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Family says lax security allowed killing of rapper Drakeo

A lack of security allowed dozens of men to ambush rapper Drakeo the Ruler, who was beaten and stabbed to death backstage at a Los Angeles music festival
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In this March 2021 photo provided by Scott Jawson, West Coast rapper Drakeo the Ruler is seen outside a recording studio in Los Angeles. Drakeo the Ruler, whose real name was Darrell Caldwell, was fatally stabbed in an altercation at a Los Angeles music festival Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021. His publicist confirmed the death to the New York Times. The 28-year-old was assaulted at the Once Upon a Time in LA concert Saturday night. (Wyatt Winfrey/Courtesy of Scott Jawson via AP)
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Mississippi mayor withholds library funds over LGBTQ books

The director of a Mississippi library system says a mayor is withholding $110,000 from his city’s library because LGBTQ books are on the shelves
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The executive director of the Madison County Library System, says Ridgeland, Miss., Mayor Gene McGee is withholding $110,000 from his city's library because LGBTQ genre books similar to these, photographed Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, in Ridgeland, are on the shelves of the city's library. The director of the county said the mayor had received citizen complaints about a handful of books that depicted members of the LGBTQ community. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
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Family clarifies no 'Picasso NFT' is set to be sold online

Pablo Picasso’s family is not selling a digital asset linked to one of his works after all
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FILE - Marina Picasso, right, granddaughter of artist Pablo Picasso, and her son Florian Picasso, left, pose for a photo during an interview with the Associated Press in Cologny near in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022. The pair told The Associated Press that they planned to sell 1,010 digital art pieces of one of his ceramic works that has never before seen publicly but a lawyer for the late artist says no sale of digital Picasso art has not been permitted and no digital Picasso artwork would be sold. (AP Photo/Boris Heger, File)
January 27

Iron Maiden Bruce Dickinson embarks on spoken word tour

Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson has worn many hats, and even “some incredibly ridiculous trousers,” as he puts it
January 27
FILE - Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden performs in Cincinatti on Aug. 15, 2019. Dickinson is about to resume his spoken-word tour in the U.S. where he speaks about his life, being a rock star and a host of other topics, including his bout with throat cancer. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
January 27

Major guilds announce film nominees, clarifying Oscar field

Hopes that a few of last year’s biggest box-office hits, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” and “No Time to Die,” might join the best-picture Oscar race were dealt a blow Thursday when several of Hollywood’s top guilds announced their film nominations
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Holocaust novel 'Maus' banned in Tennessee school district

A Tennessee school district has voted to ban a Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel about the Holocaust due to “inappropriate language” and an illustration of a nude woman
January 27
FILE - Artist and author Art Spiegelman gets some help with his lunch from Francoise Mouly, of Random House, Inc., during a signing of Spiegelman's new book "In the Shadow of No Towers" at the Book Expo America convention, Saturday, June 5, 2004, in Chicago. A Tennessee school district has voted to ban a Pulitzer Prize winning graphic novel about the Holocaust due to “inappropriate language” and an illustration of a nude woman. That's according to minutes from the McMinn County School Board meeting on Jan. 10, 2022. Board members voted to remove “Maus,” a graphic novel by Art Spiegelman. (AP Photo/Brian Kersey, File)
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Rare Tom Brady card from 1st Super Bowl year to be auctioned

One of just 20 special football cards featuring Tom Brady in the year he won his first Super Bowl is coming up for auction
January 27
In this photo provided by Saco River Auction LLC, a 2002 Topps Finest X-Fractor card showing football quarterback Tom Brady rests inside a transparent case, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022, in Gorham, Maine. Troy Thibodeau from Saco River Auction estimates the card will fetch six figures when it's auctioned on Jan. 31. (Troy Thibodeau/Saco River Auction LLC via AP)
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Jussie Smollett to be sentenced March 10 for lying to police

Jussie Smollett, who was convicted last month for lying to police about a racist, homophobic attack that authorities said he staged, will return to court for sentencing March 10
January 27
FILE - Actor Jussie Smollett, center, leaves the Leighton Criminal Courthouse with unidentified siblings, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021, in Chicago, following a verdict in his trial. Smollett, who was found guilty last month of lying to police about a hate crime that authorities said he staged, will return to court for sentencing on March 10, a judge announced on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022 (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
January 27

