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Nearly a week after the Valentine’s Day shooting at a Parkland, Florida, high school, George and Amal Clooney have announced they will participate in The March For Our Lives on March 24 and have donated $500,000 to the group.
The celebrity couple
Tahirah Lamont Brown as the first African American woman to be a pilot. Brown works with the company as an Airbus captain and line check airman.
on the FedEx blog, Brown first stepped into a cockpit in 1992.
“I still remember it vividly as it
A former Texas jail guard still becomes emotional when he thinks about the day several prisoners helped save his life when he suffered a massive heart attack.
“Instead of overtaking me and taking my gun, and killing me or taking a hostage and escaping, they looked at me as a human
In a recent interview with , 49-year-old music legend Céline Dion got candid about the and manager René Angélil.
Dion described what it felt like to lose Angélil — who died at age 73 after a cancer battle —after decades of marriage.
Leyana had planned her birthday to a T. She even picked the right outfit. Then, the waiting began. Despite handing out invitations to everyone in Leyana’s class, no one showed up for the first-grader’s party, except for the actress who was hired to portray Elsa from Disney&rsquo
A Kentucky girl with Down syndrome qualified for a regional spelling bee, reported.
Sosie Smith, a second-grader at Christian Academy of Louisville's Providence School, qualified after winning the bee in her class, with “joyous” the word that gave her the championship
The last thing Robert Crain remembered was visiting the emergency room to have his nagging cough checked out.
That was on Oct. 3, 2017. Sixty-one days later, the 47-year-old woke from a medically induced coma. And on Feb. 14, 2018, he was discharged from Upstate University Hospital
A family’s pit bull protected a 9-year-old boy who was home alone, scaring off a burglar Wednesday afternoon, .
The boy, who is not being identified, was upstairs while his mother went to pick up his siblings from school around 5 p.m. when the burglar entered the front
Even the toughest of firefighters have a soft spot for babies.
Members of the City of Decatur, Georgia, Fire Department helped a fellow firefighter find out if he’s having a boy or a girl.
, only the pump operator
An 8 -year-old boy is being called a hero when he noticed a classmate was choking on a piece of candy.
Andrew Ramirez knew just what to do when his friend Makayla Annis was in trouble.
“My desk partner made me laugh too hard when I ate a gummy bear
A couple in Canada can now start rebuilding their lives after they were big winners in the Atlantic Lottery.
Bill Pendergast and his wife accepted a $1 million check this month, nearly two years after their home and all their belongings were destroyed in a wildfire.
The owners of a café in Costa Rica got a surprise Christmas visit from a burglar, albeit a pretty lethargic one.
Surveillance footage from Café Milagro in Manuel Antonio shows a sloth sneaking into the restaurant after hours in search of a snack. The café’s owners
The sad puppy dog eyes were enough to melt hearts all over the country.
Sting the dog went to his local library last week to have children read to him. But no one showed up for the , .
Sting, who is a retired greyhound racer, is used as a therapy dog to
LaNelle and Perry Holland’s love story begins with a blind date .
A mutual friend invited LaNelle to join him in a gathering at Perry’s house in Kennesaw, Georgia. By the time LaNelle arrived, the roads were slick with ice. It was too dangerous to drive anywhere.
It’s and the boxed wine is flowing.
Nearly 40 residents crowd the lounge, where a folk singer is crooning and a line dance to “Elvira” is under discussion.
with a bright bouquet of flowers tucked behind his back, everyone turns to watch.
Guess he called for an Uber? Or he wanted to clean a dirty windshield?
A small mouse is going viral in a big way after he was spotted, not in a police cruiser, but rather on the windshield of one.
Sheriff’s Deputy Brandon Dennington
A box that was supposed to contain the gown a bride’s mother wore on her wedding day contained nothing but a stranger’s dress.
The dress that Ame Bartlebaugh wanted to wear at her upcoming wedding was missing, .
