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  • Jury finds ex-Indianapolis Colts player not guilty of rape

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A jury has found former Indianapolis Colts linebacker Josh McNary not guilty of forcing a woman he met in a bar to have sex. McNary, 27, had been charged with rape, criminal…

  • The Latest: Pats fans celebrate ‘Deflategate’ judgment

    NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on a federal judge’s decision to overturn the NFL’s four-game suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in the “Deflategate” scandal (all times Eastern): 4:10 p.m. Patriots Nation…

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  • Mandel remembered as architect of modern Maryland

    PIKESVILLE, Md. (AP) — Maryland politicians from both parties remembered former Gov. Marvin Mandel on Thursday for his lasting innovations to state government and his quiet but highly effective talent for politics. Gov. Larry Hogan,…

  • In directorial debut, Portman focuses on her native Israel

    JERUSALEM (AP) — In her feature film directorial debut, Academy Award winning actress Natalie Portman brings to life the autobiographical novel of celebrated Israeli writer Amos Oz about his youth during the Jewish state’s founding…

  • Man faces life sentence in killing of Grooveshark executive

    CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — A Tampa Bay area man faces up to life in prison after he was convicted of killing an executive of the defunct music streaming service Grooveshark. A Pinellas County jury found…

  • Kathleen Turner and Deborah Cox to star in off-Broadway play

    NEW YORK (AP) — Kathleen Turner and Deborah Cox will star in the world premiere of an off-Broadway play about transgender identity. 22Q Entertainment said Thursday that both women have signed on to John S.…

  • Black Sabbath announces final tour next year

    NEW YORK (AP) — After five decades, Black Sabbath will launch a farewell tour next year. The heavy metal band starring Ozzy Osbourne announced dates for its The End tour, which kicks off Jan. 20,…

  • 6 times drugs were mentioned during the MTV VMAs

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards were peppered with commercials warning young adults about the dangers of drugs — but during the show itself, drug references were almost as predominant as the…

  • Ukraine: Russians can’t own broadcasters

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s parliament has passed a measure banning Russians from establishing or being involved in the business of television and radio stations in the country. The measure that passed Thursday says no…

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  • Bieber bests One Direction’s Spotify record with new single

    NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Bieber is marking a comeback: The singer set a new record on Spotify, besting One Direction. Spotify said Thursday that Bieber’s “What Do You Mean” was streamed more than 21…

  • MTV Video Music Awards criticized for glorifying marijuana

    NEW YORK (AP) — An organization that ran anti-cigarette smoking ads during the Video Music Awards has complained to MTV’s parent company about the program’s multiple references to marijuana and said it sent the wrong…

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