MOSCOW - Russia will expel 23 British diplomats and close the British Consulate in St. Petersburg as part of its response to London's decision to expel Russian diplomats in an escalating row over the poisoning of a former spy and his daughter in Britain earlier this month.
United Airlines had an in-flight incident involving a dog. No, not that one. Or that other one. Another one. A United flight from Newark, New Jersey, to St. Louis was diverted Thursday, March 15, after the airline learned it had an unauthorized passenger onboard: a dog. The pet was bound for Akron, Ohio, but was mistakenly loaded onto the St. Louis flight, company spokeswoman Natalie Noonan told The Washington Post on Saturday.
WASHINGTON - Attorney General Jeff Sessions late Friday night, March 15, fired former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, a little more than 24 hours before McCabe was set to retire- a move that McCabe alleged was an attempt to slander him and undermine the ongoing special counsel investigation into the Trump campaign.
The video showed 13-year-old Marquel Brumley bundled up in a hooded coat, sluggish and slumped in his seat. He was holding somebody's hand, then loosened his grip and let go. "Get well brother," read a caption on the video, which his sister posted on Facebook last week. Underneath, she added: "Hurley Medical Center - Flint, MI." A family member told CBS affiliate WNEM that Marquel developed cold symptoms several weeks ago and was taken to an urgent care center.
Two weeks ago, Guadalupe Gutierrez discovered that she was pregnant with her second child. She and her husband were elated. They had only decided to expand their family a few months ago and couldn't believe their wish had been granted so quickly. Now she must look toward this future without her husband. On Tuesday, a boulder thrown from a Los Angeles-area overpass smashed through the window of Gutierrez's car and killed her husband.
A black man brutally beaten at last year's white supremacist "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia - and who was later charged with assaulting a white nationalist - was acquitted Friday.
WASHINGTON - Rep. Louise Slaughter, a folksy New York liberal who championed women's rights and American manufacturing for more than three decades as a Democratic congresswoman, and who became a top lieutenant for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as the first and only woman to lead the powerful Rules Committee, died March 16 at a hospital in Washington. She was 88 and the oldest sitting member of Congress.
Tripp Halstead was struggling to breathe. The 7-year-old boy's heart was beating fast when his mother went to wake him up for school on Thursday morning. It could be pneumonia, doctors told Stacy Halstead. They recommended bronchial washing, a procedure in which a thin, fiber-optic bronchoscope is inserted through the nose or mouth and into the lungs to find infections, Halsteadwrote on Facebook, as she has done so for years. She shared a picture of her son asleep in a hospital bed next to his stuffed monkey toy, an oxygen mask covering his tiny face.
ALONG THE RIVER - The Mississippi runs the spine of America, touching 10 states and draining waters from 21 more, a vast waterway with a rich mythology, a sometimes powerful beauty and an always alarming propensity to flood.
There are endless reasons a big box toy store would collapse during a retail apocalypse - and Toys R Us acknowledged a number of them in its most recent annual filing: The teetering tower of debt incurred by its private-equity owners, competition from Amazon, Walmart and Target. They even wrung their hands about app stores, labor costs and potential tariffs raising the costs of the imported goods they sell. But one risk stood out. Toys R Us said there just weren't enough babies (emphasis ours):