The governor of Florida, southern United States, has revoked a ban on cohabitation that had been enforced for 148 years. The ban, rarely enforced in modern times, made it a crime for unmarried couples to live together punishable by fine of up to 500 dollars and as much as 60 days in jail.
One of America's most popular country music singers Merle Haggard has died. He was 79, passed away from pneumonia on his birthday. Haggard served a prison sentence before launching a career that last six decades. He is credited with helping create the twangy Bakersfield sound country sound which became soon influential. His hits included Mama tried. BBC news.