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Country Dirt: LANCO Drops New Album Friday, Talks Of What’s Coming Up

Hey New York, we’re in town a night early for our show at the Gramercy tomorrow night. Right now we’re hanging out at Flat Iron Beer Hall on W 26th St. First fan here gets a drink on us and can show us around town a little bit. #TakeLANCOAnywhere A post shared by LANCO (@lancomusic) on Jan 16, 2018 at ... Read More »

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Every morning at 6:36,7:36, 8:36 Becca updates us on what’s trending in country music. Sponsored by Kenrick’s Meats! Midland used to have regular guy jobs AND Kenny Chesney moves to a new record label. Carrie Underwood released her new song “The Champion” and Ludacris makes an appearance on the song. Read More »

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  • David Allen Turpin, Louise Anna Turpin, Kent Ripley

    Grandparents shocked by reports of 13 starved grandchildren

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The grandparents of 13 starved and tortured children say their son’s family looked happy and healthy when they last visited California six years ago. “They were just like any ordinary family,” said Betty Turpin, the 81-year-old mother of David Turpin. “And they had such good relationships. I’m not just saying this stuff. These kids, we were ...
  • Maria Sharapova

    Heating up: Sharapova vs Kerber in 3rd round; Muguruza out

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza struggled with the heat in an upset second-round loss to Hsieh Su-wei that left just three major winners in the Australian Open women’s draw on Day 4. Two of them will meet in the third round. With temperatures forecast to hit 39 Celsius (102 Fahrenheit), 2008 Australian Open winner Maria Sharapova hurried ...
  • 52 people die in bus fire in Kazakhstan

    MOSCOW (AP) — Emergency officials in Kazakhstan say 52 people have died when a bus carrying them caught fire. The Emergencies Ministry of the former Soviet nation in Central Asia said Thursday’s tragedy happened in the northern Aktobe region. The ministry said that only five of 57 people in the bus have managed to get out and survived the fire. ...
  • China criticizes US moves on intellectual property, telecoms

    BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday criticized recent moves by the U.S. targeting the sale of fake goods and Chinese telecoms equipment, saying Washington lacked “objectivity” in its approach to Chinese businesses. Commerce Ministry spokesman Gao Feng told reporters the U.S. Trade Representative lacked direct conclusive evidence and supporting data in listing three Chinese online commerce platforms and six physical ...
  • Maria Sharapova

    The Latest: Keys dominant in 2nd-round Australian win

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Thursday at the Australian Open (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Madison Keys won the first 11 games and beat Ekaterina Alexandrova 6-0, 6-1 in a 41-minute third-round match at the Australian Open. The 17th-seeded Keys was dominant serving in the first set. She served five aces in six attempts to open the match ...
  • Asian shares mixed, reverse early gains echoing Wall Street

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Thursday, with some indexes erasing earlier gains that had echoed a rally on Wall Street. Traders are awaiting the release of Chinese GDP figures later Thursday. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 lost 0.4 percent to finish at 23,763.37. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 was little changed at 6,014.60 after zigzagging during the day, and ...
  • Aziz Ansari

    Is it news? Ansari story triggers media ethics debate

    What makes a private sexual encounter newsworthy? A little-known website raised that very question after publishing an unidentified woman’s vivid account of comedian Aziz Ansari’s sexual advances while the two were on a date. The story on Babe.net threw a wrench into the #MeToo movement, with some feminist writers dismissing the incident as a bad date that should have remained ...
  • Slow-moving winter storm leaves lingering effect in South

    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Several Southern states will be dealing with the lingering effects of a slow-moving winter storm that dumped a half-foot (15 centimeters) of snow on North Carolina’s largest cities, dusted the Deep South and killed at least 10 people. From Charlotte to Raleigh, North Carolina’s five most populous cities all saw significant snow from a system that ...
  • Ex-Ataris bassist indicted, accused of telemarketing fraud

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The former bassist of the rock band The Ataris awaits arraignment after he and a woman were indicted on federal conspiracy and fraud charges. Michael Sean Davenport was arrested last month at a Little Rock, Arkansas, airport on a warrant issued by a southern Illinois federal court accusing him of running a telemarketing business in ...
  • At least 10 deaths from snow, ice and record cold in South

    ATLANTA (AP) — Snow, ice and a record-breaking blast of cold closed runways, highways, schools and government offices across the South and sent cars sliding off roads Wednesday in a corner of the country ill-equipped to deal with wintry weather. At least 10 people died, including a baby in a car that plunged off a slippery overpass into a Louisiana ...
  • Elton John

    U2, Elton John, Kendrick Lamar to perform at Grammys

    NEW YORK (AP) — U2 and Elton John are headed to the Grammys to help the organization celebrate its 60th awards show. The Recording Academy announced Wednesday that U2 and John, who will sing one of his classics with Miley Cyrus, will perform at the Jan. 28 show at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Sam Smith and Kendrick ...
  • Chris Stapleton

