Author Archives: Associated Press

  • Bonnie Pointer Arrested During LA Traffic Stop

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say singer Patricia "Bonnie" Pointer of the Pointer Sisters has been arrested for investigation of possessing rock cocaine. Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore says the 61-year-old singer was arrested Friday in South Los Angeles after the car ...

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  • Queen of Soul Curious About Planned Weekend Sale

    LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) — Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin says she's curious about exactly what former belongings of hers might be sold this weekend in suburban Detroit. Franklin said in a statement to The Detroit News that she has no connection to Saturday's planned sale, which is ...

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  • The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

    App Store Official Charts for the week ending Nov. 14, 2011: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Angry Birds (Clickgamer.com) 2. Scribblenauts Remix (Warner Bros.) 3. Flick Home Run ! (infinity pocket) 4.Camera+ (tap tap tap) 5.Fruit Ninja (Halfbrick Studios) 6. Hardest Game Ever (0.02s PRO — Ming ...

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  • Funeral Planned for Heavy D at Historic NY Church

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. (AP) — A private funeral for rap legend Heavy D will be held at a historic Black Baptist church in a northern suburb of New York City. Grace Baptist Church of Mount Vernon announced Saturday that the funeral for Heavy D had been scheduled for Nov. 18. The New York-born ...

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  • Ruby Dee is Alive, Despite False Twitter Reports

    NEW YORK (AP) — Contrary to a flood of tweets overnight, Ruby Dee is very much alive. Jeffrey Leavitt, representative for the 87-year-old actress and civil rights activist, corrected the false reports on Wednesday. Dee's rumored death apparently resulted from confusion between her ...

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  • Four Tops Musical Leader Rountree Dies at 61

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A key behind-the-scenes associate of the famed Motown quartet the Four Tops, George Rountree, has died. He was 61. The Las Vegas Sun reports (http://bit.ly/rCPHOW) Rountree, who worked as the group's musical director for more than 30 years, died Sunday in a Las Vegas ...

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  • Cain Says He Was 'Falsely Accused' of Harassment

    Latest Update – "Woman: Cain Reached Under Skirt for Her Genitals, Pulled Her Head Toward His Crotch" WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said Monday he was "falsely accused" of sexual harassment while he led the National Restaurant ...

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  • James Brown's Ex-manager Gets 3-year Home Sentence

    AIKEN, S.C. (AP) — James Brown's former manager has been sentenced to three years of home confinement on charges he took more money than he was allowed under contract from the late soul singer in his final years. The Aiken Standard reported Friday that 72-year-old David Cannon of ...

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  • Virginia’s First Black Female Justice Sworn In

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — As the Virginia Supreme Court's first black female justice was sworn in Friday, she paused to remember generations who went before her. Cleo E. Powell — accompanied by her husband and her mother — placed her left hand on her late father's Bible and ...

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  • Notable Portrait of Freed Slave Sold in Philly

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An early portrait of a freed slave has been sold to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the 1819 painting by Charles Willson Peale was sold by the Philadelphia History Museum. The portrait went on public view Friday. The painting of Yarrow ...

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