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Get it straight: The difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day

We are here to make sure you don’t embarrass yourself. Inevitably, someone says something demonstrating confusion over the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Allow us to explain it to you. Related: Veterans reveal personal stories about why they serve Memorial Day: Celebrated the last Monday in May, Memorial Day is the holiday set…MORE

Oscar winner calls Trump the greatest president since Lincoln

Oscar-winning actor Jon Voight has posted a pair of videos to Twitter in which he affirms his long-held support for President Donald Trump and calls him “the greatest president since Abraham Lincoln.” The star of “Midnight Cowboy” and “Transformers” addresses his remarks to “the people of the Republican Party,” saying in the two-part video that…MORE

Trump arrives in Japan eager for flattery and pomp

President Donald Trump arrived in Japan on Saturday eager for a visit salted with flattery and pomp — particularly as he escapes a hostile political environment back home. The President and first lady Melania Trump landed in Tokyo ahead of a largely ceremonial visit to recognize the country’s new emperor. Air Force One touched down…MORE

El Chapo’s demand for outdoor exercise may be part of an escape plot, US says

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s complaining about lack of outdoor activity may be part of a plan to escape from detention before his sentencing next month, federal officials allege. An attorney for Guzman this month asked a federal judge to intervene over “cruel and unusual” prison conditions for the drug kingpin detained in a federal prison…MORE

Ashley Judd says she’s not part of Harvey Weinstein’s $44 million settlement

Actress Ashley Judd will not be part of Harvey Weinstein’s $44 million settlement over his alleged sexual misconduct. She says she’ll see him in court. Judd sued the disgraced movie mogul for defamation last year, accusing him of derailing her career after she shunned his sexual advances in the 1990s. A day after the settlement…MORE

A 4-year-old boy was swept away by floodwaters while playing in Indiana

Indiana authorities are desperately searching for a 4-year-old boy who was swept away in a flooded creek after heavy rains hit the region. Catastrophic storms tore through the central US this week, unleashing flooding and tornadoes, and devastating parts of the region. Owen Jones was playing with his friends near Deer Creek in Delphi on…MORE

A special delivery, a life-saving offer and a gorgeous view

Life is one big journey, so depending on how you look at it, the end of one phase is really just the beginning of another. Around this time of year, we tend to think of graduation, which marks the end of one school era and the beginning of the next step along the winding, no-speed-limit-signs…MORE

Flour sold at Aldi recalled after 17 people in 8 states get sick

The discount supermarket chain Aldi recalled 5-pound bags of its Baker’s Corner All-Purpose Flour on Thursday because they may be contaminated with E. coli. Seventeen people have been reported being sick in eight states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Three of those people have been hospitalized. People interviewed by the CDC…MORE