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Barbara Bush funeral: First Lady laid to rest, Jeb Bush gives eulogy

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.

Anthony Mele stabbed by homeless man in Ventura, California

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.

On Saturday morning, Trump defended Cohen in a flurry of tweets at around 8am which he deleted within an hour. He defended Cohen, calling him a 'fine person' with a 'wonderful family.'

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E. coli infections traced to romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona where 90% of winter greens grow have sickened 53 people, and one expert says that it may be years before the ground is safe again.

Kim Jong Un on April 1

Kim Jong Un's decision was made in a meeting of North Korea's ruling party's full Central Committee which had convened on Friday to discuss a 'new stage' of policies.

An Atlanta man who was convicted of murdering a 19-year-old made a run for it out of the courthouse before his verdict could be read, and now the police have launched a manhunt for him.

Secret Service agents refuse to leave Barbara Bush's coffin

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.

President Trump said Friday he would not be attending former first lady Barbara Bush's memorial service Saturday in Houston. Melania is attending, and he is spending the day golfing.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive for Invictus Games reception

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.

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory [ARL] and the University of Minnesota are working to create materials that mimic the flexibility and nimbleness of invertebrates such as squids.

Greyhound says it is investigating how a bus meant to take passengers from Cleveland to New York ended up 114 miles away in the wrong direction in Toledo.

Florida school cop hailed hero for running towards gunman Sky Bouche

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.

The National Socialist Movement scheduled a rally Saturday in Newnan, Georgia in honor of Hitler's birthday. An estimated 400 officers are on hand to prevent the rally from turning violent.

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.'

An explosion set off a huge fire at Valero Energy Corp's Texas City, refinery on Thursday afternoon which was all caught on camera but the fire was quickly contained and there were no injuries.

The study by Textio examined 25,000 recent job listings from some of the country's biggest tech names and revealed how they draw in candidates with certain key phrases.

Trump says Special Counsel was established 'illegally'

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.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has told the White House recently that he would likely resign if President Donald Trump fired his No. 2, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

The political party alleges that top Trump campaign officials conspired with the Russian government and its military spy agency to hurt Hillary Clinton and tilt the election to Trump by hacking DNC computers.

US President Donald Trump is expected to come to Britain for several days this summer - and may stay at Balmoral in what will be a major boost to relations between London and Washington

Fresno State professor calls Trump supporting farmers 'f******g stupid'

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).

'Our Atomic Energy Organization is fully prepared ... for actions that they expect and actions they do not expect,' president Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday.

Two unidentified men shot dead a Palestinian engineering lecturer in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian and Palestinian authorities reported.

In a bid to decide which order they should be applied, Dr Joyce Imahiyerobo-Ip, from Massachusetts, said the first culprits we should be separating are benzoyl peroxide and retinol.

Marybeth Donaldson filed the $40million lawsuit against the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in Manhattan Supreme Court, over her husband Andrew Donaldson's suicide.

Avicii dead at 28: Swedish DJ Tim Bergling's body found in Oman

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.

World-famous DJ Avicii has died at the age of 28. The body of the Swedish-born producer, born Tim Bergling, was found in Oman on Friday, a publicist confirmed.

Avicii's ominous lyrics from hit Wake Me Up

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 stage festival to mark Hitler's birthday

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.

James Matthew Bradley Jr., 61, of Louisville, KY. was sentenced to life behind bars for the horrifying deaths of 10 immigrants who died in 100 degree heat in his trailer.

The 52-year-old despot was made a top-ranking member of the National Order of the Legion d'Honneur in 2001, soon after he took office, by former French President Jacques Chirac.

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.

Madeline Marx, a former substitute teacher in Ohio, avoids jail time after pleading guilty to having sex with two male students while she was a teacher at Kettering Fairmont High School.

The Smallville actress was picked up by the FBI in Albany earlier this week and later arraigned in a Brooklyn federal court after a grand jury heard testimony from two former members of the cult.

Taylor Swift's NYC brownstone is burglarized by man

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.  

Schumer says he's endorsing a states'-rights approach to cannabis. That stands in contrast to his views on other subjects like education, voter ID laws and abortion, where he favors less leeway.

Bed and breakfast inside a former 1880s county jail goes on sale

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 get life-saving

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.'

Meghan Markle's 20-second kiss with Russell Brand in Get Him To The Greek (2010) was just one of the 'highlights' of her movie career which ends with her wedding, Jan Moir says.

In a filing with the US Bankruptcy Court in Delaware, the disgraced movie mogul said the Weinstein Company has access to e-mails that were refused to provide him relevant to ongoing suits.

Single mother held back as she watched her Missouri home burn

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.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has urged people to back the Yes vote (Niall Carson/PA)

Ireland has a near-ban on terminations, and nine women travel abroad every day to countries where abortion is legal, which the May 25 referendum hopes to overturn.

