Connecticut police say a convenience store clerk has been critically injured trying to stop the theft of two signs featuring images of actor David Hasselhoff. Authorities say the 36-year-old clerk at a Cumberland Farms in Shelton saw a man put the signs into an SUV shortly after 1 a.m. Tuesday. Police say the worker was struck and dragged by the SUV, landed on his head, and is hospitalized in critical condition. Authorities are looking for the suspects. The clerk’s name hasn’t been released.
Cowell looking forward to being a father
British TV mogul Simon Cowell says he’s looking forward to being a father, his first public confirmation that he will be having a child with married New York socialite Lauren Silverman. Cowell, who had previously dodged questions about the affair, told the BBC that ‘‘things are changing in my life right now, for the better,’’ adding: ‘‘I’m proud to be a dad.”
Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge have bypassed professional photographers and chosen family snapshots for the first official images of their new son, Prince George. Royal officials on Tuesday released photos of Kate holding the swaddled baby while standing beside William — and in one image, the couple’s cocker spaniel, Lupo. The pictures were taken by Kate’s father, Michael Middleton, in the family’s backyard. The casual images are a departure from the royal tradition of hiring professional photographers for baby portraits.
Singing her praises
“My doctor at the CAT scan and everyone who sees this says that this is miraculous, absolutely miraculous.” — Aretha Franklin, to the AP, on her latest health problems.