Bill to regulate explicit books in school libraries killed

A Virginia Senate committee has killed legislation that would have required parental consent for students to check out sexually explicit books from school libraries
January 27
Virginia State Sen. Bill DeSteph, R-Virginia Beach, right, along with Sen. John Cosgrove, R-Chesapeake, left, look at the vote tally board during the Senate session at the Capitol Thursday Jan. 27, 2022, in Richmond, Va. A Virginia Senate committee killed legislation, sponsored by DeSteph, that would have required parental consent for students to check out sexually explicit books from school libraries. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
January 27

'Pam & Tommy' recaps sex tape drama through a #MeToo lens

The new Hulu series “Pam & Tommy” tells the story of the whirlwind courtship and marriage of “Baywatch” star Pamela Anderson and Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee
January 27
This image released by Hulu shows Sebastian Stan, right, and Lily James in the series "Pam & Tommy," premiering Feb. 2. (Erin Simkin/Hulu via AP)
January 27

Auschwitz survivor and great-grandson teach TikTok about realities of Holocaust

"She's a fighter," Dov Forman said of his great-grandmother, Lily Ebert.
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Auschwitz survivor Lily Ebert and her great-grandson Dov Forman join "The View" on International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
January 27

Review: Brent Cobb’s gospel album is deserving of praise

Brent Cobb makes a spiritual lane change with his first gospel album “And Now Let's Turn to Page
January 27
This cover image released by Ol’ Buddy Records shows “And Now Let's Turn To Page...” by Brent Cobb. (Ol’ Buddy Records via AP)
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Ruhle replaces Williams on MSNBC; 'Morning Joe' expanded

Stephanie Ruhle is replacing Brian Williams on the weeknight MSNBC broadcast ‘The 11th Hour,’ and the show ‘Morning Joe’ will expand to four hours
January 27
FILE - Stephanie Ruhle attends The Hollywood Reporter's annual Most Powerful People in Media cocktail reception in New York on April 11, 2019. MSNBC announced Thursday that Ruhle will replace Brian Williams on the nightly newscast “The 11th Hour.” (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
January 27

Justin Bieber, Olivia Rodrigo lead iHeartRadio nominations

Justin Bieber had a peachy 2021, and he leads the iHeartRadio Music Award field with nine nominations
January 27
FILE - Justin Bieber attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala on Sept. 13, 2021, in New York. Bieber leads the iHeartRadio Music Award nominations. The awards show will air from Los Angeles on March 22. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
January 27
This image released by Sony Pictures Television shows contestant Amy Schneider on the set of "Jeopardy!" After 40 games, Schneider's winning streak has ended. (Casey Durkin/Sony Pictures Television via AP)
January 27

Spotify says it will grant Young's request to remove music

Spotify says it will grant veteran rocker Neil Young's request to remove his music from its streaming platform
January 27
FILE - Neil Young poses for a portrait in Santa Monica, Calif. on Sept. 9, 2019. Spotify says it will grant the veteran rocker's request to remove his music from its streaming platform. Young made the request as a protest to what he called the company's decision to allow COVID-19 misinformation to spread on its service. (Photo by Rebecca Cabage/Invision/AP, File)
January 26

Review: Strangers on a train in 'Compartment No. 6'

A train ride from Moscow to the arctic port city of Murmansk would not seem like the most likely setting for anything as warm as Finnish filmmaker Juho Kuosmanen’s “Compartment No_ 6.”
January 26
This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows Seidi Haarla in a scene from "Compartment No. 6." (Sami Kuokkanen/Sony Pictures Classics via AP)
January 26

Review: Tim Roth drops out, in paradise, in ‘Sundown’

Tim Roth plays a wealthy man on vacation with family members in Acapulco in Michel Franco's slow-burn “Sundown.”
January 26
This image released by Bleecker Street shows Tim Roth in a scene from "Sundown." (Bleecker Street via AP)
January 26

'Navalny' aims to make noise for imprisoned Russian leader

Hours after Russian authorities officially added Alexei Navalny to the country’s registry of terrorists and extremists, a new documentary about the imprisoned opposition leader premiered at the Sundance Film Festival
January 26
Alexei Navalny appears in a scene from "Navalny" an official selection of the U.S. Documentary section at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. (Sundance Institute via AP)
January 26

Lawyer: Avenatti said he'd represent porn star for a dollar

A California lawyer says Michael Avenatti jumped at the chance to represent porn star Stormy Daniels in 2018, saying he'd do it for a dollar
January 26
Michael Avenatti arrives to Federal court in Manhattan, Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, in New York. Avenatti, the once high-profile California attorney who regularly taunted then-President Donald Trump, was introduced to prospective jurors who will decide whether he cheated porn star Stormy Daniels out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
January 26

