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Spain: Madrid city calls for release of puppeteers

MADRID (AP) — Madrid city hall apologized Monday to parents for exposing their children to a violent puppet show, but says jailing the puppeteers for allegedly praising terrorism was disproportionate.

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Sunday 02/07/2016
Review: Coldplay lets Beyonce, Bruno Mars overshadow band
Updated: February 08, 2016 - 12:02 am

Give Chris Martin and Coldplay credit: It takes a certain lack of ego for musicians to essentially let themselves be upstaged at their own Super Bowl show.

The Latest: Eli Manning outshone many ads on social media
Updated: February 08, 2016 - 12:00 am

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest developments in Super Bowl commercials before, during and after the Big Game:

Super Bowl 50 advertising winners and losers
Updated: February 08, 2016 - 12:00 am

NEW YORK (AP) — The Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers during Super Bowl 50 — and there were clear winners and losers off the field, too.

CBS says 'The Good Wife' will end its run in May
Updated: February 07, 2016 - 11:02 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS used the Super Bowl as a platform to announce the imminent end of the network's most critically-acclaimed show, the Sunday night drama "The Good Wife" starring Julianna Margulies.

Beyonce announces 2016 Formation World Tour
Updated: February 08, 2016 - 1:03 am

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Beyonce is working overtime this weekend: After releasing a new song Saturday and performing at the Super Bowl on Sunday, she's announced a new stadium tour.

Sam Hunt: Playing Super Bowl blends love for music, sports
Updated: February 07, 2016 - 8:02 pm

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — As a kid, Sam Hunt dreamt of playing in the Super Bowl. And he was on the right path as a quarterback for both Middle Tennessee State University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Alicia Keys gives positive vibes at pre-Super Bowl show
Updated: February 07, 2016 - 6:02 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Alicia Keys was energetic when she performed for a loud and excited audience at a pre-Super Bowl party, but she also got serious at the top of her show.

'Kung Fu Panda 3' tops Super Bowl weekend at box office
Updated: February 07, 2016 - 5:01 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — The Coen brothers' "Hail, Caesar!" and the Jane Austen-monster mashup "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" followed distantly behind "Kung Fu Panda 3," which remained on top of the box office over Super Bowl weekend.

'Inside Out' sweeps Annie Awards, wins best animated picture
Updated: February 07, 2016 - 2:02 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 43rd annual Annie Awards were a joyous affair for "Inside Out."

An exploding bus movie stunt sparks concerns in London
Updated: February 07, 2016 - 9:03 am

LONDON (AP) — A bus has exploded in central London — but this time it's only for a movie.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows
Updated: February 07, 2016 - 7:02 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Duchess of Cambridge: Support children's mental health
Updated: February 07, 2016 - 7:02 am

LONDON (AP) — The Duchess of Cambridge says in a new video that she and Prince William want all children to get support during difficult times to help them overcome mental health challenges.

Backstage with Flea on Super Bowl, Bernie Sanders
Updated: February 07, 2016 - 6:02 am

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It's been a busy weekend mixed with football and politics for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and bassist Flea wouldn't have it any other way.

Inarritu wins top DGA prize, further obscuring awards season
Updated: February 07, 2016 - 4:03 am

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An unclear cinematic season got a little foggier on Saturday with Alejandro Inarritu's Directors Guild win for his harrowing frontier epic "The Revenant." With only weeks to go before the Academy Awards on Feb. 28, the race is still as wide open as ever.

Saturday 02/06/2016
Burning Man tickets to include live entertainment tax
Updated: February 07, 2016 - 2:01 am

RENO, Nev. (AP) — People buying Burning Man tickets later this month will also pay live entertainment tax for the first time.

Wife says singer and band leader Dan Hicks dies at age 74
Updated: February 07, 2016 - 2:01 am

MILL VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Dan Hicks, a musician whose work in the 1960s helped define San Francisco's psychedelic sound, has died. He was 74.

