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Last Update on January 30, 2015 08:54 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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TOM PETTY SAYS SAM SMITH SONG IS "A MUSICAL ACCIDENT"

NEW YORK (AP) -- Tom Petty writes on his website the word "lawsuit" was never said in regards to Sam Smith. Petty calls the similarities between his song "I Won't Back Down" and Smith's song "Stay With Me" "a musical accident." Petty says Smith's people were very understanding and they easily came to an agreement. Petty says he has no idea how the press found out about it and he considers it "hardly news." He says there are no hard feelings and he wishes Smith the best.

LIL WAYNE SUES LABEL FOR $51 MILLION

NEW YORK (AP) -- Lil Wayne has figured out a way to make his label pay attention. He's suing Cash Money Records for a whopping $51 million. Lil Wayne's lawsuit says the label failed to pay him $8 million for a record he delivered last month. He also says Cash Money did not get required approval on marketing expenses and failed to pay bills to third parties. Lil Wayne wants out of his contracts with Cash Money. A Cash Money lawyer did not immediately return a message seeking comment. Cash Money's website is promoting Wayne's "Tha Carter V" album on its website as "coming soon."

GEEZER BUTLER ARRESTED

INDEPENDENCE, Calif. (AP) -- Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler was arrested for allegedly being involved in a bar fight. The sheriff's office in Inyo County, California, says it got a call regarding a fight in a bar in Death Valley National Park early Wednesday. Authorities say a window was broken and an individual was struck. Butler was booked for misdemeanor assault, public intoxication and vandalism under his given name, Terence Michael Butler. He has been released from jail. Butler tweets he's thankful for the support following "the unfortunate altercation."

KATY PERRY PREVIEWS SUPER BOWL PERFORMANCES

PHOENIX (AP) -- Katy Perry is promising a lion, a shark and a special guest for her Super Bowl halftime show. Perry says "there will be faces melted" when her surprise guest steps on the stage Sunday. In regards to allegations that the Patriots altered footballs, Perry says she doesn't know a lot about football but she can assure, "Nothing in my performance will be deflated." Perry says she's been careful about what she eats so she can give her all, but she says she's having 100 boxes of Thin Mints Girl Scout cookies delivered to her house after the show.

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<<CUT ..009 (01/30/15)>> 00:36 ""

Oscar Wells Gabriel

The Super Bowl is Sunday. And -- as AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports -- the halftime headliner sure has been keeping up with football headlines. ((Wrap opens with actuality))

<<CUT ..010 (01/30/15)>> 00:11 "will be deflated"

Katy Perry, singer, Super Bowl halftime show headliner

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.

AP SOURCE SAYS MISSY ELLIOTT TO JOIN KATY PERRY AT SUPER BOWL SHOW

PHOENIX (AP) -- Missy Elliott will be a surprise guest during Katy Perry's Super Bowl halftime show. That's what a source tells the Associated Press. The person, who's familiar with the plans, asked not to be named because Elliot's role hasn't been announced yet by the NFL. Elliott was featured on a remix of Perry's song "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" in 2011. At a news conference yesterday, Perry said the show would include an "old school" female singer.

IDINA MENZEL PREPARES FOR SUPER BOWL ANTHEM

PHOENIX (AP) -- Idina Menzel doesn't expect to be any more nervous than usual when she sings the national anthem before Sunday's Super Bowl. She says she's dreamed about performing at the Super Bowl since she was a little girl. She says Whitney Houston was her favorite Super Bowl anthem performer because Houston radiated the words.

TIM McGRAW WILL SING ON GLEN CAMPBELL'S BEHALF AT OSCARS

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Tim McGraw will sing Glen Campbell's nominated song at the Oscars. "I'm Not Gonna Miss You" from the documentary "Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me" is up for best original song. It's Campbell's last recording before he succumbed to the effects of Alzheimer's disease. McGraw says he's honored to be asked to sing a powerful song from one of the true legends of the music industry. The Oscars are February 22.

JUDGE GRANTS CUSTODY OF GIRL TO LUDACRIS

NEW YORK (AP) -- Ludacris has won full custody of his 13-month-old daughter. Ludacris issued a statement to People magazine saying he is gratified a judge found him to be "the most fit and proper parent" for his daughter, Cai. Ludacris had been involved in a court fight with the girl's mother, Tamika Fuller.

JUSTIN BIEBER APOLOGIZES ON "ELLEN" SHOW

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Justin Bieber is sorry for being a jerk. Bieber told "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" he was nervous because he has not appeared on TV in some time and not used to being in front of people without singing. Bieber later posted a video to his Facebook page saying he felt people were judging him. He says he didn't want to come off as "arrogant or conceited or basically how I've been acting the past year." He says he genuinely cares about people and wants to make the best impression.

MANDRELL SISTERS COME TOGETHER FOR ANIMAL FUNDRAISER

NASHVILLE (AP) -- Barbara Mandrell and her sisters will reunite for a fundraiser this weekend in Nashville. The Nashville Tennessean reports Mandrell and her sisters Louise and Irlene will host an event for the Nashville Humane Association Saturday. Mandrell says she and her sisters are best friends but they will not be singing. She says she retired 17 years ago and has not sung or played a note since.

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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.

Business News

Major business and economic reports scheduled for today:

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Investors will have their eye on the government's latest estimate of U.S. economic growth when the Commerce Department releases its report on fourth quarter gross domestic product today.

Consumer Info

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 ideas between marketing with ad specialties and maintaining their green
 reputation. ...

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SUPER BOWL-FIRE ALARM

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) -- Patriots quarterback Tom Brady isn't losing any sleep -- at least not when the fire alarm goes off.

Science/Tech News

IN THE NEWS: REPORTER CLAIMS COMPUTER WAS HACKED BY FEDS

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Justice Department official is disputing claims by a former CBS News correspondent that the Feds secretly monitored her personal computer.

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