A Navy SEAL who died during a parachute demonstration yesterday was honored at a Memorial Day service today at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City. The Coast Guard and the Jersey City Fire Department marine unit responded immediately and took him to the Jersey Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 1:10 p.m. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio asked for a moment of silence for the fallen SEAL, who was part of the Navy's elite parachute team, the Leap Frogs.
Dozens of people were hospitalized amid blazing temperatures during an electronic dance music festival in Florida, despite efforts by organizers to keep people cool and hydrated. Tampa Fire Rescue Department public information officer Jason Penny told ABC News that 32 people were transported to hospitals on Saturday from the 2017 Sunset Music Festival at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa — nearly 10 more than last year. The Tampa Fire Rescue Department is awaiting final numbers of those hospitalized on Sunday.
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. British Airways, which is part of the broader International Airlines Group, canceled all flights from Heathrow and Gatwick on Saturday after the company suffered a colossal IT failure.
Emmy Rossum wed her longtime boyfriend Sam Esmail in New York City Sunday. The "Shameless" actress announced the news on Instagram the following day by posting a picture from the nuptials without a caption. The nuptials were held inside New York City's Central Synagogue, according to People magazine.
Anshu Jamsenpa, a 38-year-old mother of two from India, did it twice in less than a week. Anshu — who hails from India's mountainous northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh, where many people are known by their first name — 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.
A young woman who was targeted with suspected hate speech in Oregon on Friday before her attacker allegedly went on a deadly stabbing rampage asked for privacy and time to heal from the traumatic event. Destinee Mangum, 16, and a 17-year-old friend who was wearing a hijab were riding a light-rail train in Portland, Oregon, on Friday evening when Joseph Christian, 35, allegedly began to yell racial and religious slurs at them. “The best thing that you guys can help out with is just give me and my family time to process everything,” Mangum said in a video posted on her mother’s Facebook page.
President Donald Trump offered a solemn tribute to America's service members during a Memorial Day speech at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday, honoring those who gave their lives in war and those serving in defense of the country. At the cemetery's Memorial Amphitheater he relayed stories of those who served and urged Americans to continue with the day's theme of remembrance. Christopher Horton, Special Forces Capt. Andrew Byers and Marine 1st Lt. Robert Kelly, the son of Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly — whose family members were in attendance.
The mother of a stabbing victim was able to meet the hero who helped save 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 stabbing on a Portland, Oregon, train on May 26 that left two other men dead. Marcus Knipe, an Iraq War veteran, acted quickly when he saw Micah Fletcher stumbling onto the train platform at the Hollywood station.
North Korea launched what appears to be a short-range Scud missile, which 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.
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.
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, the commander of the Navy's mid-Atlantic region, a team member's parachute failed to open properly, and he landed in the water near 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 taken 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.
Frankie Grande, the only sibling of Ariana Grande, is finally breaking his silence on the explosion at his sister's concert in Manchester, England, last Monday. "My prayers, thoughts, meditations & strength has been focused on those families and victims affected by the horrific tragedy in Manchester," he wrote Sunday.