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  • George Clooney’s wife to lecture on human rights at Columbia

    NEW YORK (AP) — George Clooney’s wife is joining the faculty of Columbia University as a visiting lecturer. Columbia announced Friday lawyer Amal Clooney will lecture on human rights this spring. She also will serve…

  • Deliberations in ‘Blurred Lines’ case to resume Tuesday

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury has completed its first full day of deliberations in a copyright infringement case in which Marvin Gaye’s family claims the 2013 hit “Blurred Lines” copied their father’s music. The…

  • Documentary tells gripping story of Red Army hockey team

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gabe Polsky wouldn’t stop pestering him, so Slava Fetisov grudgingly promised 15 minutes to the American making a documentary about the Soviet Union as reflected through its dominant Red Army hockey…

  • AP PHOTOS: Ringling Bros to retire elephants; tradition ends

    POLK CITY, Fla. (AP) — Elephants have always been part of The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, ever since showman P.T. Barnum brought Jumbo, “a massive 12-foot African elephant,” to America in 1882…

  • Cate Blanchett adopts baby girl with husband Andrew Upton

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cate Blanchett is expanding her family. A spokeswoman for the actress said Friday that Blanchett and husband Andrew Upton have adopted a baby girl. Edith Vivian Patricia Upton joins the couple’s…

  • NCAA Severe Sanctions

    The NCAA sanctioned Syracuse for multiple infractions committed by the basketball and football programs over a 10-year period. The penalties include a nine-game suspension for basketball coach Jim Boeheim, scholarship reductions for the next four…

  • Family, friends, fans remember ‘Cuban Comet’ Minnie Minoso

    CHICAGO (AP) — Along with the hugs and that Cadillac with the White Sox flags, Ron Kittle will simply miss being around Minnie Minoso. In that sense, he is hardly alone. Minoso, part of a…

  • Doctor helping downed pilot is shocked to find Harrison Ford

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dr. Sanjay Khurana was close to finishing a golf game when a vintage plane clipped a tree and “dropped like a rock” onto the next hole’s green. He rushed to the…

  • Witness: Hernandez DNA matched marijuana butt at crime scene

    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez’s DNA was found on a marijuana joint at the scene of a killing near his home, a crime lab scientist testified Friday.…

  • Mexican circus owners say ban means animals may die

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The head of Mexico’s circus owners’ association says his group’s animals may die or be put down because of a ban on animal acts in circuses. Armando Cedeno said new laws…

  • Tennessee bar owner found guilty in singer’s shooting death

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Nashville bar owner was convicted of second degree murder Friday for the fatal shooting of a country singer-songwriter. Chris Ferrell had told jurors that he shot Wayne Mills in November…

  • Fox News hires King’s niece as commentator

    NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel says it has hired Alveda King, a niece of the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., as a commentator for the network. Alveda King, director of…

  • Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Mayor James Knowles of Ferguson, Missouri; former Secretary of State Colin Powell; Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. ___ NBC’s “Meet…

  • Ed Modzelewski, former Browns fullback, dies at age 86

    Ed “Big Mo” Modzelewski, a former star fullback who led the University of Maryland to an unbeaten season in 1951 and later won an NFL championship with the Cleveland Browns, has died. He was 86.…