JEANNETTE, Pa. – Looking dapper in a tiny tan pinstripe suit and orange shirt, a 2-year-old boy with only weeks to live served as the best man Saturday afternoon for his parents Pennsylvania wedding.
Christine Swidorsky carried Logan Stevenson on her shoulder at the Saturday afternoon wedding in Jeannette, a suburb of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported.
Logan stood with his grandmother, Debbie Stevenson, during a 12-minute ceremony uniting Logans mother and his father, Sean Stevenson. The boy has leukemia and other complications.
Were married, Swidorsky exclaimed joyously after kissing her groom to applause from family and friends.
After a whirlwind week, the Jeannette couple tied the knot in a hastily arranged backyard ceremony that formalized their union and celebrated Logans life, which doctors say will be cut short soon by cancer.
Red Sox owner buys Boston Globe
Businessman John Henry, the principal owner of the Boston Red Sox, has entered into an agreement to buy The Boston Globe for $70 million, a massive drop from its record $1.1 billion price two decades ago.
The impending purchase from The New York Times Co. marks Henrys first foray into the financially unsettled world of the news media, the Globe said Saturday. The deal will give Henry the 141-year-old newspaper, its websites and affiliated companies, it said.
US officials review terrorist threats
Top U.S. officials are reviewing the threat of a terrorist attack that has led to the weekend closure of 21 U.S. embassies and consulates in the Muslim world and a global travel warning to Americans. The White House says that President Barack Obama has been briefed on the threat and preparedness measures.
Obamas national security adviser, Susan Rice, led the meeting. Among those at the meeting Saturday afternoon were the secretaries of state, defense and homeland security and the directors of the FBI and CIA.
In an interview with ABC News, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, says officials have determined there is a significant threat stream and that the intent is to attack U.S. and Western interests.
Veteran reporter Palmer, 77, dies
John Palmer, a veteran reporter for NBC News who covered wars and Washington over a career that spanned 40 years, died Saturday at a Washington hospital.
Palmers wife Nancy confirmed he died at George Washington University Hospital of pulmonary fibrosis. He was 77.
Palmer worked for NBC from 1962 to 1990, and then returned to the network from 1994 until 2002.
Ban on Apple imports vetoed
President Obamas trade representative on Saturday vetoed a ban on imports of some Apple iPads and older iPhones, dealing a setback to rival South Korean electronics company Samsung.
U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman overruled a June decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission, which had banned imports of the iPhone 4 and some variations of the iPad 2. The commission ruled that the Chinese-made Apple devices violated a patent held by Samsung and couldnt be imported. The ban never went into effect, though, because the Obama administration had 60 days to decide if it would uphold the commission.
Civil rights attorney Chambers, 76, dies
Julius Chambers, a Charlotte attorney whose practice was in the forefront of the civil rights movement in North Carolina, has died, his law firm said Saturday. He was 76.
A statement issued by his law firm, Ferguson Chambers & Sumter, said Chambers died Friday after months of declining health.