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Last Update on January 30, 2015 08:44 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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KATY PERRY - SUPER BOWL

PHOENIX (AP) -- Katy Perry may say she's no football fan -- but she sure keeps tabs on the NFL. That was clear when she went before reporters yesterday to talk up her Super Bowl halftime appearance. She referred to the two big stories to come out during the two-week run-up to the game. She took on the controversy over allegations that the New England Patriots doctored footballs used in the AFC title game. Perry promises that nothing she does during the halftime show will be deflated. And she tapped into her inner Marshawn Lynch, the Seattle Seahawks star who won't chat up reporters. Asked about her personal life, she uttered Lynch's now-famous line: "I'm here so I don't get fined."

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.

MARSHAWN LYNCH - SPEAKS

PHOENIX (AP) -- First, reporters complained Marshawn Lynch wouldn't speak. But now that he has, few in the media like what he said about them. The Seattle Seahawks running back lit into the media yesterday -- ranting about why he doesn't talk to them. He says no matter what the media say about him, all that matters to him -- is his family.

Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch says he won't answer questions, no matter what.

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Marshawn Lynch

Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch says he's unsure why the media are so intent on getting him to talk.

SPIKE LEE - SUPER BOWL

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) -- Spike Lee is a fan of New York sports -- and not a fan of Boston teams. So you probably don't have to ask who he wants to win the Super Bowl. Lee says he was happy when the Seattle Seahawks won last year and hopes the same thing will happen this year -- especially since the opponent is the New England Patriots. Lee also says he doesn't need an NFL investigation to figure out what happened in "Deflategate." He says: "where there's smoke, there's fire." Lee also notes the Pats were busted for videotaping the New York Jets' signals during a 2007 game. Lee's comments came in Park City, Utah, where he was attending the Sundance Film Festival.

Spike Lee explains why he believes the New England Patriots are guilty in the "deflategate" scandal.

<<CUT ..016 (01/30/15)>> 00:11 "the evidence destroyed?"

Spike Lee

Spike Lee says he has been suspicious about the Patriots because they spied on opponents.

<<CUT ..017 (01/30/15)>> 00:11 "in Glendale, Arizona"

Spike Lee

Spike Lee says he's rooting for the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.

"AMERICAN IDOL" - AUDITIONS END

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- More than 200 wanna-be "America Idols" get golden tickets to Hollywood this season. The final auditions were in San Francisco on last night's episode. Among those moving on are a Malibu blonde, a 15-year-old boy learning to cope with his changing voice, and a guy whose father abandoned him in Africa. Sixteen-year-old Tyanna Jones was the last singer to get a golden ticket. She should have no trouble with the crowded conditions of Hollywood Week. Tyanna is one of 11 kids in her family, which was homeless for a time. Harry Connick Jr. says she's a special young lady. Hollywood Week begins next week on Idol.

The judges feel 16-year-old Tyanna Jones will only get better. COURTESY: Fox ((mandatory on-air credit))

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Harry Connick Jr.

Harry Connick Jr. says Tyanna Jones' audition was outstanding. COURTESY: Fox ((mandatory on-air credit))

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Excerpt of "American Idol" theme

Excerpt of "American Idol" theme. COURTESY: Fox ((mandatory on-air credit))

AMY POEHLER - HASTY PUDDING

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -- Amy Poehler jokes that when she was growing up in Massachusetts, she used to flip the bird whenever she'd pass Harvard University. So she says she was surprised when she heard she was named the Hasty Pudding Theatricals student group's Woman of the Year. She got a parade and roast yesterday. Her "Parks and Recreation" co-star Chris Pratt is getting the Man of the Year honor -- and will have his own parade and roast next week.

Comedienne Amy Poehler jokes about the prestige of the Hasty Pudding "Woman of the Year" award.

<<CUT ..020 (01/30/15)>> 00:09 "all of you (laughs)"

Amy Poehler, comedienne

Comedienne Amy Poehler jokes that she'll likely see members of Harvard's Hasty Pudding troupe again, in the future.

<<CUT ..021 (01/30/15)>> 00:17 "I've met already"

Amy Poehler, comedienne

Comedienne Amy Poehler says she does appreciate the award from Harvard's Hasty Pudding troupe. ((note length of cut))

Rewind Time

January 30, 2015 08:09 GMT

Today is Friday, Jan. 30, the 30th day of 2015. There are 335 days left in the year.

Today's Highlights in History:

On Jan. 30, 1945, during World War II, more than 500 Allied captives held at the Japanese prison camp in Cabanatuan (kah-bah-nah-TOO'-ahn) in the Philippines were liberated by U.S. Army Rangers, Alamo Scouts and Filipino guerrilla fighters. Adolf Hitler marked the 12th anniversary of his appointment as Germany's chancellor with his last public speech in which he called on Germans to keep resisting until victory.

