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  • Some survivors of Santa Fe school shooting are hesitant to return news

    Two survivors of the mass shooting in Texas, Autumn Harrison and Alyssa Voll, describe the fear they continue to experience. They said the trauma may prevent them from going back to Santa Fe High School.

    Sat, 19 May 2018 11:47:53 -0400
  • Cougar Kills Mountain Biker In Washington State, Injures Companion news

    A cougar attacked two mountain bikers in Washington state Saturday morning,

    Sun, 20 May 2018 00:28:18 -0400
  • Trump: 'Real Americans' Should Get 'Tough' On Russia Probe news

    President Donald Trump attacked the credibility of special counsel Robert

    Sun, 20 May 2018 11:59:01 -0400
  • Missouri boat crash kills three, injuries two news

    Three people are dead and two more are injured after a boat crash at Lake of the Ozarks.

    Sun, 20 May 2018 11:31:57 -0400
  • Police: 2 arrests in fatal shooting after Georgia graduation news

    JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Police announced the arrests of two people Saturday in a fatal shooting outside a high school graduation ceremony in Georgia.

    Sat, 19 May 2018 19:28:04 -0400
  • China air force lands bombers on South China Sea island news

    China's air force has landed bombers on islands and reefs in the South China Sea as part of a training exercise in the disputed region, it said in a statement. "A division of the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) recently organized multiple bombers such as the H-6K to conduct take-off and landing training on islands and reefs in the South China Sea in order to improve our ability to 'reach all territory, conduct strikes at any time and strike in all directions'," it said in the statement issued on Friday. It said the pilot of the H-6K bomber conducted assault training on a designated sea target and then carried out take-offs and landings at an airport in the area, describing the exercise as preparation for "the West Pacific and the battle for the South China Sea".

    Sat, 19 May 2018 03:10:58 -0400
  • Foreigners tried to influence the 2016 election – Not just Russia news

    The New York Times reports Donald Trump Jr. allegedly met with an Israeli social media specialist and an emissary for the crown princes of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

    Sat, 19 May 2018 11:44:01 -0400
  • Protesters Throw A Fiesta To Razz Lawyer Who Ranted At Spanish Speakers news

    > Mariachi band continues #AaronSchlossberg #hablamosespanol @NYDailyNews

    Sat, 19 May 2018 00:32:54 -0400
  • California Man Wins Lottery 4 times in 6 Months For More Than $6 Million news

    He said he doesn't know what caused his lucky streak.

    Sun, 20 May 2018 11:13:40 -0400
  • Palestinian publicly sets himself on fire in Gaza

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A 20-year-old Palestinian is in critical condition Sunday after publicly setting himself on fire but his motives remain unclear with family believing he was despairing over Gaza's dire living conditions and Hamas, the Islamic militant group that rules the territory, alleging personal problems.

    Sun, 20 May 2018 14:56:05 -0400
  • Cougar kills mountain biker and wounds another in Washington state news

    Two friends on a morning mountain bike ride 30 miles (48 kilometres) east of Seattle were attacked by a cougar, killing one of the men and leaving the second hospitalised. The cougar was later found up a tree near the dead man's body, where agents for the state's Fish and Wildlife police shot and killed it hours after the Saturday attack, the Seattle Times reported. The names of neither man were immediately released. The 31-year-old survivor said he and his friend were mountain biking in the Lake Hancock forest area at about 11am when they realised they were being chased by the big cat. "So they stopped and they made a lot of noise, said Capt. Alan Myers of the state department of Fish and Wildlife, ''which is exactly what we counsel people to do. "The two victims then took a minute and were catching their breath about this amazing, incredibly scary event that just occurred and suddenly the victim (the survivor) was attacked again by this cougar.  "It latched onto his head. He said he had his whole entire head in the jaws of this animal and was being shaken around very, very horribly."  Here’s a photo of the cougar that attacked two men on a mountain bike ride near North Bend today. One man died. Another man is at Harborview Medical Center tonight— Tammy Mutasa (@TammyKOMO) May 20, 2018 The second victim turned and started to run away, and the cougar went after him and killed the 32-year-old. The injured man rode for about 2 miles (3.2 kilometres) before getting mobile coverage and calling emergency services. Patient status update: The 31-year-old male who arrived at Harborview this afternoon as a result of a mountain lion attack near North Bend is being treated in the Emergency Dept. He is currently awake and alert and in serious condition.— Harborview Seattle (@harborviewmc) May 19, 2018  Sgt. Ryan Abbott said when rescuers arrived it took them about 30 minutes to locate the second victim, who was dead with the cougar standing on top of him. "The deputies shot at him and spooked him, and he ran off," he said. It took several hours before authorities found the cougar up a tree 45 to 182 metres away and killed it. While the cougar was being hunted, rescuers had to wait to retrieve the dead man's body. Rich Beausoleil, the state's bear and cougar specialist, said it was only the second fatality in the state in the last 94 years. "But it's one too many," he said. Cougars, also known as mountain lions and pumas, are a protected species, the Times reported. Each year, the state allows 250 cougars to be hunted and killed in 50 designated zones. 

