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The Latest: Actress to get bail hearing in sex slave case

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the actress charged with helping to recruit women into a cult-like organization. (all times local): 6:30 p.m. An actress best known for playing a young Superman’s friend has pleaded not guilty to charges she helped recruit women into a cult-like organization. Allison Mack was charged Friday sex trafficking after federal prosecutors said she …

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Actress arrested in sex trafficking in ‘guru to stars’ case

Allison Mack

NEW YORK (AP) — A television actress best known for playing a young Superman’s close friend pleaded not guilty Friday to sex trafficking after federal prosecutors said she worked as a slave “master” recruiting unsuspecting women to a cult-like group led by a man who sold himself as a self-improvement guru to the stars. Allison Mack was accused in an …

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Karolyis to NBC: ‘No way’ they knew about doctor’s behavior

Bela Karolyi, Marta Karolyi

NEW YORK (AP) — Former USA Gymnastics women’s national team coordinator Martha Karolyi and husband Bela tell NBC they were unaware of the abusive behavior by a former national team doctor now serving decades in prison. Martha Karolyi led the national team for 15 years before retiring after the 2016 Rio Olympics. She tells Savannah Guthrie in “no way” did …

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Candidate buys ads on Sinclair TV stations to blast company

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Democratic candidate for Montana’s U.S. House seat is using Sinclair Broadcast Group’s own television stations to blast the company for forcing its reporters to read the conservative-leaning corporation’s statements on air. John Heenan bought ads that will air starting Monday on Sinclair-owned stations KECI-TV in Missoula and KTVM-TV in Bozeman and Butte. In it, he …

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Reality television show crew cleared in airport bomb scare

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors have dismissed all charges against a television crew accused of creating a false public alarm when one of its devices prompted a bomb alert at one of the New York area’s three major airports. New Jersey prosecutors announced the decision Friday. Acting Essex County prosecutor Robert Laurino says his office couldn’t prove the nine people …

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Champ Eagles vs. Atlanta to open season, also play in London

NEW YORK (AP) — Super Bowl champion Philadelphia will host Atlanta to kick off the 2018 NFL season on Thursday night, Sept. 6. Green Bay hosts Chicago in the first Sunday night matchup on Sept. 9, while the Monday nighters on opening weekend feature the New York Jets at Detroit, followed by the Los Angeles Rams at Oakland. The Eagles …

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IndyCar star Dixon to try skills on “American Ninja Warrior”

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Scott Dixon will be the latest IndyCar driver to enter the realm of reality TV when he auditions in Indianapolis next week for “American Ninja Warrior.” The four-time IndyCar champion, nicknamed “The Iceman,” thought it sounded fun when he was approached with the idea of trying out. As the competition has drawn near, Dixon is wondering …

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’60 Minutes’ report details progression of Alzheimer’s

NEW YORK (AP) — Filmed over 10 years, a “60 Minutes” report this weekend shows in startling detail the progression that Alzheimer’s disease takes on a patient. CBS medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook began interviewing Mike and Carol Daly of Staten Island, New York, in 2008, shortly after Carol learned of her diagnosis. She was mildly forgetful but functional, although …

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‘Dance Moms’ star Miller has cancer, underwent spine surgery

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Former “Dance Moms” reality TV star Abby Lee Miller has been diagnosed with cancer. Doctor Hooman Melamed tells People.com she contracted what they thought was a rare spinal infection and nearly died this week. The doctor says Miller went to a California emergency room, where her condition deteriorated and she became “paralyzed from the neck down.” He …

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Child of Utah family with TV show dies after house fire

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police say a 2-year-old boy whose polygamous family is featured on a reality TV show has died following a fire in a southeastern Utah home. The Deseret News reports Adonija Foster died of smoke inhalation Saturday after a fire ignited in the room where he was sleeping. Members of the toddler’s family star in TLC’s …

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