Syracuse University expels fraternity

Syracuse University has permanently expelled the Theta Tau fraternity after footage emerged earlier this week of its members participating in a racist and anti-Semitic skit, Chancellor Kent Syverud said in a video statement Saturday.

He was best known for playing ‘Mini-Me’ in Austin Powers movies

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.

Trump may pardon boxer Jack Johnson on the advice of Sylvester Stallone

President Donald Trump said Saturday that he is considering granting a posthumous pardon to boxer Jack Johnson on the advice of actor Sylvester Stallone.

People we lost in 2018

A look back at notable people who have died in 2018.

DJ pays tribute to Avicii at Coachella

Michael Flynn to to hit campaign trail

Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, will campaign in Montana for a Republican Senate candidate “very soon,” the candidate has announced.

How Melania Trump is preparing a state dinner without an event planner

It is three days before the most important dinner party she has ever hosted, but Melania Trump is not at the White House, triple-checking details. Instead, she’s in Houston, Texas, to pay her respects to one of her predecessors, Barbara Bush.

Bells on Netherlands’ tallest church tower plays Avicii songs in memory of DJ who died Friday

In a tribute to the late Swedish artist Avicii, a town in the Netherlands played some of his most popular songs with its bell tower on Saturday morning.

Rep. Scalise out of hospital after surgery

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise has been released from a Washington, DC, hospital following a “successful” surgery, according to MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

Avicii struggled with fame and stepped away from the limelight

Swedish superstar DJ Avicii made millions dance with his catchy hits, flashing lights and soulful collaborations.

Trump tweets he doesn’t see his attorney flipping after NYT said Cohen might cooperate with Mueller

President Donald Trump aggressively defended his personal lawyer Saturday morning after The New York Times reported on Trump’s sometimes poor treatment of the attorney, Michael Cohen, who the newspaper said might cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller in his probe into Russian election meddling.

A city is fighting back against neo-Nazis

Newnan, a small city southwest of Atlanta, is rarely in the news, and the 33,000 folks who call it home prefer it that way.

Listen to Jeb Bush’s eulogy for his mother

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush, one of the late Barbara Bush’s five living children, gives the eulogy for his “precious mother,” saying “she was our teacher and role model on how to live a life with purpose and meaning.”

Friends and family pay tribute to former first lady Barbara Bush

Family and friends will gather Saturday to pay their respects and celebrate the life of Barbara Bush, the matriarch of a Republican political dynasty.

Bono to George W. Bush: Your mom eased AIDS stigma

While being honored by former President George W. Bush, U2 frontman and AIDS activist Bono said former first lady Barbara Bush helped diminish the stigma of AIDS and other diseases.

Trump uses Comey memos to try to discredit Mueller probe

President Donald Trump questioned the basis of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation in a tweet early Saturday morning, alleging that the probe started after former FBI Director James Comey “illegally leaked classified” information.

Biographer: Trump has lied since youth

In an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Trump biographer Michael D’Antonio claims President Trump has been lying since he was a child, saying “he was named the ladies man at a school that had no women at it … he has been doing this forever.”

Global aviation authorities order inspections after fatal Southwest engine failure

US and European aviation authorities have ordered inspections within the next 20 days for almost 700 engines similar to the one that failed earlier in the week on a Southwest Airlines flight, resulting in a passenger’s death.

Lizard bites host on ‘The Late Show’

Late-night host Stephen Colbert agreed to get bit by a lizard after an iguana had an accident all over his desk on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”

GOP women missing from wave of new candidates

Dressed in a blue flight suit adorned with a US flag and her name, Martha McSally, the US Congresswoman representing this Tucson, Arizona crowd, scanned the airline hangar filled with supporters. Saluting, as the retired Colonel is well accustomed to doing from her 26 years in the US Air Force,…