A sharply divided Supreme Court ruled against a former death row inmate who sought damages from the state after prosecutors hid crucial blood tests that would have earlier proven his innocence. The 5-4 decision Tuesday involved John Thompson, who came within weeks of execution and had spent 18 years behind bars before being set free after the new forensic evidence came to light.
In honor of Father's Day, let's take a look at some dads who gave famous people a giant gift: their names. You know Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Ken Griffey Sr., but here are some lesser-known seniors behind a slew of celebrity juniors.
Movie star and singer Harry Connick Jr. made waves around the world by condemning, on air, an Australian television skit featuring a group of performers who wore blackface to impersonate the late pop star Michael Jackson and his brothers.
In his recent commercials for Lincoln, Harry Connick Jr. does more than endorse the MKX crossover vehicle – he endorses his hometown of New Orleans and its struggle to rebuild following Hurricane Katrina.
Standing outside his new mint-green house, Fredy Omar hears the rumble of construction trucks, the buzz of drills and the thud of hammers. It's all an overture for something far sweeter -- the sound of music.
RATES: These are the good old days? The Fed left interest rates alone again, and whenever that happens (not moving rates up or down), it always puts a big smile on may face. (I'm pickin' and I'm grinnin'.) This isn't complicated stuff, people, but most everyone misses the very important and to me not-so-subtle point. What Ben (of the Beard) Bernanke & Co. are telling you is that in terms of the tools they have at hand, the economy is PERFECT.