One of only two women in the history of the United States to have both her husband and son elected president was laid to rest on Saturday in Texas The funeral of Barbara Bush was small and private affair which began at 11 am at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston. Among those in attendance were her husband of 73 years and the 41st president of the United States George H. W. Bush, her oldest son and the 43rd president of the United States George W. Bush and current first lady Melania Trump. Mrs. Bush's husband paid tribute to his wife by wearing a pair of socks with books on them, honoring her work with literacy over the years. Melania Trump attended the service alone, and was seated with Barack and Michelle Obama and Bill and Hillary Clinton. She and Barack could be seen chatting with one another and laughing just before the start of the service.
Homeless man 'bursts into a steakhouse and randomly stabs father to death while his five-year-old daughter sits on his lap'
Anthony Mele, 35, was having dinner with his daughter and his wife in the Aloha Steakhouse in Ventura, California, on Thursday night when homeless suspect Jamal Jackson, 49, came into the restaurant at around 9.20pm. Someone had called police three hours earlier to report Jackson being disruptive in the area but police did not respond, claiming they did not have the resources at the time. Instead, they watched him on security cameras from afar but decided not to pursue him when he wandered out of sight because he they did not think he looked menacing, according to KTLA.
Loyal until the end: Secret Service agents who served Barbara Bush for decades and who she treated like 'family' refuse to leave her coffin overnight before her funeral
The agents swapped out at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston, Texas, taking turns on Friday as mourners came in their droves to pay their respects to the former First Lady. They stood in the background as fans greeted former president George H.W. Bush in his wheelchair, giving a final act of protection to the 92-year-old. One former agent said they were proud to stand by her side one final time.
Glorious in green: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive for reception to celebrate the Sydney Invictus Games for disabled heroes
The couple, due to be wed next month in Windsor, were pictured being greeted at the event hosted by Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister of Australia, and his wife Lucy Turnbull, in west London.They are set to hear more about plans for the games during the reception, and to greet servicemen and women from both Australia and the UK.
School cop is hailed a hero for running towards Columbine-obsessed gunman, 19, in Florida school and arresting him three minutes after he opened fire wounding one
Deputy James Long (right) is a resource officer for Forest High School in Oscala, Florida. He arrested suspected gunman Sky Bouche, 19, just three minutes after he opened fire on the school Friday. Bouche was only able to wound one person after he shot through a classroom door and pellets hit a 17-year-old student in the ankle. The student was taken to the hospital with a non-threatening gunshot wound. Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods praised the deputy for his response. Long 'did not hesitate. He went right in,' he said during a news conference Friday. The gunman, whose attempted massacre coincided with the anniversary of the 1999 Columbine shooting, was led away from the school by police in a white hazmat suit (pictured left) to preserve any evidence on his body.
Left to die: Bodycam footage shows cops spent just three minutes searching for trapped 16-year-old while he was being crushed to death in the back seat of SUV - and dismissed his 911 calls as a prank
Kyle Plush, 16, was found dead on April 10 - more than six hours after he first called police for help, saying he was stuck in his van and close to death. Now bodycam footage from the two officers who responded to the first 911 call reveals the cops didn't get out their patrol car during their three minute search. Officers were dispatched to the area about ten minutes after his initial 911 call at 3.14pm, tracking his phone GPS to Seven Hills School but were unable to find him. The teen called again at 3.35pm, begging for help and telling the dispatcher 'I'm almost dead.'
The DoJ 'probes James Comey for leaking classified information' in memos about Trump - and the President hints he will use the investigation to FIRE Robert Mueller
President Donald Trump (left) appears to be laying the groundwork for firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller (bottom right inset) by accusing James Comey (right) of illegally leaking classified information. Trump tweeted late Friday: 'James Comey illegally leaked classified documents to the press in order to generate a Special Council[sic]? Therefore, the Special Council [sic] was established based on an illegal act? Really, does everybody know what that means?' Two of the memos that Comey wrote and then gave to a friend from outside of the government contained classified information, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Fresno State professor who bashed Barbara Bush as an 'amazing racist' also called Trump supporting farmers 'f******g stupid' seen in profane video
University officials, including president Joseph Castro, received a link on Friday from Altrightnews that showed the video (main) posted by Vigilant Goose. In the clip, Randa Jarrar is seen talking about Fresno's agriculture industry where she states: 'a lot of the farmers now are Trump supporters and just f---ing stupid.' On her now private Twitter, Jarrar was unbothered by the video compilation and actually called the clips of her speaking 'iconic.' The increased criticism comes after she made a tweet on Tuesday bashing former first lady Barbara Bush (inset).
