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Daily Archives: October 1, 2012

Lupe Fiasco on rap’s nihilism, retirement & Lil Wayne

The opinionated star talks 'Food & Liquor 2' & how Lil Wayne broke Elvis' record

Afghanistan bombing kills 3 US troops

KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide bomber driving a motorcycle packed with explosives rammed his bike into a joint Afghan-American patrol on Monday morning in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 14 peopleincluding three U.S. troops and their translator, ...

Tax increase looms at year-end ‘fiscal cliff’

WASHINGTON — A typical middle-income family making $40,000 to $64,000 a year could see its taxes go up by $2,000 next year if lawmakers fail ...

Lee Boyd Malvo felt like ‘worst piece of scum’

The convicted D.C. sniper urged affected families to forget about him and his actions

Calif. first to ban gay ‘conversion’ therapy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that makes California the first state toban a controversial form of psychotherapy that’s aimed at making gay teenagers straight. Effective Jan. 1, ...

Falcons go to 4-0 with win over Panthers

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Falcons never trailed in their first three games. Now they know they can play from behind, too. Rallying in the final ...

Mariel Lane: Pageant Queen

MARIEL LANE HOMETOWN: Memphis, TN RESIDENCE: Murfreesboro, TN MAJOR: Public relations SCHOOL: Middle Tennessee State University CAREER GOAL: To own my own pageant school HOBBIES: Dance, pageantry, cheerleading, ...

Mexican band Maná plays at Obama event

LAS VEGAS — From a stage on the crowded athletic field of a Las Vegas high school, President BarackObama got an important endorsement in Spanish: Superstar ...

Aretha Franklin performs cancer concert

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — The Queen of Soul performed at a concert for cancer patients in New Jersey across from the Statue of Liberty. Nearly ...

TV Picks: What we’re watching this week

By//Mariah Craddick iHeartRadio Music Festival (CW) Monday, 8/7c You may have heard about the spectacle when it took place last weekend in Las Vegas. Well, ...

Big cases for Supreme Court’s new term

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is starting a new term that is shaping up to be as important as the last one, with the prospect of major rulings about affirmative action, gay ...

Obama, Romney hunker down for debate prep

HENDERSON, Nev.  — Nearing their first face-off, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romneyare hunkering down for intense preparations ahead of Wednesday’s presidential debate, where the GOP nominee hopes to change the ...

Cover story: Keyshia Cole — getting to happy

The R&B singer talks about her family and leaving the drama behind

Siedah Garrett on MJ’s ‘Bad’ — 25 years later

'Man In the Mirror' writer on being part of mega-hit album and working with superstar

Danai Gurira’s new life on ‘Walking Dead’

By// Starrene Rhett Rocque Danai Gurira was looking forward to one thing when she started her new gig: playing with knives. The rising star was attracted ...

Chatting with: T.J. Holmes

By// S. Tia Brown T.J. Holmes wants you to stay awake— and watch him. The former CNN anchor has joined the ranks of late-nighters Jon Stewart ...

Anthony Anderson — family man

By// Britni Danielle Anthony Anderson is living his childhood dream. At 9, the Compton native had three goals: play for the Dallas Cowboys, become a ...

Former NY Gov. David Paterson and wife split

His representative says the couple's decision was 'mutual and amicable'