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  • Larry David Will Learn He’s Related to Bernie Sanders on ‘Finding Your Roots’

    How did Larry David deliver a spot-on impression of Bernie Sanders on “Saturday Night Live”? Apparently it’s in his DNA. In an upcoming episode of “Finding Your Roots,” a PBS program in which celebrities find out more about their lineage and history, David will learn he has genealogical ties to the senator and former presidential candidate, who he channeled for numerous appearances on “SNL” during the election. David spoke about the surprising discovery on Wednesday during a panel for the […]

  • Tragedy at Ohio State Fair as One Person is Killed After Ride Malfunction

    A chaotic scene unfolded at the Ohio State Fair after a ride malfunctioned during opening day — killing one person and injuring several others. A video posted online appears to show several people on the Fireball ride seconds before parts of the structure, including a full row of seats, split up and fell. Tragedy struck around 7:20 pm (local time) Wednesday at the popular fair in Columbus. The Fireball, which consists of at least six rows of seats that spin […]

  • Trump to Reinstate US Military Ban on Transgender People

    President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he plans to ban transgender individuals from serving “in any capacity” in the US armed forces. The decision reversed a policy initially approved by the Defense Department under President Barack Obama, which was still under final review. Defense Secretary James Mattis announced last month that he was delaying enactment of the plan to begin allowing transgender individuals to join the US military. “After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that […]

  • Senate Rejects Proposal to Repeal and Replace Obamacare

    Senate Republicans voted Tuesday afternoon to advance to floor debate on their efforts to re-write health care policy, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking the tie. But hours later, the Senate decisively rejected a Republican proposal to repeal-and-replace Obamacare, a sign of the chaos expected to envelop Capitol Hill as GOP leaders work to find a plan their conference can agree to. Wednesday morning, floor debate on the legislation to overhaul the Affordable Care Act will continue, even though there […]

  • Ohio Boy Takes His First Steps With the Help of Prosthetic Legs

    OHIO  —  At the age of 9, Gabe Davis has walked for the first time. He was born with a rare congenital disability that left his legs underdeveloped and limited his motor skills. Last week, he took his first steps using a new pair of prosthetic legs — and it has brought him closer to his dream of becoming a professional baseball player. Gabe was born with a condition called proximal femoral focal deficiency. He was born without tibias and […]

  • Barbara Sinatra, Widow of Frank Sinatra, Dies at 90

    RANCHO MIRAGE, California  —  Barbara Sinatra, philanthropist and wife of the legendary singer Frank Sinatra, died on Tuesday at 90 years old. John Thoresen, director of the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center, told CNN Sinatra died of natural causes. She was surrounded by family and friends at her home in Rancho Mirage, California. The former model and Las Vegas showgirl married Sinatra in 1976 and was the last of his four wives. The couple were married for 22 years when the […]

  • Baby Killer Whale, the Last to be Born at SeaWorld, Dies

    ORLANDO, Florida  —  A three-month old killer whale, the last to be born in captivity at SeaWorld, died Monday after serious health problems, including what’s likely to be pneumonia, according to the park. Kyara was born in April at SeaWorld San Antonio and spent her short life there. A post mortem exam to find the cause of death will be conducted and SeaWorld said it would provide an update when the full results are in. Her veterinary team suspected Kyara […]

  • New ‘James Bond’ Movie Announced, but No Word Yet on Who Will Star

    A new James Bond film will hit theaters in 2019, but it’s not clear yet who will play the debonair spy in the franchise’s latest movie. EON Productions, the British production company behind the franchise, and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer announced on Monday that a James Bond film will be released in the United States on November 8, 2019. The new movie will be the 25th in the Bond franchise. The New York Times reported on Monday that Daniel Craig will return for […]

  • Trump Slams AG Sessions’ ‘weak’ Position on Clinton Emails

    President Donald Trump continued his recent public shaming of Attorney General Jeff Sessions Tuesday, lashing out at his “very weak position” on prosecuting Hillary Clinton’s “crimes.” “Ukrainian efforts to sabotage Trump campaign – ‘quietly working to boost Clinton.’ So where is the investigation A.G. @seanhannity,” the President tweeted just after 6 a.m. ET, followed by a second tweet minutes later criticizing Sessions’ “weak” position. “Attorney General Jeff Sessions has taken a VERY weak position on Hillary Clinton crimes (where are […]

  • Charlie Gard’s Parents Give Up Battle to Bring Son to US

    LONDON — The parents of the terminally ill British baby Charlie Gard have given up their legal fight over treatment for their son. Grant Armstrong, the lawyer for Chris Gard and Connie Yates, told the U,K, High Court on Monday that experts have said that the “window of opportunity no longer exists.” “For Charlie, it is too late … treatment cannot offer a chance of success,” he told the court. Charlie Gard, now 11 months, was born with a genetic […]

  • READ: Jared Kushner’s Statement on Russia to Congressional Committees

    Bolding below included as submitted in statement STATEMENT OF JARED C. KUSHNER TO CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEES July 24, 2017 I am voluntarily providing this statement, submitting documents, and sitting for interviews in order to shed light on issues that have been raised about my role in the Trump for President Campaign and during the transition period. I am not a person who has sought the spotlight. First in my business and now in public service, I have worked on achieving goals, […]

  • Lives of Families Intertwined in Homeless Men’s Burial Mix-Up

    ORANGE COUNTY, California  —  Ever since her son disappeared almost 30 years ago, led someplace by his mental illness, Karen Bilyeu waited for him to call. She came up with theories: Maybe he witnessed a crime and was now hiding in a witness protection program. Maybe he was dead. His name was John Dean Dickens, and he was stocky and blue-eyed, with a baritone voice. “One day, you want to think he’s alive,” the 72-year-old Cherryvale, Kansas, woman said. “The […]