By Bill Trott
(Reuters) – Guitarist B.B. King, who took the blues from rural juke joints to the mainstream and influenced a generation of rock guitarists from Eric Clapton to Stevie Ray Vaughan, has died, the Los Angeles Times reported late on Thursday. He was 89.
King, who will for ever be linked with the Gibson guitars he named Lucille, died in Las Vegas, the newspaper quoted his attorney as saying.
WASHINGTON, May 4 (Reuters) – Former Hewlett-Packard Co
Chief Executive Carly Fiorina announced on Monday she
is running for president, becoming the only woman in the pack of
Republican candidates for the White House in 2016.
Once one of the most powerful females in the American
corporate world, Fiorina registers near the bottom of polls of
the dozen or so Republican hopefuls and has never held public
Phish may be the best known musical act to come out of Vermont but don’t overlook Bernie Sanders.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – For President Barack Obama, the riots in Baltimore marked the return of a recurring nightmare that continues to bedevil him: How to stop deadly encounters between police and African-Americans and the resulting race-related violence.
The first African-American president has declared again and again that Americans have more work to do to bridge the racial divide and carry on the civil rights struggle of Martin Luther King Jr.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Secret Service failed to replace a broken alarm system at the Houston home of former President George H.W. Bush for more than a year, according to a government report on the troubled protection agency.
The report, sent to Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy and released on Thursday, was compiled by the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general, John Roth, who said the agency will improve its process for tracking maintenance problems with security equipment and keeping it up to date.
LOS ANGELES, March 9 (Reuters) – Sam Simon, a co-creator of
Fox’s long-running hit animated series “The Simpsons” and an
ardent philanthropist for animals, died after a battle with
colon cancer, his agent said on Monday. He was 59.
Simon won nine Emmy awards for his work as a writer,
director and executive producer of “The Simpsons,” the situation
comedy that premiered in 1989 and won over a global audience
with its portrait of a bumbling father and his wayward family.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A federal court on Friday temporarily
halted the Obama administration policy of detaining mothers and
children seeking asylum in the United States.
The American Civil Liberties Union had filed a lawsuit in
December against the so-called no-release policy by the
Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency on behalf of mothers
and children who said they had fled violence in Central America.
By Bill Trott
(Reuters) – French actor Louis Jourdan, who played a suave bon vivant in the Oscar-winning film “Gigi” and had a long reign as Hollywood’s top choice to play elegant international gentlemen, died on Saturday at the age of 93, his biographer said.
Jourdan, who also worked frequently on stage and television, died at home, Olivier Minne, his friend and biographer, told Reuters by telephone from Paris.