A former CIA operative convicted of kidnapping an Egyptian cleric in Milan as part of the U. S. extraordinary renditions program is fighting against being sent to Italy to serve the six-year sentence she received in absentia there, a Portuguese court official said Friday.
The longest song on the album, the six-minute "Fast Forward" muses about generation gaps and modern life, how "Everyone is a genius, but no one has any friends," all amid a yearning Regina Carter violin solo.
The returning Graham Maby, Jackson's longtime bass player, and drummer Brian Blade complete a dream team.
 the quartet of tunes recorded in New Orleans with members of Galactic glides by with power and plenty of local zest, even if it's Beethoven being quoted instead of Professor Longhair on "Ode To Joy."
Police are investigating the deaths of two people found in a Spartanburg County home but say it's too early to know if the case is a homicide.
Duncan Police Chief C. E. Long tells local media outlets that police went to the house Wednesday night after a report of someone with a gun and a knife chasing a neighbor.