    Stapleton, Arcade Fire, Modest Mouse lead Forecastle lineup

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Chris Stapleton, Arcade Fire and Modest Mouse lead the lineup for the Forecastle Festival in Louisville, Kentucky, along with Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Houndmouth and The War on Drugs. The July 13-15 music festival held on Waterfront Park on the banks of the Ohio River is in its 16th year. Weekend passes go on ...
  • Justin Timberlake

    Timberlake previews album in forest-like space, bugs and all

    NEW YORK (AP) — If the latest photos from Justin Timberlake’s new album campaign don’t relay the message that he’s into nature and the woods, his first listening for the project drove the point home. Tuesday’s event in New York City to debut “Man of the Woods” was decorated with bushes and trees, while ants coated in black garlic and ...
  • Ava DuVernay

    DuVernay, ‘black-ish,’ ‘Power’ win at NAACP Image Awards

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jubilant Ava DuVernay was named entertainer of the year at the NAACP Image Awards ceremony that focused on the black community’s power to create change. DuVernay lauded other black artists from the stage as she accepted her award Monday night, naming writers and directors such as Shonda Rhimes, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Kenya Barris and “Black Panther” ...
  • Rebecca Eaton, Kelly Macdonald, Benedict Cumberbatch

    The Latest: PBS marks ‘Mister Rogers’ 50th anniversary

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on upcoming programming from the TV Critics meeting in Pasadena, California (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Michael Keaton is narrating a 50th anniversary tribute to the late Fred Rogers and his beloved children’s program, “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” “Mister Rogers: It’s You I Like” will air March 6 on PBS and includes celebrity admirers sharing ...
  • Rebecca Eaton, Kelly Macdonald, Benedict Cumberbatch

    Benedict Cumberbatch returning as Sherlock? It’s a mystery

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Benedict Cumberbatch had a ready answer when asked when he might star in another “Sherlock” on PBS. “Goodbye,” he said, pleasantly, as he darted out of camera range during a satellite Q&A Wednesday. Cumberbatch was speaking to TV critics from London about a very different drama he stars in and produced, “The Child in Time.” The ...
  • Rupert Murdoch

    Rupert Murdoch suffered back injury during sailing accident

    NEW YORK (AP) — Media mogul Rupert Murdoch hurt his back in a recent sailing accident, according to a note provided to The Associated Press. The 86-year-old sent a note last week to senior colleagues at his companies, 21st Century Fox and News Corp., saying he will be working from home for weeks because of the injury, according to a ...
  • Football’s divisional round viewership down 16 percent

    NEW YORK (AP) — Television viewership for the NFL’s divisional round playoff games was down 16 percent compared to last year, offering ammunition to critics of the football league, but there are a couple of compelling explanations. The weekend’s four games averaged 30.43 million viewers, off from 36.22 million the year before, the Nielsen company said. The NFL has received ...
  • Rebecca Eaton, Kelly Macdonald, Benedict Cumberbatch

    Benedict Cumberbatch returning as Sherlock? It’s a mystery

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Benedict Cumberbatch had a ready answer when asked when he might star in another “Sherlock” on PBS. “Goodbye,” he said, pleasantly, as he quickly stepped off-camera during a satellite Q&A Wednesday. Cumberbatch was speaking to TV critics from London about a very different drama he stars in and produced, “The Child in Time.” The TV movie, ...
  • Hugh Wilson, director of ‘Police Academy,’ dead at 74

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hugh Wilson, an award-winning director and writer with a knack for broad and witty comedy whose credits ranged from the raucous film “Police Academy” to the popular sitcom “WKRP in Cincinnati,” has died at age 74. Wilson died Jan. 14 at his home in Charlottesville, Virginia. His wife, Charters Smith Wilson, told The Associated Press on ...
  • Katie Couric

    Katie Couric returning for Winter Olympics opening ceremony

    NEW YORK (AP) — NBC is bringing back Katie Couric to co-host the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics next month in South Korea, and will live-stream the pomp for the first time. Couric will work with Mike Tirico, who is replacing Bob Costas as prime-time host of the games, for the Feb. 9 ceremony. The torch-lighting and parade of ...
  • Rebecca Eaton, Kelly Macdonald, Benedict Cumberbatch

    The Latest: PBS marks ‘Mister Rogers’ 50th anniversary

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on upcoming programming from the TV Critics meeting in Pasadena, California (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Michael Keaton is narrating a 50th anniversary tribute to the late Fred Rogers and his beloved children’s program, “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” “Mister Rogers: It’s You I Like” will air March 6 on PBS and includes celebrity admirers sharing ...
  • Rebecca Eaton, Kelly Macdonald, Benedict Cumberbatch

    Benedict Cumberbatch returning as Sherlock? It’s a mystery

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Benedict Cumberbatch had a ready answer when asked when he might star in another “Sherlock” on PBS. “Goodbye,” he said, pleasantly, as he darted out of camera range during a satellite Q&A Wednesday. Cumberbatch was speaking to TV critics from London about a very different drama he stars in and produced, “The Child in Time.” The ...
  • Rebecca Eaton, Kelly Macdonald, Benedict Cumberbatch