On this date:

In 1615, Thomas Rolfe, the only child of John Rolfe and his wife, Rebecca (the former Pocahontas), was born in Jamestown in the Virginia Colony.

In 1649, England's King Charles I was executed for treason.

In 1815, the U.S. House of Representatives joined the Senate in agreeing to purchase the personal book collection of former President Thomas Jefferson to replace volumes lost when the British burned the U.S. Capitol and its congressional library during the War of 1812.

In 1882, the 32nd president of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, was born in Hyde Park, New York.

In 1911, James White, an intellectually disabled black man who'd been convicted of rape for having sex with a 14-year-old white girl when he was 16, was publicly hanged in Bell County, Kentucky.

In 1933, Adolf Hitler became chancellor of Germany. The first episode of the "Lone Ranger" radio program was broadcast on station WXYZ in Detroit.

In 1948, Indian political and spiritual leader Mohandas K. Gandhi, 78, was shot and killed in New Delhi by Nathuram Godse (neh-too-RAHM' gahd-SAY'), a Hindu extremist. (Godse and a co-conspirator were later executed.) Aviation pioneer Orville Wright, 76, died in Dayton, Ohio.

In 1962, two members of "The Flying Wallendas" high-wire act were killed when their seven-person pyramid collapsed during a performance at the State Fair Coliseum in Detroit.

In 1968, the Tet Offensive began during the Vietnam War as Communist forces launched surprise attacks against South Vietnamese provincial capitals.

In 1969, The Beatles staged an impromptu concert atop Apple headquarters in London; it was the group's last public performance.

In 1972, 13 Roman Catholic civil rights marchers were shot to death by British soldiers in Northern Ireland on what became known as "Bloody Sunday."

In 1981, an estimated 2 million New Yorkers turned out for a ticker-tape parade honoring the freed American hostages from Iran.

Ten years ago: Iraqis voted in their country's first free election in a half-century; President George W. Bush called the balloting a resounding success. The downing of a C-130 military transport plane north of Baghdad killed all 10 British servicemen on board; the militant group Ansar al-Islam claimed responsibility. In Northern Ireland, Robert McCartney, 33, was fatally stabbed in a fight at a Belfast pub by members of the Irish Republican Army. Marat Safin defeated Lleyton Hewitt 1-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 to win the Australian Open.

Five years ago: China suspended military exchange visits with the United States in protest over $6.4 billion in planned U.S. arms sales to Taiwan. (Those exchanges were reinstated in Jan. 2011.) Thousands of demonstrators from across Japan marched in central Tokyo to protest the U.S. military presence on Okinawa. Serena Williams ended Justine Henin's (EH'-nenz) hopes of a Grand Slam title in her return from retirement with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 victory in the Australian Open final.

One year ago: An appeals court in Florence, Italy, reinstated the guilty verdict against U.S. student Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend for the 2007 murder of her British roommate, Meredith Kercher. (Knox was sentenced to 28 1/2 years in prison, raising the specter of a long legal battle over her extradition from the U.S. should the conviction be upheld.) Federal prosecutors announced they would seek the death penalty against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) in the Boston Marathon bombing. Animation producer Arthur Rankin Jr. ("Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer") died in Bermuda at age 89.

Today's Birthdays: Actress Dorothy Malone is 90. Producer-director Harold Prince is 87. Actor Gene Hackman is 85. Actress Tammy Grimes is 81. Actress Vanessa Redgrave is 78. Chess grandmaster Boris Spassky is 78. Country singer Jeanne Pruett is 78. Country singer Norma Jean is 77. Former Vice President Dick Cheney is 74. Rock singer Marty Balin is 73. Rhythm-and-blues musician William King (The Commodores) is 66. Singer Phil Collins is 64. Actor Charles S. Dutton is 64. World Golf Hall of Famer Curtis Strange is 60. Actress-comedian Brett Butler is 57. Singer Jody Watley is 56. Actor-filmmaker Dexter Scott King is 54. The King of Jordan, Abdullah II, is 53. Actor Norbert Leo Butz is 48. Country singer Tammy Cochran is 43. Actor Christian Bale is 41. Rock musician Carl Broemel (My Morning Jacket) is 41. Actress-singer Lena Hall is 35. Pop-country singer-songwriter Josh Kelley is 35. Actor Wilmer Valderrama is 35. Actor Jake Thomas is 25. Actress Danielle Campbell (TV: "The Originals") is 20.

Thought for Today: "Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live." -- Dorothy Thompson, American author, journalist and radio commentator (born 1893, died this date in 1961).