“Saturday Night Live” was formed in the crucible of the mid-1970s, when Watergate brought respect for politicians to all-time lows, the counterculture was taking over comedy, and many television viewers were seeking out something fresh and bold.
Deliberations over what to do in Afghanistan are taking place behind closed doors, but the divisions among some of President Obama’s trusted advisers are starting to emerge. Gen
The Los Angeles County coroner has ruled that Michael Jackson’s death was a homicide. The coroner concluded that Jackson died from “acute propofol intoxication,” a statement from the coroner’s office said.
No deal has been reached between Michael Jackson’s mother and his ex-wife over the custody of the late singer’s children, according to a lawyer in the case. Eric George, who represents Debbie Rowe, the biological mother of Jackson’s two oldest children, said a newspaper report that Rowe had agreed to take $4 million not to challenge Katherine Jackson for custody was “completely false.” Jackson’s lawyer has not responded to requests for comment Tuesday. The Jackson family lawyer said last week that they were working to “privately and amicably resolve” the matter.
Members of Iran’s influential National Security Council have told opposition leader Mir Hossein Moussavi that his repeated demands for the annulment of the June 12 election results are "illogical and unethical," state media reported. Esmaeel Kowsari told the government-run Iranian Labor News Agency in an interview Friday that the council met with Moussavi, former presidential candidates Mehdi Karrubi and Mohsen Rezaie, and former Iran President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, who now chairs the Assembly of Experts
Five Cubans convicted in 2001 of spying for the Castro regime had their appeal tossed out Monday by the Supreme Court.
Kaka moved closer to a reported $100 million move to Real Madrid on Monday when the AC Milan star had a medical in Brazil at the request of the Spanish Primera Liga giants, his Federation said. The 27-year-old midfielder is currently on international duty ahead of Brazil’s World Cup qualifier against Paraguay on Wednesday but was released for the medical tests in the north-eastern city of Recife. Kaka is set to become the first of the new wave of ‘galacticos’ brought together under the leadership of returning club president Florentino Perez.
Gunmen believed to be linked to an Islamic militant group opened fire Monday in a mosque in Thailand, killing 10 people, a police official said. The 27-year-old midfielder is currently on international duty ahead of Brazil’s World Cup qualifier against Paraguay on Wednesday but was released for the medical tests in the north-eastern city of Recife
A soldier who reported for duty with her children in tow has been granted her request for a discharge, her lawyer said Monday. Lisa Pagan, of Davidson, North Carolina, reported for duty Monday morning at Fort Benning, Georgia, with her two preschool children