A final goodbye: 41 laid to rest with wife, daughter
After George H.W. Bush's emotional and touching state funeral at the Washington National Cathedral, the late president's remains will lie in repose at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston on Thursday. A funeral service will be held at the church, and his casket will later be taken by train to the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station, Texas. Bush will be laid to rest at 5:15 p.m. in a family plot with his wife, Barbara, who died in April, and daughter Pauline Robinson Bush, who died from leukemia at 3 years old in 1953. Bush's burial culminates a week of events remembering the 41st president who died Friday, leaving behind a legacy of a political career that spanned three decades.
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And the 2019 Golden Globe nominees are ...
We'll find out early Thursday as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which presents awards for film and TV, reveals the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards nominees. On Wednesday, producers announced that Sandra Oh (BBC America's "Killing Eve") and Andy Samberg (NBC's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine") will emcee the 2019 awards show, which will be broadcast live from Los Angeles' Beverly Hilton hotel on Jan. 6. "A Star is Born," "The Favourite" and "Mary Poppins Returns" are predicted to lead the film races. Make sure to follow USA TODAY Life for complete coverage of the announcement.
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Rain and snow expected to slam the Southwest
A powerful, six-day, coast-to-coast storm gathering strength in California is expected to bring rain and snow across the U.S. Thursday. The storm will affect tens of millions of people as it makes a 2,500-mile journey from the Southwest to the mid-Atlantic, bringing heavy snow and ice, flooding rains and, potentially, tornadoes. At least a dozen states will see snow and more than 20 states will see rain from the powerhouse storm. Widespread air and road travel headaches and significant power outages are likely. Meteorologists will get a better sense of the storm's weekend track on Thursday.
SCOTUS to hear closely watched double jeopardy case
Supreme Court justices are set to hear arguments in a case Thursday which could upend 170 years of history and high court precedents dating back nearly 60 years. The case, one of the most significant on the high court's thus far underwhelming docket, involves Terance Gamble, a man who received a one-year prison sentence from Alabama and 46 months from the federal government for the same firearms offense in 2015. The high court is considering whether to overturn a court-created exception to the Constitution’s double-jeopardy bar that allows state and federal prosecutions for the same crime. Some experts believe that an outcome could have a spillover effect if President Donald Trump were to pardon someone implicated in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.
Search for Marine crew after warplanes collide off Japan
The search for five crew members continues Thursday after a Marine refueling plane and a fighter jet crashed into the Pacific Ocean off Japan’s southwestern coast. The U.S. Marine Corps said the crash involved an F/A-18 fighter jet and a KC-130 refueling aircraft during regular refueling training. Rescuers found two of the seven crew members, one of them in stable condition, officials said. The crash, which is under investigation, is the latest in recent series of accidents involving the U.S. military deployed to and near Japan. Last month, a U.S. Navy F/A-18 Hornet from the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan crashed into the sea southwest of Japan’s southern island of Okinawa, though its two pilots were rescued safely.
Contributing: Associated Press
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