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Suicide Bomb Attack at Afghan Volleyball Match Leaves Dozens Dead

Suicide Bomb Attack at Afghan Volleyball Match Leaves Dozens Dead

E+/Getty Images(PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan) -- Dozens of people attending a volleyball match in eastern Afghanistan were killed Sunday when a suicide bomber set off explosives among the spectators.There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack in the Yahya Khel district of Paktika Province near the border with Pakistan. It came on the same day that Afghan lawmakers approved a bilateral security agreement to allow U.S. troops to remain in the country after the end of the year.A spokesman for the Paktika province said at least 60 people were wounded in the bombing while one deputy governor put the death toll at 50.The dead included eight members of the Afghan Local Police, a pro-government paramilitary outfit.Paktika Province has been the scene of several suicide bombings this year as many militants receive their training across the border in Pakistan.

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Obama and Holder Plea for Calm Ahead of Ferguson Decision

Obama and Holder Plea for Calm Ahead of Ferguson Decision

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- With a grand jury decision in the Michael Brown shooting death not expected until Monday at the earliest, both President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder have issued pleas for a calm and measured response to the verdict.The grand jury, which convenes again Monday, will determine what charges, if any, to bring against Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson. Last August 9, Wilson shot Brown, who was unarmed, six times following an altercation.The racially-charged incident touched off confrontations between the African-American community and law enforcement officers and many fear the civil unrest will be even more violent if Wilson is exonerated.In an exclusive interview with ABC News, President Obama urged residents to "keep protests peaceful," saying, "You know, this is a country that allows everybody to express their views, allows them to peacefully assemble to protest actions that they think are unjust, but using any event as an excuse for violence is contrary to rule of law and contrary to who we are."Meanwhile, Attorney General Eric Holder said in a video released by the Justice Department, "History has...shown us that the most successful and enduring movements for change are those that adhere to non-aggression and nonviolence," a sentiment similarly expressed by Michael Brown Sr., who released his own video appealing for calm.Holder also stated that "long-simmering tensions will not be cooled overnight,” and he touted the “importance” of police forces engaging with communities long before times of crisis.

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Buffalo, NY Braces for Floods from Melting Snow

Buffalo, NY Braces for Floods from Melting Snow

John Normile/Getty Images(BUFFALO, N.Y.) -- The worst is over for the Buffalo, New York, area as far as the snow is concerned.Now comes the danger of epic floods with temperatures rising and the threat of rain with some suburbs still covered in seven or eight feet of snow.At a news briefing Sunday, Governor Andrew Cuomo told reporters, "Flooding in my opinion is worse than dealing with snow. It’s not water, it’s a toxic brew…It has all sorts of sewage in it."The chief worry in Buffalo-area towns like Hamburg or the city of Lackawanna is that rapid melting will turn basements and living rooms into swimming pools even as some homes had their roofs collapse under the weight of unprecedented autumn snowfall.To that end, a frantic snow clean-up continues with the governor calling on trucks and equipment from other parts of the state, including Albany and New York City.Meanwhile, emergency shelters have been set up by the Red Cross for possible evacuations should residents have to get out of their homes quickly.  Cuomo ordered over 50 boats and "swift-water" rescue teams to be at the ready for calls as waters rise.

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“The Queen Latifah Show” Canceled

“The Queen Latifah Show” Canceled

ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) -- The Queen Latifah Show has been canceled.Host Queen Latifah announced the news via her Facebook page Friday.Her statement, addressed to her staff and crew, read in part: "Thank you for your strong work ethic and great effort in getting The Queen Latifah Show off the ground and running. Your dedication and sacrifice was crucial to the entire team, and in the face of intense challenges, you displayed 'True Grit'! ...We truly changed people’s lives for the better..."The show is currently in its second season.

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Pennsylvania Residents Complain About “Ugly” Christmas Tree

Pennsylvania Residents Complain About “Ugly” Christmas Tree

File photo. (The Image Bank/Getty Images)(READING, Pa.) -- The Christmas tree in downtown Reading, Pennsylvania, wasn’t exactly bringing holiday cheer.According to WFMZ.com, many residents complained that the 50-foot Norway Spruce was “ugly” and “pathetic,” and now it’s being replaced. "I think it does look a little pitiful," resident Teresa Rodriguez said of the scraggly spruce. "I think they picked the wrong tree."Another resident who works near the tree, Martin McNeil, added, "It was a waste of time for them to even come out here and put this tree up. Honestly, they might as well put nothing out here."In response to the bah-humbugs, the city has decided to replace the tree with one that's fuller and greener. The new tree is expected to be in place Monday or Tuesday. It will be decorated Friday and lit on Saturday. As for the poor old tree, it was adopted by a local business.