    Sun, 20 May 2018 09:03:19 -0400
  • Mark Kelly: Trump Rolled Over For NRA, Did Nothing About Guns After Parkland news

    Former astronaut Mark Kelly, husband of shooting survivor and former Rep.

    Sat, 19 May 2018 01:56:54 -0400
  • Afghan government under pressure as Taliban threaten new district news

    Taliban fighters closed in on another district in Afghanistan on Sunday as officials sought to reassure an increasingly angry public that security would improve. On Sunday, the insurgents were besieging the governor's compound in Ajrestan district in Ghazni, south of the capital Kabul, although officials said reinforcements had arrived and were relieving police defending the town. The fighting in Ghazni, which has long had a heavy Taliban presence, follows several days of fighting in Farah province, on the other side of Afghanistan on the border with Iran where the insurgents came close to overrunning the provincial capital.

    Sun, 20 May 2018 09:40:09 -0400
  • Cuba: 110 died in plane crash, 3 survivors 'critical' news

    HAVANA (AP) — The only three survivors of Cuba's worst aviation disaster in three decades were clinging to life Saturday, a day after their passenger jet crashed in a fireball in Havana's rural outskirts with 113 people on board.

    Sat, 19 May 2018 20:48:00 -0400
  • Convicted killer in Malaysia scandal offers to tell all: report news

    A Malaysian former police officer convicted of killing a young woman in a scandal linked to the country's disgraced ex-leader offered Saturday to reveal who ordered the grisly slaying in exchange for a full pardon, a media report said. Sirul Azhar Umar, now in Australian custody after fleeing Malaysia in 2015, has maintained that he was ordered by "important people" to murder the Mongolian woman, Altantuya Shaariibuu, in 2006. Altantuya was killed and her body blown up with military-grade explosives.

    Sat, 19 May 2018 10:18:32 -0400
  • Hawaii lava flow engulfs more homes as ash plume ascends news

    By Terray Sylvester PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - New, fast-moving lava poured from the flank of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano on Saturday, destroying four more homes on the Big Island after a second explosive eruption shot a nearly two-mile-high (10,000 foot) ash plume from the crater. Molten rock from two huge cracks formed a single channel and traveled 1,000 feet in under an hour, twice the speed of previous flows of older lava that have torn through homes, roads and tropical forest for over two weeks, the County of Hawaii's Civil Defense Agency said. The new lava, which is flowing east underground from the sinking lava lake at Kilauea's summit, is expected to create more voluminous flows that travel further, threatening homes and a coastal road that is a key exit route for around 2,000 residents.

    Sat, 19 May 2018 18:21:27 -0400
  • The Royal Wedding's Order Of Service Contains A Notable Error news

    Kensington Palace released the official Order of Service for the royal wedding

    Sat, 19 May 2018 02:48:10 -0400
  • 10 Most-Reliable Luxury SUVs For 2018

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    Sat, 19 May 2018 11:00:02 -0400
  • Texas school shooting kills 10, deadliest since Parkland news

    SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — A 17-year-old armed with a shotgun and a pistol opened fire at a Houston-area high school Friday, killing 10 people, most of them students, authorities said. It was the nation's deadliest such attack since the massacre in Florida that gave rise to a campaign by teens for gun control.

