3-Year-Old Cuts Long Locks To Help Others, Three-year-old Emily James’ favorite princess is Rapunzel. Born with a full head of golden brown hair, which continued to grow and grow, Emily loved her locks as much as she loves sparkly dresses and all things girly.
But in a recent video that has gone viral, Emily shows her real princess powers of compassion and kindness. With encouragement from her parents, Emily decided to cut her hair and donate it to those in need – children who lose their hair to cancer.
Emily’s parents, Amy and Richard James, are filmmakers who live in Ontario, Canada, with their three children. When it became clear that Emily’s long hair was becoming impractical to care for, Amy James recalled her own decision in high school to donate her hair to an organization that made wigs for cancer patients.
Obama To Russia: There Will Be ‘Costs’ For Ukraine, President Barack Obama is warning Russia “there will be costs” for any military maneuvers it launches in Ukraine, a move U.S. and Ukrainian officials say they believe to be already underway.
Officials say Obama may retaliate by canceling a trip to Russia this summer for an international summit and could also cut off trade discussions with Moscow. But it’s unclear whether those moves will have any impact on Russia’s calculus in Ukraine, which is at the center of what many see as a tug of war between East and West.
“Any violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity would be deeply destabilizing,” Obama declared Friday in a statement from the White House. Such action by Russia would represent a “profound interference” in matters that must be decided by the Ukrainian people, he said.
Bush: Shaving Head Was ‘Right Thing To Do’ – The former president, who lost his own daughter to leukemia decades ago, spoke to his granddaughter, TODAY’s Jenna Bush Hager, about shaving his head in honor of a little boy with leukemia, saying he hoped to bring “a little happiness” to the toddler.
Former President George H. W. Bush made headlines earlier this week when he shaved his head in support of a little boy battling leukemia.
Plague Squirrel Sparks Fears – Campgrounds in the Angeles National Forest have been shut down for at least a week after a squirrel was found there infected with plague bacteria, according to Los Angeles County health officials.
While the critters may be cute, county and U.S. Forest Service officials have cautioned there’s nothing adorable about the plague, and have ordered visitors out of sections of the Table Mountain Campgrounds in Wrightwood, Calif., northeast of Los Angeles, NBC Los Angeles reported.
The areas have been closed since 1 p.m. on Wednesday, after a single squirrel trapped on July 16 tested positive for the plague. No people are believed to have been infected by the disease, which travels to human beings through bites by infected fleas, according to a health department spokesman.
TSA Seizes Gun-Shaped Heels – With all the hassle of getting through lines and security checkpoints at the airport to begin with, you wouldn’t think anyone would want to delay the process further by doing anything even remotely risky.
But one woman put her wardrobe to the test last week with the TSA. According to the Daily Beast, a woman had her black patent-leather pump shoes taken away from her at LaGuardia airport last week. Why? Because the heels of the shoe were designed to resemble guns. No, the gun shoes weren’t dangerous. But they were indeed a fashion risk gone wrong. So she agreed to take them off and walked through security barefoot. After the incident, the Daily Beast reports that the TSA tweeted a photo of the gun heels with the saying “Also, what not to wear at #LGA checkpoint.”
Liberty Ross Rupert Sanders, Liberty posed on the red carpet Aug. 22 next without her wedding ring, and now a source confirms she’s ‘still processing’ what to do about her marriage. Liberty Ross walked the red carpet on Aug. 22 for the first time since news broke that her husband Rupert Sanders was having an affair with Kristen Stewart. The British model looked stunning in her silky ensemble, however there was one noticeable accessory missing – her wedding ring.
Los Angeles might seem to be the nation’s capital for gridlock, but according to Inrix, a provider of traffic data and information, the City Of Angels doesn’t have the worst traffic in the United States.
President Barack Obama faced unlikely challenges in two Southern state primaries Tuesday, though the results won’t pose any threat to his status as the Democratic presidential nominee, and both states are expected to vote solidly Republican in November’s general election.
J.P. Morgan Chase JPM +0.25% & Co. has been holding discussions with U.K. regulators about the roughly $2 billion of trading losses incurred by the giant bank’s investment office, according to people familiar with the matter.
President Barack Obama ended a long period of equivocation on the subject of same-sex marriage on Wednesday, telling ABC News he supports it. He becomes the first sitting president to voice his support of gay marriage.
Twenty-six rural West River communities will not lose their post offices as once feared, but could see a cut in daily hours, the U.S. Postal Service announced Wednesday. Other post offices never in danger of closing could have daily hours slashed as well under a new plan.
Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh’s latest jab at the National Organization for Women has attracted more Facebook â€œlikesâ€ in 24 hours than NOW’s main page has collected in a little under four years.