A nephew of legendary queen of soul Aretha Franklin is disputing reports that the 18-time Grammy winner is at death's doorstep.

On Saturday, veteran reporter Roger Friedman first broke the news that Aretha was "gravely ill" and in a Detroit hospital.

But Aretha's nephew Tim Franklin believes she will pull through.

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Donald Trump Peter Strzok

FBI agent Peter Strzok was fired over inappropriate text messages about then-candidate Donald Trump. The former FBI senior counterintelligence agent was one of the lead investigators on Robert Mueller's team investigating Russia collusion after Trump won the 2016 election.

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Omarosa crying

President Donald Trump and CNN reporter April Ryan lashed out at Omarosa Manigault Newman after she apparently leaked audio of discussions that took place inside a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) within the White House.

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Miami Dolphins

President Trump renewed his criticism of NFL players who protested the national anthem during the start of the 2018 NFL preseason on Thursday. Two Miami Dolphins players kneeled during the playing of the anthem, while a 3rd player raised a gloved fist before the start of the Dolphins vs Tampa Bay Bucs game in Miami.

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Sparkle Rai and Chiman Rai

The TV One true-crime series "ATL Homicide" covered the murder of Sparkle Rai, a newlywed mother-of-one, who was killed in her Union City, Georgia apartment in 2000.

The killer stabbed Sparkle and strangled her with a vacuum cleaner cord in front of her crying baby after letting himself into her apartment with a key. Police had no suspects and the case soon went cold.

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