Tribune News Service
JOHANNESBURG - Sudan, the last male northern white rhinoceros, died in Kenya, officials announced Tuesday, spelling almost certain extinction for one of Africa's iconic species. Sudan's death leaves only two female rhinos of the species, Fatu and Najin, neither capable of natural reproduction, at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya, where Sudan lived out his final years. The three rhinos were sent to Kenya in 2009 from Dvur Kralove Zoo in the Czech Republic in the hope they would reproduce.
NEW YORK - Like father, like son. Donald Trump Jr.'s wife has filed for divorce. Vanessa Trump married Trump Jr. in 2005. They have five children. The reasons for the divorce filed Thursday in Manhattan Supreme Court were not clear. The divorce was listed as "uncontested," indicating the split was amicable. Trump Jr. has been traveling extensively while running his father's business with his brother, Eric. President Donald Trump has been divorced twice.
Bones discovered on a Pacific island are likely the remains of international aviator Amelia Earhart, according to an anthropology professor at the University of Tennessee. Richard L. Jantz used bone measurement analysis to determine that the skeletal remains, including a humerus, radius, tibia, fibula and both femora, found on Nikumaroro Island in 1940, match estimates of Amelia Earhart's bone lengths. Earhart was more similar to the Nikumaroro bones than 99 percent of the individuals in a sample of 2,776 individuals, Jantz said in a research article.
MIAMI - A court squabble has erupted over the handling of Nikolas Cruz's inheritance from his late mother - a fight that could determine whether the school shooter is entitled to be free representation from the public defender or must hire a private lawyer.
WAUKESHA, Wis. - Morgan Geyser was ordered committed Thursday to 40 years of mental health treatment and monitoring in the Slender Man stabbing case and for the foreseeable future will remain at a secure state hospital in Oshkosh. Circuit Judge Michael Bohren opted for the maximum commitment term after hearing from experts who suggested Geyser, 15, could receive more effective treatment for her schizophrenia somewhere other than the Winnebago Mental Health Institute, where she is housed solely with adults who have committed crimes.
COLUMBIA, S.C. - A Taco Bell employee angry about working the morning shift is accused of attacking a co-worker with a hot burrito. The incident took place on Monday at a Spartanburg, S.C., Taco Bell, where a woman said that one of her employees got angry at her and threw at hot burrito before storming out of the restaurant, according to a Spartanburg Police Department incident report. She said that the staffer was complaining about having to work the morning shift, and kept getting into arguments with other colleagues, when she told him to "stop being a crybaby."
Relying on his mind to prevail over limbs that had become paralyzed after he was driven face-first into the boards during a Minnesota high school hockey game nearly six years ago, Jack Jablonski stared at his feet one recent night and willed them to move.
Jim Nabors, the singer and actor who became a TV icon in the 1960s playing the lovably naive Gomer Pyle on "The Andy Griffith Show" and the spinoff series "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.," has died. He was 87. Nabors, who underwent a liver transplant after contracting hepatitis B in 1994, died Thursday at his home in Hawaii, his website announced. "Everybody knows he was a wonderful man. And that's all we can say about him," said Stan Cadwallader, who had been Nabors' partner for 38 years before the couple married in 2013. "He's going to be dearly missed."
Jessica Mata wasn't even a year old when "The Golden Girls" ended its broadcast run on NBC in 1992.
In 2015, five girls out of every 100,000 between the ages of 15 and 19 committed suicide in the United States. The rate is double what it was in 2007, and the highest in 40 years for that age group, according to newly released data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention.