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NEW YORK (AP) — Maxwell is looking to produce something this year that has nothing to do with music...
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama will add her voice to those honoring Maya Angelou at a memorial service for the poet and author this weekend...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton and other civil rights leaders pressed for greater diversity in NBA front offices in a meeting with Commissioner Adam Silver on Wednesday amid discussions about racial issues raised by the ouster of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling...

TORONTO (AP) - A Canadian couple endured a roller-coaster ride of emotions when a lottery ticket worth $50 million went missing only to be found and returned by someone at their church...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Singer Chris Brown was released early Monday from a Los Angeles County jail, authorities said...
(AP) Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has agreed to buy the Los Angeles Clippers for a record-breaking $2 billion. Now it's up to others whether the deal goes through...

PARIS (AP) — Serena Williams lost in the second round of the French Open on Wednesday, her earliest exit at a major tournament since falling in the first round at Roland Garros two years ago...
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's military has located nearly 300 school girls abducted by Islamic extremists but fears using force to try to free them could get them killed, the country's chief of defense said Monday...
(AP) - Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban apologized to Trayvon Martin's family on Thursday over his choice of words in a videotaped interview in which he addressed bigotry and prejudice...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Michael Jace, who played a police officer in the TV series "The Shield," was charged with murder on Thursday in the shooting death of his wife in their Los Angeles home...
ATLANTA (AP) — Jay Z brought his 40/40 Club to the world's busiest airport on Wednesday, with the opening the swanky bar's third location...
WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a rare view of President Barack Obama: strolling along the National Mall with suit jacket slung over his shoulder.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Five friends of Oscar Grant, the man who was fatally shot by a San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer, have reached a deal to settle a federal lawsuit against the agency, officials said...
NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA is launching a campaign to market specifically to the LGBT community, a move that makes it the first pro league to specifically recruit gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered fans to its games...
WOLFEBORO, New Hampshire (AP) — The police commissioner of a small U.S. town has resigned after he admitted using a racial slur to describe President Barack Obama, a town official said Monday...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The former president of the Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP said Monday that Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling was a "wreck" and almost crying after a television interview in which Sterling derided Magic Johnson as a role model...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say actor Michael Jace is charged with homicide after his wife was found shot to death in their home...
(AP) The King of Pop and a likely successor, prince of pop Justin Timberlake, ruled the Billboard Music Awards — though Michael Jackson made a splash via hologram and Timberlake accepted his awards via video from overseas...
WOLFEBORO, N.H. (AP) — A police commissioner in a predominantly white New Hampshire town says he won't apologize for calling President Barack Obama the N-word...
NEW YORK (AP) — Beyonce, Jay Z and Solange say they have worked through and are moving on since a video leaked this week of Solange attacking Jay Z in an elevator...