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Deadline looms for Billy the Kid pardon

The hours are ticking down to a deadline Friday for a US state governor to give a posthumous pardon to Billy Kid, the infamous 19th century Wild West outlaw. New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson reaffirmed Wednesday that he plans to make a decision before he leaves office at the end…

Soul legend Aretha Franklin has cancer: reports

LA — Soul legend Aretha Franklin has cancer and underwent surgery last week, media has reported, after she canceled engagements for the near future. Fox 2 in Detroit cited a relative as saying the 68-year-old “Queen of Soul” is doing “OK,” but that the family is very concerned, and is…