Police in Daytona Beach, Florida, who was left under a bridge in freezing temperatures.
In the video posted on the , you can see the puppy shaking uncontrollably because she was so cold. The animal control officers did everything they could to warm her up.
An Alabama woman who was missing for more than 36 hours after crashing her car into a wooded area was found alive Sunday following a massive search by multiple agencies.
Lisa Michelle Holman, 45, of Chelsea, went missing following a crash overnight Friday in a heavily wooded area of Shelby
Bruce would not stop whining and scratching at the door Tuesday.
The urgency of the noises drew Abby Leathers over to let out her pit bull out the front door, which was strange, since he usually goes out back.
Bruce, who is named after Batman’s alter ego, ran
The National Portrait Gallery of former President Barack Obama Monday. The artist behind the image, Kehinde Wiley, was hand-picked by Obama.
Here are seven things to know about Kehinde Wiley (pronounced keh-HIN-day WHILE-ey).
A man woke up to a lot of commotion in the lobby of a Hyatt Regency in Louisville, Kentucky, days ago, but when he realized that the “noise” was actually a , he made sure to have his camera rolling.
Garrett Mager soon learned that the were to explain
A veterans nursing home in South Carolina honored a resident who died this week with a patriotic farewell that has gone viral.
In a Facebook post, Laura Dorn thanked the in Anderson for taking such good care of her father, Doug Timmons, who had Alzheimer's disease and was
A Texas church, benefiting from the Tim Tebow Foundation, hosted a special needs prom, reported.
The Crestview Church of Christ in Waco was one of 400 churches worldwide selected to host the night of fun for people of all ages with special needs.
A California teenager with Down syndrome had a memorable senior night, scoring his first career basket in his first appearance in a game, reported.
Jack Welsh was introduced last on Feb. 8 as Reedley High School honored its seniors.
“The heart and soul of Reedley
Days after Super Bowl LI, 13-year-old Ryan McKenna is still coming down from getting a selfie with halftime performer Justin Timberlake.
The photo -- and footage of Ryan trying to get his phone to snap the image -- has .
Classmates of two Brockton brothers killed this past weekend are finding a way to grieve .
Eight-year-old David Rittenberg was friends with 8-year-old Edson Brito, who along with his 5-year-old brother Lason, was allegedly stabbed to death by their mother, Latarsha Sanders. David heard
A at her high school after sharing her story while job shadowing.
The Shalon Franklin, 19, had been biking 14 miles to and from Kentlake High School each day.
She even made the trip in “rainy, pretty cloudy conditions,” Shalon said. It was dark when she awakened
A photo of a Texas teacher and her young student has gone viral after the woman kept her word last week and showed up at school with a hairdo identical to the girl’s.
Leigh Bishop, a pre-K teacher at Lakeview Elementary in Sugar Land, is being called “teacher of the year”
The world has a new Gerber Baby.
Meet Lucas, the 1-year-old baby from Dalton, Georgia, who is now the face of Gerber, . He’s also the first company “spokesbaby” with Down syndrome, .
Pro wrestling star Kane is known for his chokeslam finishing hold, a move that requires strength.
In a recent visit to Kentucky, the WWE star offered strength and comfort to one of his biggest fans, who is battling brain cancer, reported.
Glenn Jacobs, who wrestles under
Former Cincinnati Bengals star wide receiver took to Twitter after he tipped an Applebee’s waitress a big-league amount.
Johnson, who was also known as Chad Ochocinco during his NFL playing career, posted a video on his account Friday night and he appeared to be surprised
Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, who raised more than $37 million in 19 days for a Hurricane Harvey relief fund, won the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year Award on Saturday night.
