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KEVIN SPACEY FACING MORE ALLEGATIONS

LONDON (AP) – The investigation into Kevin Spacey’s dealings is now twice as wide as it was before. British police say they are looking into six claims of sexual assault by the Oscar-winning actor – three more than first disclosed. Earlier this year, British media reported police in London were looking into three allegations against the former “House of Cards” star. And now authorities are poring over six allegations, five involving sexual assault. Spacey has been accused of sexual assault and inappropriate behavior by numerous men since American actor Anthony Rapp alleged last year that Spacey climbed on him on a bed when Rapp was 14 and Spacey 26. In the wake of the allegations he was fired from “House of Cards” and erased from the Ridley Scott movie “All the Money in the World.”

 

CHESTNUT, SUDO RETAIN HOT DOG-EATING TITLES

NEW YORK (AP) – You could end up feeling a lot of different ways after scarfing down 74 hot dogs and buns in just 10 minutes. For most of us, “good” wouldn’t be one of those feelings. But that’s how Joey Chestnut described himself after successfully defending his title at the Nathan’s Famous July 4th hot dog eating contest yesterday. He takes home the Mustard Belt for the 11th time – and set another record with 74 franks eaten. For the women, Miki Sudo chomped down 37 franks and buns to take the top prize for the fifth consecutive year.

FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATIONS

NEW YORK (AP) – It featured all of the usual stuff: parades, picnics and fireworks. And while it was by no means fractured, this year’s Independence Day celebration showed some of the fraying of the fabric of unity the nation prides itself on. Take the biggest celebration: the one on the national mall in Washington D.C. While the annual event featured performances from the Beach Boys and the Temptations, it had to fend off a rival celebration set up by the White House. Both were televised, though it’s unclear which drew the largest audience.

“ARCHIE” FOUNDER GETS STATUE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE TOWN

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) – The man who created Archie, Betty, Veronica and Jughead – and their fictional world of Riverdale – is getting a life-size bronze statue in his honor. Bob Montana drew Archie and the gang from 1942 until his death in 1975. The statue – showing Archie in all his red-haired, freckled-faced glory – will be set up in Meredith, New Hampshire, where Montana grew up. A local community development organization raised nearly $57,000 for the project in less than six months – most of the money coming from residents.

 

by Oscar Wells Gabriel II

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