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Ex-Senate staffer: Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning has died

Former U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning, a Hall of Fame pitcher who parlayed his sports fame into a political career as an uncompromising advocate for conservative causes, has died. He was 85. Bunning's family said the ex-senator and baseball great died late Friday of complications from a stroke suffered last October. Bunning was the patriarch of a large family that included his wife, Mary, and their nine children...
Family, friends hail men who died trying to stop attack

Family, friends hail men who died trying to stop attack

Helpful co-workers. Reliable friends. Well-liked by many who encountered them. Those were the descriptions family, friends and colleagues gave of Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche, 23, and Rick Best, 53, the two men who were stabbed to death Friday when they tried to intervene when a man yelled racial slurs at two young women who appeared to be Muslim on a Portland light-rail train. The following are...
Family, friends hail men who died trying to stop attack

Family, friends hail men who died trying to stop attack

Helpful co-workers. Reliable friends. Well-liked by many who encountered them. Those were the descriptions family, friends and colleagues gave of Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche, 23, and Rick Best, 53, the two men who were stabbed to death Friday when they tried to intervene when a man yelled racial slurs at two young women who appeared to be Muslim on a Portland light-rail train. The following are...
Australia's most notorious drug smuggler returns from Bali

Australia's most notorious drug smuggler returns from Bali

Australian drug smuggler Schapelle Corby, whose trial and imprisonment on Indonesia's tourist island of Bali mesmerized her country for more than a decade, returned home Sunday. Corby landed in the Queensland capital of Brisbane early Sunday morning, after she was deported from Bali amid a frenzy of journalists. More than 200 police officers were deployed to secure her departure from Denpasar, Bali's...

Barbara Streisand's dog dies, was her companion for 14 years

Barbra Streisand is mourning the loss of her beloved dog, Sammie. The 75-year-old star announced the news on her social media accounts Saturday, saying "we cherish every moment of the 14 years we had with her." On her Instagram page, Streisand has posted numerous photos of herself doting on the fluffy white Coton de Tulear, also known as the "Royal Dog of Madagascar." Streisand...
Parents of girl filmed urinating tell school 'do something'

Parents of girl filmed urinating tell school 'do something'

The parents of a 16-year-old girl who was filmed urinating in a bathroom stall say officials at a California high school aren't doing enough to punish the perpetrator who received a three-day suspension after she admitted to posting the video on social media. The 17-year-old girl, a star athlete at San Ramon Valley High School in Danville, was arrested but allowed to return to school the next day...
Rocker Gregg Allman dies at age 69; sang and lived the blues

Rocker Gregg Allman dies at age 69; sang and lived the blues

Gregg Allman, a survivor of tragedy, knew the blues musically and in a painfully personal way. Raised by a single mother after his father was shot to death, he idolized his guitar-slinging older brother Duane and became his musical partner. They formed the nucleus of The Allman Brothers Band, which helped define the Southern rock sound of the 1970s. Their songs such as "Whipping Post," ''Ramblin'...

The Latest: Mother of Uber CEO dies after boating accident

The Latest on the death of the mother of the CEO of ride-hailing company Uber (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Authorities say that the parents of ride-hailing company Uber's CEO were riding a boat on Pine Flat Lake when it hit a rock and sank. The Fresno County Sheriff's office says in a statement that about 5 p.m. Friday, officers were called to the scene of the accident and found a man and woman on...
Mother of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick killed in boat accident

Mother of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick killed in boat accident

The mother of the CEO of the ride-hailing company Uber died in a boat accident Friday evening in Fresno County, the company said. Bonnie Kalanick, 71, died after the boat she and her husband, Donald, 78, were riding hit a rock in Pine Flat Lake in the eastern part of the county, authorities said. They are the parents of Travis Kalanick, 40, who founded Uber in 2009. The company has since grown to...
Mother of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick killed in boat accident

Mother of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick killed in boat accident

