Shocking video from Saturday's graduation ceremony at the University of Florida shows a lecturer aggressively?yanking several minority students off the stage, sparking outrage by students, parents and alumni. They took to Twitter to say the man, who has not been named by the school, was discriminatory as he was only excessively forceful with black students.The University issues an apology to for the 'inappropriately aggressive' behavior
REVEALED: CIA Director nominee Gina Haspel tried to withdraw over her role in a secret prison where terror suspects were tortured, but backed down after the White House BEGGED her to remain
Gina Haspel (top) offered to withdraw her nomination, two senior administration officials said. Haspel was said to be concerned about debate over her involvement in the CIA's now-defunct program of detaining and interrogating terror suspects after 9/11. Democrats say she should be disqualified because she was the chief of base at a detention site in Thailand, where al-Qaeda suspect Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri (bottom left) was waterboarded (demonstration bottom right).?
Fountains of lava from?Hawaii's Kilauea volcano spew up to 230 FEET high, destroying dozens of homes and filling the air with toxic fumes?
Lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is being spewed 230 feet into the air - the height of a 23-story building -? as the number of homes destroyed climbs to 21. The eruption has forced nearly 2,000 people to evacuate given the sulfur dioxide gas threatening to harm anyone who remained in the area. No injuries have been reported but at least 21 homes were destroyed on Hawaii's Big Island when lava started shooting out of openings in the ground after being triggered by a?magnitude 6.9 earthquake last week.
How the playboy Prince (finally) grew up: In rare and candid on-the-record interviews, those who know Harry best explain how the wild royal has matured into a husband-to-be
Slumped in a chair with a gin and tonic in his hand, Prince Harry was speaking from the heart. 'The trouble is,' he said, 'I'm not like any other young man. It's difficult to be normal.' Harry was having a drink with General Sir Richard Dannatt and his wife Pippa in their Kensington Palace apartment. 'One's heart really went out to him,' says the former head of the Army, now Lord Dannatt, who has four children of his own, including a son who followed him into the Army.
Several diners are hurt and rushed to hospital after a car clips another vehicle, mounts the sidewalk in reverse and then crashes into a New York restaurant
A car crashed into Enzo's Ristorante in Mamaroneck around 8pm on Sunday night. Multiple diners inside the restaurant were hurt and had to be rushed to hospital. A wide section of the floor-to-ceiling windows of the restaurant were smashed in.
'I do have triggers... certain smells, light fixtures with chain pulls': Michelle Knight reveals how everyday things still bring back haunting memories of her 11 years in Ariel Castro's House of Horrors
Michelle Knight, one of three women held captive in Ariel Castro's Cleveland House of Horrors for more than a decade, has opened up about the struggles she continues to face five years after being freed. A somber Knight revealed she is sadly still reminded of the hell her captor put her through by everyday objects, smells and food. 'I do have triggers... certain smells. Light fixtures with chain pulls,' a somber Knight told NBC News this week.?
A taste for budget booze! Steve Mnuchin dresses down to visit Jared Kushner and takes along a $22 bottle of wine - despite being worth $300million
Mnuchin visited Kushner on Sunday with a bottle of the 2015 Arbalest Red Bordeaux Blend. He was also carrying his iPad and was dressed in jeans and a simple gray polo shirt. Kushner greeted him at a door with a hug and smiled when he saw the wine. It remains unknown what the occasion was but it has been a tough week for Kushner, who was recently called 'disposable' by Rudy Giuliani.
Man, 36, is arrested after he 'dressed as a woman and sexually assaulted a 14-year-old boy at gunpoint while his friend watched'
Javoris Phillips, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was charged with kidnapping and lewd and lascivious battery. Phillips and his friend - who is still at large - allegedly dressed as women to proposition the boy. When the boy tried to run away they allegedly attacked him, tied wrists together and dragged him behind an abandoned home. Phillips allegedly held a gun to his head and then performed oral sex on him during the August 2017 attack.
Mother of Waffle House victim gets a standing ovation as she walks across the stage at university commencement to accept her late daughter's diploma
A woman whose daughter was fatally shot at a Nashville Waffle House has accepted her diploma during a commencement ceremony. News outlets report Shirl Baker received a standing ovation as she walked across the stage in her daughter, DeEbony Groves' place Saturday at Belmont University. Belmont University President?Robert Fisher said at the ceremony: 'Almost two weeks ago, our community suffered an unimaginable loss.
