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The Latest: Trial begins for ex-NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr

VISTA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the rape trial of Kellen Winslow Jr. (all times local): 11:30 a.m. A jury in Southern California has heard opening statements from the prosecution and defense in the trial of former NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. He faces charges of raping two women last year and an unconscious 17-year-old girl in 2003. Prosecutor …

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AP Exclusive: Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost are engaged

Colin Jost, Scarlett Johansson

Wedding bells are in the future for actress Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost of “Saturday Night Live.” Johansson’s publicist Marcel Pariseau tells The Associated Press Sunday that the private couple is officially engaged after two years of dating. Pariseau says no date has been set for the nuptials. Johansson, 34, was previously married to actor Ryan Reynolds and journalist Romain …

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Oprah Winfrey speaks at college graduation in Colorado

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Oprah Winfrey tells college graduates in Colorado small steps lead to big accomplishments. Winfrey gave the commencement speech Sunday at Colorado College. The small liberal arts college in Colorado Springs awarded 590 undergraduate degrees. Winfrey quoted black activist Angela Davis, who said: “You have to act as if it were possible to radically change the …

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The Netherlands wins Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The Netherlands won the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv Saturday, with Duncan Laurence’s doleful piano ballad “Arcade” crowned champion of Europe’s annual music extravaganza. The 25-year-old was tapped as an early front-runner before the Grand Final but was only ranked third after the vote of professional juries from the 41 participating countries, trailing …

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Alvarado rebounds, Rays top Yanks 2-1, back into 1st place

NEW YORK (AP) — José Alvarado stepped onto the Yankee Stadium mound, 18 hours after walking off with a look of disgust when he wasted a two-run, ninth-inning lead. Luke Voit, whose home run started the previous night’s meltdown, singled leading off the 11th. Not this time. Alvarado struck out Aaron Hicks and retired Gary Sánchez on a game-ending double …

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Actor-comedian Sammy Shore, father of Pauly, dies at 92

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sammy Shore, an actor and standup comedian who co-founded the Comedy Store, died Saturday. He was 92. Through a spokeswoman, Shore’s family said he died at his Las Vegas home surrounded by family. He was the father of actor-comedian Pauly Shore. Shore’s nearly seven-decade career stretched from the “Borscht Belt” summer resorts of New York’s Catskill …

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Arnold Schwarzenegger assaulted during event in South Africa

Arnold Schwarzenegger

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger was assaulted during a public appearance in South Africa on Saturday, but the 71-year-old quickly recovered and said, “I’m just glad the idiot didn’t interrupt my Snapchat.” Video shows the former California governor standing and filming children at a sporting event in Johannesburg when a man makes a flying kick into his back. Schwarzenegger …

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Abortion rights demonstration held on Cannes red carpet

CANNES, France (AP) — Ahead of Saturday’s premiere of an Argentine documentary on abortion, dozens of women demonstrated for abortion rights on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival in France. Women, including the filmmakers and activists seen in the film, waved green handkerchiefs and carried a large banner while walking the Cannes carpet at the premiere of Argentine …

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The Latest: Football players say Ohio State doc abused them

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on the report detailing abuse of male athletes and students by a now-dead doctor at Ohio State. (all times local): 12:35 p.m. An attorney who is preparing a lawsuit against Ohio State University on behalf of more than 50 former athletes who say they were abused by a team physician says most of those …

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Asian Americans push for Smithsonian gallery of their own

Lisa Sasaki

The Smithsonian’s initiative on documenting Asians in America started humbly enough two decades ago, with a borrowed exhibit in a borrowed museum wing and a tiny staff. There was a National Museum of the American Indian attached to the Smithsonian, and progress was being made toward a museum on the National Mall celebrating African Americans’ history. But Asian Americans in …

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