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Judge: Jail visitation restrictions on Suge Knight are valid

Anthony McCartney, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 5:31pm

A judge rejected a motion by Marion "Suge" Knight's attorney to restore the former rap mogul's visits with family and receive mail and phone calls while he awaits trial in a murder case.

Princess Charlotte rakes in the gifts on her 1st birthday

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 4:43pm

She may be too young to appreciate it, but Britain's Princess Charlotte has received an extraordinary array of birthday gifts.

George Weymouth, artist who hid Wyeth's 'Helga' works, dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 4:20pm

George Weymouth, a museum founder, conservationist and artist who for years helped hide a secret cache of Andrew Wyeth's "Helga" portraits, has died.

Chicago: Stop legal fight to look at new Lucas Museum site

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 4:20pm

Chicago wants a judge to suspend a legal fight over "Star Wars" creator George Lucas' plans to build a museum at one lakefront location while the city explores an alternative site.

Cate Blanchett named goodwill ambassador for UN refugees

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 4:11pm

Two-time Oscar winner Cate Blanchett said Monday she's proud to have been named a global goodwill ambassador for the U.N. refugee agency.

White House: Obama not offended by comedian's language

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 3:10pm

The White House says President Barack Obama wasn't offended by comedian Larry Wilmore's use of a racial slur at Saturday night's White House Correspondents' Association dinner.

Hulk Hogan seeks rematch with Gawker, sues over transcript

Tamara Lush, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 2:12pm

Former pro wrestler Hulk Hogan has sued Gawker again, saying the gossip website leaked sealed court documents with a transcript that quoted him making racist remarks.

FBI returns to home of man linked to $500M Boston art heist

Dave Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 1:31pm

Federal authorities returned on Monday to search the Connecticut property of a reputed mobster suspecting of having knowledge about the largest art heist in U.S. history.

Oprah Winfrey to star in HBO's 'Henrietta Lacks' movie

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 12:40pm

Oprah Winfrey is expanding her participation in HBO's "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" to an on-screen role.

Olafur Eliasson creates waterfall in Versailles palace show

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 11:30am

Artist Olafur Eliasson is vowing to turn visitors into explorers in his summer project at the palace of Versailles outside of Paris.

Prince siblings in probate court in 1st hearing on estate

Steve Karnowski and Kevin Burbach, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 11:22am

Five of Prince's six surviving siblings appeared in court Monday for the first hearing to start sorting out an estate certain to be worth millions, a task complicated because the star musician isn't known to have left a will.

Saoirse Ronan to host Irish Rep gala of 'Finian's Rainbow'

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 9:40am

The Irish Repertory Theatre has tapped a star of the Emerald Isle to host a gala benefit performance of "Finian's Rainbow" — Saoirse Ronan.

McCartney: 1957 desegregation crisis inspired 'Blackbird'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 9:20am

Paul McCartney says he met with two of the women who integrated Little Rock's Central High School, saying the 1957 crisis inspired the Beatles' hit song "Blackbird."

Dixie Chicks adding 9 more dates to US tour

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 4:30am

The Dixie Chicks are adding more concerts to their U.S. tour that starts this summer.

Dixie Chicks adding 9 more dates to US tour

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 4:20am

The Dixie Chicks are adding more concerts to their U.S. tour that starts this summer.

Last dance: Final performance for Ringling Bros. elephants

Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 12:22am

The curtain fell a final time for elephants performing at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus as the circus ended a practice that enthralled audiences for two centuries but became caught between animal rights activists' concerns and Americans' shifting views.

Kelly Ripa, Michael Strahan share in Daytime Emmy award

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 10:30pm

The team of Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan is going out on top with Emmy gold.

Elephants perform for final time at Ringling Bros.

Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 8:21pm

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus bid farewell to its performing elephants on Sunday, as the show closed its own chapter on a practice that has entertained audiences in America for two centuries but has come under fire by animal rights activists.

Jazz fest's last day finishes soggy, but strong

Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 7:41pm

Wind, rain and a lightning strike beside the stage where Bonnie Raitt was singing didn't stop the soggy last day of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival from rollicking to a close.

The Latest: Elephants give final Ringling Bros. performance

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 7:40pm

The Latest on elephants performing for the last time at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus (all times local):