16-year-old boy from Guatemala is fifth migrant child to die after detention by US Border Patrol
16-year-old boy from Guatemala is fifth migrant child to die after detention by US Border Patrol

US Customs and Border Protection said in a statement that Border Patrol apprehended the teenager in South Texas' Rio Grande Valley on May 13

Risk that Ebola will spread remains 'very high', warns UN health chief as second deadliest outbreak claims 1,100 lives
Risk that Ebola will spread remains 'very high', warns UN health chief as second deadliest outbreak claims 1,100 lives

The current Ebola outbreak, which is the second deadliest on record and has been confirmed to have taken nearly 1,100 lives, is so far contained to two provinces of eastern Congo

Emanuel Samson, 27, accused in 2017 Tennessee church shooting, set to begin trial as prosecutors seek life without parole
Emanuel Samson, 27, accused in 2017 Tennessee church shooting, set to begin trial as prosecutors seek life without parole

27-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson, who has been diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, faces a 43-count indictment, including a first-degree murder charge. Earlier in April, a 90-minute hearing was held when lawyers were arguing about factoring his mental health when it came to his May trial.

'Temple of Time' honoring Parkland school shooting victims set on fire during ceremony
'Temple of Time' honoring Parkland school shooting victims set on fire during ceremony

The Temple of Time public art installation was set afire at a ceremony attended by the families of several Parkland victims. The ceremonial fire was supposed to symbolize the release of pain still left inside.

Hundreds march to Alabama state capitol to protest abortion ban, chanting 'My body, my choice!'
Hundreds march to Alabama state capitol to protest abortion ban, chanting 'My body, my choice!'

Alabama is part of a wave of conservative states seeking to mount new legal challenges to Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide

11 people reported dead in gun attack at bar in Brazil, officials confirm 'massacre'
11 people reported dead in gun attack at bar in Brazil, officials confirm 'massacre'

Seven gunmen were involved in the attack, which saw six women and five men dead. State offcials have confirmed that a 'massacre' has occured.

'John Wick 3' dethrones 'Avengers: Endgame' with $57 million at box office in opening weekend
'John Wick 3' dethrones 'Avengers: Endgame' with $57 million at box office in opening weekend

The third installment of the hyper violent Keanu Reeves franchise has taken the top spot at the North American box office and ended the three-week reign of 'Avengers: Endgame'

Actor and stand-up comedian Sammy Shore, who co-founded the Comedy Store, dies at age 92
Actor and stand-up comedian Sammy Shore, who co-founded the Comedy Store, dies at age 92

In 1972, Shore, his first wife Mitzi and writing partner Rudy Deluca founded the world-famous Los Angeles comedy club, the Comedy Store

Arnold Schwarzenegger gets shockingly drop-kicked from behind while posing for selfies with fans in South Africa
Arnold Schwarzenegger gets shockingly drop-kicked from behind while posing for selfies with fans in South Africa

The actor was quick to recover and posted on Twitter that it was nothing to worry about and 'I'm just glad the idiot didn't interrupt my Snapchat'

Louisiana governor breaks with Democratic Party on abortion, indicates he will sign 'heartbeat' legislation
Louisiana governor breaks with Democratic Party on abortion, indicates he will sign 'heartbeat' legislation

Edwards, who has repeatedly bucked national party leaders on abortion rights, is about to do it again. He's ready to sign legislation that would ban the procedure as early as six weeks of pregnancy, before many women know they are pregnant, when the bill reaches his desk.

Missouri lawmakers pass bill banning abortion after 8 weeks of pregnancy
Missouri lawmakers pass bill banning abortion after 8 weeks of pregnancy

Missouri's Republican-led Legislature has passed a sweeping bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy, and Republican Gov. Mike Parson is expected to sign it

'The Caine Mutiny' author Herman Wouk, who won a Pulitzer Prize, dies at 103
'The Caine Mutiny' author Herman Wouk, who won a Pulitzer Prize, dies at 103

Despite massive success, Herman Wouk was an author often on the outside in the literary world, a respecter of authority in a field of rebels

Cardi B scores 7 BET nods, rapper Nipsey Hussle gets a posthumous nomination
Cardi B scores 7 BET nods, rapper Nipsey Hussle gets a posthumous nomination

Beyonce, who scored four nominations, is up for best female R&B/pop artist along with Ella Mai, H.E.R., Solange, SZA and Teyana Taylor. Best male R&B/pop artist nominees are Mars, Gambino, Chris Brown, John Legend, Khalid and Anderson .Paak.

