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Japanese Olympic medalist Masato Uchishiba has been jailed for five years for raping a student he was coaching.
Japanese pop star Minami Minegishi, from girl group AKB48, shaved off her hair and took video of her apology for breaking her band's no-boyfriends rule.
Beyoncé sure can sing, and she proved it Thursday by belting out the national anthem (live!) at a Super Bowl press conference.
Snowmobile rider Caleb Moore died Thursday morning from injuries suffered during a crash at the Winter X Games in Aspen.
The US Postal Service has announced that Johnny Cash will be featured on a special stamp issued this year as part of its new music icons series.
Brazil unveiled its official poster for the 2014 World Cup at a ceremony in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday.
K-pop superstar Psy said he's "ending" Gangnam Style with a performance on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve.
The Kora Awards, dubbed "Africa's Grammys," have been delayed until Monday because Chris Brown, who is headlining the event, missed his flight.
Italian fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana's tax evasion trial began Monday in Milan.
A spokeswoman for Joe Jackson, the father of Michael and Janet, said the musical family's patriarch has suffered a mild stroke.
The original Batmobile used in the 1960s Batman TV series is expected to go up for sale in January.
French actor Gerard Depardieu was arrested for driving his scooter while drunk on Thursday after he had a minor accident in Paris.
"The Hunger Games" author Suzanne Collins is set to release a picture book called "Year of the Jungle" next fall.
Yoko Ono has designed what some have called a "wacky" men's clothing line for Opening Ceremony inspired by John Lennon.
Brazil soccer legend Zico has said he is resigning as coach of Iraq’s national team because of a contract breach.
Chris Stamp, one of the original managers of The Who, has died of cancer at the age of 70.
Sebastian Vettel won his third consecutive F1 championship Sunday, with Jenson Button taking the Brazil Grand Prix title.
On Tuesday, the Vatican newspaper proclaimed its love for "Skyfall" when it ran five articles about the new James Bond movie.
Paraguay has sent home 35 Argentina soccer fans after sentencing them to two-year suspended jail terms for acts of vandalism at a match in Asuncion.
Some 1,450 non-natives are in a race for city council posts, including mayor, in South America’s growing nation of immigrants.