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  • Meghan Markle won't have maid of honour; dad will walk her down the aisle

    May 4, 2018 2:35 PM 25

    Markle's divorced parents will meet members of the Royal Family ahead of the wedding on May 19 Meghan Markle's father will walk her down the aisle when the American actress marries Prince Harry this month, and both her parents will meet the Queen and senior royals in the run-up to the ceremony, Kensington Palace said on Friday. The bride-to-be's divorced

  • Comey slams Giuliani for calling FBI agents ‘stormtroopers’

    May 3, 2018 7:41 PM 13

    Giuliani referred to FBI agents as “stormtroopers,” a term originally used to describe specialist soldiers of the German Army in World War I and adopted by the Nazi Party for members of its paramilitary wing. In recent days, as Giuliani has made a string of media appearances, he has taken repeated shots at Comey, whom Trump fired last year. Comey is currently

  • California police look to family history tech to nab another killer with DNA

    May 3, 2018 6:46 PM 11

    After DNA-testing technology led to the arrest of the alleged Golden State Killer, police hope to use the same method to find the notorious Zodiac Killer. SAN FRANCISCO—Detectives in Northern California are trying to get a DNA profile on the Zodiac Killer to find him with the family tree-tracing technology investigators used to make a recent arrest in another

  • Powerful dust and rain storms in India kill at least 91, injure more than 160

    May 3, 2018 1:42 PM 12

    Wind speeds of up 130 km/h toppled homes and trees in parts of north and western India. LUCKNOW, India—A powerful dust storm and rain swept parts of north and western India overnight, causing house collapses, toppling trees and leaving at least 91 people dead and more than 160 injured, officials said Thursday. The devastation was particularly severe

  • Facebook fires employee over Tinder post about access to private user info

    May 3, 2018 12:54 PM 16

    Facebook security engineer accused of 'using privileged access to stalk women online' Facebook Inc. on Thursday said that it fired an employee accused of bragging on matchmaking app Tinder about his access to private user information. In a statement, Facebook's Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos said the company quickly investigated the situation and immediately

  • Southwest Airlines plane with cracked window makes emergency landing

    May 2, 2018 4:25 PM 26

    Emergency landing comes 2 weeks after fatal accident aboard another Southwest Airlines plane A Southwest Airlines plane flying from Chicago to New Jersey was forced to land in Cleveland on Wednesday after one of its windows cracked. There were no reports of injuries after Flight 957 landed safely at Cleveland's Hopkins International Airport

  • France’s Macron calls Australian PM Turnbull’s wife ‘delicious’

    May 2, 2018 3:00 PM 18

    “I want to thank you for your welcome, thank you and your delicious wife for your warm welcome,” French President Emmanuel Macron said. SYDNEY, Australia — Was it a Freudian slip by French President Emmanuel Macron? A joke linked to French gastronomy? Or even, a week after his visit to Washington, a parody of U.S. President Donald Trump’s infamous comments

  • Netanyahu accuses Fatah's Abbas of anti-Semitism over recent speech

    May 2, 2018 12:58 PM 27

    Abbas, in a speech to Palestinians, said that historically Jewish hatred had to with 'usury and banks' Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Mahmoud Abbas of anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial on Wednesday after the Palestinian leader suggested in a speech that historic persecution of European Jews had been caused by their conduct

  • Guitar legend Gibson seeks bankruptcy protection

    May 1, 2018 2:53 PM 33

    Company has financing plan in place to keep operating The maker of the Gibson guitar, omnipresent for decades on the rock `n' roll stage, is filing for bankruptcy protection after wrestling for years with debt. Gibson guitars have been esteemed by generations of guitar legends. After Chuck Berry died, his beloved cherry-red Gibson guitar was bolted to the inside

  • Scotland bans bargain-basement booze in move to reduce alcohol-related illnesses

    May 1, 2018 2:41 PM 15

    Britain’s Supreme Court finally rejected the distillers’ challenge last year. Health campaigners say minimum pricing will save lives and money. Almost a fifth more alcohol is sold per adult in Scotland than in other parts of Britain, and Scottish authorities say alcohol misuse causes about 697 hospital admissions and 22 deaths a week. Scotland sets its own health