Lawmakers in Tennessee are crying foul after Republican Rep. Mike Sparks sneaked in a resolution to honor former Ku Klux Klansman Nathan Bedford Forrest with a bust under a different name.
Philippine officials say a powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 has struck off a southern province and prompted a local tsunami warning, but there are no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
Elizabeth "Lulu" Gilreath talks about her recovery from a carnival ride gone very wrong. Gilreath was scalped when her hair was caught on the King's Crown ride in Omaha, Nebraska, but she does...
A 59-year-old flower shop owner has been arrested for allegedly stealing plants and other items from graves at a New Jersey cemetery, possibly for months.
Police say they'd been getting reports for some time of thefts at First Reformed Church Cemetery in Pompton Plains. Authorities replaced two of the missing plants in front of a mausoleum and installed surveillance cameras in the area last week. Two days later, police got a call that the plants were missing again.
Detectives checked out the surveillance footage and saw a woman approach the mausoleum in a silver minivan, get out of the vehicle and take the plants. Authorities were able to identify the suspect as Lynda Wingate, a former police dispatcher and flower shop owner in nearby Riverdale.
Police didn't say if they believed Wingate had resold the other flowers or if any of the previously stolen ones had been recovered.
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Sheriff's officials say they've arrested a former Mississippi law enforcement officer driver accused of fleeing after hitting five children when they got off a school bus in central Florida, leaving one teen dead.
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said during a Friday news conference that two children were critically injured when the car hit them Thursday afternoon.
One of the students, 13-year-old Jahiem Robertson, later died from his injuries, officials said.
An attorney for a Syrian man living in Wisconsin who sued over President Donald Trump's travel ban says the man has been reunited with his wife and young daughter after three years.
Attorney Vincent Levy told The Associated Press exclusively on Friday that his client's wife and daughter obtained visas and traveled from Syria to Wisconsin this week.
A judge allowed him to file the lawsuit as John Doe to avoid identifying his wife and daughter so they wouldn't be endangered while still in Aleppo.
Reviving a derogatory nickname he used throughout his presidential campaign, President Donald Trump referred to U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren as "Pocahontas" during a speech before the National Rifle Association on Friday.
Trump, the first sitting president to address the group since Ronald Reagan, began his speech by reminding those in attendance that he was the only candidate to address the NRA during the last presidential election cycle. But he said ahead of the 2020 election, he expects more candidates to do the same.
"I have a feeling in the next election you're going to be swamped with candidates," he said. "But you're not going to be wasting your time. You'll have plenty of Democrats coming over and you're going to say, 'No sir, no thank you. N o ma'am' - perhaps ma'am. It may be Pocahontas, remember that. And she's not big for the NRA, that I can tell you."
Nearly a year ago, Elizabeth Gilreath's scalp was ripped from her head when her hair was caught on a Nebraska carnival ride, but today, the 12-year-old known affectionately as Lulu says she refuses to dwell on the accident, NBC News reported.
"My scars don't define me. Nobody's scars should define them," she said.
Lulu was excited for her first-ever carnival ride, but the next thing she remembers after sitting down on the spinning King's Crown ride at a Cinco de Mayo festival in Omaha was waking up in the hospital, she told NBC affiliate WOWT 6 News Thursday.
"I told her, 'I feel like my head was smushed, Mom.' And she told me what happened," Lulu told WOWT.
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Facebook is acknowledging that governments or other malicious non-state actors are using its social network to influence political sentiment in ways that could affect national elections.
It's a long way from CEO Mark Zuckerberg's assertion back in November that it was "pretty crazy" to think that false news on Facebook influenced the U.S. presidential election. It's also a major sign that the world's biggest social network is continuing to grapple with its outsized role in how the world communicates, for better or for worse.
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Donald Trump misses his old job, struggles with the workload of the presidency and finds it brings a lack of privacy, he told Reuters ahead of his 100th day in office, NBC News reported.
"I loved my previous life. I had so many things going … this is more work than in my previous life," he told Reuters. "I thought it would be easier."
The interview comes as Trump proposes a major tax reform plan, signs a slew of executive orders and tries to get a health care bill passed. He is also working to contain the nuclear threat in North Korea by negotiating with other major Asian leaders.
"I'm a details oriented person. I think you would say that, but I do miss my old life," Trump said. "I like to work, so that's not a problem, but this is actually more work."
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Pope Francis urged Egypt's leading imams on Friday to teach their students to reject violence in God's name and preach messages of peace and tolerance instead, forging ahead with a delicate visit to the Arab world's most populous country following a spate of deadly Islamic militant attacks against Christians.
Francis arrived to a subdued welcome and a heavy police presence at Cairo's international airport. But he brushed off security concerns by driving into town with his windows rolled down in a simple blue Fiat — not the armored "popemobiles" of his predecessors.
The Pentagon has identified the two Army Rangers killed during a raid on an Islamic State compound in Afghanistan Wednesday.
They were Sgt. Joshua P. Rodgers, 22, of Bloomington, Illinois, and Sgt. Cameron H. Thomas, 23, of Kettering, Ohio, according to the Pentagon.
Navy Capt. Jeff Davis said the U.S. military is investigating to see if they were accidentally killed by ground fire from Afghan commandoes or other American forces. He said it does not appear deliberate.
U.S. armored vehicles are deploying in areas in northern Syria along the tense border with Turkey, a few days after a Turkish airstrike that killed 20 U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters, a Syrian war monitor and Kurdish activists said Friday.
Footage posted by Syrian activists online showed a convoy of U.S. armored vehicles driving on a rural road in the village of Darbasiyah, a few hundred meters from the Turkish border. Clashes in the area were reported between Turkish and Kurdish forces Wednesday a day after the Turkish airstrike which also destroyed a Kurdish command headquarters.
The Turkish airstrikes, which also wounded 18 members of the U.S.-backed People's Protection Units, or YPG, in Syria were criticized by both the U.S. and Russia. The YPG is a close U.S. ally in the fight against the Islamic State group but is seen by Ankara as a terrorist group because of its ties to Turkey's Kurdish rebels.
Osprey is recalling 82,000 child backpack carriers due to a fall hazard.
The recall involves all models of Osprey’s Poco, Poco Plus and Poco Premium child backpack carriers manufactured between January 2012 and December 2014.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, a child seated in the carrier can slip through the leg openings, posing a fall hazard to children.
The White House says President Donald Trump is appointing the former president of a leading anti-abortion organization to a senior position at the Department of Health and Human Services.
Charmaine Yoest, who actively supported Trump in his campaign, will serve as assistant secretary of public affairs at HHS. From 2008 until February 2016, she was president of Americans United for Life, which campaigned at the federal and state level for tough restrictions on abortion.
Among the many state bills backed by the group under Yoest's leadership were measures that would ban most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, require women seeking abortions to undergo a sonogram and impose tough regulations on abortion clinics that could lead to their closure.