A major influence on Jim Carrey and other slapstick performers, Lewis also was known as the ringmaster of the Labor Day Muscular Dystrophy Association.
As one of the first black standup comedians to find success with white audiences, in the early 1960s, Gregory rose from an impoverished childhood in St. Louis to win a college track scholarship and become a celebrated satirist who deftly commented upon racial divisions at the dawn of the civil rights movement.
Counterprotesters marched through the city on Saturday to historic Boston Common, where conservatives had planned to deliver a series of speeches but soon left.
Sgt. Sam Howard died Saturday afternoon at a hospital where he had been taken following Friday night’s attack in Kissimmee, Florida. Officer Matthew Baxter died Friday night, a short time after authorities say he was shot by 45-year-old Everett Miller.
The new jackpot for Wednesday’s drawing is $650 million, which would be the third-largest jackpot in U.S. history.
President Donald Trump and the first lady have decided not to participate in events for this year’s Kennedy Center Honors arts awards so honorees can celebrate “without any political distraction,” the White House announced.
The university said it removed the carved limestone likeness before dawn from the entryway to Duke Chapel, where it stood among 10 historical figures.
Authorities said the troopers had arranged a meeting via Facebook with a person selling a video game console they suspected had been taken in a string of robberies in Pennsylvania.
Everett Miller faces a charge of first-degree murder for the killing of Officer Matthew Baxter and could face other charges for the wounding of Sgt. Sam Howard, said Kissimmee Police Chief Jeff O’Dell at a news conference Saturday.
The judge said he needed more information, including Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud’s current state of mind, before sentencing him for plotting attacks after becoming radicalized in Syria.
Police said the 25-year-old driver had refused the officer’s orders to “face away” after getting out of his car Aug. 12 and then began resisting.
A letter dated Friday, and signed by 16 of 17 committee members, cited the “false equivalence” of President Donald Trump’s comments about last weekend’s “Unite the Right” gathering in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Trump has not spoken publicly about his latest personnel decision, but he tweeted praise for Bannon’s return to the conservative news outlet ‘Breitbart News.’
The unemployment rate fell by 1.4 percentage points in Indiana, Tennessee and Wyoming over the past year — the biggest declines in the country.
U.S. Embassy officials have asked the coalition to declassify grid coordinates for bombs dropped in Iraq to help clear the explosives.
This follows comments from President Donald Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon who said on Wednesday that there’s no military solution to the North Korean threat because of the risk posed by its conventional forces arrayed against South Korea.
The University of California, Berkeley says Marian Cleeves Diamond was 90 when she died July 25 at her home in Oakland.
Government prosecutors want a judge to impose a 23-year sentence. They say Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud tried to cover up dangerous terrorist activity.
The two pilots and three air crew members on board went missing when their helicopter lost communication with another Black Hawk at about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Mylan NV raised the price per pair from $94 in 2007 to $608 last year, while experts estimate it costs less than $10 to produce one EpiPen.