    Fri, 18 May 2018 23:17:07 -0400
  • Maduro set to win second term as Venezuela slips further into economic crisis news

    Venezuela goes to the polls on Sunday, with incumbent president Nicolas Maduro expected to win a second term in spite of the country’s spiralling economic crisis. Mr Maduro is set to secure another six-year term on behalf of the ruling Socialist party, but the election takes place under a cloud of controversy with the ruler’s main rivals set to boycott the vote. More than a million Venezuelans have fled the country in search of a better life abroad as the nation’s once robust oil industry has crumbled, leaving widespread shortages of food and medicines.

    Sun, 20 May 2018 07:29:00 -0400
  • Alec Baldwin's Trump Faces Ominous 'Sopranos' Scenario In 'SNL' Finale news

    Things weren't looking so sunny for Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump on "Saturday

    Sun, 20 May 2018 02:06:07 -0400
  • Syria seeks to crush insurgent pocket, denies evacuation deal news

    Syrian troops fought on Sunday to crush the last pockets of resistance by Islamic State militants trapped in an enclave south of Damascus, state media said, denying a report that insurgents had begun leaving in a withdrawal agreement. The recovery of the enclave south of Damascus would mark another milestone in President Bashar al-Assad's war effort, crushing the last besieged rebel enclave in western Syria. Syrian government forces and their allies have been battling to recover the enclave south of Damascus since defeating rebels in eastern Ghouta, also near the capital, in April.

    Sun, 20 May 2018 10:25:18 -0400
  • More than 100 people killed as passenger plane crashes in Cuba news

    An ageing airliner carrying 110 people crashed shortly after take off from Havana airport in Cuba on Friday, leaving just three survivors in the country's worst aviation disaster in three decades. The 39-year-old Boeing 737 had taken off on an internal flight when it went down into a cassava field not far from the end of the runway just after midday,  bursting into flames and leaving huge plumes of black smoke. A local resident told Granma, the Cuban state newspaper, that the plane crashed after it attempted to return to the airport – making a turn and clipping electricity cables, then plummeting to the ground. Miguel Diaz-Canel, the Cuban president, visited the scene immediately and said: "There is a high number of people who appear to have died. "Things have been organised, the fire has been put out, and the remains are being identified." Granma reported there was a baby aged under two on board, plus four children. The Cubana Airlines Boeing 737 had just left the Jose Marti airport when the accident happened Credit: ADALBERTO ROQUE/ AFP The paper also said that the crew was “foreign” and that there were foreigners on board, but did not give details. The three survivors were taken to the Calixto Garcia hospital, in the Vedado district of Havana. Families of those on board were asked to bring photos of their loved ones to the scene, to assist with identification. The Boeing 737 had just left the Jose Marti airport en route to the town of Holguin – a flight of around an hour and a half. The plane crashed near a school and lay in a farm field, heavily damaged and burnt, with firefighters spraying water on its smouldering remains. Miguel Diaz-Canel, visiting the crash site Credit: AFP What appeared to be one of the wings of the plane was wedged among scorched tree trunks, but the main fuselage appeared to have been entirely destroyed. Firefighters and rescue workers combed through the wreckage, but there seemed little chance of finding survivors. The plane was believed to be a Cubana airlines flight. Mercedes Vazquez, director of air traffic, told Prensa Latina that the plane was owned by Damojh - a Mexican company which operates under the name Global. At a glance | Cuba  A Global employee told AP that the plane was theirs. Cuban state television had earlier claimed that the plane was owned by Blue Panorama, an Italian firm, but they denied involvement. The Cuban state carrier had suspended its own domestic flights in March owing to a shortage of aircraft, according to security site Garda World. Cubana has also taken many of its aging planes out of service in recent months due to mechanical problems. The airline is notorious among Cubans for its frequent delays and cancellations, which Cubana blames on a lack of parts and airplanes due to the US trade embargo on the island. Friday's crash was Cuba's third major fatal accident since 2010. A survivor is loaded into an ambulance Credit: AFP Last year, a Cuban military plane crashed into a hillside in the western province of Artemisa, killing eight troops on board. In November 2010, an AeroCaribbean flight from Santiago to Havana went down in bad weather as it flew over central Cuba, killing all 68 people, including 28 foreigners, in what was Cuba's worst air disaster in more than two decades. The last Cubana accident appears to have been on Sept. 4, 1989, when a chartered Cubana plane flying from Havana to Milan, Italy, went down shortly after takeoff, killing all 126 people on board, as well as at least two dozen on the ground. Cubana's director general, Capt. Hermes Hernandez Dumas, told state media last month that Cubana's domestic flights had carried 11,700 more passengers than planned between January and April 2018. It said that 64 per cent of flights had taken off on time, up from 59 per cent the previous year. "Among the difficulties created by the US trade embargo is our inability to acquire latest-generation aircraft with technology capable of guaranteeing the stability of aerial operations," he said. "Another factor is obtaining part for Cubana's aircraft."

