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SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — The show has begun to see who will go home with the Miss USA title.The two-hour contest is being held in northern Louisiana in the city of Shreveport and is being broadcast on Fox.The competition features 51 women from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.The …
SEATTLE (AP) — Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors Smith sued USA Swimming on Monday, alleging the sport's national governing body knew her former coach sexually abused her as a minor and failed to protect her while shielding him.Kukors Smith alleges Sean Hutchison, who began coaching her at a …
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The release of "Deadpool 2" this weekend ended "Avengers: Infinity War's" three week stronghold on the top spot at the box office. 20th Century Fox's "Deadpool 2" grossed $125.5 million in its first weekend in theaters, slightly less than the first film's record-breaking …
NEW YORK (AP) — Streaming numbers for R. Kelly have remained intact a week after Spotify announced it had removed the R&B singer's music from its playlists, citing its new policy on hate content and hateful conduct.Spotify made the bold declaration on May 10, but R. Kelly's streaming …
CANNES, France (AP) — Fifty years after filmmakers shut down the Cannes Film Festival, the prestigious Cote d'Azur extravaganza was again shook by upheaval.From the start to the finish, the 71st Cannes was dominated by protest and petition for gender equality, culminating in the …
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Robert Wickens crashed Monday during the second-to-last practice for the Indianapolis 500, another headache for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports just two days after top driver James Hinchcliffe failed to make the field for the showcase race.In addition to finding a way to …
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and actress Angela Bassett were among those honored during Yale University's 317th commencement.The school conferred more than 3,700 degrees Monday during ceremonies held on the school's Old Campus.Pulitzer Prize-winning …
NEW YORK (AP) — A media watchdog group is calling on Netflix to pull its "13 Reasons Why" series because of potentially harmful content.The Parents Television Council describes the second season of the series as "a ticking time bomb to teens and children." It wants both seasons yanked.A …
"All the Ever Afters: The Untold Story of Cinderella's Stepmother" (William Morrow), by Danielle TellerHave you ever considered the beloved fairy tale of Cinderella from the perspective of the evil stepmother? What if she wasn't wicked at all, but a loving woman who cared deeply for all of her …
NEW YORK (AP) — The restaurant group co-owned by Mario Batali says it has been "actively negotiating" to buy out the celebrity chef facing sexual misconduct allegations.The B&B Hospitality Group says Batali and partner Joe Bastianich have signed a letter of intent and final terms could …
SEATTLE (AP) — Olympian Ariana Kukors Smith sues USA Swimming, alleging it covered up sexual abuse by her former coach.
NEW YORK (AP) — Barack and Michelle Obama are getting into the television business with Monday's announcement that they had signed a multi-year deal with Netflix.The former president and first lady have formed their own production company, Higher Ground Productions, for the material. In …
LONDON (AP) — Meghan Markle's nephew was given a warning by police after trying to take a knife into a London nightclub, hours after the royal wedding, the Sun newspaper reported Monday.The tabloid said 25-year-old Tyler Dooley, nephew of the now Duchess of Sussex, admitted having the knife …
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek comedian Harry Klynn, who for decades poked fun at his countrymen and their political leaders, has died at age 78 in his native city of Thessaloniki.Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras expressed condolences for Klynn's family after the comedian's death …
NEW YORK (AP) — Next season's Super Bowl from Atlanta will be televised in Spanish by ESPN Deportes.The NFL and CBS, which has English rights to the telecast on Feb. 3, 2019, reached agreement Monday with ESPN Deportes. That channel televised Super Bowl 50.ESPN Deportes also presents weekly …
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — American Film Institute founder and Kennedy Center Honors creator George Stevens Jr. is adding another chapter to film history by donating hundreds of items spanning five generations of his family to film academy's Margaret Herrick Library and its archive.The …
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has extended the administrative leave of Toronto closer Roberto Osuna for a third seven-day period through May 28 as it investigates an assault charge filed against the All-Star.Osuna was put on administrative leave by MLB on May 8. The pitcher was …
"Little Disasters" (Viking), by Randall KleinThe shared birthday of their sons initially connects Michael and Rebecca to Paul and Jenny. While the women labor, the husbands introduce themselves, sharing a smoke and shot of bourbon just off hospital grounds in anticipation of becoming fathers. One …
NEW YORK (AP) — Richard N. Goodwin, an aide, speechwriter and liberal force for the Kennedys and Lyndon Johnson who helped craft such historic addresses as Robert Kennedy's "ripples of hope" and LBJ's speeches on civil rights and "The Great Society," died Sunday evening at age 86.Goodwin, …
"The Outsider" (Scribner), by Stephen KingStephen King's new novel, "The Outsider," opens with witness interviews in a typewriter font, laying out the details of a grisly crime and setting the scene for a detective story.And for the first hundred or so pages, that's what readers get. Detective …

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