A Malian migrant, hailed as a hero after mounting a daring rescue to save a small boy dangling from a balcony in Paris, is to be made a French citizen. Mamoudou Gassama won widespread praise after climbing the outside of the building to save the four-year-old. Video showed him being cheered on by spectators as he pulled himself from balcony to balcony to the fourth floor. read more
A sinkhole has opened up on the north lawn of the White House. It's located near the entrance to the press briefing room. CNN reports the sinkhole was first noticed on Saturday.
A new video has emerged in the ongoing battle between a deaf man, his pregnant fiancee and their service dog -- and the man who police said punched the latter two after a flight from Colorado to Florida. The video shows the deaf man, Matthew Silvay, in the aisle of the plane on Frontier Airlines Flight 1752, apparently enraged after Timothy Manley allegedly punched the dog, Zariel.
When Henrietta Lacks was dying of cancer in 1951, her cells were harvested without her knowledge. They became crucial to scientific research and her story became a best-seller. Since then, Lacks has become one of the most powerful symbols for informed consent in the history of science. On Monday, when the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., honored Henrietta Lacks by installing a painting of her just inside one of its main entrances, three of Lacks' grandchildren were there.
A conservative woman who recently graduated from Kent State University has received threats after she took aim at her school's anti-gun policies in a photo shoot where she carried an AR-10 and wore a cap that said, "Come and take it." Kaitlin Bennett, a 22-year-old Second Amendment supporter from Zanesville, Ohio and founder of Liberty Hangout at Kent State, a student media outlet that promotes libertarian values, posed in front of the Kent Student Center for the tweet that has gone viral. read more