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Soul legend Aretha Franklin to wed longtime friend

Aretha Franklin, 69, is making plans to tie the knot with longtime friend William “Willie” Wilkerson, the Queen of Soul said Monday through her publicist. “We’re looking at June or July for our date and no, I’m not pregnant,” said the Grammy-winning voice behind such classics as “Respect,” “Think,” “Chain…

Protesters occupy DC building before eviction

A small group of protesters backed by the Occupy DC movement took over a former school building in Washington for several hours before being removed by police. An AFP journalist at the scene saw around 100 activists from the nearby Occupy camp who demonstrated outside the Franklin School building, a…