Writer Harper Lee buried in her Alabama hometown
MONROEVILLE, Ala. — The author of the American classic "To Kill a Mockingbird" was laid to rest Saturday in a private ceremony attended only by family and the closest of friends, a reflection of how she had lived.
Harper Lee, who died Friday at age 89, was eulogized at a church in the small Alabama town of Monroeville, which the author used as a model for the fictional town of Maycomb, the setting of her Pulitzer Prizewinning novel.
A few dozen people were at the ceremony at First United Methodist Church, where a longtime friend, history professor Wayne Flynt, eulogized Lee.
Afterward, her casket was taken to an adjacent cemetery where her parents, A.C. Lee and Frances Finch Lee, and sister, Alice Lee, are buried.— AP
Cosby's wife wants deposition delayed
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Lawyers representing Bill Cosby's wife have filed an emergency motion to postpone her deposition while she appeals a magistrate judge's order.
The motion filed late Saturday says Camille Cosby's deposition scheduled for today should be delayed because she "has had no involvement with the facts or allegations underlying this case."
Camille Cosby, 71, is slated to answer questions under oath in a defamation lawsuit brought against her husband by seven women who say he sexually assaulted them decades ago.
A federal judge ruled Friday that Camille Cosby's deposition must proceed today.— AP
Lock of John Lennon's hair goes for $35,000 at auction
DALLAS — A lock of John Lennon's hair that was snipped as he prepared for a film role has sold for $35,000.
Dallas-based Heritage Auctions said Saturday that the 4-inch lock of hair was purchased by Paul Fraser, a United Kingdom-based memorabilia collector.
A German hairdresser kept a tuft of Lennon's hair after giving him a trim before the Beatles icon started filming "How I Won the War," a dark comedy released in 1967. The movie follows the World War II misadventures of British troops led by an inept commander.— AP