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Announcer Craig Sager returns from leukemia to NBA sideline

Sager Returns Basketball

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Craig Sager returned to his familiar spot on the NBA sideline Thursday after being treated for leukemia. Read more

Big crowds expected for 6 Garth Brooks shows in Buffalo

Officials at Buffalo's First Niagara Center say they expect upward of 100,000 people to pass through the doors of the downtown arena for the six shows Garth Brooks will perform over four nights. Read more

Ringling Bros. to give up elephant acts in 3 years

Ringling Bros Circus Elephants Photo Gallery

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The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus says the "Greatest Show on Earth" will go on without elephants. Read more

Prosecutors: No criminal charge for NASCAR driver Kurt Busch

Kurt Busch Investigation Auto Racing

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NASCAR driver Kurt Busch will not face criminal charges over claims by his ex-girlfriend that he smashed her head into a bedroom wall and choked her, Delaware prosecutors said Thursday. Read more

AP Exclusive: Ringling Bros. eliminating elephant acts

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is ending its iconic elephant acts. Read more

Data: Victim's cell pinged along Hernandez's alleged route

Aaron Hernandez

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Tracking data shown to the jury Thursday in the murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez indicates the victim's cellphone pinged along the same route that prosecutors say Hernandez took that night. Read more

India says it will act against BBC for airing banned film

India Gang Rape

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India's home minister said Thursday that the government would act against the British Broadcasting Corporation after it ignored a court order and aired a documentary about a fatal gang rape in which one of the attackers blames the victim. Read more

Phoenix celebrity real-estate guru gets 4-year prison term

A Phoenix celebrity real-estate guru will spend the next four years in federal prison for money laundering and tax evasion. Read more

Trial over hit song 'Blurred Lines' drawing to a close

Blurred Lines-Song Dispute

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Marvin Gaye was part of the soundtrack of Pharrell Williams' life growing up, and the Grammy-winning singer-producer told a jury that he did not borrow from his idol's work to craft the 2013 hit "Blurred Lines." Read more

Repurposed outfits to hit catwalk at Northport auditorium

Exchange Trash Fashion Show

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High fashion's beauty is all in the eye of the beholder, especially when it comes to the vision of one group of devoted and creative artisans. Read more

World record try falls short at Gilda's LaughFest opening

An annual festival of laughter in western Michigan has fallen short its attempt to set a record for the most people wearing paper crowns. Read more

Silicon Valley gender bias suit puts spotlight on industry

A sex discrimination trial against one of Silicon Valley's most prestigious venture capital firms is providing a rare peek into the elite investment companies vying to fund the next Google and Amazon. Read more

Vince Gill concert to benefit Bluegrass museum in Owensboro

A concert with country music star Vince Gill in Owensboro will benefit the International Bluegrass Music Museum. Read more

Film shot in upstate NY years ago finally gets local debut

An independent film starring Tony Danza and the late Chris Penn will make its local debut in the upstate New York city that served as a location during filming nearly a decade ago. Read more

Documentary profiles achievements of Kentucky women

A documentary profiling more than 40 Kentucky women and their achievements will be shown in four cities across the state in coming weeks. Read more

News briefs from around Tennessee at 1:58 a.m. EST

Students challenge Tennessee over voter identification law Read more

Attorney: 'Sniper' defamation verdict should be thrown out

An attorney representing the widow of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle is arguing that a judge was mistaken in awarding a $1.8 million defamation verdict to former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura. Read more

Portrait of frontiersman Crockett's widow heads to auction

A southwest Virginia auction house is auctioning off a portrait of the widow of folk hero frontiersman Davy Crockett. Read more

Book by Sen. Ted Cruz to be published June 30

Sen. Ted Cruz's book, "A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Miracle of America," is coming out this summer. Read more

'Duang!' Chinese poke fun at Jackie Chan with nonsense word

China Jackie Chan

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Jackie Chan might still be popular in China, but nowadays the pro-Beijing actor is as well-known as fodder for jokes as he is for his gritty martial arts and slapstick humor on screen. His latest contribution to the country's mass culture and entertainment: "duang." Read more

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