Bernie Sanders makes 'SNL' appearance with Larry David
Updated: February 07, 2016 - 2:01 am

NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders made a cameo appearance on "Saturday Night Live" three days before the New Hampshire primary, appearing in a skit with host Larry David, the comic who has done a dead-on impersonation of him.

Drivers beware: Famous LA bridge has begun coming down
Updated: February 07, 2016 - 1:01 am

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The end has begun for a downtown bridge that played a supporting role in many Hollywood chase scenes down the concrete-lined Los Angeles River.

Ryan Reynolds torn about picking between Manning, Newton
Updated: February 06, 2016 - 11:00 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ryan Reynolds will be watching Sunday's Super Bowl — he's just not sure which team he wants to win.

Beyonce releases new song day before Super Bowl appearance
Updated: February 06, 2016 - 7:01 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Another Beyonce surprise project has lit up social media and caused a frenzy of excitement a day before the superstar's planned Super Bowl performance.

Mardi Gras season rolls into last big weekend in New Orleans
Updated: February 06, 2016 - 11:00 pm

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Mardi Gras season entered its last big weekend of parades and galas in New Orleans before its end at midnight Fat Tuesday, when Ash Wednesday ushers in the period of Lent leading to Easter.

2 puppeteers held in Spain for allegedly praising terrorism
Updated: February 06, 2016 - 3:01 pm

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court has ordered the detention of two puppeteers for allegedly praising terrorism during a performance in Madrid.

Iggy Azalea: I have more belief in myself as a trendsetter
Updated: February 06, 2016 - 2:00 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As Iggy Azalea readies the release of her sophomore album, the rapper says she's feeling more self-assured and less worried about being or sounding cool.

Ex-'Survivor' contestant charged with possessing child porn
Updated: February 06, 2016 - 3:01 pm

CLARKSTON, Mich. (AP) — Michigan authorities have charged a former "Survivor" contestant with possessing child pornography and running Ponzi scheme.

Miami-Dade County attempts to block Duran Duran concert
Updated: February 06, 2016 - 2:00 pm

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — The band Duran Duran is facing opposition in its bid to play in Key Biscayne from the government of Miami-Dade County.

Benedict Cumberbatch, Emma Watson named Oxford fellows
Updated: February 06, 2016 - 12:01 pm

LONDON (AP) — Benedict Cumberbatch and Emma Watson have got new roles: Visiting fellows at Oxford University.

300 rare and famous guitars coming to NYC auction
Updated: February 06, 2016 - 10:00 am

NEW YORK (AP) — About 300 guitars, including instruments associated with Eric Clapton, Elvis Presley and Eddie Van Halen, are heading to a New York City auction.

Band's frontman: No Super Bowl halftime show for Metallica
Updated: February 06, 2016 - 3:02 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — While Metallica has steadily attracted more of a mainstream audience throughout its 35-year career, frontman James Hetfield feels they will never play the Super Bowl, and he doesn't seem to mind.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows
Updated: February 06, 2016 - 7:03 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Angelina Jolie's film 'Unbroken' finally opens in Japan
Updated: February 06, 2016 - 6:02 am

TOKYO (AP) — Angelina Jolie's "Unbroken" opened Saturday more than a year after the rest of the world in Japan, where the main character endures as a prisoner of war and where some have called for a boycott of the movie.

Lowest price for Super Bowl ticket is $3,000, company says
Updated: February 06, 2016 - 10:01 am

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — For a mere $3,000, you can attend the Super Bowl.

Michael B. Jordan wins big at NAACP Image Awards
Updated: February 06, 2016 - 5:01 am

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was a total knockout for Michael B. Jordan at the NAACP Image Awards in a ceremony that took several jabs at Hollywood for the lack of racial diversity.

Friday 02/05/2016
Man who gave name to "Peanuts'" Linus dies at age 90
Updated: February 06, 2016 - 2:02 am

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Linus Maurer, a cartoonist and illustrator whose old friend and colleague Charles M. Schulz borrowed his first name for Charlie Brown's blanket-wielding best friend Linus in his "Peanuts" comic strip and cartoons, has died at age 90.

Man who gave name to "Peanuts'" Linus dies at age 90
Updated: February 06, 2016 - 12:01 am

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Linus Maurer, a cartoonist and illustrator whose old friend and colleague Charles M. Schulz borrowed his first name for Charlie Brown's blanket-wielding best friend Linus in his "Peanuts" comic strip and cartoons, has died at age 90.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt gets some roast with his Hasty Pudding
Updated: February 06, 2016 - 12:01 am

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Joseph Gordon-Levitt has gotten a little roast along with his pudding.

The Latest: Clinton makes pitch to young NH voters
Updated: February 05, 2016 - 11:01 pm

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Latest from the 2016 campaign trail with days to go until the New Hampshire primary (all times local):

Woody Harrelson applies for Hawaii marijuana dispensary
Updated: February 05, 2016 - 11:01 pm

HONOLULU (AP) — Actor and marijuana advocate Woody Harrelson was one of nearly 60 applicants to apply to open one of Hawaii's first medical marijuana dispensaries.

Judge who presided over Martha Stewart's NY trial dies at 86
Updated: February 05, 2016 - 7:00 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge who presided over Martha Stewart's criminal trial in New York has died. Miriam Cedarbaum was 86.

Bruno Mars finally confirms Super Bowl performance
Updated: February 05, 2016 - 7:00 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bruno Mars has finally officially confirmed he would perform at Sunday's Super Bowl halftime show with Coldplay and Beyoncé.

Meek Mill gets 3 months house arrest for parole violation
Updated: February 05, 2016 - 6:01 pm

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia judge is giving Robert Williams at least three months to earn back his status as rapper Meek Mill.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows
Updated: February 05, 2016 - 5:00 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Soul diva Rihanna to perform at Grammy Awards
Updated: February 05, 2016 - 6:01 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rihanna is joining the list of performers at the Grammy Awards later this month.

Adele might not like it, but Donald Trump can use her music
Updated: February 05, 2016 - 5:02 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — While waiting for Donald Trump to take the stage this week at a campaign rally in Exeter, New Hampshire, fans listened to a few hit songs by Adele, "Skyfall" and "Rolling in the Deep."

Puddle of Mudd singer pleads not guilty in vandalism case
Updated: February 05, 2016 - 5:00 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Puddle of Mudd singer Wes Scantlin has pleaded not guilty to a felony vandalism charge filed after his arrest at a home he recently lost in foreclosure.

The Latest: FBI agent says cell data in 'Serial' case solid
Updated: February 05, 2016 - 5:00 pm

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on a hearing for a convicted murderer seeking a new trial in a case that was examined in the podcast "Serial." (all times local):

Italian investigators unraveling mystery of strangled actor
Updated: February 05, 2016 - 2:00 pm

MILAN (AP) — Italian authorities are trying to unravel the mystery of an actor who was strangled on a theater stage in Pisa during a hanging scene.

Samantha Bee's 'Full Frontal' on TBS ready to cause a buzz
Updated: February 05, 2016 - 2:00 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After a day of dutifully answering reporters' questions about her new TBS show, "Full Frontal," Samantha Bee confesses to an urgent desire.

John Scofield goes back to the future on Grammy-nominated CD
Updated: February 05, 2016 - 1:00 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Jazz guitarist John Scofield went back to the future on his Grammy-nominated CD "Past Present," reuniting members of his acclaimed quartet from the early 1990s to play his new compositions.

Victoria Justice talks 'Rocky Horror' at Super Bowl
Updated: February 05, 2016 - 1:00 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — "Dammit, Janet," there's another musical coming to television, and Victoria Justice could not be happier to hear those words.

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