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Garth Brooks cites Ferguson for cancellation

In this Nov. 17, 2014 file photo, Garth Brooks attends the 2014 ASCAP Centennial Awards, benefiting the ASCAP Foundation and its music education, talent development and humanitarian activities, at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York. Brooks has canceled a Thanksgiving appearance on NBC's "Tonight" show because he said it "seemed distasteful" given the reaction to the decision not to prosecute Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of Michael Brown this summer. NBC on Wednesday, Nov. 26, confirmed the postponement, saying Brooks was being replaced on the show by Whoopi Goldberg and Tom Colicchio. (Photo by Stephen Chernin/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Singer Garth Brooks has canceled a Thanksgiving appearance on NBC’s “Tonight” show because he said it “seemed distasteful” given the reaction to the decision not to prosecute Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of Michael Brown this summer.

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Busbices stars of new A&E reality show

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — It’s a north Louisiana-set reality show about a quirky family who works and plays together, and their last name isn’t Robertson.

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Muhammad Ali daughters promote ‘I Am Ali’ in UK

LONDON (AP) — In a story Nov. 25 about a Muhammad Ali documentary, The Associated Press misspelled Veronica Porche’s first name. Her name is Veronica, not Veronice. In addition, Maryum Ali’s name was misspelled once as Maryam in the story.

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Heroic Nebraska banker, Iowa teen to be honored

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska bank president and an Iowa teenager who kept their cool and saved others will be honored during halftime of the Nebraska-Iowa “Heroes” football game on Friday.

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Hearing set for soccer player in referee slaying

DETROIT (AP) — A motion hearing is planned in the case of a Detroit-area soccer player charged in the one-punch slaying of a referee.

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