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1st time advertisers make a play with Super Bowl spots

This image provided by Carnvial Cruise Lines shows a portion of the company’s television ad scheduled to run during Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. Carnival is trying to boost the image of cruises with its first ever Super Bowl ad after several years of bad...

Snoop Dogg keeping focus on youth football before Super Bowl

PHOENIX (AP) — Super Bowl weekend isn’t just about the championship game for Snoop Dogg — it’s also a reminder that the next generation of NFL greats need to develop. The rapper has for years sponsored a youth football league that has now seen several...
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Bill Cosby’s show in Ohio draws a few protesters

FILE – In this Jan. 17, 2015 file photo, comedian Bill Cosby performs at the Buell Theater in Denver. Cosby’s stand-up tour is making a stop in northern Ohio, where police say they will have extra officers on hand for the show. Police in Sandusky expect at least a few...

Imagine Dragons’ bassist: Don’t make Seahawks the hero

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Imagine Dragons bassist Ben McKee has a simple reason he wants the New England Patriots to win the Super Bowl — he doesn’t want to see the Seattle Seahawks made into heroes. McKee is a native of Forestville in Northern California and...

Sports, entertainment stars converge for ESPN party

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Stars from the sports and entertainment world mingled Friday night at ESPN’s lavish pre-Super Bowl party, which featured an energetic performance from pop newcomer Charli XCX. Actors, television sports analysts and sports stars looked on as...
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Japan self-censors images, words linked to hostage crisis

A woman walks past a poster of animation “Assassination Classroom” in Tokyo, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. Images or mentions of knives, ransom or blood – or anything else that can be seen alluding to the hostage crisis involving two Japanese in Syria – have...

British actress Geraldine McEwan dies at age 82

LONDON (AP) — The family of longtime actress Geraldine McEwan says she has died following treatment for a stroke. She was 82. McEwan was known for many roles including playing the famous Agatha Christie detective Miss Marple in 12 TV movies. Her son and daughter said in a...
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Attorney: Video exists of ‘Suge’ Knight in deadly run-in

This image from video shows Death Row Records founder Marion “Suge” Knight, right, walking into the Los Angeles County Sheriffs department early Friday morning Jan. 30, 2015 in connection with a hit-and-run incident that left one man dead and another injured. Man at...
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First lady defends ‘American Sniper’ at veterans event

Actor Bradley Cooper speaks on a panel during the launch event for “Got Your 6,” a multifaceted program that includes encouraging film and television to include characters who are veterans, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, at the National Geographic Society in Washington. (AP...