Alan Jackson reveals he has degenerative condition that’s getting worse: ‘There’s no cure’
Country legend Alan Jackson revealed Tuesday that he has a degenerative nerve condition that is impacting his ability to perform on stage. “I have this neuropathy and neurological disease,” Jackson said. “It’s genetic that I inherited from my daddy... There’s no cure for it, but it’s been affecting me for years. “The severity of symptoms can vary greatly from person to person, even among family members,” the story notes. “But it’s related (to) muscular dystrophy and Parkinson’s disease.”Jackson said this does not necessarily mean the end of his time on stage.mlive.com
GOP donor pays $1M to deploy South Dakota national guard
In a story June 30, 2021, about a billionaire Republican donor who is paying $1 million to help defray the cost of deploying the South Dakota National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of the spokesman for South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem.
No cigar: Interstellar object is cookie-shaped planet shard
This 2018 illustration provided by William Hartmann and Michael Belton shows a depiction of the Oumuamua interstellar object as a pancake-shaped disk. A study published in March 2021 says the mystery object is likely a remnant of a Pluto-like world and shaped like a cookie. A new study says the mystery object is likely a remnant of a Pluto-like world and shaped like a cookie. Those are the rough proportions of one wafer of an Oreo cookie, Desch noted. By the time the object starts leaving our solar system around 2040, the width-to-thickness ratio will have dropped to 10-to-1, according to Desch.
How can you grieve without a funeral? As coronavirus restrictions become more strict, families make heartbreaking choices
Glenn died on March 15 and his funeral is in limbo because of coronavirus restrictions. Many directors refused to hold funeral services in chapels or offered to only do small graveside burials limited to 10 people. This is a whole new terrain, said Amy Cunningham, a Brooklyn-based funeral director who runs Fitting Tribute Funeral Services. The CDC advised funeral directors and those who touch the bodies of people who died from the coronavirus to wear protective equipment, including disposable gloves. Glenn Wilson of Marysville, Wash., died on March 15, but his funeral was in limbo because of restrictions to combat the coronavirus.latimes.com
Los Angeles prosecutors reject Kevin Spacey sex battery case
LOS ANGELES, CA Los Angeles prosecutors have rejected a sexual battery case against Kevin Spacey because the accuser has died. The Los Angeles County District Attorney's office announced the decision Tuesday. The case stemmed from a masseur's allegations that Spacey inappropriately touched him during a massage session at a home in Malibu, California, in October 2016. In that case, Spacey's accuser invoked his Fifth Amendment right not to testify about text messages from the night of the alleged groping that the defense claimed were deleted. Police in London are also investigating allegations of sexual misconduct by Spacey, but there's been no public update on that inquiry.
Kevin Spacey groping case at risk of dismissal if accuser doesn't testify
Spacey's defense lawyer Alan Jackson on Monday seized on the accuser's Fifth Amendment claim to demand that the case be tossed out by Nantucket District Court Judge Thomas Barrett. He then refused to testify further, citing the Fifth Amendment. The Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects people from having to incriminate themselves. Still, if the accuser decides to continue to invoke his Fifth Amendment rights, there are other ways for the prosecution to proceed with the case. While being granted immunity would allow the accuser to testify, his testimony could be seriously undercut by cross-examination by Spacey's lawyer.cnbc.com
Kevin Spacey judge questions case's future after accuser takes the Fifth
Actor Kevin Spacey attends his arraignment for sexual assault charges at Nantucket District Court on Jan. 7, 2019, in Nantucket, Mass. But after he stepped down, the accuser asserted his Fifth Amendment rights, meaning his testimony would be stricken from the record. It wasn't immediately clear what the accuser's intentions were in invoking the Fifth Amendment. The father told Jackson he felt his questions went "way too far," prompting the judge to threaten to hold the father in contempt. Unruh, a former Boston news anchor, also took the stand Monday, waiving her Fifth Amendment rights.cbsnews.com
Kevin Spacey groping accuser invokes Fifth Amendment; judge bars testimony
Kevin Spacey attends the Build Series to discuss his new play 'Clarence Darrow' at Build Studio on May 24, 2017 in New York City. Additionally, Spacey's defense attorney, Alan Jackson, said that the accuser's mother, Heather Unruh, may have been watching live coverage of her son's testimony on TV. The video had been filmed more than a year after the alleged incident with Spacey, she said. The civil suit against the 59-year-old Spacey was filed on June 26 in Nantucket Superior Court. The accuser's suit sought unspecified damages for "severe and permanent mental distress and emotional injuries."cnbc.com
Alan Jackson: Timid about fame
Country superstar Alan Jackson has sold more than 60 million albums, and his latest, "Angels and Alcohol," comes a quarter-century after he first topped the charts. Correspondent Lee Cowan pays a visit to the always-entertaining singer, and learns Jackson still isn't comfortable with performing before a crowd.cbsnews.com