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Stunning retreat a result of UK government's indication it wouldn't approve deal

LONDON (AP) -- In a stunning retreat, Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. dropped its bid Wednesday to take full control of British Sky Broadcasting during what the prime minister called a political and media "firestorm" over phone hacking at one of the media baron's U.K. newspapers.



Her collection has included some of the world's most expensive stones

NEW YORK (AP) -- Elizabeth Taylor's prized collection of jewelry, art, designer clothing and other memorabilia will go on an international three-month tour before it is sold in New York in December, Christie's auction house announced Wednesday.



A Somewhat Secret Place, Grand Opening July 7

This groundbreaking art-show about and by the disabled is planned to open July 7th in Portland Oregon but funding is still short for the compete program. Enough pledges must be gathered before June 20th.Those who pledge will get tickets to special events and be proudly posted on the donors list



Computer-generated image shows late princess walking with Kate Middleton

NEW YORK (AP) -- The latest Newsweek cover contains a ghostly sight: a computer-generated image of a stylish Princess Diana walking with Kate Middleton.



The annual North Portland event features music, food, and a parade

The 2011 Good in the Hood celebration is Saturday, June 26 and Sunday, June 27.



Markus contended that Banton deserved a lower sentence because of his limited participation in the drug buy, his charitable work in Jamaica and his otherwise clean record

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- A federal judge sentenced Grammy-winning reggae singer Buju Banton to 10 years in prison Thursday, the lowest sentence legally allowed for his role in a large cocaine trafficking deal in 2009.



TOKYO (AP) -- A Japanese music foundation has sold a renowned Stradivarius violin for $16 million at a London auction to raise money for tsunami disaster relief.



The iconic leather jacket is expected to fetch more than $200,000

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- The jacket Michael Jackson wore in his "Thriller" video is hitting the auction block.
Auction administrator Darren Julien says the red and black leather jacket is "the most recognized and significant piece of pop culture" to come up for sale, and he expects it to fetch at least $200,000 at the Music Icons auction on June 25 and 26 at Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills.



Comic company will begin digital sales of all superhero titles

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- DC Comics is going back to the starting point in September, renumbering its entire lineup of DC Universe titles with No. 1 and retooling nearly all of its major characters, including Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman.
At the same time, they will be introducing the first Black character to take on the Batman mantle – Batwing (pictured). This September, DC will release the "Batman of Africa" as Batwing #1, which will be written by Judd Winick and illustrated by Ben Oliver.



Dead at 62 after a life of struggle and creative power

Long before Public Enemy urged the need to "Fight the Power" or N.W.A. offered a crude rebuke of the police, Gil-Scott Heron was articulating the rage and the disillusionment of the black masses through song and spoken word.  


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