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Jackie Chan expresses shame over son’s drug arrest

In this June 14, 2010 file photo Hong Kong actor Jaycee Chan attends a premiere of his new film " Break Up Club " in Hong Kong. Action star Jackie Chan said he's ashamed and saddened over his son's arrest on drug charges and has apologized to the public. In a microblog posting Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, Chan said his actor son Jaycee Chan would have to face the consequences of his actions, but promised that the two would face the future together.(AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)

BEIJING (AP) — Jackie Chan apologized to the public Wednesday over his son’s detention on drug charges in Beijing, saying he’s ashamed and saddened.

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Longtime ‘SNL’ announcer Don Pardo dies at 96

This March 14, 1992 photo provided by NBC shows announcer Don Pardo on the set of "Saturday Night Live."  Pardo, the durable television and radio announcer whose resonant voice-over style was widely imitated and became the standard in the field, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 in Arizona at the age of 96. (AP Photo/NBC, Al Levine)

NEW YORK (AP) — Few would recognize his face, but most knew his voice: the booming baritone that for nearly four decades heralded “Saturday Night Live.”

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Q&A: How 1 US factory owner fought cheap imports

This image released by Little, Brown and Company shows Beth Macy, author of "Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local - and Helped Save an American Town." (AP Photo/Little, Brown and Company, David Hungate)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Much of U.S. manufacturing has been decimated in the past decade by less expensive imports from China, but it didn’t necessarily have to be that way, according to a compelling new book by journalist Beth Macy.

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‘Canadian Idol’ contestant acquitted on terrorism

Khurram Syed Sher gives a thumbs up outside court in Ottawa, Ontario, on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, after he was found not guilty of conspiring to facilitate terrorism. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Sean Kilpatrick)

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A former “Canadian Idol” contestant was acquitted on Tuesday of conspiring to facilitate terrorism, with the judge finding insufficient evidence that he intended to join a plot.

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Bob Marley musical to make premiere in Baltimore

This 1976 file photo originally released by Island Records shows Jamaican reggae singer Bob Marley. A musical about Bob Marley that uses the Jamaican reggae icon’s music is in the works for next year. Center Stage in Baltimore said Tuesday it would present the world premiere of “Marley,” written and directed by company artistic director Kwame Kwei-Armah. It will play May 6 to June 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Island Records, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — A musical about Bob Marley that uses the Jamaican reggae icon’s music is in the works for next year.

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