Known as the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin's career spanned more than 6 decades and her music influenced generations of people. The American singer known for hits such as Respect, Say A little Prayer and Natural Woman, died from pancreatic cancer, with her family by her side.
300 priests have been accused of sexually abusing over 1,000 children in the US state of Pennsylvania.That's according to the findings of a two-year investigation into clergy sexual abuse. Roman Catholic priests, some of whom are dead, sexually abused child victims over a 70-year period and silence.
A year on from Charlottesville, a small group of about 20 white supremacists protested near the White House in Washington, DC on Sunday. They needed a police escort to keep them separate from the massive crowds of counter-protesters that showed up to drown them out.
The Oscars have caused upset throughout Hollywood with the addition of a new category: "Popular Film". The new addition will recognise films that perform well at the Box Office in an aim to boost at home audience viewing figures.
The White House has announced plans to extend US military dominance into space with the creation of a new, sixth branch of its armed forces, called the Space Force. The separate military department will bolster US defences and should be operational by 2020.