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Last Update on January 30, 2015 08:44 GMT

SUGE KNIGHT KILLS MAN WITH CAR

COMPTON, Calif. (AP) -- There are a lot of conflicting accounts about what happened yesterday when Suge (SHUG) Knight was behind the wheel of a vehicle that hit two men, killing one of them. It happened in the Los Angeles suburb of Compton, California -- and authorities are investigating the case as a homicide. A sheriff's department lieutenant says accounts from witnesses say it appeared Knight's vehicle deliberately hit the men. But Knight's lawyer says his client was being attacked physically -- and the men who were hit were struck as he was trying to flee. The lawyer says he's sure Knight will be cleared once the investigation is complete.

AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports Suge Knight has had a number of run-ins with the law.

<<CUT ..031 (01/30/15)>> 00:19 "as a homicide"

Oscar Wells Gabriel

AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports there are conflicting accounts about what happened when Suge Knight allegedly hit two men while behind the wheel of a pickup truck.

<<CUT ..032 (01/30/15)>> 00:17 "being auctioned off"

Oscar Wells Gabriel

AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports Suge Knight was a major part of the hip-hop scene back in the day.

<<CUT ..033 (01/30/15)>> 00:12 "in that case"

Oscar Wells Gabriel

AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports Suge Knight has had his share of beefs with people over the years.

<<CUT ..001 (01/30/15)>> 00:33 ""

Oscar Wells Gabriel

A fatal incident involving a big figure in the rap industry. Details on this from AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel.

<<CUT ..002 (01/30/15)>> 00:16 "friend of Knight's"

Oscar Wells Gabriel

AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports Death Row Records co-founder Suge Knight is said to have been the driver in a fatal car incident.

<<CUT ..003 (01/30/15)>> 00:12 "belongs to him"

Lt. John Corina, Los Angeles Country Sheriff's Department

County Sheriff's Department Lt. John Corina says a truck believed to be owned by Death Row Records founder Suge Knight was involved in a fatal hit and run incident. ((Suge is pronounced SHUG))

<<CUT ..004 (01/30/15)>> 00:08 "as a homicide"

Lt. John Corina, Los Angeles Country Sheriff's Department

County Sheriff's Department Lt. John Corina says it appears the incident was not an accident.

<<CUT ..005 (01/30/15)>> 00:11 "and do that"

Lt. John Corina, Los Angeles Country Sheriff's Department

County Sheriff's Department Lt. John Corina says Suge Knight's attorney has told police he is trying to talk him into turning himself in. ((Suge is pronounced SHUG))

<<CUT ..006 (01/30/15)>> 00:07 "then taking off"

Lt. John Corina, Los Angeles Country Sheriff's Department

County Sheriff's Department Lt. John Corina says the driver of a pickup truck drove backward and struck the victims and drove forward and struck them again.

<<CUT ..007 (01/30/15)>> 00:11 "on the curb"

Denise Mazzei (muh-ZAY'), security guard, Rite Aid

Drug store security guard Denise Massei describes seeing first responders rush to the scene.

<<CUT ..008 (01/30/15)>> 00:06 "that was shocking"

Robert Smith, witness

Witness Robert Smith says he was eating in a nearby restaurant when the incident happened.

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KATY PERRY - SUPER BOWL

PHOENIX (AP) -- Katy Perry may say she's no football fan -- but she sure keeps tabs on the NFL. That was clear when she went before reporters yesterday to talk up her Super Bowl halftime appearance. She referred to the two big stories to come out during the two-week run-up to the game. She took on the controversy over allegations that the New England Patriots doctored footballs used in the AFC title game. Perry promises that nothing she does during the halftime show will be deflated. And she tapped into her inner Marshawn Lynch, the Seattle Seahawks star who won't chat up reporters. Asked about her personal life, she uttered Lynch's now-famous line: "I'm here so I don't get fined."

Katy Perry was asked her opinion about the allegations that the Patriots altered footballs.

<<CUT ..011 (01/30/15)>> 00:10 "to the show"

Katy Perry, singer, Super Bowl halftime show headliner

Katy Perry says she's promising an eye-popping halftime performance.

<<CUT ..012 (01/30/15)>> 00:08 "this is exciting"

Katy Perry, singer, Super Bowl halftime show headliner

Katy Perry says she's amused that even Las Vegas is scrutinizing her halftime show.