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Man Accused of Stealing 600 Combat Helmets

Man Accused of Stealing 600 Combat Helmets

Getty Images(HARRISBURG, Pa.) -- Life’s tough, get a helmet…or 600…A former Pennsylvania state employee is facing charges for allegedly stealing more than 600 military combat helmets, Philly.com reported. According to criminal charges filed Friday, 43-year-old Michael Gantz swiped the protective head gear from his job at the Pennsylvania Department of General Services’ surplus property warehouse.The helmets, which were allegedly stolen between July 2009 and January 2010, have an estimated value of more than $5,000. Prosecutors said Gantz has filed an agreement indicating he will plead guilty to a felony count of theft concerning programs receiving federal funds. He faces up to 10 years in prison and $250,000 in fines.No word on what he actually did with the helmets after he stole them.

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Why UK Officials Believe Terrorism Threat in Britain Is Greater Than Ever Before

Why UK Officials Believe Terrorism Threat in Britain Is Greater Than Ever Before

Yui Mok - WPA Pool/Getty Image(LONDON) -- In perhaps her most stark message yet, British Home Secretary Theresa May warned that Britain is facing its greatest terrorism threat in its history. "When the security and intelligence agencies tell us that the threat we face is now more dangerous than at any time before or since 9/11, we should take notice," May said Monday during a news conference in which she was laying out plans on the government's new counter-terrorism and security bill set to be introduced this week. The home secretary also addressed the serious threat from ISIS, also known as ISIL or the Islamic State, saying the "threat from ISIL has made no secret of their desire to bring death and destruction to the U.K., U.S. and other Western countries." The new bill, introduced last week and touted as being tough, will be brought forward in order to try to stamp out home-grown extremism. It includes a set of new measures to prevent radicalization, making conditions difficult for extremists to operate, giving the government greater power to disrupt those wanting to travel abroad to countries such as Iraq and Syria to fight. Since the attacks on July 7, 2005, about 40 terrorist plots against British targets have been disrupted by the police and intelligence services, May said. "There have been attempts to conduct marauding Mumbai style gun attacks on our streets, blow up the London Stock Exchange, bring down airliners, assassinate a British ambassador and murder service members of our armed forces," she said. "Almost all of these attacks have been prevented by the first class men and women of our security and intelligence services, the police and our allies overseas."The U.K.'s threat level was raised in August due to the threats from fighters returning from the conflicts in Iraq and Syria. The threat level was raised from "substantial" to "severe," meaning an attack on home soil is highly likely. The message from May on Monday was clear: The country is engaged in a struggle that is being fought on many fronts and one that will go on for many years. She ended her speech on a sober note, saying, "The threat we face right now is perhaps greater than it ever has been -- we must have the powers we need to defend ourselves."

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Patriots Silence Lions

Patriots Silence Lions

Jim Rogash/Getty Images(FOXBOROUGH, Mass.) -- Tom Brady threw for 349 yards and two touchdowns and the New England Patriots defense held the Detroit Lions in check all game en route to a 34-9 victory Sunday.The Patriots (9-2) took command of the game in the second quarter. After Matt Prater kicked a 20-yard field goal to put the Lions within one point of the Pats, New England scored 17 unanswered to go into halftime with a 24-6 lead.The second half is when the Patriots defense stepped up, allowing one field goal in six Lions' drives.LeGarrette Blount, who was cut by the Steelers and then signed by the Patriots this past week, carried the ball 12 times for 78 yards and two touchdowns.Detroit (7-4) couldn't get anything going on offense. Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate combined for only eight catches while being blanketed by Brandon Browner and Darrelle Revis all afternoon.The Patriots have now won seven straight and will head to Green Bay next weekend, where they will take on the Packers (8-3). Meanwhile, the Lions, which have lost two straight, will host the Chicago Bears (5-6) on Thanksgiving.

