A touching moment between a grieving military widow and her husband’s coffin was captured on camera by a bystander, giving millions of viewers on social media a window into the heartbreaking and personal effects of war. Lisa West Williams was waiting to exit her aircraft at Raleigh-Durham International Airport on Tuesday, when she and her fellow passengers watched a flag-draped coffin being removed from the plane’s luggage compartments. The Oklahoma native was an Echo in the Special Forces and was on his eighth deployment when he died.
Have you ever wondered what happens to a fighter when he spontaneously breaks out in dance in the middle of an MMA fight? In Saturday’s British Challenge Mixed Martial Arts (BCMMA) 18 event, Joe Harding attempted to taunt Johan Segas in this manner, and it ended just as you would expect.
Donald Trump's presidency is likely to be the second shortest ever, a leading historian and author has claimed. Professor Ronald L Feinman predicted that the former reality TV star will stay in the top job "between the 31 days of William Henry Harrison in 1841," who died pneumonia and the "199 days of James A. Garfield in 1881," who died 79 days after he was shot by an assassin "after terrible suffering and medical malpractice." Even if his time in office is "dragged out," Feinman predicted that Trump is unlikely to last the 16 months and 5 days of 12th president Zachary Taylor, who died of a digestive ailment while Head of State in 1850. The 20th-century American history professor, who recently
Don’t knock meatloaf. It’s gotten a bad rap. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and his wife Mary Pat had lunch with President Donald Trump on Valentine’s Day and, according to Christie, Trump made him have the White House meatloaf. “This is what it’s like to be with Trump,” Christie said during a guest host spot on a radio show on Thursday, according to the New York Post. “He says, ‘There’s the menu, you guys order whatever you want.’ And then he says, ‘Chris, you and I are going to have the meatloaf.’” According to Christie, Trump said, “I’m telling you, the meatloaf is fabulous.” (He didn’t say what made the meatloaf fabulous.) It’s no surprise this onetime American staple, originally an inexpensive
In at least five states, roughly 60 people lost their jobs this week after they skipped work to participate in the “Day Without Immigrants” protest on Thursday, according to local media reports. The protest, which was aimed at highlighting the importance of immigrants to the U.S. economy, called on all immigrants to not work or buy anything Thursday and succeeding in shutting down businesses across the country, according to CNN. In Tulsa, Oklahoma, 12 Latino workers at the I Don’t Car Bar and Grill told KTUL that they were fired over text message because they did not show up for their scheduled shift and did not call in. The employees told KTUL that while they expected to be reprimanded for missing work, they did not expect to be fired.
HONOLULU -- A man in his 40s died Saturday morning after breaching a TSA security checkpoint at the Honolulu International Airport, CBS affiliate KGMB reports. Department of Transportation officials said the suspect forced his way through the exit lane of the security checkpoint and gained access to an area where ticketed passengers were waiting to board. The incident occurred around 5:45 a.m. “All of a sudden this man, a very large man, ran through the terminal and started ramming himself through the doors,” reported Hawaii News Now’s Mahealani Richardson. She was at the airport with her son waiting to board their plane to Molokai. “He looked like he was trying to get out to the runway where
Newly minted Education Secretary Betsy DeVos had a hard time getting inside the District of Columbia's Jefferson Middle School Academy last week when protesters briefly blocked her from entering. But at the end of her visit -- her first to a public school since taking office -- she stood on Jefferson's front steps and pronounced it "awesome." A few days later, she seemed less enamored. The teachers at Jefferson were sincere, genuine and dedicated, she said; they seemed to be in "receive mode." "They're waiting to be told what they have to do, and that's not going to bring success to an individual child," DeVos told a columnist for the conservative online publication Townhall. "You have to have