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3 Miss America officials resign, 1 apologizes to ex-winner
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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The top leadership of the Miss America Organization, implicated in an email scandal that targeted past pageant winners for abuse based on their appearance, intellect and sex lives, resigned on Saturday, with the outgoing president apologizing to a winner whose weight he
Facebook signs deal with music label Universal Music
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NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook and record label Universal Music Group have signed a multiyear deal that will let Facebook users share videos that have the label's music in them. Right now, if Facebook's regular users upload videos that contain Universal's music, the videos will get taken down.
Miss America suspends CEO in email flap; more are on the way
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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Miss America Organization suspended its CEO on Friday, less than 24 hours after leaked emails surfaced showing him and others disparaging the appearance, intellect and sex lives of former Miss Americas. Sam Haskell said he will abide by the suspension, even while
Abu Dhabi's Louvre to unveil Leonardo painting 'very soon'
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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The new Louvre Abu Dhabi museum is "very proud" to have acquired a painting by Leonardo da Vinci that sold for a staggering $450 million last month, an official in the United Arab Emirates said Tuesday. Director of Abu Dhabi's Department of Culture and
Popular S. Korean boy band member dies in possible suicide
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The lead singer of popular South Korean boy band SHINee died on Monday, police said, in a possible suicide. Kim Jong-hyun, better known by the stage name Jonghyun, was found unconscious at a residence hotel in Seoul and was later pronounced dead at a nearby hospital,
'Glee' actor Mark Salling pleads guilty in child porn case
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former "Glee" star Mark Salling has pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography. Salling entered the plea in a downtown Los Angeles federal court on Monday and is scheduled to be sentenced on March 7. The actor reached a plea agreement with prosecutors in October in
ESPN chief Skipper resigns, cites substance abuse problem
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NEW YORK (AP) — John Skipper, president of the sprawling ESPN sports network, said Monday that he is resigning to treat a substance abuse problem. Skipper's sudden announcement will force the Walt Disney Co.-owned network to search for new leadership at a time of retrenchment, with the company
Mua resigns from NCA
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The Executive Coordinator of the National Center for the Arts (NCA), Abdulla Muaz (Mua) has resigned from his position. Mua announced his resignation on Facebook and said that every human will receive the mercy of God. Attempts to contact him for a comment as to why he resigned has been
Prince Harry, Meghan Markle to marry May 19 on FA Cup day
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LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19 — the same day as one of the biggest English sports events of the year, the FA Cup final. The date was confirmed Friday by the prince's Kensington Palace office. While most British
'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' boasts $45 million opening night
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" is off to a death star-sized start at the box office. Disney says Friday that the eighth installment in the space franchise has earned an estimated $45 million from Thursday night showings. It's the second-highest Thursday night preview tally
Prosecutors decline to charge rapper Nelly with rape
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SEATTLE (AP) — The rapper Nelly will not face rape charges because the accuser is not cooperating, prosecutors in Washington state said. The woman said Nelly raped her on his tour bus in October in a Seattle suburb. Auburn police arrested Nelly, whose real name is Cornell Iral Haynes Jr., in
Disney buying large part of 21st Century Fox in $52.4B deal
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NEW YORK (AP) — Disney is buying the Murdoch family's Fox movie and television studios and some cable and international TV businesses for about $52.4 billion, as the home of Mickey Mouse tries to meet competition from technology companies in the entertainment business. Disney's all-stock deal
Gwendoline Christie's fighting bridges Star Wars, Westeros
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gwendoline Christie plays fearsome fighters in both Westeros and a galaxy far, far away. And while the statuesque British actress keeps the two worlds distinct in her mind, her combat skills are actually a bridge between them. Christie's fight with Finn (John Boyega) as
Bruce Brown, whose 'Endless Summer' redefined surfing, dies
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bruce Brown, whose 1966 surfing documentary "The Endless Summer" molded the image of the surfer as a seeker of adventure and fulfillment and transformed the sport, has died. He was 80. Brown died of natural causes Sunday in Santa Barbara, said Alex Mecl, general manager of
Death certificate says Charles Manson died of heart failure
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Cult leader Charles Manson died of cardiac arrest accompanied by respiratory failure, triggered by colon cancer that had spread to other areas of his body, according to his death certificate. He died Nov. 19 at Bakersfield's Mercy Hospital, near where the 83-year-old