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How The Chicks dropped the word 'Dixie' from their name

Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 11:12am

When The Chicks decided to drop the word “Dixie” from the band's name, it was the culmination of years of internal discussions and attempts to distance itself from negative connotations with the word.

Man gets prison for failed theft of Magna Carta in England

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 9:54am

A U.K. judge has sentenced a man to four years for attempting to steal one of the original copies of the the Magna Carta from Salisbury Cathedral in England.

WWII-era planes make flyby in honor of late singer Vera Lynn

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 5:17am

World War II-era aircraft flew over the late singer Vera Lynn’s village in southeastern England on Friday, offering a final tribute to the “Forces’ Sweetheart” who buoyed the morale of Britain during the conflict and beyond.

New Euro soccer format a platform for CBS to build audience

Rob Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 9th - 4:32pm

August is a single elimination tournament tournament and that’s an amazing, unique piece," DeBevoise said. "When it comes to October when you have got six, eight (group stage) games on a Tuesday afternoon at 3 p.m. (ET) — that doesn’t make sense on TV.

Police: Pop Smoke's social media led killers to LA home

Stefanie Dazio, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 9th - 11:14am

Authorities believe rising rapper Pop Smoke was shot and killed during a Los Angeles home-invasion robbery in February after his social media posts led five suspects to the house he was renting, police said after detectives arrested the group Thursday morning.

MSNBC appoints Joy Reid as Chris Matthews' replacement

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 9th - 7:20am

MSNBC says Joy Reid will move into the early evening time slot vacated in March by former “Hardball” host Chris Matthew's retirement in March.

Teams search for 'Glee' star Naya Rivera at California lake

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 9th - 12:22am

Authorities were searching a Southern California lake Thursday for “Glee” star Naya Rivera who was feared drowned after her 4-year-old son was found alone on a rented boat.

Family re-imagines Bob Marley classic for COVID-19 relief

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 8th - 6:00pm

Bob Marley’s Grammy-winning children and chart-topping grandson have re-imagined one of his biggest hits to assist children affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

With a satirical fictional memoir, Jim Carrey gets real

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 8th - 2:52pm

When Jim Carrey and Dana Vachon handed in the book they had toiled on for eight years — a satirical “anti-memoir” about Carrey’s life but with increasingly extreme flights of absurdity — to Sonny Mehta, the late Knopf publisher said he would put it out as a novel. Carrey and Vachon protested.

Network: Shepard Smith joins CNBC for weeknight news program

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 8th - 1:53pm

Shepard Smith, who abruptly quit Fox News Channel last October amid the ascendancy of opinionated programming, will bring a nightly newscast to CNBC this fall.

NYT columnist Charles Blow writing 'Black Power Manifesto'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 8th - 7:01am

New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow is working on a book he had not planned to write.

Mayor Pete Buttigieg has a new book set for fall, 'Trust'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 8th - 6:00am

Pete Buttigieg's next book has a unifying message.

After 35 seasons, MTV's 'The Challenge' still going strong

Gary Gerard Hamilton, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 7th - 2:50pm

Before “Survivor,” “The Amazing Race” and “American Ninja Warrior,” there was MTV’s “The Challenge.”

The MacDowell Colony artist retreat renames itself MacDowell

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 7th - 7:00am

One of the country's oldest retreats for artists — The MacDowell Colony — will drop “Colony” from its name and call itself “MacDowell.”

Posthumous memoir by Sargent Shriver scheduled for January

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 7th - 6:01am

The late Sargent Shriver, the Peace Corps' founding director and an architect of President Lyndon Johnson's “War on Poverty,” left behind at least one unfinished project.

Former Kasabian frontman pleads guilty to assault

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 7th - 5:18am

Former Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan was sentenced to 200 hours of unpaid work after pleading guilty Tuesday at Leicester Magistrates’ Court to assaulting his former fiancée.

Tom Hanks on COVID-19, 'Greyhound' and wartime mentality

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 3:25pm

Since contracting COVID-19 in March, Tom Hanks has been, by most measures, busy. He and his wife, Rita Wilson, flew home after recuperating in Australia, where he had been shooting Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley film. He hosted a from-home episode of “Saturday Night Live,” an already distant enough memory that it takes a beat for him to remember it. And he saw his new World War II naval drama “Greyhound” steered from theatrical release by Sony Pictures to Apple TV+ — the streaming service’s biggest movie yet.

"Mona Lisa" back at work, visitors limited as Louvre reopens

John Leicester and Catherine Gaschka, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 8:41am

The “Mona Lisa” is back in business.

Little to celebrate in Pamplona with no running of the bulls

Álvaro Barrientos, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 7:43am

Residents in Spain’s northern city of Pamplona dressed up Monday in white clothes and traditional red scarves to mark what should have been the start of their annual San Fermín festival, which was cancelled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Singer Tom Meighan leaves Kasabian amid 'personal issues'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 6:57am

Frontman Tom Meighan has left British rockers Kasabian to deal with “personal issues,” the band said Monday.