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Jay Leno Is Complimented as He's Made Conservator of Wife

Mavis Leno, 77, who has dementia, sometimes doesn't know husband, per report by attorney

(Newser) - Jay Leno was granted conservatorship of his wife of more than four decades on Tuesday in a court hearing that was filled with praise for the care he has given her. Mavis Leno, 77, is suffering from advanced dementia, and People reports that Mavis' lawyer expressed her "agreement" with...

Jailed Ex-Prime Minister Gets Another 10 Years
Bad News Keeps Piling
On for Imran Khan

Bad News Keeps Piling On for Imran Khan

Pakistan's former prime minister and his wife get 7 more years in jail, for an apparently illegal marriage

(Newser) - On Saturday, a Pakistani court convicted and sentenced former PM Imran Khan and his wife to seven years in prison on a charge that their 2018 marriage violated the law, officials and a defense lawyer said. The verdict follows another case in which Khan and his wife, Bushra Bibi, were...

Court: Wife, 62, Can Have Dead Man's Sperm Retrieved

But the Western Australia woman can't use it

(Newser) - A 62-year-old Australian woman has been allowed to remove sperm from her dead husband—but not use it. The Guardian reports the unnamed woman's husband, 61, died at home on Dec. 17 and his body was transported to a Western Australia hospital. But after Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital declined...

Good News for the Widow of Jamal Khashoggi

Hanan Elatr has been granted political asylum in the US

(Newser) - After Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered in October 2018, his widow has since feared for her own safety. Now, good news from the United States for Hanan Elatr: She's been granted political asylum here, reports the BBC . According to documents seen by the UK broadcaster, Elatr was...

Iowa Woman Convicted of Trying Too Hard to Get Husband Elected

Kim Taylor faces up to 5 years behind bars on each charge

(Newser) - The wife of an Iowa county supervisor was convicted Tuesday of a ballot-stuffing scheme meant to help her husband win a congressional race. Kim Taylor, who is from Vietnam and who filled out ballots on behalf of Iowa voters of Vietnamese heritage with limited English comprehension, was found guilty of...

Ken Paxton's Wife Breaks Silence on Impeachment Trial

State Sen. Angela Paxton barred from voting

(Newser) - Texas state Sen. Angela Paxton won't be voting in her husband's impeachment trial. The GOP-controlled state Senate decided Wednesday night to bar her from taking any part in the trial of suspended Attorney General Ken Paxton when it begins Sept. 5, though she is required to attend, the...

Mom Held in Spouse's Murder Told Cops: 'I Just Want This Over'

Utah woman accused of poisoning husband wrote letter to authorities about her finances, marriage

(Newser) - A mom who wrote a children's book about dealing with the grief of losing loved ones, penned after her own husband died, is now accused of killing him and she'll be sitting in jail for the duration of her trial. Kouri Richins, 33, was denied bail during a...

Bruce Willis' Wife Has a Message for the Paparazzi

Emma Heming Willis begs photogs not to yell at husband, who has dementia: 'Just keep your space'

(Newser) - If you see Bruce Willis out and about in public, his wife has one simple request: Let him be. That's the gist of Emma Heming Willis' online PSA, in which she asks the paparazzi and gawkers in general to stay back from the 67-year-old actor, whose dementia diagnosis was...

Ed Sheeran on His 2022: 'I Felt Like I Was Drowning'

Singer notes his 'deepest, darkest thoughts' after wife's pregnancy tumor, death of best friend

(Newser) - In January, Ed Sheeran took to Instagram to explain he hadn't been on social media much for the "past couple of years" due to "turbulent things ... happening in my personal life." He didn't elaborate at the time, but now, ahead of the May release of...

Curb Director's Touching Obit for Wife Goes Viral

Robert Weide's final love note to Linda Weide recalls her 'beauty,' 'grace,' love of grilled cheese

(Newser) - On Christmas Day, actor Linda Weide died in her husband's arms, the end of a yearslong battle with progressive supranuclear palsy, a rare neurological disease. "Her bravery and dignity in the face of this illness were awe-inspiring," her husband, Robert Weide, writes in her obituary , published last...

