Barbara Bush was released from Houston Methodist Hospital on Saturday, a family spokesperson has said.
The former first lady was checked into the facility for a "respiratory related" issue on New Year's Eve, and the condition was later confirmed as pneumonia.
"I cannot thank the doctors and nurses at Houston Methodist enough for making sure I got the best treatment and got back to George and our dogs as quickly as possible," Bush said, according to CNN. more >>
The uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was allegedly stripped naked and fed alive along with five aides to 120 starving dogs, according to a gruesome but disputed report that is circling the world's media.
"Unlike previous executions of political prisoners which were carried out by firing squads with machine guns, Jang [Song Thaek] was stripped naked and thrown into a cage, along with his five closest aides. Then 120 hounds, starved for three days, were allowed to prey on them until they were completely eaten up. This is called 'quan jue,' or execution by dogs," wrote the Straits Times of Singapore. It based its story on a detailed account from December in the Hong Kong-based newspaper Wen Wei Po. NBC News and other major media have now reported on it.
Jang was executed last month after he was deemed a traitor and accused of trying to overthrow the ruling government. North Korean officials removed him from his position as No. 2 in the country and accused him of participating in corruption, gambling, womanizing, and drug use while visiting a foreign country. more >>
Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist recently issued an apology for backing the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in 2008.
Crist said in a recent interview with the Orlando-based LGBT publication Watermark Online that he regrets backing Florida's constitutional Amendment 2, which was approved by nearly 62 percent of voters in 2008 and defines marriage as being exclusively for one man and one woman.
"I'm sorry I did that. It was a mistake. I was wrong. Please forgive me," Crist told the publication. "I made a mistake. I'm not perfect … That's the journey I'm on … and I'm still on it."" more >>
Barbara Bush, former First Lady of the U.S., was hospitalized for a respiratory related issue on New Year's Eve.
The 88-year-old wife of former President George H. W. Bush underwent open-heart surgery in 2009, but it is unknown if her current condition is related.
On Tuesday, the Bush family released a statement saying that the former first lady was taken to Methodist Hospital. more >>
Although the next presidential election in the U.S. is more than two years away, a number of polls have shown that the two main candidates are currently New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who are deadlocked in public opinion.
A Fox News national poll found that Clinton, who is also a former first lady and New York Senator, has a very solid lead against all other Democratic hopefuls for the presidency, receiving 68 percent of the support. Vice President Joe Biden is at a distant second place with 12 percent.
From the Republican side, Christie has 16 percent of the support, but is facing some competition from former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan who each have 12 percent of the votes. more >>
Georgina Bloomberg and her boyfriend Ramiro Quintana welcomed their first child on Christmas Eve this week.
The daughter of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg named her newborn son Jasper Michael Brown Quintana after his arrival at 4:34 p.m. on Tuesday.
Baby Jasper's father Quintana is also a professional equestrian. more >>