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  • New Prince album coming under Warner Bros. partnership

    Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    A new album, a deluxe reissue of Purple Rain and more unheard music: That's what Prince fans can expect from his new global licensing deal with Warner Bros. Records, according to USA TODAY. "A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros. Records and Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations and look forward to a fruitful working relationship," Prince said in a news release. The deal covers all of Prince's albums, from 1978's For You to the new one. The announcement comes two months before the 30th anniversary of the release of his best-selling album, 1984's Purple Rain, which has sold more than 13 million copies in the U.S. Prince plans a digitally re-mastered deluxe version of the album to coincide with the anniversary, USA TODAY reports.

  • KOCO: Car collides with train in Norman, police say

    Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    NORMAN — Authorities are responding after a car collided with a train in Norman, KOCO reports. The collision at North Flood Avenue and Lexington Street occurred about 10:20 a.m. Officials said at least one person was injured. The driver of the car was extracted from the vehicle.

  • TNT's Craig Sager has leukemia, according to his son

    Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    TNT sideline reporter Craig Sager has leukemia according to his son Craig Sager Jr. Sager Sr., known for his colorful attire while mainly covering the NBA for TNT, will start treatment for acute leukemia today. It's unknown whether or not Sager will return to the NBA playoffs broadcast this season. Last night on Keith Olbermann's show, Olbermann spoke passionately about Sager, saying "leukemia picked the wrong opponent."

  • KC Star: Frank Haith doing Missouri a favor going to Tulsa

    Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    With Frank Haith's hiring as the new men's basketball coach at Tulsa imminent, Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star writes that Missouri is better off without the departed coach. Mellinger says that Haith wasn't up for the job at Missouri. From his column: "With Frank Haith expected to officially accept the Tulsa job, MU athletic director Mike Alden doesn't have to worry about firing a man three (or four) years into the job. The school owes him no separation pay and, actually, as part of his contract, Haith will have to pay Mizzou $500,000 for leaving. Alden should use the money as a signing bonus for a better coach."

  • NCAA proposes major change in transfer policy

    Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    A proposed NCAA policy change could eliminate much of the controversy over hardship waivers for athletes who transfer. The Division I Leadership Council recommended Friday that athletes who transfer "as a result of difficult life or family circumstances" should get an extra year of eligibility tacked on to the back end of their careers but would no longer be able to apply for immediate eligibility at their new school.

  • Heartwarming way grieving dad honors daughter

    Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    A father whose toddler recently passed away has taken his grief to social media with a powerful Fundly campaign, inspiring parents to not only cherish their own children, but also honor his late daughter, too. April 3 was a typical evening — Larry Carroll, a 39-year-old Los Angeles-based reporter was home with his 2-and-a-half-year-old daughter Savannah (nicknamed Savvy), his 5-year-old son, and his wife, who is currently eight-and-a-half months pregnant. "I put Savannah to bed in her crib, and she had a bit of a fever but everything else was normal,” Carroll tells Yahoo Shine. However, the next morning, he didn't hear his little girl waking up for their usual 6 a.m. breakfast of peanut butter toast. “She would lick off all the peanut butter and hand the bread back to me,” says Carroll. When he went to check on Savannah, he discovered that she had passed away in her crib during the night, from causes not yet known, Yahoo Shine reports.

  • Hayden Panettiere not asked to appear in 'Heroes' reboot

    Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Hayden Panettiere won't be appearing in the new NBC "Heroes" remake. In fact, she wasn't even asked, according to The New York Daily News. The 24-year-old "Nashville" star revealed to Cosmopolitan that she didn't realize the show would be coming back until a family member clued her in. "Well, it was a shock to me," Panettiere said. "In fact, I believe I became privy to that through my cousin. She sent me a text message and told me about it."

  • Actress Kim Novak speaks out against Oscar night 'bullies'

    Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Kim Novak says that cruel jabs about how she looked during the Oscar ceremony amounted to bullying that left her crushed at first, but then determined to speak out in protest, according to The Associated Press. "It really did throw me into a tailspin and it hit me hard," Novak, 81, said in a telephone interview Thursday, after she released an open letter condemning remarks by Donald Trump and others about her appearance. In her letter, Novak said: "I will no longer hold myself back from speaking out against bullies. We can't let people get away with affecting our lives."

  • Saudi Arabia to build world's tallest building

    Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Dubai, long champion of all things biggest, longest and most expensive, will soon have some competition from neighboring Saudi Arabia. Dubai's iconic Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, could be stripped of its Guinness title if Saudi Arabia succeeds in its plans to construct the even larger Kingdom Tower in Jeddah -- a prospect looking more likely as work begins next week. Consultants Advanced Construction Technology Services have recently announced testing materials to build the 3,280-feet (1 kilometer) skyscraper (the Burj Khalifa, by comparison, stands at a meeker 2,716 feet, or 827 meters).

  • Pau Gasol says farewell to Lakers, maybe for good

    Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Pau Gasol felt nostalgic in what he admitted might have been his last day with the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday. He's also excited about his impending free agency and is open to a reunion with former Lakers coach Phil Jackson, who now runs the New York Knicks' front office, according to Yahoo Sports. "I'm happy for him and the position that he got," Gasol said. "I'm always going to be a big fan and a friend. I would listen." Gasol completed his seventh season with the Lakers averaging 17.4 points and 9.7 rebounds in 60 games. He won two titles with the Lakers under Jackson, but the latter part of his tenure in L.A. has been clouded by constant trade speculation, including a near-deal to the Houston Rockets. He also didn't fit with coach Mike D'Antoni's offense and had two straight disappointing seasons, Yahoo Sports reports.