Meghan Markle the Style Princess: Why Prince Harry's fiancée is now the most powerful woman in fashion
Mere seconds after Meghan Markle steps out of a car, one stiletto-clad foot after the other, she sets in motion an extraordinary chain reaction across the globe. Fashion bloggers frantically identify every garment she’s wearing — from her jeans to her jewellery — ringing designers, ateliers and stores from Cardiff to Canada. Once those details are posted online, shops, from exclusive Stella McCartney to Marks & Spencer, are bombarded by shoppers desperate to get Meghan’s look.
Dog owner shoots hilarious footage of her playful pup playing hide and seek to avoid having to go back inside the house
An adorable video captured a playful pup named Tasha hiding behind a large flower pot and popping up when her owner closes the door and she thinks the coast is clear. The video was taken by Kelly Davenport Jackson in Rossford, Ohio, and posted to Storyful on Saturday.
Oh say CAN you sing? Lady Antebellum messes up the national anthem at a Nashville Predators playoff game, and the players and supporters can't stop laughing?
Guitarist Charles Kelly accidentally skipped a line before the lyrics 'were so gallantly streaming' and only realized his mistake when lead vocalist Hillary Scott began singing the correct words. Players on the rink as well as the crowd couldn't help but laugh at the flub. The band has since taken the error in stride, tweeting 'Welp, we're human too' afterwards.
New York's iconic Plaza Hotel, where a young Macauley Culkin famously bumped into Donald Trump in Home Alone 2, sells for $600million to a Dubai-based investor
The Plaza Hotel in New York City was sold for $600million this week to Dubai-based investor Shahal Khan, inset, who hopes to open another hotel under the brand in the United Arab Emirates by 2020. The historic hotel on Fifth Avenue in NYC has appeared in numerous movies including Home Alone 2 (bottom right) and is frequented by the rich and famous including several US presidents, costing nearly $1,000 per night.
Yadier Molina was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Sunday. The Cardinals said the eight-time All-Star is projected to miss at least four weeks with what the team called a 'pelvic injury with traumatic hematoma.' Molina left Saturday's game against the Chicago Cubs in the eighth inning after being hit in the groin when Kris Bryant a tipped 102-mph pitch from reliever Jordan Hicks. 'That was a bad one, and those ones don't necessarily felt better (the next day),' St. Louis manager Mike Matheny said after the game.
They're ace! Heroic teen tennis champions lift a TRUCK off a man in a highway accident on their way home from claiming their titles?
Members of a Georgia high school tennis team became heroes when they lifted a truck off a man involved in an accident. The Rockmart High School's team (inset) celebrated their victory at the Elite Eight tournament, but as they were were heading home from the competition on Georgia's Highway 27 on Tuesday, an accident happened just in front of their bus, according to Fox5Atlanta. A pickup truck swerved and ended up in a ditch with a car also flipping over. A man was being crushed under the truck (main, with tennis players attending).
Living in the lap of New York luxury! Manhattan penthouse with a built-in spa and swimming pool hits the market for $59million
A Tribeca penthouse located at One Hundred Barclay has gone on sale for $59million. The 14,500-square-feet apartment offers views of the One World Trade Center and the Empire State building. The extravagant home spans two floors on the building's 32nd and 33rd floors. The historic Art Deco building also offers amenities such as a heated pool, spa, exercise room and terrace.
Dame Joan Collins, 84, reveals her top tip for 'lasting marriage' after finding love with FIFTH husband Percy Gibson, 53
She married her fifth husband?during an intimate wedding at?Claridge's Hotel, Mayfair, in February 2002. And?Dame Joan Collins, 84, has revealed her top tip for 'lasting marriage' to Hello! Magazine after tying the knot sixteen years ago with husband Percy Gibson, 53. Talking to the publication, the legendary actress opened up about her fifth marriage and the reason that it works is because they 'really support each other'.
Terrifying moment a cleaning lift is tossed around violently by high winds and repeatedly crashes into a Toronto high-rise
Forceful winds have born down on Toronto, wreaking havoc and claiming lives since Friday, and now in frightening footage, a cleaning lift (pictured) is tossed about like a erector set against the building. The scene unfolded Friday when what appeared to be a loose lift starting whipping around with the wind. First, it bounces just out of sight towards the back of the building, crashing into a terrace, before being dragged by the wind to the front of the building.? The lift slams repeatedly into the front glass of the high rise, precariously dangling, while also crashing into a second secured cleaning lift.
'This will be a fragment of normality':? Parkland survivors have their first prom since the school massacre, with 17 seconds of silence to remember those who were killed
About 850 students attended the special night at?Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort. Donations poured in for music, food, and decorations, making the tickets only $30. Pictures of the four seniors who were killed were also displayed at the dance and butterflies were released from the roof as a final tribute at the end of the night.