The mother of the CEO of the ride-hailing company Uber died in a boat accident Friday evening in Fresno County, the company said. Bonnie Kalanick, 71, died after the boat she and her husband, Donald, 78, were riding hit a rock in Pine Flat Lake in the eastern part of the county, authorities said. They are the parents of Travis Kalanick, 40, who founded Uber in 2009. The company has since grown to...
Mother of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick killed in boat accident

Mother of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick killed in boat accident

The mother of the CEO of the ride-hailing company Uber died in a boat accident Friday evening in Fresno County, the company said. Bonnie Kalanick, 71, died after the boat she and her husband, Donald, 78, were riding hit a rock in Pine Flat Lake in the eastern part of the county, authorities said. They are the parents of Travis Kalanick, 40, who founded Uber in 2009. The company has since grown to...
Mother of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick killed in boat accident

Mother of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick killed in boat accident

The mother of the CEO of the ride-hailing company Uber died in a boat accident Friday evening in Fresno County, the company said. Bonnie Kalanick, 71, died after the boat she and her husband, Donald, 78, were riding hit a rock in Pine Flat Lake in the eastern part of the county, authorities said. They are the parents of Travis Kalanick, 40, who founded Uber in 2009. The company has since grown to...
The Latest: FBI assisting investigation in Portland attack

The Latest: FBI assisting investigation in Portland attack

The Latest on a stabbing on a Portland, Oregon, train that left two dead (all times local): 4:53 p.m. The FBI and U.S. Attorney for Oregon are working with police in Portland to investigate the fatal stabbing of two men on a light-rail train who authorities say intervened when another man yelled racial slurs at two young women who appeared Muslim. The FBI says it's too early to say whether the slayings...
Police: Woman locked her kids in car trunk while she shopped

Police: Woman locked her kids in car trunk while she shopped

A 39-year-old Utah woman has been arrested after she allegedly locked her two young children in her car's trunk while she went inside a Wal-Mart store to shop. Riverdale police say witnesses heard the children ages 2 and 5 making noise and saw the car shaking, got the older child to pull the emergency latch and called 911. Tori Lee Castillo remains jailed on suspicion of child abuse after being arrested...
Southern rock founding father Gregg Allman dies at age 69

Southern rock founding father Gregg Allman dies at age 69

Music legend Gregg Allman, whose bluesy vocals and soulful touch on the Hammond B-3 organ helped propel The Allman Brothers Band to superstardom and spawn Southern rock, died Saturday, his manager said. He was 69. Allman died peacefully and surrounded by loved ones at his home near Savannah, Georgia, his manager, Michael Lehman, told The Associated Press. He blamed cancer for Allman's death. "...
Trump's trip: Conventional images and unconventional talk

Trump's trip: Conventional images and unconventional talk

As he dashed through the Middle East and Europe, Donald Trump looked like a conventional American leader abroad. He solemnly laid a wreath at a Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, had an audience with the pope at the Vatican and stood center stage with Western allies at the annual summits that dominate the diplomatic calendar. But when Trump spoke, he sounded like anything but a typical U.S. president...

US nuclear lab's future up in the air after recent fire

A recent fire has put a national laboratory's ability to operate safely into question. The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board announced Friday that it will hold a hearing next month to discuss the future of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported (http://bit.ly/2qmP0CY). The board is an independent panel that advises the U.S. Department of Energy and the president...

Spain saves 157 migrants in 5 boats crossing from Africa

Spain's maritime rescue service has saved 157 migrants from five small boats attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea. The service completed five different rescue missions in waters east of the Strait of Gibraltar to reach the small craft from late Friday through until Saturday evening. The service said that it reached the first boat carrying 27 men and six women late on Friday after it was sighted...
Pope visits factory workers, highlights the dignity of work

Pope visits factory workers, highlights the dignity of work

Pope Francis highlighted the struggles that workers face in a globalized economy with a visit Saturday to a troubled steel factory in Genoa, where he stressed how jobs give people a sense of human dignity and denounced those who exploit workers. The visit put a focus on the plight of those whose lives have been made precarious by years of economic crisis, including in Italy where a high jobless rate...

