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Meghan Markle attends Pippa Middleton's wedding reception as Prince Harry's date

After no sign of her being at the actual ceremony, Meghan Markle reportedly made her big arrival at Pippa Middleton and James Matthew’s wedding reception Saturday evening.

>> PHOTOS: Wedding of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews

Markle arrived in London for the event a few days ago, leading many to hope that she would make an appearance at the nuptials. However, Prince Harry was spotted both arriving to and leaving the wedding without a date. People reported that Markle did make it to the reception, though, marking a huge milestone in her relationship with the royal.

>> Pippa Middleton ties the knot with James Matthews in 'almost royal' wedding

“Right now, Harry and Meghan are leaning towards not wanting to attract extra attention, especially on a day that’s not about them,” a source told E! News. “It takes the pressure off.”

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More than 300 guests were expected to attend the reception at the Middleton family home in Bucklebury. Markle and Harry have been dating and recently made their first public appearance together at a charity polo match.

Just this week, the Church of England granted the couple permission to marry at Westminster Abbey should they get engaged sometime soon, the Daily Express reported

Pippa Middleton ties the knot with James Matthews in 'almost royal' wedding

Congratulations are in order for Mr. and Mrs. Matthews.

>> Photos: Wedding of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews

Pippa Middleton said “I do” to fiance and hedge fund manager James Matthews on Saturday during a beautiful wedding ceremony at St. Mark’s Church in Englefield, England, near where she and her sister, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, grew up. After the ceremony, the bride and groom made their debut as husband and wife as they left the church.

>> Watch the news report here

“The church bells at St. Marks’s Church began to peal. They are man and wife!” a source told E! News.

Both Prince George and Princess Charlotte served in the wedding party, as did Duchess Kate. Prince William and Prince Harry were also in attendance. Middleton wore a beautiful, custom lace dress, while Matthews donned pinstriped pants, a light blue vest and a long, black blazer.

“The kids looked absolutely gorgeous and really well-behaved,” Leanne Fox told People. “It was lovely to see them. We got to see the little ones coming out."

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Middleton and Matthews started dating in 2012, broke up briefly, and got back together in 2015. Last July, Matthews proposed, and the two were engaged. Now, they’re officially husband and wife.

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Woman designs dress made from 20,000 salmon bones

You could call this a fishy fashion trend.

An Alaskan woman has created a dress made from 20,000 salmon bones.

The one-of-a-kind dress was a creative project four years in the making, according to designer Cynthia Gibson. Vertebrae from the Chinook salmon were used to create the dress, according to JuneauEmpire.com. Gibson said she's had a fascination with nature since she was a child, and once she moved to Sitka, her passion for salmon was sparked.

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It was a painstaking process to clean and disinfect the 20,000 bones, then stringing them like pearls to construct the dress.

The dramatic results were displayed at the Wearable Arts Show, an annual fundraiser in Sitka.

Malnourished baby dies after health-conscious parents fed him strict diet

A 7-month-old baby died after his parents fed him only gluten-free and lactose-free foods, including quinoa milk, the New York Post reported.

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The child’s Belgian parents self-diagnosed him with an array of food allergies, but never sought a medical professional’s opinion before deciding on his diet, according to the newspaper.

“The parents determined their own diagnosis that their child was gluten intolerant and had a lactose allergy,” lawyers said in court during the trial for the child’s 2014 death, the Independent reported. “Not a single doctor had a dossier about Lucas and child protection services did not know about them.”

At the time of his death, baby Lucas weighed fewer than 10 pounds, which is only half the size of an average baby his age. An autopsy later found that his stomach was completely empty when he died, and his official cause of death was dehydration and malnutrition, according to the New York Post. 

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In court, the child’s parents said that they never took him to a doctor because they didn’t notice that anything was wrong with him. His mother said that sometimes Lucas would gain a little weight and then lose it, and that his parents thought such weight fluctuations were normal. They eventually took him to a homeopathic doctor, who insisted that they take him to a real hospital. By the time they did, it was too late. The hospital pronounced him dead on arrival.

In addition to quinoa milk, Lucas’ parents fed him oat milk, rice milk, buckwheat milk and semolina milk from the natural foods store they own, according to the Independent. While doctors warn that such a diet will not sustain an infant that age, the parents’ lawyer argued that wasn’t the case and that Lucas died for another reason.

