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The body of the Rev. Billy Graham, one of the world's most famous Christian evangelists, was brought back to his North Carolina hometown Saturday in a 130-mile procession that drew scores of mourners and well-wishers. From there, the motorcade carrying the casket passed through the town of Black Mountain before turning onto the interstate for an approximately four-hour journey to the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, near the town of Montreat, where the evangelist was born and grew up on a dairy farm. There were designated viewing areas along the procession route for the public to pay their last respects.
After weeks of exhilarating competition and dazzling spectacles against the backdrop of Pyeongchang's snow-capped mountains, the 23rd Olympic Winter Games will come to an end Sunday. The closing ceremony, which starts Sunday at 8 p.m. local time (6 a.m. ET), will tell the story of "The Next Wave," while emphasizing the "human spirit of perseverance." The program will combine music, dance and art and will be "somewhat interactive, allowing spectators to both get involved and stay warm," according to an official press release. K-pop boy group EXO and solo singer CL are slated to be among the star-studded line-up of performers to take part in Sunday's closing ceremony.
A major storm system is developing in the central U.S. and it will bring several high impact weather events across much of the region, including the potential for a major flash flood event Saturday. Flood watches Saturday morning have been posted from northern Texas to western Pennsylvania, and includes many metropolitan areas such as Dallas, Little Rock, Nashville, Louisville and Pittsburgh. On the colder side of this system, winter weather advisories and winter storm warnings have been posted for snow and ice accumulation.
Anna Deavere Smith grew up on Bentalou Street in Baltimore. It's Gray's story where Smith starts in her acclaimed stage play, "Notes from the Field," which is being adapted for TV. One of first people we meet is Kevin Moore, who taped Gray's raucous arrest right before he was thrown in the back of the van, taking his fatal ride.
The Broward County Sheriff's Office is investigating reports that three of its deputies remained outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in the midst of the Feb. 14 shooting rampage, instead of entering the school, Sheriff Scott Israel confirmed to ABC News. "If there is no wrongdoing in the part of our deputies, we’ll move on," Israel said Friday. Israel was responding to reports by CNN and South Florida's Sun-Sentinel newspaper, which which cited unnamed police sources within the Coral Springs Police Department, claiming that Coral Springs officers were shocked to arrive at the scene and see the Broward deputies still outside, with their pistols drawn and behind their vehicles.
Russian bobsled pilot Nadezhda Sergeeva made quite a fashion statement last year when she appeared in a promotional video for clothing brand Zasport, wearing a sweatshirt with "I DON'T DO DOPING" emblazoned across it. The Russian Bobsled Federation on Friday confirmed that Sergeeva, a member of for the Russian women’s team in Pyeongchang, had tested positive for a banned heart medication. In the video, which resurfaced following confirmation that the substance was in her system, Sergeeva, 30, wears the "I DON'T DO DOPING" sweatshirt as she trains at the Sliding Center Sanki Olympic bobsledding track near Sochi.
"This morning Matt and I had a heart-wrenching visit to one of the 17,000 dog farms here in South Korea," Kenworthy explained on Instagram Friday, along with a photo of his actor boyfriend Matt Wilkas and their new pooch, Beemo. "Across the country there are 2.5 million dogs being raised for food in some of the most disturbing conditions imaginable.
Douglas High School shooting massacre Every player on field put aside their team cap, instead wearing caps with the school's initials "SD."
For Anna Deavere Smith's film "Notes From the Field," she interviewed 250 people on their experiences with educations and the criminal justice system.
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said Scot Peterson failed to enter the school to confront the gunman during the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas.
Tony- and Emmy-winning actress Nanette Fabray has died, her son has confirmed. Fabray, who was the aunt of actress Shelley Fabares, died in her home in Palos Verdes, California, on Thursday from natural causes. Born Ruby Nanette Bernadette Theresa Fabares, her career began at age 3 in vaudeville.
Talk of the #MeToo and Time's Up movements have punctuated 2018 awards shows, but the Oscars will be more focused on films, according to one producer. “The Oscars should be a spectacle. Channing Dungey, president of entertainment at ABC, added that the message of the Time's Up movement will be heard.
Indiana is the only state in the country that bans carryout beer, wine and liquor sales on Sundays, but the prohibition-era laws could change in a matter of days. Gov. Eric Holcomb is expected to sign a bill that would allow Sunday take-out alcohol sales after state lawmakers passed the measure overwhelmingly this week. The vote put the Hoosier State on the brink of allowing residents to buy take-out alcohol at liquor stores, grocery stores, drug and convenience stores on Sundays.
The United Airlines Flight 878 was landing at Green Bay–Austin Straubel International Airport at approximately 3 a.m. CT when it "ran off the end of the runway by about 250 feet," according to a statement from the airport. The flight had left George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston and was destined for Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport.
The daughter of the singer and motocross star Carey Hart wanted to spend her time backstage Thursday helping those in need, so she sold candy for the people in Haiti still recovering from last year's rash of hurricanes. "So they bought bulk candy and set up a table in catering at mama @pink rehersal Hall.
In remarks to the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, President Trump this morning delivered a freewheeling speech hitting topics from last week's Florida school shooting to immigration and his defeated 2016 opponent, but mostly glossed over an expected announcement of new sanctions on North Korea the White House had previewed hours earlier. Addressing last week's massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Trump again ratcheted up his call for arming teachers and coaches who would be trained to use firearms. "So this crazy man who walked in wouldn't even know who has it," Trump said, referring to concealed weapons in the possession of coaches or teachers.
Randi Fishman said she was devastated to be told by doctors before the age of 30 that she should look into surrogacy after a recurrence of breast cancer. “It was really hard,” Fishman, now 34, told ABC News. Nearly seven years later, Fishman is the mother of an 11-week-old daughter who was delivered by Fishman’s sister, Erin Silverman.
Two directors at USA Swimming have resigned this week amid allegations of widespread sexual abuse of underage swimmers by their coaches and other officials. USA Swimming on Friday announced the resignation of Susan Woessner, its safe sport senior director. According to a press release, Woessner recently provided the national governing body with information regarding a single "personal interaction" she had with former coach Sean Hutchison.
English actor and comedian Stephen Fry has been recovering from prostate cancer surgery for the past couple months, he revealed today. In a tweet to fans, Fry wrote, "For the last 2 months I've been in the throes of a rather unwelcome and unexpected adventure.
"Daily Show" correspondent Michelle Wolf has been tapped to host this year's White House Correspondents Dinner. “This is true news,” Wolf tweeted once news broke. Margaret Talev, president of the WHCA, which hosts the annual dinner held in Washington, explained in a statement why Wolf, 32, made the perfect choice.