Iran's Supreme Leader: Saudi Arabia 'cow milked' by US

Iran's Supreme Leader has said that Saudi Arabia is a "cow being milked" by the United States. A Saturday report by the semi-official Fars news agency quotes Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as saying that Saudi Arabia trades its wealth with "pagans and enemies." "The stupid Saudi government thinks it can attract the friendship of enemies by giving them money," said...
Pressure cooker at terminal prompts evacuation at Newark Airport

Pressure cooker at terminal prompts evacuation at Newark Airport

Newark Airport evacuated Terminal A after a pressure cooker was found in the terminal, according to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police. The bomb squad was called in to investigate. Newark Airport says the package has been cleared, but passengers should expect delays.
Woman shopped at Wal-Mart while children 2, 5, locked in trunk, police say

Woman shopped at Wal-Mart while children 2, 5, locked in trunk, police say

A woman locked her children in a car trunk Thursday while she shopped at Wal-Mart, police said. Tori Lee Castillo, 39, was arrested and charged with child abuse after police found her children aged 2 and 5 locked in her car trunk, according to the Deseret News. A witness called police after seeing Castillo put the children in the trunk. The children made noise and caused the vehicle to shake...
Boy, 10, falls from slide at water park opening

Boy, 10, falls from slide at water park opening

A 10-year-old boy fell from a water slide Saturday at the opening of a $43 million water park. After falling from the Emerald Plunge at The Wave at Emerald Glen Park, the boy was shaken, but walked off on his own power after receiving first aid rendered for a scratched shoulder. The ride, which drops riders at an 80-degree angle from the 48-foot-tall slide tower, and an adjacent water slide...
Adopted woman, 72, connects with long-lost sister

Adopted woman, 72, connects with long-lost sister

Toni Rosenberg has spent the past week chatting non-stop with her half-sister, Florence Serino, 82. After all, they have decades worth of memories to catch up on. The two met for the first time May 16 at a crowded airport gate in Fort Lauderdale. Rosenberg, a Boca Raton resident who was given away as a newborn in a secretive “black market” adoption, tracked down Serino just last year...
Disney's 'Avatar' -themed land opens to public 

Disney's 'Avatar' -themed land opens to public 

Pandora, an "Avatar"-themed land in Disney's Animal Kingdom, opened to the public Saturday, with reported wait times for the two rides inside exceeding three hours. And that's for the people who have already been able to get in to the park. Disney has issued a warning through their app that as of 10:10 a.m., the wait time to enter the land was more than two hours. Matt Beiler, a producer...
Video shows naked man wandering Miami airport

Video shows naked man wandering Miami airport

A naked man was caught on camera Friday wandering around Miami International Airport.  Someone filmed the incident on their phone and posted it to Twitter, showing the man walking around the terminal wearing only black socks as he waved to passersby. A woman told WPLG she saw the man starting to take his shirt off and she “got scared.”  Police officers detained the man and...
U.S. death rate from Alzheimer's rose dramatically over 15 years. Why?

U.S. death rate from Alzheimer's rose dramatically over 15 years. Why?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has just put out a grim report about Alzheimer's disease in the United States. Death rates from Alzheimer's climbed 55 percent from 1999 to 2014, CDC found, and the number of Americans afflicted is likely to rise rapidly in the coming years. About 5.5 million people 65 years and older have the disease — a wretched and fatal form of dementia...
The day Chris Cornell and Eddie Vedder watched the Seattle Kingdome implosion

The day Chris Cornell and Eddie Vedder watched the Seattle Kingdome implosion

Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell was remembered Friday in a somber memorial service in Los Angeles. A mixture of celebrities and music elite remembered Cornell’s love for his family, and his musical achievements as one of rock’s leading voices. In Seattle, fan Lee LeFever recalled a day when Cornell and Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder stood together on a Seattle rooftop as a couple...
2 arrested for trying to force alligator to drink beer

