After years of silence Britney Spears will finally speak out about the controversial legal order that gave her father control over her £43million fortune. America’s pop princess will appear at a Los Angeles court in June to talk about her long-standing conservatorship. For 13 years, it has been overseen by dad Jamie, who controlled every aspect of her cash pile. She was placed into the court-ordered arrangement, typically for the elderly or ill, after a breakdown that led to multiple hospitalisations. Her exact medical diagnosis has never been revealed. On Tuesday, LA Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny scheduled Britney’s appearance for June 23 to let her speak on the status of the conservatorship. Potentially speaking the court would represent a shift from the normally secretive mother of two, 39. The conservatorship has been under the spotlight ever since the explosive New York Times documentary Framing Britney Spears was released in February. The film, which … [Read more...] about Britney Spears to finally break silence on dad controlling her cash in court showdown
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A man has been charged with murder after a three-year-old girl died following a multiple stabbing attack at her birthday party. Ruya Kadir died in hospital on Monday from injuries she suffered in the assault at an apartment complex in Boise, Idaho, on Saturday. The girl had been celebrating her third birthday when a man entered the party and attacked nine people with a knife. She was flown to hospital in Utah for treatment, but died there. News of her death was revealed as the suspect, Timothy Earl Kinner, appeared in court to be charged with first degree murder, eight counts of aggravated battery and a use of deadly force enhancement. Advertisement Kinner, 30, is American, and the victims are members of refugee families from Syria, Iraq and Ethiopia - but Boise Police Chief William Bones said the evidence does not suggest the attack was a hate crime. Chief Bones said Kinner, described in court as homeless, was staying with someone at the Wylie … [Read more...] about Birthday party stabbing: Man in court after girl, 3, dies in Idaho
Billionaire Bill Gates gave estranged wife Melinda almost £1.4billion in shares on the day the couple went public with their divorce. The shares were gifted from Cascade Investment, a company controlled by Bill Gates to manage the proceeds of his Microsoft stock sales and dividends. On Monday, the company transferred more than 14million shares in Canadian National Railway and over 2.9 million shares in AutoNation, the largest US chain of car dealerships, to Melinda, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The transfers, with a combined value of about $1.8billion, were made just hours after the pair unexpectedly announced their separation after 27 years of marriage on twitter. It's since transpired that Melinda filed the court documents, two years after admitting married life was "incredbily hard". The deal is understood to be part of a separation agreement put in place by Mr and Mrs Gates who did not sign any prenuptial agreements at the time of … [Read more...] about Bill Gates gave Melinda almost £1.4bn worth of shares on day couple announced divorce
CIVIL rights activist Al Sharpton will deliver a eulogy at Andrew Brown Jr's funeral next week. A service for the dad-of-10 - who was shot dead by cops in North Carolina during a drug-related warrant executed by police on April 21 - will be held in Elizabeth County on Monday (May 3). It comes as Pasquotank County Sheriff Tommy Wooten on Thursday released the names of the deputies involved in the incident. He revealed four of the cops at the scene did not fire their weapons - but other three who did will remain on administrative leave until the investigation is complete. The four back on active duty are Lt Steve Judd, Sgt Michael Swindell, Sgt Kendall Bishop and Sgt Joel Lunsford, while those staying on leave are Investigator Daniel Meads, Deputy Sheriff II Robert Morgan and Corp Aaron Lewellyn. Sheriff Wooten said: "I'll continue to be transparent whenever I can -- without interfering in the independent investigation." Read our live blog below for the very latest … [Read more...] about Andrew Brown Jr shooting latest – Al Sharpton to give dad-of-10’s eulogy as deputies who shot him are identified
ANDREW Brown Jr was fatally shot by a police officer who was attempting to execute a search warrant on April 21 in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Days after his death, authorities have described Brown, 42, as a career drug dealer who had a 180-page criminal rap sheet. Did Andrew Brown have a criminal history? According to the search warrant signed off a day before his death, Brown had a criminal rap sheet dating back more than thirty years . Now details of the search warrant that ultimately led to Brown's death have been revealed. Authorized on April 20 by North Carolina Superior Court Senior Resident Judge Jerry R. Tillett, it states that a confidential source had been in contact with a senior member of a narcotics task force. Agent R.D. Johnson of the Dare County Narcotics Task Force was allegedly told by the informant that they had been purchasing illegal drugs from Brown for over a year, according to Fox News . They claim to have bought "different … [Read more...] about Did Andrew Brown have a criminal history?