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Pats lawyer: "Deflator" texts about weight loss, not balls

A Patriots lawyer says the "deflator" nickname used by a ballboy and cited in the NFL's decision to suspend quarterback Tom Brady was about weight loss, not footballs. Read more »

Published May 14, 2015

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D'oh! Is 'The Simpsons' parting company with Harry Shearer?

An escalating contract dispute suggests that Harry Shearer may be exiting "The Simpsons," where he has voiced several of its characters since the Fox cartoon series debuted in 1989. Read more »

Published May 14, 2015

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Greece won't sue Britain to get back Parthenon Marbles

Advocacy groups seeking to get the British Museum to return the Parthenon Marbles to Athens expressed disappointment Thursday after Greece's culture minister said he would not launch a court challenge for the famous collection. Read more »

Published May 14, 2015

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A food poisoning report with good news: Fewer E. coli cases

Health officials say fewer Americans are getting sick from a nasty germ sometimes found in undercooked hamburgers. Read more »

Published May 14, 2015

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David Letterman on retirement: It's time, but he's torn

You don't think of David Letterman as a stop-and-smell-the-flowers type, but here he is, at a major turning point yet savoring his chocolate milkshake. Read more »

Published May 14, 2015

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US Airways likely to stop flying this fall

After more than 75 years of flying, the end is near for US Airways. Read more »

Published May 14, 2015

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Smokers have better luck quitting when own money wagered

When it comes to offering cash to get smokers to quit, more people go for the carrots than the stick — but the stick gets better results. Read more »

Published May 13, 2015

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A nail in the eye, a lucky landscaper left without a scratch

There must have been a four-leaf clover in those weeds. A 27-year-old landscaper escaped with barely a scratch after a nearly 3-inch nail hurtled into his eye when he accidentally hit it with a... Read more »

Published May 13, 2015

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AP Interview: Pelosi predicts GOP ruin on health care case

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi predicted Wednesday that Republicans will "rue the day" if the Supreme Court buys their arguments and invalidates tax subsidies for millions of people under... Read more »

Published May 13, 2015

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Tying up a few loose ends as 'Mad Men' comes to an end

"Mad Men" is nearing its end with grace and assurance as its characters already are scattering from view. After seven seasons barnstorming a long-ago decade, the series feels like it's coming in... Read more »

Published May 13, 2015

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CBS cancels 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation'

CBS is saying goodbye to its long-running hit "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" with a two-hour finale this fall and hello to "Supergirl," an unusual genre show for the network. Read more »

Published May 13, 2015

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Cannes Film Festival kicks off with a socially-minded tone

The Cannes Film Festival unrolled its red carpet with a socially minded French drama on Wednesday as the usually glitzy festival began on a more serious note after January's terror attacks in Paris. Read more »

Published May 13, 2015

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Amtrak crash scrambles commutes across Northeast Corridor

Thousands of commuters and travelers had to scramble Wednesday after a deadly Amtrak train derailment shut down a critical section of the busiest railroad in North America. Read more »

Published May 13, 2015

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US Airways likely to stop flying this fall

After more than 75 years of flying, the end is near for US Airways. Read more »

Published May 12, 2015

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ABC sets 10 new series for next season; Muppets on board

ABC is adding a fourth drama next season from its favorite producer, Shonda Rhimes, and bringing the Muppets to prime time in a series with both adult and kid appeal, the network said Tuesday. Read more »

Published May 12, 2015

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Cannes chief seeks sun, more female directors, fewer selfies

As the Cannes Film Festival gets set to open, two trends seem clear: The women are coming — and the selfies are going. Read more »

Published May 12, 2015

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Monkey farms in Florida under scrutiny from officials

Tucked away in Florida's Hendry County, amid the scrub brush and saw palmetto grasslands just southwest of Lake Okeechobee, are three monkey breeding farms containing thousands of primates. Read more »

Published May 12, 2015

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Bollywood meets Hollywood: Priyanka Chopra cast in ABC drama

Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra is heading to American television with a lead role in the ABC drama "Quantico." Read more »

Published May 12, 2015

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Berlin Philharmonic: May need a year to choose new conductor

The Berlin Philharmonic is giving itself up to a year to find a successor to chief conductor Simon Rattle after the orchestra deadlocked in a marathon vote to anoint a candidate. Read more »

Published May 12, 2015

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Vandals attack selfie-taking Ottoman prince statue

A statue erected in a Turkish city of an Ottoman prince taking a selfie with a cellphone has been vandalized amid strong criticism of the artwork. Read more »

Published May 12, 2015

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Cambodia welcomes home 10th century statue of a Hindu god

Cambodia welcomed home a 10th century stone statue of a Hindu god that was looted from a temple during the country's civil war and spent the past three decades at an American museum. Read more »

Published May 12, 2015

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Albania sees tourism for island with military past

This summer Albania plans to debut what it hopes will become a new selfie spot for tourists: Sazan Island, a former military base that still has bunkers and tunnels designed to withstand nuclear... Read more »

Published May 12, 2015

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New blood tests, liquid biopsies, may transform cancer care

A new type of blood test is starting to transform cancer treatment, sparing some patients the surgical and needle biopsies long needed to guide their care. Read more »

Published May 11, 2015

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From 1 crib to 2: Conjoined twin boys separated at 5 months

For the first time in their 5-month-old lives, conjoined twins Carter and Conner squirmed in separate cribs. Read more »

Published May 11, 2015

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Last season of 'American Idol' set for Fox's 2015-16 lineup

The swan song of "American Idol" and heavy doses of comedy and sci-fi will mark Fox's 2015-16 season. Read more »

Published May 11, 2015

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