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 »
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.
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.
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.
Republicans immediately leaked James Comey’s notes after they received them but the focus quickly turned to the memo’s representation of the President’s behavior and obsessions instead of James Comey’s credibility.
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.
It may not be his crowning achievement yet, but Prince Charles received recognition for his future role as Britain's king when leaders of the 53-nation Commonwealth confirmed Friday that Queen Elizabeth II's eldest son would succeed her as the group's chief. Charles, at age 69, is the oldest heir to the British throne in more than 300 years thanks to his mother's record as the country's longest-serving monarch. Since his divorce from Princess Diana, her 1997 death and Charles' remarriage to ex-mistress Camilla Parker Bowles, the Prince of Wales has been behind his and Diana's sons — Prince William and Prince Harry — in inspiring public affection.
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.
Emergency inspections will be carried out on hundreds of aircraft worldwide after an explosion aboard a Southwest Airlines flight led to the death of a passenger. The announcement by the Federal Aviation Administration comes after a woman was almost sucked out of a window on a flight from New York to Dallas on Tuesday, after “an engine failure due to a fractured fan blade". Metal fatigue was believed to have led to a piece of a fan blade coming loose, according to investigators, which then smashed through the engine casing.
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.
A new report from The Washington Post says that Jeff Sessions warned the White House that he may be forced to step down if Trump follows through with his threats to fire Rod Rosenstein, reportedly believing that it would put him in an untenable position
There used to be no love lost between President Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). In the past, Trump has bestowed on Cruz the insulting “Lyin’ Ted” nickname, denigrated Cruz’s wife and insinuated his father helped to assassinate former President John F. Kennedy.
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).
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.
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.
South Sudan's army chief General James Ajongo died in Cairo on Friday following a short illness, government spokesman Michael Makuei Lueth said. "It is with a heavy heart that I announce the untimely death of Gen. James Ajongo Mawut, SPLA army's chief of defense force," Lueth said. Ajongo joined the Sudan People's Liberation Army, the formal name of the South Sudanese military, in 1983, when the SPLA was still a rebel group fighting for independence from Sudan.
Nineteen years after two teenage gunmen shocked the US by entering Columbine High School and killing 13 people, the former principal who helped guide his students through the aftermath of that massacre says he sees signs of hope that something might have finally, if improbably, shifted. Frank DeAngelis, the longtime head of the school who retired four years ago, said that after a seemingly endless procession of school shootings in America since 20 April 1999, the Parkland, Florida student survivors – who have planned student walkouts for the anniversary of the Columbine shooting – may have finally focussed the energies of the gun control movement to push for meaningful change. If the Columbine shooting was the first major school shooting to shock and permeate American media, he said, the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High may prove to be the breaking point.
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.
An actress who starred in the US television series Smallville has been arrested on charges of sex trafficking. Allison Mack, 35, was accused of recruiting sex slaves for a self-help guru and helping to brand them with his initials. Mack featured in Smallville, a show about Clark Kent's childhood in Kansas before he becomes known as Superman, which ran from 2001 to 2011.
Russia's foreign minister said Friday that the U.S. sought out and respected Moscow's positions in Syria when it launched its air strikes last week. Lavrov noted that despite the escalating tensions between Moscow and Washington, the U.S. made sure it didn't harm any Russian personnel and positions during the strikes against the regime of President Bashar Assad following a suspected chemical attack on the town of Douma. "We told them where our red lines were, including the geographical red lines," Lavrov told Russian state television.
Authorities in Florida are looking for answers after two sheriff's deputies were shot through the window of a restaurant. ABC News' Diane Macedo reports.
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.
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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.