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Hunt for Suspect in Doctor's Slaying Ends in Suicide

Officers confronted Joseph James Pappas

(Newser) - The suspected killer of Mark Hausknecht—former cardiologist to President George HW Bush—has taken his own life. "This is our suspect. The suspect's deceased," Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said during a Friday press conference, NBC reports. Police say Joseph James Pappas shot himself in the... More »

Photos Show Bush's Doctor Moments Before He Was Killed

Surveillance photos show Dr. Mark Hausknecht and the biker who allegedly shot him

(Newser) - Houston police released a composite sketch Sunday of the man who allegedly shot and killed George HW Bush's former cardiologist, ABC News reports. Dr. Mark Hausknecht and the suspect were both biking Friday morning when the suspect, described as a "thin but fit" clean-shaven white or Hispanic male... More »

Bush's Former Cardiologist Killed in Unusual Shooting

Mark Hausknecht was riding his bike to work in Houston when another bicyclist shot him

(Newser) - Houston cardiologist Mark Hausknecht earned his 15 minutes of fame back in 2000 when he treated former President George HW Bush for an irregular heartbeat and appeared at a news conference with him. Eighteen years later, Hausknecht is again in the headlines, for the worst of reasons. Police say the... More »

Service Dog 'Sully' Now With George HW Bush

Former president is 94, has a form of Parkinson's

(Newser) - Former President George HW Bush is welcoming a new member of the family: a yellow Labrador retriever who'll be his first service dog.The 94-year-old and his new companion, named "Sully" after Miracle on the Hudson pilot Chesley Sullenberger, got acquainted Monday at the Bush family compound on... More »

Finally, Good News for George HW Bush

Former president discharged from Maine hospital, 'back to his old self'

(Newser) - Former President George HW Bush has left a Maine hospital after more than a week of treatment for low blood pressure and fatigue . A Bush spokesman tweeted Monday that the president "deeply" appreciates the care and good wishes he has received. Spokesman Jim McGrath also told the AP that... More »

George HW Bush Hospitalized With Low Blood Pressure

Former president made it to Maine for the summer

(Newser) - George HW Bush has been hospitalized for the second time since the death of wife Barbara Bush last month. The 93-year-old former president was taken to a hospital in Maine after suffering low blood pressure and fatigue, reports USA Today . Spokesman Jim McGrath says Bush is not experiencing any discomfort... More »

Good News for George HW Bush

Former president is out of ICU

(Newser) - George HW Bush is out of intensive care. The former president is expected to remain at Houston Methodist Hospital for several more days, per his spokesperson, but the 93-year-old is now in a regular patient room, the AP reports. "He is alert and talking with hospital staff, family and... More »

George HW Bush Hospitalized

Days after attending Barbara Bush's funeral

(Newser) - Former President George HW Bush has been hospitalized in Houston with an infection, just after attending the funeral of his wife, Barbara, a spokesman said Monday. Jim McGrath said on Twitter that the 93-year-old Bush is "responding to treatments and appears to be recovering," the AP reports. He... More »

George HW Bush Paid a Very Simple Tribute to His Wife

Former president honored Barbara Bush's commitment to literacy with book socks

(Newser) - As George HW Bush laid to rest his wife of 73 years on Saturday, he used his unique sartorial trademark to honor Barbara Bush: The 41st president of the United States, known in his post-presidency for his affinity for loud socks , sported socks that depicted stacks of books in a... More »

On the Eve of Her Death, Barbara Bush Sipped Bourbon

Heartbroken family pays tribute to matriarch

(Newser) - The matriarch of the Bush family has died —but family associates say Barbara Bush was her irrepressible self until the very end. "Some of the recent emails indicate she is not quite ready to sign off. She’s answering all of her phone calls herself," family friend... More »

Barbara Bush in 'Failing Health,' Won't Seek Further Treatment

A spokesperson broke the somber news on Sunday

(Newser) - Barbara Bush is in failing health and won't be seeking further treatment for her illness, said a statement released Sunday. Per the AP , family spokesman Jim McGrath issued the news release saying that following a recent series of hospitalizations and after consulting with her family and doctors, the 92-year-old... More »

Bush Sr. Is First to Reach Presidential Milestone

At 93 and change, he's the longest living US president

(Newser) - George HW Bush set a presidential record Saturday by simply waking up and going about his day. Per ABC News , Bush Sr. turned 93 and 166 days over the weekend, making him the longest living US president in the country’s history. The previous record holder, Gerald Ford, lived to... More »

New Groping Allegation Against Bush Sr. Has Big Difference

Woman says Bush grabbed her butt while he was president

(Newser) - The most recent groping allegation against George HW Bush—the eighth so far—is the first to accuse the former president of inappropriate touching during his time in office. In an exclusive interview, a 55-year-old woman tells CNN that Bush grabbed her butt while they posed for a photo during... More »

Woman No. 7 Accuses Bush of Groping Her

She says he was standing up when 2009 incident took place

(Newser) - A Broadway actress says she was groped by former President George H.W. Bush in 2009, before he started using the wheelchair that a spokesman has cited in previous apologies, the AP reports. Megan Elizabeth Lewis tells NJ.com that Bush was standing when he grabbed her buttocks at the... More »

Number of George HW Bush Accusers Now Stands at 6

'I was a child,' says woman who alleges groping at age 16

(Newser) - A sixth woman has come forward to accuse George HW Bush of groping her, and Roslyn Corrigan says she was just 16 when it happened. It was 2003, and Corrigan's father and other intelligence officers had brought their family members to an event to meet Bush, then 79. While... More »

Woman: 'Dirty Old Man' Bush 'Grabbed My Butt'

Amanda Staples is 4th woman to accuses ex-president of groping them

(Newser) - A fourth woman has accused George HW Bush of groping her, alleging similar details as three previous accusers: the former president grabbed her while posing for a photo and made an inappropriate joke, the New York Daily News reports. Amanda Staples says Bush "grabbed my butt and joked and... More »

Author Recounts Elder Bush's Groping, Joke at Photo Op

Christina Baker Kline is the third to tell a similar story about George HW Bush

(Newser) - Different woman, same joke . A third person, this one an author, has come forward to detail how George HW Bush groped her during a photo op. Christina Baker Kline writes in Slate about her encounter with Bush at a literacy fundraiser in Houston in 2014. As she and her... More »

2nd Woman Accuses George HW Bush of Groping Her

She says he joked about 'David Cop-a-Feel'

(Newser) - George HW Bush issued his second apology in two days Wednesday after another actress accused him of groping her during a photo-op. Jordana Grolnick told Deadspin that the former president touched her inappropriately in 2016, when he came backstage during the intermission of a Maine production of The Hunchback of ... More »

Actress Accuses George HW Bush of Sexual Assault

He's apologized for his 'attempt at humor'

(Newser) - Actress Heather Lind accused former President George HW Bush of sexual assault in a now-deleted Instagram post Tuesday, saying the former president "touched her from behind" during a photo-op in 2014. The Turn: Washington's Spies star said the inappropriate behavior occurred during a special screening before the AMC... More »

On One Stage: Obama, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Carter

All living former presidents get together for hurricane relief effort

(Newser) - The five living former presidents put aside politics and appeared together for the first time since 2013 at a concert on Saturday to raise money for victims of devastating hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Louisiana, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. Democrats Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, and Jimmy Carter and... More »

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