New Jersey school cancels Common as commencement speaker

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 18, 2015, file photo, singer and actor Lonnie Rashid Lynn, better known by his stage name Common, speaks at Starbucks Coffee Company's annual shareholders meeting in Seattle. New Jersey’s Kean University has canceled hip-hop artist Common as commencement speaker after police voiced concerns over a song about a convicted cop killer who fled to Cuba. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)UNION, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Kean University has cancelled hip-hop artist Common as commencement speaker after police voiced concerns over a song about a woman convicted of killing a police officer who fled to Cuba.



Lucy Lawless is bewitching as a newcomer to WGN's 'Salem'

In this image released by WGN America, Lucy Lawless portrays Countess Marburg, left, and Janet Montgomery portrays Mary Sibley, in WGN America’s breakout hit series "Salem," premiering Sunday, April 5 at 10:00 p.m. ET. (AP Photo/WGN America, William Lothridge)NEW YORK (AP) — As if there weren't enough upheaval in 17th-Century Salem, Massachusetts, this haunted village is about to welcome Lucy Lawless.



Obama signs order creating new cyber sanctions program

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday created the first sanctions program that would allow the U.S. to penalize individuals and entities overseas who engage in malicious cyberattacks and cyber spying.
Surveys show China manufacturing weak in March

BEIJING (AP) — China's manufacturing was lackluster in March and industrial employers shed more jobs, two surveys showed Wednesday, adding to pressure on Beijing to shore up weakening growth in the world's second-largest economy.
'Furious 7' film shows off sharp new Imax laser technology

This photo provided by Universal Pictures shows Paul Walker as Brian in a scene from "Furious 7." When the high-speed action sequel “Furious 7” debuts this weekend, audiences at Hollywood’s famous TCL Chinese Theatre will see every tire skid and fist fight in Imax’s brand-new laser format. (AP Photo/Universal Pictures)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Deeper blacks, brighter whites, even bigger screens and better sound. When the high-speed action sequel "Furious 7" debuts this weekend, audiences at Hollywood's famous TCL Chinese Theatre will see every tire skid and fistfight in Imax's brand-new laser format.





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