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In brief: Pointer sister on drug charge

Patricia 'Bonnie' Pointer of the Pointer Sisters has been arrested for investigation of possessing rock cocaine.

The 61-year-old singer was arrested in south Los Angeles after the car she was riding in was pulled over for a mechanical fault. She was released on bail.

The Pointer Sisters grew up singing in church. Patricia and June formed a duo and were singing in clubs when Anita and Ruth joined them.

The sisters won a Grammy in 1974. Bonnie is due in court on January 17.

Sex is the key

to old-age joy

The sex lives of pensioners have a significant impact on their happiness.

The more often people over the age of 65 engage in sexual activity, the more likely they are to be happy with both their lives and marriages, according to the research.

A survey of 238 Americans aged 65 or older found 60pc who engaged in sexual activity more than once a month said they were very happy compared to 40pc who had not had sex for a year.

Four-fifths of those who had sex more than once a month said they were very happy in their marriage compared to 59pc who said they had not had sexual activity in the last 12 months.

Muppets gig

at White House

The Muppets are heading to the White House.

Ahead of Thanksgiving on Thursday, the White House will host a special screening for military families of The Muppets movie.

Guests at the screening will also include Kermit the Frog and Jason Segel, one of the stars of the movie. It is the latest in a series of invitations to military families.

Sky sued over kidnap story

Britain's Attorney General is seeking permission to bring contempt proceedings against Sky News over their coverage on the day kidnapped couple Paul and Rachel Chandler were freed.

The channel is alleged to have breached an injunction prohibiting the media from publishing details of the "health and welfare" of the couple -- kidnapped by Somali pirates -- until they were outside the African country and in a place of safety.