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Study: 1.2 Million Veterans Have No Health Insurance

Study: 1.2 Million Veterans Have No Health Insurance

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Researchers from New York University and the Harvard School of Public Health say that more than one million veterans have no health insurance.According to the study, published in the journal Lancet, more than 1.2 million veterans have no health insurance and less than 50 percent of U.S. veterans receive benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs. The lack of veteran insurance is at least in part due to a simple lack of enrollment. A number of veterans, though, have not been able to sign up, as they live in states that have opted out of the ACA Medicare expansion. The Veterans Affairs health care system doesn't fully pay for health insurance for all veterans. The study noted that the veterans with the largest risk for remaining uninsured are young, low-income African American veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.Still, researchers believe that all veterans can be covered if the resources are used properly.

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Talk Therapy Could Lower Suicide Rate

Talk Therapy Could Lower Suicide Rate

Credit: Tetra Images/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Researchers say simple talk therapy could help to noticeably lower patients' risk of suicide.According to a study published in the journal Lancet Psychiatry, researchers in Denmark analyzed data from over 60,000 patients who had recently tried to commit suicide. Some of the participants were given talk therapy, while others were given no therapy.Researchers found that both one year and ten years later, those patients who had undergone talk therapy had a decrease in subsequent suicide attempts. In those receiving no therapy, about nine percent tried to commit suicide a second time, compared to about seven percent in those who had talk therapy.Researchers estimate that for every 44 patients receiving talk therapy, one life would be saved. It's not clear what aspect of the therapy directly lowered the suicide rate.

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Cundiff Does It Again, Browns Beat Falcons Late

Cundiff Does It Again, Browns Beat Falcons Late

Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images(ATLANTA) -- The Cleveland Browns let a nine point fourth quarter lead slip away, but kicker Billy Cundiff hit another game winning field goal as time expired to give his team a 26-24 win over the Falcons on Sunday.

Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer threw three picks, but found a way to lead his team down the field in the final minute to set up the Cundiff game winner.

Browns Josh Gordon pulled in eight passes for 127 yards in his first game since being suspended for 10 games due to violating the NFL substance abuse policy.

"I knew the guys weren't going to quit on me," Gordon said. "I definitely wasn't going to quit on them."

Hoyer admitted that he was not happy with his performance even though the Browns came out with the win.

"Nothing to lose, really," Hoyer said when asked about the final drive. "Go out and play fearless. That's all I have at that point."

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Gabby Giffords Completes 11-Mile Bike Race

Gabby Giffords Completes 11-Mile Bike Race

Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images(TUCSON, Ariz.) -- Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords completed the 11 mile El Tour de Tucson on Sunday on a reclining three-wheeled bicycle.Giffords, who was critically wounded in a 2011 shooting during a public appearance, had been training for the event for six months. The former Representative posted a photo from the event to her Facebook page on Sunday.

 

Post by Gabby Giffords. Post by Gabby Giffords.

Giffords was an avid cyclist before the 2011 shooting. Her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly said he wants Giffords to do everything she did before the shooting.

 

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Judge Upholds Ban on Sports Gambling in New Jersey

Judge Upholds Ban on Sports Gambling in New Jersey

Credit: Yellow Dog Productions/Getty Images(TRENTON, N.J.) -- A U.S. District Court judge on Friday ruled that New Jersey can not partially eliminate a ban on sports gambling.Federal law makes sports betting illegal in New Jersey and most other states. New Jersey had hoped to legalize sports betting, but had no intention of licensing or regulating the gambling. The National Football League and other sports organizations had sued to block the legalization of gambling, Bloomberg News says.Four of the 12 casinos in Atlantic City have shut down in 2014, and Gov. Chris Christie had hoped to boost the state's economy by allowing sports betting at ractracks and casinos.The New York Times reports that the state is expected to appeal the ruling.

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Diplomats May Consider Extension in Iran Nuclear Talks

Diplomats May Consider Extension in Iran Nuclear Talks

RONALD ZAK/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- With the deadline for a deal fast approaching, diplomats are considering a range of options, including an extension to negotiations, in the P5+1 talks regarding Iran's nuclear capabilities."Our focus remains on taking steps forward toward an agreement," a western diplomat told ABC News. "But it is only natural that less than 48 hours from the deadline we are discussing a range of options. An extension is one of those options."Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday during a cabinet meeting that "no agreement at all would be preferable to a bad agreement that would endanger Israel, the Middle East and all of humanity."

