Trump to give Tiger Woods

Medal of Freedom

President Donald Trump says he will present Tiger Woods with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Woods won his fifth Masters title Sunday, overcoming personal and professional adversity to once more claim the green jacket.

Trump tweeted Monday that he spoke to Woods and congratulated him on "the great victory" and "to inform him that because of his incredible Success & Comeback in Sports (Golf) and, more importantly, LIFE, I will be presenting him with the PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM!"

The medal is the nation's highest honor for a civilian.

The president is an avid golfer who played a round with Woods at Trump's golf club in Jupiter, Florida, in February. He watched the Masters from his Virginia golf club on Sunday.

 

Aretha Franklin makes history

with posthumous Pulitzer win

Aretha Franklin is still getting R-E-S-P-E-C-T after death: The Queen of Soul received the Pulitzer Prize Special Citation honor Monday, becoming the first individual woman to earn a special citation prize since the honor was first awarded in 1930.

The Pulitzer board said the award was given to Franklin for "her indelible contribution to American music and culture for more than five decades."

Franklin died on Aug. 16 at her home in Detroit from pancreatic cancer at age 76.

 

Joan Collins thanks firefighters

after London apartment fire

Joan Collins has thanked firefighters for their quick response after a blaze erupted in her London apartment.

The 85-year-old actress shared video images of a charred wall on social media after the weekend fire. She tweeted thanks to the "marvelous" firefighters who tackled the "terrifying" blaze.

The London Fire Brigade said Monday the fire was caused by sunlight reflecting off a shaving mirror and setting fire to a bathroom blind.