Sister Wilhelmina Lancaster was exhumed in April, according to a statement from the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, in Gower, Missouri. The nuns had been preparing for the addition of a St. Joseph shrine, and that involved “the reinterment of the remains of our beloved foundress, Sister Wilhelmina,” the statement said. When they exhumed Lancaster, they were told to expect only bones, since she had been buried in a simple wooden coffin without any embalming four years ago.
Human metapneumovirus spiked this spring as cases of COVID and RSV fell. According to the CDC, 19.6% of antigen tests and nearly 11% of PCR tests for HMPV, were positive in the US in early March. Symptoms of HMPV include cough, fever, nasal congestion, and shortness of breath.
A beluga whale wearing a harness that read "Equipment St. Petersburg" appeared in Norway in 2019. Officials said they believed the trained whale was a Russian navy asset that may have escaped. On Sunday, the whale appeared in Sweden, moving further away from its natural habitat.
An Associated Press review of court records shows that prosecutors in the more than 1,000 criminal cases from Jan. 6, 2021, are increasingly asking judges to impose fines on top of prison sentences to offset donations from supporters of the Capitol rioters. Dozens of defendants have set up online fundraising appeals for help with legal fees, and prosecutors acknowledge there's nothing wrong with asking for help for attorney expenses. But the Justice Department has, in some cases, questioned where the money is really going because many of those charged have had government-funded legal representation.
Donald Trump predictably made Memorial Day all about himself on Monday. The former president began a post on his Truth Social platform innocuously enough when he wished a “happy Memorial Day to all.” Trump was similarly self-indulgent on 2018's Memorial Day when he suggested fallen soldiers “would be very happy” about the state of the economy under his administration.
A 12-year-old boy from California has made national and global headlines after graduating from college this month. Clovis Hung, who started college at 9, is now the youngest person in Fullerton College's history of 108 years to receive not one, but five associate degrees. Clovis followed a conventional academic path until the age of 7, when he got bored of second grade.
A cruise ship that navigated rough seas off the South Carolina coast over the Memorial Day weekend has resumed sailing on its next cruise, Carnival Cruise Lines said Monday. Terrified passengers on the Carnival Sunshine took to social media to post video of water pouring through a flooded hallway on a cabin level and pictures of on-board stores in shambles, with merchandise strewn about on the floor as large waves swelled on the sea. Passenger Daniel Taylor said the crew “left us blind, not reassuring us what was going on, where we were heading to, what the plan was," WCIV-TV reported.
A sign with a homophobic slur outside of a Tallahassee business is causing controversy on social media. Records indicate the auto repair shop, located in the Baum Community in Leon County, is affiliated with a Tallahassee man named Rick Hughes, who has not returned the Tallahassee Democrat's call for comment. Jackson Peel, communication director for the Democratic Caucus of the Florida House of Representatives, was told of the sign on Sunday by a friend.
Disney's decision to scrap its $1 billion campus could affect projects nearby. CoStar Group told The Wall Street Journal that thousands of homes were built after Disney announced its campus in 2021. Walt Disney's decision to scrap its $1 billion campus in Orlando, Florida this month could leave many surrounding development projects in the Lake Nona community scrambling, The Wall Street Journal reported.
PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Violence by armed gangs has fallen "drastically" since the emergence of a vigilante justice movement that has seen at least 160 suspected criminals killed in the last month, a report by local human rights research group CARDH said on Sunday. The situation in the Caribbean country remains extremely volatile as heavily armed gangs continue to drive a humanitarian crisis that has displaced tens of thousands amid frequent kidnappings for ransom, gang rapes, tortures and murders. The vigilante movement, known as "Bwa Kale", began after residents of the capital Port-au-Prince lynched and set fire to over a dozen suspected gang members in the early morning of April 24.
Natalia Grace Barnett, a little person with a rare bone-growth disorder, was adopted from Ukraine by a family who thought she was 6 years old. Michael and Kristine Barnett of Indianapolis said Natalia wanted to harm them and their biological children. The convoluted tale is chronicled in the new docuseries "The Curious Case of Natalia Grace" on Investigation Discovery.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis promised to “destroy leftism in America” and leave woke ideology behind in his Memorial Day appearance on “Fox and Friends. When asked why he chose to declare candidacy for the Republican Party in the 2024 presidential election now instead of waiting for former president Donald Trump to serve a second term and then run, the governor replied that everyone knows if he is nominated, he will beat Biden and then serve two terms. I will be able to destroy leftism in this country and leave woke ideology on the dustbin of history.
China has rejected a request by the United States for a meeting between their defense chiefs on the sidelines of an annual security forum in Singapore this coming weekend, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. "Overnight, the PRC informed the U.S. that they have declined our May invitation for Secretary (Lloyd) Austin to meet with PRC Minister of National Defense Li Shangfu in Singapore this week," the Pentagon said in a statement to the Journal, adding the department believes in open communication "to ensure that competition does not veer into conflict."
