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Last Update on April 17, 2015 07:08 GMT


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- From court to the hospital. For the fifth time since his arrest in February, Suge (SHUG) Knight ended a visit to the court with a trip to the ER. He was taken to a hospital yesterday soon after a judge ruled he must stand trial for murder and attempted murder. Prosecutors convinced a judge that there was enough evidence to try Knight on charges stemming from a January incident in which he ran down two men with his pickup truck, killing one of them. No word on what's wrong with Knight now, or how he's doing. Knight and his lawyers have complained about various health problems since his arrest. Knight seemed OK during the court hearing. And before word came that he'd been hospitalized again, his fiancee said Knight's health had been improving.

A medical crisis -- again -- for Suge Knight. AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel has the story.

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Oscar Wells Gabriel

AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports the prosecution presented evidence that indicated Suge Knight was to blame for killing one man and injuring another.

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Oscar Wells Gabriel

AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports a former rap label owner is facing a murder trial.

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Oscar Wells Gabriel

AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports Suge Knight has complained of a host of medical issues since he was arrested in February.

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Toi Kelly, Marion "Suge" Knight's fiancee

Toi Kelly says she remains hopeful that her fiancee, "Suge" Knight, will be cleared, despite being ordered to stand trial on murder and attempted murder charges. ((note "today" in cut refers to Thursday)

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Toi Kelly, Marion "Suge" Knight's fiancee

Toi Kelly says her fiancee, "Suge" Knight, was trying to escape an ambush when he hit two men with his pickup truck in January.

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Marion Knight, Sr., Marion "Suge" Knight's father

Marion Knight says, after hearing the testimony at the preliminary hearing, he's confident that his son "Suge" will cleared of murder and attempted murder charges.

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Matthew Fletcher, Marion "Suge" Knight's attorney

Defense attorney Matthew Fletcher says it will become clear at trial that "Suge" Knight was fleeing an ambush when he struck two men with his pickup truck in January, killing one of them.

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Matthew Fletcher, Marion "Suge" Knight's attorney

Defense attorney Matthew Fletcher says it's hard to get a murder case dismissed at a preliminary hearing, but he's confident that "Suge" Knight will be cleared, even though the judge has ordered him to stand trial.

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Archive audio of 911 call

Archive audio of 911 call of witness reporting seeing a vehicle strike two men on January 29, 2015 in Compton, California. ((note audio quality))

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Archive audio of 911 call

Archive audio of 911 operator asking caller if the two men who were struck by a vehicle are still at the scene. ((note audio quality))


NEW YORK (AP) -- Just when Sony thought it had put a huge cyber hacking behind it, the company faces a new round of scrutiny, thanks to WikiLeaks. The whistleblower site has posted hundreds of thousands of emails and documents from the hacking. And the docs are in a searchable archive. The information had been available before -- but the move by WikiLeaks makes it easier for casual computer users to see what Sony has been up to. As you can imagine, Sony is not pleased. But WikiLeaks officials say the information should be made public so people can get to see how companies like Sony operate.

AP Entertainment Correspondent Oscar Wells Gabriel reports more documents from the Sony hacking have been made public -- lots more, in fact.

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Oscar Wells Gabriel

AP Entertainment Correspondent Oscar Wells Gabriel reports Sony Pictures Entertainment officials are still reeling from the effects from last year's hack attack.


NEW YORK (AP) -- In just about a month, David Letterman and his signature Top 10 List will be history. But the soon-to-retire talk show host isn't letting a target like the U.S. Capitol gyrocopter landing go unnoticed. Last night, on CBS' "Late Show," Letterman did the Top 10 questions to ask yourself before landing a gyrocopter on the United States Capitol lawn. Some of them:

No. 8, "Should I do this during Secret Service happy hour?"

No. 2, "Should I land somewhere unguarded, like the White House?"

And No. 1, "Will I be the only person who actually did something in Washington today?"

