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Entertainment

Monsters’ beats zombies, Superman at box office

“Monsters University” (AP Photo/Disney-Pixar) by Sandy Cohen LOS ANGELES (AP) — Turns out zombies and Superman are no match for monsters. Disney’s “Monsters University” is the weekend box-office winner, according to studio estimates released Sunday. The animated family film, which reunites stars Billy Crystal and John Goodman and their characters from the 2001 hit “Monsters, Inc.,” debuted in first place with $82 million, beating out swarming zombies in “World War Z” and Superman himself in “Man of Steel.” “The diversity of this weekend is part of what makes this business so great,” said Dave Hollis, Disney’s head of distribution. “It’s a really extraordinary weekend for the industry.”

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Business

Tuning in: Twitter launches music app

NEW TWITTER APP–This image taken from an iPhone shows the new Twitter music app. (AP Photo/Twitter) by Ryan Nakashima LOS ANGELES (AP) — Twitter has launched a service that lets people find music they like and tweet songs from iTunes, Spotify and Rdio.

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National

Is it 'terrorism'? Anatomy of a very murky word

INCONCEIVABLE HORROR- In this Sept. 11, 2001 file photo, two women embrace each other as they watch the World Trade Center burn following a terrorist attack on the twin skyscrapers in New York. (AP Photo/Ernesto Mora) by Jessie Washington AP National Writer The word is almost a cold comfort in post-9/11 America — a way to describe the inconceivable, to somehow explain the twisted urge to commit mass murder. So when the bombs exploded in Boston, the word quickly became inescapable: “terrorism.”

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Generation Y

Son of Magic Johnson talks about being gay

FAMILY AFFAIR–This April 11, 2012 photo shows Magic Johnson, right, his wife Cookie and son E.J. arriving for the opening night performance of the Broadway play “Magic/Bird” in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File) by Beth Harris LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 20-year-old son of basketball great Magic Johnson is surprised by the public interest in his being gay, something that he revealed to his supportive family several years ago.

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Entertainment

Rick Ross apologizes for pro-rape lyrics

APOLOGIZES–This Sept. 29, 2012 file photo shows Rick Ross performing at the BET Hip-Hop Honors at Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center in Atlanta. (Photo by John Amis/Invision/AP, file) NEW YORK (AP) — A day after Reebok ended its relationship with Rick Ross, the rapper acknowledged that his lyrics on Rocko’s song “U.O.E.N.O.” were “offensive.”

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Entertainment

Wesley Snipes leaves Pa. prison after tax sentence

FREE MAN-In this Sept. 9, 2009 photo, Wesley Snipes poses during the photo call for the film “Brooklyn’s Finest” at the 66th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File) LEWIS RUN, Pa. (AP) — Wesley Snipes has been released from a federal prison in Pennsylvania.

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People

Singer Dionne Warwick files for bankruptcy in NJ

FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY–This Nov. 3, 2012 photo shows singer Dionne Warwick after receiving the lifetime acheivement award at the 2012 MOBO Awards in Liverpool. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File) NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Singer Dionne Warwick claims in a recent bankruptcy filing that she owes nearly $10 million in back taxes and her monthly expenses exceed $20,000.