CMT Music Awards 2019: Carrie Underwood picks up female video of the year for song 'Love Wins'
CMT Music Awards 2019: Carrie Underwood picks up female video of the year for song 'Love Wins'

The Grammy-winning country star will at also perform at the fan-voted show, where she is nominated for the top prize, video of the year.

Lawrence Leathers, Grammy-winning jazz drummer, found dead in the Bronx
Lawrence Leathers, Grammy-winning jazz drummer, found dead in the Bronx

Police say the 37-year-old Leathers was found Sunday in a stairwell outside the apartment he shared with 41-year-old Lisa Harris.

David Lynch, Wes Studi and Lina Wertmüller to receive honorary Oscars
David Lynch, Wes Studi and Lina Wertmüller to receive honorary Oscars

The awards are intended to recognize individuals who have not yet taken home Oscar gold but have made significant contributions to the industry.

Leon Redbone, acclaimed blues and jazz musician of the '70s, dies aged 69
Leon Redbone, acclaimed blues and jazz musician of the '70s, dies aged 69

Redbone's career got a boost in the early 1970s when Bob Dylan met him at the Mariposa Folk Festival in Ontario, Canada, and praised his performance. Dylan said that if he ever started a label, he would have signed Redbone.

John Gary Williams, lead singer for R&B group The Mad Lads, dies at 73
John Gary Williams, lead singer for R&B group The Mad Lads, dies at 73

Williams formed the group with William Brown, Julius Green and Robert Phillips in Memphis and recorded on Stax Record's Volt label. The Mad Lads had several songs on the Billboard R&B chart in the 1960s, including "I Want a Girl" and "By the Time I Get to Phoenix."

Cardinal George Pell begins appeal against his convictions on charges of sexually abusing two choirboys in Australia
Cardinal George Pell begins appeal against his convictions on charges of sexually abusing two choirboys in Australia

Cardinal George Pell has been held in a Melbourne prison since he was sentenced in March to six years in jail. He has been held in special protective custody because pedophiles are regarded as being at higher risk of harm from other prisoners.

Leader of La Luz Del Mundo charged with rape of minor, human trafficking and child pornography in California
Leader of La Luz Del Mundo charged with rape of minor, human trafficking and child pornography in California

The church, whose name translates to The Light of the World, has been the subject of child sex abuse allegations for years but authorities in Mexico have never filed criminal charges.

California man serving life imprisonment for joyriding freed after state eases three strikes law
California man serving life imprisonment for joyriding freed after state eases three strikes law

Kenneth Oliver, now 52, was given the life sentence at 29 under California's strict "three strikes" sentencing law for repeat felons. His attorneys say it's unconscionable that he was set to die in prison for nonviolent crimes.

Deputy who 'did absolutely nothing' during Parkland school shooting faces 11 criminal charges related to inaction
Deputy who 'did absolutely nothing' during Parkland school shooting faces 11 criminal charges related to inaction

Scot Peterson was seen on surveillance video rushing with two staff members toward the building where the shooting happened but he never went inside. He was charged with child neglect, culpable negligence and perjury — allegations that carry a maximum prison sentence of nearly 100 years.

New York all set to become the first state in US to ban cat declawing
New York all set to become the first state in US to ban cat declawing

Supporters of a ban in New York include animal welfare advocates, cat owners and veterinarians who argue the practice is cruel and barbaric since it involves the amputation of a cat's toes back to the first knuckle.

San Francisco to consider proposal to force mentally ill drug addicts into treatment
San Francisco to consider proposal to force mentally ill drug addicts into treatment

Mayor London Breed and other supporters of the proposal say the move — known as conservatorship — is necessary to help addicts who are often homeless and suffering from a mental illness, making them a danger to themselves.

Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten, 69, denied parole a third time for murdering a grocer and his wife 50 years ago
Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten, 69, denied parole a third time for murdering a grocer and his wife 50 years ago

California governor Gavin Newsom overruled the parole board's decision to free the 69-year-old member of the Manson family. He said he was concerned about 'her potential for future violence'.

