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Judge to consider fate of convent Katy Perry wants to buy

People-Katy Perry

Photo by Jordan Strauss

A judge is scheduled to hear arguments Thursday about whether the Catholic archbishop of Los Angeles can sell a hilltop convent overlooking Hollywood to pop singer Katy Perry. Read more

DC-area rapper charged with disorderly conduct, riot

A D.C.-area rapper is facing charges after authorities say he and others tried to start a riot. Read more

John Legend to handle music for slave drama 'Underground'

TV Critics-John Legend

Photo by Arthur Mola

John Legend is bringing his talents to a TV drama about Southern slaves fighting for freedom. Read more

Music and Memory program connects seniors with their past

Before he puts on his headphones, Barnabia Jones, 94, sits still in his wheelchair and doesn't have much to say when he's asked a question. When the music begins to flow into his headset, however, the Healthwin resident becomes almost another person. He closes his eyes, begins tapping his feet, a... Read more

Group says man arrested in fatal crime spree mentally ill

The head of an Ohio Latino advocacy group says the man arrested for the fatal shooting of one woman and the wounding of another has had serious mental health issues for years. Read more

Readington music teacher faces child porn charges

FBI agents have arrested a Readington middle school music teacher after they say they found sexually explicit images of children on his home computer. Read more

Shakira and Pique may have another athlete in the family

Shakira and pro soccer player Gerard Pique may have another athlete in the family. Read more

Flavor Flav fires 2nd lawyer in New York case; no plea deal

Entertainer Flavor Flav has fired his second lawyer in his New York traffic case and his plea deal is kaput. Read more

Ex-POW Jessica Lynch to be guest at W.Va. benefit concert

Former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch will highlight a holiday country music fundraiser in Wheeling. Read more

Jackson father reported stable after stroke Brazil

One of the organizers of a birthday party that brought the father of the late Michael Jackson to Brazil says he's in stable condition in a Sao Paulo hospital after suffering a stroke. Read more

Dropkick Murphys honor fallen Massachusetts Marine

Friends and family of the Massachusetts Marine killed by a gunman in Tennessee celebrated his life in raucous fashion with a show by the Dropkick Murphys. Read more

Miranda Lambert scholarship to help female musicians

Miranda Lambert wants more women to have the kind of success she's had, so she founded a new scholarship at Belmont University. Read more

Farm Aid to mark 30th anniversary with concert in Chicago

Farm Aid will have a 30th-anniversary concert featuring Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews in Chicago. Read more

All over now? Bolts open possibly last camp in San Diego

Chargers Preview Football

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The San Diego Chargers resemble a circus as they prepare to open what could be their final training camp in San Diego. Read more

University at Buffalo speakers to include actor Kevin Spacey

The University at Buffalo has released the lineup for its annual Distinguished Speakers Series. Read more

Drumstick maker Everett 'Vic' Firth dies at 85

Everett "Vic" Firth, a longtime timpanist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra who launched a successful drumstick company bearing his name, has died at 85. Read more

Oklahoma court records sealed in divorce of country singers

A judge has sealed many of the court documents in the divorce of country singers Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, a move that has raised questions among attorneys over whether Oklahoma law was broken. Read more

Mariah Carey to receive star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

People-Mariah Carey

Photo by Eric Jamison

Mariah Carey will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next week. Read more

Patriarch of musical Jackson family hospitalized in Brazil

Brazil Joe Jackson

Daniel Augusto Jr.

Joe Jackson, the father of the late Michael Jackson and patriarch of the musical family, suffered a stroke while visiting Brazil and was hospitalized in the intensive care unit of a Sao Paulo hospital, the facility said Monday. Read more

Puddle of Mudd singer Scantlin accused of DWI, fleeing

Puddle of Mudd singer Wes Scantlin faces charges of drunken driving and fleeing police after a chase in Minnesota that reached speeds of about 100 mph. Read more

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