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Royal Ratings: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Wedding Draws 18 Million TV Viewers, NBC Takes Crown

The royal wedding might have started very early Saturday morning, but that did not stop millions of Americans from tuning in to see Prince Harry and …

US opens new embassy in Jerusalem as dozens are killed in Gaza

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The US officially relocated its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on Monday, formally upending decades of American foreign policy in a move that was met with clashes and protests along the Israeli-Gaza border.<p>At least 58 Palestinians were killed and more than 2,700 …

Israel

It's a Boy! Prince William and Kate Middleton's Third Royal Baby Is Here

The new royal baby has arrived!<p>Prince William and Kate Middleton welcomed their third child — a prince — on Monday, Kensington Palace announced.<p>“Her …

School that gives students rocks to repel active shooter to add armed security

A Pennsylvania school district that drew media attention and public mockery for its plan to arm students with rocks in case of an active shooter situation has arranged to add armed security for its buildings.<p>Blue Mountain School District Superintendent David Helsel made the announcement Sunday …

Drug charges dropped after suspect refuses to poop for 47 days in custody

British prosecutors have dropped drug charges against a suspect who refused to use the toilet while he was in custody for 47 days.<p>Lamarr Chambers, 24, of Brixton was arrested on Jan. 17 after being chased by police. He was suspected of swallowing drugs during the chase, the BBC reported.<p>The Crown …

Last male northern white rhino's death highlights 'huge extinction crisis'

Conservationists have warned that the death of the last male northern white rhinoceros in Kenya is a sign that unsustainable human activity is driving a new era of mass extinctions around the globe.<p>Sudan, the “gentle giant” who lived in the Ol Pejeta conservancy in Kenya, was put down on Monday …

Endangered Species

Stephen Hawking says he knows what happened before the dawn of time

It's the biggest question in the universe. What happened before the Big Bang? Now world-famous physicist Stephen Hawking says he has an answer.<p>“The boundary condition of the universe ... is that it has no boundary,” Hawking tells the National Geographic’s <i>Star Talk</i> show this weekend.<p>In other words, …

Many people take dangerously high amounts of ibuprofen

Many adults who use ibuprofen and other so-called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs take too much, increasing their risk of serious side effects like internal bleeding and heart attacks, a U.S. study suggests.<p>About 15 percent of adults taking ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) or other NSAIDs …

DNA From 'Cheddar Man' reveals surprise about early Brits

Think of a stereotypical Brit and you may imagine a pale cast member from <i>Downton Abbey</i>. A new study, however, shows early modern Brits from 10,000 years ago, who migrated from Europe over a land bridge into England, may not have been quite as pale as many of their Colin Firth-like …

Woman denied emotional support peacock on United flight

Birds of a feather may flock together, but United Airlines recently shot down one traveler’s request to bring her emotional support peacock on a flight departing Newark Liberty International Airport.<p>Live and Let Fly reported earlier this week that even though the unidentified woman claimed that she …

Teens eating more Tide Pods than ever, despite efforts to stop trend

Despite efforts from Procter & Gamble, Amazon and YouTube to stop teenagers from eating the highly poisonous Tide Pods, the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) reported the number of exposure cases to the detergent has skyrocketed.<p>The AAPCC reported 39 cases of teens being …

Omarosa trying to lawyer up, may have secretly taped White House conversations

President Trump’s former spotlight-seeking staffer Omarosa Manigault-Newman might have secretly recorded private conversations in the White House, The New York Daily News reported Friday.<p>Manigault-Newman, who abruptly left the White House last year, purportedly “loves” to record meetings and has …

Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in policy shift that could spark unrest

President Trump on Wednesday plans to upend decades of U.S. policy by formally recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and ordering the relocation of the U.S. Embassy to that city, senior aides said, a decision that could derail the White House's peace efforts and spark regional unrest.<p>Trump …

Northern California gunman kills 4, wounds 10 in rampage

RANCHO TEHAMA RESERVE, Calif. (AP) — Police on Wednesday called the deadly shooting rampage in California a clear case of "a madman on the loose" while defending their decision not to arrest the man for previously violating a court order prohibiting him from having guns.<p>At a tense news conference, …

Crime

Quake kills 430 in Iranian border region rebuilt after war

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Rescuers dug with their bare hands Monday through the debris of buildings felled by an earthquake that killed more than 430 …

Trump Pitches ‘America First’ Trade Policy at Asia-Pacific Summit

DANANG, Vietnam — President Trump on Friday vowed to protect American interests against foreign exploitation, preaching a starkly unilateralist approach to a group of leaders who once pinned their economic hopes on a regional trade pact led by the United States.<p>“We are not going to let the United …

Trans-Pacific Partnership

'Hell is Here' for burning elephants in award-winning photo

An image of two elephants fleeing a mob that set them on fire in eastern India highlights the ongoing human-elephant conflicts in the region.<p>The photograph, named “Hell is Here,” was taken by Biplab Hazra and was named the winner of the Sanctuary Wildlife Photography Awards 2017.<p>The image shows a …

Trump Tells Japan It Can Protect Itself by Buying U.S. Arms

TOKYO — President Trump said on Monday that Japan could protect itself from a nuclear-armed North Korea by buying billions of dollars of American military equipment, drawing an explicit link between trade and security as he began a complex, politically charged tour of Asia.<p>By turns generous and …

ISIS Has Been Ousted From Deir al-Zour, Syrian Media Says

BEIRUT — Islamic State militants lost their last foothold in a major city and a strategic border crossing on Friday, as the Syrian and Iraqi militaries made significant advances, squeezing the militant group into a shrinking patch of territory near the border.<p>Syrian government forces, supported by …

Michigan teens accused in rock tossing death threw objects from overpass before, cops say

Five Michigan teenagers accused of killing a construction worker after they threw a rock from a highway overpass that crashed through his windshield had allegedly hurled objects from overpasses before.<p>The teenagers, identified as Kyler Anger, 17, Mark Sekelsky, 16, Mikadyn Payne, 16, Trevor Gray, …

Crime