Joe Cocker, whose distinctive raspy voice and soulful musical
renditions made him a favourite of his peers with hits like
Beatles' cover "With a Little Help from My Friends" and "You
Are So Beautiful," has. He was 70.
The condition of Muhammad Ali has "vastly improved" since he
was admitted to the hospital over the weekend with a mild
case of pneumonia and doctors hope to discharge the boxing
legend soon, a spokesman says.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has sought to ease
tensions with the police force, calling for a suspension of
protests against the use of excessive force until after the
funerals of two officers killed by a gunman over the weekend.
Fighting between Libya's competing governments has spread to
a third oil port, curbing gas exports to Italy and cutting
crude production to less than needed to cover the North
African country's own domestic requirements, officials said.