Prince Andrew renews attempt to get Giuffre suit dismissed

Prince Andrew’s lawyers have asked a U.S. court again to throw out a lawsuit accusing him of sexual abuse, citing multiple legal defenses
January 26
FILE - Britain's Prince Andrew appears at the Royal Chapel at Windsor, following the death announcement of his father Prince Philip, April 11, 2021, in England. Prince Andrew wants a jury to decide a lawsuit against him by his sexual assault accuser Virginia Giuffre, if he can't get the case dismissed altogether. The request from his lawyers Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, was inside a formal response to the lawsuit Giuffre filed against him in August in Manhattan. (Steve Parsons/Pool Photo via AP, File)
January 26

Brian Cox hopes memoir doesn't put 'full stop' on his life

Finishing a book is usually cause for celebration
January 26
FILE - Actor Brian Cox attends HBO's "Succession" season 3 premiere in New York on Oct. 12, 2021. Cox has written a memoir titled ""Putting the Rabbit in the Hat." (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
January 26

David Mugar, force behind Boston July 4th celebration, dies

The businessman and philanthropist who transformed the Boston Pops July Fourth concert and fireworks show from a small local event into a nationally televised extravaganza has died
January 26
FILE— David Mugar, founder and executive director of the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, smiles while sitting in a golf cart on June 29, 2016, along the Charles River Esplanade in Boston. Mugar, the businessman and philanthropist who transformed the Boston Pops July 4th concert and fireworks show from a small local event into a nationally televised extravaganza, died Tuesday Jan. 25, 2022 at the age of 82, according to his family. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes, File)
January 26

Review: North Mississippi Allstars fly high on ‘Set Sail’

The new album from the North Mississippi Allstars, “Set Sail,” is a 10-song set with a funk foundation
January 26
This cover image released by New West Records shows "Set Sail" by North Mississippi Allstars. (New West Records via AP)
January 26

Chanté Adams makes Broadway debut in a full-circle moment

There are two women who Chanté Adams always thanks before hitting the stage each night on Broadway: her grandmothers, together in a picture frame in her dressing room
January 26
This image released by Boneau/Bryan-Brown shows Joshua Boone, left, and Chanté Adams during a performance of "Skeleton Crew." (Matthew Murphy/Boneau/Bryan-Brown via AP)
January 26

Neil Young reportedly fights Spotify over Rogan and COVID

It's Neil Young versus Joe Rogan for the allegiance of Spotify
January 26
This combination photo shows Neil Young in Calabasas, Calif., on May 18, 2016, left, and UFC announcer and podcaster Joe Rogan before a UFC on FOX 5 event in Seattle on Dec. 7, 2012. Young fired off a public missive to his management on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, demanding that they remove his music from the popular streaming service Spotify in protest over Rogan's popular podcast spreading misinformation about COVID-19. But by Tuesday afternoon, his letter had been removed from his website, "Heart of Gold" and other hits were still streaming. (AP Photo)
January 26

AP PHOTOS: Beast-like 'Carantoñas' return to Spanish town

It's hours before dawn in Acehuche, a small town in Spain's western Extremadura region, and a group of youngsters is ending a parade by setting off fireworks and beating drums. The noise awakes residents for some of the biggest dates in the local calendar: the three-day celebration of the fur-covered characters known as “Carantoñas" that resemble wild beasts. With roots in pagan traditions of fertility that were incorporated into religious symbolism, the ancient festival currently marks Acehuche's patron, St. Sebastian, whom the Catholic tradition considers a martyr of the early anti-Christian Romans. After the 2021 edition was canceled amid a strong surge in coronavirus cases, the festival went ahead in late January this year. It was held under strict mask-wearing rules due to record numbers of infections across Spain fueled by the highly contagious omicron variant. Following the tradition, women dress up as “Regaoras” in colorful embroidered skirts and shawls, decorating...
January 26
Men dressed as wild animals or "Carantonas" walk towards the church during "Las Carantonas" festival in Acehuche, southeast Spain, Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. With roots in pagan traditions of fertility that were incorporated into religious symbolism, the ancient festival currently marks Acehuche's patron, Saint Sebastian, whom the Catholic tradition considers a martyr of the early anti-Christian Romans. After the 2021 edition was canceled amid a strong surge in coronavirus cases, the festival went ahead in late January this year and under strict mask-wearing rules despite record numbers of infections across Spain fuelled by an ultra-contagion virus variant. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
January 25

