Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is offering his condolences to the family of Colin Powell. Powell died of complications related to COVID-19. Austin said the world has lost one of the greatest political figures it has ever seen, calling him a key mentor in his career and adding that he could never be replaced.       Former Vice President Dick Cheney says General Colin Powell was a "trailblazer and role model for so many." He released a statement soon after learning of Powell's death due to complications from COVID-19, describing Powell as a "leader and statesman." Cheney also noted Powell's long record of service to the U.S.       Cuba Gooding, Jr. is due in court today to find out when his trial will begin concerning a sex abuse charge. The Oscar-winning "Jerry Maguire" actor is accused of groping a woman in a Times Square Hotel bar in 2019. Gooding denies it, even in light of a video of the incident.        It may not come as a shock to learn the richest Americans own the bulk of all U.S. stocks. Federal Reserve data shows the wealthiest ten-percent now control a record 89-percent of shares on Wall Street. In fact, the top one-percent gained over six-and-a-half trillion dollars in market wealth during the COVID-19 pandemic.        Workers in New York City will soon test to see the potential impacts of a chemical or biological attack in the subways. The air flow tests include releasing non-toxic material in the air as part of an emergency preparedness study. It's being conducted by agencies including the Department of Homeland Security.       An on-set accident is behind a pause in production of America's Got Talent's spinoff series, "AGT: Extreme." An escape artist named Jonathan Goodwin was hospitalized on Thursday after getting hurt while rehearsing a stunt. He had to be airlifted to a hospital from the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Georgia after falling about 40 feet to the ground.