A mother, father and son were injured, with the mother in critical condition, after a log ride malfunctioned at an amusement park in Riverside, California on Saturday, authorities said.
The incident occurred at around 4:47 p.m. at Castle Park amusement park in the 3500 block of Polk Street, Brian Guzzetta of the Riverside City Fire Department said.
The mother had facial injures that were not life threatening, Riverside police said.
A San Diego State University graduate decided to pose in her cap and gown in the fields where here parents work.
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A Hawaii woman has been found alive in a forest on Maui island after going missing more than two weeks ago.
"The last 17 days of my life have been the toughest days [of my] life, and it's been a really significant spiritual journey that I was guided on," Amanda Eller said in a Facebook video, according to NBC News.
"There were times of total fear and loss and wanting to give up, and it did come down to life and death — and I had to choose," she said. "And I chose life."
Eller was found injured in the Makawao Forest Reserve, the Maui News reported Friday.
"I was crying tears of joy," Eller's mother, Julia, said. "I never gave up hope for a minute. I knew that we would find her."
Iraq offered to mediate in the crisis between its two key allies, the United States and Iran, amid escalating Middle East tensions and as Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers steadily unravels.
Iraqi foreign minister, Mohammed al-Hakim, made the offer Sunday during a joint news conference in Baghdad with visiting Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif.
"We are trying to help and to be mediators," said al-Hakim, adding that Baghdad "will work to reach a satisfactory solution" while stressing that Iraq stands against unilateral steps taken by Washington.
A Campo, California woman said she was scared for her life when an unmarked vehicle with flashing lights and sirens blaring attempted to pull her over along Interstate 8 in Pine Valley.
The incident happened on Wednesday between about 8:30 and 8:50 a.m. while Campo resident Rebecca Russel was driving to her job in Downtown San Diego.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents acknowledged the incident and said the unmarked officer was one of their Border Patrol agents.
A suspect in a jewelry store robbery is in federal custody thanks to the quick thinking of a good Samaritan.
The smash and grab robbery happened on Mar. 26th at the Alpha and Omega Jewelry store in National City at 12:24 p.m. An armed man in a hooded sweatshirt smashed a glass case and took five men’s necklaces worth $10,000. Federal authorities are now prosecuting the case because the store engages in interstate commerce.
According to a federal complaint, Dayveioin Lashawn Crawford is the suspect in the case.
Investigators say a tipster witnessed three black males wearing black and dark hooded sweatshirts that covered their heads, jump over a fence and run to an awaiting vehicle. The tipster took a picture of the vehicle’s license plate. He then reported his observations after watching a local news story on TV that evening, according to the complaint.
Lawyers for President Donald Trump said Saturday they've reached an agreement with congressional leaders to delay the handover of banking documents from Trump accounts, NBC News reports.
Trump records from Deutsche Bank and Capital One are being sought by the House Intelligence and Financial Services committees amid probes of alleged foreign influence on U.S. elections. The agreement was first reported by CNN; it was subsequently confirmed by NBC News.
On Wednesday a federal judge ruled that the banks could hand over the documents sought under congressional subpoenas. But leaders of those committees made a deal with Trump's team to halt the court-approved handover while the case is appealed by the president's lawyers.
In exchange for hitting the pause button, committee leaders secured a commitment from the lawyers to stick to a fast-tracked appeals process.
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The race to succeed British Prime Minister Theresa May is heating up, the field of Conservative contenders is quickly growing and the focus is squarely on how to handle Brexit.
Former House of Commons leader Andrea Leadsom and former Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab joined the fray Saturday night. Both had earlier resigned from May's Cabinet to protest her Brexit policy.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said Saturday morning he is seeking to replace May, joining several others who have announced they will run to become the Conservative party's next leader, and by default, Britain's new prime minister.
How to pronounce Beto O'Rourke's first name — "Is it BET-oh or BAY-toe?" — is debated nearly everywhere the 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful goes in Iowa. But Rich Salas doesn't hesitate.
"BET-oh," the chief diversity officer at Des Moines University says correctly while introducing O'Rourke at a recent gathering of an Asian and Latino political action committee. "What a really great name."
Salas notes that O'Rourke "speaks really good Spanish, better than I do," before leading chants of "Viva Beto!"
A flood of laws banning abortions in Republican-run states has handed Democrats a political weapon heading into next year's elections, helping them paint the GOP as extreme and court centrist voters who could decide congressional races in swing states, members of both parties say.
The Alabama law outlawing virtually all abortions, even in cases of rape or incest, is the strictest so far. Besides animating Democrats, the law has prompted President Donald Trump, other Republican leaders and lawmakers seeking re-election next year to distance themselves from the measure.
Their reaction underscores that Republicans have risked overplaying their hand with severe state laws that they hope will prod the Supreme Court, with its ascendant conservative majority, to strike down Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that legalized abortion.
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An American climber who fulfilled his dream of climbing the highest mountains on each of the seven continents died of probable altitude sickness on the way down from Mount Everest, mountaineering officials said.
Don Cash became ill at the summit and was treated there by his two Sherpa guides, Pasang Tenje Sherpa, head of Pioneer Adventure, which provided the guides, said Friday.
"When he was on the top he just fell. The two Sherpas who were with him gave CPR and massages," he said. "After that he woke up, then near Hillary Step he fell down again in the same manner, which means he got high altitude sickness."
A federal judge has blocked President Donald Trump from building key sections of his border wall with money secured under his declaration of a national emergency, delivering what may prove a temporary setback on one of his highest priorities.
U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam Jr.'s order, issued Friday, prevents work from beginning on two of the highest-priority, Pentagon-funded wall projects — one spanning 46 miles in New Mexico and another covering 5 miles in Yuma, Arizona.
On Saturday, Trump pledged to file an expedited appeal of the ruling.
Trump, who is visiting Japan, tweeted: "Another activist Obama appointed judge has just ruled against us on a section of the Southern Wall that is already under construction. This is a ruling against Border Security and in favor of crime, drugs and human trafficking. We are asking for an expedited appeal!"
There were no tickets sold with all six numbers in Friday night's drawing of the multi-state Mega Millions lottery and the estimated jackpot for Tuesday's drawing will grow to $418 million.
A ticket with five numbers, but missing the Mega number was sold in New York. It is worth $2 million because the player utilized the Megaplier option, the Multi-State Lottery Association, which conducts the game, announced.
The numbers drawn Friday were 14, 41, 44, 56, 62 and the Mega number was 10. The estimated jackpot was $393 million.
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She was one of the first African-American women to serve overseas in the U.S. Army. On Monday, 97-year-old Indiana Hunt-Martin will be featured in the National Memorial Day Parade, along with other members of her battalion.
Hunt-Martin served in the little-known unit known as the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, along with 843 others. They were all women and all African-American.
In 1945, they deployed to Birmingham, England. Their mission: to sort through the millions and millions of letters and packages intended for American GIs serving overseas.
U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Maryam Treece
The sentinels at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier stand guard 24 hours a day, every day, to honor Americans who died in service of their country.
And a photo taken during Thursday's round of severe weather captured the dedication and persistence that guards have upheld since 1937.
As thousands of people ducked inside to avoid blinding rain and a tornado warning around Washington, D.C., U.S. Army Sgt. Maryam Treece snapped photos of a soldier carrying on with planting flags.
"Some had to be ordered to stand down from planting flags, still determined to continue to honor the fallen," 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, also known as The Old Guard, posted on Facebook. "America's regiment endured."