Pulitzer winner author Terkel dies at age 96
CHICAGO - Studs Terkel, the ageless master of listening and speaking, a broadcaster, activist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author whose best-selling oral histories celebrated the common people he liked to call the 'non-celebrated,' died Friday. He was 96.
Dan Terkell said his father died at home, and described his death as 'peaceful, no agony. This is what he wanted.'
'My dad led a long, full, eventful, sometimes tempestuous, but very satisfying life,' Terkell, who spells his name with an extra letter, said in a statement issued through his father's colleague and close friend Thom Clark.
Paparazzo's suit against Keanu Reeves goes to jury
LOS ANGELES - A Los Angeles jury on Friday began deliberating a paparazzo's claim that actor Keanu Reeves knocked him down with his Porsche and permanently injured his wrist.
Attorneys for both sides issued their closing arguments before the jury deliberated about five minutes and left for the weekend. Jurors will resume work Monday.
The attorney for Alison Silva, who claims he was hit by the 'Speed' actor in March 2007 while Reeves was behind the wheel of his Porsche, asked the jury to award Silva $711,974, which includes medical bills, loss of wages and punitive damages.
Fox's cancels 'King of the Hill'
LOS ANGELES - 'King of the Hill' is over the hill at Fox, which is canceling the long-running animated comedy.
Final episodes of the half-hour series, now in its 13th year, likely will air during the 2009-10 season, Fox said Friday. The network recently ordered 13 new episodes, and animated series have a long production schedule.
'King of the Hill' chronicles the life of blue-collar family man Hank Hill of Texas and his family and friends. Hank is voiced by series co-creator and executive producer Mike Judge.