Monsanto ordered to pay $2 billion to couple who claimed long-term exposure to Roundup weedkiller caused their cancer
Monsanto ordered to pay $2 billion to couple who claimed long-term exposure to Roundup weedkiller caused their cancer

The couple, in their 70s, argued that years of use of Monsanto's Roundup herbicide caused them each to develop non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

Washington becomes first state in the country to implement a publicly funded long-term care program
Washington becomes first state in the country to implement a publicly funded long-term care program

Under the new law, premiums of 0.58% of wages will start being collected from employees by 2022. Starting January  1, 2025, people who need assistance with "activities of daily living" such as bathing, dressing or taking medication could tap into the fund to pay for them.

World War II veteran and nation's oldest Medal of Honor recipient dies in Oregon at 98
World War II veteran and nation's oldest Medal of Honor recipient dies in Oregon at 98

World War II veteran Bob Maxwell died more than seven decades after grabbing a blanket and throwing himself on a German hand grenade in France to save his squad mates

Man nicknamed 'Sovereign' accused of hacking one Appalachian trail hiker to death and seriously injuring another
Man nicknamed 'Sovereign' accused of hacking one Appalachian trail hiker to death and seriously injuring another

James Jordan, 30, of West Yarmouth, Massachusetts, is charged with murder and assault with intent to commit murder. He had recently been released from prison after pleading guilty to possession of marijuana and other minor charges

Five victims of clergy abuse plan lawsuit against the Vatican, seek release of 3,400 names of accused priests
Five victims of clergy abuse plan lawsuit against the Vatican, seek release of 3,400 names of accused priests

The lawsuit comes less than a week after Pope Francis issued a groundbreaking new church law requiring all Catholic priests and nuns worldwide to report clergy sexual abuse and cover-ups by their superiors to church authorities.

Former President Jimmy Carter, 94, breaks hip after falling at home, undergoes surgery
Former President Jimmy Carter, 94, breaks hip after falling at home, undergoes surgery

Jimmy Carter was treated in Americus, Georgia, near his home in Plains, and his wife, Rosalynn, was with him

Apple loses major Supreme Court battle over antitrust suit by iPhone users claiming unfair monopoly
Apple loses major Supreme Court battle over antitrust suit by iPhone users claiming unfair monopoly

The top court ruled on Monday that consumers can pursue an antitrust lawsuit that claims Apple has unfairly monopolized the market for the sale of iPhone apps.

Police raid California journalist's house, handcuff him for refusing to reveal his source
Police raid California journalist's house, handcuff him for refusing to reveal his source

Authorities said the raid came during an ongoing probe into who leaked a confidential police report about the Feb. 22 death of San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi.

Ohio State officials knew that sports doctor was sexually abusing athletes, called him 'Dr. Jelly Paws': Report
Ohio State officials knew that sports doctor was sexually abusing athletes, called him 'Dr. Jelly Paws': Report

The claims about Richard Strauss span from 1979 to 1997 — nearly his entire time at Ohio State — and involve athletes from at least 16 sports, plus his work at the student health center and his off-campus clinic.

Taiwan approves same-sex marriage as legislature passes law in a first for Asia
Taiwan approves same-sex marriage as legislature passes law in a first for Asia

Lawmakers approved most of a government-sponsored bill that recognizes same-sex marriages and gives couples many of the tax, insurance and child custody benefits available to male-female married couples

Alabama man Michael Samra executed for role in 1997 quadruple killing: 'I would like to thank Jesus for everything he has done for me'
Alabama man Michael Samra executed for role in 1997 quadruple killing: 'I would like to thank Jesus for everything he has done for me'

41-year-old inmate Michael Brandon Samra was refused a reprieve by Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, after which he was pronounced dead at 7:33 p.m. following a lethal injection at the state prison at Atmore.