Without you: Thousands gather in Stockholm to mourn Swedish-born DJ Avicii after he died in Oman following long battle with alcoholism
Grammy-nominated electronic dance DJ Avicii died at the age of 28 on Friday and now thousands have gathered to mourn the Swedish born musician in Stockholm. The body of the producer, who is known for his EDM hits Wake Me Up, Levels and Hey Brother, was found in Muscat, Oman, a publicist confirmed. Avicii's brother, David Bergling, has reportedly travelled to the city to find out more about his sibling's death as the cause is not yet known. The musician was seen just days ago while posing with fans at the luxury Muscat Hills Resort, which could be some of the last photos of him alive.
'Wish that I could stay forever this young': Ominous lyrics from Avicii's biggest hit and the darkness that haunted him are revealed as the troubled DJ dies two years after quitting touring following battle with drink
These are the haunting lyrics from Swedish DJ Avicii's smash hit Wake Me Up - five years before he was found dead on Friday. One of his most popular songs, the track contained the ominous lyrics 'wish that I could stay forever this young' and 'I tried carrying the weight of the world'. And after years of battling health issues, the world-famous musician died aged 28 in Muscat, Oman, where he had been vacationing at a luxury beach resort with a group of friends.
Hundreds of neo-Nazis gather in Germany to mark Hitler's birthday as anti-fascists stage rival protests and police with water cannon and armoured vehicles surround area
Hundreds of neo-Nazis were massing Friday on Adolf Hitler's birthday for a two-day festival in a remote eastern German town, near the Czech and Polish borders. Many of the mostly male right-wing extremists wore T-shirts with slogans such as 'Keepers of the Race', 'White is my favourite colour' and 'Adolf was the best' (pictured top left). About 1000 neo-Nazis were expected to take part, including many eastern European extremists. Merchanise seller Tommy, bottom left, said Germany's biggest problem was 'the uncontrolled influx of foreigners into our homeland'. Police were on hand to check the many stalls for illegal material, bottom right, while two counter-demonstrations took place in the nearby town of Ostritz.
Prince's original studio recording of 'Nothing Compares 2 U' that was made before the song turned Sinead O'Connor into a star is released for the first time
Prince's original studio recording of 'Nothing Compares 2 U' was recorded in 1984 at Flying Cloud Drive in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, according to his estate. The musician originally wrote the song for himself but was then gave it to the Family, the jazz-funk band he put together in the 80s. His estate released the track from the artist's vault which contains thousands of recordings that were never released. Included in the video release was footage from Prince and The Revolution that summer.
Taylor Swift's third stalker this MONTH breaks into her $18m NYC townhouse, takes a shower and climbs into her bed for a nap
Yet another of Taylor Swift's properties has been targeted by an unsavory character. According to TMZ, a man named Roger Alvarado (inset) allegedly broke into a NYC brownstone (right) owned by Swift on Friday. Apparently, Alvarado was spotted climbing a ladder and then smashing a window with his hand to gain access to the residence.
It's a steal! 19th century jailhouse in Minnesota complete with 12 rooms - including a 'drunk tank' and the 'cellblock suite' - hits the market for $495,000
The former Fillmore County Jail operated from 1886 until 1972, and now houses a series of eclectic rooms each named after their original function, including the drunk tank and court room. Prospective agents, who can use the property on a commercial or purely residential basis, can also enjoy seven fireplaces, a chef-grade kitchen, several outdoor patios and an impressive 15 bathrooms. Pictured is the cellblock suite (top left, top right, and bottom left); one of the bathrooms (bottom right); and the exterior of the property (inset).
