Sentenced to 17, prisoner, now 53, exonerated of rape

NEW ORLEANS — A black man wrongfully convicted as a teenager of a rape in New Orleans more than 36 years ago was released on Thursday after a judge overturned his conviction. Sullivan Walter, now 53, used a tissue to wipe away tears as a state district judge formally overturned his conviction for rape by … Read more

Paul Newman’s daughters are suing the late actor’s charitable foundation

HARTFORD, Connecticut — A new lawsuit has revealed a deep rift between two of Paul Newman’s daughters and the late actor’s charitable foundation funded by profits from Newman’s Own line of food and beverages. The daughters, Susan Kendall Newman and Nell Newman, claim their own charities are supposed to receive $400,000 a year from Newman’s … Read more