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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.

<<CUT ..030 (04/17/15)>> 00:12 "be a snitch"

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.

<<CUT ..031 (04/17/15)>> 00:20 "ten million dollars"

Oscar Wells Gabriel

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

<<CUT ..032 (04/17/15)>> 00:20 "was an embarrassment"

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.

<<CUT ..033 (04/17/15)>> 00:11 "it'll be proven"

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)

<<CUT ..034 (04/17/15)>> 00:08 "and shoot him"

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.

<<CUT ..035 (04/17/15)>> 00:10 "nothing like that"

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.

<<CUT ..036 (04/17/15)>> 00:08 "removed from them"

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.

<<CUT ..037 (04/17/15)>> 00:13 "much, much smaller"

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.

<<CUT ..038 (04/17/15)>> 00:09 "run 'em over"

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))

<<CUT ..039 (04/17/15)>> 00:11 "and Central, ma'am"

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.

<<CUT ..018 (04/17/15)>> 00:09 "as I thought"

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 19, 2015 07:08 GMT

Today is Sunday, April 19, the 109th day of 2015. There are 256 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On April 19, 1865, a funeral was held at the White House for President Abraham Lincoln, assassinated five days earlier; his coffin was then taken to the U.S. Capitol for a private memorial service in the Rotunda.

On this date:

In 1775, the American Revolutionary War began with the battles of Lexington and Concord.

In 1912, a special subcommittee of the Senate Commerce Committee opened hearings in New York into the Titanic disaster.

In 1935, the Universal Pictures horror film "Bride of Frankenstein," starring Boris Karloff with Elsa Lanchester in the title role, had its world premiere in San Francisco.

In 1943, during World War II, tens of thousands of Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto began a valiant but ultimately futile battle against Nazi forces.

In 1945, the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "Carousel" opened on Broadway.

In 1951, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, relieved of his Far East command by President Harry S. Truman, bade farewell in an address to Congress in which he quoted a line from a ballad: "Old soldiers never die; they just fade away."

In 1960, South Korean students began an uprising that toppled the government of President Syngman Rhee a week later. The South West African People's Organization (SWAPO) was founded in Namibia.

In 1965, New York City radio station WINS-AM launched its all-news format, which continues to this day, making it America's oldest all-news broadcaster.

In 1975, India launched its first satellite atop a Soviet rocket.

In 1989, 47 sailors were killed when a gun turret exploded aboard the USS Iowa in the Caribbean. (The Navy initially suspected that a dead crew member had deliberately sparked the blast, but later said there was no proof of that.)

In 1993, the 51-day siege at the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas, ended as fire destroyed the structure after federal agents began smashing their way in; dozens of people, including sect leader David Koresh, were killed.

In 1995, a truck bomb destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people. (Bomber Timothy McVeigh was later convicted of federal murder charges and executed.)

Ten years ago: Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany was elected pope in the first conclave of the new millennium; he took the name Benedict XVI. A Spanish court convicted a former Argentine naval officer, Adolfo Scilingo, of crimes against humanity and sentenced him to 640 years in prison for throwing 30 prisoners from planes during his country's "dirty war." General Motors reported a $1.1 billion quarterly loss.

Five years ago: The U.S. and Iraq claimed a major victory against al-Qaida, saying their forces had killed the terror group's two top figures in an air and ground assault on their safe house near former President Saddam Hussein's hometown. Kenya's Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot (CHEHR'-ee-aht) won the Boston Marathon and broke the course record with a time of 2:05:52; Ethiopia's Teyba Erkesso won the women's race in a time of 2:26:11.

One year ago: The captain of a ferry that sank off the coast of South Korea, leaving more than 300 dead, was arrested on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need. (Lee Joon-seok was later sentenced to 36 years in prison; he was acquitted of a homicide charge which could have carried a death sentence.) Ten months after their capture in Syria, four French journalists crossed the border into neighboring Turkey to freedom, though dozens more remained held in the country's chaotic civil war. Country music singer Kevin Sharp, 43, died in Fair Oaks, California.

Today's Birthdays: Actor Hugh O'Brian is 90. Actress Elinor Donahue is 78. Rock musician Alan Price (The Animals) is 73. Actor Tim Curry is 69. Pop singer Mark "Flo" Volman (The Turtles; Flo and Eddie) is 68. Actor Tony Plana is 63. Former tennis player Sue Barker is 59. Former race car driver Al Unser Jr. is 53. Actor Tom Wood is 52. Recording executive Suge Knight is 50. Singer-songwriter Dar Williams is 48. Actress Ashley Judd is 47. Singer Bekka Bramlett is 47. Latin pop singer Luis Miguel is 45. Actress Jennifer Esposito is 43. Actress Jennifer Taylor is 43. Jazz singer Madeleine Peyroux (PAY'-roo) is 41. Actor James Franco is 37. Actress Kate Hudson is 36. Actor Hayden Christensen is 34. Actress Catalina Sandino Moreno is 34. Actress Kelen Coleman (TV: "The McCarthy's") is 31. Roots rock musician Steve Johnson (Alabama Shakes) is 30. Actor Courtland Mead is 28. Tennis player Maria Sharapova is 28.

Thought for Today: "Never one thing and seldom one person can make for a success. It takes a number of them merging into one perfect whole." -- Marie Dressler, Canadian actress (1869-1934).

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