<<CUT ..013 (01/30/15)>> 00:04 "don't get fined (laughter fades)"

Katy Perry, singer, Super Bowl halftime show headliner

Katy Perry was asked if she's got her eye on any players.

MARSHAWN LYNCH - SPEAKS

PHOENIX (AP) -- First, reporters complained Marshawn Lynch wouldn't speak. But now that he has, few in the media like what he said about them. The Seattle Seahawks running back lit into the media yesterday -- ranting about why he doesn't talk to them. He says no matter what the media say about him, all that matters to him -- is his family.

Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch says he won't answer questions, no matter what.

<<CUT ..208 (01/29/15)>> 00:10 "say about me"

Marshawn Lynch

Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch says he's unsure why the media are so intent on getting him to talk.

SPIKE LEE - SUPER BOWL

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) -- Spike Lee is a fan of New York sports -- and not a fan of Boston teams. So you probably don't have to ask who he wants to win the Super Bowl. Lee says he was happy when the Seattle Seahawks won last year and hopes the same thing will happen this year -- especially since the opponent is the New England Patriots. Lee also says he doesn't need an NFL investigation to figure out what happened in "Deflategate." He says: "where there's smoke, there's fire." Lee also notes the Pats were busted for videotaping the New York Jets' signals during a 2007 game. Lee's comments came in Park City, Utah, where he was attending the Sundance Film Festival.

Spike Lee explains why he believes the New England Patriots are guilty in the "deflategate" scandal.

<<CUT ..016 (01/30/15)>> 00:11 "the evidence destroyed?"

Spike Lee

Spike Lee says he has been suspicious about the Patriots because they spied on opponents.

<<CUT ..017 (01/30/15)>> 00:11 "in Glendale, Arizona"

Spike Lee

Spike Lee says he's rooting for the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.

"AMERICAN IDOL" - AUDITIONS END

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- More than 200 wanna-be "America Idols" get golden tickets to Hollywood this season. The final auditions were in San Francisco on last night's episode. Among those moving on are a Malibu blonde, a 15-year-old boy learning to cope with his changing voice, and a guy whose father abandoned him in Africa. Sixteen-year-old Tyanna Jones was the last singer to get a golden ticket. She should have no trouble with the crowded conditions of Hollywood Week. Tyanna is one of 11 kids in her family, which was homeless for a time. Harry Connick Jr. says she's a special young lady. Hollywood Week begins next week on Idol.

The judges feel 16-year-old Tyanna Jones will only get better. COURTESY: Fox ((mandatory on-air credit))

<<CUT ..024 (01/30/15)>> 00:15 "16 years old"

Harry Connick Jr.

Harry Connick Jr. says Tyanna Jones' audition was outstanding. COURTESY: Fox ((mandatory on-air credit))

<<CUT ..025 (01/30/15)>> 00:16 ""

Excerpt of "American Idol" theme

Excerpt of "American Idol" theme. COURTESY: Fox ((mandatory on-air credit))

AMY POEHLER - HASTY PUDDING

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -- Amy Poehler jokes that when she was growing up in Massachusetts, she used to flip the bird whenever she'd pass Harvard University. So she says she was surprised when she heard she was named the Hasty Pudding Theatricals student group's Woman of the Year. She got a parade and roast yesterday. Her "Parks and Recreation" co-star Chris Pratt is getting the Man of the Year honor -- and will have his own parade and roast next week.

Comedienne Amy Poehler jokes about the prestige of the Hasty Pudding "Woman of the Year" award.

<<CUT ..020 (01/30/15)>> 00:09 "all of you (laughs)"

Amy Poehler, comedienne

Comedienne Amy Poehler jokes that she'll likely see members of Harvard's Hasty Pudding troupe again, in the future.

<<CUT ..021 (01/30/15)>> 00:17 "I've met already"

Amy Poehler, comedienne

Comedienne Amy Poehler says she does appreciate the award from Harvard's Hasty Pudding troupe. ((note length of cut))

Rewind Time

February 01, 2015 08:07 GMT

Today is Sunday, Feb. 1, the 32nd day of 2015. There are 333 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Feb. 1, 1865, during the Civil War, Union forces led by Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman began the Carolinas Campaign as they invaded South Carolina. Abolitionist John S. Rock became the first black lawyer admitted to the bar of the U.S. Supreme Court.

