HOUSTON (AP) — Barbara Bush, the first lady whose plainspoken manner and utter lack of pretense made her more popular at times than her husband, President George H.W. Bush, died Tuesday. She was 92.Family spokesman Jim McGrath confirmed the death in a statement. The cause wasn't immediately known.Mrs. Bush brought a grandmotherly style to buttoned-down Washington, often appearing in her trademark fake pearl chokers and displaying no vanity about her white hair and wrinkles."What you see with me is what you get. I'm not running for president — George Bush is," she said at the 1988 Republican National Convention, where her husband, then vice president, was nominated to succeed Ronald Reagan.The Bushes, who were married Jan. 6, 1945, had the longest marriage of any presidential couple in American history. And Mrs. Bush was one of only two first ladies who had a child who was elected president. The other was Abigail Adams, wife of John Adams and mother of John Quincy Adams."I … [Read more...] about Former first lady Barbara Bush dead at age 92
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Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Share on Google Plus Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google Plus Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Share on Tumblr Resize Text Print Article Comments Post Nation by Amy B Wang and Mark Berman by Amy B Wang and Mark Berman Email the author April 16 at 5:53 PM Email the author At least seven inmates died and 17 others were injured during eight hours of rioting at a maximum-security prison in South Carolina on Sunday and Monday, a lengthy series of clashes that authorities said gained fuel because of contraband cellphones inmates carried within the … [Read more...] about 7 inmates dead, 17 injured after hours of rioting at South Carolina prison
Community members take part in morning mass at St. Augustine Church in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, on Sunday, April 8, 2018.Fifteen people traveling with the Humboldt Broncos SJHL hockey team are dead, and many injured when their bus collided with a semi-trailer Friday, April 6, 30 kilometres north of Tisdale, Sask. (Liam Richards/The Canadian Press via AP) A memorial sits at the stairs that lead to Elgar Petersen Arena in Humboldt, Saskatchewan on Sunday, April 8, 2018. Multiple people traveling with the Humboldt Broncos SJHL hockey team are dead, and many injured when their bus was collided with a semi-trailer near Tisdale, Saskatchewan. (Liam Richards/The Canadian Press via AP) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds A Humboldt Broncos jersey is displayed in the entrance during morning mass at St. Augustine Church in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, on Sunday, April 8, 2018. Multiple people traveling with the Humboldt Broncos SJHL hockey team are dead, and many injured when their … [Read more...] about Canadian town mourns 15 dead in hockey team accident
With the new major league season under way, we thought we’d take a break from fact-checking trade wars and immigration disputes and turn our gaze toward greener pastures.Our subject: A self-styled "real fact" printed on the underside of a Snapple bottle cap. The drink company puts hundreds of bits of trivia on its bottle caps on a rotating basis.This bottle cap said, "There are only 18 minutes of total action in an average baseball game." (As it happens, Snapple just inked a partnership with Major League Baseball.)Is that right?Let’s acknowledge — ahem — right off the bat that not everyone agrees that this is an enlightening factoid."I have seen such numbers attributed to various sports, including baseball, but I never delved further, as this seems a singularly stupid calculation, as if baseball in particular were a sport of more or less continuous action, like soccer or hockey or basketball," Major League Baseball’s official historian, John Thorn, … [Read more...] about PolitiFact: Are there only 18 minutes of action in a baseball game?
News / World by Press Association 03/04/2018, 8:15 am FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Investigators believe prisoners started the blaze that killed 68 people in one of the worst jail fires in Venezuela’s history by setting some mattresses on fire, the country’s chief prosecutor said. Tarek William Saab said prisoners sparked the flames last week in response to a “type of inspection” being conducted by authorities at the police station jail in Valencia, 100 miles (160 kilometres) west of Caracas. In his first comments explaining how the fire happened, Mr Saab, a close ally of President Nicolas Maduro, told Union Radio that police officials nonetheless bore responsibility and would be held accountable. The five officers detained thus far face charges including homicide and negligence, he said. “There could be more arrests because we are only in the preliminary stage of the … [Read more...] about Inmates started deadly Venezuela jail fire, investigators say