‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ star Miguel Ferrer dies at 61

In his own statement, “NCIS: Los Angeles” showrunner R. Scott Gemmill called Ferrer “a man of tremendous talent who had a powerful dramatic presence onscreen, a wicked sense of humor and a huge heart.”

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert ordered to pay $1.7 million to victim

Former House speaker Dennis Hastert wants one of his sexual abuse victims to return $1.7 million in hush money. A court filing this week in an ongoing civil case is a counter claim to the victim’s breach-of-contract lawsuit that he filed last year, arguing that Hastert still owed him part of a $3.5 million hush-money deal.

‘Dance Moms’ star to be sentenced in fraud case

‘Dance Moms’ star’s 2-day sentencing hearing set to begin.
Federal prosecutors say Miller meant to hide over a half million dollars in income and are asking for a prison sentence of up to 30 months.

3 killed, 20 wounded in Australian truck attack

SYDNEY (AP) — Police in Melbourne, Australia say a man deliberately drove into a street crowded with pedestrians, killing at least three people and injuring 20 others.

Scientists will live in a dome for 8 months to simulate Mars

The scientists will have no physical contact with people in the outside world and will work with a 20-minute delay in communications with their support crew, or the time it would take for an email to reach Earth from Mars.