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LISTEN: Summer Vacation Souvenirs You Regret

Broadway has a pair of fertility masks from Jamaica, Bud has a coon skin hat from the Grand Canyon and Kelly from Arnold has multiple sea turtle figures from Punta Cana…did we really need this stuff, NO! What did you bring back from vacation that has you thinking…yea probably shouldn’t have! Read More »

LISTEN: Sweet Becca From the Country Mecca

Every morning at 6:36,7:36, 8:36 Becca updates us on what’s trending in country music. Darius Rucker new album name AND Kelsea Ballerini wrote 200 songs for her new album. FGL on CMT Crossroads with Backstreet Boys AND Sam Hunt’s “Body Like A Back Road” ties the record for most weeks at #1. Thomas Rhett and his wife Lauren bicker about ... Read More »

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  • Amazon

    Now hiring at Amazon: Thousands of people in 1 day

    NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon plans to make thousands of job offers in just one day as it holds a giant job fair next week at nearly a dozen warehouses across the U.S. Those offered jobs on the spot will pack or sort boxes and help ship them to customers. Nearly 40,000 of the 50,000 jobs will be full time. ...
  • Gains for AT&T and Boeing help lift US stock indexes higher

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks edged further into record territory Wednesday. Boeing and AT&T rose sharply after posting strong second-quarter results. Energy companies rose with the price of oil. Treasury yields took a step backward after the Federal Reserve held short-term interest rates steady. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index ticked up by 1 point, or less ...
  • Child killer put to death in first Ohio execution in 3 years

    LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A child killer was put to death with no apparent complications Wednesday in Ohio’s first execution since a problem-plagued one 3½ years ago triggered an uproar over the reliability of the lethal injection drugs used by the state. Ronald Phillips, 43, was condemned to die for the 1993 rape and slaying of his girlfriend’s 3-year-old daughter, ...
  • Judge: Baby Charlie Gard will end life in hospice, not home

    LONDON (AP) — Critically ill baby Charlie Gard will be transferred to a hospice and taken off life support unless his parents and a hospital agree on a plan that could potentially keep the child alive for a bit longer, a British judge ruled Wednesday. High Court judge Nicholas Francis gave 11-month-old Charlie’s parents and the hospital that has been ...
  • Trump says transgender people should be barred from military

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday he wants transgender people barred from serving in the U.S. military “in any capacity,” citing “tremendous medical costs and disruption.” Trump’s announcement on Twitter would reverse the effort under President Barack Obama to open the armed services to transgender people. He did not say what would happen to transgender troops already in ...
  • Sanctions bill hits hurdle in Senate over NKorea penalties

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new package of financial sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea has a hit a snag in the Senate, where the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee has objected to the House’s decision to include penalties targeting Pyongyang in the legislation. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., told reporters Wednesday that he preferred to keep the North Korea ...
  • Martin Shkreli

    ‘Pharma Bro’ won’t stop talking, except to jury in trial

    NEW YORK (AP) — “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli has kept up his trademark trolling on social media during his securities fraud trial — calling the case “bogus” — but the jury won’t hear him defend himself in court. The government’s last witness testified on Tuesday, a day after a lawyer for the former biotech CEO told the court that his ...
  • France’s Macron meets Rihanna at the Elysee Palace

    PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has met singer Rihanna at the Elysee Palace after the pop star appealed to him on Twitter to contribute to her fund for education in developing countries. Rihanna was welcomed Wednesday by First Lady Brigitte Macron at the top of the steps of the Elysee Palace, the official residence of the French presidents ...
  • Ronnie James Dio

    Dead heavy metal icon Ronnie James Dio to tour as hologram

    Late heavy metal icon Ronnie James Dio is set to tour again in hologram form. Rolling Stone reports the “Dio Returns” world tour kicks off in Helsinki on Nov. 30 and comes to the U.S. in the spring. Dio’s widow, Wendy, says the hologram “gives the fans that saw Ronnie perform an opportunity to see him again and new fans ...
  • Blind Aboriginal musician dies in Australia aged 46

    SYDNEY (AP) — A blind Aboriginal musician renowned for singing in his native Yolngu language with a heart-rending voice and a unique guitar-playing style has died, his recording label said Wednesday. He was 46. Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, whose is now referred to by local media as Dr. G. Yunupingu because of cultural sensitivities among northern Australian Aborigines around naming the ...
  • Kendrick Lamar

    Kendrick Lamar is leader of MTV VMAs with 8 nominations

    NEW YORK (AP) — Kendrick Lamar’s “Humble” is giving the rapper reason to brag: He is the leader of the MTV Video Music Awards with eight nominations. Lamar and his No.1 hit song are nominated for video of the year, artist of the year, best hip-hop video and other prizes. Katy Perry and The Weeknd are behind Lamar with five ...
  • Portugal picks Lisbon to host 2018 Eurovision Song Contest

