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Four Presidents Come Together To Pay Tribute At The Funeral Of Former First Lady Barbara Bush

A photograph featuring four presidents paying tribute to the late Barbara Bush is being widely circulated on social media. The photo features four former presidents – Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George H. W. Bush – along with First Lady Melania Trump and former first ladies Michelle Obama, Laura Bush and Hillary Clinton. Taken this past Saturday by Paul Morse, the former White House photographer for George W. Bush, the photo was initially tweeted by Jim McGrath, a spokesperson for George H. W. Bush. President Donald Trump is absent from the photo, as he did not attend the funeral in Houston on Saturday. The president tweeted about Barbara Bush along with a photo of her White House portrait, saying “today, my thoughts and prayers are with the entire Bush family,” he wrote. “In memory of First Lady Barbara Bush, there is a remembrance display located at her portrait in the Center Hall of the @WhiteHouse. ...Read more

White Sox Relief Pitcher Danny Farquhar Suffers Brain Hemorrhage

White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar was in stable but critical condition Saturday, a day after suffering a brain hemorrhage while in the dugout during a game in Chicago. Farquhar passed out in the sixth inning Friday night after getting two outs against Houston. He was helped by team medical personnel and on-site EMTs and regained consciousness before he was taken to a hospital by ambulance. The White Sox said additional testing revealed the brain hemorrhage caused by a ruptured aneurysm. Farquhar was receiving treatment and being closely monitored in the neurosurgical ICU unit at Rush University Medical Center. The team said it will provide updates on Farquhar’s health as appropriate, but requested privacy on behalf of his family.  ...Read more

Oakland A’s Sean Manaea Throws First No-Hitter Of 2018 Against Red Sox

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Sean Manaea threw the first no-hitter of the 2018 MLB season Saturday against the Red Sox. With two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, Hanley Ramirez grounded into a fielder’s choice, completing Manaea’s no-hit bid and a 3-0 Oakland win. It’s the first time Boston has been no-hit since April 22, 1993, and the first no-no thrown by an A’s pitcher since Dallas Braden’s perfect game in 2010.  Manaea completed the feat in a tidy 136 minutes. He struck out 10 batters, walking two, on 108 pitches (75 strikes).  ...Read more

Shooting At Waffle House Leaves 4 Dead, 4 Injured in Tennessee

Four people were killed and four others were injured in a shooting at a Waffle House in Tennessee early Sunday, authorities said. The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said they were drafting an arrest warrant for Travis Reinking, 29, of Morton, Illinois, who was still at large. The shooting took place at the Waffle House located at 3571 Murfreesboro Pike in Antioch. Metro Nashville Police Department said witnesses told them that Reinking drove his pickup truck into the Waffle House parking lot around 3 a.m. local time. They said Reinking exited his truck and began firing AR-15 at two people outside the restaurant. He then went inside the restaurant and opened fire. Of the four people who were injured, two of them were shot, accoridng to police.  ...Read more

‘Austin Powers’ Actor Verne Troyer Dies At 49

Verne Troyer, who played Mini-Me in two of the Austin Powers comedy films, has died at the age of 49, according to statements posted to his social media accounts. Troyer was 49. A statement posted to his social media said “Verne was an extremely caring individual. He wanted to make everyone smile, be happy, and laugh,” “Anybody in need, he would help to any extent possible. Verne hoped he made a positive change with the platform he had and worked towards spreading that message every day.”  No cause of death was immediately released. Troyer, who was reportedly 2 feet, 8 inches tall, was in 58 movies and television shows. He played Mini-Me, the diminutive clone of Mike Myers’ Dr. Evil, in “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me” and “Austin Powers in Goldmember.” ...Read more

‘Smallville’ Allison Mack Pleads Not Guilty To Sex Trafficking After Arrest For Alleged Involvement

“Smallville” actress Allison Mack pleaded not guilty to sex trafficking and conspiracy to commit forced labor charges as part of an alleged sex cult in a federal court in New York. Mack, 35, appeared before a judge in the federal court in Brooklyn. After entering her plea the judge refused a request by her lawyers to release her without bail. A bail hearing will be held Monday. Also during the court appearance, it was revealed Mack married “Battlestar Galactica” star Nicki Clyne, who was also rumored to be part of NXIVM. Clyne and Mack were spotted in Mexico when cult leader Keith Raniere was hunted down by police and arrested at a $10,000-a-week villa they were reportedly hiding out last month.  Raniere, the co-founder of the self-help organization and alleged cult NXIVM, is accused of keeping numerous women as slaves and branding his initials into their skin. He was arraigned last week on the same charges as Mack and was denied bail while he awaits his next court appearance on April 27. ...Read more

Scorpions To Tour This Summer With Queensryche In The U.S.

The Scorpions are bringing their Crazy World tour to the U.S. After canceling four shows last year, the band has announced five dates for this summer, with Queensryche serving as the opening act. In October 2017 following a show at the Forum in Los Angeles, Scorpions were forced off the road due to their singer suffering from a case of severe laryngitis. The tour will begin at the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena in Stateline, Nev., on Aug. 31 and conclude at the Amalie Arena in Tampa on Sept. 14. You can see the tour itinerary below and get full details on tickets and VIP packages at the band’s website. ...Read more

Department Of Justice Inspector General Sends McCabe Case To Prosecutors For Possible Charges

The Justice Department’s inspector general has asked Federal Prosecutors in Washington to determine whether the FBI’s former deputy director, Andrew McCabe, should be charged for allegedly “lacking candor” on multiple occasions with internal investigators, and with then-FBI director James Comey.  Inspector General Michael Horowitz concluded that McCabe repeatedly misled investigators looking into how sensitive investigative information ended up on in a national newspaper in the weeks before the 2016 presidential election. Horowitz’s office then referred the matter to the U.S. Attorney’s office in Washington, indicating Horowitz believes McCabe committed a federal crime with his actions.  ...Read more