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Last Update on July 24, 2014 07:10 GMT

ADELE'S SON AWARDED MONEY IN PAPARAZZI CASE

LONDON (AP) -- Adele's son fought the paparazzi and won. He's not even two years old. Adele's son, Angelo, has been awarded a five-figure sum in a settlement with photo agency Corbis Images UK that will be held in a trust for him. Adele's lawyer, Jenny Afia (AH'-fee-ah), says Adele realizes she is a public figure but her son is not. Afia says it's "a matter of profound sadness" that Angelo's milestone moments were photographed and published against the family's wishes. The photo agency agrees not to use the photos anymore.

Excerpt of Adele, performing "Rumour Has It."

DURAN DURAN FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST FAN CLUB

CHICAGO (AP) -- Duran Duran is suing its own fan club. The Chicago Sun-Times reports Duran Duran has filed a lawsuit against Worldwide Fan Clubs, claiming the club failed to pay the band its share of revenues. The lawsuit says the club would maintain records, sell band merchandise and collect membership fees, with Duran Duran getting 75 percent of the profits. The band is seeking at least $40,000 in damages. A representative for Worldwide Fan Clubs could not be reached for comment.

MICHAEL JACKSON TO HAVE SCHOOL NAMED AFTER HIM

GARY, Ind. (AP) -- A school named after Michael Jackson? There are plans to do just that in the late pop star's hometown of Gary, Indiana. The Gary Community School Board has agreed with Jackson's mother Katherine on a way "to honor Michael Jackson and to inspire children to excel in the arts and education." A school district official says she is working with the Jackson family on which school to rename. Michael Jackson spent the first 11 years of his life in Gary. His family moved to California after the Jackson 5 hit the big time in 1969. Jackson was acquitted of child molestation charges in June, 2005. A school district spokeswoman says the accusations never were considered during talks about renaming a school for him.

JASON ALDEAN OFFERS CONDOLENCES AFTER FAN FOUND DEAD

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Jason Aldean is sending "sincere condolences" to the family and friends of Cory Barron, a fan who was found dead after he was last seen at Aldean's Cleveland concert. Police say Barron, of Fremont, Ohio, disappeared while attending Aldean's concert on Friday. A worker found his body in a landfill 35 miles away. Police believe Barron may have fallen down a five-story garbage chute and landed in a large waste container. Police are investigating the death as a homicide.

PITTSBURGH STEELS SELF AGAINST JASON ALDEAN TAILGATERS

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Those who want to spend the whole day grilling and chilling before going to see Jason Aldean in Pittsburgh will have to "get their party on" somewhere other than PNC Park. The mayor of Pittsburgh and officials who control parking at the city's sports stadiums have limited tailgating hours at the ballpark. The aim: to avoid the kind of rowdy behavior and heaps of trash that has marked some shows in the Steel City. The tailgating will be limited to five hours before the 7 p.m. show. Last month's Like Bryan concert at Heinz Field was marred by scores of emergency calls and a mountain of debris -- including some that contained human waste.

KRISTIAN BUSH ON PERFORMING WITH HIS BROTHER

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Kristian Bush says he and his brother speak two languages: English and music. And with good reason -- he says they were immersed in both "languages" when they were young. Bush says he and his younger brother were raised in an experimental music program that taught them music while they learned to read and write. He says that means when you see them perform, they are communicating with each other through their instruments. He says even when they have disagreements, instead of arguing, they "play it out." Bush says at family funerals they're asked to perform because they can express grief with their music, instead of using words.

Kristian Bush says it's almost like he and his brother Brandon are bilingual.

<<CUT ..010 (07/24/14)>> 00:16 "with our instruments"

Kristian Bush

Kristian Bush says the fact that he and his younger brother Brandon are so fluent in music, it minimizes conflicts between them.

BRITNEY SPEARS STARTS SLEEPWEAR LINE, LAUNCHES ANOTHER PERFUME

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Britney Spears wants you to think of her when you go to bed. She is creating a line of sleepwear called The Intimate Britney Spears. It will include bustiers, lingerie, camisoles, shorts and sweats that sell from $17 to $79. The line will launch September 9 and be sold in boutiques nationwide. In the meantime, Spears has launched yet another perfume called Fantasy Stage Edition. It's available in select retail stores.

Entertainment News

"DOWNTON ABBEY" - ALLEN LEECH

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- Allen Leech wants fans to be excited about "Downton Abbey" without pestering him for details that ruin everything.

Business News

US unemployment aid applications drop to 284,000

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to its lowest level in eight years.

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TURNPIKE PIZZA-LAWSUIT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- The New Jersey Turnpike Authority wants to take a bite out of a Florida pizza shop.

Science/Tech News

IN THE NEWS: PASSPORT COMPUTER DATABASE CRASHES

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Those waiting for passports may have a problem on their hands -- because of a problem the federal government is having with one of its computers.

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