The comfortable American dream doesn't compare to this paradise town in Costa Rica, writes Frederick Haywood.
After revealing that he has been battling dementia since 2015, David Cassidy is opening up about his complicated relationships with his two children - Beau and Katie. “I’ve never had a relationship with her,” Cassidy, 66, exclusively tells PEOPLE of his only daughter - who has appeared on Gossip Girl and Arrow. “I’m proud of her,” adds Cassidy.
Kellyanne Conway, once the most visible spokesperson for the Trump White House, has been sidelined from television appearances for making statements that were at odds with the administration's official stance, White House sources told CNNMoney on Wednesday. Conway has not given a television interview since early last week. On that Monday, she claimed that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn had the president's "full confidence." Hours later, Flynn resigned. The following day, Conway claimed Flynn had offered to resign, even though White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Trump had asked Flynn for his resignation. She has not given a television interview since then. Those statements,
MORRISTOWN, N.J. - An anorexic and bulimic New Jersey woman who petitioned a court to refuse force-feeding has died three months after a judge granted her request. Her court-appointed lawyer, Edward D'Alessandro Jr., told the Daily Record of Parsippany the 30-year-old identified as Ashley G. died Monday at Morristown Medical Center's palliative care unit. "I feel glad that she is no longer suffering, but I feel a profound sense of sadness that modern science and all the efforts by a strong, loving family couldn't overcome this problem," D'Alessandro said. She weighed 69 pounds and had been a patient at Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital in Parsippany since 2014 when she told the court in 2016
Coming in at around $86 billion, Bill Gates has ridden his Microsoft (MSFT) fortune straight to the top of the Forbes list of the world’s richest men. If it did, there’d be a new top dog, according to several reports that revisited the idea that Vladimir Putin’s net worth, virtually impossible to measure, tops $200 billion. “I believe that [Putin is worth] $200 billion,” he once told CNN.
A few hundred civilians have fled their homes on the outskirts of western Mosul in the first reported displacement since a U.S.-backed offensive on the Islamic State group’s remaining stronghold in the city began over the weekend. A Reuters correspondent saw about 200 women and children being transported on buses by federal police Wednesday to the town of Hamam al-Alil, about 12 miles south of Mosul, where camps have been set up. The refugees said they had fled heavy bombardment in two villages near Mosul’s airport, which is now in the cross hairs of Iraqi forces and could become a support base for a push deeper into the city. The federal police and elite Interior Ministry units known as Rapid Response have made quick progress toward western Mosul in a sweep from the south through hilly desert terrain since fighting resumed on Sunday. So far, they have been advancing in sparsely populated areas, but the fighting is expected to get tougher as they enter the city itself, and the risk to roughly 750,000 civilians there will rise. Up to 400,000 people could be displaced from western Mosul, where residents are already suffering food and fuel shortages and many markets have closed, according to the United Nations. Western Mosul contains the old city center, with its ancient souks, government administration buildings and the mosque from which Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi proclaimed his self-styled caliphate over parts of Syria and Iraq after rapid advances in 2014. The Islamic State is essentially under siege in western Mosul after being driven out of districts east of the Tigris River in 100 days of heavy fighting that ended a month ago. About 160,000 civilians have been displaced from the Mosul area since the start of the battle in October, U.N. officials say. Many more people have remained in their homes despite the violence. (Reuters: Reporting by Isabel Coles; writing by Stephen Kalin) _____ See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.
Police investigating the slayings of two girls in Indiana released evidence today in hopes it will lead to the killer's capture. The audio quality is not great, but police said it's enough for someone to recognize the person's voice. Investigators believe the clip was recorded as criminal behavior was about to occur.