  • Teenagers who trade high-end sneakers

    Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    With sneakers slung around their shoulders and pockets full of cash, young boys huddle in hotel ballrooms and high school gyms, shouting and bartering as if they belong on a trading room floor, according to The New York Times. In a flurry of transactions, John, who is only 13 years old, bought, sold or exchanged 20 pairs of designer basketball sneakers and walked away with seven, four more pairs than he started with. His collection’s retail value climbed to $1,155 from $340. Teenagers who have grown up with eBay and the Internet have learned the art of trading up, sometimes earning a profit in the process, The Times reports.

  • Galveston medical examiner identifies Edmond runner who died at ‘Run Like a Diva‘ half marathon

    Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    GALVESTON — KHOU reports a woman died Sunday after collapsing at the finish line of the Run Like a Diva half marathon in downtown Galveston, medical personnel and race organizers said. The Galveston County Medical Examiner identified the victim as 27-year-old Kaytie Joiner, of Edmond, Oklahoma. Her cause of death is still pending.

  • After nearly 20 years, Alfa Romeo returns to America

    Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Following a nearly 20 year absence Alfa Romeo is returning to the United States market with the 4C, an exotic-looking two-seat sports car that made its American debut at the New York Auto Show, says CNN Money. Alfa's return has been seriously discussed ever since the brand's parent company, Fiat, rescued Chrysler from bankruptcy in 2009. Strictly speaking, Alfa did make a minor U.S.-market re-entry with the pricey Alfa Romeo 8C in 2008. Only about 100 of those cars, with prices starting around $260,000, were ever sold in North America.

  • Naya Rivera raged to 'Glee' producers: Lea Michele's out of control

    Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Naya Rivera and Lea Michele were at the center of a near mutiny on the set of "Glee" that ended with one of them storming out in anger -- but who left ... depends on who you ask. Sources close to Naya tell TMZ most of the cast and crew were annoyed on Tuesday by Lea's diva antics -- like making everyone else wait to shoot a scene ... while she stepped away to deal with personal matters. We're told tensions finally got so bad Naya "had the stones" to go to producers and let them know -- on behalf of everyone -- that Lea was pissing off people.

  • VIDEO: Kids try to figure out Walkman cassette players

    Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Remember popping in a tape cassette of your favorite band into a portable Walkman player? It wasn't that long ago that we all thought a Walkman and a pair of headphones were the ultimate way to listen to music, says c/net. In this "Kids React to Walkmans" video by new-media production duo Benny and Rafi Fine, kids and teens attempt to figure out the portable cassette player known as the Walkman. In the video, kids and teens alike poke and prod the Walkman, without a clue as to how the portable player actually plays music.

  • Man who plunged from Denver balcony ate 6 times recommended amount of pot cookie

    Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    A college student who jumped to his death from a Denver hotel balcony last month ate six times the recommended amount of a marijuana cookie before his death, the Denver Post reports. Levy Thamba, a 19-year-old student at Northwest College in Powell, Wyo., died last month at a Holiday Inn in northeast Denver while visiting with three friends. An investigative report by Denver police into Thamba's death released this week details events leading up to the young man's death.

  • Chelsea Manning named Honorary Marshal in San Francisco's Gay Pride Parade

    Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Arrested in May, 2010 and convicted in August 2013, Manning is currently confined at the military correctional facility at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas, says SF Pride. Widely hailed as both a hero and a traitor, the 2013 SF Pride Board’s decision to revoke her status as Grand Marshal fueled an international controversy and created intense strife within the local LGBT and progressive communities. In January, in the spirit of community healing, and at the behest of SF Pride’s membership, in January, the newly elected SF Pride Board of Directors reinstated Manning’s status as an honorary Grand Marshal for the 2014 Celebration and Parade.

  • 'Scandal' serves up explosive season finale!

    Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Yes, there was a bomb, says USA Today. We knew that going into Thursday's season finale of Scandal. But did it explode? Did it go off? Or as Olivia Pope (Kerry Washignton) might say through clenched teeth: "Did ... It... Go...Off??!!" "Mr. President, We have a situation!" said Jake Rosen (Scott Foley), bursting into President Fitzgerald Grant's meeting. And moments later, they all watched as a bomb went off at a church. Fitz (Tony Goldwyn), of course, wasn't there, but his opponent, Sally Langston (Kate Burton), was.

  • South Korea ferry disaster: Rescued vice-principal found hanging from tree

    Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Jindo, South Korea (CNN) -- The high school vice principal who was rescued from the sunken South Korean ferry was found hanging from a tree, police said Friday.

  • Former OU coach Sunny Golloway goes off at Auburn

    Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Former OU baseball coach Sunny Golloway is at a crossroads at Auburn as the Tigers have lost 10 of their last 14 games and Golloway is fresh off of suspending four upperclassmen. In a story by al.com, Golloway criticized his players, assistants and himself in a 13-minute interview Thursday. "You can print this," Golloway said. "Is the program going to change Golloway or is Golloway going to change the program? That's really where I'm at right now. That's the crossroads I'm at."