    Fri, 18 May 2018 21:26:17 -0400
  • Iran wary as EU presents plans to save nuclear deal news

    Iran said Saturday it would wait to see whether Europe produces tangible results in overcoming US sanctions before it decides whether to stay in the nuclear deal, as a top EU official visited Tehran to present plans for maintaining trade ties. "The ball is in the court of the EU.

    Sat, 19 May 2018 15:05:42 -0400
  • Hounded by graft probe, fearing safety Malaysia's Najib seeks protection news

    By Fathin Ungku KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's former prime minister Najib Razak fears for his safety and has asked for police protection, his spokesman said on Sunday, a day after the ex-leader complained over the conduct of police searching properties for evidence of corruption. Having ruled Malaysia for nearly 10 years, Najib and his wife, Rosmah Mansor, have been barred from leaving the country after his coalition's surprise defeat in an election on May 9. Najib has consistently denied all allegations of wrongdoing, but his image hasn't been helped by his wife's reputation for lavish spending.

    Sun, 20 May 2018 05:40:18 -0400
  • Who Is Cello Bae? Sheku Kanneh-Mason, 19, Wows With Royal Wedding Solo news

    Sheku Kanneh-Mason said he was "bowled over" to be invited to play.

    Sat, 19 May 2018 10:35:55 -0400
  • Principal apologizes for 'insensitive' prom tickets language

    CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — The principal of a New Jersey high school has apologized for what he called "insensitive" language on tickets for the upcoming senior prom.

    Sun, 20 May 2018 15:53:26 -0400
  • "Born to kill" Texas shooter a quiet teenager in trench coat news

    He was a quiet Texas teenager who danced with his Greek church group and played football. On Friday, authorities said, 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis put on a trenchcoat, walked into an art class at his high school in Santa Fe, near Houston, and shot nine fellow students and a teacher dead. There were no red flags beforehand to indicate that Pagourtzis was headed for trouble, Governor Greg Abbott said.

    Sat, 19 May 2018 08:09:25 -0400
  • `I`m Just Tired of This`: Hundreds of Chicago Students Protest Gun Violence news

    One day after 10 people were gunned down at a Texas high school, students in Chicago took to the streets Saturday to protest gun violence.

    Sun, 20 May 2018 12:04:53 -0400
  • ‘I am not obstructing justice, I am seeking it’: Oakland mayor fires back at Trump after warning immigrants about raids news

    The mayor of Oakland is pushing back on President Donald Trump’s claims that she obstructed justice by warning undocumented immigrants of an impending federal raid. Mayor Libby Schaaf, a Democrat, wrote in a weekend op-ed that it was her “duty” to warn immigrants about the raid, which was set to target around 1,000 people living in the Bay Area earlier this year. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has indicated that a tweet from the mayor prevented the arrest of as many as 800 people.

    Sat, 19 May 2018 11:04:00 -0400
  • Detained Saudi women driving campaigners branded traitors news

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Just weeks before Saudi Arabia is set to lift its ban on women driving, the kingdom's state security said Saturday it had detained seven people who are being accused of working with "foreign entities." Rights activists say all those detained had worked in some capacity on women's rights issues, with five of those detained among the most prominent and outspoken women's rights campaigners in the country.

