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English Beat and General Public vocalist Ranking Roger dead at age 56

Ranking Roger, co-lead vocalist for the popular U.K. New Wave band The English Beat and its spinoff group General Public, died Tuesday at the age of 56, according to a post on TheBeatOfficial.com. "'He fought & fought & fought, Roger was a fighter,'" the message reads. "Sadly Roger [passed] away…... Read More

(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration is expanding its restrictions on U.S. funding for international health care providers and non-profits that perform or promote abortion, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Tuesday.It's an expansion on what is already the widest implementation yet of the so-called "Mexico City policy" -- one that…... Read More

(CHICAGO) -- In a stunning move, prosecutors in Chicago dropped all charges against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett on Tuesday despite acknowleging Smollet fabricated a street attack on himself in an attempt to get a pay raise.“We stand behind the investigation and the facts revealed,” said Joe Magats, the first assistant…... Read More

(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Supreme Court showed little love for gerrymandering on Tuesday, but the nine justices remained deeply divided about what to do about it and whether to get involved at all."In every redistricting, partisanship is going to have a role and always have an effect," said Chief Justice…... Read More

(LOS ANGELES) -- Tonight's episode of ABC's 1970s-set comedy The Kids Are Alright will feature a guest appearance from former child star Danny Bonaduce, co-star Michael Cudlitz tells ABC. In the episode, titled "Low Expectations," Jack Gore's character, Timmy -- one of eight boys in an Irish Catholic family in suburban…... Read More

(WASHINGTON) -- The Interior Department has responded to requests from the House to provide more detail about acting Secretary David Bernhardt's schedules, just days before he testifies in his Senate confirmation hearing to become the secretary permanently.In response to a request from the House Natural Resources Committee the department said…... Read More

(NEW YORK) -- Chocolate or peanut butter? Reese's came up with a brand new treat so now whether your favorite part of the classic candy is sweet or salty, there's more for everyone to love!Reese's launched the brand new "Reese's Lovers Cups" on Monday that features a classic chocolate peanut…... Read More

(BEAVER DAMN, Wisc.) -- A Wisconsin man, who allegedly shot his ex-wife multiple times just feet from their young daughter, had no history of violence, his mother told police.Ulisses W. Medina Espinosa was charged on Tuesday with one count of first-degree intentional homicide, under the elements of domestic abuse, after…... Read More

Devin Dawson not only co-wrote Blake Shelton’s new single, “God’s Country,” you’ll also hear him singing on the new track. The “Dark Horse” hitmaker co-wrote the tune with Michael Hardy and Jordan Schmidt. You’ll be able to hear the lead release from Blake’s next album this Friday. Meanwhile, Devin also lends his vocals to “Matthew’s Daughter,” a…... Read More

(PARIS) -- Paintings by some of France’s best known artists have been re-named to highlight the role of people of color in art history, part of a new exhibition in Paris that opened Tuesday.The new names, which are displayed at the exhibition "Le modèle noir de géricault à Matisse" (Black…... Read More

(CHICAGO) -- The prosecutor who dropped the charges against Jussie Smollett told ABC News affiliate WLS that he still believes the Empire star's story about being attacked was a hoax, but decided to drop the charges anyway. “We stand behind the investigation and the facts revealed,” said Joe Magats, the…... Read More