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Past articles by Catherine:

Actor Robert Blake dies at 89

Actor Robert Blake, a former child star who went on to win an Emmy for the 1970s television show Baretta and was later acquitted in the killing of his wife, died Thursday in Los Angeles. He was 89. Blake's niece, Noreen Austin, said in a statement her uncle died from heart disease. Born Michael James Gubitosi on Sept. 18, 1933, in New Jersey, he started performing early; at two years old, he… → Read More

Report: Manhattan prosecutors signal criminal charges likely for Trump

Attorneys for former President Donald Trump have been told that Trump can testify before a Manhattan grand jury next week, four people familiar with the matter told The New York Times. The grand jury has been hearing evidence regarding Trump's role in making hush money payments to Stormy Daniels, a porn star who said she had an affair with him in 2006. This offer to testify is a strong sign an… → Read More

AI software shows promising results in detecting breast cancer missed by doctors

In Hungary, early testing results show that artificial intelligence has an "impressive ability" to detect signs of breast cancer missed by doctors, The New York Times reports. Dr. Edith Karpati, a radiologist, told the Times that when looking at hundreds of X-rays a day, "it's so easy to miss tiny lesions." Her son, Peter Kecskemethy, is the co-founder of Kheiron Medical Technologies, an AI… → Read More

Lawsuit documents: After 2020 election, Tucker Carlson said he hates Trump 'passionately'

Text messages released Tuesday as part of the $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit filed by Dominion Voting Systems against Fox News show that two days before the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, network host Tucker Carlson was excited about the prospect of no longer having to cover former President Donald Trump, telling staffers, "We are very, very close to being able to ignore Trump most nights. I truly… → Read More

5 women sue Texas over abortion ban

Five women are suing Texas over its strict abortion ban, saying they were denied the procedure even though they were experiencing life-threatening pregnancy complications. The lawsuit was filed Monday, with the backing of the Center for Reproductive Rights, and calls on officials to clarify the exceptions to the state's abortions ban. The five women all said their fetuses did not have a chance… → Read More

Former Boy Meets World star Ben Savage is running for Congress

Actor Ben Savage is running for Congress, the former Boy Meets World star announced Monday. The 42-year-old is entering the race for California's 30th Congressional District, which covers West Hollywood, Burbank, and parts of Pasadena, as a Democrat. The seat is currently held by Rep. Adam Schiff (D), who announced in January he is running for Senate. On his Instagram, Savage said he's throwing… → Read More

Spokesman: Harry and Meghan asked to 'vacate' Frogmore Cottage

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been asked to "vacate" their residence at Frogmore Cottage, a spokesman for the couple confirmed on Wednesday. Harry, Meghan, and their two children live in Southern California, and have used Frogmore Cottage as their home base during visits to the United Kingdom. Frogmore is part of the Crown Estate, and Harry's late grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, gave it… → Read More

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot loses re-election bid

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot will not serve a second term, after failing on Tuesday to advance to an April runoff election. There were nine candidates in the mayoral race, and with no one securing more than 50 percent of the vote to win outright, there will be a runoff on April 4 between the top two candidates: Paul Vallas, a former chief executive of Chicago Public Schools, and Brandon Johnson,… → Read More

Judge: Grand jurors in Georgia Trump probe must tread lightly, but can discuss final report

The loquacious forewoman of the Fulton County special grand jury that investigated former President Donald Trump and attempts to overturn the 2020 election in Georgia has followed guidelines about what she can and cannot talk about, Judge Robert McBurney told ABC News on Monday. Last week, the forewoman, Emily Kohrs, gave several interviews, revealing that the grand jury recommended indictments… → Read More

Rupert Murdoch admits some Fox News hosts 'endorsed' false election claims

During a deposition, News Corp. Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch stated that several Fox News hosts "endorsed" the false narrative that there was widespread voter fraud in 2020 and the election was stolen from former President Donald Trump. He was asked directly about current Fox hosts Sean Hannity, Jeanine Pirro, and Maria Bartiromo and former host Lou Dobbs, and said Dobbs endorsed the claims… → Read More

