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  • Check the mailbox: Royal wedding invitations dispatched

    March 22, 2018 4:55 PM 4

    The invitations, which are bevelled and gilded in gold along the edges, feature Prince Charles’ three-feather badge. Some 600 people have been invited to the May 19 nuptials at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. Kensington Palace said Thursday that invitations for the wedding between Prince Harry and his American fiancée, Meghan Markle, have been dispatched

  • Hamas says bomber who targeted Palestinian PM last week has been killed

    March 22, 2018 2:35 PM 5

    Rami Hamdallah was not harmed in last week's Gaza attack, which the PA blames on Hamas A man wanted for a bombing that targeted the Palestinian premier's convoy as he visited Gaza last week was killed in a firefight Thursday with Hamas forces, the militant Islamic group that rules the territory has said. The Interior Ministry in Gaza said the suspect

  • Entertainer Frank Avruch, known for portraying Bozo the Clown, dies at 89

    March 22, 2018 1:19 PM 7

    BOSTON—Longtime Boston television personality and entertainer Frank Avruch, who was the star of the popular children’s TV program Bozo the Clown, has died. He was 89. Avruch died Tuesday at his Boston home from heart disease, his family said in a statement to WCVB-TV . Avruch played Bozo the Clown from 1959 to 1970, a clown character particularly popular

  • American-Russian crew takes off for Internationl Space Station

    March 21, 2018 10:07 PM 6

    The two U.S. astronauts and one Russian cosmonaut succssfuly blasted off from a launch pad in Kazakhstan and will dock at the space outpost on Friday. MOSCOW—A rocket carrying two American astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut to the International Space Station has blasted off successfully. The Soyuz booster blasted off as scheduled Wednesday from the Russia-leased

  • Stephen Hawking’s ashes to rest near graves of Darwin, Newton

    March 21, 2018 6:05 PM 6

    Hawking will be interred at London’s Westminster Abbey, “near those of distinguished fellow scientists,” later this year. LONDON—The ashes of celebrated physicist Stephen Hawking will be interred at London’s Westminster Abbey near the grave of Isaac Newton. A spokesman for the abbey said the ashes will be placed there later this year at a Thanksgiving

  • Thou shalt apply for city permits: Mississippi man agrees to move Ten Commandments billboards

    March 21, 2018 12:35 PM 5

    The signs showed the Ten Commandments and a flaming American flag with the words “Wake Up America.” BROOKHAVEN, Miss.—A property owner in Brookhaven, Mississippi has learned a lesson: Thou shalt comply with city ordinances. Wayne Wallace avoided a battle of biblical proportions by agreeing to take down billboards he installed without proper permits

  • ‘It shouldn’t be like this’: Six months after Maria hit, Puerto Rico still struggles

    March 20, 2018 3:23 PM 5

    Aid workers and non-profit groups say the U.S. territory is still dealing with power and food shortages six months after the powerful storm hit the island. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Generators are still humming. Candles are still flickering. Homes are still being repaired. Puerto Rico was hit by Hurricane Maria exactly six months ago, and the U.S. territory

  • Brother of Parkland shooting suspect arrested for trespassing on school grounds

    March 20, 2018 1:14 AM 7

    Nikolas Cruz’s brother, Zachary, rode his skateboard onto school property. He told deputies that he decided to visit Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to “reflect on the school shooting and to soak it in,” according to the sheriff’s office. Zachary Cruz, who, like his brother, was adopted, had a strained relationship with him. Cruz has lived with a guardian

  • Tennessee church shooting suspect indicted on 43 counts, including first-degree murder

    March 19, 2018 11:00 PM 5

    Emanuel Kidega Samson, 26, is accused of fatally shooting a woman and wounding six people at the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ shooting in Nashville. “I asked him specifically and he said that he didn’t give much thought to race,” Jolley said. “I think he also said the same thing about religion. So he didn’t indicate to me any particular thing for motivation

  • Former professor accused of sexually assaulting disabled man pleads guilty to lesser charge in prosecution deal

    March 19, 2018 7:15 PM 7

    Anna Stubblefield, whose sexual-assault conviction was previously overturned, admitted she should have known the man was legally unable to consent. NEWARK, N.J.—A former Rutgers University professor whose conviction for sexually assaulting a disabled man was overturned pleaded guilty Monday to aggravated criminal sexual contact. Anna Stubblefield entered