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Outkast reunite, headline Coachella festival
Written by MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer   
Saturday, 12 April 2014 09:12
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Andre 3000, left, and Big Boi of hip hop group Outkast perform behind a screen during their headlining set on the first day of the 2014 Coachella Music and Arts Festival on Friday, April 11, 2014, in Indio, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Outkast reunited onstage after a near decadelong hiatus with a jam-packed set at the Coachella music festival, their first of many performances planned this year.

The rap duo headlined the first night of the music festival Friday in Indio, Calif., performing well-known hits such as "Hey Ya!," ''Ms. Jackson," ''The Way You Move," ''Elevators (Me & You)," and "So Fresh, So Clean."

The Grammy winners performed two dozen tracks — seen via its livestream on YouTube — as they celebrated 20 years in music since the release of their 1994 debut, "Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik."

"Hey Coachella, are y'all alive?" Andre 3000 asked the crowd at the top of their set. "Are y'all alive? Are y'all alive?"

"I really appreciate y'all coming out," he said at the end of the performance, more than 90 minutes later. "I know it's kind of weird 20 years later."

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Woman gets life in prison in stiletto heel slaying
Written by JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press   
Saturday, 12 April 2014 05:07

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston woman was sentenced to life in prison Friday for fatally stabbing her boyfriend with the 5½-inch stiletto heel of her shoe, striking him at least 25 times in the face and head.

Ana Trujillo was convicted of murder Tuesday by the same jury for killing 59-year-old Alf Stefan Andersson during an argument last June at his Houston condominium. Defense attorneys argued that Trujillo, 45, was defending herself from an attack by Andersson, who was a University of Houston professor and researcher.

Trujillo could be seen silently crying Friday when her sentence was handed down.

"I never meant to hurt him," Trujillo said before the judge made the jury's decision final. "It was never my intent. I loved him. I wanted to get away. I never wanted to kill him."

Andersson's niece, Ylva Olofsson, said the family was happy with the verdict.

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Devastating college bus crash also dashed dreams
Written by FENIT NIRAPPIL, Associated Press MARTHA MENDOZA, Associated Press   
Saturday, 12 April 2014 05:02

ORLAND, Calif. (AP) — Three months after sharing a picture-perfect Christmas engagement outside the Louvre Museum in Paris, Michael Myvett and Mattison Haywood were on another adventure, accompanying 44 teenagers on a visit to Myvett's college alma mater.

The Los Angeles couple volunteered to be chaperones on a charter bus carrying high school seniors on a 650-mile trip from Southern California to Humboldt State University. They died together when a FedEx tractor-trailer slammed into the bus, in a fiery crash that also killed five teens, another adult chaperone and the drivers of both vehicles, officials and relatives said.

That Myvett, who graduated from Humboldt State with a psychology degree in 2007 and worked with autistic children, was eager to make the trip with the fiancé to whom he had proposed on bended knee made sense to friends and co-workers.

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Engaged pair, teen athlete among dead in bus crash
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Saturday, 12 April 2014 05:04

LOS ANGELES (AP) — High school students hoping to be college students and the adults who chaperoned them were among the victims when a charter bus headed on a Northern California toward Humboldt State University. These are brief portraits of those whose identities have been established.

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Michael Myvett had spent years connecting to autistic children as a therapist, and now was playing chaperone to a different group of youth as he traveled from his Southern California home to Humboldt State, his alma mater.

He was also a proud groom-to-be, traveling with Mattison Haywood, the fiance he proposed to in Paris at Christmas.

The couple would make it neither to the school nor their wedding, dying in a fiery highway crash instead.

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Space station computer outage may force spacewalk
Written by MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer   
Saturday, 12 April 2014 05:01

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A computer outage at the International Space Station may require a spacewalk by astronauts and threatens to delay next week's launch of a commercial supply ship for NASA.

NASA said Friday night that a backup computer on the outside of the orbiting lab is not responding to commands.

The main computer, called an MDM or multiplexer-demultiplexer, is working fine, and the six-man crew is in no danger, officials said. But these computers control some robotic functions that would be needed for the upcoming supply run by SpaceX, one of two U.S. companies contracted by NASA to keep the space station well stocked. A backup computer would need to be operating for redundancy of those robotic systems.

SpaceX is supposed to launch the unmanned Dragon capsule on Monday from Cape Canaveral. It contains nearly 5,000 pounds of supplies and science experiments.

The mission is already a month late because of extra prep time needed by the California company and unrelated damage to an Air Force radar-tracking device needed for rocket launches.

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