Queen Elizabeth II is marking her 92nd birthday with a concert in London. Sting, Tom Jones, Craig David and Kylie Minogue are performing at the celebration at Royal Albert Hall.

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.


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ABC News journalist revealed to have been intimate with Fidel Castro

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.

Edgar Verduzco, 27, was arrested in Long Beach and charged with three counts of murder, three counts of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, and drunk driving causing injury.

Sky Bouche 19, has been named as the suspect gunman who opened fire Friday morning at Forest High School in Ocala, Florida. Speaking on the shooting he said: 'I just shot through the door'.

Herman Bell (left), convicted of ambushing and murdering NYPD cops Joseph Piagentini (top right) and Waverly Jones (bottom right) in 1971, was granted parole, with a release set for next week.

Missouri police said Paul Truss, 51, shot and killed his wife of 25 years, Chantille Truss, 45, early Friday morning at Sola Salon Studios, where she worked as a hairdresser, before committing suicide.

'Just shut up,' was the chef and travel writer's simple advice for the comedian, who has repeatedly weighed in on the movement highlighting sexual harassment and assault.

The revelation concerning Freeman, 80, and E'Dena Hines, 33, came to light during the trial of 30-year-old Lamar Davenport, who is accused of stabbing her 25 times in a drug-fueled rage in 2015.

Officials in Massachusetts, Colorado, Kansas and several other states have warned drivers to be on high alert for marijuana-intoxicated drivers on Friday, April 20, nationally known as 'Weed Day'.

Map reveals the largest ethnic and religious group in every US county

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.

Kevin Krim choked back tears in court on Thursday as he hugged jurors after they found former nanny Yoselyn Ortega guilty of murdering daughter Lulu and son Leo at their New York apartment in 2012.

A baby started choking during the NYPD Police Academy graduation Wednesday. The baby boy named Daniel, who was in the audience to watch his father, suddenly started choking on a baby snack.

Gunmen on water scooters shot at a roving vendor on a beach in Cancun's glittering hotel zone Thursday, an incident believed to be unprecedented for the Caribbean city.

A former Liberian warlord known as 'Jungle Jabbah' was sentenced to 30 years in a U.S. prison on Thursday.

Brad Pitt's new lady is an award-winning architecture professor

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. 

Cindy T. White, 41, was found guilty this week for theft of identity over $1,000 after she used a woman's LinkedIn to secure a job at Diversified Foods that paid $95,000.

The annual Lyrid Meteor Shower, which has been observed for the past 2,700 years, will create a stunning display of 'shooting stars' in the night sky. It's best viewed early morning on Sunday.

Investigators told KCAL9 that Jeremy Sanchez was killed by his ex-boyfriend. The teen's body was found stabbed to death on the banks of an L.A.-area river on Wednesday.

Identical twins with different sexual orientations

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.

Meghan's father is pictured working out in Mexico

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.

Stoners celebrate 420 Day in huge gatherings across the US

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.

A Harvard University study found that children whose mothers consumed processed foods and sugary sodas during pregnancy scored lower on tests for learning, memory and other skills.

The athletic photographer has been identified as 23-year-old Vishnu, a native of Thrissur, a city in the south Indian state of Kerala. He said it was not the first time he climbed a tree for a shot.

Behati Prinsloo is mom-shamed for pumping and dumping 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.

Mexican national Jesus Ascencio Molina, 24, was charged with attempted murder and first-degree assault in the home construction site rampage on April 13 in Happy Valley, Oregon.

The Cupertino-based robot can rip apart a dead phone in just 18 seconds and is an update to Liam - the recycling bot the company announced back in 2016.

Staff at Cava Mezze in Baltimore, Maryland, set plates of saganaki on fire which triggered sprinklers - firing gallons of water onto employees and customers on April 17.

The live stream was recorded above a mountain range outside Phoenix, It appears to show an unusual purple beam reaching down from the heavens.

Amazing images show the inside of the reactor and control room at Chernobyl

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.

A passing motorist rescued a woman trapped on top of a car after being caught in floodwaters that have covered roads and threatened homes and farms across northern Montana.

Commissioner Darryl De Sousa and Mayor Catherine Pugh appeared Wednesday, saying sorry for police activity that 'affected, disproportionately, African-American men.'

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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 deep-sea creature is a ctenophore - also known as the comb jelly - was spotted by a team with the NOAA's Okeanos Explorer as they trawled the Gulf of Mexico with a remotely operated vehicle.

Warning graphic content: Police in San Francisco are searching for a suspected puppy killer who was captured on surveillance footage last weekend committing the violent attack.

Silicon Valley home sells for $900,000 - $100,000 OVER asking price

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.


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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.

Photographs show Aurora Australis in the southern states

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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