The mayor of Portland, Oregon, is asking the federal government to cancel the permit for an "alt right" rally scheduled for Sunday, saying it could make a difficult situation worse, after two men were stabbed to death as they tried to intervene when a pair of women were targeted by a man yellow what authorities have described as hate speech. Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler also said he is trying to ensure that a permit is not issued for a June 10 protest, which is reported by ABC Portland affiliate KATU to be called #MarchAgainstSharia. The City of Portland has not issued any permits for either of the two events, which are planned for the Terry Shrunk Plaza, Wheeler said.
An emotional candlelight vigil was held in Manchester's St. Ann's Square one week after a terror attack killed 22 people and injured dozens more.Hundreds turned out for the event, where a moment of silence was held at 10:32 p.m. local time -- exactly one week after the attack began.A sea of flowers, candles and balloons filled the square as hundreds of mourners paid their respects to the victims. ...
A Navy SEAL who died during a parachute demonstration was identified today as 27-year-old Remington Peters."Words cannot begin to express our devastation and heartbreak over the passing of our courageous warrior," his family said in a statement released today. "His accomplishments far outweigh his years. Anyone that has ever had the pleasure of knowing Remi could attest to his fierce loyalty to his friends, family, and his country. He was an angel on earth and role model to all. We couldn’t have been more proud of him. He lived life to the fullest and taught us to do the same. ...
A tiger killed a female zookeeper at Hamerton Zoo Park in England on Monday, according to Cambridgeshire police. The zookeeper, who has not been identified, died after the tiger entered an enclosure with her. The zoo was evacuated, though police confirmed that the animal did not escape its enclosure.
Three people were injured while watching a Memorial Day parade in Wisconsin after show ponies broke loose from their handlers and ran into the crowd, police said. The ponies, which were pulling a wooden carriage with their owners on board, were likely startled by firework "snaps" and tennis balls that may have been thrown into the parade route by children, according to the Elm Grove Police Department. Although attempts were made to stop the ponies from running, police added, the carriage entered a crowd of spectators.
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.
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.
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.
An Australian fisherman survived a close encounter with a 9-foot great white shark after it leaped into his boat on Saturday. Terry Selwood, 73, was fishing off Evans Head, just north of Sydney, when the shark jumped onto the deck of his boat, according to The Associated Press. "I caught a blur of something coming over the boat … and the pectoral fin of the shark hit me on the forearm and knocked me down on the ground to my hands and knees," Selwood told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
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.