“It's an incredible honor to be mentioned in the same breath as Walter Payton, his
A Massachusetts man doesn't let personal struggles stand in the way of his dreams. He works as a ticket taker at every New England Patriots game at Gillette Stadium, and on Sunday he'll be at Super Bowl LII when his favorite team takes the field.
arrived in Minneapolis Thursday night
New Orleans Saints punter Thomas Morstead returned to Minnesota on Friday, and he was much happier than when he left the state three weeks ago.
Morstead presented a check for $221,000 to Children’s Minnesota hospital from his foundation, , the reported.
Black History Month is officially underway, and one organization starring mini reporters to kick off the celebration.
, a group dedicated to sharing the richness of black history through photography campaigns and apparel, uploaded a video titled “” to the group&rsquo
A Milwaukee bus driver is being praised for helping a woman and her daughter.
Milwaukee County Transit System driver Michelle Mixon was stopped at a red light when a 6-year-old girl ran to her for help.
The child’s mother had collapsed on the sidewalk after having
What a beautiful way to celebrate a grandmother.
Travis Smith has given his grandmother something priceless. He penned the music to lyrics she had written 30 years ago.
Smith is a teen who is also considered an up-and-coming-singer, .
New Mexico police Officer Ryan Holets, who adopted the baby of a homeless drug addict, said that the mother and her partner have been sober for approximately 40 days, reported.
Holets, who works for the Albuquerque Police Department, made after a video of his encounter with
Sophia Marie Campa-Peters took a chance and reached out to President Donald Trump to see if he would keep her in his thoughts during an upcoming medical procedure.
During a , White House press secretary Sara Huckabee Sanders told the country about Sophia’s condition
One Minnesota man could not stomach watching the Philadelphia Eagles play in the Super Bowl, even though he had won tickets to the game in the NFL raffle. However, he gave his tickets to someone who was thrilled for the chance to see the game in Minneapolis -- a teenage Eagles fan who has battled
An elephant in China threw caution to the wind and crossed the border into Laos.
CCTV video showed the animal disregarding border laws and crossing a barrier on Saturday, Jan. 27.
In the video, the elephant stomped over a barrier, then skirted around another one.
The Sword family readily admits that not every chicken deserves an obituary, but Big Mama was special.
Big Mama, a Rhode Island Red chicken, once lived in a Houston apartment until her original owners decided to have her euthanized, reported. A veterinarian intervened, and the chicken
A Florida couple surveying damage after Hurricane Irma last September found a message in a bottle, sent more than three decades ago by a class of children in Scotland, reported.
On Sept. 29 last year, Ruth and Lee Huenniger were walking near their Key Largo home, inspecting street
Brann Dailor has a T-shirt that reads “Three-Time Grammy Loser.”
Perhaps tonight, inside Madison Square Garden, the universe will align for the Mastodon drummer and his bandmates and they will finally get to make an acceptance speech or two at the 60th annual Grammy Awards.
Dustin Snyder always said she was a keeper.
On Sunday, the 19-year-old, who is suffering from a rare form of cancer, will marrySierra Siverio, his high school sweetheart.
Snyder has battled synovial cancer -- which doctors said has no cure available -- for the last year
An banded together to help a Korean War veteran in need.
James Long, 80, has been through periods of homelessness over the last 30 years. He served in the army during the Korean War, is disabled and suffers from various medical problems.
He lost his DD Form 214, a certificate
Five days after photos of an Ohio World War II veteran’s U.S. Army ID were posted on social media, the was in the hands of his daughter in Preble County.
“I got it this afternoon, it’s in my hand right now,” Pamela Weadick said from her home.
A 108-year-old World War II veteran and fan is heading to Super Bowl LII, thanks to New Orleans defensive end Cam Jordan.
Jordan gave a pair of Super Bowl LII tickets to Lawrence Brooks, who was born Sept. 12, 1909, and served in the 91st Engineer Battalion during WWII,
She thought it was a normal call to the helipad, but a nurse in Massachusetts had a surprise of a lifetime thanks to her co-workers and her new fianceé.
