WASHINGTON | Judge imposes gag order after Roger Stone posted photo on Instagram of judge with what appeared to be crosshairs of gun

WASHINGTON (AP)— Judge imposes gag order after Roger Stone posted photo on Instagram of judge with what appeared to be crosshairs of gun. By Associated Press

LOS ANGELES | Michael Jackson estate lawsuit sues HBO over documentary

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The estate of Michael Jackson on Thursday sued HBO over a documentary about two men who accuse the late pop superstar of molesting them when they were boys, saying the film violates a 1992 contract to air a Jackson concert. The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court alleges that by … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Michael Jackson estate lawsuit sues HBO over documentary

CHICAGO | Police say staged attack was meant to further actor’s career

CHICAGO (AP) — “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett staged a racist, anti-gay attack on himself because he was unhappy about his salary and wanted to promote his career, Chicago’s police superintendent said Thursday. Before the attack, Smollett also sent a letter that threatened him to the studio in Chicago where “Empire” is shot, Superintendent Eddie Johnson … Continue reading CHICAGO | Police say staged attack was meant to further actor’s career

AUSTIN, Texas | Opposition mounts against Texas governor’s election chief

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A key Texas Democrat says he won’t back Gov. Greg Abbott’s embattled choice for secretary of state, whose job is in peril over an inaccurate list of 95,000 voters flagged as possible non-U.S. citizens. Sen. Jose Rodriguez chairs the Democratic caucus in the chamber. He said Thursday “the damage has been … Continue reading AUSTIN, Texas | Opposition mounts against Texas governor’s election chief

RALEIGH, N.C | GOP candidate calls for new congressional election

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Republican candidate in the nation’s last undecided congressional race abruptly dropped his bid to be declared the winner and instead called for a new election Thursday, after investigators found evidence of ballot fraud by political operatives working for him. Mark Harris informed the state elections board of his decision on … Continue reading RALEIGH, N.C | GOP candidate calls for new congressional election

BARCELONA, Spain | Spain: Pro-secession protesters block roads in Catalonia

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Protesters backing Catalonia’s secession from Spain clashed with police and blocked roads across the northeastern region Thursday during a student and worker strike over the trial of a dozen separatist leaders. Regional police said four people were arrested when officers met resistance while trying to clear groups of protesters who had … Continue reading BARCELONA, Spain | Spain: Pro-secession protesters block roads in Catalonia

PORTLAND, Maine | Brigade of volunteers vow to bring aid to Venezuela’s needy

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Gov. Janet Mills is throwing her support behind a 145-mile transmission line across western Maine to supply Canadian hydropower to electricity consumers in Massachusetts, citing economic and environmental benefits under a sweetened proposal by Central Maine Power. The $1 billion New England Clean Energy Connect will reduce reliance on fossil fuels, … Continue reading PORTLAND, Maine | Brigade of volunteers vow to bring aid to Venezuela’s needy

PORTLAND, Maine | Maine governor adds boost to major power line project

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Gov. Janet Mills is throwing her support behind a 145-mile transmission line across western Maine to supply Canadian hydropower to electricity consumers in Massachusetts, citing economic and environmental benefits under a sweetened proposal by Central Maine Power. The $1 billion New England Clean Energy Connect will reduce reliance on fossil fuels, … Continue reading PORTLAND, Maine | Maine governor adds boost to major power line project