Jon Batiste quits Stephen Colbert’s ‘The Late Show’

Jon Batiste quits Stephen Colbert’s ‘The Late Show’

Jon Batiste, his career booming after winning multiple Grammys, steps down as bandleader of ‘The Late Show’ after a seven-year run in support of host Stephen Colbert NEW YORK — Jon Batiste, his career on the rise after winning multiple Grammys this year, is stepping down as bandleader of “The Late Show” after a seven-year … Read more

Minnesota jury: A woman was not entitled to the morning after pill

AITKIN, Minn. — A jury ruled Friday that a central Minnesota pharmacist did not violate a woman’s rights when he refused to provide her with emergency contraceptives more than three years ago. Andrea Anderson, a McGregor mother of five, sued under Minnesota human rights law after the pharmacist, because of his religious beliefs, refused to … Read more

Hawaii couple charged with stealing IDs of dead children in Texas

HONOLULU– A US defense contractor and his wife who lived for decades as two deceased Texan children have been charged with impersonation and conspiring against the government, according to unsealed federal court filings in Honolulu . Walter Glenn Primrose and Gwynn Darle Morrison, both in their 60s, who are believed to have lived for decades … Read more

Thousands have been ordered to flee California wildfires near Yosemite

Waona, California. — A fast-moving bushfire near Yosemite National Park erupted into one of California’s biggest blazes of the year on Saturday, prompting evacuation orders for thousands and knocking out power to more than 2,000 homes and businesses. The Oak Fire began Friday afternoon southwest of the park near the town of Midpines in Mariposa … Read more

6 people die after storm causes pileup on Montana highway

Hardin, Mont. — Six people have died after a dust storm fueled by wind gusts exceeding 60 mph caused a pileup Friday night on Interstate 90 in Montana, authorities said. Twenty-one vehicles crashed and Montana Highway Patrol Sgt. Jay Nelson said authorities believe the weather was the cause. “It looks like there were strong winds, … Read more

A grove of giant sequoias threatened by a fire in California

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, California — Yosemite National Park’s largest grove of giant sequoias remained closed on Saturday, a day after hundreds of people were ordered to evacuate as a wildfire burning through dense forest became the latest to threaten the tallest trees in the world. A team was dispatched to Mariposa Grove to wrap some … Read more

Speaker of Sri Lankan Parliament: President to resign on Wednesday

Colombia, Sri Lanka — Sri Lankan parliament speaker says President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has agreed to step down effective Wednesday. Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena said in a televised statement on Saturday that he had informed Rajapaksa of a decision taken at a meeting of parliamentary party leaders demanding that he step down, and he accepted. However, Rajapaksa … Read more

A NASA satellite leaves its orbit around the Earth and heads for the Moon

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — A microwave-sized satellite successfully broke free from its orbit around Earth on Monday and is heading for the moon, the latest step in NASA’s plan to land astronauts on Earth again. the lunar surface. It was already an unusual journey for the Capstone satellite. It was launched six days ago from … Read more