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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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University of Tulsa sued over alleged rape

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The University of Tulsa is being sued by a woman who alleges she was raped by basketball player Patrick Swilling Jr. in January.

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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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Colleges add luxury touches to new stadiums

In this July 2, 2014, file photo, people stroll along the river walk across from the new McLane Stadium at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. The on-campus facility is set to open this fall amid great fanfare. (AP Photo/Waco Tribune Herald, Jerry Larson)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Lining the brightly lit hallways of Populous, one of the leading architectural firms behind college sports, there are hundreds of scale models and graphic renderings of college football stadiums in various stages of renovation and construction.

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UT Austin exceeds $3B goal, Livestrong gives $50M

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lance Armstrong’s former charity made the largest investment in its history Tuesday by giving $50 million to the University of Texas, marking the group’s biggest splash since severing ties with the disgraced cyclist as it pushes to restore momentum and influence after a tumultuous two years.

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