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Organizers say next year’s Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. Portugal will be hosting the annual event for the first time after Salvador Sobral, the singer representing the country this year, won the 2017 contest. Sobral clinched Portugal’s maiden victory with a gentle, soulful ballad and a subdued, no-frills performance ...
  • Bayreuth opera fest opens with Swedish royals, Merkel

    BERLIN (AP) — The annual Bayreuth opera festival is underway in Germany, with Sweden’s king and queen joining Chancellor Angela Merkel for a performance of Richard Wagner’s “Die Meistersinger von Nuernberg.” Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf and the German-born Queen Silvia were among the guests posing on the red carpet under umbrellas as they arrived in Bayreuth, the Bavarian town ...
  • Brian Kelley, Tyler Hubbard, AJ McLean, Brian Littrell, Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Kevin Richardson

    Backstreet Boys, Florida Georgia Line back together on CMT

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Backstreet Boys got their first hit country song this year on a collaboration with country duo Florida Georgia and now the two powerhouse acts are teaming up for a “CMT Crossroads” episode airing Aug. 30. The cross-genre television show will feature all-star group performances of each other’s biggest singles, including “I Want It That Way,” ”As ...
  • Fired Fox News executive proclaims innocence in lawsuit

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Fox News Channel executive fired because of a sexual-harassment case has proclaimed his innocence in a lawsuit, saying he was tricked into signing an agreement to keep quiet about the case. The network announced earlier this year it was paying $2.5 million to settle an assault claim by former contributor Tamara Holder. But fired executive ...
  • Court nixes rifle target maker’s defamation suit against NBC

    NEW YORK (AP) — A rifle target maker missed its mark when it said in a lawsuit that NBC mischaracterized its exploding targets as bombs, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said an NBC “Today” show segment’s description of the product as a “bomb” was substantially true. The ruling rejected a 2015 lawsuit ...
  • Colbert’s shows from Russia are winners for CBS

    NEW YORK (AP) — Russia may represent bad news for President Donald Trump. But not for his late-night nemesis, Stephen Colbert. The CBS “Late Show” host scored his largest margin of victory since his debut week nearly two years ago for shows that featured segments filmed during his recent trip to Moscow and St. Petersburg. The Nielsen company said the ...
  • Abbi Jacobson, Ilana Glazer

    President (bleep): TV sitcom bars use of Trump’s name

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump’s name is off limits on the upcoming season of Comedy Central’s “Broad City.” Series creators Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson said Tuesday that Trump’s name will be bleeped each time it’s used in an episode — a move typically reserved for expletives. Glazer told TV critics that talking constantly about Trump and his ...
  • Nielsen’s top programs for July 17-23

    NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for July 17-23. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership. 1. “America’s Got Talent” (Tuesday), NBC, 12.57 million. 2. “Game of Thrones,” HBO, 9.27 million. 3. “60 Minutes,” CBS, 7.36 million. 4. “World of Dance,” NBC, 6.91 million. 5. “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 6.49 million. 6. “NCIS,” CBS, 6.49 ...
  • Matt Groening

    New series from ‘The Simpsons’ Matt Groening set for Netflix

    NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix says it has ordered an adult animated comedy from “The Simpsons” mastermind Matt Groening. “Disenchantment” will take place in the crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland, which is populated by hard-drinking princess Bean, her elf companion Elfo and her personal demon Luci. The series will feature the voice talents of Abbi Jacobson (“Broad City”), Nat Faxon ...
  • Nielsen tries to quantify the Hulu, YouTube effect

    NEW YORK (AP) — Nielsen, the ratings service, announced Tuesday that it will begin to tabulate how many people get their live TV from Hulu and YouTube, an effort to provide a more accurate picture of how many people now watch broadcast networks by streaming them, rather than watching them on traditional TV. Hulu and YouTube have not revealed how ...
  • Gal Gadot

    ‘Wonder Woman 2’ sets December 2019 release date

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Wonder Woman 2” is set to storm theaters on Dec. 13, 2019. Warner Bros. announced the date late Tuesday. “Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot is set to reprise her role as Diana of Themyscira. But a director has yet to be set. Patty Jenkins is still in negotiations for the job. Jenkins’ “Wonder Woman” is still ...
  • “Detroit” director, stars hope film spurs talk about race

    DETROIT (AP) — The actors and filmmakers from “Detroit” walked the red carpet ahead of the film’s premiere in its namesake city Tuesday evening and talked about their hope that it will spur conversation about attitudes toward race. “(The film) created an opportunity to humanize the unthinkable and out of that, hopefully, creates empathy. And out of the empathy, perhaps, ...
  • Center devoted to director Zeffirelli takes shape in Italy

    FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — A center dedicated to Italian director Franco Zeffirelli is taking shape in Florence. The Franco Zeffirelli International Center for the Performing Arts hosted a preview Tuesday of its exhibits, housed in a former Florence courthouse near Palazzo Vecchio. Some 300 original sketches by the director and more than a dozen costumes used in his operas are ...
  • Films from Jolie, Clooney, Aronofsky among TIFF premieres

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — George Clooney’s crime comedy “Suburbicon,” Angelina Jolie’s Khmer Rouge drama “First They Killed My Father,” and Darren Aronofsky’s horror feature “mother!” starring Jennifer Lawrence are among the films that will be playing at the Toronto International Film Festival this year. Festival programmers Piers Handling and Cameron Bailey unveiled the initial 47 film lineup Tuesday. The Toronto ...
  • Box Office Top 20: ‘Dunkirk,’ ‘Girls Trip’ score

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The news was good for two of the three new openers this weekend. Christopher Nolan’s World War II epic “Dunkirk” topped the charts with $50.5 million, while the buddy comedy “Girls Trip” earned $31.2 million to take second place. Both well-reviewed films toppled modest expectations. But things were not so bright for Luc Besson’s “Valerian and ...
  • Harrison Ford

    Comic-Con hits: ‘Black Panther,’ Batman, ‘Stranger Things’

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — From “Black Panther” to Batman, “Stranger Things” to “Blade Runner 2049,” and “Ready Player One” to Rep. John Lewis, Comic-Con had something for almost every pop-culture appetite. As the annual fan convention in San Diego wraps Sunday after four days of panels, presentations, screenings and autograph signings, here’s a look at some of the highlights. BLACK ...
  • Victory for ‘Dunkirk’ and ‘Girls Trip’ at the box office

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s victory for “Dunkirk” and “Girls Trip” at the box office this weekend. Both original and well-reviewed films smashed expectations and enticed diverse audiences to the theaters, even though cumulatively summer remains down from last year. Christopher Nolan’s World War II epic brought in an estimated $50.5 million to easily top the charts, according to Warner ...
  • France’s Macron meets Rihanna at the Elysee Palace

    PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has met singer Rihanna at the Elysee Palace after the pop star appealed to him on Twitter to contribute to her fund for education in developing countries. Rihanna was welcomed Wednesday by First Lady Brigitte Macron at the top of the steps of the Elysee Palace, the official residence of the French presidents ...
  • Ronnie James Dio

    Dead heavy metal icon Ronnie James Dio to tour as hologram

    Late heavy metal icon Ronnie James Dio is set to tour again in hologram form. Rolling Stone reports the “Dio Returns” world tour kicks off in Helsinki on Nov. 30 and comes to the U.S. in the spring. Dio’s widow, Wendy, says the hologram “gives the fans that saw Ronnie perform an opportunity to see him again and new fans ...
  • Michael Phelps

    Michael Phelps defends Shark Week ‘race’ against great white

    Don’t expect an apology from Michael Phelps to TV viewers who were disappointed with his race against a simulated great white shark for a Discovery Channel Shark Week special. The winningest athlete in Olympic history was bested by two seconds Sunday night in “Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White.” The race didn’t pit Phelps against a real shark, ...
  • Father of Australian tennis star arrested on abuse charges

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego County sheriff’s official says the father of a retired Australian tennis star has been arrested on suspicion of molesting two children, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/2tBDyRx .) The newspaper says Nikolaos Philippoussis, 68, a tennis coach, was taken into custody at his home on Tuesday. The Union-Tribune reports that officials said only ...
  • Draymond Green

    Warriors’ Draymond Green sued over alleged assault by couple

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green was sued Tuesday by a couple who claim he and his entourage assaulted them last year in Michigan. Jermaine Edmondson and Bianca Williams filed the lawsuit seeking unspecified monetary damages in California’s Alameda County. The lawsuit claims Green bumped into them at a night club in East Lansing last summer ...
  • “Detroit” director, stars hope film spurs talk about race

    DETROIT (AP) — The actors and filmmakers from “Detroit” walked the red carpet ahead of the film’s premiere in its namesake city Tuesday evening and talked about their hope that it will spur conversation about attitudes toward race. “(The film) created an opportunity to humanize the unthinkable and out of that, hopefully, creates empathy. And out of the empathy, perhaps, ...
  • Colbert’s shows from Russia are winners for CBS

    NEW YORK (AP) — Russia may represent bad news for President Donald Trump. But not for his late-night nemesis, Stephen Colbert. The CBS “Late Show” host scored his largest margin of victory since his debut week nearly two years ago for shows that featured segments filmed during his recent trip to Moscow and St. Petersburg. The Nielsen company said the ...