Pharrell, Beastie Boys, RZA, halftime show score Emmy nods
Williams is nominated for outstanding original music and lyrics for Letter to My Godfather from The Black Godfather, the Netflix documentary about music executive Clarence Avant. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK Grammy-winners including Pharrell Williams, the Beastie Boys and Nine Inch Nails Trent Reznor have a chance of winning their first-ever honors at the Emmy Awards, where Jennifer Lopez and Shakiras show-stopping halftime show performance also earned multiple nominations. For their work on Watchmen, they scored a second Emmy nomination for outstanding music composition for a limited series, movie or special. They earned nominations as producers for outstanding documentary or nonfiction special and as writers for outstanding writing for a nonfiction program. Jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington, who composed music for the Michelle Obama documentary Becoming, picked up a nomination for outstanding music composition for a documentary series of special.
Florida appeals court sends abortion challenge back to lower court
In late 2018, Circuit Court Judge Terry Lewis ruled that the law is unconstitutional and permanently blocked it. His ruling came after the states Supreme Court approved an injunction against the law that was passed by the legislature and signed by then-governor Rick Scott in 2015. Abortion is one of the most divisive issues in the United States. Similar legal battles have ensued over restrictive abortion laws across the United States in recent months and years. Anti-abortion activists have said they hope to prompt the conservative-majority U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the Roe v. Wade ruling by enacting laws that are assured of facing court challenges.feeds.reuters.com