Ketanji Brown Jackson officially sworn in as first Black woman on the Supreme Court

Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in on the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday, becoming the first Black woman on the bench. The 51-year-old Jackson, a top federal appellate court judge and former public defender, was sworn in at noon following the retirement of Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, who ascended to the high court in 1994 …

U.S. Supreme Court limits federal power to curb carbon emissions at power plants

In a 6-3 ruling, the Supreme Court said on Thursday that the Environmental Protection Agency has no authority in regulating carbon emissions from existing power plants. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in the majority opinion that Congress must have a say in applying such rules: “In certain extraordinary cases, both separation of powers principles and …

Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges arrested on felony domestic violence charge

A spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department said on Thursday that Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges was arrested on a felony charge in Los Angeles, and released on $130,000 bail.  Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department records show that the 24-year-old Bridges was arrested at 1:55 p.m. local time Wednesday and booked at 5:37 p.m. …

Kevin Durant requests trade from Brooklyn Nets

ESPN, The Athletic and Yahoo Sports are all reporting that All-Star forward Kevin Durant requested a trade on Thursday from the Brooklyn Nets.  The bombshell news came just hours before free agency opened Thursday at 6 p.m. ET. Phoenix and Miami are two of Durant’s preferred destinations, according to multiple sources. The 33-year-old Durant, a 12-time All-Star, is …

Kacey Musgraves and Fancy Hagood team up for the song “Blue Dream Baby”

Kacey Musgraves has teamed up with country-pop singer Fancy Hagood for their newly-released single, “Blue Dream Baby.”  “Blue Dream Baby” will appear on Hagood’s forthcoming record, which follows his successful 2021 collection, “Southern Curiosity.” Hagood and Musgraves are longtime friends, but “Blue Dream Baby” is their first collaboration together. Hagood wrote the single alongside Little …

Brothers Osborne, Darius Rucker and more to perform at ‘ACM Party for a Cause’

The Academy of Country Music’s ACM Party for a Cause will return to Nashville on Tuesday, Aug. 23, at Ascend Amphitheater. Brothers Osborne, Darius Rucker, Blanco Brown, Travis Denning, Sara Evans and Caylee Hammack are among the newly announced performers for the event, with more artists to be announced soon. Proceeds from the ACM Party …

Cameron Diaz coming out of retirement to star with Jamie Foxx in the Netflix film ‘Back in Action’

Cameron Diaz is coming out of acting retirement to reunite with Jamie Foxx for the new Netflix film ‘Back in Action.’ Foxx, 54, announced that he recruited NFL star Tom Brady, who briefly retired in February, to help bring the 49-year-old Diaz out of retirement for the new project. On Twitter, Foxx shared a recording …

Take a look at Julia Roberts and George Clooney in the trailer for their film ‘Ticket to Paradise’

Universal Pictures has released the first official trailer for the romantic comedy ‘Ticket to Paradise,’ starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts. The trailer shows Roberts and Clooney as a divorced couple scheming together in Bali to stop their lovestruck daughter from repeating their mistake 25 years earlier when they married impulsively. Ol Parker of Mamma …

Manhunt underway after 2 deputies are shot and wounded in Alabama

Officials reported that two deputies with the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office in Alabama were injured in a shooting Wednesday afternoon. Bibb County District Attorney Michael Jackson said that the deputies were chasing the driver of a stolen car after 5 p.m. Wednesday in the Brierfield community when the suspect opened fire, shooting both deputies. The …

Philadelphia Phillies’ Bryce Harper undergoes thumb surgery; no timetable for his return

Philadelphia Phillies slugger Bryce Harper suffered a fractured left thumb Saturday night against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park, taking a 97-mph fastball by Blake Snell to the hand and exiting the game immediately. The Phillies announced that the reigning NL MVP fractured his thumb soon thereafter.  Harper had surgery to repair the fracture …