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Getty Images(LONDON) -- Former President Barack Obama made a princely pit stop Saturday at Kensington Palace.
"Good to see my friend Prince Harry in London to discuss the work of our foundations & offer condolences to victims of the Manchester attack," Obama tweeted. 

 

Good to see my friend Prince Harry in London to discuss the work of our foundations & offer condolences to victims of the Manchester attack. https://t.co/7azv4BV2Nt

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) May 27, 2017

 

The palace tweeted that Prince Harry hosted the 44th president of the U.S., explaining "they discussed support for veterans, mental health, conservation, empowering young people and the work of their respective foundations."

Obama's relationship with the royals has solidified over the years. In 2011, newlyweds Prince William and Kate Middleton met the Obamas at Buckingham Palace as their first public engagement together. And a few years later, William visited the White House, where he and the then-president discussed illegal wildlife trafficking.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the latest scores and winners:

INTERLEAGUE
L.A. Angels 5, Miami 2

AMERICAN LEAGUE
N.Y. Yankees 3, Oakland 2
Toronto 3, Texas 1
Minnesota 5, Tampa Bay 3
Chicago White Sox 3, Detroit 0
Boston 6, Seattle 0
Kansas City 5, Cleveland 2
Houston 5, Baltimore 2
Detroit at Chicago White Sox, postponed

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Philadelphia 4, Cincinnati 3
Washington 3, San Diego 0
Milwaukee 6, Arizona 1
Pittsburgh 5, N.Y. Mets 4
L.A. Dodgers 5, Chicago Cubs 0
St. Louis 3, Colorado 0
San Francisco 6, Atlanta 3

WOMEN'S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Atlanta 75, L.A. Sparks 73
Phoenix 107, Dallas 65

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Multnomah County Sheriffs Office(PORTLAND, Ore.) -- The family of one of the two men stabbed to death in Portland, Oregon, in an incident allegedly involving hate speech said the victim, 23-year-old Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, died in a "final act of bravery."

"We lost him in a senseless act that brought close to home the insidious rift of prejudice and intolerance that is too familiar, too common," the man's sister, Vajra, said in a statement Saturday. "In his final act of bravery, he held true to what he believed."

Namkai-Meche and the other man killed in the stabbing, 53-year-old Ricky John Best, were identified by the Portland Police Bureau on Saturday.

Best, of Happy Valley, Oregon, died at the scene and Namkai-Meche, of Southeast Portland died at a hospital. Another victim who was injured in the attack has been identified as 21-year-old Micah David-Cole Fletcher of Southeast Portland. Fletcher remains in a hospital where he's being treated for serious but non-life-threatening injuries, according to the Portland Police Bureau.

The mother of Namkai-Meche told ABC News her son was among those who tried to protect other commuters from the knife-wielding man. On Saturday, she posted a photo of her son on Facebook, calling him a "hero" and a "shining bright star."

Namkai-Meche's sister added in her statement, "We ask that in honor of his memory, we use this tragedy as an opportunity for reflection and change. We choose love."

The Oregon State Medical Examiner conducted autopsies on the deceased victims Saturday, but the results have not yet been released.

Police have arrested 35-year-old Jeremy Joseph Christian of North Portland in connection with the stabbings, which occurred after commuters on the train allegedly tried to calm the suspect who was yelling what authorities said "would best be characterized as hate speech."

Christian is being held without bail at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of aggravated murder, attempted murder, intimidation in the second degree and felon in possession of a restricted weapon. Christian, 35, will be arraigned Tuesday at the Multnomah County Court, according to the Portland Police Bureau.

Police said the incident happened Friday afternoon, with multiple officers responding at 4:30 p.m. local time to a report of a disturbance on an eastbound light-rail train involving a man who had stabbed people. While en route to the scene, officers learned that the suspect had exited the train and was fleeing the area on foot toward a hospital, police said.

Upon arriving at the station where the train had stopped, officers found three stabbing victims and immediately began administering treatment on site until medical personnel arrived, police said.

Officers eventually located the suspect and placed him in custody. Christian received medical treatment and was put in the custody of homicide detectives, police said.

