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At Kobe Bryant memorial service Vanessa Bryant opens up, Michael Jordan wipes away tears

A powerful public memorial service was held at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles Monday to honor NBA great Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, nearly one month after the helicopter crash that took their lives. Former teammate Shaquille O'Neal told the 20,000 mourners that "Kobe and I always held a deep respect and love for one another," calling him "Heaven's MVP.". Shaquille O'Neal speaks during The Celebration of Life ... Full story

World planking record set by ex-marine, aged 62 News

Image caption Hood started planking in 2011. A 62-year-old former US Marine has broken the world planking record with a time of eight hours, 15 minutes and 15 seconds. George Hood set the record for The Longest Male Abdominal Plank in Chicago, according to Guinness World Records. He surpassed the previous record of eight hours, one minute, set by Mao Weidong in China in 2016. Hood says he did around 2,100 hours of planking in preparation. He ... Full story

Trump's 'wealth test' begins for US immigrants

Image caption The Statue of Liberty has long served as a symbol of US immigration policy. A controversial new policy that denies legal residency to migrants who have received government assistance has come into effect in the US. The policy, termed the "public charge rule" by proponents and a "wealth test" by critics, was cleared by the Supreme Court last week. It means that many legal immigrants who previously had qualified for residency no ... Full story

Trump Visits India

President Trump departed Sunday for a two-day visit to India, where he will take part in a rally with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, visit the Taj Mahal, and attend a state banquet in Delhi. What do you think? “I don’t get it. Is Trump for or against other countries?”. Chet Brockman • Coupon Scanner. “Trump must be feeling so ambivalent to have such huge crowds that are full of foreigners.”. Fritz Healey • Candelabra Restorer. “I hope he finds ... Full story

Video of manatee dragged along road sparks outrage - BBC News

Image caption It is unclear where the video was filmed, but officials said it was in the Niger Delta region. Nigeria's environment ministry has launched an investigation after a video emerged of an endangered manatee, also known as a sea cow, being dragged along a dusty road by a group of young men. It is not clear when the footage was filmed. The animal has been tied in ropes and can be seen trying to get away. Deputy environment minister ... Full story

US State Department urges travelers to avoid any water-based travel in Asia

(CNN) — In yet another blow to the troubled cruise industry, US travelers are being urged to steer clear of Asia's waters. On Monday, the State Department advised cruise ship travelers to or within Asia to reconsider their trips, saying in a statement on its website , "This is a dynamic situation and US citizens traveling by ship may be impacted by travel restrictions affecting their itineraries or ability to disembark, or may be subject to ... Full story

Trump's controversial "public charge" rule takes effect, reshaping legal immigration

Supreme Court allows "public charge" rule. Washington — The Trump administration on Monday began enforcing stringent income-based requirements for green cards and certain visas, instituting the most ambitious unilateral effort in recent history to change the nation's legal immigration system. After multiple legal barriers blocking the implementation of the new requirements were cleared by the conservative-leaning Supreme Court, most green card ... Full story

Sanders unveils $1.5tn universal childcare plan

Image caption Bernie Sanders is a self-proclaimed Democratic socialist. Fresh off a decisive caucus win in Nevada, US Democratic frontrunner Bernie Sanders has unveiled a $1.5tn (£1.1tn) universal childcare plan. It promises free childcare and early education, funded by a wealth tax. It comes ahead of Tuesday's Democratic debate in South Carolina - the next state to vote to choose a candidate to face Donald Trump in November. The contest is ... Full story

As coronavirus cases surge worldwide, Dow plummets 700 points

The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted more than 700 points on Monday as the number of coronavirus infections around the world have surged. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq also tumbled Monday morning, by more than 2.6% and 3%, respectively. As markets opened Monday, the Dow was down more than 900 points after reports that the worldwide death toll from the novel coronavirus had risen to 2,612. A vast majority of those deaths -- more than 2,500 -- ... Full story

YouTuber Natalia Taylor faked an exotic vacation in Bali with pictures taken at a nearby Ikea

A popular blogger came up with a creative way to deliver a message to her followers: don't believe everything you see on social media. Natalia Taylor posted a series of photos on her Instagram account where she seems to be enjoying an exotic vacation in Bali — but later she revealed that they weren't at all what they seemed. Her first post with a "Bali" location was captioned "The queen has arrived," and shows Taylor in what seems to be a ... Full story

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