NYPD used Woody Harrelson's picture in its facial recognition system to catch lookalike beer thief
NYPD used Woody Harrelson's picture in its facial recognition system to catch lookalike beer thief

Security footage of the thief was too pixelated and produced no matches while high-quality images of Woody Harrelson, a three-time Oscar nominee, returned several possible matches and led to one arrest.

12 hospitalized after F-16 fighter jet carrying weapons crashes into warehouse at California Air Reserve Base
12 hospitalized after F-16 fighter jet carrying weapons crashes into warehouse at California Air Reserve Base

The crash happened as the pilot was landing following a routine training mission, luckily the pilot ejected in time and was unhurt.

Chelsea Manning back in jail for refusing to testify in WikiLeaks probe, says she would rather 'starve to death'
Chelsea Manning back in jail for refusing to testify in WikiLeaks probe, says she would rather 'starve to death'

US District Judge Anthony Trenga ordered Chelsea Manning to remain incarcerated at the Alexandria jail either until she agrees to testify or until the grand jury's term expires in 18 months

IM Pei, architect who designed Louvre Pyramid, dies aged 102
IM Pei, architect who designed Louvre Pyramid, dies aged 102

His buildings added elegance to landscapes worldwide with their powerful geometric shapes and grand spaces. Among them are the striking steel and glass Bank of China skyscraper in Hong Kong and the Fragrant Hill Hotel near Beijing.

Former Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke dies at age 89
Former Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke dies at age 89

Hawke was prime minister from 1983 until 1991. He was Australia's third-longest-serving prime minister and the longest for his center-left Labor Party

Missouri senate passes bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy
Missouri senate passes bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy

Republican Gov. Mike Parson said the bill gives Missouri the chance to be one of the strongest pro-life states in the country

Rapper Kodak Black pleads not guilty to weapons charges, but faces jail term in multiple other charges
Rapper Kodak Black pleads not guilty to weapons charges, but faces jail term in multiple other charges

US Magistrate Judge Edwin Torres granted the 21-year-old Black release on a $550,000 bond with house arrest, although he faces other criminal cases that could keep him locked up

Devastating California wildfire that wiped out nearly 15,000 homes was sparked by PG&E equipment, say officials
Devastating California wildfire that wiped out nearly 15,000 homes was sparked by PG&E equipment, say officials

Cal Fire said transmission lines owned and operated by the San Francisco-based utility started the November 8 fire

Trump pardons fraudster Conrad Black, a year after the former media mogul wrote a glowing book about him
Trump pardons fraudster Conrad Black, a year after the former media mogul wrote a glowing book about him

A former member of the British House of Lords, Black was sentenced to more than six years in prison after his 2007 fraud conviction in Chicago

Trump issues executive order banning foreign telecom services over concerns that China's Huawei poses a threat to national security
Trump issues executive order banning foreign telecom services over concerns that China's Huawei poses a threat to national security

In a clear slap at Huawei, the department also put the company and its affiliates on a list that requires them to obtain U.S. government approval to purchase American technology

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signs near-total abortion ban into law, but Democrats say the bill is a 'slap in the face' for women
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signs near-total abortion ban into law, but Democrats say the bill is a 'slap in the face' for women

The legislation Alabama senators passed Tuesday would make performing an abortion at any stage of pregnancy a felony punishable by 10 to 99 years or life in prison for the provider

CBS defends handling of sexual harassment claim against 'Bull' actor Michael Weatherly: 'He was apologetic and remorseful'
CBS defends handling of sexual harassment claim against 'Bull' actor Michael Weatherly: 'He was apologetic and remorseful'

Last year, CBS reached a $9.5 million confidential settlement with actress Eliza Dushku after she alleged on-set sexual comments from Weatherly made her uncomfortable

Controversial Jeremy Kyle Show permanently axed after guest's death
Controversial Jeremy Kyle Show permanently axed after guest's death

The tabloid-style talk show, which had run for 14 years, was pulled after 63-year-old Steve Dymond was found dead at a home in Portsmouth, southern England, on May 9.