The Grand Canyon that opened up overnight: Huge sinkhole caused by up to 100 years of rainfall shocks New Zealand - and it could be the country’s biggest ever
The cavernous hole, the size of two football fields and as deep as a six-storey building, last week opened up in the ground next to where dairy cows graze, near Rotorua. Vulcanologist Brad Scott said recent heavy rain was likely to have opened up the underground cavity at Earthquake Flat, 15km from the North Island tourist city known for its hot springs. 'The cavity would have been present from all the rainfall events over the last 40, 50, 100 years,' he told the ABC after visiting the farm. 'The largest I've seen prior to this would be about a third of the size of this, so this is really big.'
Princess Beatrice stuns in floral dipped hem dress as she joins stylish sister Eugenie at Poppy Delevingne's bash in New York
She's known for showing off her?sartorial prowess at high-profile events. And Princess Beatrice displayed her fashion-forward ways once again as she attended Poppy?Delevingne's bash with her sister Princess Eugenie in New York City's Milk Studios on Saturday evening. The eldest daughter of Sarah Ferguson and the?Duke of York, 29, looked every inch the style maven as she slipped into a floral print dress, which featured semi-sheer sleeves.
Startled man recovering from a hip operation is forced to climb over equipment when startled by a BEAR in his yard
This is the unfortunate moment a man who just underwent hip surgery scrambled to get to safety after spotting a black bear in his yard. The man,?Dave Ellison, had been doing some yard work with his cane in hand on April 28, CCTV footage from outside his home in?Arnold, California shows. Ellison is seen walking around his house before he gets to the driveway and turns around to find a black bear playfully peeking out from behind a tree.?
Texas massacre town breaks ground on a new church, exactly six months after mass shooting claimed the lives of 26 people
Sherri Pomeroy of First Baptist Church says Saturday's groundbreaking (top right) was held on the six-month anniversary of the deadliest mass shooting in Texas history to 'celebrate the lives that our friends and family lived.' 'We purposefully planned this groundbreaking on today's date, to help us remember to celebrate the lives that our friends and family lived, not to dwell on the manner in which they died,' Pomeroy said. Pomeroy's husband Frank (main) is the pastor of the church where Devin Patrick Kelley (inset) opened fire on November 5, killing 26 before he was himself gunned down by hero bystanders. The new church (concept bottom right) will have two turrets, one with a bell and one with a light.
Seeing double? Candid photos capture famous actors relaxing with the men and woman who perform their death-defying stunts
They are the unknown men and women who bring your favorite action movies to life. Celebrities often call upon their stunt doubles to perform their most dangerous scenes. Due to the uncanny resemblance to their celebrity counterparts and their matching costumes, you might think you're seeing double. Take a look at these actors and actresses photographed with their doubles on set and see if you can tell them apart. (Pictured. clockwise from left: Tom Hardy and his his body double Jacob Tomburi; Michael Douglas and his body double Mike Runyard; and Jennifer Lopez with an unnamed body double).
Cops bust a move on the dance floor at a high school prom after escorting special needs students to their big night in Florida
On Saturday night 10 officers in Boynton Beach got dressed to the nines before picking up their dates from John I. Leonard High School. The idea came from a retired officer whose wife is a special education teacher. The department documented all of the festivities on their Twitter page, and videos of the officers hitting the dance floor have gone viral.
Feliks Zemdegs, 22, is a 'speedcuber' from Australia who participated in the Cube for Cambodia 2018 event on Saturday in Melbourne. A video shows Zemdegs' joyous reaction to breaking the record. Zumdegs is a member of the World Cube Association and has nearly 300,000 subscribers on YouTube and more than 90,000 followers on Facebook.
The hot handler! Kardashian fans go crazy for Kylie Jenner's handsome bodyguard - and his resemblance to three-month-old Stormi has sparked some wild fan theories?
Tim Chung has been spotted working security detail for the Kardashian family, and specifically Kylie, numerous times over the years. The Los Angeles-based hunk also makes his living as an LAPD cop and part-time model - and also boasts more than 430,000 Instagram followers. Recent photos of Kylie's daughter Stormi have sparked over-the-top fan theories that Tim could be the baby's real father.
Passengers on a flight from Newark to Toronto had a landing to remember on Friday night, as strong winds forced the aircraft from side to side.? Video captured by 680 News?shows the plane lowering, but being pushed around and tilted by winds that hit up to 120 km/h.? The plane took two attempts to land, with the pilot needing to abort the first as it was too dangerous.?The high winds in Canada on Friday killed three, and plunged 200,000 homes into darkness as electrical wires fell.
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