NTSB preliminary report says Ohio train crew received alert about overheated wheel bearing

US Environmental Protection Agency / Handout/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images The National Transportation Safety Board on Thursday released a preliminary report about the East Palestine, Ohio, train derailment, writing that the crew didn't know anything was wrong until a "critical audible alarm message" blasted right before the train went off the tracks. The train, operated by Norfolk Southern,… → Read More

Jennifer McClellan makes history with Virginia special congressional election win

Democrat Jennifer McClellan won Tuesday's special election to represent Virginia's 4th Congressional District, The Associated Press, CNN, and NBC News are projecting. McClellan, a state senator, is now the first Black woman elected to Congress in Virginia. She defeated Republican Leon Benjamin, a pastor and Navy veteran. The seat became open in November, when Rep. Donald McEachin (D-Va.) died at… → Read More

Officials say Biden's wartime visit to Kyiv was sparked by Zelensky's trip to D.C.

President Biden's clandestine visit to Kyiv on Monday started to come together not long after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky traveled to Washington, D.C., in late December, two people with knowledge of the matter told NBC News. Biden went to the Ukrainian capital to show solidarity with the country and to bolster the Western alliance that is supporting Ukraine. Administration officials… → Read More

Rust shooting: Gun enhancement charge dropped against Alec Baldwin

Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Prosecutors have dropped the firearm enhancement charge against Alec Baldwin, in connection with the fatal October 2021 shooting on the New Mexico set of the movie Rust. During rehearsals, a prop gun Baldwin was holding discharged a live round, fatally wounding cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injuring director Joel Souza.… → Read More

Sen. John Fetterman receiving treatment for clinical depression

Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pa.) is seeking treatment for clinical depression, at the recommendation of the attending physician of Congress. The doctor, Brian P. Monahan, evaluated the senator on Monday and suggested inpatient care on Wednesday, Fetterman's chief of staff, Adam Jentleson, said in a statement released Thursday. Fetterman has "experienced depression off and on throughout his life,"… → Read More

Attorneys for Proud Boys move to subpoena Trump

Attorneys for five members of the Proud Boys plan on asking the Department of Justice for help in serving a subpoena to former President Donald Trump. Enrique Tarrio, the leader of the far-right extremist group, and four other members are facing seditious conspiracy charges in connection with the Jan. 6 Capitol attack. One of those defendants, Joe Biggs, is a Proud Boys organizer from Florida.… → Read More

FDA advisers recommend making Narcan available over the counter

Independent advisers to the Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday unanimously recommended over-the-counter sales of Narcan, a nasal spray that can reverse opioid overdoses. Narcan, known generically as naloxone, blocks the effects of opiates on the brain and is usually administered by first responders and outreach workers. Many public health experts have argued that it needs to be widely… → Read More

Actress Raquel Welch dies at 82

Raquel Welch, the bombshell actress who rose to worldwide fame after appearing in the 1966 film One Million Years B.C., died on Wednesday. She was 82. Her management company, Media Four, said in a statement that Welch died "peacefully" following a brief illness. Born Jo Raquel Tejada on Sept. 5, 1940, she moved from Chicago to La Jolla, California, when she was a toddler. She won her first… → Read More

MSU shooting victims remembered for their kindness, senses of humor

The three Michigan State University students shot and killed Monday on campus have been identified as Arielle Anderson, Brian Fraser, and Alexandria Verner. Anderson, a 19-year-old sophomore from Harper Woods, Michigan, was a straight-A student with impeccable manners, her uncle, Tim Davis, told The Detroit News. "She was just sweet and innocent," he said. "She was soft-spoken, always helpful.… → Read More

3 dead, several injured in shootings at Michigan State University

At least three people were killed during shootings Monday night at Michigan State University in East Lansing, police said. After a manhunt that lasted several hours, the suspect was found dead, apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Interim MSU Police Chief Chris Rozman said. He told reporters he is "unsure" of any connection the suspect had with the university, and officers are working… → Read More