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Colorado Supreme Court Bans Trump from the State’s Ballot Under Constitution’s Insurrection Clause

The Colorado Supreme Court on Tuesday declared former President Donald Trump ineligible for the White House under the U.S. Constitution’s insurrection clause and removed him from the state’s presidential primary ballot, setting up a likely showdown in the nation’s highest court to decide whether the front-runner for the GOP nomination can remain in the race. […]

Benjamin Zephaniah, British Poet, Political Activist and ‘Peaky Blinders’ Actor, Dies at 65

Benjamin Zephaniah, a British poet and political activist who drew huge inspiration from his Caribbean roots, has died. He was 65. Zephaniah died Thursday after being diagnosed with a brain tumor eight weeks ago, his family announced in a statement on Instagram. “We shared him with the world and we know many will be shocked […]

Kennedy Center Honors Fetes New Inductees Queen Latifah, Billy Crystal and Dionne Warwick

The newest group of Kennedy Center honorees, including comedian Billy Crystal and actor Queen Latifah, were feted Sunday night at a star-studded event commemorating their lifetime achievement in arts and entertainment. Opera singer Renée Fleming, music star Barry Gibb and prolific hitmaker Dionne Warwick were also honored at the black-tie gala. Each received personalized tributes, […]

Appeals Court Affirms Actor Jussie Smollett’s Convictions and Jail Sentence

An appeals court upheld the disorderly conduct convictions Friday of actor Jussie Smollett, who was accused of staging a racist, homophobic attack against himself in 2019 and lying about it to Chicago police. Smollett, who appeared in the TV show Empire, challenged the role of a special prosecutor, jury selection, evidence and many other aspects […]

Sandra Day O’Connor, First Woman on Supreme Court, Dies at 93

Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, an unwavering voice of moderate conservatism and the first woman to serve on the nation’s highest court, died Friday. She was 93. O’Connor died in Phoenix, of complications related to advanced dementia and a respiratory illness, the Supreme Court said in a news release. Chief Justice John Roberts […]

Judge Extends Pause on John Oates’ Sale of Stake in Business With Daryl Hall as Arbitration Proceeds

A judge sided with Daryl Hall on Thursday in his request to keep John Oates temporarily blocked from selling his potentially lucrative share of the Hall & Oates duo’s joint venture without his longtime partner’s permission. Chancellor Russell Perkins in Nashville extended his pause on the sale of Oates’ share of Whole Oats Enterprises LLP to Primary […]

Henry Kissinger, Secretary of State Under Presidents Nixon and Ford, Dies at 100

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, the diplomat with the thick glasses and gravelly voice who dominated foreign policy as the United States extricated itself from Vietnam and broke down barriers with China, died Wednesday, his consulting firm said. He was 100. With his gruff yet commanding presence and behind-the-scenes manipulation of power, Kissinger exerted […]

Daryl Hall Is Suing John Oates Over Plan to Sell Stake in Joint Venture

Daryl Hall has sued his longtime music partner John Oates, arguing that his plan to sell off his share of a joint venture would violate the terms of a business agreement the Hall & Oates duo had forged. The move quickly prompted a judge to temporarily block the sale while legal proceedings and a previously […]

South African Olympic Runner Oscar Pistorius Granted Parole, Will Be Released From Prison on Jan. 5

Double-amputee Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius was granted parole on Friday, more than a decade after shooting his girlfriend through a toilet door at his home in South Africa in a killing that jolted the world. He will be released from prison on Jan. 5, but will be constantly monitored by parole officials for five years […]

Israel and Hamas Agree on Truce to Free Hostages in Swap

Israel and Hamas agreed to a four-day cease-fire in the war in Gaza — a breakthrough that will facilitate the release of dozens of hostages held by militants as well as Palestinians imprisoned by Israel, and bring a large influx of aid to the besieged territory, officials said Wednesday. The truce raised hopes of eventually winding down […]

Shakira Settles Spanish Tax Fraud Case

After having maintained her innocence for nearly five years, pop star Shakira struck a last-minute deal on the opening day of her tax fraud trial in Barcelona to avoid the risk of going to prison. Shakira told the presiding magistrate, José Manuel del Amo, on Monday that she accepted the agreement reached with prosecutors. She […]

Rosalynn Carter, Outspoken Former First Lady, Dies at 96

Former first lady Rosalynn Carter, the closest adviser to Jimmy Carter during his one term as U.S. president and their four decades thereafter as global humanitarians, has died at the age of 96. The Carter Center said she died Sunday after living with dementia and suffering many months of declining health. The statement announcing her […]