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  • Rapper Meek Mill released from prison

    PHILADELPHIA — Meek Mill has been released from prison. After spending nearly five months incarcerated after a controversial sentence for violating probation, the Philadelphia rapper was out and en route to a basketball game on Tuesday evening. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered an immediate release for Mill earlier in the day, directing the judge to release him on “unsecured bail.” “I’d like to thank God, my family, my friends, my attorneys, my team at Roc Nation including JAY-Z, Desiree Perez, […]

  • Toronto driver charged with 10 counts of murder

    TORONTO — Toronto police have their suspect — but they’re still looking for a motive. Alek Minassian, the man accused of plowing into pedestrians with a van Monday, was charged Tuesday with 10 counts of first-degree murder. The 25-year-old is also charged with 13 counts of attempted murder. Minassian, who was wearing a white jumpsuit with his hands cuffed behind him, appeared attentive during the brief hearing. His next court appearance will be a bail hearing on May 10. Investigators […]

  • Melania Trump’s giant white hat steals the show

    WASHINGTON — First lady Melania Trump turned heads in her white chapeau Tuesday as the administration hosted its first official state visit with France. Her crisp white $2,195 Michael Kors Collection belted asymmetric crepe blazer and skirt suit. Stealing the show, however was wide-brimmed white hat, designed by Hervé Pierre, according to a White House official. Pierre has acted as personal stylist for the first lady in the past; he designed her inaugural gown. Tuesday’s white ensemble stood out on […]

  • Bond revoked for Waffle House shooting suspect

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The $2 million bond for accused Waffle House shooter Travis Reinking was revoked by a Tennessee judge Tuesday, court records show. A bond hearing was set for Wednesday, according to the order signed by state Judge Michael Mondelli in Davidson County, who did not provide an explanation for his decision. Reinking, 29, was arrested Monday in connection with Sunday’s attack with an assault-style rifle at the Nashville-area restaurant. He was booked on $2 million bond — $500,000 […]

  • Monkey does not own selfie copyright, appeals court rules

    CNN — Naruto, a crested macaque in Indonesia, has no rights to the (adorable) selfies he took on a nature photographer’s camera, according to the US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. That court upheld a lower court’s previous ruling, which said, basically, that animals can’t file copyright infringement suits. In 2011, Naruto, then 7 years old, snapped several photos of himself with a camera belonging to photographer David John Slater, who was on assignment in Indonesia. Slater included Naruto’s photos in a […]

  • 10 dead, 15 injured in van attack, according to Canadian police

    CNN — Ten people are dead and 15 are injured after the driver of a van plowed into multiple pedestrians in Toronto on Monday in what appears to be a deliberate act, Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders said. Saunders said the suspected driver, Alek Minassian, was in custody. Minassian was arrested in a white rental van less than 30 minutes after police relieved a 911 call, Sauders said. Officials say Minassian, who left a trail of destruction nearly a mile […]

  • Boys halt basketball game to kneel as funeral procession passes; touching photo lights up social media

    FRANKLINGTON, La. – A photo of a group of teens playing basketball is going viral – not because of the game, but of what they did as a funeral procession passed by. It stopped sisters Johannah Stroud and Lynn Bickham Bienvenu in their tracks. It was a procession for their cousin, Velma Kay Crowe, WAFB reports. The group of kids put down their basketball and took a knee as the procession passed by. They hurried to take a photo. “It was […]

  • Remarkable photo shows 4 presidents, 4 first ladies at funeral for Barbara Bush

    HOUSTON — A touching photograph of several generations of presidents paying tribute to the late Barbara Bush is being warmly and widely circulated on social media. The remarkable photo features four former presidents — Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George H. W. Bush — along with first lady Melania Trump and former first ladies Michelle Obama, Laura Bush and Hillary Clinton. The photo, taken Saturday by Paul Morse, a former White House photographer for George W. Bush, was initially […]

  • Avicii’s family arrives in Oman as new details emerge on his death

    OMAN, Muscat — Authorities are ruling out “criminal suspicion” in the death of superstar DJ Avicii, who died last week while vacationing in Oman. Avicii, whose real name was Tim Bergling, was found dead Friday in the Oman capital of Muscat. A cause of death has not been released. “Two postmortems were carried out … and we can confirm that there is no criminal suspicion in the death,” Royal Oman Police told CNN. Avicii’s parents, two sisters and one brother […]

  • Suicide blast hits Afghan voter registration center, killing 31

    A suicide blast killed 31 people and wounded dozens more Sunday at a voter registration center in Kabul, Afghan officials said. In addition to the fatalities, at least 54 others were injured, public health spokesman Wahid Majroh told CNN. The bomber was on foot when he detonated his explosives at the gate of the building about 10 a.m. local time, Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said. ISIS claimed responsibility for the bombing, in a statement distributed through Telegram. ISIS said […]