What happened to Amelia Earhart? That question has captivated the public ever since her plane vanished over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 as she attempted to become the first female pilot to fly around the world. Now, investigators believe they have discovered the "smoking gun" that would support a decades-old theory that Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, were captured by the Japanese: a newly unearthed photograph from the National Archives that purportedly shows Earhart and Noonan - and their plane - on an atoll in the Marshall Islands. "I was originally skeptical until we could ge
Maria Menounos has become familiar with bright studio lights, but lately the longtime television personality has been resting under drab hospital fluorescents. Menounos, 39, revealed in an exclusive interview with People magazine that she left her E! News job after undergoing surgery to remove a golf ball-sized brain tumor. But it was the timing of her April diagnosis that sent shock waves through her family.
In what will surely be a highlight of this month's Politicon - the bipartisan convention known as the "Comic-Con for politics" - comedian and talk show host Chelsea Handler will square off against conservative commentator Tomi Lahren in a live debate. Handler has consistently ranked among President Donald Trump's harshest celebrity critics, and she has drawn the ire of the president and his sons for her scathing remarks about their politics and personal lives.
United Airlines has apologized to a passenger who was forced to give up her 2-year-old son's seat and hold the child on a flight - until her leg and arm went numb. Shirley Yamauchi, a middle school teacher from Hawaii, was bound for a teacher's conference in Boston last week, she told Hawaii News Now. Her traveling companion was 27-month-old Taizo, whose ticket she said cost as much as hers - nearly $1,000. The first leg of Thursday's trip - Hawaii to Houston - went fine. So did the layover.
As Big Beer has snapped up craft breweries, it's grown harder to tell who the true indies are. But a new industry effort hopes to clear up the confusion by declaring their ownership right on the bottle.
In a rare display of bipartisanship, officials in nearly every state have said they will partially or fully refuse to comply with President Donald Trump's voting commission, which has encountered criticism and opposition after issuing a sweeping request for voter data nationwide. Even as some of the resistance centers on Trump and members of his commission, the broader responses from the states indicate a strong and widespread belief that local officials should be managing elections and that the White House's request for volumes of information went too far.
The pay gap between male and female White House staffers has more than tripled in the first year of the Trump administration, according to an analysis by economist Mark Perry of the American Enterprise Institute. The median female White House employee is drawing a salary of $72,650 in 2017, compared to the median male salary of $115,000. "The typical female staffer in Trump's White House earns 63.2 cents per $1 earned by a typical male staffer," Perry writes.
In rural Uganda, people who are blind or visually impaired often go to the city to look for work. But jobs are hard to find, and many end up as street beggars. Instead, Ojok Simon wants them to know about a way they can earn money without leaving home: beekeeping. Simon, 36, became visually impaired after he was severely beaten by rebels who came to his village when he was a child. He has been a beekeeper for 15 years, and in 2013 he co-founded Hive Uganda, an organization that teaches advocates for visually impaired people and teaches them to make a living raising honeybees.
A therapy-animal trend grips the United States. The San Francisco airport now deploys a pig to calm frazzled travelers. Universities nationwide bring dogs (and a donkey) onto campus to soothe students during finals. Llamas comfort hospital patients, pooches provide succor at disaster sites and horses are used to treat sex addiction. And that duck on a plane? It might be an emotional-support animal prescribed by a mental health professional.
DAWSON, Minn. - The doctor was getting ready. Must look respectable, he told himself. Must be calm. He changed into a dark suit, blue shirt and tie and came down the wooden staircase of the stately Victorian house at Seventh and Pine that had always been occupied by the town's most prominent citizens. That was him: prominent citizen, town doctor, 42-year-old father of three, and as far as anyone knew, the first Muslim to ever live in Dawson, a farming town of 1,400 people in the rural western part of the state. "Does this look okay?" Ayaz Virji asked his wife, Musarrat, 36.