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Newest “Hunger Games” Film Dominates Box Office

Newest “Hunger Games” Film Dominates Box Office

Lionsgate(NEW YORK) -- The odds were ever in favor of Katniss Everdeen this weekend, as The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 opened atop the box office, dominating the weekend while bringing in over $100 million.While the third film in the series didn't quite match the opening weekend success of the first two, it did shoot straight to the top. Grossing $123 million, it topped second place Big Hero 6 by over $100 million.Last week's box office winner, Dumb and Dumber To, fell to fourth, while Big Hero 6 and Interstellar each remained in the same spots as last week -- second and third, respectively.

Here are the top ten films of the weekend according to boxofficemojo.com:1. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1: $123 million2. Big Hero 6: $20.086 million3. Interstellar: $15.1 million4. Dumb and Dumber To: $13.82 million5. Gone Girl: $2.815 million6. Beyond the Lights: $2.63 million7. St. Vincent: $2.354 million8. Fury (2014): $1.9 million9. Birdman: $1.855 million10. The Theory of Everything: $1.5 million

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Ferguson Grand Jury ‘Unfair,’ Michael Brown Family Lawyer Says

Ferguson Grand Jury ‘Unfair,’ Michael Brown Family Lawyer Says

Credit: Frances Twitty/Getty Images(FERGUSON, Mo.) -- A lawyer for the family of the black 18-year-old fatally shot by a white police officer said Sunday the grand jury process playing out in Missouri is unlike anything he's seen before and is unfair.The St. Louis County prosecuting attorney, Robert McCulloch, has said that, unlike with a typical grand jury, he would present to this grand jury all the evidence gathered in the police investigation and offer the jurors the opportunity to hear from any witness with relevant information.The target of the investigation, Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, was among those who testified.A spokesman for McCulloch has indicated that the prosecutor's office will not likely make a specific recommendation about charges, but would give the grand jurors a range of charges to consider, from involuntary manslaughter up to first-degree murder.The grand jury investigating the killing of Michael Brown by Wilson is not meeting this weekend and will reconvene Monday, sources told ABC News.

"When you think about it, if this prosecutor is saying we're just going to be fair, we're not going to recommend any charges, that's different from anything he's done in his past 28 years with grand juries," attorney Benjamin Crump said Sunday on This Week."So, now are we going to say he was unfair to all those people and he's going to be extra fair, get a police extra rights?" said Crump, who also represented the family of Trayvon Martin. " Why can't it be equal justice?"ABC News chief legal affairs anchor Dan Abrams said there is precedent for prosecutors presenting cases to grand juries without recommending charges, particularly high profile, controversial cases."I'm not going to dispute with you on the facts, but let's talk about the process and the law, which is that there are a lot of high profile cases, and I've seen them, where prosecutors say, 'You know what, I'm going to hand this one to the grand jury. I want the political cover on this one. I want to let them decide so I'm not the one who takes the heat on this decision,'" he said."So it is not sort of out of left field that in a high profile case a prosecutor hands it off to a grand jury to make that decision," he said.Speculation that a decision on whether to indict Wilson in the shooting was coming soon has increased tensions in a town that already was on edge.Federal, state and county officials have been ramping up their readiness in case there is a fresh wave of angry and, at times, violent protests over the jury's decision. Protesters have been demanding that Wilson be charged with murder for the Aug. 9 shooting of Brown.The Saint Louis County Police Department switched their officers to 12-hour shifts on Saturday.Metal and concrete barricades have been erected in areas around the St Louis County government buildings in Clayton, where the grand jury has been meeting. The justice center there also houses the prosecutor's office, the St. Louis County Police Department headquarters and the circuit courts.Preparations are being made there for specific areas for anticipated protests.There also appeared to be some minor increase in activity behind the strip mall in Jennings, the town next to Ferguson, where the Unified Command will be operating once they are notified a decision has been reached.Many stores have boarded up their windows for fear of destructive protesters. The manager of Beauty Town Plus, a salon on West Florissant Avenue where much of the protests centered during the summer, told ABC News that they decided to board up because their windows were broken three times following Brown's death.Law enforcement have taken the threat of violence seriously as well as two federal officials confirmed to ABC News that more than 100 FBI personnel are being sent to the St. Louis area to join those already in the area and opened an intelligence center to head up operations.On Friday, federal authorities in Missouri charged two men with lying on forms to purchase guns ahead of the grand jury decision.Olajuwon Davis and Brandon Baldwin faced only those charges as of late Friday, but sources told ABC News that authorities were looking into whether they tried to acquire ready-made explosives and other weapons ahead of the decision, which is expected soon.The two men are suspected of being associated with the New Black Panther party, said sources briefed on the arrests. The charges that were filed were intended to "take them out of the rotation," according to one source.Both Attorney General Eric Holder and Michael Brown Sr., the slain teenager's father, have released videos urging protesters to remain peaceful when the grand jury's decision is handed up.