2 arrested for trying to force alligator to drink beer

Two men who admitted to blowing smoke into a young alligator’s mouth and pouring beer down its throat have been charged with harassing wildlife in Ridgeland, South Carolina. State Department of Natural Resources spokeswoman Kyndel McConchie said Friday that 20-year-old Joseph Andrew Floyd Jr. and 21-year-old Zachary Lloyd Brown admitted to officers that they picked up the alligator after they...
Florida man admits threatening to dismember kidnapping victim while picking up child from school

Florida man admits threatening to dismember kidnapping victim while picking up child from school

A Florida man pleaded guilty Friday in federal court on charges he was the ransom negotiator for a group that kidnapped a Spanish man in Venezuela, court documents say. At least one of the phone calls took place while Alvaro Jose Delgado Uzcategui, 32, was waiting outside a Fort Myers elementary school to pick up his child, investigators said. The incident started on Jan. 26, 2016, when a 28-year-old...
BMW recalls 7-series cars because doors unexpectedly open

BMW recalls 7-series cars because doors unexpectedly open

Luxury car maker BMW is recalling 45,000 of its pinnacle vehicle the 7-series because the doors can unexpectedly open. The recall affects certain 2005-2008 745i, 745Li, 750i, 750Li, 760i, 760Li and B7 Alpina models equipped with comfort access and soft close automatic options.  “The doors may appear to be closed and latched, but, in fact, may inadvertently open,” according...
‘Dr. Beach’ releases 2017 Top Ten beach list

‘Dr. Beach’ releases 2017 Top Ten beach list

Clear water laps at the white sand along crescent-shaped Siesta Beach, helping the Florida shore rank as the best in the country, according to a coastal expert. Dr. Stephan P. Leatherman, known as “Dr. Beach,” released his list of the 2017 best beaches Thursday.  Water and sand quality, as well as environmental management and beach safety efforts, are some of the 50 criteria...
Reports: Comey knew Clinton email info was fake, created by Russia

Reports: Comey knew Clinton email info was fake, created by Russia

CNN is reporting that former FBI Director James Comey knew that some information about the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server was created by Russian intelligence, but did not disclose that fact when he declared that the investigation into Clinton’s activities was over last summer. The Washington Post reported Thursday that the FBI received a Russian intelligence document saying...
Hillary Clinton's Wellesley commencement speech 2017: Read the full text

Hillary Clinton's Wellesley commencement speech 2017: Read the full text

Hillary Clinton addressed the graduating class of her alma mater, Wellesley College on Friday. “Thank you so much for that warm welcome. I am happy to be back here at Wellesley, especially for President Johnson's first commencement and to thank her, the trustees, families and friends, faculty, staff, and guests for understanding and perpetuating the importance of this college. What it stands...
Mother finds son in padded room at elementary school 

Mother finds son in padded room at elementary school 

A mother has withdrawn both her kids from the Bastrop school district after she said she found her son crying in a padded room at Lost Pines Elementary School on Tuesday. Kayla Chavez said she was taking cupcakes to her two kids on campus Tuesday when she learned that her 5-year-old son Joseph had been taken to a disciplinary classroom. She said she walked to the hallway and heard crying and recognized...
Rough treatment of journalists in the Trump era

Rough treatment of journalists in the Trump era

For those concerned about press freedom, the first months of the Trump administration have been troubling. Journalists have been yelled at, pepper-sprayed, pinned by security and even arrested on the job. Now, one reporter has accused a Republican candidate of assault.   Joel Simon, the executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, said the recent episodes were not enough to...
Here are the 19 best sunscreens for kids, according to experts

