BALTIMORE - Twenty years, 10 months and two weeks after her daughter vanished, Cynthia Haag was inside the row house she refused to abandon - lest her missing child come back - when her phone started to ring. Her other daughter was on the line, saying she'd just gotten an unexpected message on Facebook. It was from Crystal. The long-lost child.
In Minnesota's Twin Cities, Jews and Somali immigrants have been partners for decades. When Somali refugees arrived in Minnesota, starting in 1993, Jewish leaders saw echoes of their forebears who faced virulent anti-Semitism as newcomers to the state more than a century before. The communities developed strong ties, joining to fight hunger and illiteracy and raising money for one another in response to discrimination and threats of violence.
U.S. air safety officials are assisting in the investigation into the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane bound for Nairobi that crashed Sunday, killing all 157 people on board, including eight Americans. Both the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board will take part in the probe, officials said.
Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., said Sunday that House Democrats were trying to protect Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., with last week's resolution broadly denouncing hate, as a Democratic co-author of the measure pushed back, arguing that "history is going to judge" those who voted against it.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Monday will request at least another $8.6 billion in funding to build more sections of a wall along the Mexico border, setting up a fresh battle with Congress less than one month after Trump declared a national emergency.
What do Pharrell Williams, Vanilla Ice and Ed Sheeran have in common? They've all been accused of plagiarism. Vanilla Ice and Williams were both involved in some of the most high-profile copyright infringement lawsuits of the past 50 years. The 1980s rapper attempted to delineate his "Ice Ice Baby" from Queen and David Bowie's "Under Pressure" - it didn't work - and Bowie and Queen eventually received songwriting credit and royalties.
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - A brand-new Ethiopian airlines plane bound for Nairobi crashed Sunday, killing all 157 people on board, according to state media. The recently acquired aircraft was the same Boeing 737 Max model involved in the crash of an Indonesian aircraft in October. The state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting cited the airline saying there were no survivors from Flight 302. According to the airline, the flight took off at 8:38 a.m. and lost contact six minutes later, crashing near the city of Bishoftu less than 40 miles to the southeast of Addis Ababa.
Along with March Madness and St. Patrick's Day, March marks the start of spring break: a week when college students flock to warm destinations and drench themselves in liquor, tanning oil and salt water. It also beckons danger. In recent years, public officials have raised concerns that spring break is becoming rowdier, putting college students at risk. Last March, during one of the busiest Saturdays of the season, crowds overwhelmed South Beach's entertainment district in Florida, causing police to temporarily shut down a busy causeway.
WASHINGTON — On a recent weekday evening, 30 or so mostly white, 20-something women still dressed in their business-casual best sat in a circle on the second floor of a shop talking about death. Or more specifically: "Would you want to know the date of your death?" Answers were split. "The idea that we don't have control over what happens to us is illogical to me," one says. "It makes people feel blameless." "That gets to the crux of the question of fate versus free will," says another.
BARRON, Wis. — A man accused of kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs from her rural Wisconsin home in the fall after her parents were killed has purportedly written a letter from jail saying he regretted the crimes and committed them "mostly on impulse." The letter supposedly from Jake Patterson, who was arrested in January after Closs escaped from his home, was sent to KARE 11 News reporter Lou Raguse in response to questions Raguse had mailed the inmate. Video: A months-long manhunt ended Jan.