LONDON - Charlie Gard, a British baby who became the subject of a bitter dispute between his parents and doctors over whether he should be taken to the United States for experimental treatment, has died, local media said on Friday. The 11-month-old baby suffered from an extremely rare genetic condition causing progressive brain damage and muscle weakness, and his parents' long struggle to save him drew an international outpouring of sympathy, including from U.S. President Donald Trump and Pope Francis.
Justin Bieber accidentally hit a photographer with his truck after leaving a Beverly Hills church service, and the singer got out to help the man while waiting for emergency services to arrive. The photographer, who was not identified, suffered non-life threatening injuries in the accident on Wednesday night, Beverly Hills police said. The photographer later posted a video thanking the "Sorry" singer for his help. "He (Bieber) got out, he was compassionate. He's a good kid. Accidents happen," the photographer said in a video posted on celebrity website TMZ.
LONDON - Charlie Gard will spend his final hours in a hospice before a ventilator that keeps him alive is turned off, a judge ruled on Thursday, after a harrowing legal battle that prompted a debate over who has the authority to decide the fate of a sick child.
WASHINGTON - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine General Joseph Dunford, said in a written message on Thursday to military leaders that there has been no change yet to the military's policy on transgender personnel, despite plans for a ban announced by President Donald Trump.
LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers are getting good at their on-field celebrations. They had another one Wednesday night after Justin Turner singled with two outs in the ninth inning to drive in Austin Barnes with the winning run in a 6-5 victory against the Minnesota Twins at Dodger Stadium. It was the eighth walk-off victory of the season for the Dodgers and finished off their 13th series sweep. "You know something is going to happen," Turner said. "You just don't know who it's going to be."
WASHINGTON - U.S. Congressman Steve Scalise, the No. 3 Republican leader in the House of Representatives who was shot and wounded last month, has been discharged from a hospital, the medical center said on Wednesday. The Louisiana lawmaker has made "excellent progress" in his recovery and is beginning a period of intensive rehabilitation after being released from MedStar Washington Hospital Center on Tuesday, MedStar said in a statement.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would not permit transgender people to serve in the U.S. military, citing "tremendous medical costs and disruption," an action condemned by critics as "raw prejudice" and a political stunt. It was not the first time Trump had targeted transgender people since taking office in January. The Republican president in February rescinded protections for transgender students put in place by his predecessor, Democrat Barack Obama, that had let them use bathrooms corresponding with their gender identity.
BELGRADE- Twelve-times grand slam champion Novak Djokovic will miss the rest of the tennis season, including next month's U.S. Open, to recover from a right elbow injury, the Serbian said on Wednesday. The 30-year-old posted a video statement on Facebook in which he said he had decided to let heal the injury which caused him to retire during his Wimbledon quarter-final against Czech Tomas Berdych earlier this month.
LOS ANGELES - Justin Turner is the redhead with the easy smile that belies the lethal bat. Corey Seager is the steady hand, Cody Bellinger the dashing newcomer, Alex Wood the confident understudy, and Kenley Jansen the man who turns out the lights, night after night. The star is Clayton Kershaw, and now is the time for the Dodgers to rally around their injured leading man.
LOS ANGELES - "The Simpsons" creator Matt Groening is swapping Springfield for a medieval kingdom in a new animated adult comedy series called "Disenchantment" for Netflix, the streaming platform said on Tuesday. "Disenchantment" will follow a princess named Bean, voiced by "Broad City" actress Abbi Jacobson, her friend Elfo (Nat Faxon) and her demon Luci (Eric Andre) in the crumbling kingdom of Dreamland, Netflix said. The series, which will debut ten episodes starting in 2018, will include creatures such as ogres, harpies, trolls and "lots of human fools."