“Lucas had an eating disorder. He got cramps when he was fed with a bottle, and his parents tried out alternatives,” the couple’s attorney, Karine Van Meirvenne, said, according to the Daily Mail.

The parents’ trial began this week. Each faces up to 18 months in prison for contributing to the infant’s death.

>> Related: Major cellphone carrier gets slammed with a lawsuit by a mother blaming them for her infant’s death

Family dog finds cat thought lost in house fire two months ago

It's being called a "Mother's Day miracle."Two months after a fire raged through their home, a family in Michigan was reunited with their pet cat that they thought they would never see again.

The March fire was accidental in nature, and the Marr family has plans to rebuild, according to WXMI. Firefighters were able to save the family dog, Chloe, by using an improvised oxygen mask, but the family's cat, Ringer, could not be located. The Marrs assumed that the cat was lost or had not survived.

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Christine Marr posted on Facebook that on Sunday, the family went to the house and Chloe began scratching and sniffing at a hole in the floor. Marr heard a cat meowing so the family got food to coax the animal out. To their disbelief, out emerged Ringer.

The cat had lost about half its body weight, and veterinarians believe it survived on bugs. Ringer is steadily improving and is expected to make a full recovery, according to Marr.

Black market baby finds long lost sister 70 years later

 

Toni Rosenberg nervously scanned the passengers deplaning and flooding the gate at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport from a late Tuesday afternoon flight.

When a spirited 87-year-old woman with short Irish-red hair rolled toward Rosenberg in a wheelchair, Rosenberg lunged toward her and cradled her in a bundle of warmth and love.

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At the ripe age of 72, Rosenberg was hugging her half-sister for the first time.

“You got hair like mommy,” Florence Serino, who flew in from California, said to her. “Oh my God.”

The words brought a swell of tears to Rosenberg’s eyes.

Adopted as a newborn on Jan. 1, 1945, with hardly any paperwork to recount, Rosenberg learned as a young adult that she had a family — and a mysterious history and sense of identity as she puts it — that she’d never met.

Even after Rosenberg, who lives in Boca Raton, learned that her adoptive parents supposedly paid $10,000 to adopt her in an undocumented and illegal exchange, she never gave up looking for her biological family.

Little did she know that some 2,500 miles away, Serino never gave up either.

“Wait,” Rosenberg abruptly said to Serino while they waited for a tote loaded with family photos to roll toward them at baggage claim. “Do we have the same eyes?”

The pair giggled like teenage sisters, with Rosenberg’s family and closest friends watching, occasionally tearing, and snapping photos.

Rosenberg found out as an 18-year-old that she had been adopted after her cousin, Terri Converse, overheard a private conversation between their mothers.

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She’d always suspected that was the case. Rosenberg, raised by Jewish parents in New York, had blonde hair and bright blue eyes unlike her parents. And her adoptive mother, Betty Wiener, initially wouldn’t give her a copy of her birth certificate, even when she’d hoped to get a driver’s license.

“I always knew I was different,” Rosenberg said.

In 2002, a year before Rosenberg’s father, Rosenberg’s father, Jack Wiener, had died, he told Rosenberg that he’d given $10,000 to an attorney in exchange for a closed adoption.

Read more here.

Girl choked on fidget spinner part, needed surgery, mom says

A Texas mother is warning others about fidget spinners, the latest toy craze, after her daughter choked on a piece of the toy. 

>> Fidget spinner safety: Doctor warns parents to monitor their child's usage

Kelly Rose Joniec of Houston said she and her 10-year-old daughter, Britton, were on their way home Saturday when Kelly heard Britton choking in the back seat. According to the post, Kelly pulled over and found Britton had swallowed one of the bearings from her fidget spinner. 

After an unsuccessful attempt to remove the small piece of metal with the Heimlich maneuver, Kelly took Britton to the nearest urgent care center, she wrote in the post. 

An X-ray revealed the round metal bearing was lodged in the girl’s esophagus and required immediate surgery. 

In a Facebook post, Joniec wrote, "Britton was taken to surgery to endoscopically locate and remove the object. Fortunately, we had a positive outcome, but it was pretty scary there for a while ... not only because of the initial ingestion, but then the concern about the composition and structure of the object, and finally, the risk with general anesthesia." 

