Sandra Day O’Connor, first woman on Supreme Court, has died

Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman to ascend to the high court and its most influential jurist for much of her 24-year tenure, has died. O’Connor announced in 2018 that she had been diagnosed with the early stages of dementia. She died Friday morning in Phoenix, the court announced. She was … Read more

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter has died

Rosalynn Carter, the formidable first lady who helped modernize and expand the role of a U.S. president’s wife as she sat in on White House Cabinet meetings, spoke freely and pushed for mental health reform, has died. Carter, who with her husband, Jimmy, remained steadfastly committed to public service after returning to private life, died … Read more

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said 27 people died when hurricane devastated Acapulco.

MEXICO CITY —  At least 27 people were killed and three others remained missing a full day after Mexico’s strongest hurricane in recent memory slammed into the resort city of Acapulco, destroying homes, hotels and shopping centers and submerging entire neighborhoods in debris-strewn floodwaters. “It was very destroyed,” Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said of … Read more

Colorado family trying to live off the grid died of malnutrition, hypothermia

A 14-year-old boy who was living off the grid with his mother and his aunt in the Colorado wilderness was down to 40 pounds when he died, according to autopsy reports. The boy, his mother Rebecca Vance, 42, and his aunt Christine Vance, 41, all died of malnutrition and hypothermia, and the deaths were accidental, … Read more