Joran van der Sloot, the prime suspect in the unsolved 2005 disappearance of American teenager Natalee Holloway, has been severely beaten in Peruvian prison, his lawyer told ABC News on Monday. Van der Sloot is awaiting extradition to the U.S. on extortion and wire fraud charges stemming from an accusation that he tried to profit from his connection to the Holloway case. The Dutch citizen has been serving a 28-year sentence in Peru for the 2010 murder of 21-year-old college student Stephany Flores.
STORY: "This is Everest summit, May 23rd, my 28th summit of Everest." This record-breaking Sherpa says he's done climbing Mount Everest Location: Kathmandu, Nepal (Kami Rita, Mountaineer) “There is no future in Nepal, so why are we sitting here? Now, us climbers, we don't want to stay in Nepal.
Evangelisto Ramos walked out of a New Orleans courthouse and away from a life sentence accompanying a 10-2 jury conviction, thanks in large part to the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision bearing his name. Ramos v. Louisiana outlawed nonunanimous jury convictions as unconstitutional, with justices on the 6-3 majority acknowledging the practice as a vestige of racism from the era of “Jim Crow” laws enforcing racial segregation. The 2020 ruling meant a new trial for Ramos, who was acquitted in March — this time by a unanimous jury — after defense lawyers highlighted weakness in the investigation leading to his prosecution.
Fox News personality Rachel Campos-Duffy received an immediate fact check after making an outlandish prediction about former first lady Michelle Obama. On Friday's episode of “The Five,” Campos-Duffy claimed Obama will run in the 2024 presidential election to take on Republican frontrunner Donald Trump. “Well, I've been saying for a long time, I think that Biden's not gonna make it to the end and that Michelle Obama will be brought in,” said Campos-Duffy, who was on MTV's “Real World” before her Fox News gig.
"Goodbye, I'm off to pursue my lifelong dream of becoming a startup founder," I wrote in an email last year addressed to everyone I knew at Google, where I worked at the time. Five months later, I was in bed watching TV, wearing the same pajamas I had on for the past four days, with a startup business proposal mostly forgotten.
Sam Wedll has been driving his Toyota Tacoma pickup on the rugged roads of Northern California for seven trouble-free years, racking up almost 100,000 miles, so he's interested in the redesigned version of the truck coming later this year. The Tacoma, known as the Taco to its legions of loyalists, is the leader of the pack in midsize pickups, one of the fastest-growing auto markets of the past decade. General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co., which abandoned the market segment when sales slowed early this century, returned with new trucks to take on the Tacoma, which has dominated the medium truck market for almost two decades.
Atlanta police are searching for two possible suspects in a robbery that happened Thursday morning. According to the Atlanta Police Department, the victim agreed to give them a ride, and once inside the car, a man held the victim at gunpoint and ordered him to drive to an ATM and take out money.
Rescue operations were underway Sunday evening after part of an apartment building collapsed in Davenport, Iowa. Authorities did not immediately say whether anyone was killed. (May 29)
The debt ceiling deal that U.S. President Joe Biden and House Republican Kevin McCarthy agreed over the weekend adds new conditions to food aid that will impact one segment of the U.S. population specifically - GenXers with no dependents. The deal targets recipients of the Supplementary Nutrition Program, or SNAP, between the ages of 50 and 54, adding new requirements that they work 20 hours a week to receive the aid. Previously, work requirements to receive SNAP ended at age 50.
A "skiplagging" passenger said she has "no remorse" because of what airlines charge for flights. A frequent flyer who's been "skiplagging" for more than a decade said she doesn't feel guilty because airlines have a "chokehold on prices." Skiplagging — or "hidden-city" ticketing — is a practice where travelers book flights with a layover in a city they want to visit and then don't take their second flight to the supposed final destination.
The Coast Guard is searching for four missing people after a luxury charter fishing boat sank off the coast of Alaska. Rescuers located one deceased individual near the vessel partially submerged near a small island close to Sitka, Alaska, according to the Coast Guard. Kingfisher Charters, a Sitka-based company that operates all-inclusive fishing trips, reported the missing vessel to the Coast Guard on Sunday evening.
A Colorado student barred from wearing a sash representing the flags of Mexico and the United States to her high school graduation did so anyway, partially covering it with another sash representing her participation in a service organization. “Always stand up for what you believe in,” Grand Valley High School graduate Naomi Peña Villasano told the Post Independent of Glenwood Springs, Colorado, after receiving her diploma on Saturday in the west-central Colorado town of Parachute. Peña Villasano's case is the latest dispute in the U.S. about what kind of cultural graduation attire is allowed at commencement ceremonies.