Here are the 19 best sunscreens for kids, according to experts

Choosing the right sunscreen for your kid is no easy feat, especially when there are dozens of options to choose from. » RELATED: Study finds 73 percent of sunscreens don’t even work — how to find one that does  But according to a new study, nearly three quarters of products on the market don’t even work. For their 11th annual sunscreen guide, researchers at...
Toddlers trapped after neighbor pulls plug on birthday bounce house

Toddlers trapped after neighbor pulls plug on birthday bounce house

About a dozen Florida toddlers were trapped inside a bounce house at a birthday party after a disgruntled neighbor pulled the plug on the inflatable. “Today” reported that Deborah Romero was hosting a birthday party for her 1-year-old daughter, Diana, which included the bounce house and a DJ. Several birthday guests, all of them 2 or 3 years old, were jumping inside the bounce house when...
Police search for teens accused of setting off fireworks inside grocery store

Police search for teens accused of setting off fireworks inside grocery store

Authorities said a southwest Atlanta grocery store was evacuated Thursday evening after children set off fireworks inside of it. According to authorities, said the flames inside the Publix were controlled and one minor injury was reported. Channel 2 Action News went to the store around 8 p.m. and found crime scene tape outside. The store is closed and we are working to learn when it will reopen and...
The 14 most dangerous sunscreens for kids, according to experts

The 14 most dangerous sunscreens for kids, according to experts

Whether you and the kids are on the beach, in the backyard or just strolling around under the scorching sun, not using sunscreen under those harmful rays could increase risk of sunburn, potentially doubling your little one’s risk of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. » RELATED: Study finds 73 percent of sunscreens don’t even work — how to find one that does ...
Leaks — a uniquely American way of annoying the authorities

Leaks — a uniquely American way of annoying the authorities

  British leaders were infuriated this week when the name of the Manchester concert bomber was disclosed by U.S. officials, and further outraged when The New York Times ran investigators’ photographs of the bomb remnants. After Prime Minister Theresa May complained bitterly to President Donald Trump, he denounced the leaks on Thursday and vowed to find and punish the leakers.  ...
Death investigated at Harvard dental school

Death investigated at Harvard dental school

Officials are investigating a death Friday morning at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Education and Research Building in the Longwood Medical area. Officials are also responding to a hazardous material incident, and the building has been evacuated. Boston 25 News does not know how or if the death investigation and hazmat situation are connected. Boston police and firefighters have responded...
Trump administration considers moving student loans from Education Dept. to Treasury

Trump administration considers moving student loans from Education Dept. to Treasury

The Trump administration is considering moving responsibility for overseeing more than $1 trillion in student debt from the Education Department to the Treasury Department, a switch that would radically change the system that helps 43 million students finance higher education.   The potential change surfaced in a scathing resignation memo sent late Tuesday night by James Runcie, the head...
40 years ago, one of the country’s most disastrous club fires killed dozens from the Miami Valley

40 years ago, one of the country’s most disastrous club fires killed dozens from the Miami Valley

At about 8:30 p.m. on May 28, 1977, a waitress discovered a fire in the Zebra Room at the Beverly Hills Supper Club in Southgate, Ky.  That began a devastating string of popping beverage bottles, crashing chandeliers, bodies at blocked entrances and lungs filling with black smoke. It was one of the worst fires of its kind in the country’s history. The fire at the supper club killed...
Man charged with biting flight attendant, jumping out of plane, police say 

Man charged with biting flight attendant, jumping out of plane, police say 

A man was charged Thursday with jumping out of an American Airlines plane and onto the tarmac at Charlotte Douglas Airport. Tun Lon Sein tried to bite a flight attendant's hand to get to the plane’s service door on Flight 5242, according to a federal complaint. The flight was headed from Charlotte to New Bern. Sein got out of his seat and went to the main aircraft door and tried to open it,...
Teen banned from graduation 'not because she is pregnant but because she was immoral'

Teen banned from graduation 'not because she is pregnant but because she was immoral'

