Maya Angelou, a 6 foot multi-talented ex-Arkansan, has been hired as Hollywood's first black woman movie director, November 3, 1971.  She'll write the script and music, as well as direct "Caged Bird," which is based on her best-selling 1969 autobiography.  She's been a professional singer, dancer, writer, composer, poet, lecturer, editor, and San Francisco streetcar conductorette.(AP Photo/stf)

Photos: Maya Angelou over the years

Maya Angelou, a modern Renaissance woman who survived the harshest of childhoods to become a force on stage, screen, the printed page and th…

Thai police commando stand guard outside the Army Club before Thai former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra  arrive to report to Thailand's ruling military in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, May 23, 2014. The military on Friday summoned the entire ousted government and members of the politically influential family at the heart of the country's long-running conflict, a day after it seized control of this volatile Southeast Asian nation in a non-violent coup. It was unclear why more than 100 people,  including the ousted prime minister and several members of the influential Shinawatra family, were ordered to report to the military, which said it was summoning the high-profile figures "to keep peace and order and solve the country's problems."  (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Thai coups makers hold ex-PM after coup

BANGKOK (AP) — Ousted members of Thailand’s former government turned themselves in to the country’s new military junta Friday, as soldiers f…

FILE - In this March 25, 2014, file photo, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam speaks at a luncheon in Nashville, Tenn. The Republican governor on Thursday, May 22, 2014, signed a bill into law to allow the state to electrocute inmates on death row in the event that drugs used for lethal injections become unavailable. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig, file)

Tennessee brings back the electric chair

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As the rest of the nation debates the feasibility and humanity of lethal injections against a backdrop of scarce dru…