Sandi Moniz, who works as a nurse at Charlton Memorial Hospital thought her call to look at the building&rsquo
A school bus driver helped save a man whose wheelchair got stuck in railroad tracks moments before an oncoming train crossed Wednesday.
Larry Hickam, 70, was driving to work at Deer Park Transportation, when he saw a man in an electric wheelchair stuck at a railroad crossing,
An older homeless man now has a new family, all thanks to the kindness of strangers.
John Knight, 79, has been living in his car and on the streets in Bonaire, Georgia.
A chance meeting at a laundromat has changed his life and that of another family
Like anyone, he wore a T-shirt as he visited Walt Disney World last year, but his shirt was different from everyone else’s. It was his plea for life-saving surgery. Rob Leibowitz was looking for a kidney donor.
that he had kidney problems since he was 12 years old
Dozens of animals from hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico are now getting a new “leash” on life thanks to Southwest Airlines and a Virginia-based animal rescue group.
Recently, a 737 was filled with dogs and cats rescued from the streets of the island territory
When parents’ schedules collide, what do you do when you have to get to class, but no one can watch your baby?
If you’re a student of Dr. Rebecca Setliff, you bring the baby to class and even get a hand watching him from the professor herself, .
It has been a difficult year for a Michigan woman, who has struggled to pay the bills while taking care of her mother full time.
Shawna Donnelly said she was even facing the prospect of being homeless, but her luck changed dramatically when she won $25,000 a year for life in a Michigan
Two New York Police Department officers helped an 85-year-old veteran in a wheelchair who was dropped off at the steps of his apartment in the cold and could not maneuver up them Saturday.
The officers from the 75th precinct, whose names were not released, were on patrol when
Adam and Eva were not acting normally.
The labradoodles were pacing like they urgently needed to go out at 4:30 a.m.
"(Adam) never tugged on my clothes before, so I was a cautious about letting them out because I didn't know if there was anything out there,"
A Patriots fan whose wheelchair disappeared after last weekend’s playoff game in Foxborough received a new one from Robert Kraft before the start of Sunday’s AFC Championship Game.
Cindy Morais, of Tiverton, Rhode Island, was brought to tears when she was given the new wheelchair
captured the moment a Georgia girl was weeks ago. Now, the two .
was there when DeKalb County Fire Capt. Scott Stroup met the girl this weekend.
The fire ripped through the Avondale Forest Apartments on Jan. 3.
Three off-duty first responders were at the right place at the right time last Friday when they saved a man .
Essex Police Chief Peter Silva, retired Wenham Police Lieutenant Larry Kavanagh and Hamilton Deputy Police Chief Kirby Brand were having lunch at the Village Restaurant in Essex when
Leonard Fournette, the rookie Jacksonville Jaguars running back, after his team lost to the
Fournette, who had 76 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries Sunday, after the game. On Twitter, reporters began to document the running back breaking down, but then a
The Little Ripper turned out to be a lifesaver for two Australian swimmers caught in churning surf.
Australian lifeguards were testing a new drone during a practice session at a beach in New South Wales when they received a call about two swimmers caught in 10-foot swells, according
A Montreal man was able to briefly after a snowstorm Monday.
that Simon Laprise created a sports car out of snow in a snow removal zone. The sculpture, which he , looked like a real car that had been parked during a snowstorm and was covered in powder.
Police in Texas used social media to offer a helping hand to a man who was trying to get off work as roads across the region began to ice over earlier this week.
Police posted a warning on their Facebook page at 6:37 a.m. Tuesday telling citizens that all city offices would be closed
Firefighters in Colorado recently rescued a German shepherd from a freezing river.
posted the now-viral rescue on its Facebook page.
The 1-year-old pup, named Bill, was pulled from the Arkansas River by the department’s Ice Rescue team on Jan. 17.
unsure how Bill
Fred Lamar’s 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air sat in a garage, just as he left it, for 30 years.