    Sat, 19 May 2018 05:15:42 -0400
  • Cuba plane crash: What we know news

    - Among the 110 people killed were 99 Cubans, the six-person Mexican crew and five foreign passengers -- an Argentine couple, a Mexican woman and two people from Western Sahara, according to Cuba's Transport Minister Adel Yzquierdo. - The aircraft was a Boeing 737-200 leased to Cuba's state airline Cubana de Aviacion by Mexican company Global Air, also known as Aerolineas Damojh.

    Sat, 19 May 2018 19:31:22 -0400
  • Cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's bloc wins Iraq election

    By Raya Jalabi and Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A political bloc led by populist Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, a long-time adversary of the United States who also opposes Iranian influence in Iraq, has won the country's parliamentary election, the electoral commission said on Saturday. Sadr himself cannot become prime minister because he did not run in the election, though his bloc's victory puts him in a position to have a strong say in negotiations. The Victory Alliance, headed by incumbent Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, trailed in third place with 42 seats, behind the Al-Fatih bloc, which won 47 seats.

    Sat, 19 May 2018 08:24:53 -0400
  • Two dead after car crashes into North Carolina restaurant news

    Two people were killed after a car crashed into a North Carolina restaurant, including the driver’s daughter. A driver rammed his vehicle into the Surf and Turf Lodge restaurant in the town of Bessemer City around noon local time. An officer arrived to the scene to find a car “completely in the building”, Bessemer City police chief Thomas Ellis told reporters.

    Sun, 20 May 2018 18:12:37 -0400
  • Serena Williams Went All Out For The Royal Wedding news

    Serena Williams looked simply stunning as she arrived at the royal wedding of

    Sat, 19 May 2018 05:42:04 -0400
  • Dead whale that washed ashore on Long Island may have been hit by boat, officials say news

    A dead humpback whale that washed ashore on Long Beach, Long Island may have been hit by a boat.

    Sun, 20 May 2018 10:28:52 -0400
  • Hawaii lava evacuees grow weary as uncertainty drags on news

    PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Ed Arends grabbed what he could in the night and fled his 5-acre property, lava oozing from a crack in his neighborhood on Hawaii's Big Island.

    Sun, 20 May 2018 16:29:30 -0400
  • New documents suggest Las Vegas shooter was conspiracy theorist – what we know news

    Stephen Paddock was the gunman who killed 58 people and wounded hundreds more last October, when he opened fire from the window of his room at the Mandalay hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. Yesterday, following legal action from news organizations, the Las Vegas police department released a trove of documents on the investigation, including statements from witnesses and victims. Mostly the documents contain harrowing accounts from victims of Stephen Paddock’s shooting spree.

    Sat, 19 May 2018 06:00:25 -0400
  • Jimmy Kimmel Shreds 'Cowardly' Trump, Lawmakers After Texas School Shooting news

    Jimmy Kimmel fiercely rebuked President Donald Trump and lawmakers on Friday

    Sat, 19 May 2018 01:48:43 -0400
  • Erdogan to hold controversial election rally in Bosnia news

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will hold an election rally in Sarajevo Sunday for expatriate Turks, an event that has stirred controversy in Bosnia. Sarajevo was chosen for the rally after several European Union countries, including Germany, banned such rallies in the campaign for last year's referendum on a new system enhancing the powers of the Turkish presidency. Erdogan has previously drawn controversy for electioneering in Europe, where there are some three million Turks eligible to vote in Turkish elections, including 1.4 million in Germany.

    Sat, 19 May 2018 23:52:32 -0400
  • Macedonia must revise constitution before name deal: Greece news

    A 27-year name row between Greece and Macedonia cannot be resolved without consitutional revision in the neighbouring country, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Saturday amid hopes for a June deal. "As regards the debate surrounding (Macedonia's) name, the government will not enter more specific talks if the above requirements are not fulfilled first," Tsipras' office said in a statement. In a speech to his party later Saturday, Tsipras said the countries were "closer than ever before" to a solution.

    Sat, 19 May 2018 17:02:56 -0400
  • A royal reception feast for 600: langoustines, quail eggs and rhubarb tartlets news

    Guests of Prince Harry and his new wife Meghan were set to tuck into dishes including Scottish langoustines, grilled asparagus and rhubarb crumble tartlets at a lunchtime reception for the newlyweds. Canapes being served include poached free-range chicken in a lightly spiced yoghurt with roasted apricot, croquettes of confit Windsor lamb and garden-pea panna cotta with quail eggs and lemon verbena. There were also bowl foods such as pea and mint risotto with pea shoots, truffle oil and parmesan crisps, and 10-hour slow roasted Windsor pork belly, all washed down with champagne, wines and a range of soft drinks.