Kevin Spacey makes surprise court appearance in groping case; his attorney slams allegations as 'ridiculous'
Kevin Spacey makes surprise court appearance in groping case; his attorney slams allegations as 'ridiculous'

Spacey's attorneys have stepped up their attacks on the credibility of the man who brought the allegations. In motions filed Friday, Jackson accused the man of deleting text messagesthat support Spacey's claims of innocence.

Trump, Melania arrive at Buckingham Palace for private lunch with Queen and Prince Charles
Trump, Melania arrive at Buckingham Palace for private lunch with Queen and Prince Charles

The lunch with the monarch should largely be free of the thorny political issues that await Trump later in his visit to London

Indian Air Force pilots spot 5 bodies in search for missing Nanda Devi climbers
Indian Air Force pilots spot 5 bodies in search for missing Nanda Devi climbers

It is believed that eight mountaineers may have been buried in an avalanche that struck the section of the Nanda Devi mountain where they were attempting their ascent last week.

Illinois man set for trial in the suspected killing of visiting Chinese scholar
Illinois man set for trial in the suspected killing of visiting Chinese scholar

This is a case in which the death penalty is possible and has been closely watched in the home country of the victim, whose body hasn't been found. Because it's a death penalty case, jury selection is expected to take a week.

Top North Korean official reappears days after report of his 'execution by firing squad on charges of espionage'
Top North Korean official reappears days after report of his 'execution by firing squad on charges of espionage'

North Korean publications on Monday showed Kim Yong Chol sitting near a clapping Kim Jong Un and other top officials during a musical performance by the wives of Korean People's Army officers.

Virginia Beach gunman resigned via email hours before he opened fire at municipal building and left 12 people dead
Virginia Beach gunman resigned via email hours before he opened fire at municipal building and left 12 people dead

There was no immediate indication why the man, a civil engineer, had notified a superior of his intention to leave his job in two weeks. Police still have not been able to find a motive for the shooting

Leah Chase, legendary New Orleans chef and civil rights icon, dies at 96
Leah Chase, legendary New Orleans chef and civil rights icon, dies at 96

Chase's determination propelled her from a small-town Louisiana upbringing to a celebrated chef who authored cookbooks, appeared on cooking shows and fed civil rights greats such as Thurgood Marshall and Martin Luther King Jr. Well into her 90s

US now seeking social media history from all visa applicants as part of enhanced screening process
US now seeking social media history from all visa applicants as part of enhanced screening process

The change, which was proposed in March 2018, is expected to affect about 15 million foreigners who apply for visas to enter the United States each year.

Virginia Beach killings: 12 victims identified after horrific shooting by 'disgruntled employee' at municipal building
Virginia Beach killings: 12 victims identified after horrific shooting by 'disgruntled employee' at municipal building

Police said the suspect was armed with a .45-caliber handgun; more weapons were found at the scene and at his home, but declined to elaborate

Pyongyang executed senior envoy involved in nuclear negotiations with US, says South Korea report
Pyongyang executed senior envoy involved in nuclear negotiations with US, says South Korea report

The report is by the conservative Chosun Ilbo daily, which attributed the news to a single, unidentified "source who knows about North Korea"

Border Patrol detains 1,036 migrants crossing the border illegally at El Paso, says it is the largest group ever
Border Patrol detains 1,036 migrants crossing the border illegally at El Paso, says it is the largest group ever

The crossing was the latest sign that migrants are increasingly coming in large groups. The Border Patrol said it has found 180 groups of more than 100 people since October, compared to 13 in the previous 12-month period and two the year before.

Eight super spellers script historic win at Scripps National Spelling Bee championship this year
Eight super spellers script historic win at Scripps National Spelling Bee championship this year

Faced with a dwindling word list and a group of eight spellers that showed no weakness, Scripps gave up and declared them co-champions, the most extraordinary ending in the 94-year history of the competition.

Army vet plowed into crowd in California thinking Muslims were among people standing there, say authorities
Army vet plowed into crowd in California thinking Muslims were among people standing there, say authorities

The disclosure came as prosecutors filed two hate crime allegations against 34-year-old Isaiah Peoples. He is also facing eight counts of attempted murder after police said he deliberately plowed his car into people on April 24 at the Sunnyvale crosswalk and showed no remorse afterward.

