South Florida Judge Merrilee Ehrlich (left and center) resigned on Friday after being recorded berating wheelchair-bound Sandra Faye Twiggs (right, at the top) who was having trouble breathing and died three days later. Twiggs, 59, was in custody facing misdemeanor domestic violence charges for a family dispute with her 19-year-old daughter, Michelle Ballard. Twiggs suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and had trouble getting medication while in custody, but the judge wouldn't listen. She was found dead in her bed by her sister, Anna Twiggs, on Wednesday, who felt the encounter with the judge contributed to her sister's passing. Anna Twiggs is pictured bottom right, crying on the shoulder of another one of Sandra Faye Twiggs’ loved ones.
'You are delicious': The Sixth Sense actress reveals how Smallville star Allison Mack 'tried to recruit her into cult which forced women to have sex with its leader and branded them with his initials'
Samia Shoaib, 47, (top) claimed Allison Mack, 35, (bottom left) tried to lure her into the twisted Nxivm sex slave cult by sending her begging emails asking for them to meet up. The pair met twice in one month, and during their conversations Shoaib says Mack encouraged her to join a Nxivm-affiliated women's group call JNess. Mack was arrested on Friday on charges of sex trafficking for recruiting women to the purported self-help group in which they were forced to have sex with its leader, Keith Raniere, 57, (bottom right) according to prosecutors. Shoaib refused to join. The actress insisted she did not pick up any 'sexual vibes' from Mack, but remembers one email sent after their last dinner together which read: 'Thank you for last night! I had a lovely time with you and [your friend]. You are both delicious women.'
Salute to hatred: Black-clad neo-Nazis hold a shocking swastika burning ritual in Georgia after earlier clashing with antifa protesters 40 miles away during rally celebrating Hitler's birthday
Saturday's swastika burning (pictured) took place several hours after a rally in Newnan, George, which passed off without violence despite the presence of hundreds of armed antifa protesters. Black-clad members of the National Socialist Movement stood in front of the burnt swastikas while raising their arms in a massed Hitler salute. Newnan, which is about 40 miles west of the state's capital, permitted the National Socialist Movement to host a rally from 3 to 5pm on Saturday to celebrate Adolph Hitler's birthday.
Flying solo! Melania poses with Texas law enforcement and shares touching message about 'fearless first lady' Barbara Bush after attending funeral on behalf of her husband
Melania Trump thanked Texas law enforcement for keeping everyone safe as they traveled to Houston to say their final goodbyes to Barbara Bush. who was laid to rest in an emotional ceremony on Saturday. The first lady took to Instagram to share a photo of her posing with dozens of officers and military personnel, writing in the caption: 'Thank you to Texas law enforcement for ensuring the safety of everyone today'. Trump, who attended the services without husband President Donald Trump, also posted a photo from the order of service. 'It was my honor to travel to Houston to give my respects to Barbara Bush and the remarkable life she led as a mother, wife, and fearless First Lady,' she wrote.
George's tears for Barbara: Bush breaks down at his wife's funeral as Jeb reads their love letters during touching eulogy in front of his family and guests including Melania, the Clintons and the Obamas
One of only two women in the history of the United States to have bother her husband and son elected president will be laid to rest on Saturday in Texas. The funeral of Barbara Bush will be held a small and private affair, with the ceremony set to begin around 11am at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston. Among those in attendance with be her husband of 73 years and the 41st president of the United States George H. W. Bush, her oldest son and the 43rd president of the United States George W. Bush and current first lady Melania Trump. Three eulogies will be delivered during the service from Mrs. Bush's close friend Susan Baker, presidential historian Jon Meacham and her son and former Florida governor Jeb Bush.
Melania Trump smiles as she shares a touching moment with Barack Obama at Barbara Bush's funeral - but pays no attention to Hillary and Bill Clinton
Video of Barbara Bush's funeral service proceedings on Saturday show former President Barack Obama share a light-hearted moment with First Lady Melania Trump. Melania was on her own for the funeral as President Donald Trump was in Palm Beach. 'What a beautiful tribute to a wonderful woman who lived for God, family and country,' she said in a Twitter post on Saturday.
NEW The group of 50 Central American migrants who set out from southern Mexico in late March arrived in Tijuana, Mexico on Wednesday, after splintering off from the original caravan of 1,500. Meanwhile, another group of about 500 caravan members (left, top right) has jumped a freight train headed north toward the border. The splinter groups headed toward the US have been undeterred by President Donald Trump's threat to deploy the National Guard along the border (bottom right), after Trump called California's contribution to the mission a 'charade'.
