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  1. 2 of B.B. King's Daughters Allege Aides Poisoned Him

    May 25, 2015 6:28 PM EDT Two B.B. King heirs who've been most outspoken about the blues legend's care in his final days are accusing King's two closest aides of poisoning him. Las Vegas police homicide detectives are investigating, Lt. Ray Steiber said Mond ...

  2. Brandon Flowers Blooms on U.K. Albums Chart With 'The Desired Effect'

    May 25, 2015 3:54 AM EDT Brandon Flowers made it two No. 1s from two solo albums in the U.K. last night (May 24), as The Desired Effect  (EMI) entered at the top, 5,000 combined chart sales ahead of Paul Weller’s Saturns Pattern  (Parlophone/Warner Music). OMI’s Felix Jae ...

  3. Famed Detroit Jazz Trumpeter Marcus Belgrave Dies at 78

    May 24, 2015 2:24 PM EDT Marcus Belgrave, a jazz master whose resume ranged from Ray Charles and Motown to Aretha Franklin and Joe Cocker , and who helped educate generations of younger jazz lions, passed away on Thursday at the age of 78. A Chester, Pa., native who settl ...

  4. Mysteryland USA: Several DWI and Drug Arrests Made, New York State Police Say

    May 24, 2015 12:02 PM EDT New York State Police are continuing to keep a close eye on an outdoor electronic music festival. They've now made several driving while intoxicated as well as drug arrests. Mysteryland USA Unveils Full 2015 Lineup Featuring Diplo, Empire of ...

  5. Former 'X Factor' Contestant Sues Claiming Audition Was 'Altered'

    May 23, 2015 12:14 PM EDT Rejection hurts, especially when it's televised to an audience of millions. But a former contestant on the singing competition show The X Factor claims in a new lawsuit her failed audition particularly stung because she didn't deserve it ...

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