iStock/Thinkstock(BRISBANE, Australia) — A group of scientists is claiming to have found the largest-ever dinosaur footprint in a region nicknamed “Australia’s Jurassic Park.”The team of paleontologists, hailing from the University of Quee…Read more
Pete Marovich/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee postponed a hearing featuring former acting Attorney General Sally Yates after her lawyer advised the Trump administration that she was planning to te…Read more
US Congress(WASHINGTON) — House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday reiterated his solidarity with Rep. Devin Nunes, saying he should not recuse himself from the Russia investigation.When asked Tuesday whether he thought Nunes should recuse himself and wheth…Read more
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The U.S. women’s national hockey team has reached an agreement with USA Hockey after planning to boycott the upcoming International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Women’s World Championship.
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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A former Olympic hopeful-turned-truck driver has released a book on how to stay fit and lose weight even if you have a largely sedentary lifestyle.Siphiwe Baleka is attempting to revolutionize the trucking industry, which…Read more
ABC News(NEW YORK) — The family of award-winning Sharkwater filmmaker and marine biologist, Rob Stewart, has filed a lawsuit claiming damages and blaming Stewart’s dive instructor and boat crew for his death.Stewart went missing off the coast of the F…Read more
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US Congress(WASHINGTON) — House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes, R-Calif., who is leading a congressional investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign and alleged contacts with the Trump campaign, went to White House grounds last …Read more
iStock/Thinkstock(CINCINNATI) — The toll from a weekend nightclub shooting in Cincinnati has risen to 17 injured and one dead, as one more person has come forward and said he was struck by gunfire in the melee, police said Monday.Among the injured, tw…Read more
Phil McCarten/CBS(HOUSTON) — Ebony Banks, the Houston teen battling a rare form of cancer, has died — just days after her wish to speak to her idol Beyonce was fulfilled.
A spokesman for Alief Independent School District, where Banks was a student, confirmed that she passed away early Sunday morning.
“I understand she had a smile on her face till the very end,” spokesman Craig Eichhorn told ABC News.
Hours later, the students at Alief Hastings High School, from which Banks had recently graduated and where she was a member of the color guard for four years, organized a candlelight vigil in the band practice lot.
Members of the color guard held their candles up in the air and swayed along to the song “Halo” by Beyonce.
They were the same folks who had organized a social media campaign more than a week ago to get Beyonce to meet Banks, using the teen’s nickname Ebob and the hashtag #EbobMeetsBeyonce.
After Beyonce made the FaceTime call to Banks last Wednesday, friends and fans took to Twitter to celebrate and post pictures of the big moment.
In the clip, Banks tells Beyonce that she loves her, and the singer replies, “I love you.”
Beyoncé facetiming with Ebony, a fan with a rare cancer disease whose last wish was to see Beyoncé. ❤️️💙 pic.twitter.com/pCkGzF4feZ
— BEYONCÉ LEGION (@Bey_Legion) March 22, 2017
Banks was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer last summer and started chemotherapy in September, according to her band director, Paul Brodt.
But Brodt told ABC News last week that Banks still made every effort to attend school as well as color guard practice and competitions. In fact, she showed up at a competition earlier this month before her health took a turn for the worse.
Afterward, Banks remained in the hospital and received her high school diploma at a special ceremony held at MD Anderson and attended by 100 people — including her 23 color guard teammates, school faculty members, school administrators and hospital staffers.
It was at her special graduation that the campaign to meet Beyonce was launched.
“Our kids love her … and would do anything for her,” Brodt said last week. “She’s inspired everybody — me along with all of our kids.”
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Mexican Attorney General’s Office(NEW YORK) — A Massachusetts politician honored Houston’s police department Monday morning for its role in recovering Tom Brady’s stolen jersey from the 2017 Super Bowl.The police department accepted a commendati…Read more
The Lambert Family(RICHMOND, Va.) — A Virginia fire department is coming together in support of a fellow fireman’s toddler, who is fighting cancer.
The Richmond Fire Department has raised close to $50,000 after 3-year-old Caleb Lambert was diagnosed w…
Courtesy Cochran Family(NEW YORK) — The family of an American who was killed in the London terror attack last week thanked the public for their generosity and prayers.Utah resident Kurt Cochran was in Europe with his wife Melissa to celebrate their 25…Read more
iStock/Thinkstock(WALTHAM, Mass.) — A scientist and inventor affiliated with Brandeis University has solved an age-old problem: wine bottles that drip after you pour them. Wine, like any liquid, loves the slippery surface of glass, which leads to the …Read more