David Letterman continues his Top 10 List on, "The questions to ask yourself before landing a gyrocopter on the United States Capitol lawn." COURTESY: Worldwide Pants Productions ((mandatory on-air credit))

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David Letterman

David Letterman concludes his Top 10 List on, "The questions to ask yourself before landing a gyrocopter on the United States Capitol lawn." COURTESY: Worldwide Pants Productions ((mandatory on-air credit))


ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Some "Star Wars" fans have gotten a sneak peak of what "the force" has in store. People attending the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, California got to see a trailer for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." The clip from the upcoming movie features the wreckage of a star destroyer, X-Wing battles -- and Harrison Ford as Han Solo. At the end of the trailer, Solo says: "Chewie we're home." That prompted screams and cheers from the audience at the Anaheim Convention Center. The new movie is due out in December.

Lucasfilm contractor Michael McMaster says the BB-8 droid that appears in the new Star Wars film actually exists, it's not a computer-generated image.

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Shawn Chiesa, Star Wars fan

Star Wars fan Shawn Chiesa says he got a little emotional during part of the sneak peak at the new movie's trailer.

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Shawn Chiesa, Star Wars fan

Star Wars fan Shawn Chiesa says the long wait to see the new teaser trailer for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" was worth every second.


NEW YORK (AP) -- Jimmy Fallon's TV home is NBC. But he had to find a new home for his new show based on the lip sync battles he features on the "Tonight" show. Fallon pitched it to NBC -- but was turned down. Spike TV picked it up and it's become a hit. How big a hit? A clip of actress Anne Hathaway doing Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" has been seen more than 10 million times online since it first aired last week.


BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- One of the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" has been busted. Kim Richards has been taken in on suspicion of being drunk in public. A sheriff's lieutenant tells ABC News that Richards was arrested yesterday morning at the Beverly Hills Hotel after security guards said she refused to leave a restaurant -- and holed herself up in a bathroom. Police say she was belligerent, had slurred speech, cursed at officers -- and kicked one in the leg. Richards has acknowledged having problems with booze before.


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Sarah Jessica Parker has a new show on HBO -- this time, a comedy about martial problems. She will star in a half-hour series called "Divorce." Parker plays a woman who finds getting out of a marriage is harder than she first thought. Also in the cast are Thomas Haden Church, Molly Shannon and Talia Balsam. No word on when the show will make its debut.


NEW YORK (AP) -- Some doctors say the best prescription for Columbia University -- is to ditch Dr. Oz. The TV doctor is under fire because of what the doctors call his "egregious lack of integrity." The doctors are on Oz's case for hawking weight-loss supplements -- ones the doctors feel are bogus. The docs want Columbia to cut Oz from its faculty. But the Ivy League school says it won't kick him to the curb. Columbia says it is "committed to the principle of academic freedom." Last year, Oz was before a U.S. Senate panel that claimed he endorsed products that were medically unsound. Oz acknowledged some of the products he urged viewers to use lacked the science to back up the weight-loss claims.

AP correspondent Jackie Quinn reports that Dr. Mehmet Oz remains on the faculty of Columbia University, despite calls from some doctors that he should be removed.

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Jackie Quinn

AP correspondent Jackie Quinn reports there have been calls for Dr. Mehmet Oz to be removed from the medical faculty of Columbia University, but the school has not acted on that request.

Rewind Time

April 17, 2015 07:08 GMT

Today is Friday, April 17, the 107th day of 2015. There are 258 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On April 17, 1975, Cambodia's five-year war ended as the capital Phnom Penh fell to the Khmer Rouge, which instituted brutal, radical policies that claimed an estimated 1.7 million lives until the regime was overthrown in 1979.

On this date:

In 1492, a contract was signed by Christopher Columbus and a representative of Spain's King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, giving Columbus a commission to seek a westward ocean passage to Asia.

In 1861, the Virginia State Convention voted to secede from the Union.

In 1905, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Lochner v. New York, struck down, 5-4, a New York State law limiting the number of hours that bakers could be made to work. (This ruling was effectively overturned in 1937 by the high court's West Coast Hotel Co. v. Parrish decision.)

