Not long before her 7th birthday, Amelia Eldred, a small dancer with big dreams of performing on stage, received a devastating diagnosis. Doctors discovered a 10-centimeter tumor in the femur in her left leg -- and it had broken the bone, according to Birmingham Live. When it did not respond to chemotherapy, doctors told her parents that the limb would need to be amputated, but they had a solution to help the active child maintain her mobility, according to the British news site.
WASHINGTON - Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt was unapologetic about his leadership during the first of two Capitol Hill hearings Thursday but conceded that he had known in advance of an aide's pay hike - among the many controversies that have put his position on the line.
WASHINGTON - Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday took what seemed to be a veiled swipe at Robert Mueller and suggested the special counsel's probe "needs to conclude."
WASHINGTON - The Senate Ethics Committee said Thursday that Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., who avoided conviction in a federal corruption trial last year, violated federal law and Senate rules in accepting unreported gifts from a friend and political ally whom Menendez used his office to assist. In a four-page "letter of admonition," the six members of the panel ordered Menendez to pay back the gifts he received from Salomon Melgen, a Florida eye doctor, and said that he is "hereby severely admonished."
Subway Restaurants, home of the ubiquitous $5 footlong, plans to shutter hundreds of U.S. stores as consumers lose their appetite for lunch meats. The world's largest restaurant chain says it will close about 500 of its 26,000 locations nationwide this year. Last year, Subway closed more than 800 U.S. stores.
NEW YORK - A federal judge on Thursday appointed a special master to review material seized from the office and residences of President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen, acceding to his request that an independent party review the material before federal prosecutors can access to it. The decision, a win for Cohen, came after prosecutors quickly pounced on comments Trump made Thursday morning that the lawyer performed little legal work for him, to undercut Cohen's argument that much of the material was protected by attorney-client privilege.
WASHINGTON - The Senate Judiciary Committee advanced legislation Thursday that would protect special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired by President Donald Trump after the panel's Republican chairman backed off changes that threatened bipartisan support for the bill.
The accused killers kept the Polaroid photos as trophies, witnesses would later tell investigators. The frozen moments were reminders of what they had done - and useful threats to anyone who was thinking about talking.
NORRISTOWN, Pa. - Iconic entertainer Bill Cosby was convicted Thursday on three counts of sexual assault, a decision that punctuates one of the most thundering falls from grace in American cultural history.
WASHINGTON - The Senate confirmed Mike Pompeo as secretary of state Thursday despite lingering objections from Democrats who have questioned his record of hawkish policy positions and past controversial statements about minority groups. The split vote - 57 to 42 - reflects the political scrutiny Pompeo is likely to encounter as he moves from the CIA to the State Department, where he will face the simultaneous challenges of reinvigorating an agency beset by flagging morale and answering for a president who is prone to impulsiveness on the global stage.