Nabi Tajima, the last known person born in the 19th century, reportedly had more than 160 descendants, including great-great-great grandchildren.Had been hospitalized since January »
Just as students around the country were preparing another walkout against gun violence on Friday morning, a 19-year-old man shot a 17-year-old student at Forest High School in Ocala, Florida. Craig Ham, Marion County Public Schools’ deputy superintendent of operations, told The Associated Press that Bouche was able to bring a shotgun onto campus by placing it in a guitar case and blending in with students. Once on campus, Bouche fired at the bottom of a locked classroom door, causing pellets to strike one student in the ankle.
Daniel Fried, Barack Obama. The former State Department diplomat who oversaw U.S. government sanctions policy said he was “extremely” frustrated when the Obama administration issued “weak” and “frankly inadequate” sanctions against Russia in December 2016 in response to that country’s campaign to disrupt the U.S. presidential election.
As students around the country rallied against gun violence on Friday, one student was injured in a shooting at a Florida high school. The suspect spoke to local NBC reporter Matt Lupoli.
Four young protesters and a police officer were killed in increasingly violent clashes over social security cuts in Nicaragua, Associated Press reported Friday. Protests began Wednesday after a new law was signed increasing tax contributions and cutting pension income in the social security system.
Barbara Bush was a deeply rooted member of one of America's most recent political families. Bush, who died Tuesday at age 92, was one of only two first ladies who had a child who was elected president. The other was Abigail Adams, wife of John Adams and mother of John Quincy Adams.
Actress Natalie Portman has pulled out of accepting a prestigious award in Israel because she said her conscience prevented her from doing so, the Genesis Prize Foundation said. The prize was established in 2013 to honor those who inspire Jewish values.
A dog feared to cancer had actually eaten four teddy bears, but the vet did not realise until halfway through the operation. Eight-year-old St Bernard Maisy was taken for a CT scan after she was taken ill, which showed a mass on her spleen and an unusually full stomach, seemingly showing she had not digested her food properly. It would not be unusual for Maisy, an elderly dog, to have cancer at her advanced age.
Lockheed Martin Wants to Merge an F-22 and F-35 Into 1 Fighter for Japan. Reuters is reporting that Lockheed Martin is pitching an F-22 and F-35 combination to Japan to meet Tokyo’s requirement for a next-generation air superiority fighter. While the details of the proposed aircraft are unknown, presumably Lockheed would draw upon the F-35’s exponentially more advanced sensor and avionics technology and package that equipment into a modified Raptor airframe that offers grotesquely superior aerodynamic performance (compared to the Joint Strike Fighter).
Indonesian fishermen rescued 76 Rohingya Muslims stranded off the coast of Aceh on Friday, authorities said, in the latest attempt by members of the persecuted ethnic group to flee Myanmar by sea. It was unclear how long they had been at sea, said Riza Yulianto, the police chief of Bireuen regency in Aceh on the island of Sumatra. Aceh's Disaster Mitigation Agency said the Rohingya told local authorities that they wanted to reach Australia.
At least some passengers aboard a deadly Southwest Airlines flight have received $5,000 checks with “sincere apologies” from the carrier. The airline issued the payments after a Tuesday flight from New York City to Dallas was rocked by an engine explosion in midair, killing one passenger. In a letter accompanying the checks, Southwest said the payment was a goodwill gesture for the ordeal, CNN reported.
Inspectors from the world's chemical arms watchdog arrived Saturday in the Syrian town of Douma, where an alleged chemical attack took place earlier this month, the Russian foreign ministry said. A team from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) have been in Syria for a week but had not travelled to the city because of security fears. "According to the information we have, the special OPCW mission... arrived on the morning of April 21 in the city of Douma at the sites suspected of having toxic substances," the ministry said in a statement.
A heavily militarized police force of some 400 officers aggressively patrolled a small neo-Nazi rally in this city 40 miles southwest of Atlanta on Saturday and arrested about 10 counterprotesters, many for the crime of wearing a mask. Police officers arrived before the rally began and approached a group of about 50 anti-fascist protesters. The officers — who wore bulletproof vests and helmets, and carried semi-automatic rifles — cornered the anti-fascist protesters, then grabbed those who were still masked, tossing them to the ground and handcuffing them.
Singer R. Kelly’s scandals may be too much for the people he employs. Since February, the singer’s lawyer, long-time assistant and publicist have all jumped ship, according to the BBC and The Rolling Stone. The singer’s executive assistant Diana Copeland told the BBC that she resigned from her position April 1. On April 9, a 19-year-old woman filed a criminal complaint against singer R. Kelly, claiming that he “knowingly and intentionally” gave her a sexually transmitted disease.
Two Air National Guard members have been punished over the use of a hand puppet during a re-enlistment ceremony. The colonel who led the proceedings has been demoted to lieutenant colonel and immediately retired, officials said. Master Sgt. Robin Brown, who used a dinosaur puppet to recite her service oath, has been removed from her post with the Tennessee Joint Public Affairs Office and faces further administrative action.
By Rania El Gamal and Stephen Kalin DUBAI/RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabian security forces said they had shot down a recreational drone in the capital on Saturday after online videos showing gunfire in a neighborhood where royal palaces are located sparked fears of possible political unrest. The Riyadh police spokesman, quoted by the official Saudi News Agency (SPA), said a security screening point noticed the flying of a small unauthorized recreational drone at 7:50 p.m. local time (1650 GMT), leading security forces to deal with it according to their orders and instructions. There were no casualties, and King Salman was not at his palace at the time, a senior Saudi official told Reuters.
Protesters are targeting the northern Virginia home of the National Rifle Association's top lobbyist and say the protests will continue. In one case, court records show Patricia Hill of Lincoln, Nebraska, has been charged with misdemeanor destruction of property outside the home of NRA lobbyist Chris Cox. Alexandria Police spokeswoman Crystal Nosal said Friday there were two separate incidents stretching back to last fall.
Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways. So each week, we round up the most hilarious 280-character quips from moms and dads to spread the joy.Scroll down to read the latest batch and follow @HuffPostParents
Allison Mack, an actor best known for her role in the US TV show Smallville, has been charged with sex trafficking and conspiracy. Ms Mack was arrested on Friday and has since pleaded not guilty to all charges.
Infiniti has announced plans to build five new cars in China over the next five years. The company says that the move highlights its commitment to the constantly growing Chinese market and will begin with production of its new QX50 SUV. "Over the next five years Infiniti is planning to localize five new vehicles in China, tripling our sales here in our fastest growth market, globally," said Infiniti chairman Roland Krueger.
Iran warned Saturday it is ready to "vigorously" resume nuclear enrichment if the United States ditches the 2015 nuclear deal, and said further "drastic measures" are being considered in response to a US exit. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told reporters in New York that Iran is not seeking to acquire a nuclear bomb, but that its "probable" response to a US withdrawal would be to restart production of enriched uranium -- a key bomb-making ingredient.
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Human rights groups blasted the State Department’s annual human rights report, released on Friday, which removed the term “reproductive rights” and softened language on human rights violations in a number of countries, including Yemen and the Dominican Republic. The report also dropped the phrase “Israel and the occupied territories,” replacing it with “Israel, Golan Heights, West Bank and Gaza” in a break from years past, made more controversial by the recent violent flare-up in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Human rights groups say the changes undermine the integrity of the report, which is used by the U.S. government, lawmakers, and researchers around the world as a global benchmark for how each country treats human rights.
A driver chased a woman he says stole a package from a neighbor's home before taking off on a bike.Footage taken by Mark Duenas shows the woman struggling to balance the huge Amazon box on the handle bars as she cycled down the street