Morbidly obese Indian sisters aged eight and six who weigh 22 stone between them finally get life-saving gastric band operation
Yogita, eight, and sister Amisha,six, have finally had surgery on their stomachs to lose weight thanks to the kindness of an Indian surgeon. The pair are pictured after surgery at the Asian Bariatrics Clinic, in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, western India after bariatric surgery performed by Dr Mahendra Narwaria . They have already lost over a stone in weight and their breathing has improved. Yogita and Amisha used to devour a heavy breakfast of chapatis (Indian bread), and six bananas and eight chapatis, half kilogram of rice and three bowls of curry for lunch and dinner as well as six packets of crisps, five packets of biscuits, a dozen bananas, a litre of milk, and a litre of Coke every day. Three years ago father Rameshbhai was on the verge of selling one of his kidneys to afford medical help for his daughters. He said: 'Now, thanks to Dr Narwaria, my girls have hope. They now have a chance at living a better future.'
'They were her life': Firefighters had to hold back single mother as she watched her Missouri home burn to the ground with her four sons trapped inside
Missouri mother Tina Brazil was held back and forced to watch her home burn down as her four children perished inside. The mother was not home when the blaze started at 1am Thursday. Brazil's four children 14-year-old Tyler Otto; 8-year-old Carson Otto; 5-year-old Max Otto and 4-year-old Levi Otto died in the blaze. Her boyfriend Mike Andrews (pictured with Brazil and sons) tried to enter the home and rescue the children, but was restrained by firefighters who said the inferno was too dangerous.
Shocking moment ruthless pack of orcas attacks a mother gray whale, separating her from her baby before eating the calf
NEW Sanctuary cruises in Monterey Bay, California, witnessed the attack Wednesday. A hunting pod of at least four orcas separated the two gray whales from each other. Once the mother whale was away for her baby, the orcas ate the calf for food. Orca whales, also known as killer whales, are some of the most dangerous predators to roam the ocean. The whales can weight up to 11 tons and sports a mouth full of dangerously sharp teeth.
Divers save turtle which had been stuck in plastic container for so many YEARS its shell had changed shape
A diver who freed a sea turtle from a plastic container discovered the animal had it wrapped around herself for years, which destroyed her shell. It is unclear where the turtle was discovered. The diver holding the turtle in the video is able to cut through the container to free the animal from her plastic prison. Once the plastic is moved away from the shell, the divers are able to see how deformed the turtle's shell has become. Parasites also covered the turtle's body around the areas where the plastic used to be.
'He made love to me expertly...and it was thrilling': ABC News reporter is revealed to have been intimate with Fidel Castro while also serving as a secret intermediary between the Cuban leader and the US government
The first-ever female correspondent for ABC News not only slept with Cuban leader Fidel Castro but also served as a secret back-channel between him and the US government, newly released documents have revealed. Lisa Howard (left), who initially began her career as a soap actress, decided to become a reporter who would cover international affairs. She developed an intimate relationship with Castro months after the Cuban Missile Crisis nearly led to global nuclear annihilation. Howard and Castro are seen right in April 1963. In the inset photo, they are seen in an ABC News special which aired in April 1964.
The map, created by Reddit user delugetheory , combines 2016 Census data on ethnicity with 2010 data on religion from the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. It does not include atheism or no religion, and only shows pluralities, meaning the group may not be an absolute majority in the county. The county-level data shows intriguing patterns across the US.
Angelina who? 'Lucky guy' Brad Pitt's new lady friend is not just the 'sexiest thing he has ever seen' but also an award-winning architecture professor who last dated a billionaire
The latest star to embrace the phenomenon is Brad Pitt - probably the most eligible bachelor in Hollywood since his split from Angelina Jolie (inset left) and, incidentally, a long-time pal of Clooney's. In Professor Neri Oxman (right, left with Brad Pitt) he has found a dazzling supernova of his own, and reportedly thinks she is 'the sexiest thing he ever laid eyes on'. (Take that, Angelina!) Professor Oxman, a 42-year-old divorcee (right inset, with former husband) who was born in Israel, is an award-winning architect with a PhD (in design computation) from the renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
What do these identical twins - one gay, one straight - tell us about the infinite mysteries of human sexuality?
Twins Rosie and Sarah, 29, are identical in every way - the same chestnut-brown hair, green eyes, full lips and slender size 8 frames. Identical except for just one detail: Sarah (left in all pictures) is heterosexual while her sister is a lesbian. As well as being alike in terms of nature, there's been little difference in nurture either. Both girls were raised in the same loving, middle-class home by the same parents. Yet, when, as teenagers, the sisters' different sexual orientations emerged, so much about their history slotted into place.