'The Big Bang Theory' finale run edges out 'Game of Thrones' season 8 in TV ratings race
'The Big Bang Theory' finale run edges out 'Game of Thrones' season 8 in TV ratings race

CBS' 'The Big Bang Theory' drew 12.6 million live viewers last week, while HBO's 'Game of Thrones' had 12.5 million, the Nielsen company said.

Judge in Bill Cosby sexual assault trial finds 'striking similarities' in testimony against the TV icon, calls it a 'signature crime'
Judge in Bill Cosby sexual assault trial finds 'striking similarities' in testimony against the TV icon, calls it a 'signature crime'

'In each instance, (he) met a substantially younger woman, gained her trust, invited her to a place where he was alone with her, provided her with a drink or drug, and sexually assaulted her once she was rendered incapacitated,' the judge observed.

Former coach at UCLA pleads guilty, admits to creating fake athletic profiles for children of wealthy parents
Former coach at UCLA pleads guilty, admits to creating fake athletic profiles for children of wealthy parents

Laura Janke, 36, has agreed to cooperate with prosecutors and could be called to testify against others, including 'Full House' star Lori Loughlin

Alabama Senate passes near-total abortion ban with no exceptions for rape or incest
Alabama Senate passes near-total abortion ban with no exceptions for rape or incest

The only exception would be when the woman's health is at serious risk after the Republican-dominated Senate voted 25-6 for the bill

Poway synagogue shooting suspect John Earnest pleads not guilty to hate crime charges
Poway synagogue shooting suspect John Earnest pleads not guilty to hate crime charges

John T. Earnest, 19, is charged with bursting into the Chabad of Poway synagogue on April 27 and opening fire with an assault rifle, killing one and injuring three worshippers.

'Beverly Hills, 90210' cast remember Luke Perry as they prep for reboot
'Beverly Hills, 90210' cast remember Luke Perry as they prep for reboot

The new show isn't a continuation of the series and will see the actors return as heightened versions of themselves after having gone their separate ways after the series ended

Federal lawsuit seeks to hold Vatican responsible for child sex abuse by priests in United States
Federal lawsuit seeks to hold Vatican responsible for child sex abuse by priests in United States

A lawsuit in federal court in Minnesota seeks to trace a direct line from clergy sex abuse victims, through Minnesota church officials, to the Vatican, with claims made by three brothers who were abused by a Catholic priest between roughly 2009 and 2012.

Comedian Tim Conway of the ‘Carol Burnett Show’ dies at 85 in Los Angeles after a long illness
Comedian Tim Conway of the ‘Carol Burnett Show’ dies at 85 in Los Angeles after a long illness

Besides his four Emmys with Burnett, Tim Conway got two more for guest appearances on Coach and 30 Rock

Man who threw 5-year-old boy off Mall of America balcony pleads guilty, faces 19 years in prison
Man who threw 5-year-old boy off Mall of America balcony pleads guilty, faces 19 years in prison

Emmanuel Aranda, of Minneapolis, pleaded guilty to attempted premeditated first-degree murder in the April 12 attack. The child suffered head trauma and multiple broken bones but survived.

Streaming Wars: Disney takes full control of Hulu in landmark deal with Comcast
Streaming Wars: Disney takes full control of Hulu in landmark deal with Comcast

According to the agreement, Disney can demand Comcast, which owns NBCUniversal, sell the remaining stake to Disney for its fair market value in the future.

Powerful 7.5 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea, tsunami alert issued
Powerful 7.5 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea, tsunami alert issued

Shallow earthquakes tend to cause more damage on the Earth's surface, but the USGS estimated that damage and injuries would be low because of the sparse population.

Texas officer fatally shoots woman after she says 'I'm pregnant' in altercation caught on camera
Texas officer fatally shoots woman after she says 'I'm pregnant' in altercation caught on camera

Authorities said the officer opened fire after the 45-year-old woman grabbed the officer's Taser and used it against him.

Felicity Huffman pleads guilty in college admissions scam, could face prison time
Felicity Huffman pleads guilty in college admissions scam, could face prison time

The Emmy-winning actress, 56, could face prison time after she admitted to participating in the nationwide scam, in which authorities say parents bribed coaches, rigged entrance exams or both to game the admissions system

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