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$30,000 in sculptures stolen from Little Rock park

Little Rock authorities say three sculptures worth $30,000 have been stolen from Riverfront Park. Read more

Actor arrested with Jackie Chan's son released

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A Taiwanese actor arrested on drug charges along with the son of Hong Kong film star Jackie Chan was released Friday after two weeks in detention, amid a broad anti-drug crackdown in China's capital that has ensnared several celebrities. Read more

Miley Cyrus' date turns self in, posts bail

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The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards and who had been sought on an Oregon arrest warrant has turned himself in and posted bail, an Oregon official said Thursday night. Read more

HIV case spurs call for porn production moratorium

The advocacy group for the adult film industry has called for an industrywide production moratorium after a performer tested positive for HIV. Read more

Celtics' Green donates $1 million to Georgetown

Boston Celtics forward Jeff Green is donating $1 million to Georgetown's new athletic center. Read more

ARU announces measures to tackle discrimination

World Cup-winning captains John Eales and Nick Farr-Jones joined with the Australian Rugby Union on Friday for an anti-discrimination policy launch that coincided with the opening day of the Bingham Cup gay rugby tournament. Read more

Woman may pursue libel case against Sammy Hagar

A federal appeals court says an Iowa woman who claims rock singer Sammy Hagar fathered her baby 25 years ago may sue him for libel, invasion of privacy, and breach of contract. Read more

Little Richard not hurt in Tennessee car accident

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Singer Little Richard, a self-proclaimed architect of rock 'n' roll, was involved in a car accident in Tennessee, but police said there were no injuries. Read more

Disabled man in Lawrence finds creative calling

Steven Petrie is an artist. Read more

Artist's paintings inspired by Facebook photos

When you post photographs of yourself and your friends on Facebook, you never really know where they might show up. Read more

Feds to resume leasing for fracking in California

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management will resume issuing oil and gas leases next year for federal lands in California after a new study found limited environmental impacts from fracking and other enhanced drilling techniques, the agency said Thursday. Read more

Top 20 Concert Tours from Pollstar

The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week's ranking is in parentheses. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers. Read more

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Russia's president Putin calls on separatists to release Ukrainian soldiers Read more

After Rice, NFL increases domestic violence bans

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Acknowledging he "didn't get it right" with a two-game suspension for Ravens running back Ray Rice, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced tougher penalties for players accused of domestic violence, including six weeks for a first offense and at least a year for a second. Read more

Shakira is pregnant with baby No. 2

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Shakira is pregnant with baby No. 2. Read more

Wyoming woman hit by bus, dies at Burning Man

A 29-year-old Wyoming woman attending the Burning Man counterculture festival in Nevada died early Thursday after she was struck by a bus carrying passengers around the playa in the Black Rock Desert. Read more

Film official: Incentives keep Texas in picture

The director of the Texas Film Commission says incentives used to reimburse production companies are helping lure them to the Lone Star State. Read more

No jail for man arrested amid Hoffman death probe

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A friend of Philip Seymour Hoffman who was arrested after the actor's overdose death pleaded guilty on Thursday to a low-level drug charge in a deal that spared him jail time. Read more

ABC names new boss at 'The View'

Rachel Maddow's top producer at MSNBC is the new man in charge on the daytime talk show "The View." Read more

Announced or sealed tight: Celeb weddings of yore

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How'd they do it? Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie managed a no-leaks wedding in France after some nine years and six kids together, and years of speculation on when and if they'd marry. Read more

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