On this date:

In 1790, the U.S. Supreme Court convened for the first time in New York. (However, since only three of the six justices were present, the court recessed until the next day.)

In 1861, Texas voted to leave the Union at a Secession Convention in Austin.

In 1896, Giacomo Puccini's opera "La Boheme" premiered in Turin.

In 1922, in one of Hollywood's most enduring mysteries, movie director William Desmond Taylor was shot to death in his Los Angeles home; the killing has never been solved.

In 1943, one of America's most highly decorated military units, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, made up almost exclusively of Japanese-Americans, was authorized.

In 1946, Norwegian statesman Trygve Lie (TRIHG'-vuh lee) was chosen to be the first secretary-general of the United Nations.

In 1960, four black college students began a sit-in protest at a Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, where they'd been refused service.

In 1968, during the Vietnam War, South Vietnam's police chief (Nguyen Ngoc Loan) executed a Viet Cong officer with a pistol shot to the head. Richard M. Nixon announced his bid for the Republican presidential nomination.

In 1979, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini (hoh-MAY'-nee) received a tumultuous welcome in Tehran as he ended nearly 15 years of exile.

In 1988, actress Heather O'Rourke, who'd co-starred in the 1982 movie "Poltergeist," died in San Diego at age 12.

In 1995, British rock performer Richey Edwards, 27, disappeared after last being seen in London; his fate has never been determined.

In 2003, the space shuttle Columbia broke up during re-entry, killing all seven of its crew members.

Ten years ago: Pope John Paul II was hospitalized for breathing problems and the flu. Character actor John Vernon, who'd played nasty Dean Wormer in "National Lampoon's Animal House," died in Los Angeles at age 72.

Five years ago: President Barack Obama unveiled a multitrillion-dollar spending plan, pledging an intensified effort to combat high unemployment and asking Congress to quickly approve new job-creation efforts that would boost the deficit to a record-breaking $1.56 trillion. Movie producer David Brown ("Jaws"; "Cocoon"; "A Few Good Men"), 93, died in New York.

One year ago: The United Nations' secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon, pressed the U.S. and Russia to help ensure that peace talks aimed at stemming Syria's civil war would resume soon after a week of peace talks ended in Geneva with no concrete progress. Ray Guy became the first punter elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame; joining the long-time Oakland Raider were two first-time eligible players, linebacker Derrick Brooks and offensive tackle Walter Jones, as well as defensive end Michael Strahan, receiver Andre Reed, defensive back Aeneas Williams and defensive end Claude Humphrey. Peyton Manning won his fifth Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player award in a landslide. Academy Award-winning actor Maximillian Schell, 83, died in Innsbruck, Austria.

Today's Birthdays: Actor Stuart Whitman is 87. Folk singer Bob Shane (The Kingston Trio) is 81. Singer Don Everly is 78. Actor Garrett Morris is 78. Singer Ray Sawyer (Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show) is 78. Bluegrass singer Del McCoury is 76. TV personality-singer Joy Philbin is 74. Comedian-actor-director Terry Jones is 73. Political commentator Fred Barnes is 72. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is 71. Opera singer Carol Neblett is 69. Rock musician Mike Campbell (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers) is 65. Blues singer-musician Sonny Landreth is 64. Actor-writer-producer Bill Mumy (MOO'-mee) is 61. Rock singer Exene Cervenka is 59. Actor Linus Roache is 51. Princess Stephanie of Monaco is 50. Country musician Dwayne Dupuy (Ricochet) is 50. Actress Sherilyn Fenn is 50. Lisa Marie Presley is 47. Comedian-actor Pauly Shore is 47. Actor Brian Krause is 46. Jazz musician Joshua Redman is 46. Rock musician Patrick Wilson (Weezer) is 46. Actor Michael C. Hall is 44. Rock musician Ron Welty is 44. Rapper Big Boi (Outkast) is 40. Roots rocker Jason Isbell is 36. Country singer Julie Roberts is 36. Actor Jarrett Lennon is 33. Rock singer-musician Andrew VanWyngarden is 32. TV personality Lauren Conrad is 29. Actress-singer Heather Morris (TV: "Glee") is 28. Actress and martial arts champion Ronda Rousey is 28. Rock singer Harry Styles (One Direction) is 21.

Thought for Today: "To forgive is wisdom, to forget is genius." -- Joyce Cary, Anglo-Irish author (1888-1957).

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