Jamaica's Violet Brown dies at 117; Japan woman now oldest
The world's oldest person has died in Jamaica . Violet Brown was 117 years and 189 days old. Prime Minister Andrew Holness expressed his condolences in a Facebook post, calling her "an inspiring woman." The woman known as "Aunt V" died Friday at a local hospital, where she had been treated for
113-Year-Old Jersey Girl Named America's Oldest Living Resident
A 113-year-old New Jersey woman has been named America's oldest living resident. Adele Dunlap was born on December 12, 1902 in Newark, New Jersey. She became the record holder on July 8, the Gerontology Research Group confirmed to ABC News. Adele is currently 113 years, 7 months and 1 week old.
116-Year-Old Italian Woman Named World’s Oldest Living Person by Guinness
At 116 years and 169 days old, Emma Martina Luigia Morano of Vercelli, Italy, is now the world’s oldest living person. The Guinness Book of World Records confirmed the news on Monday -- just days after the previous title holder, Susannah Mushatt Jones, died in her New York home at the age of 116
'The Bachelor' 2016 Cast Announced
The 28 women competing for Ben Higgins' heart on the upcoming season of the " The Bachelor " have been announced. However, two of them will be familiar to fans of the franchise. Becca Tilley and Amber James, both of whom appeared on Chris Soules' season, will appear, as will Jami, a Canadian
Arkansas Woman, Believed to Be Oldest Person In the World, Dies
The world's oldest person, 116-year-old Gertrude Weaver of Arkansas, died Monday, a spokesperson for her nursing home told ABC News. The Silver Oaks Health and Rehabilitation Center in Camden, Arkansas, said she died from compications of pneumonia . "We're so sad about it," a staffer at the nursing
5 Things to Know This Morning
Your look at the five biggest and most buzz-worthy stories of the morning. 1. Alabama Baby Born Without a Nose, Mom Says He's Perfect Eli Thompson came into this world in the late afternoon of March 4, perfectly healthy, but with one distinction -- he didn't have a nose . "The day I delivered,
World's Oldest Man Was Younger Than 65 Women
Alexander Imich, a 111-year-old New Yorker, was the world’s oldest man when he died Sunday. But the late doctor was actually the world’s 66th oldest person. That’s right. There are 65 women older than Imich, according to the Gerontology Research Group, which keeps track of supercentenarians –...
America's Oldest Citizen Celebrates Her 115th Birthday
America’s oldest citizen, Jeralean Talley, celebrated turning 115 by thanking God for her health. “A long time ago, I asked the good Lord, when you get ready to take me home…I don’t want to be sick,” Talley told WXYZ-TV in Detroit. “So far I don’t ...
Medical Wonders: Secret to a Cancer and Diabetes Free Life
Yolanda Campoverde stands just 3 feet tall. She lives in a modest home along a dusty road in the tiny town of Balsas, Ecuador, and she may hold the key to saving millions of lives. Campoverde, 63, was born with a rare form of dwarfism...
Dying on Twitter: Radio Host Scott Simon Breaks Old Barriers Charting Mother's Death
As radio host Scott Simon put it, "the heavens over Chicago have opened up and Patricia Lyons Simon Newman has stepped on stage." For the past two weeks, Simon, of NPR's "Saturday Weekend Edition," has been tweeting about the looming death of his 84-year-old mother , sharing it with his 1.2 million