Mother and father of 5 killed after redwood tree falls on their car – National

A couple with five children has died after a redwood tree toppled onto their vehicle during a road trip along the coast of California, police say. Jake Woodruff, 36, and his wife Jessica, 45, were driving their 2016 Honda Accord through Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park when a massive tree fell onto the road […]

‘Don’t shoot,’ Ethiopian father begged Eritrean soldiers, daughter says

Fourteen-year-old Mibrak Esayus recalls the day last November when she says Eritrean soldiers burst into her home in Ethiopia’s Tigray region and killed her mother and father. It was 10 days into Ethiopia’s military campaign against fighters from the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), the region’s former ruling party, following their surprise assault on federal […]

Britney Spears wants her father removed from overseeing her personal affairs – National

Britney Spears is asking for the removal of her father Jamie from overseeing her personal affairs in the latest conservatorship case update. According to the Guardian, Spears’ conservatorship involves two areas — her finances and her personal life — and the singer is now requesting that her temporary care manager, Jodi Montgomery, be permanently […]

Meghan Markle’s father defends British royals, says they’re not racist – National

Meghan’s father Thomas Markle said on Tuesday that he did not think the British royal family was racist, and hoped that an alleged remark from a family member about the darkness of the skin of Meghan’s son was just a “dumb question.” Meghan said that her son Archie, now aged one, had been denied […]

Prince Charles visits father Prince Philip after 4th night in hospital – National

Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, on Saturday visited the hospital where his father Prince Philip is being kept as a precaution after feeling ill, a Reuters photographer at the hospital said. Charles arrived at the back of the London hospital where Philip, the 99-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth, has spent four nights. Charles was […]

Meghan Markle wins case against U.K. tabloid over ‘deeply personal’ letter to her father – National

A newspaper invaded Meghan Markle‘s privacy by publishing a personal letter to her estranged father, a U.K. judge ruled Thursday, in a major victory for Markle in her campaign against what she sees as media intrusion. The Duchess of Sussex, 39, sued publisher Associated Newspapers for invasion of privacy and copyright infringement over five […]

Boris Johnson’s father applies for French citizenship to keep ‘EU link’ – National

As Britain prepares to split from the European Union, the father of Prime Minister Boris Johnson appears to be seeking closer ties with the bloc by applying for French citizenship. Stanley Johnson told broadcaster RTL on Thursday that he was in the process of “reclaiming” his French identity. Read more: The U.K. is finally […]

Trump adds Roger Stone, Paul Manafort, Jared Kushner’s father to growing pardon list – National

U.S. President Donald Trump has issued another wave of pardons to a group of close allies convicted for past crimes, including Roger Stone and Paul Manafort — both of whom were implicated in special counsel Robert Mueller‘s probe of Russian election interference. Also on Wednesday’s staggering list of pardons was Charles Kushner, the real […]

Bill Gates Sr., father of billionaire Microsoft co-founder, dead at 94 – National

William H. Gates II, a lawyer and philanthropist best known as the father of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, has died at 94. Gates died peacefully Monday at his beach home in Washington state from Alzheimer’s disease, the family announced Tuesday. In an obituary the family credited the patriarch with a “deep commitment to social […]