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PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Oprah settles lawsuit with headmistress at school

Oprah settles lawsuit with headmistress at school

PHILADELPHIA — Oprah Winfrey has settled a defamation lawsuit filed by a headmistress she had accused of performing poorly at her South African girls school, where some students claimed they were abused, lawyers said Tuesday.

The lawsuit by former headmistress Nomvuyo Mzamane claimed Winfrey defamed her in remarks made in the wake of the 2007 sex-abuse scandal at the school. Mzamane said she had trouble finding a job after Winfrey stated she had ‘‘lost confidence'' in her and was ‘‘cleaning house from top to bottom.''

A trial had been set to start next week in federal court in Philadelphia.

Suge Knight sought after L.A. robbery

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles police want to talk to Suge Knight after a rapper initially accused the former Death Row Records chief of robbing him before recanting the story.

Detective Jeff Briscoe said 35-year-old Jerold Ellis, who uses the name Yukmouth, reported he was talking to Knight on Monday night in a Woodland Hills supermarket parking lot about a debt that another rapper allegedly owes Knight.

Yukmouth filed a police report saying 10 other men arrived, knocked him down and took his watch, medallion and other jewelry worth $92,000. He wasn't badly hurt and declined medical treatment.

Former CEO of McGraw-Hill dies at 92

NEW YORK — The chairman emeritus and former chief executive of McGraw-Hill Cos. Inc. has died of natural causes, the company said Wednesday. He was 92.

Harold McGraw Jr. led the publishing and financial analysis company as CEO for eight years and never strayed far from his core belief that McGraw-Hill's goal was to educate and inform. McGraw-Hill publishes trade magazines and owns the Standard & Poor's credit ratings agency.

— From wire reports