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Two Children Being Tested for Possible Ebola in Ohio

Two Children Being Tested for Possible Ebola in Ohio

Credit: Martin Barraud/Getty Images(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- Ohio public health officials are testing two children for the Ebola virus after they developed fevers following a trip to West Africa."We have two cases that we're testing," Jose Rodriguez, director of public affairs and communications for the Columbus Public Health Department, said Sunday. "We're not in a panic situation."Two sisters, ages 4 and 6, were taken to Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus early Sunday morning after they showed signs of a fever, Rodriguez said.They are being kept in isolation and are receiving supportive care, Rodriguez said. Doctors are also testing the girls for other respiratory illnesses, like influenza and enterovirus D68, Rodriguez said.The girls' mother is not being held in isolation. She was not identified as a high-risk individual, Rodriguez explained, because she was not in Sierra Leone as a health care worker.The identities of the girls and their mother have not been released.The girls returned from Sierra Leone 17 days ago, Rodriguez said. Since returning, their temperatures have been monitored twice daily.Rodriguez said the girls will remain in isolation for several days. If they test negative for Ebola, they will likely be tested again.EMS staff who took the children to the hospital wore protective gear and are not considered to be at risk for contracting the virus. They will be monitored if the children test positive for the virus, according to the Columbus Health Department.The children's test results were expected later Sunday.The Columbus Health Department was working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the state health department on the situation.Sierra Leone is one of the four countries hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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Afghan Parliament Approves Bilateral Security Agreement

Afghan Parliament Approves Bilateral Security Agreement

Credit: Keith Binns/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- A bilateral security agreement was approved on Sunday by the Afghan parliament, allowing U.S. troops to remain in the country after the end of the year.Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai declined to sign the agreement, though the U.S. had hoped that new president Ashraf Ghani would agree to keep U.S. forces there. Ghani signed the agreement within 24 hours of taking office and the parliament approved on Sunday.The agreement does state that U.S. forces "shall not conduct combat operations in Afghanistan," however, unless both nations agree.In recent months, the Afghan army has seen large numbers of casualties, perhaps signalling to Ghani that the nation needs foreign forces helping their military.

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Boy Shot by Cleveland Police Dies

Boy Shot by Cleveland Police Dies

Credit: Adam Kazmierski/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) -- A 12-year-old boy who was shot by Cleveland police officers while carrying a replica gun in a park playground has died, hospital officials said Sunday.The boy, who hasn't been identified, died at MetroHealth Medical Center after he was taken there for surgery Saturday afternoon.Officers were called to the Cudell Recreation Center after receiving reports of the boy waving a gun and pointing it at people, the Cleveland Division of Police said in a statement.Two officers found the boy in the playground and ordered him to raise his hands, but he instead reached for what the officers thought was a gun in his waistband, police said.The officers fired twice, hitting the boy in the torso.Officers learned the gun was fake after the shooting, police said. Made to resemble a semi-automatic pistol, the orange safety indicator had been removed from the "airsoft" replica gun the boy was holding.“We are not rushing to judgment," said Timothy Kurcharski, an attorney for the boy's mother. "The police are investigating the matter and we are waiting for the result of that investigation."The two officers involved in the shooting have been put on administrative leave, which is standard protocol.

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What to Expect From the 2014 American Music Awards