Until about a year ago, when his grandson, Cameron Dedman, started restoring the iconic Motor City machine.
On Saturday, Lamar, 81, nearly passed out when the car was revealed to him
captured firefighters rescuing a child from a burning building in DeKalb County, Georgia.
, posted by DeKalb County Fire and Rescue,
The video shows a person on top of a ladder drop a child down to a firefighter as the flames roar around them.
The firefighter catches
Giving someone the shirt off your back is a time-worn phrase that means performing an act of kindness to help someone.
A Chicago man helped a homeless man by giving him the snow boots off his feet, reported.
Jessica Bell posted the good Samaritan act on Facebook. She said
Jerry Miller’s daughter was taken from him shortly after she was born in 1978 in Covington, Kentucky.
At that time, he was diagnosed with a brain aneurysm, and his chances of recovery were slim, .
His wife was 17 years old the newborn would be too much
A formerly homeless boy when he was surprised with his very own bed to sleep in.
Eight-year-old Daeyrs of Detroit has , Dionna, for most of his life. They have been homeless since she lost her job as a nurse.
According to the family was finally granted
High school media specialist David Richards was walking on the beach in northeast Florida with his father when they found a bottle in the sand.
“We were looking at it and we're like, ‘Whoa.’ We saw the cork was still in and the barnacles and we saw the message and
A Texas woman who beat cancer is back in the hospital. Only this time, she’s working there.
Ashley Moore was a first-grade teacher who had Stage 3 non-Hodgkin lymphoma, reported. She quit teaching while being treated at Medical City Plano. Two weeks after being discharged
Detroit Pistons center Boban Marjanovic showed off some of his dance moves with teammate Tobias Harris in an Instagram post, grooving to Webstar’s “Chicken Noodle Soup.”
At 7-foot-3 and 290 pounds, Marjanovic knows how to clear it out when guarding the basket. The
Three Massachusetts firemen helped deliver a baby boy Thursday afternoon, Chief Christopher LeClaire announced Friday.
Humphrey Matombo, of Haverhill, pulled into Fire Station 2 and asked firefighters for help, saying his wife was in labor.
According to the “Dictionary of American Slang,” means that a woman is pregnant.
A Louisiana grandmother was not familiar with the phrase, and it made for a hilarious back-and-forth dialogue between herself, her son and daughter-in-law.
Shantelle Dozier wrote
Some workers at a Minnesota courthouse were out of order Thursday morning, but nobody was held in contempt. They were too busy celebrating.
A group of 22 workers at the St. Louis County Courthouse were celebrating after learning they would split a $250,000 Powerball jackpot, reported
Donna Hoagland wasn’t even supposed to be Troy Volk’s fourth-grade teacher -- she was just filling in while his regular teacher was on maternity leave -- but the two are forever linked, now that that’s keeping his mother alive.
Hoagland knew enough to ask what was
A delivery truck driver from Pennsylvania is being called a hero after he jumped into action after seeing a driver having trouble staying on a highway.
Brian Berry was making deliveries for Inco Beverage near Johnstown, Pennsylvania. He was on his way to a community when
Imagine running into Costco to stock up and running into one of the Hawaiian demigods, and a Disney character at that, in real life.
That’s exactly what happened to two little girls in Hawaii, .
They went to their local
A dog was reunited with her family after she was lost during last week's blizzard and was .
Albert Silver, from Bryant Pond in Woodstock, posted about his missing 13-year-old dog .
He said she went outside on Jan. 4 while the family was plowing and shoveling, and went
It was a lyrical encore for a Kentucky principal who announced a school cancellation for the second time this week.
Wearing a cowboy hat and a plaid shirt Thursday night, Chad Caddell of Union Pointe Academy warbled “I got friends in snow places,” a parody of Garth Brooks&rsquo
A police officer took a few minutes out of his busy day to have some winter fun with a group of children in his community.
a video of Kittanning police Officer Michael Bartosiewicz sled-riding with some kids this week.
