Barack Obama and George H.W. Bush both filled out NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament brackets, and their predictions could not be more different. The 44th president picked Michigan State, while the 41st has Texas A&M winning the championship title.
Video posted to social media showed skiers being thrown from a malfunctioning ski lift at the Gudauri resort in Georgia Friday.
Several people were injured when the lift reversed at a high speed and began barreling back down the mountain. In the video, customers could be seen jumping off their chairs to the ground below. Some who remained on the lift were thrown into the air when their chairs whipped around the turn and collided with other chairs.
Mangled chairs could be seen hanging from the cable and on the ground as onlookers yelled in the background.
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A black man who was severely beaten the day of a violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and then charged with misdemeanor assault in the same incident was found not guilty Friday.
A Charlottesville judge acquitted 20-year-old DeAndre Harris, saying it was clear Harris didn't intend to harm the leader of a Southern nationalist group who made a complaint against him.
Photos and videos of the Aug. 12 attack on Harris by a group of men in a parking garage were widely shared online. Harris was left with serious injuries.
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Big-game hunters tapped by the Trump administration to help rewrite federal rules for importing the heads and hides of African elephants and lions as trophies defended the practice Friday, arguing that threatened and endangered species would go extinct without the anti-poaching programs funded in part by the fees wealthy Americans pay to shoot some of them.
The International Wildlife Conservation Council had its first meeting.
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A San Francisco fertility clinic is facing two lawsuits over the possible destruction of thousands of frozen eggs and embryos in a storage tank that malfunctioned.
A Sacramento-area couple, Jonathan and Megan Bauer, sued Pacific Fertility Center in federal court on Thursday. Their attorney, Adam Wolf, says the couple lost all eight embryos they were keeping at the center when the nitrogen level in a storage tank dropped in a March 4 malfunction.
The Bauers had been storing the embryos for several years, and the woman was set to undergo an implantation in April, Wolf said. The couple are now in their late 30s — potentially reducing the chance of pregnancy. They also are not sure they can afford additional fertilization procedures, Wolf said.
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With whispers of a staffing purge permeating the West Wing, the White House pushed back Friday and insisted that reports of tumult and imminent departures are overblown.
Chief of staff John Kelly, himself the subject of rumors that his days are numbered, assured a group of staffers their jobs were safe, at least for now.
"The chief of staff actually spoke to a number of staff this morning reassuring them that there were no immediate personnel changes at this time and that people shouldn't be concerned," said press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
College freshman Alexa Duran died Thursday in the Miami bridge collapse, officials have confirmed. Duran was killed as she was driving home from a doctor’s appointment and the bridge collapsed on top...
Alexa Duran, a Florida International University student, was one of the six victims killed in the pedestrian bridge collapse, officials confirmed Friday.
Duran, 18, was the first victim of the bridge collapse to be officially identified.
NBC News reported that Duran was driving home from a doctor's appointment, with her best friend in the passenger's seat, when she stopped at a red light. The bridge collapsed and fell right on top of the car.
Several people were injured when a ski lift in the country of Georgia malfunctioned, reversing at a high speed.
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After an 18-year-old woman with mental disabilities was found dead in her Riverside County home, her mother and stepfather were charged with murder, abuse and child endangerment Friday.
Riverside County sheriff’s deputies responded to an unattended death call just after midnight on March 10 to a home on the 18000 block of Palowalla Drive in Mesa Verde. They discovered Kaylina Anderson’s body in her bedroom.
It is unknown how long the body had been in the room or the cause of death.
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More than 1,000 students from a Chicago-area suburban school district will be disciplined for joining the nationwide school walkout and calling for immediate action to prevent gun violence on the one-month anniversary of the Parkland, Florida high school shooting.
According to Community High School District 99 in Downers Grove, a total of 1,100 students who participated in the walkout Wednesday will face various consequences for violating school policy and leaving class unexcused.
For students receiving their first unexcused absence, the discipline will be a one-hour detention to be served before or after school or on a Saturday, school officials said.
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A couple has reached a $2.5 million settlement with a Northern California city and its police department after investigators dismissed the girlfriend's bizarre kidnapping as a hoax.
Police in Vallejo initially discounted a report by Denise Huskins and her boyfriend, Aaron Quinn, that a masked intruder drugged them in their home and then kidnapped Huskins in 2015 by a man who claimed to be part of a band of "gentlemen criminals." Quinn was left bound inside the couple's Vallejo home.
The assailant sexually assaulted Huskins and released her two days later outside her family's home in Southern California. The Associated Press doesn't normally name victims of sexual assault, but Huskins has frequently spoken publicly about the case in the past.
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Constantin Reliu learned in January that he was dead.
After more than 20 years of working as a cook in Turkey, the 63-year-old returned home to Romania to discover that his wife had had him officially registered as dead.
He has since been living a legalistic nightmare of trying to prove to authorities that he is, in fact, alive. He faced a major setback Thursday when a court in the northeastern city of Vaslui refused to overturn his death certificate because his request was filed "too late."
The decision, the court said, is final.
Capturing snowflakes isn't as easy as sticking out your tongue.
At least not when you're trying to capture them for scientific study, which involves isolating the tiniest of crystals on a metal card printed with grid lines and quickly placing them under a microscope to be photographed.
"They are very tiny and they are close to the melting point," Marco Tedesco of Columbia University said as he set up his microscope beside a snowy field. "So as soon as they fall, they will melt."
While organizing for local conventions, Glen Maxey, legislative affairs director for the Texas Democratic Party, found almost 50 email registrations that seemed odd. He thinks it was a foray into Texas politics...