Trump announces 5% tariffs on Mexican goods in a bid to stem surge of migrants
Trump announces 5% tariffs on Mexican goods in a bid to stem surge of migrants

Trump made the announcement by tweet after telling reporters earlier Thursday that he was planning 'a major statement' that would be his 'biggest' so far on the border. The White House said Trump would be using the International Emergency Economic Powers Act to implement the tariff.

Louisiana Democratic governor signs 'heartbeat' abortion ban into law, defying his party
Louisiana Democratic governor signs 'heartbeat' abortion ban into law, defying his party

With his signature, Gov. John Bel Edwards made Louisiana the fifth state to enact a law prohibiting abortion when a fetal heartbeat is detected, joining Mississippi, Kentucky, Ohio and Georgia. Alabama's gone further, outlawing virtually all abortions.

New Hampshire repeals death penalty as Senate overrides Republican Gov. Chris Sununu's veto
New Hampshire repeals death penalty as Senate overrides Republican Gov. Chris Sununu's veto

New Hampshire on Thursday became the latest state to abolish the death penalty. The state had just one inmate on death row.

Paris plans to name plaza 'Princess Diana Square' at the site of her fatal 1997 crash
Paris plans to name plaza 'Princess Diana Square' at the site of her fatal 1997 crash

The site already holds a golden flame-shaped monument in her honor, adjacent to the Alma Tunnel where the accident occurred

7 dead, 21 missing after South Korean tour boat collides with cruise ship and sinks in Hungary
7 dead, 21 missing after South Korean tour boat collides with cruise ship and sinks in Hungary

Rescue workers are scouring the Danube River in downtown Budapest for 21 people missing from a sightseeing boat carrying South Korean tourists that sank after colliding with a larger cruise ship during an evening downpour

Body believed to be of missing 5-year-old Utah girl found less than a block from her home
Body believed to be of missing 5-year-old Utah girl found less than a block from her home

The 5-year-old's body was found hidden under trees and brush, bringing a wide-ranging search to a grim close five days after the child was taken from her home and killed by her uncle

WikiLeaks 'gravely concerned' about Assange's health after he misses court hearing
WikiLeaks 'gravely concerned' about Assange's health after he misses court hearing

Assange, 47, is in Belmarsh Prison serving a 50-week sentence for jumping bail in Britain while fighting extradition to the United States, which accuses him of violating the Espionage Act by publishing secret documents

Girl believed to be the tiniest newborn and who weighed as much as an apple beat all odds to survive
Girl believed to be the tiniest newborn and who weighed as much as an apple beat all odds to survive

The girl was born 23 weeks and three days into her mother's 40-week pregnancy and weighed just 8.6 ounces (245 grams)

White House wanted USS McCain 'out of sight' during Donald Trump's visit to Japan
White House wanted USS McCain 'out of sight' during Donald Trump's visit to Japan

Responding to the report, Trump tweeted that he "was not informed about anything having to do with the Navy Ship USS John S. McCain during my recent visit to Japan"

Ashton Kutcher testifies in 'Hollywood Ripper' trial after knocking on slain woman's door in 2001
Ashton Kutcher testifies in 'Hollywood Ripper' trial after knocking on slain woman's door in 2001

The actor said from the witness stand that he had kept Ashley Ellerin waiting for hours on February 21, 2001, when he arrived at the her Hollywood home, where he had been to a party about a week earlier

Robert Mueller resigns as special counsel amid demands from Democrats to testify on Capitol Hill
Robert Mueller resigns as special counsel amid demands from Democrats to testify on Capitol Hill

Robert Mueller's resignation comes amid demands for him to testify on Capitol Hill about his findings and tension with Attorney General William Barr

Missouri's only abortion clinic may shut by end of the week as state officials refuse to renew its license: Planned Parenthood
Missouri's only abortion clinic may shut by end of the week as state officials refuse to renew its license: Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood officials said that the current license for the St. Louis facility expires Friday. If it isn't renewed, the organization said Missouri would become the first state without a functioning abortion clinic since Roe v. Wade in 1973

Justice Clarence Thomas compares abortion to 'modern-day eugenics' as Supreme Court skirts around the main issues regarding the ban
Justice Clarence Thomas compares abortion to 'modern-day eugenics' as Supreme Court skirts around the main issues regarding the ban

The justices declined to take on an issue closer to the core of abortion rights, rejecting the state's appeal of a lower court ruling that blocked a ban on abortion based on gender, race or disability. Their other ruling, however, signaled that it was more open to state restrictions on abortion.