'I was tired of the drama. I couldn’t trust Art any more. He let us all down': Paul Simon on the toxic truth behind his lifelong feud with Art Garfunkel
When the celebrated duo Simon & Garfunkel re-united in 1993 for a series of shows in their home town of New York the ten-night run – given the name Event of a Lifetime – sold out so quickly that the pair added 14 more dates. However, things went rapidly downhill after the opening night, when a newspaper reviewer praised Simon but wrote that ‘Mr Garfunkel turned out to be just one of a large supporting cast of Mr Simon’s collaborators and fellow singers’.
Florida school shooter, 19, is denied bond at first court appearance as it's revealed he said 'I am mentally ill, I want to go to jail' when he surrendered
Suspect Florida gunman Sky Bouche, 19, made his first court appearance Saturday and was denied bail due to the nature of his charges that span terrorism and aggravated assault with a firearm. On Friday he went to his old school and opened fire, injuring a 17-year-old student. He surrendered to one of his former teachers and said he wanted to be jailed and 'I am mentally ill'. A detective report reveals that he said he wanted to 'inflict fear in students' but he did not intend to kill anyone. He is due back in court on May 22.
Pippa Middleton, 34, 'expecting her first child' a year after marrying James Matthews: Sister Kate 'delighted' after 'hearing of 12-week scan' following family's struggle over father-in-law accused of rape
Pippa Middleton is pregnant, it has been reported. The younger sister of the Duchess of Cambridge and her husband James Matthews are said to be expecting their first child. She reportedly had a 12-week scan last week and have apparently revealed the news to family and friends. The couple, who married last year, are said to be 'overjoyed'. The Duchess of Cambridge 'could not have been more delighted' when she heard the news, it is reported. It comes after a tough few weeks for the family following allegations of rape against her father-in-law David Matthews. He strenuously denies them, calling the claims 'untrue and scandalous'.
True blue! Meghan dazzles in $1,600 Stella McCartney cape dress as she and Harry join the Queen at the Royal Albert Hall for concert celebrating her 92nd birthday
Queen Elizabeth II is marking her 92nd birthday with a Saturday night concert in London featuring British singers such as Sting, Tom Jones and Jamie Cullum. Kylie Minogue, Shaggy and Craig David also are set to perform for the 'Queen's Birthday Party' at Royal Albert Hall. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were among the first to be pictured arriving at the London venue this evening. Earlier in the day, honorary gun salutes were staged in Hyde Park, the Tower of London and in Windsor to mark the occasion.
Barack Obama and wife Michelle send a letter to their daughter's posh British boyfriend as they warn him about the attention her famous name might bring him
GIRL ABOUT TOWN: The Obamas are said to be concerned about the attention their daughter’s famous name might bring upon Rory Farquharson – a former head boy at top public school Rugby – and his family. But they needn’t worry too much. My high-society informants tell me that Rory’s parents, Charles and Catherine – who live in a $2.2million house in Suffolk, UK – are telling anyone who will listen about their son’s exciting correspondence from the former US President.
'I've been there... I don’t know many men who can keep their zippers up': Ivana sympathizes with Vanessa over her son Don Jr's 'affair' and says her ex-husband should just 'play golf' rather than run again
President Donald Trump 's first wife, Ivana Trump (left), has said she doesn't think he should run for re-election in 2020 as she revealed she sympathizes with her son's ex over cheating allegations. 'Donald is going to be 74, 73 for the next [election] and maybe he should just go and play golf and enjoy his fortune,' Ivanka, 69, said. 'I don't think its necessary.' She also revealed it was her who told Trump about his daughter-in-law's fining for divorce from Donald, Jr in March. '[The cheating was] a long time ago now, so I think Vanessa knew it all along and maybe she just couldn’t get over the hurt to forgive him,' Ivana said, of allegations that her son cheated on his wife Vanessa (pictured together right) with Aubrey O'Day while she was a contestant on The Celebrity Apprentice. 'But I honestly don’t know that many men who can keep their zippers up,' she added, noting that the news struck a chord with her, as she found out Trump (inset) cheated on her from a New York Post columnist at a party.
