close Video Author Salman Rushdie is tended to after he was attacked during a lecture t the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, N.Y. (Courtesy: Dr. Chip Howard) Author Salman Rushdie is tended to after he was attacked during a lecture at the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, N.Y. (Courtesy: Dr. Chip Howard) NEW You can now listen to Fox News articles! Indian-born author Salman Rushie was stabbed before a speech in Chautauqua, New York on Friday representing a stark reminder of the "fatwa" that was issued on his life by Iran’s late leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini . Rushdie was stabbed in the neck before giving a speech at the Chautauqua Institution on Friday after living for over thirty years under the threat of an edict calling for his death issued by the Ayatollah Khomeini in response to his book "The Satanic Verses." Iran’s government has long since distanced itself from Khomeini’s decree, but anti-Rushdie sentiment … [Read more...] about Stabbing of Salman Rushdie comes 33 years after fatwa issued on his life by Iran
LOS ANGELES — Anne Heche, the Emmy- and Tony-nominated actor whose work in “Six Days Seven Nights,” “Another World” and dozens of other projects dovetailed with a groundbreaking romance with Ellen DeGeneres that challenged homophobia in Hollywood, has died. She was 53. Her son Homer confirmed her death in a statement to the Los Angeles Times on Friday. “My brother Atlas and I lost our Mom. After six days of almost unbelievable emotional swings, I am left with a deep, wordless sadness,” he wrote. “Hopefully my mom is free from pain and beginning to explore what I like to imagine as her eternal freedom. “Over those six days, thousands of friends, family, and fans made their hearts known to me. I am grateful for their love, as I am for the support of my Dad, Coley, and my stepmom Alexi who continue to be my rock during this time. Rest In Peace Mom, I love you, Homer.” Heche was removed from life support after being hospitalized after crashing her car into a Mar Vista home, … [Read more...] about Anne Heche, TV, film and stage actor, dies at 53 from injuries sustained in LA car crash
115 Crime & Safety The actress died from injuries suffered in a fiery car crash in Mar Vista last week. Rachel Barnes , Patch Staff Posted | Updated Replies MAR VISTA, CA —Actress Anne Heche died Friday a week after crashing her car into a Mar Vista home. The Emmy Award-winning and Tony-nominated actress was 53 years old. She was removed from life support after a week-long coma due to a severe brain injury suffered in the fiery crash. Her son Homer confirmed her death in a statement to the Los Angeles Times. "My brother Atlas and I lost our Mom. After six days of almost unbelievable emotional swings, I am left with deep, wordless sadness," he wrote to the LA Times. "Hopefully my mom is free from pain and beginning to explore what I like to imagine as her eternal freedom." Heche was kept on life support at Grossman Burn Center and West Hills Hospital after the fiery crash a week ago to preserve her … [Read more...] about Anne Heche Dies At 53: Report
Does Baltimore care about squeegee kids? That's the most important question after a driver attacked one of them and was shot dead in return last month. Everyone in cities like Baltimore knows these kids, who live in terrible poverty and stand at stoplights and street corners and wipe the windshields of passing cars. Sadly, in the wake of this tragedy, the risk is that Baltimore will double down on failed approaches that trap squeegee kids in poverty instead of helping them escape it. This heartbreaking incident has generally divided people along two lines. The first is the most obvious: Crack down on these kids - or even lock 'em up. According to this common response, squeegeeing is illegal for a reason. It's annoying and dangerous, especially during rush hour when traffic is thick and tensions are high. The thinking goes that the police should intervene and get squeegee kids off the streets for good. But is arresting and even imprisoning these kids going to solve anything? This … [Read more...] about A better way for Baltimore to help its squeegee kids
Nicki Minaj has had a really, really hard few weeks. No, I’m not talking about her former assistant’s accusations that Minaj had committed tax fraud, and that her husband, Kenneth Petty, was continuing a well-documented pattern of abuse by harassing her female staff members. I’m talking about the daunting, terrifying, and formidable undertaking of having to rename her new single. “What should the name of #FreakyGirl be y’all? Yep we have to change it,” she tweeted in the sweltering final hours of July. Until then, Minaj had repeatedly teased the song as “Freaky Girl” on her socials, to the tune of millions of views and excitement from the Barbz over her imminent return. But, at the last minute, her team had run into an unexplained legal wall over the song title. Minaj didn’t say whether the name change had anything to do with the song’s sample of the Rick James classic “Super Freak,” just that she was offering three new options for fans to vote on: “He Want A Freaky Girl,” … [Read more...] about Nicki Minaj’s New Song Is Awful. Where Does She Go From Here?
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 5 DENVER (AP) — The fliers piled up in mailboxes in central South Dakota like snow during a high-plains blizzard: “Transgender Sex Education in Schools?” one asked. “Vote Against Sex Ed Radical Mary Duvall for State Senate.” The mailers were part of a $58,000 campaign against the five-term Republican lawmaker, an enormous sum of money in a place where the cost of running for a statehouse seat is typically in the low five figures. Despite the subject of the attack ads, Duvall was targeted not for her stance on sex education but for her opposition to a longshot bid by some conservatives to force a convention to amend the U.S. Constitution. “I knew they were angry at me, but I had no idea this was going to be coming during my primary campaign,” said Duvall, who ended up losing her race by 176 votes. Duvall opposed legislation that would have added South Dakota to 19 … [Read more...] about Conservative push to alter Constitution focuses on primaries