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Navy revokes honorary title given to Cosby

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy is revoking Bill Cosby’s title of honorary chief petty officer, saying allegations of sexual abuse made against the comedian are serious and conflict with the Navy’s core values. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and Master Chief Petty Officer Michael Stevens made the announcement Thursday in a statement. Cosby enlisted in [...]

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Brazil: best-butt runner-up hospitalized

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A 27-year-old Brazilian reality TV star who was runner-up in a best-buttocks competition has been hospitalized with complications from a cosmetic procedure to enlarge her thighs. The Conceicao Hospital Group in the southern city of Porto Alegre said Wednesday that Andressa Urach had an infection in her thighs after receiving under-skin [...]

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Timberlake becomes co-owner of audio tech company

  NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Timberlake wants to make sure you have a 20/20 sound experience when you listen to music: He’s now a co-owner of the audiotechnology company AfterMaster Audio Labs, Inc. AfterMaster, a subsidiary of Studio One Media Inc., announced Wednesday that the Grammy-winning pop star will join the company, which focuses on enhancing and [...]

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Director Jolie wants ‘Unbroken’ to be tale of hope

  SYDNEY (AP) — Angelina Jolie says she took on the challenge of filming “Unbroken,” which has defeated many before her, because she wanted to create a story of hope. The second-time director is in Australia promoting the new film, the survival story of Olympic and World War II hero Louis Zamperini. “I wanted to learn from [...]

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Bob Marley heirs join US firm to launch pot brand

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — A U.S. private equity firm announced Tuesday it has joined the family of late reggae star Bob Marley in hopes of building what it touts as the “world’s first global cannabis brand.” Seattle-based Privateer Holdings announced Tuesday it has reached a licensing deal with Marley’s heirs to offer marijuana [...]

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Missing Honduras beauty queen, sister found dead

  TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — A top police official says what appear to be the bodies of Miss Honduras 2014 and her sister have been found buried near the spa where they disappeared six days ago. National Police director, Gen. Ramon Sabillon says authorities are awaiting confirmation from forensic officials that the bodies are Maria [...]

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Model-TV host Dickinson accuses Cosby of assault

  NEW YORK (AP) — Model and TV host Janice Dickinson added her name to the women who have accused comic Bill Cosby of sexual assault. In an “Entertainment Tonight” interview that aired Tuesday, Dickinson said that the 1982 incident occurred in Lake Tahoe, California, where he was appearing. She told the TV newsmagazine that [...]

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Review: Revolution gathering in ‘Mockingjay

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — All is not well in Panem. At the conclusion of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” Katniss’s (Jennifer Lawrence) force-field shattering arrow left the society in turmoil. The desperate act was perceived as subversion, inciting populist uprisings and devastating counter attacks by the governing elite. Thus, revolution is on the horizon [...]

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Bono, Affleck stay silent in PSA on Ebola response

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bono, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman and “The Walking Dead” actress Danai Gurira are among celebrities playing the waiting game in a new online campaign calling for a unified response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. In a video posted Wednesday, stars such as Will Ferrell, Thandie Newton [...]

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Timberlake becomes co-owner of audio tech company

  NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Timberlake wants to make sure you have a 20/20 sound experience when you listen to music: He’s now a co-owner of the audio technology company AfterMaster Audio Labs, Inc. AfterMaster, a subsidiary of Studio One Media Inc., announced Wednesday that the Grammy-winning pop star will join the company, which [...]

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‘Rock of Ages’ will close on Broadway in January

    NEW YORK (AP) — It’s the final countdown for Broadway’s only hair metal musical. Producers of “Rock of Ages” said Tuesday that the show — now the 27th longest running show in Broadway history — will close Jan. 18, 2015 after more than 2,300 performances. “Rock of Ages” tells the story of a small [...]

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