A preliminary investigation indicates that Christian was on the train "yelling various remarks that would best be characterized as hate speech toward a variety of ethnicity and religions," the Portland Police Bureau said in a statement.

At least two of the stabbing victims tried to intervene and calm him down. The suspect then attacked the men, stabbing three, before leaving the train, police said.

 

More photos of the deadly stabbing at Hollywood Transit Center from #Chopper2. Info: https://t.co/WBtMpVFWoY pic.twitter.com/NpZ48oVc7z

— KATU News (@KATUNews) May 27, 2017

 

Police said witnesses described two young women, "possibly Muslim," who were on the train at the time but left before officers arrived on scene. One of the women was wearing a hijab, witnesses told police.

The young women have been identified and detectives have been in contact with them. Their names are not being released at this time, police said.

Namkai-Meche's aunt in a statement to ABC News affiliate KATU in Portland said, “Taliesin gave his life to protect two teenage girls who were being abused. I was on the phone when it happened and I heard the hate speech from a white supremacist. I told him to get off the phone with me and videotape what was happening so he could send it to police. I didn’t mean for him to try to be a hero and get himself killed ... Taliesin was huge, just look at him, his soul didn’t even fit in his body, so much love. Stop the hate, that is the message, stop the hate."

Portland police detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances leading to the stabbings.

"As part of that investigation, detectives will extensively examine the background of the suspect, Jeremy Christian, including the information publicly available about the suspect's extremist ideology," the Portland Police Bureau said in a statement Saturday. "A review of the suspect's record with the Portland Police Bureau shows he is not flagged as a criminal gang member, nor does he have any known mental health history listed."

The FBI released a statement Friday night saying it was aware of the stabbings in Portland and that it's offering any resource that may assist local police in their investigation.

"We will certainly be looking at the facts and evidence as the investigation unfolds to determine whether there is any potential federal violation," the FBI said in its statement. "At the core of the FBI's mission is the belief that every person has the right to live, work and worship in this country without fear. Hate and bigotry have no place in our community, and we will not allow violence in the name of hate to go unanswered."

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Chip Somodevilla/Getty Image(WASHINGTON) -- President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner talked with the Russian ambassador in December about establishing a backchannel for communications, ABC News has learned from two sources.

The sources stress that the talk between Kushner and the Russian envoy about communications was focused on the U.S. response to the crisis in Syria and other policy-related matters.

The meeting, as ABC News has previously reported, took place at Trump Tower in New York and was also attended by Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who later became President Trump's short-lived national security adviser.

The Washington Post was the first to report that Kushner wanted to set up a secret backchannel to communicate with Russian officials during the transition period between the election and Trump's inauguration.

The Post report cited communications intercepted by U.S. intelligence officials as Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak reported to his superiors in Moscow.

Russia occasionally attempts to deliberately disclose misleading information when it believes it is being monitored, allowing for the possibility that the request from Kushner did not actually occur, the Post story noted.

Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was also present at the meeting between Kushner and Kislyak at which the ambassador "reportedly was taken aback by the suggestion of allowing an American to use Russian communications gear at its embassy or consulate," the Post reported.

This is not the first time reports of Kushner's relationships with Russians have surfaced: Kushner and Flynn met with Kislyak together in Trump Tower in December, and Kushner later met with Sergey Gorkov, who runs a bank that drew sanctions from the Obama administration after Russia annexed Crimea in 2014.

Kislyak has been at the center of contacts between Trump administration officials and Russia. The ambassador's conversations with Flynn prior to Trump's inauguration led to Flynn's firing in February after it was revealed that Flynn misled White House officials about the nature of their discussions.

Meetings between Kislyak and Attorney General Jeff Sessions resulted in Sessions' recusal from investigations into Russian interference in the presidential election. The ambassador was also present two weeks ago when President Trump revealed classified intelligence information during an Oval Office meeting.

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iStock/Thinkstock(MONTEREY, Calif.) -- A great white shark attacked a scuba diver's kayak 100 yards off the coast of Monterey, California, and lived to tell the tale.

The shark is seen on video in March, chomping on the boat and circling kayaker Brian Correiar.

Correiar used his GPS to call for help and began to swim to shore. A family in a sailboat was able to eventually rescue the diver.

