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Last Update on August 28, 2014 07:11 GMT


EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Better safe than sorry. Michigan State University says it's canceling a concert featuring Wiz Khalifa -- because of safety concerns over a fatal shooting at one of the rapper's shows last week. The school in East Lansing says it pulled the plug on the show because of what it calls a "review of recent events and assessment of campus concerns." A spokesman for the school tells the Friday killing of someone backstage at the show "obviously played a role" in the decision to cancel. The concert was set for September 13.


NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Young Jeezy remains in custody on $1 million bail -- this after being charged with possessing an illegal assault weapon. Authorities in California say the rapper has pleaded not guilty to the charge -- which was filed as a result of an investigation into a fatal shooting at a rap concert over the weekend. A spokeswoman for the Orange County district attorney says the rapper and five others were arrested Sunday at the Verizon Amphitheater in Irvine (ihr-VYN'), California. The other five also pleaded not guilty to possessing the AK-47 assault rifle. Meanwhile authorities continue to investigate who shot a man to death backstage at a concert Jeezy co-headlined with Wiz Khalifa in Mountain View, California. Authorities say none of those charged -- including Young Jeezy -- are being called suspects in the shooting.


NEW YORK (AP) -- Nobody likes it when someone picks on a kid -- even if the kid's parents are two of the biggest celebrities around. So the suits at BET leaped into action when a joke about Blue Ivy aired on their show on Monday. The network has suspended the producer who wrote the joke, which was uttered by Karrueche Tran, the guest host on the show. During the show, Karrueche pretended to echo the child's thoughts and said her parents -- Beyonce and Jay-Z -- quote: "never comb my hair." While the producer was disciplined and the network apologized on Twitter and to the celebrity couple, Karrueche was let off the hook. The network apologized to her too -- for putting her in a position where she recited the producer's joke that had been fed to her.

LONDON (AP) -- It's fair to say Train doesn't like doing music videos. Pat Monahan says members of the group "don't dig it at all." He says it had gotten to the point where they were ready to get fill-ins to lip-synch for them in their videos -- so they could just focus on the music. That changed a little when they did the clip for their latest single, "Angel in Blue Jeans." Guitarist Jimmy Stafford says that shoot was different -- because it was done as a spaghetti Western with actor Danny Trejo in the mix. Stafford says they shot in the desert, had a comfortable trailer -- and could watch the World Cup matches on TV. He says that made things seem less tedious. Also, instead of being the good guys performing, they got to be the villains, while Trejo was the star. Train's new album drops next month, titled "Bulletproof Picasso."

Jimmy Stafford of Train says making the music video for "Angel in Blue Jeans" wasn't as bad as doing some of the others.

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- A tragedy involving the long-running TV show "Cops."

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- After a bleak start to the year, the U.S. economy rebounded vigorously in the April-June quarter, growing at a brisk annual rate of 4.2 percent, slightly faster than first estimated.

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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- High Times magazine isn't very high on the High Time Station pot shop.

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NEW YORK (AP) -- For hours, most of the people who had Time Warner Cable -- weren't able to surf the Internet using Time Warner Cable.

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