A small Christian school in western Maryland is not backing down from its decision to ban a pregnant senior from walking at graduation next week.  Despite a public outcry and growing pressure from national antiabortion groups to reconsider, Heritage Academy in Hagerstown, Maryland, says that senior Maddi Runkles broke the school's rules by engaging in intimate sexual activity.  In a letter...
Dad creates safe Minecraft world for children with autism

Dad creates safe Minecraft world for children with autism

A father has come up with a safe place for children with autism to play one of the most popular online games where cyberbullies can’t rule and kids with special needs can play Minecraft like any other child. Stuart Duncan, a single father from Timmins, Ontario, has developed “Autcraft,” a bully-free server for the popular Minecraft franchise. He started the server in 2013 and now...
Cop rescues baby deer from drain

Cop rescues baby deer from drain

A police officer in New Jersey went above and beyond the call of duty and this isn’t the first time he had to rescue an animal. Officer Tim Majek rescued a baby deer who got trapped in a storm grate in Woodbridge, WTXF reported.  >> Read more trending news  The police department posted the rescue video on its Facebook page. This is the third deer that Majek has had...
Teachers disciplined after giving student ‘most likely to become a terrorist’ certificate

Teachers disciplined after giving student ‘most likely to become a terrorist’ certificate

A group of teachers at a Houston area junior high school are being disciplined after officials said they gave a student a certificate naming her “most likely to become a terrorist.” Lizeth Villanueva, 13, received the “award” during a mock award ceremony at Anthony Aguirre Junior High. The certificate was given to Lizeth a day after the Manchester arena attack in Great Britain...
Nursing assistant accused of causing injury that led to 98-year-old's death

Nursing assistant accused of causing injury that led to 98-year-old's death

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has arrested a nursing assistant accused of causing injuries related to a 98-year-old woman's death.  Edna Warren suffered a broken leg during physical contact with nursing assistant Hakim Ogunkunle, 43, on Tuesday at Newnan Health and Rehabilitation.  Warren was taken to Piedmont Newnan Hospital, where she underwent emergency surgery, but died during...
Video shows a dump truck lose its brakes as it barrels towards a busy intersection

Video shows a dump truck lose its brakes as it barrels towards a busy intersection

An out-of-control dump truck crashed into a vehicle on Coal Creek Parkway in Bellevue on Wednesday and it was caught on traffic cameras. Bellevue police said the dump truck was traveling northbound on Forest Drive when it lost its brakes and hit a Honda. The driver of the Honda had minor injuries. Coal Creek Parkway at Forest Drive was cleared just before 4:30 p.m.
Naked man caught on camera stealing $25,000 swan sculpture in Florida

Naked man caught on camera stealing $25,000 swan sculpture in Florida

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office took to Facebook on Thursday in an effort to help track down a $25,000 swan sculpture stolen by a naked man in Lakeland, Florida. The man was caught on surveillance camera squeezing through a gap in the fence at Lakeland Cold Storage just before 5 a.m. Friday. He was naked and carrying a five-gallon bucket, the video shows. A short time later, a 2015 Ford F150...
Arrest warrant issued for hot yoga founder Bikram Choudhury

Arrest warrant issued for hot yoga founder Bikram Choudhury

An arrest warrant was issued for Bikram Choudhury, the “hot yoga” founder who is embroiled in sexual abuse allegations. Minakshi “Micki” Jafa-Bodden, who headed Choudhury’s legal team from 2011 to 2013, sued her employer for sexual harassment and wrongful termination after she was fired from her six-figure position for refusing to cover up a rape allegation.  Choudhury...
Report: Jared Kushner a focus of Russia probe

Report: Jared Kushner a focus of Russia probe

UPDATE May 26, 8:00 p.m. The Washington Post reported Friday that in December Russian ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak told his superiors that Kushner discussed setting a up a secret communications channel with the Kremlin. Kushner, according to the report, asked Kislyak about using Russia’s diplomatic facilities to prevent monitoring of the discussions....
Body-slamming a reporter just made Greg Gianforte a whole lot of money