    Benedict Cumberbatch returning as Sherlock? It’s a mystery

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Benedict Cumberbatch had a ready answer when asked when he might star in another “Sherlock” on PBS. “Goodbye,” he said, pleasantly, as he quickly stepped off-camera during a satellite Q&A Wednesday. Cumberbatch was speaking to TV critics from London about a very different drama he stars in and produced, “The Child in Time.” The TV movie, ...
  • Hugh Wilson, director of ‘Police Academy,’ dead at 74

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hugh Wilson, an award-winning director and writer with a knack for broad and witty comedy whose credits ranged from the raucous film “Police Academy” to the popular sitcom “WKRP in Cincinnati,” has died at age 74. Wilson died Jan. 14 at his home in Charlottesville, Virginia. His wife, Charters Smith Wilson, told The Associated Press on ...
  • North Dakota tabs Duhamel as tourism pitchman through 2019

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Even North Dakota’s tourism director admits it isn’t easy promoting a state where the first day of the new year brought temperatures down to a brutal 45 below zero. But having Hollywood actor and Minot native Josh Duhamel make the pitch helps, said Sara Otte Coleman, who heads the state’s tourism agency. “He has increased awareness,” ...
  • Tomei, Arquette, Nash and Munn to present at SAG Awards

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mandy Moore, Marisa Tomei, Olivia Munn and Rosanna Arquette will be among the presenters at Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards. Niecy Nash, Gina Rodriguez, Maya Rudolph and SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris are among the presenters announced Wednesday. The SAG Awards honor outstanding performances in television and film, with “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” and “Big Little ...
  • ‘The Last Jedi,’ ‘Three Billboards’ among AARP nominees

    NEW YORK (AP) — “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” hasn’t been mentioned much in this year’s awards season, but it’s among the nominees for AARP The Magazine’s 17th annual Movies for Grownups Awards. Oscar contenders are also in the mix. Besides “The Last Jedi,” nominees for best film include “Get Out,” ”Lady Bird,” ”The Shape of Water” and “Three Billboards ...
  • Aziz Ansari

    Is it news? Ansari story triggers media ethics debate

    What makes a private sexual encounter newsworthy? A little-known website raised that very question after publishing an unidentified woman’s vivid account of comedian Aziz Ansari’s sexual advances while the two were on a date. The story on Babe.net threw a wrench into the #MeToo movement, with some feminist writers dismissing the incident as a bad date that should have remained ...
  • Layisha Clarendon

    Ex-Cal G Clarendon sues university alleging sexual assault

    BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Former California women’s basketball player and current WNBA All-Star guard Layshia Clarendon has filed a lawsuit against Cal claiming she was sexually assaulted by a longtime member of the athletic department. The school acknowledged the lawsuit Wednesday night and said the staff member, Mohamed Muqtar, had recently been placed on paid leave. The assistant director of ...
  • Aziz Ansari

    Is it news? Ansari story triggers media ethics debate

    What makes a private sexual encounter newsworthy? A little-known website raised that very question after publishing an unidentified woman’s vivid account of comedian Aziz Ansari’s sexual advances while the two were on a date. The story on Babe.net threw a wrench into the #MeToo movement, with some feminist writers dismissing the incident as a bad date that should have remained ...
  • Dennis Rodman

    Rodman checks into rehab after DUI arrest

    The agent for former NBA star Dennis Rodman says the Hall of Famer has checked into an alcohol rehabilitation center after a weekend DUI arrest. Rodman’s longtime agent Darren Prince told The Associated Press that Rodman checked into Turning Point Rehabilitation Center in Patterson, New Jersey, on Wednesday to deal with his longtime struggle with alcoholism. Rodman was arrested in ...
  • Correction: TV-Katie Couric-Matt Lauer story

    In a story Jan. 13 about Katie Couric, The Associated Press reported erroneously, based on information provided by People magazine, the name of Couric’s new documentary series on National Geographic. The name is “America Inside Out with Katie Couric.” A corrected version of the story is below: Katie Couric breaks silence on Matt Lauer: ‘I had no idea’ Katie Couric ...
  • Naya Rivera

    Domestic battery charge against ‘Glee’ actress dismissed

    CHESAPEAKE, W.Va. (AP) — A domestic battery charge against an actress on the former hit show “Glee” has been dismissed in West Virginia. WCHS-TV reports that the case against 30-year-old Naya Rivera ended after her husband decided not to seek prosecution. An order was filed Friday in Kanawha County Magistrate Court. The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office said Rivera was arrested ...
  • ‘The Situation’ to plead guilty to tax-related charges

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Former “Jersey Shore” reality TV star Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino is expected to plead guilty to federal tax charges this week. A letter filed with the court on Wednesday says Sorrentino and his brother, Marc, plan to plead guilty at a court hearing on Friday in Newark. The pair was charged in 2014 with filing bogus ...