    Sat, 19 May 2018 09:45:22 -0400
  • Sri Lanka warns of Tamil separatist resurgence news

    Sri Lanka's president Saturday warned that Tamil extremists were regrouping abroad to revive their demand to divide the island nation nine years after the end of its decades-long ethnic war. Maithripala Sirisena said government forces had failed to quash the Tamil rebels' separatism, although they were militarily conquered by May 2009 following a no-holds-barred offensive. "We have defeated terrorism of the LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam), but we have not been able to defeat their ideology," Sirisena said.

    Sat, 19 May 2018 11:28:23 -0400
  • It's all about the well-plumed hats for royal wedding guests news

    Like every good royal wedding, it was all about the hats, the dresses and the posh tails, with some fashion standouts among the guests at Windsor Castle.

    Sat, 19 May 2018 09:21:56 -0400
  • The 'child whisperer' nanny who kept the bridesmaids and pageboys in line at the royal wedding news

    If you hadn’t been looking for her, you would have missed her entirely. Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s nanny blended expertly into the background in St George’s Chapel on Saturday, looking on from the sidelines as her little charges and their fellow bridesmaids and page boys performed their duties beautifully. But if Maria Borrallo hadn’t been present in the chapel, there is a chance the ceremony might not have gone quite so smoothly. Rehearsals for the big day had been shambolic, insiders say, with the children - the youngest of whom, Zalie, daughter of Prince Harry’s friend Jake Warren, was only two years old - proving impossible to keep in line. It was decided that the two eldest children, seven year-old twins Brian and John Mulroney, should be tasked with the important job of holding a corner each of the new Duchess of Sussex’s five metre-long train. Ms Borrallo became known as “the child whisperer” Credit: Max Mumby The boys are said to have been practising with a train (with mixed results) since Wednesday, learning how to keep the same pace as they walked down the aisle, when to pick up and put down the the hand-embroidered silk and organza veil - which had been sewn with flowers from each of the 53 Commonwealth nations - and just how high to hold it up. Would they step on it and tear it? Would they remember what to do when? Their mother, the Duchess’s best friend Jessica Mulroney, must have breathed a sigh of relief when her sons’ duties were finally done. One of the gap-toothed twins- Brian - stole the nation's hearts when he peeked out from behind the Duchess as she entered the chapel, his mouth dropping open in delight at the sight of 600 people waiting for him inside. It provided the perfect photo opportunity which his father, Ben Mulroney, has hinted may have earned him a special treat as a reward. "Ok, Brian," Mr Mulroney wrote on Instagram. "You're getting a TV in your room for the summer." The Mulroney twins had a crucial job at the wedding Credit: Owen Humphreys /PA While the boys were concentrating on their job, their little sister Ivy - along with Princess Charlotte, three, Prince George, four, Prince Harry’s godchildren Jasper Dyer, six, and Florence van Cutsem, three, and the Duchess’ goddaughters Rylan and Remi Litt, seven and six - were to wait in the wings before trotting after them down the aisle. On the day, it all became too much for little Zalie Warren, who had to be picked up and comforted by Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s nanny before she could make her way down the aisle, holding Princess Charlotte’s hand. Ms Borrallo, who has been with the family for four years now, was on hand to keep the children in check on Saturday, doing such a brilliant job that many of the parents in the congregation commented that she must be “magic”, and said they wanted to know “all her secrets”. By the end of the morning, she had become known as “the child whisperer”, so adept was Ms Borrallo at keeping the children quiet and happy in the midst of the pomp and circumstance which threatened to overwhelm them. Princess Charlotte and the other children were reportedly pacified with promises of smarties Credit: Jane Barlow/PA Her secret? An insider says one of the techniques the Norland Nanny employed to get the children to stand nicely was the promise of Smarties. And who could blame her? What little person wouldn’t behave with the possibility of handful of Smarties hanging in the balance? Whatever her technique, it seems to have worked - all ten children executed their role beautifully. Usually sporting the traditional Norland uniform of a brown fifties-style nurse’s dress, white gloves, brown brogues and a little brown bowler hat, Ms Borrallo was able to blend into the background on Saturday in a simple navy dress, eschewing her uniform for the day - only a discreet badge with the Norland motto “Love Never Faileth” giving her away. Ms Borrallo, who was appointed by the Duke and Duchess in 2014, when Prince George was just eight months old, has often been called upon to be on hand at royal occasions, in case one of the children needs to be looked after. She lives with the family at Kensington Palace, and travels with them on royal tours and excursions. Ms Borrallo usually wears a brown nurse's style dress Credit: Max Mumby /Getty Norland Nannies are highly accomplished - they have to be adept at everything from sewing and cooking to self defence. The Duchess of Cambridge has said of her in the past she is “amazing”. Ironically, when the Duke of York married Sarah Ferguson in 1986, a young Prince William was such a badly behaved page boy (he refused to remain still while the couple exchanged vows, and stuck his tongue out at the flower girls), that his nanny was replaced following the wedding. His children's nanny will have been invaluable to his family in the past month as they have been adjusting to life with their new arrival, Prince Louis. A look back at royal bridesmaids and pageboys Super nanny Kathryn Mewes explains: “Norlanders don’t just consider the children, they consider the father and mother, too. “They are aware of the sensitivities of breastfeeding and sleeplessness, and they allow the mum to focus on the newborn while keeping the other children stable, secure and happy.” She certainly performed her duties admirably on Saturday. In fact, Her Royal Highness ought to watch out, after Ms Borrallo’s performance in the chapel, she could be getting a call from one or two Hollywood mothers in the coming days. Royal wedding | Read more  

