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Boston Marathon survivor upset at 'Meet the Press'

Marathon bombing survivor upset at 'Meet the Press,' a miscommunication, NBC says
The Associated Press

BOSTON - A Boston Marathon bombing survivor says in a tweet that she left a Boston television studio in tears before a taping of NBC's "Meet the Press."

Dancer Adrianne Haslet-Davis lost her left foot in the bombing and said Friday she asked the national news program not to mention the suspect's name but the show used it.

Belafonte keeping King documents in settlement

Harry Belafonte keeping MLK documents after settlement with King heirs
Jesse J. Holland, The Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Singer and activist Harry Belafonte will get to keep three of Martin Luther King's documents that the King estate had blocked him from selling.

Lawyers announced a confidential settlement Friday between Belafonte and the estate letting Belafonte retain possession of the documents. No other terms were announced, and the lawyers refused to comment further.

"The parties express their appreciation to one another for the good faith efforts that led to this resolution," the lawyers said in a joint statement.

Review: Mizzou didn't follow federal assault rules

Review: U of Missouri failed to follow Title IX in suicide of swimmer who alleged sex assault
Alan Scher Zagier, The Associated Press

ROLLA, Mo. - An independent report released Friday says the University of Missouri failed to follow parts of the federal law that governs sexual harassment on campus when handling the case of a former swimmer's suicide.

Prosecutor challenges Pistorius' story of killing

At murder trial, prosecutor challenges Oscar Pistorius' story of how he killed his girlfriend
Gerald Imray And Christopher Torchia, The Associated Press

PRETORIA, South Africa - What exactly was Oscar Pistorius doing in the moments before he fatally shot his girlfriend in his home?

Was he, as the double-amputee Olympian testified Friday, hobbling fearfully on his stumps with his pistol down a passageway from his bedroom toward the bathroom after hearing a possible intruder there? Or, as the chief prosecutor contended, was he instead angrily pursuing his girlfriend in the midst of an argument?

Obama announces Sebelius resignation, successor

Obama announces resignation of Sebelius, a lightning rod for health care law critics
Julie Pace And Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, The Associated Press

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama nominated his budget chief, calling her "a proven manager," to replace outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius as the top official to oversee his much maligned health care overhaul.

Sebelius' resignation on Friday sent a clear signal that the White House is seeking to turn the page on a difficult stretch for a law that remains unpopular with much of the American public.

Ukraine PM: Regions should have more powers

Ukraine's premier says regions should have more power, but no specific proposals
Peter Leonard, The Associated Press

DONETSK, Ukraine - Ukraine's prime minister went on a charm offensive Friday as he visited the country's southeast, pledging to give regions more powers and to defend the rights of Russian speakers.

Syria death toll from rebel infighting rises to 68

Activists say death toll from latest rebel infighting in eastern Syria has risen to 68
Bassem Mroue, The Associated Press

BEIRUT - The death toll from infighting between rival Islamic rebel groups in an eastern Syrian town has risen 68 killed, with some shot after being captured alive, activists said Friday.

'King Charles III' puts British monarchy onstage

Off with their heads? A future monarch stirs up the London stage in 'King Charles III'
Jill Lawless, The Associated Press

LONDON - A new play about Britain's future king is getting rave reviews. Once it would have been theatrical treason.

"King Charles III" imagines the current heir, Prince Charles, taking the throne, with catastrophic results.

Just a few decades ago, depictions of living British monarchs were banned from the country's stages. Even in 2014, Mike Bartlett's drama is drawing strong reactions.

Belafonte keeping King documents in settlement

Harry Belafonte keeping King documents after settlement with civil rights leader's heirs
Jesse J. Holland, The Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Singer and activist Harry Belafonte will get to keep three of Martin Luther King's documents that the King estate had blocked him from selling.

Lawyers announced a confidential settlement Friday between Belafonte and the estate letting Belafonte retain possession of the documents. No other terms were announced.

Belafonte sued the civil rights leader's estate in October after being blocked from auctioning the documents. Sotheby's Inc. has held them since 2008 pending resolution of the dispute.

Sue Townsend, creator of Adrian Mole, dies at 68

Comic writer Sue Townsend, creator of teenage diarist Adrian Mole, dies at 68
Jill Lawless, The Associated Press

LONDON - British comic author Sue Townsend, who created angst-ridden teenage diarist Adrian Mole and sent Queen Elizabeth II into exile on a public housing estate, has died after suffering a stroke. She was 68.

Her publisher, Penguin Books said Friday that Townsend died in Leicester, central England, a day earlier.

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