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  • Report disputes claims that US hacked reporter’s computer

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Justice Department inspector general report is disputing allegations by former CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson that the federal government secretly monitored her personal computer. Attkisson, who has said her personal computer…

  • Suspect nabbed in killing of former Miss Venezuela, husband

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan authorities say a man sought for a year in the killing of a former Miss Venezuela and her husband has been caught, bringing to 11 the number of suspects detained…

  • Amy Poehler feted by Harvard’s Hasty Pudding

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Amy Poehler turned the tables on her roasters, poking fun at Harvard and its famed Hasty Pudding theater troupe during its annual Woman of the Year award Thursday. The actress joked…

  • Hallmark Channel’s Kitten Bowl teams vie for purring rights

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Football tampering is inevitable when felines take the field Sunday in Hallmark Channel’s Kitten Bowl — a four-team playoff to promote the adoption of shelter animals. The channel says kitties simply…

  • Correction: Super Bowl-No More Ad story

    In a story Jan. 28 about a domestic violence , The Associated Press misspelled the name of a singer who was quoted. It is American Idol winner Jordin Sparks, not Jordan Sparks. A corrected version…

  • Jim Parsons to play God in Broadway’s ‘An Act of God’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Parsons is going from a scientific nerd in “The Big Bang Theory” to a pretty big religious role — the Almighty. Producers on Thursday said Parsons will star in a…

  • SpongeBob online? Nickelodeon to offer Internet subscription

    NEW YORK (AP) — SpongeBob fans rejoice: Nickelodeon is the latest cable channel to plan a stand-alone Internet offering. What’s not yet known is whether this offering will be the same channel as what cable…

  • Celeb birthdays for the week of Feb. 1-7

    Feb. 1: Actor Stuart Whitman is 87. Singer Bob Shane (The Kingston Trio) is 81. Actor-comedian Garrett Morris is 78. Singer Don Everly of The Everly Brothers is 78. Singer Ray Sawyer of Dr. Hook…

  • Celeb birthdays for the week of Feb. 1-7

    Feb. 1: Actor Stuart Whitman is 87. Singer Bob Shane (The Kingston Trio) is 81. Actor-comedian Garrett Morris is 78. Singer Don Everly of The Everly Brothers is 78. Singer Ray Sawyer of Dr. Hook…

  • Stone-faced Holyfield has starring role in road rage PSA

    ATLANTA (AP) — Flashing the same stone-faced glare that once was so familiar in the boxing ring, Evander Holyfield appeared headed toward another fight. This time the challenge came from a hot-tempered motorist who felt…

  • The most memorable Super Bowl halftime shows

    The Super Bowl Halftime Show offers music’s biggest stage. Click through the gallery for a countdown of the Most Memorable Performances. The full chronological list appears below.

  • Benzino arrested after gun found in bag at Atlanta airport

    ATLANTA (AP) — Police say former reality television star Benzino was arrested at the Atlanta airport after a loaded handgun was found in his carry-on bag. Benzino, whose real name is Raymond Scott, told The…

  • TV star’s plastic surgery disaster tests Brazil

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Andressa Urach went from being a single teenage mom nicknamed “Beanpole” to a reality TV bombshell in Brazil thanks to silicone implants, anabolic steroids, a nose job, and gel and botox…

  • GoDaddy pulls Super Bowl puppy ad

    WASHINGTON — GoDaddy pulled its Super Bowl commercial that featured Buddy, the impossibly cute Golden Retriever, after tens of thousands of people expressed outrage on social media. In the ad, Buddy gets lost and bravely…

  • Column: Sherman provides some levity for this Super Bowl

    PHOENIX (AP) — Richard Sherman didn’t draw the biggest crowd Tuesday at media day, despite doing his best to spice up Super Bowl week with a running feud with New England owner Robert Kraft. That’s…