Archive for May, 2009
Millvina Dean, believed to be that last survivor of the Titanic, has died at 97, a friend confirmed Sunday. Dean was just an infant when the RMS Titanic -- publicized as "practically unsinkable" -- struck an iceberg on the night of April 14, 1912, during its maiden voyage from Southampton in southern England to New York. The ship sank less than three hours later.
Nadya Suleman, who gave birth to octuplets in January, will star in a reality television series about her family, a TV executive said.
Going to the prom is a highlight in many teenagers' lives. But attending a prom isn't always an option for some young people, including those with special needs.
Nevada is legalizing domestic partnerships, with the state Assembly voting Sunday evening to override a veto by the governor, officials said. With the vote, Nevada will extend most of the rights given to married couples to couples in domestic partnerships, including those of the same sex. The bill will take effect on October 1.
Dr. George Tiller, whose Wichita, Kansas, women's clinic has been the target of anti-abortion protests for years, was shot and killed at his church today, his family said. Sunday afternoon, authorities took a man into custody near Kansas City after stopping a car that matched a description of the killer's getaway vehicle, according to Johnson County, Kansas, sheriff's deputies.
The daughter of actor Billy Bob Thornton has been arrested in Florida on charges of child neglect resulting in the death of an infant, police said Sunday.
Cuba has agreed to resume talks with the United States over migration and mail service between the two countries, two senior State Department officials said.
Leading Senate Republicans indicated Sunday that a filibuster on Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court is unlikely, though they also promised not to shy away from what they characterized as a troubling judicial record.
Streamers still line the streets of Susan Boyle's hometown, where the international singing sensation's second-place finish in "Britain's Got Talent" left those who know her best feeling crushed -- but also hopeful.