Barbara Bush remembered at funeral as ‘the first lady of the greatest generation’

Scott Olson/Getty Images(HOUSTON) — Barbara Bush was remembered at her funeral as a loving wife, mother and friend with a devilish sense of humor and who represented the best of the World War II generation. “Barbara Bush was the first lady of ‘the greatest generation,’” presidential historian Jon Meacham, a friend of the Bush family, …

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Fatal police shooting of unarmed black man in Walmart ‘massively irresponsible and reckless’: Attorney

Elyce Gray(BARSTOW, Calif.) — The family of an unarmed black man who died in a hail of police bullets at a Walmart parking lot is still looking for answers — days after video surfaced that captured the cacophony of gunfire from police officers shooting into the car he was driving. Diante Yarber, a 26-year-old father …

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Four Palestinians killed, including teen boy and disabled man, by Israeli snipers in Gaza

iStock/Thinkstock(GAZA CITY) — Four Palestinians, including a teenage boy and a disabled man, were killed Friday as Israeli soldiers opened fire across a fence dividing Israel and the blockaded Gaza Strip, officials said. According to the Gaza Health Ministry, gunfire from Israeli troops killed 15-year-old Mohammad Ayoub, 25-year-old Ahmed Nabil Aqel, who was disabled, 23-year-old …

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First-grader channels her civil rights heroes as only one to walk out of class in protest

Ethan Miller/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — She may be young, but Havana Chapman-Edwards is already a force to be reckoned with. On Friday, as students all over the country participated in the National School Walkout in support of gun control reform, Havana walked out too — of her elementary school. The Alexandria, Virginia, first-grader was the …

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Barbara Bush remembered at funeral as ‘the first lady of the greatest generation’

Scott Olson/Getty Images(HOUSTON) — Barbara Bush was remembered at her funeral as a loving wife, mother and friend with a devilish sense of humor and who represented the best of the World War II generation. “Barbara Bush was the first lady of ‘the greatest generation,’” presidential historian Jon Meacham, a friend of the Bush family, …

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Woman playing ‘Pokemon Go’ finds missing man with dementia in park

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) —  An 83-year-old man with dementia was reunited with his family on Friday — and he has “Pokemon Go” to thank for it. Homer Howard was discovered a state away from his hometown of Maineville, Ohio, by Allison Hines, according to Cincinnati ABC affiliate WCPO. Hines just so happened to be in Kenney …

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Earth Day 2018: Everything you need to know

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — People around the world will come together this weekend to celebrate the planet and to take action to protect it. Here’s everything you need to know about Earth Day 2018. When is Earth Day? First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day takes place worldwide on April 22. This year’s event falls on a …

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‘Barbara Bush was the first lady of the greatest generation’: Presidential historian

Scott Olson/Getty Images(HOUSTON) — Barbara Bush’s casket on Friday arrived at St. Martin’s, the nation’s largest Episcopal church, where she lay in repose as the public was invited to pay respects from noon to midnight, according to the Geo. H. Lewis & Sons Funeral Home in Houston. The Rev. Russell Levenson Jr. and the Rev. …

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Temple frat suspended over ‘credible reports’ of sexual assault, underage drinking, drug use: Police

iStock/Thinkstock(PHILADELPHIA) — Temple University is the latest college to face issues with Greek life on campus. The Philadelphia school suspended fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi on Friday after “multiple credible reports” of sexual assaults, underage drinking and drug use, according to ABC affiliate WPVI. At least two reports of sexual assaults have been lodged against the …

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Temple frat suspended over ‘credible reports’ of sexual assault, underage drinking, drug use: Police

iStock/Thinkstock(PHILADELPHIA) — Temple University is the latest college to face issues with Greek life on campus. The Philadelphia school suspended fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi on Friday after “multiple credible reports” of sexual assaults, underage drinking and drug use, according to ABC affiliate WPVI. At least two reports of sexual assaults have been lodged against the …

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After Facebook scrutiny, is Google next?

Chesnot/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Facebook has taken the lion’s share of scrutiny from Congress and the media for its data-handling practices that allow savvy marketers and political agents to target specific audiences, but it’s far from alone. YouTube, Google and Twitter also have giant platforms awash in more videos, posts and pages than any set …

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Barbara Bush funeral: Trump won’t be there, Melania and former presidents will

Scott Olson/Getty Images(HOUSTON) — Barbara Bush will be laid to rest in Texas on Saturday as mourners, including dignitaries from across the nation and around the world, gather to remember the former first lady’s life and legacy. More than 1,500 guests, including former presidents and first ladies, are expected to fill St. Martin’s Episcopal Church …

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One student injured in Florida high school shooting; suspect in custody, officials say

Forest High School(OCALA, Fla.) — A suspect was taken into custody Friday following a shooting at a high school in central Florida, authorities said. Gunshots broke out Friday morning at Forest High School in Ocala, some 38 miles south of Gainesville. Within minutes, a school resource officer on campus found a 17-year-old student who had …

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Trump administration’s first human rights report sparks fierce criticism

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. State Department has released its first human rights report fully compiled under the Trump administration, and it’s generating controversy for several changes and omissions – including eliminating references to “reproductive rights” and dropping use of the term “occupied territories.” The report – which is mandated by Congress – is published every …

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FAA orders emergency inspections of 352 engines following deadly Southwest incident

WPVI-TV(NEW YORK) — The Federal Aviation Administration issued an emergency order on Friday for airlines to inspect engines like the one involved in Tuesday’s fatal incident involving Southwest Airlines Flight 1380, according to an FAA spokesperson. Engines with more 30,000 total takeoffs and landings must be inspected within 20 days. CFM International, the maker of …

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NXIVM founder, actress indicted on sex trafficking, forced labor conspiracy charges

ABC News(NEW YORK) — NXIVM’s founder and an actress who was a member of his self-help group were indicted Friday on sex trafficking and forced labor conspiracy charges related to what prosecutors say is a secret society within the group. Keith Raniere, also known as “Vanguard” to members within NXIVM, and Allison Mack, who is …

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US stocks close lower as Apple slumps

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Wall Street closed in the red on Friday as technology stocks suffered from Apple’s sliding shares. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 201.95 (-0.82 percent) to finish the session at 24,462.94. The Nasdaq sunk 91.93 (-1.27 percent) to close at 7,146.13, while the S&P 500 finished trading at 2,670.14, down 22.99 (-0.85 …

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Anne Wojcicki, CEO of 23andMe, shares advice for entrepreneurs and overcoming setbacks

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Anne Wojcicki isn’t a typical CEO. The 44-year-old mother of two who runs the consumer genetics and research company 23andMe, reportedly valued at over $1 billion, prefers a uniform of Lululemon shorts, bikes to work every day — unless it’s raining — and didn’t exactly set out on the executive path. “I …

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New York’s Central Park will be car-free this summer

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — One of the nation’s most iconic urban spaces is kicking out cars. For a trial period that starts in June, vehicles will no longer be allowed to drive through New York’s Central Park, save for cross-town transverses at 97th, 86th, 79th and 65th Streets. “This park was not built for automobiles. It …

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Wells Fargo agrees to pay $1 billion to settle customer abuse claims

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Wells Fargo agreed Friday to pay $1 billion to settle with two U.S. regulators who accused the nation’s third largest bank of abusing its customers. The settlement comes two years after Wells Fargo was found to have opened millions of accounts in customers’ names that they did not know about …

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