What to Expect From the 2014 American Music Awards

Pitbull Productions, Inc./Greg Watermann(NEW YORK) -- The 2014 American Music Awards kick off Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET on ABC, and the show's executive producer said that if you don't tune in as soon as the show starts, you'll be missing something "huge" and "outrageous.""Trust me. Don't come into the show at 8:10 p.m. Don't do that. You better start at 8 p.m., 'cause I ain't holdin' nothin' back. ... It's gonna open up with a huge 'wow,'" AMA executive producer Larry Klein told ABC News. "And it's gonna go for three hours and end with a big 'wow.'"With 18 musical performances from the likes of Taylor Swift, Lorde, 5 Seconds of Summer and many more, it's no wonder that the show will be a huge production. Klein said the challenge every year is trying to make sense out of many diverse performances."The show represents all the different genres of music, so you got rap and hip-hop and country and R&B and pop and rock," he said. "And what you have to do is try to make all those things blend together into one, three-hour, cohesive show. That's a challenge."He added, "I think what we're doing is just representing what pop culture is in today's world. Listen to any radio station -- I don't care what the station is -- the songs you hear on those radio stations you'll be seeing Sunday night with the artists performing them."With all this talk of the performances, it's hard to remember that trophies will be handed out, as well. But, as Klein said, that's really not the main attraction and it never has been, as per instructions from the show's creator, the late Dick Clark."We're an awards show like other awards shows, but Dick Clark always said, 'We're an entertainment show. Entertainment first, awards second,'" he said. "Awards mean a lot, but what Dick Clark created was a show that was for the masses, for the public to enjoy, to watch. It's the world's biggest fan-based show. We have 18 performers on the show. I always think of it as 18 little miniseries in a three-hour show."The show will be hosted by Pitbull, and Klein explained why he's such a great host."He brings energy like you can't imagine, and I want people to understand that when you see Pit on stage with his energy, please don't think he's doing that for television," Klein said. "I hang out with Pit a lot. He's one of my best friends. We're at a restaurant, he has that same energy; we're driving in a car, he has that same energy. So, please, you gotta understand: What you see on stage -- he's like that 24/7!"Charli XCX is nominated for Single of the Year for "Fancy," her smash collaboration with Iggy Azalea."I don't do this for, like, awards, or, like, award wins, or whatever," she told ABC News. "You know, of course, I'm very grateful but it's just like ... I'd rather be in the studio, I guess. But of course, I'm very thankful."Fergie is one of many artists debuting new music on the show and admitted it's pretty nerve-wracking to sing a new song on TV for the first time."But that's when I remind myself what the song's about. It's about having a good time and it's about spreading the love -- and I gotta take my own advice!" she said.Here are the nominees:

Artist of the YearIggy AzaleaBeyoncéLuke BryanOne DirectionKaty PerryNew Artist of the Year Presented By Kohl’s5 Seconds of SummerIggy AzaleaBastilleSam SmithMeghan TrainorSingle of the YearIggy Azalea Featuring Charli XCX, “Fancy”John Legend, “All of Me”MAGIC!, “Rude”Katy Perry Featuring Juicy J, “Dark Horse”Pharrell Williams, “Happy”Favorite Male Artist -- Pop/RockJohn LegendSam SmithPharrell Williams

Favorite Female Artist -- Pop/RockIggy AzaleaLordeKaty PerryFavorite Band, Duo or Group -- Pop/RockImagine DragonsOne DirectionOneRepublicFavorite Album -- Pop/RockLorde, Pure HeroineOne Direction, Midnight MemoriesKaty Perry, Prism

Favorite Male Artist -- CountryJason AldeanLuke BryanBlake SheltonFavorite Female Artist -- CountryMiranda LambertKacey MusgravesCarrie UnderwoodFavorite Band, Duo or Group -- CountryEli Young BandFlorida Georgia LineLady AntebellumFavorite Album -- CountryGarth Brooks, Blame It On My Roots: Five Decades of InfluencesEric Church, The OutsidersBrantley Gilbert, Just As I Am

Favorite Artist -- Rap/Hip-HopIggy AzaleaDrakeEminemFavorite Album -- Rap/Hip-HopIggy Azalea, The New ClassicDrake, Nothing Was The SameEminem, The Marshall Mathers LP 2Favorite Male Artist -- Soul/R&BChris BrownJohn LegendPharrell WilliamsFavorite Female Artist -- Soul/R&BJhene AikoBeyoncéMary J. BligeFavorite Album -- Soul/R&BBeyoncé, BeyoncéJohn Legend, Love in the FuturePharrell Williams, G I R LFavorite Artist -- Alternative RockBastilleImagine DragonsLordeFavorite Artist -- Adult ContemporarySara BareillesOneRepublicKaty PerryFavorite Artist -- LatinMarc AnthonyEnrique IglesiasRomeo SantosFavorite Artist -- Contemporary InspirationalCasting CrownsHillsong UnitedNewsboysFavorite Artist -- Electronic Dance Music (EDM)AviciiCalvin HarrisZedd

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