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Bryant Gumbel defends program and co-workers against lawsuit

NEW YORK, N.Y. – The host of HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” on Monday defended his monthly sports magazine against claims by a British soccer ball maker that it delivered a “pack of lies” with a 2008 segment about child labour in India. 289 more words


'Django Unchained' actress ordered to apologize to police

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – An actress who accused Los Angeles police of racial profiling when they investigated a report she was having sex with her boyfriend in a parked car has been ordered to apologize to officers as part of a plea deal. 91 more words


Fox renews 'The Simpsons' for 2 more seasons

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – “The Simpsons” will keep the satire coming for at least two more seasons.

Fox said Monday it has renewed the animated series for its 27th and 28th seasons, which will carry it to a total of 625 episodes. 82 more words


UC Berkeley's Mark Twain project finds cache of new writing

SAN FRANCISCO – Scholars at the University of California, Berkeley have pieced together a collection of letters written by Mark Twain when the author was a young newsman in San Francisco. 330 more words


Google tractor-beams Star Wars universe into Knowledge Graph

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Star Wars fans no longer have to search their feelings to discover the truth. They can just Google it.

The search engine and the Lucasfilm movie franchise said Monday they have put information from the Star Wars universe into Google’s Knowledge Graph, the first time for a fictional universe. 68 more words


Al-Jazeera America loses top executive Marcy McGinnis

NEW YORK, N.Y. – The Al-Jazeera America news network, sued by a former employee who said he was fired for complaining about a colleague’s anti-Semitic and sexist behaviour, is losing one of its top U.S. 409 more words