• Aussie woman whose Bali drug saga gripped nation going home

    SYDNEY (AP) — She has riveted Australia for more than a decade, the everyday Aussie beach girl who somehow sparked diplomatic rows, furious protests and a media bonanza on par with America’s O.J. Simpson trial. She is so notorious Down Under that she needs no last name: She’s just Schapelle.

  • In New Orleans, Confederate monuments are gone _ Lee last

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — They were among the city’s oldest landmarks, as cemented to the landscape of New Orleans as the Superdome and St. Louis Cathedral: a stone obelisk heralding white supremacy and three statues of Confederate stalwarts.

  • After rain delay, Pigot, Veach crash in Indy 500 practice

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Rookie Zach Veach crashed hard Friday on the final day of practice before qualifying this weekend for the Indianapolis 500.

  • Amandla Stenberg says she enjoyed first directing effort

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eighteen-year-old actress, activist and all-around talent Amandla Stenberg is OK with being considered a voice for her generation.

  • Fox fires panelist Beckel for racially insensitive remark

    NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel says it has fired prime-time commentator Bob Beckel for making an insensitive remark to a black employee.

  • Think you’ve seen this on TV before? You’re right

    NEW YORK (AP) — As broadcast networks rolled out their plans for next season this past week, those watching could be forgiven for pulling out phones and checking the calendar.

  • Fox Sports will use active drivers to call Xfinity race

    CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Fox Sports will use an on-air team comprised entirely of active NASCAR drivers to call the June 10 Xfinity Series race at Pocono.

  • Family of musician Chris Cornell disputes he killed himself

    DETROIT (AP) — Rock musician Chris Cornell’s wife on Friday disputed “inferences” that the rocker killed himself in a Detroit hotel room, saying he may have taken more of an anti-anxiety drug than he was prescribed.

  • Kobe Bryant dishes an assist to test-weary high schoolers

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kobe Bryant has come through with an assist for some high school students in Indiana by getting them out of a final exam.

  • Mutko agrees Isinbayeva should leave anti-doping agency

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s top state sports official agrees that Yelena Isinbayeva cannot continue as chair of the scandal-hit Russian Anti-Doping Agency because of a conflict of interest.