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NEW YORK (AP) — Two performers who say their songs have been used in Baauer's No. 1 hit "Harlem Shake" are seeking compensation because their vocals have been used without permission. The New York Times reports that songs from Hector Delgado and Jayson Musson are used in "Harlem Shake," which has become a viral hit thanks to YouTube videos of people dancing to the song.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Additional charges have been filed against a Coon Rapids man accused of videotaping and taking photos of boys at a Twin Cities YMCA. Fifty-three-year-old Robert Minor is also accused of using the same hidden camera to record children using the bathroom at the University of Minnesota's Mariucci Arena. The St. Paul Pioneer Press says Minor is charged in Hennepin County with felony interference of privacy.
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota couple has approached the end of a three-year, 11,700-mile kayak odyssey. Dave and Amy Freeman started a journey in 2010 that has taken them up the Pacific Coast, across Canada and the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Coast, and down to Florida. They plan to reach Key West around April 6, the Duluth News Tribune reported Monday.
NEW YORK (AP) — From a starting field of nearly 1,500 aspiring opera singers across the country, it came down to 10 — three sopranos, one tenor and six deep male voices — on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House. The contestants, all in their 20s, got to perform two arias with full orchestra Sunday afternoon, and when it was over, a panel of judges named six of them winners of the 60th annual National Council Auditions.
Batman's transformative years are getting a few new twists. DC Entertainment is going back into Bruce Wayne's past to see how he began his transformation from wealthy socialite to the scourge of Gotham's criminal underworld. Key elements of the character's history are staying the same — the murder of Wayne's parents, for example — says Scott Snyder, the writer of "Batman" since its relaunch debuted in 2011.
ST. CLOUD (AP) — A bus manufacturer is asking for financial support from Stearns County taxpayers to help pay for a nearly $5 million expansion at its St. Cloud plant. New Flyer says the expansion, including $3 million in new machinery and equipment, will generate 136 new jobs. New Flyer is asking Stearns County for a $250,000 interest-free loan. Commissioners are expected to consider that request Tuesday.
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Scientists suspect invasive species may be to blame in the deaths of hundreds of loons on Lake Michigan. Last fall nearly 900 loons and probably more died while migrating south across Lake Michigan. Loons will begin their migration back north from the Atlantic and Gulf coasts in less than a month.
WASHINGTON (AP) —It’s the weekend to spring ahead for daylight saving time. Most Americans will get an hour less sleep but will gain an hour more of evening sunlight in the coming months. Officially, the change starts Sunday at 2 a.m., though most people are likely to reset their clocks before going to bed Saturday night. It’s also a good time to put new batteries in warning devices such as smoke detectors and hazard warning radios.
WHITEFISH, Mont. (AP) — A northwestern Montana man shot and killed the host of the Sportsman Channel show "A Rifleman's Journal" while the TV personality was visiting the shooter's wife, police said Friday. Wayne Bengston, 41, then beat his wife, took his 2-year-old son to a relative's house and drove to his home about 25 miles away in West Glacier, where he apparently killed himself, Whitefish police said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kelly Osbourne says she had a seizure and doctors are trying to figure out why. The 28-year-old TV personality posted a photo on Twitter late Thursday of an IV in her tattooed left arm. She thanked her fans for their "beautiful well wishes." Osbourne was hospitalized Thursday after collapsing on the set of E! network's "Fashion Police," where she serves as a panelist alongside Joan Rivers, Giuliana Rancic and George Kotsiopoulos.