Remembering the Manchester victims and their lives

  • The names, identities and other details are pouring in about the 22 people killed in England’s Monday night Manchester Arena terror attack following an Ariana Grande concert.
  • Parents, women and several children were also among those killed.
  • This is a running list of those killed in the attack and details about their lives. Read more (5/24/17 12 PM)

Donald Trump at Yad Vashem leaves a bizarrely chipper note for posterity

President Trump visited Yad Vashem, the Israeli Holocaust memorial museum on the edge of Jerusalem, on Tuesday morning. Flanked by Israeli and American flags, the president spoke gravely of the “millions of innocent, wonderful, and beautiful lives, men, women, and children … extinguished as part of a systematic attempt to eliminate the Jewish people.”

And, when he left, he signed the guest book: “It is a great honor to be here with all of my friends — so amazing and will never forget!”

Many tweeters juxtaposed Trump’s note against the sober message left by Barack Obama when he visited Yad Vashem in July 2008, while he was still a senator.

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Theresa May ups UK terror level from severe to critical over fears of “imminent” threat

  • British Prime Minister Theresa May announced Tuesday evening that the United Kingdom is increasing its current terror threat level from severe to critical — the highest available level — according to the Associated Press, as the government believes another attack is “imminent.”
  • The increase in threat level comes just 24 hours after the deadly attack at the Manchester Arena, which, as of Tuesday evening, reportedly left 22 dead and 59 injured.
  • The threat increase, which is set by the Joint Terrorism Analysis Center, came after investigators could not say for certain that the Manchester bombing suspect, Salman Abedi, acted alone, the BBC reported. Read more (5/23/17 5:30 PM)