. Actor Jharrel Jerome of “When They See Us” says he cried so much when he learned of his Emmy nomination that you would have thought he had lost a family member. Jerome told The Associated Press that it “was just pure joy and pure happiness …
  • Ken Jeong, D'Arcy Carden

    Partial list of nominees for annual Primetime Emmy Awards

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Partial list of nominees for the annual Primetime Emmy Awards, announced Tuesday by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. For the complete list, visit Emmys.com : Comedy Series: “Barry”; “Fleabag”; “The Good Place”; “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”; “Russian Doll”; “Schitt’s Creek”; “Veep.” Drama Series: “Better Call Saul”; “Bodyguard”; “Game of Thrones”; “Killing Eve”; “Ozark”; “Pose”; …
  • Austin Butler to star as Elvis in Baz Luhrmann-helmed biopic

    NEW YORK (AP) — Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley biopic has found its King. After a competitive casting contest, 27-year-old actor Austin Butler has been cast as Presley. Ansel Elgort, Harry Styles and Miles Teller all reportedly tested for the role ultimately won by Butler, who last year appeared in the Denzel Washington Broadway revival of “The Iceman Cometh.” Luhrmann says …
  • Young ‘Lion King’ actors had Beyoncé-size shoes to fill

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The pressure was on for young actors Shahadi Wright Joseph and JD McCrary when they got word that they’d been cast as the voices of young Nala and young Simba in “The Lion King.” Not only was it an ambitious remake of an iconic film, but it was their first major Hollywood project. Then they …
  • Elizabeth Gabler

    Fox 2000 chief joins Sony after being jettisoned by Disney

    NEW YORK (AP) — Elizabeth Gabler, whose Fox 2000 produced acclaimed literary adaptations like “Life of Pi” and “Hidden Figures” before being axed in the aftermath of the Walt Disney Co. acquisition, has found a new home at Sony Pictures. Sony on Monday announced a new production deal with the former Fox 2000 president and her entire Fox 2000 team. …
  • Kevin Spacey

    Prosecutors drop groping case against Kevin Spacey

    BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors dropped a case Wednesday accusing Kevin Spacey of groping a young man at a resort island bar in 2016, more than a week after the accuser refused to testify about a missing cellphone the defense says contains information that supports the actor’s claims of innocence. Spacey was charged with indecent assault and battery last year in …
  • Janet Jackson, 50 Cent to perform at Saudi Arabia concert

    NEW YORK (AP) — Janet Jackson and rappers 50 Cent and Future have been added to the lineup for the Jeddah World Fest, the concert in Saudi Arabia that Nicki Minaj pulled out of after human rights organizations urged the rapper to cancel her appearance. The website for the event, to take place Thursday at the King Abdullah Sports Stadium, …
  • R. Kelly doesn’t have freedom, money for this legal battle

    CHICAGO (AP) — The difference between R. Kelly’s life in 2002 when he was last charged with child sex-related crimes and his arrest last week on even more serious charges was on full display when the R&B singer turned and slowly walked out of court. Each step Tuesday was cut shorter than normal by the shackles around his ankles — …
  • ‘Game of Thrones’ reigns with record 32 Emmy nominations

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — HBO’s “Game of Thrones” slashed its way to a record-setting 32 Emmy nominations Tuesday for its eighth and final season, leading HBO back to dominance over Netflix, the streaming service that bumped it last year from atop the increasingly crowded television heap. The bloodthirsty saga’s total eclipsed the all-time series record of 27 nods earned by …
  • R Kelly

    Judge orders R. Kelly held in jail without bond in sex case

    CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday ordered R. Kelly held in jail without bond after a prosecutor warned that the singer accused of having sex with minors and trying to cover up the crimes would pose an extreme danger to young girls if set free. “If he was attracted to middle school girls in 1999 then he’s still …
  • Meek Mill

    Meek Mill lawyers: Case could crumble if new trial granted

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawyers for Meek Mill asked an appeals court Tuesday to overturn a 2008 drug and gun conviction that has kept the rapper on probation for a decade and made him a celebrity crusader for criminal justice reform. Defense lawyers believe the city judge who has overseen his case and sent him to prison in 2017 over minor …
  • The Latest: ‘When They See Us’ star wept at Emmy nomination

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the Emmy nominations (all times local): 12:44 p.m. Actor Jharrel Jerome of “When They See Us” says he cried so much when he learned of his Emmy nomination that you would have thought he had lost a family member. Jerome told The Associated Press that it “was just pure joy and pure happiness …