Laughter, tears as former first lady Barbara Bush remembered

APTOPIX Barbara Bush-11

HOUSTON (AP) — Barbara Bush was remembered as the “first lady of the Greatest Generation” during a funeral Saturday attended by four former U.S. presidents and hundreds of other people who filled a Houston church with laughter as much as tears, with many recalling her quick wit and devotion to...


After air accidents, survivors grapple with flying again

Plane Accidents Flying Again

Hundreds of hands grappling with oxygen masks. Flight attendants warning passengers to brace for impact. The plane hurtling toward the unforgiving ground. Survivors of air accidents often proclaim that their survival was a miracle. But what follows is another kind of miracle: Many survivors manage...


The Latest: Barbara Bush buried at presidential library

Barbara Bush

Some 1,500 guests are expected to attend a private funeral for Barbara Bush at the nation’s largest Episcopal church.


Perched on a platform high in a tree, a 61-year-old woman fights a gas pipeline

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. - When the trees started coming down, Theresa “Red” Terry went up. Now, the 61-year-old mother of three is perched on a platform 32 feet in the air between two oak trees, trying to stop a natural gas pipeline from coming through land granted to her...


Agnes-Marie Valois, French nun and 'Angel of Dieppe' in World War II, dies at 103

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Sister Agnes-Marie Valois, a French Catholic nun who became known as the “Angel of Dieppe” as she cared for nearly 2,000 wounded Canadian soldiers after a disastrous Allied raid along the French coast during World War II, died April 19 at a monastery near Dieppe,...


For gun foes, next battle is ballot box

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. When Lorena Sanabria, who survived a shooting that left 17 people dead at her Florida high school, awoke on her 17th birthday this month, the first thing that crossed her mind was: “I’m one year closer to being able to vote.” The massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas...


As his daughter sat on his lap, a father was fatally stabbed by a homeless stranger,

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Anthony Mele had just finished his dinner at a seaside California restaurant when a stranger walked toward the table he was sharing with his family. As Mele’s 5-year-old daughter sat on her father’s lap, the stranger, for reasons still unknown, stabbed Mele’s neck,...


The 'fixer' for Trump becomes a danger

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. When Donald Trump won the presidency, his longtime attorney Michael Cohen seemed in position for a coveted spot in the senior ranks of the White House. At one point, Cohen topped a list of five candidates for White House counsel, according to documents reviewed by The...


An old-school proper goodbye for Barbara Bush, a first lady of grace and grit

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. HOUSTON - Dignity. Grace. Respect, always respect. In the church, on the streets, lining up to view the casket, they said the same words over and over: Barbara Pierce Bush, the “first lady of the greatest generation,” as one of her eulogists called her, had the good...


White House privately skeptical of North Korea's plans to freeze nuclear testing

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. PALM BEACH, Fla. - The Trump White House is reacting skeptically in private to North Korea’s announcement of plans to freeze nuclear weapons testing, warning that dictator Kim Jong Un could be setting a trap and vowing not to back off a hard-line stance ahead of a...

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