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Ky. man who posted song lyrics won't face charges

Prosecutors dismissed a felony charge against a western Kentucky man who spent more than a week in jail for posting violent song lyrics to his Facebook page. Read more

SHR likes Harvick's chances over next 2 races

NASCAR Martinsville Auto Racing

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Tony Stewart has never been fond of predictions and when asked, he almost always gives the same response: "If I knew the answer to that, I'd probably be a bookie in Las Vegas." Read more

Review: CBS streaming not worth cutting cord, yet

Digital Life-Review-Paying For Online TV

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I dropped my cable TV service more than a year ago and have been relying on Netflix, Hulu and other services to fill my television needs. But I get my shows at least a day late. With CBS' new All Access streaming service, I can watch shows right when they air. Read more

'Hoarders' psychologist testifies at murder trial

Hoarder Defense


A psychologist who stars on a reality TV show testified at a murder trial that a California man accused of killing an animal control officer had a hoarding disorder and could have reacted violently to anyone trying to take away his many animals. Read more

Zac Brown Band to headline championship tailgate

The Grammy Award-winning Zac Brown Band will headline the tailgate party before the inaugural College Football Playoff national championship game in January. Read more

FA bans Rio Ferdinand for 3 matches over tweet

Ferdinand Suspended

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Queens Park Rangers defender Rio Ferdinand was banned for three games on Wednesday over a tweet containing a derogatory reference to women. Read more

Hancock shares life lessons in new memoir

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Herbie Hancock doesn't begin or end his newly published memoir "Possibilities" by recalling any of the many highlights in his 50-plus-year career such as receiving the 2008 Album of the Year Grammy Award for "River: The Joni Letters." Read more

PBS touts 2013-14 ratings growth

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PBS' average prime-time household rating for the 2013-14 season was up 5 percent over the year before, the public TV service said Wednesday. Read more

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Galway Kinnell dies

Galway Kinnell, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who opened up American verse in the 1960s and beyond through his forceful, spiritual takes on the outsiders and underside of contemporary life, has died at age 87. Read more

Medal of Honor Bowl to be on NBCSN

The Medal of Honor Bowl all-star game in Charleston will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network. Read more

Junk becomes art supplies for Philadelphia project

Billy Blaise Dufala's usual destination for art supplies doesn't offer oil paints, archival paper, or sable brushes. But it does have new inventory daily — tons of it, brought in by the truckload from construction sites and 1-800-GOT-JUNK pickups. Read more

Seahawk mask at Seattle museum looks like NFL logo

Seahawk Mask


It is silent, yet eloquent. Ancient, but relevant. Relatively light in weight, but heavy in tradition and symbolism. Read more

EPL referee faces music over Ed Sheeran concert

A Premier League referee has been dropped this weekend for breaking protocol so that he could watch an Ed Sheeran pop concert. Read more

Tyne Daly to star in B'way's 'It Shoulda Been You'

Theater-It Shoulda Been You

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Tony and Emmy Award-winner Tyne Daly and Tony-winner Harriet Harris will be returning to Broadway in a wedding comedy. Read more

Midwest rappers, others charged with fraud

Bank Fraud Arrests


Members of an Indiana-based rap group called RACK Boyz and other suspects from Illinois made hundreds of thousands of dollars in a bank fraud scheme that included wooing participants through social media and Internet videos, federal and state authorities said Wednesday. Read more

Going inside Tyler Florence's 'Test Kitchen'

Food Tyler Florence

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If you think of Tyler Florence as the cook next door, the guy you can count on for classics like burgers and onion rings, you may be surprised by his latest effort, "Tyler Florence: Inside the Test Kitchen." Read more

Quarantined Ebola nurse goes outside; police watch

Ebola Nurse Quarantined Maine

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A nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa vowed on Wednesday to end her voluntary quarantine, even going so far as to step out of her home and shake a reporter's hand, signaling a showdown with state police monitoring her and state officials seeking to legally enforce her confinement. Read more

Country music fest coming to NY's Randall's Island

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A new three-day country music festival starring Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley and Dierks Bentley will debut in New York City next summer. Read more

New Batman Affleck backs bat-protection efforts

Two of the stars of the upcoming movie "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" have added some Hollywood heft to a Detroit-area group's efforts to protect bats. Read more

Monica Potter wants to save her show 'Parenthood'

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Monica Potter is like most fans of NBC's "Parenthood" — she's in denial that the show is in its final season. Read more

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