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Rap mogul 'Suge' Knight taken to jail medical facility again

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LOS ANGELES - Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight told a judge in Los Angeles on Monday that he had fired his attorneys and could not understand court proceedings against him, the Los Angeles Times reported, before he was taken to a jail medical facility.The 49-year-old co-founder of influential label Death Row Records, who has pleaded not guilty to murder charges stemming from a fatal hit-and-run, was still in the infirmary late in the afternoon, said a sheriff’s official.Knight’s attorney

Facebook's Zuckerberg seeks peace with telcos on Web-for-all push

BARCELONA - Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg was on hostile turf on Monday as spoke to executives at the world's biggest annual gathering of the mobile industry, renewing attempts to win their backing to help reach billions of users with no Internet access.

03 Mar 2015

Pop icon Madonna announces dates for 'Rebel Heart' tour

NEW YORK - Madonna will begin an international tour to promote her new album "Rebel Heart" with a concert at the American Airlines Arena in Miami in August, her promoters, Live Nation, said on Monday.

Music, 02 Mar 2015

Bill Gates tops Forbes rich list, Michael Jordan joins

- Bill Gates stands atop Forbes magazine's annual list of the world's richest people, as Facebook Inc's Mark Zuckerberg joined the top 20 and basketball star Michael Jordan plowed new air by making the list for the first time.

02 Mar 2015

'Millionaire Next Door' author dies in car crash near Atlanta

ATLANTA - Thomas J. Stanley, author of the best-selling book, "The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Wealthy," has died in a car crash near his home in suburban Atlanta, police said on Monday. He was 71.

02 Mar 2015

Metals tycoon Potanin becomes Russia's richest man: Forbes

MOSCOW - Metals tycoon Vladimir Potanin has become Russia's wealthiest businessman with an estimated fortune of $15.4 billion, overtaking Alisher Usmanov who had worn the crown for three years in a row, according to the latest rating from U.S. magazine Forbes.

02 Mar 2015

William Shatner cannot attend friend Leonard Nimoy's funeral

LOS ANGELES - William Shatner cannot attend the funeral of his friend and "Star Trek" co-star Leonard Nimoy because of a prior commitment for a charity ball, the actor said on Twitter on Saturday.

01 Mar 2015

Celebrated Turkish novelist Yasar Kemal dead at 91

ISTANBUL - Yasar Kemal, one of Turkey's greatest writers who celebrated the lives of the downtrodden and whose works were translated into 40 languages, died on Saturday. He was 91 years old.

Life, 28 Feb 2015

Lupita Nyong'o's $150,000 Oscar gown returned by thief via TMZ

LOS ANGELES - The $150,000 Oscar gown worn by actress Lupita Nyong'o that was stolen two days ago was returned on Friday by the thief, who tipped off celebrity news site TMZ.com after learning the pearls on the dress were fake, according to officials and the website.

28 Feb 2015

Former pop star Gary Glitter sentenced to 16 years for child sex offenses

LONDON - Former British pop singer Gary Glitter, who shot to fame in the 1970s as a "glam-rock" star but was later convicted of child sex crimes, was sentenced to 16 years in prison after being found guilty of indecently assaulting three girls. | Video

Music, 27 Feb 2015