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2012 movie massacre hung over ‘Interview’ decision

In this July 21, 2012 file photo, three helicopters make a flyover of the Century Theater in Aurora, Colo., a day after twelve people were killed and dozens were injured in the attack early Friday at the packed theater during a showing of the Batman movie, "Dark Knight Rises." When a group claiming credit for the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment threated violence against theaters showing “The Interview” earlier this week, the fate of the movie was all but sealed. Even though law enforcement didn’t deem the threats of violence credible, theater owners and Sony undoubtedly considered the 2012 massacre of a dozen people in a Colorado movie theater.   (AP Photo/Barry Gutierrez, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When a group claiming credit for the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment threated violence against theaters showing “The Interview” earlier this week, the fate of the movie’s big-screen life was all but sealed.

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2 Armstrong associates settle lawsuit with Landis

In this Feb. 15, 2011 file photo, Lance Armstrong pauses during an interview in Austin, Texas. Two of Lance Armstrong's longtime business partners have agreed to pay the federal government $500,000 to settle a whistleblower lawsuit filed by a former teammate, Floyd Landis, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014.  (AP Photo/Thao Nguyen, File)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two of Lance Armstrong’s longtime business partners have agreed to pay the federal government $500,000 to settle a whistleblower lawsuit filed by former teammate Floyd Landis.

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Michael Phelps’ DUI trial set Friday in Baltimore

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps walks into a courthouse for a trial on drunken driving and other charges, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in Baltimore. Documents show that the 29-year-old was leaving Baltimore's Horseshoe Casino Sept. 30 when he was pulled over for speeding and crossing the double yellow line on a highway. Police say Phelps registered a .14 per cent on a blood-alcohol test. The legal limit to drive is .08 per cent in Maryland. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

BALTIMORE (AP) — Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps avoided jail time on Friday when a judge placed him on probation for pleading guilty to a drunken driving charge for the second time in 10 years. The punishment came with a warning.

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2 plays have reason to crow on Broadway this week

In this image released by The O+M Company, Megan Mullally, left, and Nathan Lane appear during a performance of "It's Only A Play," in New York. Terrence McNally’s comedy starring Lane, Mullally, Matthew Broderick and Stockard Channing, recouped its $3.9 million capitalization on Wednesday. (AP Photo/The O+M Company, Joan Marcus)

NEW YORK (AP) — Two star-driven Broadway plays this week got early Christmas presents when they announced they’d recouped their respective investments.

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Sponsors pay big bucks to join college bowl games

This Oct. 25, 2011, file photo, shows a Ford logo,on the tailgate of a pick-up truck, and on a Ford dealership sign at Salem Ford in Salem, N.H. This holiday season’s blitz of college football bowl games will feature a reshuffled roster of corporate sponsors spending millions to thrust their names in front of fans watching on TV and in the stands. The Ford Motor Quick Lane Bowl is making its debut this season. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ready! Set! Hut, hut: This holiday season’s blitz of college football bowl games will feature a reshuffled roster of corporate sponsors spending millions to thrust their names in front of fans watching on TV and in the stands.

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