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  • Al-Jazeera shuts down its Egypt channel

    CAIRO (AP) — The Qatari-owned Al-Jazeera news network on Monday shut down its Egypt channel, quieting a major source of tension between the two countries at a time when regional efforts are underway to reconcile…

  • NBA prepares for Christmas coming-out party

    NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly two months have passed since the San Antonio Spurs collected their championship rings and began their title defense. The NBA season may have opened Oct. 28, but Christmas is the…

  • Biggest pop culture moments of 2014

    A look back at the biggest pop culture moments of 2014.

  • Pittsburgh mayor goes ‘Undercover’ in reality show

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh’s mayor has gone undercover for a reality show. A disguised Bill Peduto appeared on Sunday’s episode of the CBS series “Undercover Boss,” collecting trash, sawing down trees and helping build a…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EST

    Police departments on alert after NYC cops killed by man who hated law enforcement, government NEW YORK (AP) — Big-city police departments and union leaders around the country are warning the rank and file to…

  • Iraq TV show makes ‘terrorists’ confront victims

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Haider Ali Motar was convicted of terrorism charges about a month ago for helping to carry out a string of Baghdad car bombings on behalf of the Islamic State extremist group. Now,…

  • US mulls putting NKorea on terrorism sponsor list

    HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama says the United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism as Washington decides how to respond to what he…

  • Showdown for AFC North title moves to prime time

    NEW YORK (AP) — The showdown for the AFC North title will be played in prime time. NBC says next week’s meeting between the Bengals and Steelers in Pittsburgh will be on “Sunday Night Football.”…

  • Good news from Tom Brokaw: His cancer is in remission

    NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Brokaw says his cancer is in remission. The veteran NBC newsman announced Sunday that, after months of chemotherapy, he soon will begin a drug maintenance program. Sharing with colleagues what…

  • Real-life ‘Sopranos’ strip club robbed of $30K

    LODI, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say the northern New Jersey strip club that was used for filming of “The Sopranos” has been robbed of $30,000. Lodi police say that two men with shotguns robbed Satin…

  • In latest TV spat, Fox News blocked from Dish Network

    NEW YORK (AP) — Dish Network subscribers were unable to watch Fox News Channel and the Fox Business Network on Sunday when the channels were taken down as part of contract negotiations. The Fox blackout…

  • Russia’s sole independent TV forced into meager studio

    MOSCOW (AP) — Among the five TV journalists interviewing Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, the odd one out was easy to spot. Mikhail Zygar’s questions were sharper than those of the others, who headed back…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EST

    2 NYPD officers fatally shot by gunman who vowed to kill cops; shooter takes his own life NEW YORK (AP) — A gunman who vowed online to shoot two “pigs” in retaliation for the police…

  • Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. ___ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Rubio. ___ CBS’ “Face the Nation” — Rubio; Sen. Lindsey…

  • Over and out: TV flops, exits and endings in 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Along with its triumphs, the world of TV had its share of setbacks in 2014. Here’s a sample: — “How I Met Your Mother” Concludes: This long-running CBS sitcom met few…