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NFL, rapper MIA reach settlement

NEW YORK (AP) -- An attorney for M.I.A. says his client and the NFL have reached a settlement ending their multimillion dollar dispute over the Sri Lankan rapper's flash of the middle finger during her 2012 Super Bowl halftime performance with Madonna....

Man charged in biting attack at Lollapalooza

CHICAGO (AP) -- A 33-year-old Chicago man is accused of biting two men in a seemingly random attack as the Arctic Monkeys performed at Lollapalooza earlier this month....

Cirque du Soleil takes Beatles tribute to airports

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Visitors flying into Las Vegas got more than just their luggage when they stopped by baggage claim....

Parole denied yet again for Lennon's killer

NEW YORK (AP) -- A parole board has again declined to release John Lennon's killer....

Ice bucket challenge may change nonprofit world

NEW YORK (AP) -- The ice bucket challenge's phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors....

Ebola outbreak revives interest in 'The Hot Zone'

NEW YORK (AP) -- The current Ebola outbreak has revived interest in a 1994 book about the deadly virus: Richard Preston's "The Hot Zone."...

Elizabeth Hurley takes the reigns in 'The Royals'

LONDON (AP) -- Move over Helen Mirren, there's a new queen in town - Elizabeth Hurley....

7 celebrity ice bucket challenges

NEW YORK (AP) -- Dozens of celebrities have helped fuel the success of the ice bucket challenge for ALS. Here are a few examples:...

India blocks film on Indira Gandhi assassination

NEW DELHI (AP) -- India has blocked the release of a film on the assassination of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, saying it glorifies her killers and could trigger violent protests, officials said Friday....

Met Opera, remaining unions reach labor agreements

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Metropolitan Opera has reached labor agreements with the remaining unions that had expired contracts, averting the threat of a lockout with about a month to go before the season is scheduled to start....

Veteran music agent Peter Grosslight dead at 68

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A longtime Los Angeles music agent who represented such artists as Whitney Houston, the Eagles, Tom Petty and Journey has died....

Dominican Republic bans Miley Cyrus concert

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- The Dominican Republic government commission that oversees public performances is banning a Sept. 13 concert by Miley Cyrus on morality grounds....

Guide on TV's 'Wild West Alaska' pleads guilty

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A hunting guide who appears on Animal Planet's "Wild West Alaska" television show has pleaded guilty to four misdemeanor hunting or guiding violations, what his attorney calls "paperwork violations."...

US inspector finds Beyonce, Jay-Z Cuba trip legal

HAVANA (AP) -- The U.S. Treasury Department's inspector general has determined Jay-Z and Beyonce's fifth-anniversary trip to Cuba last year was legal under rules allowing educational travel to the island....

Jon Hamm hopes Ferguson will come out stronger

LONDON (AP) -- Jon Hamm, a St. Louis native, says he hopes "cooler heads prevail" in the Missouri city of Ferguson and "people come through it for the better."...

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