Bill Cosby enters the Montgomery County Courthouse for a court appearance in Norristown, Pa.

Cosby loses appeal; case appears headed to evidence hearing

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby's criminal sexual-assault case appears to be headed toward an evidence hearing after a judge denied his latest effort to throw the charges out.

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FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, file photo, comedian Bill Cosby performs at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts, in Melbourne, Fla. 

Motion to block subpoena of Bill Cosby's wife denied

BOSTON (AP) — Bill Cosby's wife will be forced to testify in a defamation lawsuit filed by seven women who accuse the comedian of sexually assaulting them decades ago.

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Keith Urban arrives at the 49th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena, in Nashville, Tenn. Urban is mourning the death of his father, Bob Urban, at the age of 73. 

Jim O'Toole, Reds 1960s star pitcher, dies at 78

CINCINNATI (AP) — Jim O'Toole, a star pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds in the 1960s, has died after a long battle with cancer. O'Toole was 78.

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Beverly Johnson poses for a portrait in New York. 

Bill Cosby sues model Beverly Johnson over drugging claim

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bill Cosby sued supermodel Beverly Johnson for defamation on Monday, calling her a liar over her claims that the comedian drugged and attempted to sexually assault her in the 1980s.

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Actor James Cromwell arrives at The Humane Society Of The United States 60th Anniversary Benefit Gala on , in Beverly Hills, Calif. 

Actor James Cromwell arrested at power plant protest

WAWAYANDA, N.Y. (AP) — Actor James Cromwell was among six people arrested at an upstate New York power plant that is under construction.

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Comedian Bill Cosby performs at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts, in Melbourne, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

Cosby lawyers fight deposition of his wife in lawsuit

BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Bill Cosby said Friday they will fight an attempt to require his wife to give a sworn deposition in a defamation lawsuit filed by seven women who accuse the comedian of sexually assaulting them decades ago.

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In this image released by FX, Kirsten Dunst, left, and Jesse Plemons appear in a scene from

'Carol,' Netflix lead a wide-ranging Golden Globes field

From the sumptuous romance of "Carol" to the apocalyptic rage of "Mad Max: Fury Road," streaming series to network dramas, Will Smith to Amy Schumer, the 73rd annual Golden Globe nominations unveiled a widespread field of nominations that attempted to corral a chaotic Oscar race and an ever-expanding television landscape.

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In this photo taken on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015 Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy walks in a street after being punched by a youth during a campaign event in the city of Pontevedra in the Galicia region, while he talked to a crowd, Spain. A young man p

Spain: PM posts video training in gym day after head punch

MADRID (AP) — Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has tweeted a video clip of himself working out on a gym treadmill a day after he was punched in the head by a youth during an election campaign appearance.

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Egypt rights groups rally against TV celebrity over privacy

CAIRO (AP) — Over a dozen Egyptian rights groups have rallied against an anchorman at a private TV station for airing compromising photos purporting to show a popular Egyptian movie director recently elected to parliament.

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In this Sept. 9, 2015 photo provided by courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue, a collection of merchandise inspired by the looks and styles of the Fox television show,

Fox's 'Empire': Turning a hit show into a retail star

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Before Fox TV's "Empire" was a proven success, before any product licensing deals were signed, at least one eager retailer was getting in on the act.

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FILE - In Monday, Nov. 9, 2015 file photo, Khloe Kardashian poses for a photo at the book-signing for her new book

Khloe Kardashian behind new makeover series

NEW YORK (AP) — Khloe Kardashian is behind a new makeover series at the E! network, where she promises to help the brokenhearted get the "ultimate payback."

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FILE - In this April 25, 2012 file photo, Mark Halperin attends the world premiere of

Showtime starting a weekly series on campaign

NEW YORK (AP) — Showtime says it will launch a weekly documentary series next month on the 2016 presidential campaign, calling it "The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth."

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FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2015 file photo, dancer Misty Copeland attends American Ballet Theatre's 75th Anniversary Holiday Benefit in Beverly Hills, Calif. Copeland, Amy Schumer and Tracy Morgan are on Barbara Walters' list of the most fascinating people of

Schumer, Morgan, make Barbara Walters' most fascinating list

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amy Schumer, Tracy Morgan and ballerina Misty Copeland are on Barbara Walters' list of the most fascinating people of the year.

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FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2010 file photo, Brian Williams, then anchor and managing editor of

Williams back on air for NBC News with LA school closures

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A threat of violence against Los Angeles schools brought Brian Williams back on-air for NBC News.

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In this image released by NBC, Dolly Parton appears in a promotional photo from

Dolly Parton movie a hit for NBC

NEW YORK (AP) — Family-friendly programming is doing well this holiday season for NBC, which has a rare three-week winning streak in the television ratings.

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Movies

Lav Diaz, director of 'Hele Sa Hiwagang Hapis' addresses the audience after receiving the Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize for a feature film that opens new perspectives.

Migrant island documentary "Fire at Sea" wins at Berlin fest

BERLIN (AP) — "Fire at Sea," a documentary about the Italian island of Lampedusa — many migrants' first destination on risky journeys toward safety and a better life in Europe

Music

Ex-ABBA members make rare joint appearance at grand opening

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The four former members of iconic Swedish pop group ABBA have made a rare joint appearance for the opening of a Stockholm restaurant inspired by the "Mamma Mia!" musical.

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