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  • Tom Petty reflects on 40 years of songwriting

    Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forty years of practice has made songwriting harder, not easier, for Tom Petty. "As life goes by, you get a little more carefree or distracted by other things and you have to really police yourself — I do — into sitting down and doing something that pleases...

  • Pharrell, Gaga to appear at iHeartRadio Awards

    Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Pharrell, Drake and Blake Shelton are among the A-listers set to perform at the first iHeartRadio Music Awards. Clear Channel announced Monday that Kendrick Lamar, Shakira, Ed Sheeran and Arcade Fire will also take the stage at the May 1 awards show in Los Angeles....

  • NY community college soccer player collapses, dies

    Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    HERKIMER, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities are trying to determine the cause of death of a junior college soccer star who collapsed inside his upstate New York apartment. Officials at Herkimer County Community College say 22-year-old Peter McAvoy of Scotland collapsed about 6 p.m. Saturday...

  • Alec Baldwin helps Rhode Island library _ again

    Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A struggling public library in Rhode Island is getting help from actor Alec Baldwin — again. Officials at the Adams Memorial Library in Central Falls say Baldwin will headline a fundraiser June 7 at Fete in Providence. Attendees can enter a raffle for a...

  • Elizabeth Spencer wins $30,000 short story prize

    Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Elizabeth Spencer, a revered Southern author still active in her 90s, has won a $30,000 short story prize. The 92-year-old Spencer has won the Rea Award for lifetime achievement in short fiction, the Dungannon Foundation announced Monday. Previous recipients include...

  • ABC's Robin Roberts to get honorary degree

    Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Southeastern Louisiana University will honor ABC's "Good Morning America" co-host Robin Roberts with an honorary doctorate at its spring commencement on May 17. The school's governing body, the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors, approved...

  • BC-BOX--Obit-Carter,6th Ld-Writethru, BOX

    Updated: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Rubin "Hurricane" Carter never surrendered hope of regaining his freedom, not even after he was convicted of a triple murder, then convicted again and abandoned by many prominent supporters. For 19 long years, the prizefighter was locked in a prison cell far away from the spotlight...

  • BC-BOX--Obit-Carter,7th Ld-Writethru, BOX

    Updated: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Rubin "Hurricane" Carter never surrendered hope of regaining his freedom, not even after he was convicted of a triple murder, then convicted again and abandoned by many prominent supporters. For 19 long years, the prizefighter was locked in a prison cell far away from the spotlight...

  • Prizefighter Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

    Updated: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Rubin "Hurricane" Carter never surrendered hope of regaining his freedom, not even after he was convicted of a triple murder, then convicted again and abandoned by many prominent supporters. For 19 long years, the prizefighter was locked in a prison cell far away from the spotlight...

  • BC-BOX--Obit-Carter,5th Ld-Writethru, BOX

    Updated: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Rubin "Hurricane" Carter never surrendered hope of regaining his freedom, not even after he was convicted of a triple murder, then convicted again and abandoned by many prominent supporters. For 19 long years, the prizefighter was locked in a prison cell far away from the spotlight...

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