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How the academic scandal worked at UNC

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- The academic scandal at the University of North Carolina unfolded over nearly two decades and involved about 3,100 students, nearly half of them athletes, according to a report released Wednesday by former U.S. Justice Department official Kenneth Wainstein. Here are details about the fake classes that students didn't have to show up for, according to the report....

Redskins' Gruden: RG3 is 'wild card' for Monday

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- Many ifs and maybes and buts surround Robert Griffin III's status for the Washington Redskins' game Monday night against the Dallas Cowboys. There is so much uncertainty, he has been declared a "wild card" by coach Jay Gruden even though Colt McCoy is the announced starter....

NBA owners fail to pass lottery reform

NEW YORK (AP) -- One of the biggest issues on the agenda when the NBA's owners arrived in New York for the board of governors meetings was thwarting the tanking strategy employed most brazenly by the Philadelphia 76ers....

'85 World Series Royals relishing playoff run

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Bret Saberhagen was just 21 years old when the Kansas City Royals were last in the World Series. He pitched a Game 7 shutout to beat the St. Louis Cardinals....

Novak Djokovic welcomes baby boy Stefan

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- Novak Djokovic is a proud father....

No. 9 Georgia to ask for Gurley's reinstatement

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Georgia will file a request with the NCAA for tailback Todd Gurley's eligibility to be reinstated....

Pistorius spends first night in single jail cell

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Oscar Pistorius spent his first night of a five-year jail term in a single cell in the hospital wing of a prison in the capital, Pretoria, said a prison official....

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Arab Idol winner wants to give back to Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Last year's feel-good winner of the TV singing contest Arab Idol said Wednesday he wants to give back to Gaza, where he grew up, by setting up an arts center nurturing young musicians, writers and actors....

Review: Shailene Woodley gets lost in a blizzard

By now, there should be no question in anyone's mind that Shailene Woodley is an actress on a rapid-fire journey to stardom. She's enchanted us in enough films - "The Descendants," "The Spectacular Now," "The Fault in Our Stars" - that one less-than-stellar film won't alter her upward trajectory....

Renee Zellweger: 'People don't know me in my 40s'

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Renee Zellweger says she looks different because she's "living a different, happy, more fulfilling life."...

Q&A: Poitras on capturing history in a hotel room

NEW YORK (AP) -- Imagine if Bob Woodward's clandestine meetings in a Washington D.C. parking garage with Deep Throat had been documented - or, better yet, filmed by Woodward, himself....

Review: 'John Wick' delivers non-stop action

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- In an intriguing cinematic twist, Keanu Reeves' Matrix stunt double Chad Stahelski becomes his co-director with David Leitch on "John Wick," a visceral revenge thriller that marks a confident, muscular action debut. After a marked absence from the genre, Reeves resoundingly returns with an effortless, kinetic style that positions the film extremely well for any potential follow-ups....

Rockettes to try again to dance this spring

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Rockettes are taking a second stab at opening a spring show, and they're leaning on some Broadway creative stars to do it....

Annie Lennox embraces jazzy 'Nostalgia'

LONDON (AP) -- How do you follow in the footsteps of Frank Sinatra and Ray Charles without sinking in the footsteps of Frank Sinatra and Ray Charles? The answer, for Annie Lennox at least, is to throw out, to the greatest degree possible, the work of these giants and tackle some of their classics anew: no use of their phrasing, their arrangements, their orchestral sheets allowed....

Shatner, 'Star Trek' director to meet about role

NEW YORK (AP) -- "Star Trek" may be the next frontier for William Shatner - again....

Cinderella musical on tour stars a new mom

NEW YORK (AP) -- The actress playing Cinderella on tour has something much more precious than a pair of sparkly slippers waiting backstage. She's got a bouncing baby boy....

Toys R Us pulls 'Breaking Bad' dolls

NEW YORK (AP) -- Toys R Us is pulling its four collectible dolls based on characters from AMC's hit series "Breaking Bad" after taking heat from a Florida mom who launched a petition campaign last week....

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