'I hope he is in a better place': Mike Myers leads tributes to Austin Powers co-star Verne Troyer after 'suicidal' Mini-Me actor passes away following a long battle with depression
Verne Troyer, actor who played Mini-Me in the Austin Powers films, dies aged 49. His family announced on his personal Facebook Saturday afternoon that he died. 'It is with great sadness and incredibly heavy hearts to write that Verne passed away today', they said. His death comes after earlier this month he was rushed to the emergency room when his friend called 911 saying the actor was 'drunk and suicidal'. The actor then got his big break in show business when he was cast in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me in 1999 as Mini-Me.
Former Texas education official trolls Ivy League-bound biracial and black seniors asking them if they got into top colleges based on 'merit or quota'
California high school senior Drake Johnson, 18, announced he was Harvard-bound on Wednesday. However he was soon after trolled by a former Texas Board of Education employee who said: 'Congrats. Were you admitted on merit or quota?' The message insinuated that the teen won a seat at the Ivy League based on his race rather than his credentials. The teen swiftly replied with a list of his accomplishments spanning being class president, valedictorian, and a cheerleading champion. Drake is just one of several students that Clayton has seemingly targeted, asking the same question.
The ultimate INSIDER guide to New York: From sensational steakhouses to the coolest cocktail bars, locals reveal the Big Apple's hidden secrets
Getting to grips with New York City and all it has to offer is a daunting task for a local, let alone a tourist. That's why two local writers decided to uncover a whole host of the Big Apple's hidden attractions - 500 in all. In The 500 Hidden Secrets of New York, Michiel Vos and Ellen Swandiak dispense their insider knowledge, revealing everything from the best brunch spots to techniques for mingling with New Yorkers. Here MailOnline Travel picks out some of its favourite sections from the book, from hipster hotspots to sensational steakhouses.
Kanye West's tweets admiring controversial YouTuber Candace Owens sparks angry backlash and accusations that he is a 'Black Donald Trump'
Kanye West (left) appeared to endorse YouTube personality Candace Owen (right), a woman who is known for her controversial views on racism. 'I love the way Candace Owens thinks,' he said on Saturday morning (inset). Conservative figures like Roseanne Barr took to the social media site to give their support for the pairing. But a vast majority of people on Twitter shared controversial work of Owens and labeled Kanye as a 'Black Donald Trump'.
Mellon's missing millions: He blew his family's fortune on drugs and fast living then made $1billion back with one last gamble. Now he's dead, the money's vanished and friends are whispering: Was Matthew murdered?
Matthew Mellow (left with second wife Hanley, right with first wife Tamara, inset with friend Lady Victoria Hervey), 54, died in Cancun, Mexico, last Monday. His family said he died of a heart attack, but those closest to him fear something more sinister may have befallen the handsome father of three. 'People are whispering about whether he was murdered for his cryptocurrency,' one of his close friends said last night. 'Hundreds of millions of dollars are missing, possibly for ever. Matthew always said "they" were out to get him. Perhaps he was right?' Mellon was worth an estimated $1 billion (£714 million) because of an extraordinary gamble in Ripple cryptocurrency -money similar to Bitcoin which exists only in the digital world.
Prince's original studio recording of 'Nothing Compares 2 U' that was made before the song turned Sinead O'Connor into a star is released for the first time
Prince's original studio recording of 'Nothing Compares 2 U' was recorded in 1984 at Flying Cloud Drive in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, according to his estate. The musician originally wrote the song for himself but was then gave it to the Family, the jazz-funk band he put together in the 80s. His estate released the track from the artist's vault which contains thousands of recordings that were never released. Included in the video release was footage from Prince and The Revolution that summer.
Are Bristol and Dakota back together? Palin shares sweet snap of him and changes her last name back to Meyer on Instagram while he posts videos of the kids three months after veteran filed for divorce
Bristol Palin and husband Dakota Meyer are seemingly giving their marriage another shot. The couple, who wed in 2016 and have two daughters together, look to have reconciled - just three months after Meyer filed for divorce. Palin hinted at the reunion Saturday sharing a sweet family photo of Meyer with their two-year-old daughter Sailor and her nine-year-old son Tripp. 'Thankful for you,' Palin captioned the photo, adding a heart emoji and tagging her husband in the post.
White Sox reliever is in critical condition after suffering a brain hemorrhage moments after pitching
Danny Farquhar, 31, got two outs in the top of the sixth on Friday night against Houston, and fainted moments later after returning to the dugout at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago. Farquhar was helped by team medical personnel and on-site EMTs. He regained consciousness before he was taken to a hospital by ambulance. The White Sox announced Saturday that additional testing revealed the brain hemorrhage was caused by a ruptured aneurysm.
