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Last Update on September 12, 2014 07:09 GMT

FOSSIL NAMED AFTER MICK JAGGER

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- An anthropology professor found a fossil and thought, it's old, it's got big lips...Mick Jagger! Wake Forest associate professor Ellen Miller named a swamp-dwelling creature that lived 19 million years ago in Africa after Jagger. Its official name is Jaggermeryx naida, which means "Jagger's water nymph." The creature is described as the size of a deer and it looked like a cross between a long-legged pig and a slender hippo. Miller says she considered naming the fossil after Angelina Jolie, but naming it for Jagger was a no-brainer. Miller is co-author of a paper that appears in the September issue of the Journal of Paleontology.

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Margie Szaroleta (zar-oh-LEH'-tah)

A fossil discovered in Egypt has been named after Mick Jagger. AP music correspondent Margie Szaroleta has the story. ((opens with music))

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The Rolling Stones performing "It's Only Rock 'N Roll (But I Like It)"

The Rolling Stones performing "It's Only Rock 'N Roll (But I Like It)."

ZZ TOP'S DUSTY HILL ON ROAD TO RECOVERY

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- ZZ Top feels confident enough in bassist Dusty Hill's recovery that the band is rescheduling its tour dates. Hill injured his hip on a tour bus earlier this year and forced the cancellation of several concert dates with Jeff Beck. Hill is currently doing rehab and expects a full recovery. He jokes he wants to add Slim Harpo's "Hip Shake" to the band's repertoire. The band's full slate of tour dates can be found at www.ZZTop.com .

STEVIE WONDER REVISITS "SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE"

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Stevie Wonder has been working hard lately on songs he recorded 38 years ago. Wonder will do his "Songs in the Key of Life" album in concert on a tour that begins November 6 in New York. Wonder says he wants the songs to be exactly the way people remember them, with a few extras here and there. He says it will probably be the only time he does something like this, because he's always working on new music. His next album will be called "Through the Eyes of Wonder" and he plans to start releasing singles in February.

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Stevie Wonder says he's put a lot of effort getting ready for his "Songs in the Key of Life" concerts.

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Stevie Wonder, musician

Stevie Wonder says he revisited his "Songs in the Key of Life" music and decided to take it on the road.

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Stevie Wonder, musician

Stevie Wonder says he's not going to make a habit out of revisiting a complete album on tour.

MERLE HAGGARD KEEPS ON TOURING

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Merle Haggard jokes he thought he was a goner, and when he found out he wasn't, "it was sort of a disappointment." Haggard was diagnosed with cancer in 2008. He says the original diagnosis incorrectly led him to believe he didn't have much time to live. He says it ended up being a benign condition and he had surgery to correct it. Haggard, who's 77, still tours about two weeks out of every month. He says it's tempting to let it all go but it's taken him many years to get where he's at.

FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE WILL HOST AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS

NASHVILLE (AP) -- Singer Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line says their hosting experience pretty much consists of a couple of pool parties. Florida Georgia Line will host the American Country Countdown Awards on December 15 in Nashville. It will be their first award-show hosting gig. Hubbard's bandmate, Brian Kelley, says they plan to meet with the writers and let their personalities shine through. The awards show will air on Fox.

PHIL COLLINS RETURNS TO PERFORMING

MIAMI (AP) -- Phil Collins is performing for the first time in nearly four years. Collins will headline a fundraiser for his Little Dreams Foundation December 6 in Miami Beach, Florida. The charity matches students with teachers and coaches in pursuing the arts or sports. Collins founded the charity with his former wife, Orianne, who is producing the concert.

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US retail sales rise in August on auto sales

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Auto buying drove U.S. retail sales higher in August, a possible sign that steady job growth in recent months is leading to accelerated consumer spending.

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