Rapper Young Jeezy sees weapon charge dismissed

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped a weapons charge against platinum-selling rapper Young Jeezy. Orange County Superior Court Judge Robert C. Gannon granted the dismissal during a hearing Thursday morning in Newport Beach. Deputy District Attorney Renee...
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Police demonstrations inspire new protest songs

Protesters and police officers face off on a pedestrian bridge over Interstate 80 shortly after protesters shut down traffic in both directions in response to police killings in Missouri and New York in Berkeley, Calif., Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. Protest songs are taking their place...
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Trove from Churchill’s daughter up for auction

In this photo taken Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, a member of Sotheby’s staff poses for a photograph with a painting by Winston Churchill called ‘The Weald of Kent Under Snow’ at the auction house in London, England. It is one lot from a sale of possessions of the late...
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List of nominees for 72nd Golden Globe Awards

In this image released by HBO, Bill Murray appears in a scene from “Olive Kitteridge.” Murray was nominated for a Golden Globe for best supporting actor in a TV movie or mini-series for his role on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. The 72nd annual Golden Globe awards will air...

Sting to stick around his musical ‘The Last Ship’

NEW YORK (AP) — Sting plans to stay aboard his musical “The Last Ship” for longer than expected. Producers said Thursday that the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter will extend his stay in the show until Jan. 24, two weeks longer than his original announced run....
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‘Birdman’ tops Golden Globes with 7 nominations

This image released by IFC Films shows Ellar Coltrane at age six in a scene from the film,”Boyhood.” (AP Photo/IFC Films) Buy AP Photo Reprints NEW YORK (AP) — “Birdman” squawked loudly in the Golden Globes, flying away with a leading seven...
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Joan Rivers’ will leaves money for charities

FILE – This Oct. 5, 2009 file photo shows Joan Rivers during the 25th International Film and Programme Market for TV, Video, Cable and Satellite, in Cannes, southeastern France. According to Rivers’ 2014 will, which was filed in New York State Surrogate’s Court, the...
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World Trade Center tower boasts large-scale, bold art

In this Dec. 9, 2014 file photo, Britain’s Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, left, and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, walk in front of a mural by Jose Parla as the royal couple takes a tour of the lobby of new One World Trade Center following a visit to the nearby National...
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‘Boyhood,’ ‘Birdman’ to vie for Golden Globe noms

This image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures shows Michael Keaton, left, and Edward Norton in a scene from “Birdman.” (AP Photo/Fox Searchlight Pictures) This image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures shows Michael Keaton, left, and Edward Norton in a scene from...

Bale says Moses could be considered a ‘terrorist’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — To prepare for his role as Moses in “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” Christian Bale watched Monty Python’s “The Life of Brian” and Mel Brooks’ “History of the World, Part One.” The Oscar-winning actor found Moses a...