In a dark room of bunk beds at Marine Corps boot camp came a cry for help: “Recruit down! Recruit down!” Zachary Boland, 18, was convulsing uncontrollably in his bunk, and could not be resuscitated. He was declared dead about 45 minutes later at a nearby hospital. The Nov. 4 death of the former high school football player and Eagle Scout shocked fellow members of his platoon and prompted renewed scrutiny of Parris Island, S.C., the iconic training ground for enlisted Marines. The incident marked the second time in less than a year that a recruit at Parris Island died amid allegations that numerous drill instructors have hazed or abused those they are training. But a Marine Corps investigation
Two districts that voted for Donald Trump in last year’s presidential election selected Democrats for state legislature seats in New York and New Hampshire on Tuesday night.
You might be familiar with the old saying "age ain't nothing but a number." This model is living proof of that motto. Tokyo-based model Risa Hirako is known for showing off her flawless complexion on her Instagram feed. However, her fans are not just floored by her good looks but also by her age. According to Wikipedia, she was born in 1971, making her 45. Many internet users are in complete disbelief that her smooth skin is that of a 45-year-old woman, but we're not shocked at all. Asian women are known around the globe for using innovative (and intensive) beauty routines to preserve their youthful glow. And while we'd definitely love to know the specific products she uses, we can imagine they
Pete Souza, it seems, has a photo for every occasion. The former White House photographer, who captured all eight years of the Obama administration, has cultivated post-Obama fame for his frequent Instagram posts subtly mocking President Donald Trump. The latest burn comes in the form of a photograph of Michelle and Barack Obama holding hands at an event in Alabama. Souza's caption simply reads: "Holding hands." A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on May 23, 2017 at 7:53am PDT Should you be unclear on the reference, Souza's photo seems to take aim at recent observations that Melania Trump supposedly swats away her husband's attempts to hold her hand. At Ben Gurion International Airport
That’s essentially the question Chevrolet has been asking America for quite some time now, with their ubiquitous commercial series that features “Real People.
A California man who pleaded guilty raping his intoxicated 16-year-old sister will spend less than four months in jail after a judge sentenced him to probation. Nolan Bruder, 20 of Crescent City, pleaded guilty to rape of an intoxicated person on May 17. As part of the plea agreement, charges of unlawful intercourse, incest and providing a minor with drugs were dropped. The recommended sentence was six years in prison and no probation, Del Norte (California) District Attorney Dale Trigg said. Instead, Judge William H. Follett sentenced Bruder to three years, but granted probation. He will serve 240 days, at half time, in the county jail, according to Trigg’s post on Facebook. “This is the most
When the Tucker family in Bastrop County, Texas, checked on a pregnant mare on their ranch, they made a surprise discovery: their mare Sophie had birthed not one but two blond foals - and that's very unusual. Only around 1 in 10,000 horse births are twins, and the anomaly usually isn't a happy event. Mares simply aren't typically able to support two foals. It's dangerous for the mare to carry and birth twins, and it's dangerous for the twins, too. "While animals of many species routinely give birth to multiple healthy offspring from one pregnancy, horses are not designed to nourish two fetuses and produce viable twin foals," explains Equine News. "Double pregnancies put the mare and both foals