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LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry's assertion that he has killed Taliban fighters while deployed as a helicopter gunner in Afghanistan drew intense media coverage in Britain on Tuesday and sparked concerns about possible reprisals. He made the assertion in a pooled interview first published Monday night after he was safely out of Afghanistan following a 20-week deployment in which he served as a co-pilot and gunner in a heavily armed Apache attack helicopter.
LONDON (AP) — London's Olympic Park will partly reopen to the public this year for a series of summer rock concerts, officials announced Tuesday. The London Legacy Development Corporation said the east London park will host the Hard Rock Calling and Wireless festivals in July under a deal with events promoter Live Nation Entertainment. Headliners for the festivals have not yet been announced.
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Police cited a man for riding a camel and obstructing traffic in Park City, Utah, as attendees of the Sundance Film Festival packed the town. Jason Andreozzi was handing out flyers to promote a movie he directed that didn't make it into the festival lineup. Park City police cited Andreozzi for riding the camel along Park Avenue and Main Street on Friday afternoon. He also was issued a warning about distributing flyers. Andreozzi's age and hometown were not available.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Let's hear it for the do-over. Inaugurations are always moments of great ceremony and pageantry. But, hey, everybody can rel-a-a-a-ax a little the second time around. After the electric moment of President Barack Obama's first swearing-in, the second inaugural was just so much more ... comfortable. (Really, Monday was a do-over of the do-over. The actual swearing-in took place a day earlier in a private ceremony at the White House.)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Beyonce drew a loud cheer from the audience Monday even before her impressive rendition of the national anthem. The applause started when she took her place with Jay-Z at the Capitol to watch President Barack Obama take the oath for his second term in office. The two stopped to chat with the Rev. Al Sharpton.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund says the nation needs to do a better job of protecting, teaching and nurturing children. Marian Wright Edelman spoke Monday at an annual breakfast honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. Minnesota Public Radio News reports ( http://bit.ly/WBx8KZ ) about 2,000 people attended the event at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
WASHINGTON (AP) — It was altogether a more intimate affair than four years ago. Just a party of untold hundred thousands, chilling in the nation's backyard. President Barack Obama's inauguration Monday brought out a festive crowd of flag-wavers who filled the National Mall to overflowing, hailed his moment with lusty cheers and spent their down time spotting celebrities amid the bunting.
LONDON (AP) — Capt. Wales is coming home to be Prince Harry once again. The Ministry of Defense revealed Monday that the 28-year-old prince is returning from a 20-week deployment in Afghanistan, where he served as an Apache helicopter pilot with the Army Air Corps. It did not immediately divulge his exact whereabouts.
LONDON (AP) — "Death Wish" director Michael Winner, a British filmmaker, restaurant critic and bon vivant, died Monday. He was 77. Winner's wife, Geraldine, said he died at his London home after an illness. Winner's 30 movies included three "Death Wish" films starring the late Charles Bronson. Many of his features sit at the schlockier end of the spectrum, but he also worked with Hollywood icons including Marlon Brando, Burt Lancaster, Robert Mitchum and Faye Dunaway.
ELY, Minn. (AP) — A handwritten note from President Barack Obama will be buried in a time capsule in Ely, not to surface for 50 years. The president's two-page letter on White House stationery will be encased in a wall at Vermillion Community College. Gary Snyder of Ely tells the Duluth News Tribune ( http://bit.ly/11LhgeK ) he asked the president to contribute to the time capsule last March. After losing hope, he received the letter in September.