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  • Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Game changers who made their mark in 2014. ___ NBC’s “Meet the Press” —Not available. ___ CBS’ “Face the Nation”…

  • 1990s TV star ‘Screech’ charged in bar stabbing

    Dustin Diamond, who played Screech on the 1990s TV show “Saved by the Bell,” was charged Friday with stabbing a man during a bar fight on Christmas. Diamond, 37, faces charges of felony second-degree recklessly…

  • Former Utah TV pitchman ordered back to court

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A judge is summoning back to court a former Utah TV pitchman accused of kicking an owl in flight while riding his motorized paraglider. Authorities say in court documents filed…

  • 2014 Notable Sports Deaths

    Feb. 1 — Luis Aragones, 75, former soccer coach who shaped the rise of Spain’s national team from a perennial underachiever to global powerhouse with a long-awaited title at the 2008 European Championship. Feb. 1…

  • Ex-‘Scandal’ star faces trial over throwing punch

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Columbus Short was ordered to stand trial on a felony battery charge after a witness testified that the former “Scandal” actor delivered a running punch on a man who wasn’t looking…

  • Nielsen’s top programs for Dec. 15-21

    NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Dec. 15-21. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership. 1. NFL Football: Seattle at Arizona, NBC, 19.29 million. 2. “NCIS,” CBS, 17.53 million. 3.…

  • Strong week for CBS scripted shows

    NEW YORK (AP) — If you watched a scripted comedy or drama on television during the past week, there’s a very good chance you were watching CBS. The network aired the 15 most-watched scripted shows…

  • Cosby not finding support in black community

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Bill Cosby hasn’t been “America’s dad” for years. For some blacks, he is the cranky uncle complaining about young African Americans who, in his view, dress and behave in a way that…

  • CM Punk set for real fight game with UFC debut

    NEW YORK (AP) — CM Punk’s body looks like the comics he loves to read, illustrated from chest to feet with so many tattoos he’s lost count. For a guy known for moving the needle…

  • Stevie J ordered to rehab after failing drug tests

    NEW YORK (AP) — A cast member on VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” has been ordered to spend 30 days at a drug rehabilitation center after prosecutors said he repeatedly failed cocaine and marijuana…

  • CM Punk set for real fight game with UFC debut

    NEW YORK (AP) — CM Punk’s body looks like the comics he loves to read, illustrated from chest to feet with so many tattoos he’s lost count. For a guy known for moving the needle…

  • 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…