1 dead, 130 injured as twisters rip through Ohio and Indiana seriously damaging homes and churning up debris
1 dead, 130 injured as twisters rip through Ohio and Indiana seriously damaging homes and churning up debris

The winds peeled away roofs — leaving homes looking like giant dollhouses — knocked houses off their foundations, toppled trees, brought down power lines and churned up so much debris that it was visible on radar. Highway crews had to use snowplows to clear an Ohio interstate

More than 1,700 University of Colorado students photographed for facial recognition study
More than 1,700 University of Colorado students photographed for facial recognition study

A University of Colorado professor set up a long-range surveillance camera in an office window that captured more than 16,000 images of passers-by during the spring semesters of 2012 and 2013.

Indiana abortion law requiring aborted fetuses to be disposed as human remains upheld by Supreme Court
Indiana abortion law requiring aborted fetuses to be disposed as human remains upheld by Supreme Court

The Supreme Court is upholding an Indiana law that requires abortion providers to dispose of aborted fetuses in the same way as human remains, a sign that the more conservative court is more open to abortion restrictions

Lawyer of Chris Brown's alleged rape victim says he 'thumbed his nose' at French legal system by skipping meeting
Lawyer of Chris Brown's alleged rape victim says he 'thumbed his nose' at French legal system by skipping meeting

A formal meeting in Paris that was supposed to take place Tuesday between an alleged rape victim and American singer-songwriter Chris Brown was cancelled after Brown failed to show up

'I will kill you' screaming, knife-wielding man attacks schoolgirls in Japan, killing 2
'I will kill you' screaming, knife-wielding man attacks schoolgirls in Japan, killing 2

City officials, quoting police, said the suspect was captured but died from a self-inflicted slash in his neck.

Santa Anita checking if rules were followed before 26th horse death of the season
Santa Anita checking if rules were followed before 26th horse death of the season

The track's previous fatality was Spectacular Music, an unraced 3-year-old gelding who suffered a pelvic injury during training on May 19 and was euthanized the next day after his condition worsened.

Bill Buckner, former Red Sox first baseman, dies at 69 after battling dementia
Bill Buckner, former Red Sox first baseman, dies at 69 after battling dementia

Buckner made his major league debut as a teenager, played until he was 40 and amassed 2,715 hits in between. Yet for all he accomplished, it was his October error at first base that fans always remembered.

Tornado tears through Oklahoma hotel and trailer park leaving 2 dead and dozens injured
Tornado tears through Oklahoma hotel and trailer park leaving 2 dead and dozens injured

Saturday night's storm in El Reno comes after a week of tornados, severe rain and flooding in the Southern Plains and Midwest, including a tornado that hit Jefferson City, Missouri

22-year-old who was mauled to death by lion was left with the beast for 3 hours before it was shot by cops, victim's aunt claims
22-year-old who was mauled to death by lion was left with the beast for 3 hours before it was shot by cops, victim's aunt claims

With no tranquilizer gun immediately on hand, arriving firefighters sprayed water from firehoses in a futile attempt to move the lion away.

Pope Francis says abortion is never OK, likens it to 'hiring a hitman'
Pope Francis says abortion is never OK, likens it to 'hiring a hitman'

Pope Francis says abortion can never be condoned, even when the fetus is gravely sick or malformed, and is urging doctors and priests to support families to carry such pregnancies to term

Hunt on for suspect after explosion in busy street leaves 13 wounded in French city of Lyon
Hunt on for suspect after explosion in busy street leaves 13 wounded in French city of Lyon

The man was seen arriving on foot, pushing his bike along the pedestrian-only Victor Hugo street, then leaving paper bag on a concrete block in the middle of the street near a bakery

Hawaii woman who disappeared two weeks ago found alive in forest, spotted from helicopter
Hawaii woman who disappeared two weeks ago found alive in forest, spotted from helicopter

The physical therapist from the Maui town of Haiku went missing on May 8. Her white Toyota RAV4 was found in the forest parking lot with her phone and wallet inside.

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