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Prosecutor accuses Pistorius at end of questioning

Prosecutor accuses Oscar Pistorius at end of cross-examination in murder trial
Christopher Torchia And Gerald Imray, The Associated Press

PRETORIA, South Africa - Wrapping up five days of relentless cross-examination of Oscar Pistorius at his murder trial, the chief prosecutor insisted Tuesday that he intentionally shot his girlfriend to death after they argued and — in a final exchange — urged the Olympic athlete to take responsibility for the Valentine's Day killing.

Strahan's 'GMA' side job confirmed with his visit

Michael Strahan's side job on 'Good Morning America' confirmed as he pays the show a visit
The Associated Press

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Michael Strahan has made good on reports that he's joining "Good Morning America" by paying a visit to the ABC breakfast show on Tuesday.

The former football star and current co-host with Kelly Ripa of "Live With Kelly and Michael" got a red-carpet welcome from the "GMA" team.

Anchor Robin Roberts expressed excitement that Strahan will be there "a couple of days a week."

Then the cast presented him with an alarm clock and a huge coffee cup.

In handcuffs, Rwanda musician admits to crimes

Wearing handcuffs, Rwandan musician admits to crimes at police news conference
Edmund Kagire, The Associated Press

KIGALI, Rwanda - A day after his arrest, a prominent Rwandan singer said at a police news conference Tuesday that he has been in touch with outlawed rebel groups.

Kizito Mihigo, a genocide survivor and prominent singer and composer, said he engaged in "treasonous exchanges" over Skype and an app called Whatsapp. He added just before being whisked out of the news conference: "Let us learn to love each other."

Norway restores, donates 1927 silent film to China

Norway restores '27 silent film then donates it to Beijing, despite China's diplomatic boycott
Christopher Bodeen, The Associated Press

BEIJING, China - Norway donated a restored Chinese silent film from the 1920s to China's national film archive on Tuesday, despite a prolonged diplomatic chill between the countries over the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize.

Two representatives of the National Library of Norway presented the film to the China Film Archive and a showing was planned, according to the official China News Service. Calls to the archive rang unanswered.

Donna Tartt wins fiction Pulitzer

Donna Tartt's 'The Goldfinch' wins Pulitzer Prize for fiction
Hillel Italie, The Associated Press

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Donna Tartt's "The Goldfinch" has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

The history award was given to Alan Taylor's "The Internal Enemy," and general nonfiction Monday went to Dan Fagin's "Toms River."

Megan Marshall's "Margaret Fuller" won for biography and Vijay Seshadri's "3 Sections" received the poetry prize.

Prosecutor presses Pistorius at murder trial

Oscar Pistorius comes under intense pressure from prosecutor at murder trial
Gerald Imray And Christopher Torchia, The Associated Press

PRETORIA, South Africa - The chief prosecutor in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial on Monday alleged numerous inconsistencies in the athlete's account of how he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year, seeking to show that the athlete is lying when he says he shot her by mistake.

Chief prosecutor Gerrie Nel also accused Pistorius of tailoring his testimony to fit the evidence at the scene. Pistorius denied the accusations.

Prosecutor presses Pistorius at murder trial

Oscar Pistorius comes under intense pressure from prosecutor at murder trial
Gerald Imray And Christopher Torchia, The Associated Press

PRETORIA, South Africa - The chief prosecutor in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial on Monday alleged numerous inconsistencies in the athlete's account of how he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year, seeking to show that the athlete is lying when he says he shot her by mistake.

Chief prosecutor Gerrie Nel also accused Pistorius of tailoring his testimony to fit the evidence at the scene. Pistorius denied the accusations.

Flavor Flav taking plea deal in Vegas battery case

Rapper Flavor Flav taking plea in Las Vegas domestic violence case
Ken Ritter, The Associated Press

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Entertainer Flavor Flav is poised to take a plea deal that would avoid trial in a Las Vegas domestic violence case.

A prosecutor and defence attorneys say the 55-year-old former rapper and reality TV star, whose real name is William Jonathan Drayton Jr., is scheduled to enter a plea Monday. Neither side provided details of the deal.

He was accused of chasing and threatening his longtime girlfriend's 17-year-old son with a butcher knife during an October 2012 argument.

'X-Men' clip teased at MTV Movie Awards

Efron shirtless, 'X-Men' teased at MTV Movie Awards
Jessica Herndon, The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Ellen Page, one of the stars of the upcoming "X-Men: Days of Future Past," introduced a clip from the film that sees the X-Men joining forces with their younger selves at Sunday night's MTV Movie Awards.

In the clip, some X-Men attempt to battle ruthless metal monsters using their special abilities. It's the first appearance for some of the mutants — Blink, Sunspot, Warpath and Bishop.

Mike Conway wins wild IndyCar race at Long Beach

Mike Conway gets the win at Long Beach after Hunter-Reay triggers 7-car accident
Jenna Fryer, The Associated Press

LONG BEACH, Calif. - Tempers flared all around the streets of Long Beach, where drivers declared friendships over after a surprisingly physical race.

Simon Pagenaud refused to accept a post-race apology from Will Power, and Justin Wilson was furious with Scott Dixon. Canada's James Hinchcliffe tried to be diplomatic but failed to hide his displeasure with teammate Ryan Hunter-Reay.

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