Bobbe 'Beegie' Adair, jazz pianist, dies in Tennessee

Jazz pianist, session musician and band leader Bobbe Long “Beegie” Adair has died
January 25
This image provided by Jeff Coffin shows Bobbe Long "Beegie" Adair. The jazz pianist, session musician and band leader died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022, at the age of 84 in Franklin, Tenn., her manager Monica Ramey said. (Jeff Coffin via AP)
January 25

Health official bows out of Mardi Gras parade; cites threats

New Orleans' health director says she won't take part in a satirical Mardi Gras-season parade, one of the season's earliest, citing threats since COVID-19 restrictions were resumed
January 25
FILE - A Krewe du Vieux float passes through the streets of the French Quarter celebrating the Mardi Gras season in New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012. New Orleans’ health director says she won’t take part in one of the earliest of the Mardi Gras season parades, citing threats after the resumption of COVID-19 restrictions in the city. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman, File)
January 25

Bills-Chiefs is most-watched TV program since Super Bowl

The NFL's epic playoff game between the Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs was the most-watched event on television since the last Super Bowl
January 25
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (87) walks off the field after an NFL divisional round playoff football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022, in Kansas City, Mo. The Chiefs won 42-36 in overtime. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)
January 25

Sundance: 'Descendant' chronicles a Black history uncovered

Rarely have past and present mingled in a documentary the way they do in “Descendant,” a nonfiction account of the last known ship to bring African captives to the American South for enslavement
January 25
Emmett Lewis appears in the documentary "Descendant" by Margaret Brown, an official selection of the U.S. Documentary Competition at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. (Sundance Institute via AP)
January 25

Police: Rapper Slim Jxmmi attacked girlfriend in Miami

Police say rapper Slim Jxmmi was arrested in Miami after attacking the mother of his young child during an argument
January 25
FILE - Rapper Slim Jxmmi, of Rae Sremmurd, performs on stage during the Dazed and Blazed Summer 2018 Tour at Jiffy Lube Live on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Bristow, Va. Rapper Slim Jxmmi was arrested in Miami early Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022, after attacking the mother of his young child during an argument, police said. Aaquil Brown, who performs under the name Slim Jxmmi in the hip hop duo Rae Sremmurd, faces a misdemeanor battery charge. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP, File)
January 25

Jury awards Cardi B $1.25 million in defamation lawsuit

A federal jury in Atlanta has awarded $1.25 million to Cardi B in a defamation lawsuit against a celebrity news blogger who she says posted videos saying the Grammy-winning rapper used cocaine, had contracted herpes and engaged in prostitution
January 25
FILE - Cardi B performs at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn., on June 16, 2019. A federal jury in Atlanta has awarded $1.25 million to Cardi B in a defamation lawsuit against a celebrity news blogger. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
January 25

Howie Mandel urges pal Jay Leno to air 'Late Night' laundry

Howie Mandel has a bone to pick with his longtime friend Jay Leno
January 25
Howie Mandel attends "America's Got Talent" season 15 red carpet in Pasadena, Calif., on March 4, 2020, left, and Jay Leno appears at the "The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special" in Los Angeles on Oct. 4, 2017. Mandel interviewed Leno for his podcast “Howie Mandel Does Stuff" and discussed the “The Tonight Show” host rivalries with David Letterman and Conan O'Brien. (AP Photo)
January 25

Rihanna's foundation donates $15 million to climate justice

Rihanna is backing her belief that climate change is a social-justice issue by pledging $15 million to the movement through her Clara Lionel Foundation
January 25
FILE - Rihanna attends an event for her lingerie line Savage X Fenty at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles on on Aug. 28, 2021. Rihanna is backing her belief that climate change is a social justice issue by pledging $15 million to the movement through her Clara Lionel Foundation. The “We Found Love” singer Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022, announced the donation to 18 climate justice organizations doing work in seven Caribbean nations and the United States, including the Climate Justice Alliance, the Indigenous Environmental Network, and the Movement for Black Lives.(Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
January 25

Elton John postpones Texas concerts after getting COVID-19

Despite being vaccinated and boosted, Elton John has contracted COVID-19 and is postponing two farewell concert dates in Dallas
January 25
FILE - Elton John performs during his "Farewell Yellow Brick Road" tour on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022, in New Orleans. Despite being vaccinated and boosted, John has contracted COVID-19 and is postponing two farewell concert dates in Dallas. John “is experiencing only mild symptoms,” according to a statement. (AP Photo/Derick Hingle, File)
January 25

Q&A: Dakota Johnson makes her producing debut at Sundance

Dakota Johnson is having a big year
January 25
FILE - Dakota Johnson arrivews at the premiere of "The Lost Daughter" during the 2021 BFI London Film Festival in London, on Oct. 13, 2021. Johnson stars in “AM I OK?” and “Cha Cha Real Smooth,” which she also produced. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
January 25

