Taurean Blacque, seen in 1982, who was known for his role as a detective on the 1980s NBC drama series “Hill Street Blues,” has died. He was 82.

Taurean Blacque, actor on 'Hill Street Blues,' dead at 82

Taurean Blacque, an Emmy-nominated actor who was known for his role as a detective on the 1980s NBC drama series "Hill Street Blues," has died. He was 82.

WWE's McMahon says he is retiring amid misconduct probe

July 22
Vince McMahon, the chairman and chief executive of World Wrestling Entertainment, in Stamford, Conn., on Jan. 24, 2018. After 40 years leading the com
World Wrestling Entertainment impresario Vince McMahon announced Friday he is retiring amid an investigation into alleged misconduct involving the flamboyant showman who turned a small wrestling company into a worldwide entertainment business.

Touched by Uvalde, Bo Jackson donated to pay for funerals

July 21
Former MLB and NFL player Bo Jackson helped pay for the funerals of the 19 children and two teachers killed in the Uvalde school massacre in May.
Former sports superstar Bo Jackson helped pay for the funerals of the 19 children and two teachers killed in the Uvalde school massacre in May, revealing himself as one of the previously anonymous donors who covered costs for families after one of the deadliest classroom shootings in U.S. history.
Sports
July 24

Elliott given Pocono win after Hamlin, Busch disqualified

The siren at the Dawsonville, Georgia, pool hall that sounds whenever Chase Elliott wins a race did indeed go off Sunday night without the hometown star ever leading a lap at Pocono Raceway.
Sports
July 24

Verstappen wins French GP as Leclerc crashes, Hamilton 2nd

Max Verstappen won the French Grand Prix on Sunday after Charles Leclerc crashed out while leading, a mistake that dropped the Ferrari driver 63 points behind the defending Formula One champion.
Sports
July 23

Felix comes out of retirement, helps 4x400 relay into final

Enjoying retired life, Allyson Felix was eating hot wings and sipping on a root beer float in Los Angeles when the phone rang.
Politics
July 23

Walker aims to pivot focus back to Dems in tight Ga. race

Republican U.S. Senate nominee Herschel Walker commiserated as north Georgia farmers bemoaned environmental regulations and rising costs of doing business. Minutes before, the former football star and political newcomer volleyed with journalists on issues ranging from gas prices to abortion.
Sports
July 22

Former Braves, Cubs OF Dwight Smith dies at 58

Dwight Smith, a runner-up for NL rookie of the year who played on Atlanta's World Series-winning team in 1995, died Friday, the Braves announced. He was 58.
mlb
July 22
Royals infielder Whit Merrifield earlier this month.

Royals' Merrifield says he 'poorly articulated' vax remarks

Two-time All-Star Whit Merrifield of the Kansas City Royals apologized Friday for "poorly articulated" comments about the COVID-19 vaccine after missing the team's trip to Canada.
Sports
July 22

Trevor Bauer's accuser says she didn't lie about abuse

A San Diego woman who alleges Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer beat and sexually abused her has denied that any of the accusations were "false, fabricated, or bogus," her attorneys said in a court filing.
Nation
July 22

Ruling may mean less time for 2 who violated Floyd's rights

A federal judge on Friday sided with two former Minneapolis police officers who were convicted of violating George Floyd's civil rights, ruling that the guidelines for their sentences will be calculated in a way that could mean substantially less prison time for them.
Nation
July 22

R. Kelly's manager convicted of gunfire threat at theater

R. Kelly's manager was convicted Friday of making a phone threat that gunfire was about to occur at a crowded Manhattan theater preparing to show a documentary about the singer's sexual abuse of women and girls.
Nation
July 22
Francisca Acuña, who works as an activist around climate issues and used to teach people to buy flood insurance, poses for a photo in her neighborhoo

FEMA report: Flood insurance hikes will drive 1M from market

When questioned by members of Congress, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said its new update to the nation's flood insurance program will prompt more people to sign up for coverage, even though many will pay more for it.
Sports
July 22

Brewers take 3-game losing streak into matchup with the Rockies

Colorado Rockies (43-50, fourth in the NL West) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (50-43, first in the NL Central)
Nation
July 21

Pete Seeger gets own stamp; ceremony planned at Newport Folk

Pete Seeger, the banjo-playing folk singer whose music was indelibly intertwined with his social activism, was honored Thursday as the latest American musician to appear on a U.S. postage stamp.
Nation
July 21
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard.

Heard to appeal $10M judgment in Depp defamation case

Amber Heard notified a Virginia court Thursday that she will appeal the $10.35 million judgment she was ordered to pay ex-husband Johnny Depp during a high-profile defamation trial that exposed the inner workings of their troubled marriage.
Sports
July 21

United F1 drivers determined to help kick out abusive fans

Sergio Perez called for lifetime bans for abusive fans at Formula One races and seven-time champion Lewis Hamilton urged the community to band together to stamp out the boorish behavior spotlighted at recent events.
Variety
July 21
George Clooney.

U2, George Clooney, Amy Grant among Kennedy Center honorees

It's going to be a "Beautiful Day" for the band U2 and four other artists when they receive this year's Kennedy Center Honors in December.
TV & Media
July 20
A woman in line for Dave Chappelle’s show at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis on Wednesday evening had a heated exchange with protesters who viewe

Trans rights protesters heat up the scene outside relocated Chappelle show

Comedian's appearance was moved from First Avenue to the Varsity Theater amid backlash over perceived transphobia in his act.
Nation
July 20
R. Kelly at a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago, Sept. 17, 2019.

R. Kelly's manager faces trial over theater-emptying threat

The trial of R. Kelly's manager opened Tuesday on charges that he forced the cancellation of a screening of a documentary about the singer's sexual abuse of women and girls by calling in a threat to the crowded Manhattan theater.
Nation
July 20
Trump family members, left, watch as Ivana Trump’s casket is carried into St. Vincent Ferrer Roman Catholic Church, Wednesday in New York.

Funeral held for Ivana Trump; ex-president pays tribute

Ivana Trump, the 1980s style icon and businesswoman who helped Donald Trump build the empire that put him on a road toward the White House, lived a "beautiful life," the former president recalled as loved ones paid final respects to her Wednesday.
Sports
July 20

Former WFT safety Everett pleads guilty to reckless driving

Former Washington safety Deshazor Everett pleaded guilty to reckless driving for his role in a December crash that killed his passenger.
World
July 20

'Forgotten' US victims of Mexican drug lord want justice

When fugitive 1980s Mexican drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero was arrested in Mexico last week, it stirred up old, terrible memories for Lannie Walker, the daughter of American writer John Clay Walker.