In 1924, the motion picture studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer was founded, the result of a merger of Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures, and the Louis B. Mayer Co.

In 1937, Daffy Duck made his debut in the Warner Bros. animated cartoon "Porky's Duck Hunt," directed by Tex Avery.

In 1941, Yugoslavia surrendered to Germany during World War II.

In 1961, some 1,500 CIA-trained Cuban exiles launched the disastrous Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba in an attempt to topple Fidel Castro, whose forces crushed the incursion by the third day.

In 1964, Geraldine "Jerrie" Mock became the first woman to complete a solo airplane trip around the world as she returned to Columbus, Ohio, after 29 1/2 days in her Cessna 180. Ford Motor Co. unveiled the Mustang at the New York World's Fair. The first game was played at New York's Shea Stadium; the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Mets, 4-3.

In 1970, Apollo 13 astronauts James A. Lovell, Fred W. Haise and Jack Swigert splashed down safely in the Pacific, four days after a ruptured oxygen tank crippled their spacecraft while en route to the moon.

In 1984, an 11-day police siege began at Libya's embassy in London when an unidentified shooter inside the building fired on a crowd of protesters, killing police officer Yvonne Fletcher. (The Libyans in the embassy were eventually allowed to leave the country as Britain and Libya severed relations.)

In 1990, the Rev. Ralph D. Abernathy, the civil rights activist and top aide to Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., died in Atlanta at age 64.

In 1993, a federal jury in Los Angeles convicted two former police officers of violating the civil rights of beaten motorist Rodney King; two other officers were acquitted. Turkish President Turgut Ozal died at age 66.

Ten years ago: Registered sex offender David Lee Onstott was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Sarah Michelle Lunde (LUHN'-dee), the 13-year-old Florida girl whose body had been found the day before. (Onstott was later convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison.) A Swiss tourist bus plunged into an Alpine ravine, killing 12 people.

Five years ago: Some 100,000 Poles filled Warsaw's biggest public square, joining together for a memorial and funeral Mass for the 96 people killed in a plane crash a week earlier. (A thickening cloud of volcanic ash over Europe caused some world leaders -- including President Barack Obama -- to cancel plans to attend a state funeral the next day.) Pope Benedict XVI began a pilgrimage in Malta, a Catholic nation buffeted by the worldwide clerical sex abuse scandal. Ubaldo Jimenez pitched the first no-hitter in the Colorado Rockies' 18-year history, dominating the Atlanta Braves in a 4-0 victory.

One year ago: Ukraine and Russia agreed on a tentative halt to violence and to calm tensions along their shared border after more than a month of Cold-War style military posturing triggered by Moscow's annexation of Crimea. Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 87, died in Mexico City.

Today's Birthdays: Actor David Bradley is 73. Composer-musician Jan Hammer (yahn HAH'-mur) is 67. Actress Olivia Hussey is 64. Actor Clarke Peters is 63. Rock singer-musician Pete Shelley (Buzzcocks) is 60. Actor Sean Bean is 56. Former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason is 54. Actor Joel Murray is 53. Rock singer Maynard James Keenan is 51. Actress Lela Rochon (LEE'-lah rohn-SHAHN') is 51. Actor William Mapother is 50. Actress Leslie Bega is 48. Actor Henry Ian Cusick is 48. Actress Kimberly Elise is 48. Singer Liz Phair is 48. Rapper-actor Redman is 45. Actress Jennifer Garner is 43. Country musician Craig Anderson (Heartland) is 42. Singer Victoria Adams Beckham is 41. Actress-singer Lindsay Korman is 37. Actress Rooney Mara is 30. Actress Jacqueline MacInnes Wood is 28. Actor Paulie Litt is 20. Actress Dee Dee Davis is 19.

Thought for Today: "I think America is richer in intelligence than any other country in the world; and that its intelligence is more scattered than in any country of the world." -- Will Durant, American historian (1885-1981).

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