Morbidly obese Indian sisters aged eight and six who weigh 22 stone between them finally get life-saving gastric band operation
Yogita, eight, and sister Amisha,six, have finally had surgery on their stomachs to lose weight thanks to the kindness of an Indian surgeon. The pair are pictured after surgery at the Asian Bariatrics Clinic, in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, western India after bariatric surgery performed by Dr Mahendra Narwaria . They have already lost over a stone in weight and their breathing has improved. Yogita and Amisha used to devour a heavy breakfast of chapatis (Indian bread), and six bananas and eight chapatis, half kilogram of rice and three bowls of curry for lunch and dinner as well as six packets of crisps, five packets of biscuits, a dozen bananas, a litre of milk, and a litre of Coke every day. Three years ago father Rameshbhai was on the verge of selling one of his kidneys to afford medical help for his daughters. He said: 'Now, thanks to Dr Narwaria, my girls have hope. They now have a chance at living a better future.'
It was the worst day of my life: Son whose mother was shot dead by her husband's mistress dressed a 'killer clown' in 1990 gives emotional interview
The son of a woman murdered in 1990 by a clown in the doorway of her Florida home describes the terror he felt that day, after police say they have caught the killer. Marlene Warren (right) was 40 when she was shot dead. When she first answered the door, was excited to see the colorful clown with flowers and balloons, but then she saw the gun. 'Oh how pretty,' John Ahrens (left) told 48Hours, he heard his mother say on that fateful day in May. Then he heard a bang. Just hours before the shooting, officers received an anonymous tip from a female caller urging them to look into Warren's husband. That tipster also mentioned Mike's employee, Sheila Keen (inset) now 54-years-old.
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Shocking moment ruthless pack of orcas attacks a mother gray whale, separating her from her baby before eating the calf
Sanctuary cruises in Monterey Bay, California, witnessed the attack Wednesday. A hunting pod of at least four orcas separated the two gray whales from each other. Once the mother whale was away for her baby, the orcas ate the calf for food. Orca whales, also known as killer whales, are some of the most dangerous predators to roam the ocean. The whales can weight up to 11 tons and sports a mouth full of dangerously sharp teeth.
What are these mysterious ice circles in the Arctic? NASA scientist photographs mysterious formations near the north pole
NASA has spotted mysterious circles in the Arctic Sea during their annual flights over the earth's polar regions. Operation IceBridge is currently on its tenth year making the flights over the poles, which are made in an effort to map the regions' land and sea ice and predict its response to climate change. While flying over the eastern Beaufort Sea on April 14, scientist John Sonntag noticed there was something on the ice he had never seen before and took a photo from the window of the P-3 research plane. The circles were spotted about 50 miles northwest of Canada's Mackenzie River Delta, according to NASA. IceBridge project scientist Nathan Kurtz said the image shows an area of thin ice because you can see finger rafting near the holes and the gray color, which indicates little snow cover. Kurtz said he's never seen anything like the circles in the ice and isn't sure what could cause the semi-circle shaped features surrounding the holes. One of NASA's theories is that seals gnawed out the holes to make space so they can surface. Another possibility is the holes were caused by convection.
The Grrreat escape: Runaway pet Drogo defies all efforts to catch him including a sirloin steak and a 'honey trap' as he remains on the loose SEVEN months later
When their new dog ran off at the start of a walk, the Campbell family hoped catching him would be a quick and easy enough task. Seven months on, the hunt for their runaway pet has become a quest of epic proportions involving everything from remote wildlife cameras to traps baited with sardines and old T-shirts. The Campbells rehomed the German shepherd cross – calling him Drogo after a character in TV’s Game of Thrones – from a rescue center in Bosnia last year after seeing an advertisement online. The year-old dog went to live with them on the Isle of Arran, Scotland, but escaped from their car in September.
Eight thousand people take part in 'world-record breaking taekwondo display' in South Korea...smashing the previous effort of just 1,152
These stunning photos show eight thousand people who claim to have taking part in a world-record breaking display of taekwondo (pictured left and right) that smashed the previous record. The photos were taken in Seoul, South Korea and show eight thousands enthusiasts performing a series of synchronised moves. The participants are a range of ages and seem to incorporate both experienced practitioners and young children new to taekwondo, while air aerobics teams flew overhead in celebration.
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