Time to get in formation: a San Francisco church is set to hold a Beyoncé Mass.
The Vine SF at Grace Cathedral invites parishioners "to sing your Beyoncé favorites and discover how her art opens a window into the lives of marginalized and forgotten — particularly black females."
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Three Kansas militia members were convicted Wednesday of plotting to bomb a mosque and apartment complex housing Somali refugees, an attack thwarted by another member of the group who tipped off federal authorities about escalating threats of violence.
Patrick Stein, Gavin Wright and Curtis Allen were convicted of one count of conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction and one count of conspiracy against civil rights. Wright was convicted of a charge of lying to the FBI. Sentencing is set for June 27.
Cleanup is underway after massive flooding destroyed homes and forced hundreds to evacuate on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. KHNL's Keahi Tucker reports.
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A second piece of the Southwest Airlines plane that experienced a deadly midair engine failure Tuesdayhas been recovered in rural Pennsylvania, authorities said, as the investigation focuses on metal fatigue in a fan blade.
Southwest Flight 1380 was traveling from New York to Dallas when the incident took place, prompting an emergency landing in Philadelphia. The second piece of debris believed to be from the plane was recovered on state game land just north of Bright School Lane and Route 183 in Penn Township, Berks County, Wednesday morning, Pennsylvania State Police said.
It wasn’t clear exactly what part of the plane the piece came from. Troopers waited for the FBI to come collect the item, police said.
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Firefighters in central Indiana had a strange problem on their hands this week: hashing out what to do with a raccoon its owner said was stoned.
A woman awoke firefighters at Station 82 in Wayne Township, east of Indiana, in the middle of the night asking for treatment for her pet raccoon, according to a tweet from the township's fire department.
"The raccoon had smoked too much weed," the department said Monday, going on to assure readers that, "Yes! It happened!"
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The United States is targeting a NAFTA deal in three weeks, according to congressional aides and industry executives who have been briefed by the Trump administration, CNBC reported.
Last week, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told members of Congress high-level talks would take two more weeks, with another two weeks spent on hammering out the fine print. A senior administration official confirmed that as the expected timing.
For the second time this month, top officials from the U.S., Canada and Mexico are descending on Washington to hold negotiations. Those meetings will take place tomorrow and Friday.
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Is Israel a success as it turns 70? As Israelis commemorate the milestone this week, satisfaction and a grim disquiet share the stage.
It has a standard of living that rivals Western Europe, though it lacks significant natural resources. It can boast of scientific achievements and military and technological clout beyond its modest size. It controls most of biblical Israel, and despite widespread criticism of its policies toward the Palestinians, it has cultivated good diplomatic ties with most of the world.
But it's also a country that is weary from decades of conflict with the Palestinians. It is riven by religious, ethnic and economic divisions. It is still seeking recognition in a region that has not fully come to terms with the presence of a Jewish state.
CIA Director Mike Pompeo recently traveled to North Korea to meet with leader Kim Jong Un, a highly unusual, secret visit undertaken as the enemy nations prepared for a meeting between President Donald Trump and Kim within the next few months.
In a tweet on Wednesday morning, Trump confirmed the meeting, saying it "went very smoothly and a good relationship was formed."
He added, "Details of Summit are being worked out now. Denuclearization will be a great thing for World, but also for North Korea!"
The Washington Post, which first reported Pompeo's meeting with Kim, said it took place over Easter weekend.
Tim McGinty, a passenger on Southwest Flight 1380, describes trying to save a woman who was partially sucked through a broken window after the plane’s engine blew in midair.
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Barbara Bush, the snowy-haired first lady whose plainspoken manner and utter lack of pretense made her more popular at times than her husband, President George H.W. Bush, died Tuesday, a family spokesman said. She was 92.
Mrs. Bush brought a grandmotherly style to buttoned-down Washington, often appearing in her trademark fake pearl chokers and displaying no vanity about her white hair and wrinkles.
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Dick's Sporting Goods is destroying all the guns and accessories that it stopped selling earlier this year after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
The retailer said Tuesday that it is in the process of destroying all the firearms it pulled from its shelves, rather than trying to return them to their manufacturers.
Dicks made headlines in February when, in the aftermath of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, it banned the sale of assault-style rifles and the sale of all guns to anyone under 21. Other retailers followed suit, including Walmart, which also raised its minimum-age rules for firearms.
President Donald Trump has given his "blessing" for North and South Korea to discuss the end of the Korean War amid a diplomatic push to end the North Korean nuclear standoff. One problem: There can be no real talks without the involvement of the other countries that fought the 1950-53 war, and especially the United States.
The reason is that South Korea wasn't a direct signatory to the armistice that stopped the fighting but left the Korean Peninsula still technically in a state of war.
There's widespread interest in what South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un plan will talk about during their summit on April 27, which would only be the third such meeting between the countries' leaders. A separate meeting between Kim and Trump is anticipated in May or June.
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Barbara Bush, in her 1990 commencement address at Wellesley College, told the graduates: "Cherish your human connections."
"At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal," she said. "You will regret time not spent with a husband, a child, a friend or a parent."
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Wednesday marks the 112th anniversary of the devastating 1906 earthquake and subsequent inferno that ravaged San Francisco and surrounding areas.
More than 3,000 people are believed to have died and an estimated 28,000 buildings were wiped out as a result of the catastrophic events, according to research. The quake itself, which featured shaking lasting for some 45 to 60 seconds, was said to have been felt from as far away as Los Angeles, southern Oregon and central Nevada, according to the United States Geological Survey.
"The California earthquake of April 18, 1906, ranks as one of the most significant earthquakes of all time," according to the USGS.