    Sun, 20 May 2018 16:13:45 -0400
  • Protesters target lawyer who ranted against Spanish speakers news

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mariachi bands sang "La Cucaracha" and other Mexican songs during protests on Friday in front of the apartment building and the former office of a lawyer caught on video ranting against Spanish-speaking workers.

    Fri, 18 May 2018 21:47:12 -0400
  • Justify Wins the Preakness Stakes and Is Now One Race Away From the Triple Crown news

    He galloped to victory in a thick fog and on a sloppy track

    Sat, 19 May 2018 19:07:07 -0400
  • South Korea, U.S. to work closely on summit after Pyongyang's about-face news

    By Jeongmin Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump held discussions on Sunday to ensure that the North Korea-U.S. summit remains on track after North Korea threatened to pull out of the high-level talks. Moon and Trump spoke over the phone for about 20 minutes, and exchanged their views on North Korea's recent reactions, South Korea's presidential office said without elaborating. "The two leaders will work closely and unwaveringly for the successful hosting of the North Korea- U.S. summit set on June 12, including the upcoming South Korea-U.S. summit," the presidential official said.

    Sun, 20 May 2018 10:10:53 -0400
  • Cement, extreme cold experiments to launch on Orbital cargo ship news

    Food for astronauts, new space gardening gear and an experiment on how cement forms in microgravity are poised to launch Monday to the International Space Station aboard Orbital ATK's unmanned Cygnus spacecraft. An extreme cold experiment and a European module to invite plug-and-play research are also among the three tons of cargo scheduled to blast off on an Antares rocket from Wallops Island, Virginia at 4:39 am (0839 GMT). The Cygnus delivery is the ninth in a series of launches by Orbital ATK, under a $1.9 billion contract with NASA to resupply the orbiting outpost.

    Sun, 20 May 2018 15:16:03 -0400
  • Indian Kashmir shutdown to protest Modi visit news

    Indian Kashmir came to a virtual standstill Saturday as separatist groups called for a shutdown to protest a visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the Muslim-majority region gripped by deadly new tensions and clashes with rival Pakistan. Shops shut and streets in the main city, Srinagar, were empty except for police and paramilitary patrols as authorities imposed maximum security for Modi's one-day visit. Authorities cut mobile internet services in the region and ordered a curfew in parts of Srinagar.

    Sat, 19 May 2018 06:59:10 -0400
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