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Country singer Boyd crowned ‘The Voice’ champion

In this image provided by NBC-TV Craig Wayne Boyd, left poses with Blake Shelton Tuesday Dec. 16, 2014. Craig Wayne Boyd, the country rocker from Blake Shelton’s team, was named the winner of “The Voice†Tuesday. (AP Photo/NBC-TV, Trae Patton) In this image...

Verona’s Arena to get $17.5 million restoration

AAA Dec. 17, 2014 10:30 AM ETVerona’s Arena to get $17.5 million restoration Verona Mayor Flavio Tosi arrives for a news conference, in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, Dec.17, 2014. Verona’s mayor and Italian bank Unicredit have signed a deal to restore Verona’s...
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NYC premiere of Rogen film canceled as threats fly

Cars enter Sony Pictures Entertainment headquarters in Culver City, Calif. on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014. The FBI has confirmed it is investigating a recent hacking attack at Sony Pictures Entertainment, which caused major internal computer problems at the film studio last week. (AP...
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Elton John, David Furnish to tie knot again

AAA Dec. 17, 2014 9:18 AM ETElton John, David Furnish to tie knot againAP FILE – A Wednesday Dec. 21, 2005 photo from files showing pop star Elton John, right, and his longtime partner David Furnish, after they had a civil ceremony at the Guildhall in Windsor, England....
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Monaco’s Charlene: royal twins born by cesarean

A woman reads the local newspaper Monaco Matin headlining on the royal birth, Thursday, Dec.11 , 2014 in Monaco. For the first time since Monaco was founded in the 13th century, its royal family gave birth to twins on Wednesday, and dozens of cannons were fired to celebrate....
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Amazon-Hachette feud headlines book news in 2014

This image released by 20th Century Fox shows Ben Affleck in a scene from “Gone Girl.” The film, released in 2014, is based on the best-selling book by Gillian Flynn. (AP Photo/20th Century Fox, Merrick Morton) This image released by 20th Century Fox shows Ben Affleck...

Stanford aims to bring player pianos back to life

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Stanford University wants to unlock the secrets of the player piano — the high-tech music machine of the early 20th century. Stanford researchers have launched an ambitious effort to restore and study instruments known as reproducing pianos...

NYC rapper Bobby Shmurda arrested in drug case

NEW YORK (AP) — Up-and-coming rapper Bobby Shmurda has been arrested in New York City in a gun and narcotics investigation. Authorities said Wednesday that Shmurda was apprehended after leaving a Manhattan recording studio. Several others were also taken into custody....
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NYC premiere of Rogen film canceled as threats fly

Cars enter Sony Pictures Entertainment headquarters in Culver City, Calif. on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014. The FBI has confirmed it is investigating a recent hacking attack at Sony Pictures Entertainment, which caused major internal computer problems at the film studio last week. (AP...
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As Colbert exits, say farewell to his proxy

In this Sept. 8, 2010 photo released by Comedy Central, host Stephen Colbert appears during the “Been There: Won That: The Returnification of the American-Do Troopscapeon” special of “The Colbert Report,” in New York. “The Colbert Report” will...