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Margaret Thatcher's spouse not happy about McCartney invite

TownHall - 4 hours 48 min ago
LONDON (AP) — Most hosts would be quite happy to have Paul McCartney come to a shindig. But that wasn't the case with Denis Thatcher in 1988 when planning a gala reception at 10 Downing Street.Newly released papers show that the late husband of

10 Iranian troops killed in attack near border with Iraq

TownHall - 4 hours 52 min ago
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian news agency is reporting 10 border guards have been killed in an attack by unidentified gunmen near the Iraqi border.The semi-official Fars news agency reported Saturday that the attack took place the night before

The Latest: No wind, good scoring early in British Open

TownHall - 4 hours 53 min ago
CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — The Latest on the British Open (all times local):11:20 a.m.Carnoustie is still waiting on the one element that defines a strong test at the British Open: the wind.The third round began with little more t

Putin's robo-nauts 'to be in space by 2019'

Daily Mail - 4 hours 56 min ago
Russia is planning to blast two robot astronauts into space to work on the international space station to perform tasks which are too dangerous for humans.

North Korea Signals Reluctance on Reunions, Nuclear Program (Andrew Jeong/Wall Street Journal)

Memeorandum - 4 hours 59 min ago

Andrew Jeong / Wall Street Journal:
North Korea Signals Reluctance on Reunions, Nuclear Program  —  Pyongyang dials back apparent commitments to South and U.S. in statements Friday  —  SEOUL—North Korea put planned reunions of families separated by the Korean War into question and denounced South Korea's latest demands …

Republicans Bow to White House on Chinese Telecom Firm ZTE (Ana Swanson/New York Times)

Memeorandum - 5 hours 29 min ago

Ana Swanson / New York Times:
Republicans Bow to White House on Chinese Telecom Firm ZTE  —  WASHINGTON — Republican lawmakers backed away from a plan to reinstate stiff penalties on Chinese telecom firm ZTE, handing a win to President Trump, who had personally intervened to save the Beijing company.

The Latest: Boat victims mourned

TownHall - 5 hours 31 min ago
BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly tourist boat accident in Missouri (all times local):9:35 p.m.About 300 people gathered in a parking lot outside a tourism business to remember the 17 people killed when one of its duck boats caps

Revelations of US cardinal sex abuse will force pope's hand

TownHall - 5 hours 47 min ago
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Revelations that one of the most respected U.S. cardinals allegedly sexually abused both boys and adult seminarians have raised questions about who in the Catholic Church hierarchy knew — and what Pope Francis is going to do about i

Moving day awaits at British Open

TownHall - 5 hours 52 min ago
CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — Justin Rose has started his third round of the British Open much earlier than he would have liked.But at least he's still playing.Dustin Johnson and Justin Thomas, Nos. 1 and 2 in the world, missed the cut. Ros

Jamie Lee Curtis hugs home invasion survivor inspired by her Halloween role at Comic-Con

Daily Mail - 7 hours 18 min ago
The actress, 58, who's reprising her role of Laurie Strode in the upcoming motion picture, had an emotional exchange with a fan named Joseph Scott.

Macau takes in 533 dogs after Asia's only race track shuts

TownHall - 7 hours 24 min ago
BEIJING (AP) — Macau authorities have taken in more than 500 greyhounds abandoned following the closure of Asia's only legal dog-racing track.The former Portuguese territory has been the only place in China where dog racing is legal. However, be

DC commissioners fight to revoke Trump Hotel liquor license (Adam Shaw/Fox News)

Memeorandum - 7 hours 24 min ago

Adam Shaw / Fox News:
DC commissioners fight to revoke Trump Hotel liquor license  —  The anti-Trump resistance has gone from blasting Russia's interference in the White House race to interfering with White Russians.  —  Fox 5 reports that a D.C. Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC 4C) is backing a petition …

Mob lynches Muslim man over cow smuggling charges in India

TownHall - 7 hours 44 min ago
NEW DELHI (AP) — A Muslim man was beaten to death by a mob in western India over allegations of smuggling cows, police said Saturday, despite calls by the country's highest court for immediate steps to stop deadly mob violence across the country.

AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

TownHall - 7 hours 48 min ago
Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.This week's gallery includes children i

LEADING OFF: Cards' Carpenter on tear; will Mets make moves?

TownHall - 8 hours 12 min ago
A look at what's happening around the majors today:WOOD WORKA day after hitting three homers and two doubles in just six innings, Cardinals slugger Matt Carpenter tries to torment the Cubs over a doubleheader. Carpenter drove in seven bef

Journalists rights group criticizes environment in Pakistan

TownHall - 8 hours 18 min ago
ISLAMABAD (AP) — An international organization that advocates for the rights of journalists has raised questions about conditions that media face in Pakistan ahead of parliamentary elections.The Committee to Protect Journalists, a New York-based

Human cannonball in Santiago, Chile, breaks his legs after circus stunt goes wrong and he misses net

Daily Mail - 8 hours 18 min ago
Crowds of spectators gasped in horror as they watched Jaime Almarza Quezada, 40, fly through the air and crash land in the stands. The video was shot during a circus show in Santiago, Chile.

Rodriguez, Marte power Pirates past Reds 12-1 after delay

TownHall - 8 hours 29 min ago
CINCINNATI (AP) — Time on the disabled list did as much for Sean Rodriguez's bat as it did for his leg.Rodriguez homered and drove in four runs, Starling Marte hit a grand slam and the Pittsburgh Pirates extended their winning streak to a season

Hamas accepts cease-fire after massive Israeli Gaza strikes

TownHall - 8 hours 30 min ago
JERUSALEM (AP) — Gaza's militant Hamas rulers said Saturday they had accepted a cease-fire ending a massive Israeli onslaught on militant positions after a soldier was shot dead, once again pulling the sides back from the brink of a full-fledged war.

Chinese leader arrives for Africa visit as US interest wanes

TownHall - 8 hours 35 min ago
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Africa on Saturday on a four-nation visit seeking deeper military and economic ties while his rival in a bitter trade war, the Trump administration, shows little interest in the world's seco

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