He said it's all about community relations.
A California man is being credited with saving his pregnant wife’s life after he pushed her out of the way of an oncoming truck.
Aaron Gutierrez, of Fresno, suffered a broken leg and shoulder when he was struck by the fast-moving vehicle Friday night, . Gutierrez’s mother was
Boston's Museum of Fine Arts has a new four-footed employee .
The museum introduced Riley, a 12-week-old Weimaraner puppy that will be trained to sniff out pests that could damage the museum’s priceless works of art.
Riley is owned by Nicki Luongo, the museum's
To , like Ruth Ann Slade did Tuesday afternoon, one must have good genes and what her friend called “inner strength.”
Slade, who spent 37 years as a first- and second-grade teacher in Poasttown, Ohio, and persevered after her leg was pinned under a patio door
Imagine . That’s how lucky a Massachusetts couple has found themselves over the last few months.
Robert Goodwin won a $1 million jackpot , . Anyone would be astonished at his good fortune, but for Goodwin and his wife, this wasn’t their first rodeo.
A to the world moments before she died.
Holly Butcher, 27, of Australia, asked her family to post the letter on her Facebook account once she was gone.
Butcher died on Jan. 4 from Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare form of cancer that affects mostly young people
Marvel’s “Black Panther” is one of the most anticipated movies of the year, and one New Yorker wants to make sure a group of Harlem kids gets to see it.
Frederick Joseph to help young students “see a black major cinematic and comic book character come to life,&rdquo
A little girl who was diagnosed with and has beaten cancer not only earned her first day back at school, she deserved it.
Bridget Kelley missed 15 months of school, but when she finally made it to class on Jan. 2, she was greeted by her classmates and their parents, bringing
A formerly deaf toddler is discovering a love of music .
Owen Montoya is 15 months old, and until recently, he was unable to hear. The boy from Phoenix was born deaf and recently , according to the .
Footage shows Owen reacting to hearing his parents&rsquo
A North Carolina couple in their 70s has after they said they received divine inspiration to get healthy.
Becky and Donnie Hensley live in Weaverville, North Carolina. Their home has a lot of their old pictures, which show how much they weighed seven years ago.
A police officer when he drove a family that was stranded at Boston’s North Station back to its home, in Portland, Maine.
Kori Malenfant, 19, underwent brain surgery several days ago at New York City’s NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital. She and her family were traveling
Cleveland’s newest otter pups finally have names.
The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo announced that the three Asian small-clawed otter brothers, born Sept. 24, were named Adhi, Bejo and Cipto, reported.
According to zoo officials, Adhi means “first,” Bejo means
A video of a is warming hearts across the country.
A video shared to Facebook by mom Danielle Davis of Haughton, Louisiana, in his arms when she wasn’t feeling well. The video was viewed more than 2 million times on Instagram.
“The kids adore
A photo is going viral.
Facebook user Kristen Collins . She’s the granddaughter of Fred Ladage, who recently passed away at 91. He served in the Navy and Navy Reserve during World War II.
When the family went to transport Ladage to his final resting
A police officer in Knoxville, Tennessee, jumped into action after he found a woman stuck on a hill near railroad tracks in a wheelchair that had stopped working.
Jim Quick lived up to his name when he hopped out of his cruiser and helped the unidentified woman when her
A stunning video from Victoria, British Columbia, shows a close orca encounter.
The video was shared on Facebook by Paul Keene.
"So I’m having breaky at Jam Cafe this morning with my fishing buddy Bob Fraumeni...and he pulls out this vid that he took yesterday off Race
An Arkansas teenager helped rescue a baby deer trapped on a frozen pond, reported.
Donna Fletcher was feeding animals Thursday when she heard the baby deer thrashing about on the ice, according to her son, Charlie Cram.
The pond, about an acre in size, was frozen over as