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.
Two of the most populated and highest taxing states in the country — California and New York — lost about $92 billion in income over two years as a result of the recent exodus. Here's what's driving this great migration and where those billions of dollars landed. What the numbers show Data from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) found that New York state lost $25 billion in adjusted gross income from migration out of the state in 2021.
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.
A Maine state trooper shot at a man's truck as he drove toward the Canadian border and refused to stop after the trooper observed a sign on the vehicle indicating the driver had an explosive inside, police say. The trooper first tried to stop the vehicle as it was heading north on Interstate 95 at around 10:39 a.m. Monday in Houlton, Maine, according to a statement from Maine State Police. “The vehicle continued northbound without stopping, and the Trooper observed a sign indicating that the operator had an explosive device on-board,” the statement said.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Silicon Valley Bank's implosion has spotlighted the federal deposit insurance limit of $250,000. The cap led NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo to open multiple bank accounts to protect his fortune. Billionaire investor Marc Lasry told the player to invest in US Treasuries and other assets instead.
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.
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.
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.
President Joe Biden was asked on Monday if he or any other future president should consider a pardon for Donald Trump, who is facing potential federal charges in the classified documents probe. The question came from Peter Doocy of Fox News. “Did you see that Ron DeSantis said that if he became president he would pardon Trump?” Doocy asked.
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.
Georgia officials are begging people to put some clothes on before taking a driver's license photo. People in Georgia can use digital driver's licenses at checkpoints, and snap their own ID pictures. "Cheers to technology and keeping things classy!" the Department of Driver Services wrote on Facebook.
A rare animal, believed to be the only one of its kind in the world, was spotted at a nature reserve in China, news outlets reported. The Wolong National Nature Reserve, located in China's Sichuan province, recently released video of an albino giant panda wandering in the wilderness, state-controlled outlet CCTV reported on May 27. The video, captured in February, shows the pink-eyed, all-white panda interacting with two other pandas, with normal black-and-white coloration, believed to be a mother and her cub, according to the outlet.
China has declined a request by the U.S. for a meeting between their defense chiefs at an annual security forum in Singapore this weekend, media reported on Monday, a new sign of strain between the powers. "Overnight, the PRC informed the U.S. that they have declined our May invitation for Secretary Austin to meet with PRC Minister of National Defense Li Shangfu in Singapore," the Pentagon said in a statement to the Wall Street Journal, referring to China by the initials of its official name, the People's Republic of China. The Pentagon said it believed in open communication "to ensure that competition does not veer into conflict."
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.
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.
Russia's Interior Ministry on Monday issued an arrest warrant for U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham following his comments related to the fighting in Ukraine. In an edited video of his meeting on Friday with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy that was released by Zelenskyy's office, Graham, a Republican from South Carolina, noted that “the Russians are dying” and described the U.S. military assistance to the country as “the best money we've ever spent.” While Graham appeared to have made the remarks in different parts of the conversation, the short video by Ukraine's presidential office put them next to each other, causing outrage in Russia.
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.
A North Carolina woman has been arrested after she was found with several thousand dollars worth of drugs during a traffic stop in Georgia, WLOS reports. The Rabun County Sheriff's Office said that on May 24, a deputy observed “multiple traffic violations” before pulling Kerry Stratton over on Highway 441. Stratton, who is from Leicester, North Carolina, has been charged with following too closely, failure to maintain a lane, trafficking cocaine and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.
A Libyan court sentenced 23 people to death and another 14 to life in prison on Monday for their role in a deadly Islamic State militant campaign that included beheading a group of Egyptian Christians and seizing the city of Sirte in 2015. The Attorney General's office said in a statement that one other person was sentenced to 12 years in prison, six to 10 years, one to five years and six to three years while five were acquitted and three others died before their case came to trial. Islamic State's Libyan branch was one of the militant group's strongest outside its original territory in Iraq and Syria, taking advantage of the chaos and warfare that followed a 2011 NATO-backed uprising.