Trump welcomes wife home in tweet that misspells name


Trump welcomes wife home in tweet that misspells name

WASHINGTON

Melania Trump returned to the White House in “high spirits” Saturday after a weeklong hospitalization for kidney treatment, a lengthy stay that raised questions about whether the first lady’s condition may have been more complicated than first revealed.

President Donald Trump heralded her homecoming with a tweet that referred to her as “Melanie” instead of “Melania.”

“Great to have our incredible First Lady back home in the White House. Melanie is feeling and doing really well. Thank you for all of your prayers and best wishes!” Trump wrote before quickly superseding that tweet with another that spelled his wife’s name correctly.

Mrs. Trump’s quiet return to the White House, her husband and their 12-year-old son, after five days at a nearby U.S. military hospital resolved a brewing mystery about when she would eventually be released. What remain are questions about the state of her health.

Officials: Company in Cuba crash had safety complaints

HAVANA

The Mexican charter company whose plane crashed in Havana, killing 110 people, has been the subject of two serious complaints about its crews’ performance over the past decade, according to authorities in Guyana and a retired pilot for Cuba’s national airline.

The plane was barred from Guyanese airspace last year after authorities discovered that its crew had been allowing dangerous overloading of luggage on flights to Cuba, Guyanese Civil Aviation Director Capt. Egbert Field told The Associated Press on Saturday.

The plane and crew were being rented from Mexico City-based Damojh airlines by EasySky, a Honduras-based low-cost airline. Cuba’s national carrier, Cubana de Aviacion, was also renting the Boeing 737 and crew in a similar arrangement known as a “wet lease” before the aircraft veered on takeoff to the eastern Cuban city of Holguin and crashed into a field just after noon Friday, according to Mexican aviation authorities.

1 dead, 1 injured in cougar attack in Washington state

NORTH BEND, Wash.

One man was killed and another was seriously injured when they encountered a cougar Saturday while mountain biking in Washington state.

Authorities said the two men were on a morning bike ride in the foothills near North Bend when the attack occurred.

The mountain lion ran into the woods, and officers with the Washington Department of Fish and Game are trying to track it, King County Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Ryan Abbott said.

The 31-year-old survivor was taken to a hospital and was listed in serious condition.

2 arrests in fatal shooting after Georgia graduation

JONESBORO, Ga.

Police announced the arrests of two people Saturday in a fatal shooting outside a high-school graduation ceremony in Georgia.

One woman was killed and another was wounded by gunfire Friday night following an argument in a high-school parking lot across from the Clayton County Performing Arts Center, where the Perry Career Academy had just held its commencement for graduating seniors.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Clayton County Police spokeswoman Marcena Davis confirmed the arrests, but said their names and charges are not being released yet.

Associated Press

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