What began as a picturesque proposal during a hot air balloon ride in Canada ended with a crash landing caught on video. “It happened so quick that I don’t think anyone was really terrified or scared,” Jeffrey Scott, an industrial programmer from Edmonton, told ABC News. Stephen Martin said he had just proposed to his girlfriend, Christine Peters, when the balloon crashed.
The mother of a stabbing victim was able to meet the hero who saved her son's life on Sunday. Margie Fletcher's 21-year-old son, Micah Fletcher, is still in the hospital after being injured in a fatal stabbing that left two other men dead on a Portland, Oregon, train on May 26. Marcus Knipe, an Iraq War veteran, acted quickly when he saw Micah stumbling on the train station platform.
Although the two split after only 72 days of marriage, Kim Kardashian West admitted that she knew her marriage to Kris Humphries was doomed from the very start. Kardashian West, 36, split from the NBA basketball player in October 2011 after getting married Aug. 20, 2011, in a lavish Montecito, California, wedding that reportedly cost $10 million. The "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star said she felt internal pressure to get married to Humphries.
British Airways CEO Alex Cruz said he was "profusely sorry" for Saturday's worldwide computer outage that stranded thousands of passengers. In an interview that aired on the BBC, Cruz said that the airline will be back to operating 95 percent of its flights from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports on Monday.
Anshu Jamsenpa, a 38-year-old mother of two, has done it twice in less than a week. Anshu, who hails from India's mountainous northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh, scaled Everest along its southeast ridge route on May 16. A motivational speaker and mountaineering trainer, she said confidence in herself helped her push through the pain and fatigue.
North Korea launched what appears to be a short-range SCUD missile that flew about 280 miles into the Sea of Japan on Sunday, according to the South Korean military and U.S. officials. The launch was the ninth missile test conducted by North Korea this year. "U.S. Pacific Command detected and tracked what we assess was a North Korean missile launch at 10:40 a.m. Hawaii time May 28," said a statement from U.S. Pacific Command.
A newly-released video depicts the harrowing moment a great white shark confronts a kayaker in California's Monterey Bay. Gene Mace Jr., who filmed the incident, can be heard in the video asking his wife to call for help. "That person just got knocked out of his kayak by a shark," Mace says in the video.
A member of the Navy SEAL Elite Parachute team "The Leap Frogs" was killed in a parachuting accident during Fleet Week today in Jersey City, New Jersey. According to Rear Adm. Jack Scorby, Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic, the parachute of one of the team members failed to open properly and he landed in the water adjacent to Liberty Park. The Coast Guard and the Jersey City Fire Department Marine Unit immediately responded and got the SEAL out of the water and he was brought to the Jersey Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 1:10 p.m.
Kushner, the son-in-law and senior adviser of President Trump, talked with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in December, prior to Trump's taking office, about establishing a back channel for communications about Syria and other policy matters, sources told ABC News. All communications gathered through a back channel would be “shared across the government, so it’s not a bad thing to have multiple communication lines" with any country, Kelly said.
A Virginia State Police special agent died Saturday morning at Richmond's VCU Medical Center after being shot Friday night while conducting a traffic stop, officials said. Colonel W. Steven Flaherty, Virginia State Police Superintendent, said at a press conference Saturday morning, “Mike is well-known not only for his passion for criminal justice, but also for his commitment and passion to bettering the lives of local youth.
Civil rights advocates say the stabbings in Portland, Oregon, that left two people dead and one injured come amid an increase in incidents of hate speech and hate crimes around the country since the 2016 presidential election. Jeremy Joseph Christian of North Portland has been arrested in connection with the stabbings on a light-rail train in Portland on Friday afternoon.
British Airways on Sunday is resuming departures from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports, following the cancellation of flights Saturday due to a worldwide computer outage that struck at the start of a busy holiday weekend. "Work continues to restore all of our IT systems but we expect some further disruption today," British Airways posted on its Facebook page Sunday morning. "We are aiming to operate the majority of services from Heathrow and a near normal schedule at Gatwick.
The leader of the Jewish state sent Ramadan greetings to its Muslim citizens Saturday. "I wish #Ramadan Kareem to Israel's Muslim citizens and Muslims around the world, hoping for much needed brotherhood, mutual respect & peace," tweeted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Netanyahu also tweeted his well wishes in Arabic.
Gregg Allman, one of the founding members of The Allman Brothers Band, has died. The southern rocker's passing was announced on his official website, adding that Allman "passed away peacefully at his home in Savannah, Georgia" on Saturday. Allman's death comes after rumors circulated last month that he had entered hospice care.