Body-slamming a reporter just made Greg Gianforte a whole lot of money

Montana Republican Greg Gianforte’s congressional campaign has raised $100,000 and counting in the hours since he allegedly “body-slammed” Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs. That’s according to NBC News’ Peter Alexander, who cites a source close to the campaign operation. The incident occurred Wednesday at a campaign event for Gianforte, who is running in a Montana special...
Jupiter revealed: NASA mission finds swirling storms at poles, weird magnetic fields

Jupiter revealed: NASA mission finds swirling storms at poles, weird magnetic fields

NASA is learning some of the secrets of the largest planet in the solar system, revealing data Thursday from the space agency’s Juno mission to Jupiter. Jupiter, the fifth planet from the sun, is a gas giant with an atmosphere mainly composed of helium and hydrogen, and characterized by towering clouds of ammonia and turbulent storms, including one that has raged for hundreds of years and is...
In Brussels, Trump appears to push aside prime minister of Montenegro

In Brussels, Trump appears to push aside prime minister of Montenegro

Pity tiny Montenegro.   The Balkan state is in the process of formally joining NATO, but membership, it seems, does not earn it a spot at the front of the line.   Video footage of world leaders at a NATO summit in Brussels on Thursday shows President Donald Trump appearing to push his way past the Montenegrin prime minister, Dusko Markovic, as he made his way to the front of the...
Woman uninjured after car plunges off parking deck 

Woman uninjured after car plunges off parking deck 

A woman, who told police she was distracted by her cellphone, is uninjured after crashing through the wall of a hospital parking garage Wednesday and plunging off the deck. The unidentified woman, who is an employee at the Children’s of Alabama, hit the gas pedal instead of the brake and crashed through the wall around 6:55 a.m., the hospital told WBRC.  The wall gave, and the car...
Georgia named world’s top filming location

Georgia named world’s top filming location

Georgia has just surpassed California, the United Kingdom and Canada as the No. 1 filming location worldwide, according to FilmLA's 2016 Feature Film Study.  The study, conducted by the nonprofit film office in Los Angeles, analyzes the 100 highest-performing feature films released every year. It also examines how much it took to make each of those films and how much of that money was spent...
Ben Carson calls poverty 'a state of mind'

Ben Carson calls poverty 'a state of mind'

Retired neurosurgeon and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is certainly no stranger to controversial statements. >> Read more trending news Carson’s latest controversial comment was captured during a Wednesday appearance on a Sirius XM radio show. “I think poverty, to a large extent, is also a state of mind,” he said. “You take somebody that has...
Chris Cornell's widow shares heartbreaking open letter to late husband

Chris Cornell's widow shares heartbreaking open letter to late husband

The wife of Audioslave and Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell has expressed her heartache in a new open letter via Billboard days before she lays him to rest. >> Read more trending news Last week, Cornell was found dead in his hotel room after a Detroit concert. An initial autopsy completed by the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office concluded his death to be a suicide by hanging...
WATCH: Celine Dion's first live performance of new 'Beauty and the Beast' song

WATCH: Celine Dion's first live performance of new 'Beauty and the Beast' song

Céline Dion was a reflection of Disney princess Belle at her concert at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Vegas on Wednesday. At the concert, Dion performed her new hit “How Does a Moment Last Forever” from the new “Beauty and the Beast” film for the very first time for the crowd. The song was played during the end credits of the film. >> Read more trending news...
Taking Uber or Lyft? Read these 7 safety tips before getting in the car

Taking Uber or Lyft? Read these 7 safety tips before getting in the car

City dwellers, students, travelers and citizens without vehicles of their own often rely on ride-hailing services such as Uber or Lyft to get from one place to the next. >> Read more trending news  But with all the news stories involving imposter drivers, driver-involved assaults and violent altercations, passengers should take some precautions before getting into the vehicle. »...
Teen wows shoppers with impromptu performance on thrift store piano

