Ex-Baltimore police officer filmed beating man pleads not guilty

iStock/Thinkstock(BALTIMORE) — A former Baltimore police officer caught on video repeatedly punching a man while on duty has pleaded not guilty to assault and misconduct charges.Arthur Williams, 25, appeared in-person for his initial court hearing on Wednesday after turning himself in the night before. A Baltimore Circuit Court judge ordered for him to be released…read more »

More than 300 newspapers to publish editorials in response to Trump’s attack on media

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — More than 300 newspapers plan on publishing editorials on Thursday pushing back against President Donald Trump’s ramped-up rhetoric against news media.“This dirty war on the free press must end,” Marjorie Pritchard, the Boston Globe’s editorial page deputy managing editor said in a statement obtained by ABC News. “It calls for urgent action by…read more »

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin dead at 76

Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images  (DETROIT) — Aretha Franklin, the pastor’s daughter who became the undisputed Queen of Soul over a career that spanned more than five decades, has died of advanced pancreatic cancer, ABC News has confirmed. “It is with deep and profound sadness that we announce the passing of Aretha Louise Franklin, the Queen…read more »

Country star trivia

Comstock/Thinkstock Eight years ago this week, Jerrod Niemann scored his only #1 so far on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart with this song. Can you name the tune that was a remake of a 1992 hit by the band Sonia Dada? ANSWER: “You Don’t Treat Me No Good,” which was renamed “Lover, Lover” for its country release.  Copyright ©…read more »