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Michael Jackson art show opens in Finland despite controversy

Apo - An exhibition of art inspired by Michael Jackson opened Tuesday in Helsinki with organisers insisting it was not a "celebration" of the singer, still dogged by abuse allegations a decade after his death.

Michael Jackson fans defiant as abuse claims loom over anniversary

Los Angeles - Defiant fans are preparing to mark 10 years since Michael Jackson's death as fascination with the King of Pop remains undimmed despite lurid claims of child sex abuse.

Parents vote on dropping Michael Jackson's name from his old school hall

Los Angeles - Parents at a Los Angeles elementary school have voted on whether to drop Michael Jackson's name from the auditorium after damaging pedophilia allegations made against the late pop singer in a documentary.

Radio stations drop Michael Jackson's music over abuse claims

Sydney - Radio stations in Australia, Canada and New Zealand are refusing to play Michael Jackson's music in the wake of fresh allegations against him of child sex abuse.

Joe Jackson, iron-willed music patriarch, dead at 89

New York - Joe Jackson, the patriarch of music superstars whose iron-fisted guidance both shaped his children's success and traumatized them, died Wednesday, family members said. He was 89.

Jackson 5 patriarch Joe Jackson dead at 89: family

Los Angeles - Joe Jackson, the father of Michael Jackson who created the Jackson 5 music family with iron will, died Wednesday, family members said. He was 89.

Jackson says 'bully' Weinstein smeared actresses

Wellington - Oscar-winning director Peter Jackson on Friday accused Harvey Weinstein of orchestrating a smear campaign decades ago against actresses who have since come forward to accuse the disgraced producer of sexual harassment.

US civil rights leader Jesse Jackson has Parkinson's disease

Chicago - American civil rights leader Jesse Jackson announced Friday that he has the degenerative neurological disease Parkinson's.

New dimension to Jackson's 'Thriller' and story behind it

Venice - Director John Landis says his new 3D version of "Thriller" gives Michael Jackson fans chance to see the groundbreaking video how the late king of pop would have wanted them to.

Andrew Jackson out, Harriet Tubman in on new U.S. $20 bill

Washington - A Treasury official says Secretary Jacob Lew has decided to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, making her the first woman on U.S. paper currency in 100 years.

Black Friday crowds smaller, calmer in stores across the country

New York - Smaller crowds and fewer unruly bargain-hunters made the start of the holiday shopping season seem almost civilized, reports from around the country appear to indicate.

Biello's tactical change foils Vanney's naive Toronto FC

Toronto FC was thoroughly outplayed in the second half of their 2-1 loss to Mauro Biello’s Montreal Impact Sunday night, so it was a surprise to see Greg Vanney name an unchanged XI in the club’s first post-season game against the same opposition.

Michael Jackson's father suffers stroke in Brazil

S - The father of "King of Pop" Michael Jackson was in a Brazilian hospital Monday, after suffering a stroke hours before a huge birthday bash in his honor, doctors said.

Michael Jackson's Neverland to go 'on sale for $100 million'

Washington - The sprawling California property that was once the location of the 'king of pop' Michael Jackson's mind-boggling amusement park is going on sale for $100 million, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

Op-Ed: Ferguson police chief should be fired

Ferguson - If there still was anyone in the country who thought Tom Jackson could continue as police chief of Ferguson, Missouri, the video "apology" he posted Thursday surely disabused them of any such notion.

Sporting KC's clinical finishing sinks Toronto FC at BMO Field

In a high-octane match between two Eastern Conference contenders, 10-man Sporting Kansas City came from behind to defeat Toronto FC.

Yallop's tweaks earn the Chicago Fire a vital point against TFC

In the opening 45 minutes, you could question whether either side was seeking maximum points at Toyota Park. Toronto FC’s quick counterattacks were non-existent, and Frank Yallop’s Chicago Fire found it difficult to find their rhythm against Reds.

Jackson fans from around world recall icon, 5 years on

Glendale - Michael Jackson fans from around the world laid flowers at the mausoleum where the pop icon is interred, grieving but also celebrating on the fifth anniversary of his shock death.

Michigan man caught tossing drug-packed football into jail

Jackson - This Michigan man wouldn't have much luck playing actual sports. He threw a football, stuffed with cellphones and drugs, into a state prison yard, which unfortunately fell short of its goal.

Girl attacked by pit bulls told to leave KFC because of scars

Jackson - A three-year-old girl who was mauled by pit bulls back in April was reportedly asked to leave a Jackson, Mississippi KFC when an employee told her that her physical appearance was scaring the customers.

Michael Jackson's mom to pay promoter $800,000

Los Angeles - Michael Jackson's 83-year-old mother Katherine has agreed to pay over $800,000 to tour promoters AEG Live for costs incurred to defend a failed lawsuit she brought, lawyers said.

Knicks open Jackson era with seventh straight win

Phil Jackson was given a rousing welcome home by the Madison Square Garden crowd and the gift of a victory by the New York Knicks, whose future he now oversees as the team's new chief of basketball operat...

Jackson introduced as president of Knicks

Phil Jackson was officially named president of the New York Knicks on Tuesday in a move the National Basketball Association team hopes will help restore a winning culture to the franchise.

Michael Jackson doctor must pay grieving fans 1 euro: French judge

A French judge ruled on Tuesday that five Michael Jackson fans who said they were distraught over his death be paid a total of one euro in "emotional damages" by the entertainer's doctor, who was convicted of involuntary man...

French court awards Jackson fans 1 euro for 'emotional damage'

Saint-jean-le-blanc - Five Michael Jackson fans won symbolic damages of one euro each Tuesday as a French court agreed they had suffered "emotional damage" from the pop star's death.Played out in a court in the city of Orleans, the unusual case saw 34 fans suing Jackson's d...

Judge appoints new trustee for Michael Jackson's children

Los Angeles - A California judge has appointed Michael Jackson's nephew T.J., as a temporary new guardian for MJ's three children apparently because their grandmother had traveled to Arizona.

NFL: Rams get first win of the season behind the legs of Jackson

After the way the New Orleans Saints dismantled the Indianapolis Colts, you almost expected them to do the same to the winless St. Louis Rams. Steven Jackson was the key as he had 159 yards and 2 touchdowns in a 31-21 victory.

1,600 Michael Jackson fans collaborate on new music video

Michael Jackson died a couple years ago, but it is evident that his legacy still lives on and that people have not forgotten about him. Around 1,600 Jackson fans have come together to collaborate on a new music video.

Michael Jackson's kids to appear on Oprah

Chicago - Michael Jackson's parents and his three children will be appearing on an upcoming episode of the Oprah Winfrey show. The talk-show host also did an interview at the Jackson family home.

Peter Jackson might direct 'The Hobbit'

'Pan's Labyrinth' mastermind Guillermo del Toro was set to direct the adaptation of The Hobbit until last month when he stepped down due to unknown reasons. Now, original Lord of the Rings movie director Peter Jackson might take the helm instead.
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