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Aretha Franklin blocks screening of documentary at festival
DENVER (AP) -- Aretha Franklin earned some R-E-S-P-E-C-T in a federal courtroom on Friday, convincing a judge to prevent the Telluride Film Festival from screening a documentary about a 1972 concert of hers without the Queen of Soul's written consent....
Iron Maiden frontman on cancer fight, 747 flight
NEW YORK (AP) -- Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson credits his grandfather with getting him through his recent battle with cancer....
No-contact order between O'Donnell's daughter and man lifted
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- A request from Rosie O'Donnell's teenage daughter to lift a no-contact order with the man accused of sending her obscene images was lifted Friday by a New Jersey judge....
Expensive ad space almost sold out for debate
NEW YORK (AP) -- Get in your bids fast. CNN said Friday that only one commercial slot is still available for its coverage of the Sept. 16 debate between top Republican presidential contenders, and it's expected to draw top dollar....
VENICE WATCH: Ukraine revolution inspires Venice documentary
VENICE, Italy (AP) -- The Venice Film Festival is bringing 11 days of red carpet premieres, innovative movies and Hollywood glamour to the Italian city. Here's what has been catching the eye of The Associated Press:...
Miss America Organization gave $6M in cash, tuition in 2014
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- The Miss America Organization says it handed out nearly $6 million in cash or free tuition to contestants last year in its scholarship awards program....
Q&A: Ken Burns says US civil war still relevant
NEW YORK (AP) -- Ken Burns is looking back at his series "The Civil War" as PBS prepares to air a remastered edition 25 years after the network first aired the landmark 1990 documentary....
Afghan artist paints Kabul's walls of war to help heal city
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A city at war, the Afghan capital is among the ugliest in the world....
Judge grants Salma Hayek restraining order against 2 women
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A judge on Friday ordered two women to stay away from Salma Hayek and not attempt to contact the Oscar-nominated actress for the next three years....
Fall Movie Preview: Fukunaga, Netflix set out for new worlds
NEW YORK (AP) -- Cary Fukunaga's first feature film, "Sin Nombre"- which translates to "Nameless," was a Spanish-language drama about Honduran immigrants. His latest, "Beasts of No Nation," is a brutal story about a boy drafted into a West African rebel army....
A U.S. District Judge ruled Thursday that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell went too far in affirming the four-game suspension for New England Patriot's quarterback Tom Brady for his role in "Deflategate." This means that Brady is cleared of the suspension and is free to play unrestricted this season, including in the season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Brady sticks to his claim that he was not involved in the conspiracy to deflate footballs below regulation standards in last year's AFC Championship.
Should Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis' salary be withheld for not performing the duties she was elected to perform?