“It was like a horror movie,” Correiar said in a interview with National Geographic. “The shark came toward me, dropped the kayak, then dove straight down below me where I couldn’t see it.”

Watch the encounter on video below.


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Taylor Hill/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Bonnie Kalanick, the mother of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, has died in a boating accident near Fresno, California, according to a statement from the ride-sharing company.

His father, Donald Kalanick, was also involved in the accident and is in "serious condition."

"Last night Travis and his family suffered an unspeakable tragedy," Uber said in a statement on Saturday. "His mother passed away in a devastating boating accident near Fresno and his father is in serious condition. Our thoughts and prayers are with Travis and his family in this heartbreaking time."

An internal e-mail, obtained by ABC News, was sent to employees on Saturday alerting them to the news:

Team:

I’m writing to share some heartbreaking news. Last night Travis’ mother died in a tragic boating accident near Fresno. His father, who was also on the boat, is in serious condition and is being treated at the hospital. This is an unthinkable tragedy as everyone in the Uber family knows how incredibly close Travis is to his parents.

Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family, and we wanted to let his Uber family know right away.

I know we all want to do whatever we can to help, and I’ll communicate again as soon as there is something we can share.

Kalanick was at the Kentucky Derby with his parents three weeks ago.

Hello Louisville!! 1st derby with Mom and dad pic.twitter.com/GXl9HGawXk

— travis kalanick (@travisk) May 6, 2017

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David Becker/WireImage(SAVANNAH, Ga.) -- Gregg Allman, co-founding lead singer, keyboardist and one of the main songwriters of the legendary The Allman Brothers Band, has died at age 69.

A statement on Allman's official website reads, in part, "It is with deep sadness that we announce that Gregg Allman, a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band, passed away peacefully at his home in Savannah, Georgia.

"Gregg struggled with many health issues over the past several years. During that time, Gregg considered being on the road playing music with his brothers and solo band for his beloved fans, essential medicine for his soul. Playing music lifted him up and kept him going during the toughest of times."

The website statement concludes, "The family will release a statement soon, but for now ask for privacy during this very difficult time."

Allman cancelled all his 2017 tour dates in March, at the time of his death he was working on a solo album, Southern Blood, recorded with his back up band at FAME Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals and produced by Don Was.

Allman formed The Allman Brothers Band in 1969 in Jacksonville, Florida, with his older brother Duane, guitarist Dickey Betts, bassist Berry Oakley Jr., and drummers Butch Trucks and Jai Johanny "Jaimoe" Johanson.  The band combined blues, soul, jazz and gospel influences en route to becoming one of the most popular and influential Southern rock acts of all time.

Gregg Allman's soulful vocals and Hammond organ were key ingredients in the group's sound, while he also wrote or co-wrote many of the band's enduring signature hits, including "Whipping Post," "Midnight Rider," "Melissa" and "Ain't Wastin' Time No More."

The band was shaken by the deaths Duane Allman and Oakley in motorcycle accidents in November 1971 and November 1972, respectively, but continued on with a number of lineup changes before temporarily disbanding in 1976.

The Allman Brothers reunited a few times during the ensuing years.  While internal squabbles and other issues led to more roster shakeups -- including the 2000 departure of Betts -- the lineup solidified in the early 2000s and the group continued until calling it quits in October 2014.

Gregg Allman also had a successful solo career that paralleled his work with the Allmans, including his 1987 rock hit "I'm No Angel" and his acclaimed 2011 album, Low Country Blues.

Allman struggled with addiction and alcohol abuse, and in 2010 underwent a liver transplant. He also had a turbulent love life, marrying and divorcing five times, including a high-profile four-year marriage during the 1970s to Cher.

Gregg Allman and the rest of the Allman Brothers were honored with a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award in 2012.  Shortly before his death, Allman had been busy touring with his solo backing band, and had recorded a new album that's expected out in early 2017.

Gregg Allman was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Allman Brothers Band in 1995, and was welcomed into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 2015.

According to his website, Allman is survived by "his wife, Shannon Allman; his children, Devon, Elijah Blue, Delilah Island Kurtom and Layla Brooklyn Allman; three grandchildren; his niece, Galadrielle Allman; lifelong friend Chank Middleton, and a large extended family."

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