National Newswatch

Bill Clinton released from Southern California hospital

Oct 17 2021 — — Bill Clinton was released Sunday from the Southern California hospital where he had been treated for an infection. The former president was released around 8 a.m. from the University of California Irvine Medical Center. Clinton, 75, was admitted Tuesday to the hospital southeast of Los Angeles with an infection unrelated to COVID-19, officials said. Clinton […]

U.K. lawmaker dies after stabbing during constituency meeting

Oct 15 2021 — — British Conservative lawmaker David Amess has died after being stabbed Friday during a meeting with constituents at a church in eastern England. A 25-year-old man has been arrested. The Essex Police force said officers were called to reports of a stabbing in Leigh-on-Sea just after noon local time on Friday. It said a man was […]

Bill Clinton in hospital for non-COVID-related infection

Oct 15 2021 — — Former President Bill Clinton was admitted to a Southern California hospital Tuesday with an infection but he is “on the mend,” his spokesman said. Clinton, 75, was admitted to the University of California Irvine Medical Center on Tuesday evening for a non-COVID-related infection, Angel Ureña said Thursday in a statement. “He is on the mend, […]

Norway bow-and-arrow attack appears act of terror, officials say

Oct 14 2021 — — A Danish man suspected of killing five people with a bow and arrow and possibly other weapons while randomly shooting at strangers in a small Norwegian town appears to have committed an act of terrorism, authorities in Norway said Thursday. The Wednesday night attack at a supermarket and other locations in downtown Kongsberg, a town […]

William Shatner, TV’s Capt. Kirk, blasts into space

Oct 13 2021 — — Hollywood’s Captain Kirk, 90-year-old William Shatner, blasted into space Wednesday in a convergence of science fiction and science reality, reaching the final frontier aboard a ship built by Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin company. The “Star Trek” hero and three fellow passengers soared to an estimated 66 miles (106 kilometers) over the West Texas desert in […]

Canadian David Card among 3 winners of Nobel in economics

Oct 11 2021 — — A Canadian is among the three U.S-based economists awarded the 2021 Nobel prize for economics for work on drawing conclusions from unintended experiments, or so-called “natural experiments.” The winners are Guelph, Ont., born David Card of the University of California at Berkeley; Joshua Angrist from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and Guido Imbens from Stanford […]

330,000 victims of church sex abuse: French report

Oct 5 2021 — — The head of France’s Catholic bishops conference is asking forgiveness from the estimated 330,000 victims of child sex abuse by the church found in a groundbreaking report. The report was released Tuesday after extensive research in France’s first major reckoning with the issue. The President of the Conference of Bishops of France, Eric de Moulins-Beaufort, […]

Trump faces deadline for questioning in defamation suit

Oct 4 2021 — — Former President Donald Trump now has a Dec. 23 deadline to undergo questioning in a former “Apprentice” contestant’s defamation lawsuit over what he said in denying her sexual assault allegations, a court said Monday. Lawyers for Trump and his accuser, Summer Zervos, have two weeks to try to nail down specific dates for depositions, a […]

Justice Kavanaugh tests positive for COVID, has no symptoms

Oct 1 2021 — — The Supreme Court says Justice Brett Kavanaugh has tested positive for COVID-19. The high court said in a press release Friday that Kavanaugh has no symptoms and has been fully vaccinated since January. Kavanaugh and all the other justices had a routine coronavirus test ahead of Friday’s ceremonial investiture for Justice Amy Coney Barrett. The […]

Judge suspends Britney Spears’ father from conservatorship

Sep 30 2021 — — Britney Spears has been freed from her father. And she could be freed entirely from court control within weeks. In a major victory for the pop star, a judge on Wednesday suspended the singer’s father from the conservatorship that has controlled her life and money for 13 years, saying the arrangement “reflects a toxic environment.” […]