At a talk at Mount Holyoke College on Tuesday night, former U.S. Senator and Secretary of State John Kerry did not directly weigh in on the accusations of sexual misconduct brought against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
The stakes are high for Thursday's Capitol Hill hearing, pitting Trump Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh against Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused him of sexual assault — an accusation Kavanaugh has denied — when they were both in high school more than three decades ago. A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds that almost 6 in 10 Americans (58 percent) say they will be following the Senate Judiciary Committee proceeding closely or very closely. And a plurality haven't made up...
Updated at 5 p.m. ET Editor's note: This story contains a graphic description of sexual assault. A Montgomery County, Pa., judge sentenced disgraced comedian Bill Cosby to three to 10 years in state prison Tuesday, saying that the words of Cosby's main accuser Andrea Constand that the entertainer took her "beautiful, young spirit and crushed it" helped him reach his decision. "It is time for justice, Mr. Cosby," said Montgomery County Judge Steven O'Neill. "This has all circled back to you."...
Randy Weston, who died on September 1 at 92, was one of my early favorites among jazz pianists. Like his “biggest influence,” Thelonious Monk, as well as Herbie Nichols, Cecil Taylor, and Abdullah Ibrahim, Randy had a powerful touch that reflected the influence of Duke Ellington. (Ellington was sufficiently impressed with Weston's playing to produce Randy's album Berkshire Blues, in 1965.) In Weston's case, early influences also included pianists Count Basie, Art Tatum and Nat "King" Cole,...
As darkness fell one recent summer night, Rick Costello set up his telescope in front of the library in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. He took a sign from his car and hung it on a nearby post. It read, “Come see the universe.”
From the middle of UMass toward the center of town in Amherst, Massachusetts, you may have seen some unexpected objects near walkways or up on a grassy hill. Upon closer inspection, they’re delightful and puzzling pieces of art.
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Yale University law students staged a sit-in at the school Monday, and also sent a delegation to Washington D.C. They were calling for an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, a Yale undergrad and law school alumnus.