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Obama meets with Prince Harry in London

Former President Barack Obama was welcomed to London’s Kensington Palace by Prince Harry on Saturday, CNN reported.

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"They discussed a range of shared interests including support for veterans, mental health, conservation, empowering young people and the work of their respective foundations," Kensington Palace said in a statement.

They also discussed the terrorist attack in Manchester, the statement said.

Obama played golf in Scotland before visiting the prince. He also stopped in Berlin, where met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Obama said he was “heartbroken” by the tragedy in Manchester, CNN reported.

"To all the families who have been affected, to all those who are still recovering, to those who have lost loved ones, it's unimaginable to think about the cruelty and the violence that the city of Manchester has suffered," he said.

Jet owned by Elvis fetches $430,000 at auction

A red 1962 Lockheed Jetstar private jet once owned by Elvis Presley sold for $430,000 at a California auction featuring celebrity memorabilia on Saturday.

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The plane had been sitting on a New Mexico tarmac for 35 years before it was consigned for sale, GWS Auctions said. It was owned by Presley and his father, Vernon, according to Liveauctioneers.com.

The buyer was not disclosed, and auctioneer Brigitte Kruse told The Associated Press that she could not immediately release information about the buyer or the buyer’s plans for the plane.

GWS Auctions said Presley designed the interior of the plane, which sports gold-tone woodwork, red velvet seats, and red shag carpet. The jet no longer has an engine and its cockpit needs repair. Privately owned for the past 35 years, the jet has been sitting on a tarmac in Roswell, N.M., the auction house said. 

Man causes delay of TV newscast in New Mexico

Saturday night’s newscast at a New Mexico television station was delayed when a man attempted to break into the facility, station officials said.

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On its Facebook pace, KOB in Albuquerque apologized for the delay. Just before 10 p.m., a man began pounding on the front door of the station. Officials called the police, but in the meantime the man gained access to the lot located behind the station, KOB reported.

The man then began hitting the back door. The telecast was delayed until the members of the Albuquerque Police Department arrived and took the man into custody, the station said.

101-year-old Alabama man gets high school diploma

Thursday night’s graduation ceremony at an Alabama high school included a man who finally earned his diploma after 84 years. At 101 years old, John Presley Motes graduated with Goshen High School’s Class of 2017, but he is older than his classmates — and also older than the school officials who handed him his diploma.

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Motes was born in Pike County, Alabama, on Sept. 10, 1915, according to his World War II draft card information. He grew up in the Goshen area and should have graduated in 1933, but he had to drop out of school because of a health condition, WFSA reported.

When he turned 18, he joined the Air Force as an engineer.

“He was smart as a whip,” Motes’ wife, Bettye Motes, told WFSA. “He just never got a chance to graduate.”

About seven months ago, Motes’ children asked school officials at Goshen High School to see if their father could participate in Thursday’s ceremony.

“We asked the seniors if they would be willing to do it, and they were beside themselves excited,” Assistant Principal Anthony May told WFSA. “It was sprung on us, but we’re so glad it was.”

Motes did not want to go first in the procession. He wanted to go in the traditional alphabetical order. He received a standing ovation as he accepted his diploma, WFSA reported.

Motes wants to continue his education. His next move is to return to Mobile, where he now lives with his wife, and apply to the University of South Alabama in the fall, WFSA reported.

“I’m going to major in music,” Motes said.

Motes’ children said his goal is to live to be 107.

U2 makes post-concert stop at Whataburger in Houston 

After another grueling concert on the road, U2 can be forgiven for acting in mysterious ways. The Irish rock ’n’ roll band finished their show in Houston on Wednesday night and decided to eat at a local Whataburger, KDFW reported.

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After arriving, members of the band posed for photographs with some police officers, including Adam Clayton, who was wearing a kimono.

Larry Mullen Jr. also posed in the photo. A Twitter user, Boomcha, posted “Meanwhile at Whataburger,” along with a photo of the police posing with band members.

There were no photos of Bono or Edge, but perhaps they still hadn’t found what they were looking for inside the fast food restaurant.

