Former President George W. Bush made a rare public appearance on Monday, when he greeted new U.S. citizens and described immigration as "a blessing and a strength," a message that sharply contrasts with President Donald Trump's rhetoric on the issue. Bush made the remarks at a naturalization ceremony at the Bush Institute in Dallas. More than four dozen immigrants from 22 countries were sworn in during the ceremony, at which former first lady Laura Bush also delivered remarks.
By the time marine biologist Darrell Blatchley arrived at the fishing village Saturday, the young Cuvier's beaked whale was already floating, dead in the water, its eyes sunken and ribs protruding through its skin. The current off the southern Philippine island of Mindanao had washed away the blood it vomited before its death. He already knew how the 15-foot-long whale had died.
Dick Dale, a California-based musician and surfer whose rumbling and percussive guitar work drew inspiration from the thundering force of ocean waves, earning him the title king of surf guitar, died March 16 at 81. His former bassist Sam Bolle confirmed the death to the Associated Press but did not say where or how he died.
U.S. federal authorities began exploring a criminal investigation of how Boeing Co.'s 737 Max was certified to fly passengers before the latest crash in Ethiopia involving the new jet, according to people familiar with the probe. The investigation was prompted by information obtained after a Lion Air 737 Max 8 crashed shortly after takeoff from Jakarta on Oct. 29, said one person, who wasn't authorized to speak about the investigation and asked not to be named.
The two middle-schoolers had never met in person, but they both struggled with depression and were drawn to the same dark group chat. When one wrote that he planned to kill himself, the other took an image of his post. "I'm so freaked out," she told me, her school counselor. "Please find him and make sure he's okay." With some assistance, I was able to figure out what Washington-area school the boy attended. When I called his principal, she was bewildered. Her student could be disruptive in class, she told me, but he didn't seem sad.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Some rushed to their trusted online dealers and stores to stock up on semiautomatic assault rifles. Others unlocked their secure cabinets, picked up their firearms and turned them into police stations, no questions asked.
The Kansas Department of Transportation's official Twitter account was used to call President Donald Trump a "delusional communist" on Sunday, March 17. The post, which was deleted within two hours, was made by an employee who is no longer working for the agency, according to a Department of Transportation tweet. "You're a delusional Communist.
According to an American Gaming Association survey, 47 million Americans will wager $8.5 billion on the NCAA tournament this year, and while more than half of that astounding sum will be wagered via bracket pools, $3.9 billion will be bet on the games themselves via a sportsbook (either in person or online), through a bookie or with a friend. It's that latter group - in which point spreads come into play - that concerns us here.
BURLINGTON, Iowa - Beto O'Rourke was in his bathroom, brushing his teeth. He and his wife, Amy, had been engaged in the morning sprint to get out the door. Fixing breakfast for their three children, packing lunches, getting dressed. It was then, a few weeks ago, the teeth brushing and all, when he says he decided to run for president of the United States.
Authorities in the Midwest declared states of emergency as "historic" flooding overwhelmed infrastructure, threatened a nuclear power plant and killed at least two people. The surging water, fueled by a powerful winter storm, shut down roads, forced scores of people to evacuate their homes and cut off access to some towns and cities. In Nebraska, which has seen some of the most significant damage, Gov. Pete Ricketts, R, said the impacts of the "devastating flooding ...