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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

- Associated Press

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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BC's Elimimian selected CFL's outstanding player

Associated Press

B.C. Lions linebacker Solomon Elimimian was honored Thursday night as the Canadian Football League's outstanding player, becoming the first pure defensive player to win the award.

FILE - This May 7, 2014 file picture shows an exterior view of the Kunstmuseum in Bern, Switzerland. The Swiss museum says Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, that it will accept trove of priceless art bequeathed to it by German collector Cornelius Gurlitt. (AP Photo/Keystone, Gian Ehrenzeller, File)

More art in German trove identified as looted

- Associated Press

The Jewish Claims Conference said Friday it has already identified a painting stolen by the Nazis among a newly published inventory of hundreds of works that belonged to late German collector Cornelius Gurlitt, and pushed for more time to investigate others.

An art show to hook all kinds: José-María Cundín

- Associated Press

As much as Imperial Calcasieu Museum Executive Director Susan Reed likes singing the praises of local artists, she's also proud to present a double-barreled show of works by Spanish-born José-María Cundín on display through December. "Our mission is to support visual arts and artists," she said. "It's local artists first. But through the years we've had Warhol, Picasso and Matisse on exhibit."

In this photo taken on Nov. 15, 2014, patrons of the historic  Hippodrome walk past the front of the century-old Austin Avenue theater in Waco, Texas, which saw appearances by Abbott & Costello and Elvis Presley through the years. The theater recently reopened  after a year long renovation. (AP Photo/The Waco Tribune-Herald, Rod Aydelotte)

Century-old theater throws open doors once more

- Associated Press

The chill in the air might have shrunk the crowds for a street dance outside the remodeled Waco Hippodrome on a recent Saturday night, but the lobby was busy, the second-floor café was full, and people seemed thrilled at the newest manifestation of a revitalized downtown Waco.

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

- Associated Press

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.

Busbices stars of new A&E reality show

- Associated Press

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

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.

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.