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Family of Chris Cornell settles with doctor over his death

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The family of Chris Cornell and a doctor who they alleged over-prescribed him drugs before he died have agreed to a settle a lawsuit. Court documents filed by attorneys for the rock singer’s widow, Vicky Cornell, and their children, Toni and Christopher Nicholas Cornell, said a confidential settlement had been reached. […]

With ambassador picks, Biden faces donor vs. diversity test

President Joe Biden is facing a fresh challenge to his oft-repeated commitment to diversity in his administration: assembling a diplomatic corps that gives a nod to key political allies and donors while staying true to a campaign pledge to appoint ambassadors who look like America. More than three months into his administration, Biden has put […]

Krispy Kreme is giving out a dozen doughnuts to 2021 grads

Krispy Kreme wants to make graduation season a bit sweeter for 2021 grads. The doughnut company just announced that it will be bringing back its free “Graduate Dozen” for high school and college seniors on May 13, and we expect that plenty of happy grads will be excited to take the store up on its […]

4 ex-cops indicted on U.S. civil rights charges in Floyd death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted the four former Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd’s arrest and death, accusing them of violating the Black man’s constitutional rights as he was restrained face-down on the pavement and gasping for air, according to indictments unsealed Friday.  The three-count indictment names Derek Chauvin, Thomas […]

April jobs report: Payrolls rose by 266,000, sharply missing estimates, as unemployment rate increased to 6.1%

The U.S. economy brought back far fewer jobs than expected in April, and the unemployment rate unexpectedly increased. The Labor Department released the April jobs report Friday morning at 8:30 a.m. ET. Here were the main results from the report, compared to consensus data compiled by Bloomberg: Non-farm payrolls, April: +266,000 vs. +1.000 million expected, […]

Texas House approves Republican-backed voting curbs

FILE PHOTO: Presidio County election judge folds booth after voting ended for the general election in Marfa, Texas (Reuters) – The Texas House of Representatives on Friday backed a bill to bar election officials from sending voters unsolicited mail-in ballot applications, while giving party-affiliated poll watchers greater access to voting sites.  The overnight vote in […]