>> See the post here

In a statement to CNN, the Joneic family said, "Our full attention and focus is on caring for our daughter and ensuring she continues to lead a healthy life." 

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CNN said efforts to reach the makers of the fidget spinner for comment were not successful. According to a CNN report, Learning Express Toys, which carries the gadgets online and in stores across the country, has a warning for consumers on its website. 

The warning states that their fidget spinners contain small parts that present a choking hazard, and are not for children under 3 years old.

Cicadas pop out of the ground early in some parts of U.S.

The big green bugs that make a deafening sound are back.

Cicadas have popped out of the ground early this year and are starting to show up in Ohio and other parts of the Midwest, as well as the South and East Coast.

First you see their skin. Then you hear their call. 

>> Swarms of cicadas expected soon in Southeast

It's the unmistakable sound, and evidence the cicadas are back. 

"I think they're really gross," said Ashley Gilbert of Kettering, Ohio.

"They're a little scary, kind of prehistoric looking so they're a little startling," said Melissa Todd of Riverside, Ohio. 

The fragile brown casings could be from Brood X – some of these 17-year cicadas reportedly are arriving four years early – or the annual dog-days-of summer cicadas that have arrived several weeks ahead of time. 

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According to the Gardener's Network, Brood X cicadas span the following states: Georgia, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, New York, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, Virginia and West Virginia.

Whichever kind they are, cicadas don't bite and don't cause much harm to trees. Their loud sounds and startling movements is all most will have to deal with.

– The Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this report.

Plane carrying 4 disappears over Bermuda Triangle; debris found

Members of the Coast Guard have located debris they believe belongs to a plane that was carrying a New Hampshire man and three others, including two children.

>> Watch the news report here

Nathan Ulrich from Lee, New Hampshire, was listed as the pilot for the plane, which was flying from Puerto Rico to Titusville, Florida, on Monday morning when it disappeared.

A businesswoman from New York, Jennifer Blumin, and her two young sons were passengers on the plane. Blumin was listed as the owner of the plane.

Ulrich is an engineer and the co-founder of a company that makes adult scooters. His ex-wife, actor Rae Dawn Chong, tweeted about what was happening Tuesday.

Ulrich's father, Gael, issued the following statement to WFXT:

"We were devastated and shocked to learn that Nathan, Jennifer and her children have been missing since leaving from Puerto Rico on Monday. Nathan is our beloved son, brother and uncle and we wish for resolution as the Coast Guard search continues. Our prayers and thoughts are with the Blumin family and James Ramsey in this difficult time.

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"We appreciate the respect for our privacy as we deal with the situation together with our family and prefer no further press contact. We appreciate the kind wishes and thoughts of those who have reached out to us."

The Coast Guard said it believes the debris is from the missing plane flown by Ulrich.

"Some of the helicopters that found the debris field yesterday, they were able to recover some components from the debris that we sent to the aircraft mechanic who confirmed they are from the same type of airplane as the missing airplane," Eric Woodall from the USCG said.

Brantley Gilbert, wife Amber expecting baby in November

If babies were flowers, then we’d all be walking through a country music garden this year. And after several years of trying, we’ve just learned that Brantley Gilbert and wife Amber will be adding their own little blossom to the field.

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Brantley and Amber have not shied away from the subject of babies since they married just two years ago. In multiple interviews, the country star admitted that they were trying, but no announcement came. That is, until now.

In an interview with People, the country star said the delay in adding to their family was beyond their control. Brantley explains, “We’d been to see a fertility specialist, and two different folks that told me it would be close to a miracle if it happened without IVF. I’m not much of a quitter, but I was really, really frustrated.”

Still, the couple waited to start in vitro fertilization. Then in February, Amber had a surprise for her husband while they were on the road. “She handed me a box and there were three pregnancy tests in there and all of them were positive,” Brantley says. “I think I stared at it for at least two minutes without saying anything because I was literally in shock. We’d been told it was just not in the cards, and I’m staring at this answer to many, many, many prayers.”

Of course, they’re both excited, but the outlaw country star, who is actually a teddy bear, admits, “I’m not an emotional guy, but this has got me crying like a baby. I’m pretty good around other folks now, but when I’m by myself, if I look at one of the pictures from the doctor’s office, I lose a few tears.”

Brantley and Amber’s first baby is due in November and the couple is planning to learn the gender in the coming weeks.

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