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Entertainer Bill Cosby gestures during an interview about the upcoming exhibit, "Conversations: African and African-American Artworks in Dialogue," at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art, in Washington in this Nov. 6, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Bill Cosby testimony describes accuser’s spiked story

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Bill Cosby testified under oath in 2005 that he gave the National Enquirer an exclusive interview about looming sexual-assault accusations by a Canadian woman against him in exchange for the tabloid spiking a second accuser’s story.

A main street jam session at Bristol, Virginia Rhythm and Roots Reunion. Every September, the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion brings together string talent from around the country for three days in downtown Bristol. (Corinna Lothar/ Special to the Washington Times)

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FILE - This is a  Nov. 27, 2005 file photo of author P.D. James  as she discusses her latest novel, "The Lighthouse," another mystery featuring Scotland Yard detective Adam Dalgliesh, during an interview in New York. Publisher Faber and Faber says mystery writer P.D. James, who brought realistic modern characters to the classical British detective story died Thursday Nov. 27, 2014 . She was 94. James' books, many featuring sleuth Adam Dalgliesh, sold millions in many countries and most were just as popular when adapted for television. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams/File)

Queen of crime writing PD James dies aged 94

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P.D. James took the classic British detective story into tough modern terrain, complete with troubled relationships and brutal violence, and never accepted that crime writing was second-class literature.

In this Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 photo, director Jon Erwin continues filming on the set of a new film called "Woodlawn," at Legion Field in Birmingham, Ala.  The independent film is being produced by the Birmingham-based filmmaking duo of brothers Jon and Andrew Erwin. The brothers are recreating an historic 1974 game between the Woodlawn Colonels and the Banks Jets. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Legion Field featured as setting of upcoming movie

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Legion Field is decades past its prime as a sports venue, but it's the natural setting for a movie that's being filmed about faith and reconciliation with football as a backdrop.

The cover of the book "Amazing Place," edited by author Marianne Gingher, is published by UNC-Chapel Hill Press. Gingher gave 21 authors open assignments about any subject they chose as long as North Carolina was at the core of the story. The result is a book available in March 2015. (AP Photo/UNC-Chapel Hill Press)

21 authors write about how NC influenced them

- Associated Press

Writer and editor Marianne Gingher gave 21 authors a wide-open assignment: write about any subject they chose as long as North Carolina was at the core of the story.

Designer Michael Kors building Florida home

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One of the world's best known fashion designers is building a 6,306 square-foot home on the Gulf of Mexico at the north end of Longboat Key in Manatee County.

Busbices stars of new A&E reality show

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It's a north Louisiana-set reality show about a quirky family who works and plays together, and their last name isn't Robertson.

New Orleans mulls a smoke ban in public places

- Associated Press

A cigarette with that Sazerac cocktail at a French Quarter bar might become a thing of the past in one of America's most famously libertine cities.

Jian Ghomeshi leaves court after being granted bail in Toronto on Wednesday, Nov.26, 2014. Ghomeshi, a prominent former Canadian Broadcast Corp. radio host, was charged with four counts of sexual assault. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

Ex-CBC host charged with sexual assault in Canada

- Associated Press

Former Canadian Broadcasting Corp. radio host Jian Ghomesi must live with his mother while sexual assault charges against him are heard in a case that has rocked the country's vaunted public broadcaster.

Swiss museum publishes list of Gurlitt works

Associated Press

The Swiss museum that inherited a trove of long-hidden art from late German collector Cornelius Gurlitt has published a preliminary list of his collection.