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Britney Spears’ ex ordered to trial on stalking charge

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — A judge has found that there is enough evidence against a man once briefly married to Britney Spears to go to trial for felony stalking. Authorities say Jason Allen Alexander appeared uninvited at Spears' June 9 wedding to longtime boyfriend Sam Asghari at her home in Thousand Oaks, California. At a hearing Monday, a judge found there was sufficient evidence against Alexander for the stalking charge […]

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Rick Astley revisits his career-making song with ‘gratitude’

NEW YORK (AP) — How does Rick Astley handle one of his songs being part of the biggest internet meme of all time? He rolls with it, obviously. He says he's "ever so grateful for it." "Never Gonna Give You Up" turns 35 this year and is still very much alive, buoyed by a second chapter as a gentle joke wherein someone baits you with an enticing online link, which […]

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Tony Siragusa, who helped Ravens win Super Bowl, dies at 55

Tony Siragusa, the charismatic defensive tackle who helped lead a stout Baltimore defense to a Super Bowl title, died Wednesday. He was 55. Siragusa's broadcast agent, Jim Ornstein, confirmed the death Wednesday. The cause of death was not immediately available. The man known as "the Goose" played seven seasons with the Indianapolis Colts and five with the Ravens. Baltimore's 2000 team won the Super Bowl behind a defense that included […]

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Orioles OF Hays hits for cycle vs Nationals

BALTIMORE (AP) — Austin Hays has become the sixth player in Orioles history to hit for the cycle, an accomplishment he completed in the midst of a persistent rain shower. Facing Washington Nationals lefty Patrick Corbin on Wednesday night, Hays got an infield single in the first inning, hit a solo shot in the third and tripled in the fourth. That seemingly left the 26-year-old outfielder plenty of time to […]

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Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jaylon Ferguson dies at 26

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jaylon Ferguson has died at age 26. Ferguson's agent, Safarrah Lawson, confirmed his death Wednesday but did not provide the cause of death. Ferguson played three NFL seasons. All were with Baltimore. Ferguson set the college Football Bowl Subdivision career sacks record with 45 when he played at Louisiana Tech, and he was drafted by the Ravens in the third round in 2019. He played in 38 […]

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Pioneering pop music chart analyst Joel Whitburn dies at 82

NEW YORK (AP) — Joel Whitburn, who turned his fascination with the Billboard charts into a career cataloging the history of charted music that kept gatekeepers honest about the performance of hits, has died. He was 82. Whitburn published more than 100 total entries of series like "Top Pop Singles," "Top 40 Hits," "Top 40 Albums" and "Top 40 Country Hits," helping the whole industry with reliable chart stats and […]

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Mariah Carey, Neptunes, Lennox in Songwriters Hall of Fame

NEW YORK (AP) — After a glittering career stuffed with No. 1 hits — not to mention a two-year pandemic delay — Mariah Carey was finally inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on Thursday, but not before challenging her new fellow members to do better by women. She noted that out of the 439 total inductees into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, only 32 have been women until now. […]

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Members of Queen, the Police, Rush to honor Taylor Hawkins

NEW YORK (AP) — The London-based tribute concert for Foo Fighters' late drummer Taylor Hawkins will include Queen's Brian May and Roger Taylor, Rush's Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson, Pretenders frontwoman Chrissie Hynde, Oasis' Liam Gallagher and comedian Dave Chappelle. Others announced are Jane's Addiction's Chris Chaney, the Police's Stewart Copeland, Omar Hakim, Rufus Taylor, Wolfgang Van Halen, and Hawkins' cover band Chevy Metal. The show will take place Sept. […]

today06/15/2022

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Floods leave Yellowstone landscape ‘dramatically changed’

RED LODGE, Mont. (AP) — Historic floodwaters that raged through Yellowstone National Park may have permanently altered the course of a popular fishing river and left the sweeping landscape forever changed. Park officials say more than 10,000 visitors were ordered out of the nation's oldest national park after unprecedented flooding tore through its northern half, washing out bridges and roads and sweeping an employee bunkhouse miles downstream. Remarkably, no one […]

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