Stewart Rhodes' Estranged Wife, Son Speak Out on Conviction

'Beyond happy,' Tasha Adams says; 'so much weight is off now' tweets his son

(Newser) - Prosecutors with the Justice Department were handed a big win Tuesday with the conviction of Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes on sedition charges, but they're not the only ones celebrating a victory. "I am beyond happy," Tasha Adams, the far-right militia leader's estranged wife, tells Insider...

NBA Player's Wife on Instagram: 'I Can't Be Silent Anymore'

Charlotte Hornets' Miles Bridges charged with domestic violence; spouse posts photos online

(Newser) - On Wednesday, Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges was arrested for felony domestic violence, and on Friday, his wife headed to Instagram to weigh in on what's been going on. Mychelle Johnson posted a series of photos showing apparent injuries from the alleged attack, which the LAPD says took place...

How Much Does This Guy Love His Wife? Their House Now Spins

Vojin Kusic, 72, designed and built home in Bosnia that rotates so his love can enjoy different views

(Newser) - It's not exactly on par with India's Taj Mahal, but a family house in a small town in northern Bosnia is, in its own way, a monument to love. The house in Srbac was designed and built by 72-year-old Vojin Kusic. With a green facade and red metal...

New Woes May Be Looming for Robert Durst

NY prosecutor plans to seek indictment regarding death of real estate scion's first wife, per source

(Newser) - A New York prosecutor will seek an indictment in the coming weeks against millionaire real estate scion Robert Durst for the death of his former wife, Kathie Durst, who disappeared in 1982, a person familiar with the matter told the AP on Friday. Westchester District Attorney Mimi Rocah decided in...

New Filing by Rand Paul Raises Securities Experts' Eyebrows

Discloses wife's COVID-related stock buy 16 months late, prompting whispers of insider trading

(Newser) - Rand Paul's headline-making week isn't over yet. First the Republican senator from Kentucky was booted from YouTube for a week for spreading misinformation on face masks. Now Paul, one of the most vocal lawmakers to break with federal health officials on how to handle COVID, has made a...

McAfee's Widow Reveals Last Words to Her, Demands Probe

Janice McAfee says final conversation didn't sound like a man who was suicidal

(Newser) - The widow of John McAfee, the British-American tycoon who died in a Spanish prison this week while awaiting extradition to the US, on Friday demanded a "thorough investigation" of his death, saying her husband didn't appear suicidal when they last spoke. Authorities in Spain are conducting an autopsy...

Boseman's Widow Gives 'Most Emotional Speech' of Golden Globes
Chadwick Boseman's
Widow's Speech Has
Viewers 'in Awe'

Chadwick Boseman's Widow's Speech Has Viewers 'in Awe'

Taylor Simone Ledward accepted best actor award for late husband for 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' role

(Newser) - Chadwick Boseman received yet more posthumous nods Sunday evening, this time via a Golden Globe win. The late Boseman, who died last summer of colon cancer at the age of 43, won for best actor in a dramatic motion picture for his performance in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, and...

Williams' Widow: He Killed Himself Days Before Neuro Test

(Newser) - Robin's Wish, a documentary about Robin Williams' final days and his struggle with a neurodegenerative disorder, has been out since September on streaming platforms and on demand. Now, his widow is speaking more on why she wanted to make the film, including about how angry she was immediately following...

Wife of Top Military Officer Was the Hero on Veterans Day

Hollyanne Milley, wife of JCoS leader Mark Milley, saved veteran who collapsed at ceremony

(Newser) - As the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the nation's top military officer, Gen. Mark Milley is the one used to attracting attention at Veterans Day events. This year, however, his wife, Hollyanne, was the one who made headlines by saving a veteran's life during a...

Firefighter Too Late to Save Wife From Blaze at Own Home

'His whole world has been flipped upside down'

(Newser) - A Florida firefighter who rushed to the scene of a local fire made an awful discovery this week. Per a GoFundMe page set up by fellow firefighter Christopher Morales, Corey Logan, a 20-year veteran of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, was working overtime Tuesday when he got a Ring alert on his...

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