Author Nathan Harris earns Gaines Award for debut novel

The debut work of Seattle author Nathan Harris has earned him the 2021 Ernest J
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January 25

Review: Ryan Culwell leans into his Texas Panhandle roots

Ryan Culwell is as Texan as an El Camino with a rusty tailgate, writes Scott Stroud of The Associated Press
January 25
This cover image released by Missing Piece Records shows "Run Like a Bull" by Ryan Culwell. (Missing Piece Records via AP)
January 25

‘Aftershock’ puts human face to maternal health crisis in US

Paula Eiselt and Tonya Lewis Lee co-directed the new documentary “Aftershock,” which explores the topic of maternal mortality in the United States and premiered this weekend at the Sundance Film Festival
January 25
Shawnee Benton Gibson, left, and Bruce McIntyre appear in "Aftershock" by Paula Eiselt and Tonya Lewis Lee, an official selection of the U.S. Documentary Competition at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. (Kerwin Devonish/Sundance Institute via AP)
January 25

Biden answers inflation query by calling Fox reporter SOB

President Joe Biden has called a Fox News reporter a vulgarity.
January 25
President Joe Biden responds to reporter's questions during a meeting on efforts to lower prices for working families, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 25

Iconic musician seeks to rebuild Iraq through music

War kept him away from his beloved homeland for decades
January 25
Iraqi virtuoso oud player Naseer Shamma prepares to perform with an orchestra, at the Iraqi National Theater in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Jan. 21, 2022. War kept him away from his beloved homeland for decades. Now Shamma has returned to Iraq with a series of concerts and projects he hopes will support education, culture and the arts in the conflict-scarred nation. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
January 24

Bastille invites listeners to escape in 'Give Me The Future'

With techno beats, '80s retro futuristic tones and sweeping production, “Give Me the Future,” Bastille’s 13-track album, dives into the world of science-fiction, exploring the way technology can be a tool for escape
January 24
Will Farquarson, from left, Chris Wood, Dan Smith and Kyle Simmons of Bastille pose for a portrait to promote the album "Give Me the Future" on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022 in London. The band's 13-track, fourth studio album, dives into the world of science-fiction, exploring the way technology can be a tool for escape. (Photo by Scott Garfitt/AP)
January 24

At Sundance, documentaries resurrect lost eras of music

Buzz always emanates at the Sundance Film Festival from its music documentaries
January 24
This image shows a scene from the documentary "Meet Me in the Bathroom" by Will Lovelace and Dylan Southern, an official selection of the Midnight section at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. (Rebecca Greenfield/Sundance Institute via AP)
January 24

Statue toppled in Puerto Rico before Spanish king's visit

Unknown people have toppled a statue of Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León ahead of a visit of Spain's King Felipe VI to the U.S. Caribbean territory of Puerto Rico
January 24
FILE - Gypsy Cordova blows smoke and shakes a maraca in front of a Juan Ponce de Leon monument while leading a group of activists in a march demanding statues and street names commemorating symbols of colonial oppression be removed, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Saturday, July 11, 2020. Unknown people have toppled a statue of Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León ahead of a visit of King Felipe VI to the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico. Col. José Juan García, police commissioner for San Juan, told The Associated Press on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022 that officers patrolling the cobblestone streets of the capital’s historic district hear a loud bang at 4:30 a.m. and found the statue broken in pieces. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti, File)
January 24

Avenatti cast as both thief, generous lawyer at NYC trial

A prosecutor has told a jury in an opening statement that California lawyer Michael Avenatti stole nearly $300,000 in book proceeds from porn star Stormy Daniels while a defense lawyer says it's not true
January 24
Michael Avenatti arrives to Federal court in Manhattan, Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, in New York. Avenatti, the once high-profile California attorney who regularly taunted then-President Donald Trump, was introduced to prospective jurors who will decide whether he cheated porn star Stormy Daniels out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
January 24

Palin COVID-19 tests delay libel trial against NY Times

A judge has delayed trial for former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's defamation claims against The New York Times after she tested positive for the coronavirus three times
January 24
FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2017, file photo, former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin speaks at a rally in Montgomery, Ala. Palin is on the verge of making new headlines in a legal battle with The New York Times. A defamation lawsuit against the Times, brought by the brash former Alaska governor in 2017, is set to go to trial starting Monday, Jan. 24, 2022 in federal court in Manhattan. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)