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.
Iraq’s foreign minister asked for details about three American citizens arrested in Iran during a meeting with Iran’s ambassador in Baghdad last week, Iraq’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement. Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari met with Iranian Ambassador Hassan Kazimi Qummi on Thursday, the statement said.
The remains of the first American shot down in the 1991 Persian Gulf War have been uncovered, the U.S. Department of Defense announced Sunday.
Singer Natalie Cole underwent kidney transplant surgery at a Los Angeles, California, hospital Tuesday, according to a statement from her publicist. Cole, daughter of legendary singer-actor Nat King Cole, has been receiving kidney dialysis three times a week since September, the statement said. Cole was “resting comfortably” at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, it said
Terrorism groups are using Facebook and other social networking sites to recruit Israeli citizens as spies, the Israeli government warned Monday. Shin Bet, Israel’s security agency, issued a statement warning Israelis about the dangers of trading confidential information for money. “The Shin Bet has gotten many reports about cases where terrorist elements are using the Internet to get in touch with Israelis with proposals to enlist in terror activity or to pass classified information in exchange for payment,” the statement said.
Sarah Jessica Parker is expecting twins this summer, but she’s not pregnant. The “Sex and the City” star and her husband of 12 years — actor Matthew Broderick — “are happily anticipating the birth of their twin daughters later this summer with the generous help of a surrogate,” according to a statement issued by their publicists. “The entire family is overjoyed,” the statement said
Security personnel found Miranda Tozier-Robbins looking through the windows of the singer’s home in Calabasas, California, the department said in a written statement. Tozier-Robbins also had a backpack and video equipment, the statement said.
Authorities arrested a 26-year-old woman in camouflaged fatigues Thursday, accusing her of peering into the windows of Britney Spears’ house, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. Security personnel found Miranda Tozier-Robbins looking through the windows of the singer’s home in Calabasas, California, the department said in a written statement.
"American Idol" judge Simon Cowell is considering quitting the popular TV show after another season, he told CNN. Cowell, who judges three shows — “American Idol,” “Britain’s Got Talent” and “X Factor” — told Britain’s Daily Mirror newspaper that he’s not sure he can keep up the pace and “one may have to go.” “Right now, the only certainty is that I’m still on ‘Idol,’ still love doing it, and still have a year under contract,” Cowell told CNN in a statement. “While I am looking at all options for the future, I haven’t made any decisions,” the statement read.