$8 wine at Aldi wins prestigious award

The wine features ripe summer stone fruits, a generous acid palate and a crisp finish, sommeliers note.

It’s called “The Exquisite Collection Cotes de Provence Rosé” and it recently ranked as one of the best wines in the world when it earned a silver award at the International Wine Challenge.

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And it sells for about $8 at Aldi.

"We have been working closely with renowned winemaker Jean Claude Mas to change perceptions around French wine, which is often perceived as expensive and intimidating, so it is fantastic to see some of these products acknowledged as some of the best in the world," Tony Baines, manager of corporate buying for the grocery chain, told the Sun.

Pressure cooker at terminal prompts evacuation at Newark Airport

Newark Airport evacuated Terminal A after a pressure cooker was found in the terminal, according to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police.

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The bomb squad was called in to investigate.

Newark Airport says the package has been cleared, but passengers should expect delays.

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Woman shopped at Wal-Mart while children 2, 5, locked in trunk, police say

A woman locked her children in a car trunk Thursday while she shopped at Wal-Mart, police said.

Tori Lee Castillo, 39, was arrested and charged with child abuse after police found her children aged 2 and 5 locked in her car trunk, according to the Deseret News.

A witness called police after seeing Castillo put the children in the trunk. The children made noise and caused the vehicle to shake.

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"Several good Samaritans observed this and came to the aid of the children,” Lt. Casey Warren, of the Riverdale police, told the Deseret News.

Police instructed the children to pull the safety latch to open the trunk. Child and Family Services were contacted and placed the children with a responsible party.

Boy, 10, falls from slide at water park opening

A 10-year-old boy fell from a water slide Saturday at the opening of a $43 million water park.

After falling from the Emerald Plunge at The Wave at Emerald Glen Park, the boy was shaken, but walked off on his own power after receiving first aid rendered for a scratched shoulder.

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The ride, which drops riders at an 80-degree angle from the 48-foot-tall slide tower, and an adjacent water slide, were closed as officials investigate, according to the East Bay Times.

Manufacturer WhiteWater West Industries will inspect and assess the slide, officials told the East Bay Times. The slide had been tested numerous times and permitted through Cal-OSHA, said Dublin Assistant City Manager Linda Smith, who attended the opening.

“We’re not going to open it until we know what happened,” Smith said.

Adopted woman, 72, connects with long-lost sister

Toni Rosenberg has spent the past week chatting non-stop with her half-sister, Florence Serino, 82. After all, they have decades worth of memories to catch up on.

The two met for the first time May 16 at a crowded airport gate in Fort Lauderdale. Rosenberg, a Boca Raton resident who was given away as a newborn in a secretive “black market” adoption, tracked down Serino just last year.

“We both have big mouths,” Serino, who lives in Irvine, California, said with a laugh. The two have spent the past week shopping, eating and sharing memories, stories and photos of two families that, despite living on opposite sides of the country, are inextricably connected.

Rosenberg even learned that she had biological cousins living just miles from her in Boca Raton, she said. Serino introduced them.

“It’s crazy to think I had family right there,” said Rosenberg, the only child of her adoptive parents.

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The sisters have spent hours looking at old family photos, including ones of the pair’s biological mother Ilene Gallagher, which Serino brought with her from California.

“If you saw my mother walking down the street, you’d say immediately, ‘She must be related to Toni,’ ” Rosenberg said of her resemblance to Gallagher.

The union has brought immeasurable joy to Rosenberg and her family and friends, Rosenberg said.

But a sadness still lingers. Serino plans to fly back to California on Tuesday.

“All this time has gone by and we could’ve shared children and grandchildren,” Rosenberg said. “We could’ve had more years ahead of us.”

The sisters aren’t sure if they’ll meet again in person. A 2,200-mile flight is a financial and health strain on most, let alone on two elderly retirees.

“It’s kind of hard to think far ahead,” Rosenberg said, adding that they’re strategically packing half-a-century’s worth of conversations into a two-week visit. “How much time does God give us?”Read more about the sister's journeys to meet one another here.

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