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UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 3:45 p.m.

Miss America ratings fall without swimsuit competition

The Miss America ceremony subtracted the swimsuit competition for the first time in its 98-year history, and subtracted one million television viewers, too.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 9, 2018, 10:26 p.m.

Miss New York Nia Imani Franklin wins Miss America pageant

Miss New York Nia Imani Franklin was named Miss America 2019 in Atlantic City.


Final night of prelims Friday in swimsuit-less Miss America

The third and final night of preliminary competition in the swimsuit-less Miss America pageant is set for Friday night.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 2:37 p.m.

Current Miss America: Leadership bullied, silenced me

The reigning Miss America says she has been bullied, manipulated and silenced by the pageant’s current leadership, including Gretchen Carlson.


Carlson: There’s ‘justice’ in ouster of Miss America leaders

Gretchen Carlson says it’s “a form of justice” that former Miss Americas like herself who were trashed in emails from former leaders of the organization now are in charge of …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 1, 2018, 5:06 p.m.

Gretchen Carlson named chairwoman of Miss America organization

Former Fox News Channel anchor and 1989 Miss America Gretchen Carlson was named chairwoman of the Miss America Organization’s board of directors Monday, and three other past pageant winners will …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 28, 2017, 10:25 a.m.

Ridiculed former Miss America calls board offer ‘laughable’

A former Miss America whose appearance and sex life was ridiculed in emails sent by officials of the Miss America Organization says the group’s request to enlist former pageant winners …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 9:51 p.m.

APNewsBreak: Ex-Miss Americas to help find new leaders

Trashed by emails sent by pageant officials, former Miss Americas will help choose the new leaders of the Miss America Organization.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 23, 2017, 5:07 p.m.

3 Miss America officials resign, 1 apologizes to ex-winner

The top leadership of the Miss America Organization, implicated in an email scandal that targeted past pageant winners for abuse based on their appearance, intellect and sex lives, resigned on …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 2:44 p.m.

Ex-Miss Americas shamed by pageant CEO call for his ouster

Dozens of former Miss Americas called on leaders of the pageant organization to step down in the wake of an email scandal in which the CEO and other officials used …


New Miss America hopes win draws attention to North Dakota

The newly crowned Miss America said she hopes that being the pageant’s first winner from North Dakota helps draw attention to her home state.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 4:04 p.m.

Outgoing Miss America: We’re more alike than different

Now, with her reign to end in just about a week, Miss America Savvy Shields says the nation is not as divided as it may seem.


China’s Wanda buys Dick Clark Productions for $1 billion

China’s Dalian Wanda Group has added another entertainment trophy to its stable of overseas acquisitions, paying $1 billion for Dick Clark Productions, the TV company that produces the Golden Globes …


There they are: 52 Miss America contestants in Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – There they are: the 52 Miss America contestants, on the Atlantic City Boardwalk – and not a moment too soon for a city that could use …


Former Miss America contestant dies week after car crash

A former Miss America contestant died early Monday, a week after her car spun off a New Jersey highway and crashed into trees.


Miss America pageant to stay in Jersey after $11.9 million deal

A New Jersey redevelopment agency approved an $11.9 million deal Tuesday to keep the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City for the next three years.


LC, GU grad Kenzie Novell new Miss Washington USA

Kenzie Novell is no stranger to pageant competition. The 2009 Lewis and Clark grad has competed in Miss America pageants, winning the Miss Spokane title in 2009 and 2012. But …


Two Spokane women representing Washington through pageants

Spokane women are representing Washington on the national stage. Kailee Dunn, 22, was crowned Miss Washington on July 5 and will compete in the Miss America pageant Sept. 14. This …


UPDATED: Mon., July 21, 2014, 12:20 p.m.

New Miss Idaho proudly wears insulin pump

BOISE - Sierra Sandison has become a role model for many ever since she took the Miss Idaho crown after learning to embrace her diabetes diagnosis with pride.


Miss Spokane winners selected

The Miss Spokane Scholarship Program and Pageant selected its titleholders Feb. 17. The winners will go on to state and perhaps national pageants in addition to representing Spokane at community …


Miss Washington wows judges in strapless bikini

Miss North Dakota and Miss Washington have picked up prizes in the third day of preliminary Miss America competition in Las Vegas.


Behar, Henner among Miss America judges panel

“The View” host Joy Behar and actress Marilu Henner are among seven judges who will decide the next Miss America. Judges for the beauty pageant, in its 90th year, also …