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Obama, Clinton to give interview

NEW YORK (AP) -- The White House says President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will give their first joint interview to the television news show "60 Minutes," and it will air Sunday.

Clinton is soon to leave her post as secretary of state, and already she is being mentioned as a possible presidential candidate for 2016.

Obama and Clinton competed for the Democratic nomination for president in 2008, and their relationship has been watched closely ever since.

It's not clear what questions the two will face in their joint interview.

McLean speeds, pays levy

ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) -- "American Pie" singer Don McLean has been fined $400 for driving his Chrysler too fast through a Maine school zone.

McLean's lawyer says he was driving 43 mph in an area that has a limit of 15 mph when school zone warning lights are flashing and 45 mph when they're not.

He argued that the lights were off, but police said in Rockland District Court on Thursday that they were on.

A judge lowered the fine from $515 to $400, and McLean immediately paid up.

McLean lives in nearby Camden, along Maine's coast.

He burst into popularity in 1971 with his hit "American Pie," about the deaths of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper in a plane crash on Feb. 3, 1959 -- The Day the Music Died.

Turner almost a Swiss citizen

GENEVA (AP) -- Tina Turner is on her way to becoming a Swiss citizen.

The American rock diva has lived in the Zurich suburb of Kuesnacht since the mid-1990s. The local Zuerichsee-Zeitung newspaper said on its website the local council announced its decision to grant the 73-year-old Turner citizenship in an official notice published in Friday's edition.

The decision still requires formal approval from cantonal (state) and federal authorities.

Revenge time for Matt Damon

NEW YORK (AP) -- Matt Damon has his revenge.

The actor, who's been the butt of a long-running joke on Jimmy Kimmel's ABC talk show, took over the program Thursday night and left a bound and gagged Kimmel to watch a succession of stars stop by.

For years, Kimmel has joked at the end of his show that he ran out of time and was unable to bring Damon on as a guest.

In a show-long joke Thursday, Damon played a kidnapper who tied up Kimmel and hosted himself.

Guests included Nicole Kidman, Amy Adams, Reese Witherspoon, Sheryl Crow and, in the cruelest cut of all, Kimmel's ex-girlfriend Sarah Silverman.

Rachel Nichols jumps to CNN

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- ESPN reporter Rachel Nichols is leaving to work for CNN and Turner Sports.

The companies announced Thursday that Nichols will anchor a new weekend CNN sports program beginning later this year, and will report on a wide range of sports.

Nichols' hiring comes as new CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker puts his stamp on the struggling U.S. news channel, which he's promised to make more "vibrant and exciting."

Nichols will be an important part of expanding CNN's programming, the former NBC Universal chief said Thursday.

Nichols, who worked at ESPN for nine years, said she "couldn't be more excited" about working for CNN and Turner Sports. Both are divisions of Turner Broadcasting System Inc.

     

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