Getting into shape for your wedding suit, Mr Markle? Meghan's father is pictured working out in Mexico as speculation continues over whether he will walk her down the aisle
It still hasn't been confirmed whether he will walk his daughter down the aisle on May 19. But Thomas Markle does appear to be trying to get in shape for Meghan's big day. The reclusive former Hollywood lighting director has been seen out and about in his adopted home town of Rosarito, Mexico, working out with weights as he walks - and using an outdoor exercise bike.
High demand: Stoners around the country celebrate 4/20 by sparking bongs, blunts and joints at huge public festivals as weed laws grow ever laxer
Pot heads congregated on Friday in San Francisco (left), Denver (top right), Ontario Canada (bottom right) and other places where marijuana has been legalized to toke up in public for what is known as the 'Christmas of weed'. April 20 means big business for dispensaries in the nine US states, plus Washington DC, where recreational marijuana is now fully legal. In California, it marked the first 4/20 holiday since the state legalized recreational pot at the beginning of the year.
'Just so you can drink? Gross!' Model mom-of-two Behati Prinsloo prompts fury online after sharing a picture of herself 'pumping and DUMPING' her breast milk at Coachella
Behati, 28, welcomed a baby girl on February 15. This is her second child with husband Adam Levine. This weekend, she attended Coachella and later shared a photo of herself pumping breast milk to throw out. She'd also shared a photo of herself drinking beer from 2015 (right), and likely dumped the milk after drinking again. Some commenters criticized her and called her names for wasting her milk, though others came to her defense.
Inside Chernobyl: Amazing images show behind the scenes of the doomed nuclear power plant more than 30 years after it pumped radiation across Europe
These are the scenes inside the Chernobyl nuclear power plant 0 site of the biggest radioactive disaster in April 1986 as Ukraine prepares to commemorate the 32nd anniversary. Soviet authorities waited 24 hours before evacuating the nearby town of Pripyat, giving the 50,000 residents just three hours to leave their homes. Over the following seven months, more than 500,000 were involved in the clean-up operation in an effort to decontaminate the affected areas. Despite the disaster, Reactors 1, 2 and 3 were restarted between October 1986 and December 1987. The plant continued to produce nuclear power until December 2000.
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Picking a fight in Alderaan places: Airport workers are seen having an impromptu light saber battle with their safety wands on the runway
Three air traffic control workers were filmed having a lightsaber duel while on duty at an American airport. The hilarious clip sees them challenge and attack each other in the duel. The workers use their safety wands as lightsabers to bust out moves from Star Wars and feign death in the duel on the airport runway.
The burned-out home that cost almost a million dollars: Silicon Valley home sells for $900,000 - after just NINE days on the market
A burned-out house in California's Silicon Valley has astounded home buyers by selling for $900,000 just days after hitting the market. The lot is 5,800 sq ft and close to Google's new location. Images of the fire-ravaged home were shared on Facebook by real estate agent Holly Barr of Sereno Group. Although Barr says the home's price is based on local housing prices in the area, many say it is an example of the lack of affordable house in one of the US's hottest markets. There has been an increase in people buying homes in Willow Glen following the news that Google will be building a new campus in nearby downtown San Jose.
Instant karma: SUV hits 'thief' just seconds after he 'stole a wallet from a bus passenger before fleeing into oncoming traffic'
The suspect is seen on surveillance camera footage tussling with a 34-year-old man on the Ride On bus in Rockville, Maryland, before jogging out of the vehicle when it came to a stop. He then darts into incoming traffic with the owner of the wallet in pursuit, before a green Subaru SUV slams into his side, tossing him into the air before he comes smashing down onto the tarmac. The suspect, who was wearing jeans and white trainers, manages to stagger to his feet and runs to the other side of the road with the other man a few feet behind.
Incredible photographs show aurora Australis illuminate the sky in what's been dubbed the most spectacular display of southern lights in DECADES
Beautiful lights and colours lit up the sky (pictured) as part of the Aurora Australis event in Victoria, Tasmania and New Zealand on Friday night. The natural display is caused when charged particles from the sun interact with atoms in the upper atmosphere. One photographer described how the intense beams of lights looked like curtains.'I was stunned as it was the first time I saw the Aurora in Victoria,' he said.
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