Bride of ISIS: From ‘happily ever after’ to hell

April 26, 2017

(CNN)Islam and Ahmed met online, looking for their “happily ever after” through a Muslim dating site. Fast forward four years — and three husbands – and she and her two small children are caught in limbo in northern Syria. Islam Mitat is from Morocco; Ahmed Khalil was originally from Kabul in Afghanistan, but had moved to the UK and become a British citizen by the time they met on Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH Replay More …


Ivanka Trump heads to Berlin to work on special relationship

April 26, 2017

Berlin (CNN)It could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship, after all. In the wake of a mid-March White House visit characterized by awkward moments — President Donald Trump apparently declined to shake German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s hand in the Oval Office and he made an uncomfortable joke about wiretapping on live television — his most trusted adviser, daughter Ivanka Trump, is on her way to Germany. Ivanka Trump’s Berlin trip features a jam-packed Tuesday, …


Fresno hate crime suspect describes anger toward white men

April 25, 2017

(CNN)A black man accused of fatally shooting three white men in what police are calling a hate crime said that he “snapped” after thinking “about all the injustice and the atrocities that my people go through.” Kori Ali Muhammad, 39, allegedly shot at the men at random in downtown Fresno, California on April 18. At the time, Muhammad was already wanted by police in the fatal shooting of Carl Williams, a 25-year-old unarmed security guard, on April 13, police said. …


Around the world in seven years… on a bike – BBC News

April 23, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLeigh Timmis ran out of money. But he didn’t go home. He kept cycling. Leigh Timmis has been cycling around the world since 2010 – and on Saturday he’s coming home. His seven years in the saddle have seen him confront a mountain lion and sing to a bear, all on a globetrotting budget of 5 (6.40) a day. As he reaches the final leg of his journey home to Derby, Leigh, 35, thinks back over the previous 43,000 miles …


The icing on the cake – BBC News

April 22, 2017

… Elora’s mum made the cake and bought balloon, pompoms and a dress Lisa thinks 800 was a lot to spend on a birthday, but she says: “If you have 800 to spare then who am I to judge? “Our daughter, Elora, loved her first birthday. We used a professional photographer and it cost us 40 for the session, including 10 images. “I made the cake myself, bought balloons and pom-poms and a dress and it all cost under 80. “I think a cake smash is a wonderful way to celebrate …


Melissa Etheridge smokes weed with her adult kids

April 19, 2017

(CNN)Melissa Etheridge has gotten high with a little help from her family. The singer has revealed she has smoked marijuana with her 20-year-old daughter, Bailey Jean, and 18-year-old son, Beckett. “It was funny at first, and then they realized it’s very natural [at the] end of the day,” Etheridge recently told Yahoo. “It brings you closer. I’d much rather have a smoke with my grown kids than a drink.” …


Trump’s Secretary of Everything: Jared Kushner

April 4, 2017

(CNN)As Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, descended into Baghdad on Monday, the highest-profile passenger aboard his military aircraft was neither a seasoned Iraq hand nor even someone who’d visited the country before. It was Jared Kushner, the 36-year-old commercial real estate magnate, whose marriage to President Donald Trump’s eldest daughter has thrust the otherwise inexperienced diplomat into the center of US foreign relations — and …


Co-sleeping: ‘My baby died after we fell asleep on the sofa’ – BBC News

March 29, 2017

Media captionDawn Barclay’s daughter, Fern, died in 2014 As many as half of all babies in England have slept in the same bed as their parents by the time they are six months old. But in some instances, it has resulted in tragedy. The Victoria Derbyshire programme has discovered that many parents who co-sleep are so fearful about being judged they are not telling health visitors about it. Experts say they are concerned that guidance on how to minimise the risks is not being passed on. Dawn …


Term-time holidays: Where most children were absent – BBC News

March 27, 2017

… url(; } Unauthorised absences Number of pupils missing one or more session of school 691,910 in 2014-15 Source: DfE Getty Images The figures cover 2015-2016. In May 2016 a father won a case at the High Court to overturn a 120 fine levied for taking his daughter to Florida during term time. Isle of Wight Council appealed against the verdict and Jon Platt’s case went …


In coach’s rant, a lesson for parents and athletes

March 23, 2017

(CNN)If you’ve been on Facebook this week, chances are you’ve seen someone share comments made by Geno Auriemma, coach of the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team. UConn hasn’t lost a game in more than two years and is in play for a fifth consecutive national title. Even after more than 30 years as head coach at UConn, Auriemma said that recruiting “enthusiastic kids is harder than it’s ever been.” In the video, he said that …


Police: Hunt continues for armed teacher who kidnapped student

March 20, 2017

… 1, and spoke to a woman who expressed regret that he had been “left in the dark,” promised to keep him informed of further findings and assured him there would be no more contact between his daughter and Cummins. Whatley wrote in his February 6 letter that since that February 1 call, Elizabeth had told her father she still had a class with Cummins, and her phone history indicated the two were still in contact. “If it is true that contact between this student and Mr. Cummins …