Teen wows shoppers with impromptu performance on thrift store piano

A teenager’s talent drew an audience at a Michigan thrift store when she started singing and playing a piano while waiting on her mother.  Another shopper caught Genavieve Linkowski’s impromptu performance and shared the video on social media Saturday, where it has been viewed more than 700,000 times. "I turned my head and there were all these people out with their phones and...
Memorial Day 2017: Quotes about patriotism, freedom

Memorial Day 2017: Quotes about patriotism, freedom

Memorial Day is a day to remember those who gave their lives in defense of the country.  Here are a few quotes about patriotism and freedom. "A hero is someone who has given his of her life to something bigger than oneself." -- Joesph Campbell  "A man's country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers and woods, it is a principle and patriotism is loyalty to that...
Drug counselors overdose at halfway house, recovering addicts find them  

Drug counselors overdose at halfway house, recovering addicts find them  

Pennsylvania authorities are investigating the deaths of two drug counselors at a halfway house in Chester County in metro Philadelphia in apparent separate heroin overdoses. The men were found unresponsive in separate bedrooms at the Freedom Ridge Recovery Lodge by recovering residents at the group home on Sunday, according to WFMZ TV. The residents tried to revive one of the counselors...
Memorial Day 2017: Should you buy it or should you wait? Here are some shopping tips

Memorial Day 2017: Should you buy it or should you wait? Here are some shopping tips

It’s nearly summer and the urge to get out and spend can be strong. Before you head out on a shopping spree, FatWallet.com, he website that directs consumers to daily deals and saving opportunities, has a few suggestions for you. If you are looking for that perfect pair of shorts, this is a great time to shop. On the other hand, if you want a new laptop, you may want to wait a bit. ...
ICE agents eat breakfast at restaurant before detaining 3 workers, owner says

ICE agents eat breakfast at restaurant before detaining 3 workers, owner says

A Michigan restaurant owner said U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents sat down and ate breakfast Wednesday before taking three of her employees into custody. All three workers are in the country legally, Sava Lelcaj told MLive.com. Lelcaj is the owner of Sava’s Restaurant in Ann Arbor.  “They came in looking for one person, who was not on duty,” Lelcaj said. ...
United, American jets clip each other on airport runway, officials say

United, American jets clip each other on airport runway, officials say

Two planes clipped each other Wednesday evening while on the ground at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, airport officials said. No one was injured in the incident, which happened at 8:22 p.m., airport officials said. Passengers on both planes were kept on the tarmac, awaiting approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to bring them back to their gates. A United Airlines jet hit an American...
Who is Greg Gianforte? Some background on the Montana candidate accused of assault

Who is Greg Gianforte? Some background on the Montana candidate accused of assault

Greg Gianforte, a wealthy former software executive who is running for Congress in Montana, was charged with misdemeanor assault and accused of attacking a news reporter on the eve of the election. Gianforte, a Republican, has been seen as the favorite to fill the vacant House seat, though his Democratic opponent, Rob Quist, has been an unexpectedly tenacious challenger.   Gianforte, 56...
Yates tells Harvard students why she defied Trump

Yates tells Harvard students why she defied Trump

In a fierce, sometimes personal speech, Sally Q. Yates, the acting attorney general fired by President Donald Trump for refusing to defend his travel ban, told the graduating class at Harvard Law School on Wednesday that her decision was a surprising but crucial moment when “law and conscience intersected.”   Yates has become a hero to many Democrats for standing up to the president...
Memorial Day 2017: Macy’s, Best Buy, Kohls and other deals  and sales

Memorial Day 2017: Macy’s, Best Buy, Kohls and other deals  and sales

Memorial Day, the day set aside to honor those who died in military service to the United States, is Monday. The practice of taking a day to honor the war dead began after the Civil War. More than 100 years later, “Decoration Day” became an official federal holiday known as Memorial Day in 1971. The day also marks the unofficial start of summer, and retailers are offering those first summer...
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