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January 20, 2018 1:05 AM US musician Tom Petty died of 'accidental drug overdose'

US musician Tom Petty died of an accidental overdose after taking various painkillers, according to a statement issued by his family. Petty "suffered from many serious ailments...most significantly a fractured hip", the statement said. Family members say they believe he was overusing prescription pain medication when he died in October aged 66. Petty 12

January 19, 2018 9:40 PM Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino, Prosecutors Ask Judge to Go Easy on Him

More good news for Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino -- prosecutors in his tax evasion case are pushing for the judge to give him a lighter sentence. As we reported ... Mike entered a guilty plea as expected Friday, and the judge okay'd him to travel to Florida to shoot a "Jersey Shore" reunion. Still, the Sitch's looking at up to 5 years in prison. According 15

January 18, 2018 10:03 PM Talking to Trump: A How-To Guide

Insights from more than 50 people the president met with in his first year in office President Donald Trump has received huge public exposure in his first year through blanket TV coverage, speeches and tweets. But what is he like in person? While some of the president’s most provocative private comments have made headlines—his demands for loyalty from top officials 21

January 18, 2018 7:38 PM One Year After Women’s March, Organizers Hope to Get Out Pink Hats Again

More than 250 demonstrations and events will take place around the U.S. this weekend to mark the first anniversary of the Women’s March Katherine Siemionko is organizing a mass demonstration in New York City Saturday, something the former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. banker has done only once before, for the Women’s March last year that drew more than 400,000 participants 15

January 18, 2018 3:59 PM Top Italian criminal lawyer to run as candidate for League

MILAN – One of Italy's top criminal defense lawyers is giving law-and-order credibility to the anti-migrant League party by running as a candidate in Italy's March 4 parliamentary election. Giulia Bongiorno appeared Thursday in Rome to announce her candidacy alongside League leader Matteo Salvini, indicating that she wanted to work on justice reform 12

January 17, 2018 4:43 PM UN envoy to reconvene Syria talks in Vienna next week

GENEVA – The U.N. envoy for Syria plans to host separate meetings with government and opposition delegations Jan. 25-26 in Vienna, citing "logistical reasons" for a decision not to hold a new round in Geneva. The office of Staffan de Mistura sent invitations Wednesday for the meetings, which will focus on constitutional issues and will not amount to a full "round" 16

January 17, 2018 5:03 AM Pope goes to restive area in Chile where churches are burned

SANTIAGO, Chile – Pope Francis is looking to put Chile's sex abuse scandal behind him Wednesday by diving into another divisive issue roiling the South American nation: the plight of the indigenous Mapuche and their long-running conflicts with government authorities. In an ominous reminder of how the centuries-long conflict has occasionally erupted in violence 22

January 15, 2018 5:35 PM Al Sharpton Tells President Trump, 'You Are a Racist'

Rev. Al Sharpton says President Trump is doing a horrible job of hiding who he really is ... a straight-up racist. We got the Rev. at Reagan National Airport, and asked if he thought Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would have had a sit-down with 45, given Trump's controversial track record on racial issues during his presidency. Sharpton insists Trump's big on using 16

January 15, 2018 2:31 AM Pope Francis heading to Chile, Peru amid scandal

When Pope Francis goes to South America this week, he will meet with indigenous tribes in Chile and visit the native people in the Amazon in Peru, a first for any pontiff. But the trip, the 22nd foreign trip during his tenure, could be overshadowed by security concerns, protests and church-related scandals. The six-day trip will take Pope Francis, who is 81 years 27

January 14, 2018 6:01 PM Kansas bar shooting victim's widow reflects 1 year later

OLATHE, Kan. – The widow of an Indian man killed last February in a suspected hate crime in suburban Kansas City has spent the year since his death devoting herself to spreading love and positivity in his name. Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32, an Indian immigrant who lived in the Kansas City suburb of Olathe, was shot to death last February at Austins Bar & Grill 16