LONDON - When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stand before the altar at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, a refuge of the British monarch for a thousand years, the Archbishop of Canterbury will tie the knot with vows from the Common Book of Prayer that read "to have and to hold . . . until death do us part." Not so very long ago, this wedding - with this service and this officiant at this place - would have been impossible.
The birth of the literary movement known as New Journalism can be traced to one coffee-fueled episode in 1963: Tom Wolfe's all-nighter. He had been sent to California by Esquire magazine to report on a gathering of custom-car designers and casually cool teenagers. Photos of lacquer-painted cars were laid out on the pages, and the magazine was about to go to press, but Wolfe wasn't able to complete his first assignment for Esquire. Finally, managing editor Byron Dobell told him to write up his notes as a memo, which the editors would shape into a story.
All but one of the 239 people on the doomed Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 had probably been unconscious - incapacitated by the sudden depressurization of the Boeing 777 - and had no way of knowing that they were on an hours-long, meandering path to their deaths. Along that path, a panel of aviation experts said Sunday, was a brief but telling detour near Penang, Malaysia, the hometown of Capt. Zaharie Ahmad Shah.
Getting sucked halfway out of a plane window is the stuff of movies and nightmares and it happens extremely rarely. But in mid-April, a female passenger died after being partially sucked out of a Southwest Airlines flight when one of the aircraft's engines exploded. And then on Monday, May 14, the co-pilot of a Chinese Sichuan Airlines flight was also almost sucked out of his plane after a part of the cockpit windshield broke.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Ahead of another day of protests, the death toll for those killed by Israeli forces at the Gaza boundary fence climbed to 61 on Tuesday, May 15, after an infant died overnight from tear gas inhalation along with two others, according to local health officials.
Pencils, pens, crayons, construction paper, T-shirts, snacks and, sometimes, a pair of shoes: The costs add up for public school teachers who reach into their own pockets for classroom supplies, ensuring their students have the necessities of learning. Nearly all teachers are footing the bill for classroom supplies, an Education Department report found, and teachers in high-poverty schools spend more than those in affluent schools.
There are two Mueller probes. There's the one that exists in the Fox News-addled mind of President Donald Trump and his supporters, which features dark conspiracy-mongering about a "Deep State coup" against Trump; out-of-control federal agents jackbooting poor, hapless Trump allies; and, of course, the corrupt failure to prosecute Hillary Clinton. Then there's the one that exists in most mainstream news accounts, which features a team of investigators mostly going by the book, never leaking, methodically following the facts, albeit very aggressively, wherever they will lead.
WASHINGTON - First lady Melania Trump underwent a medical procedure to "treat a benign kidney condition" on Monday morning at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and is expected to remain hospitalized for the rest of the week, according to her communications director.
Somewhere in the four blocks between her house and her friend's house in rural Washington state, a 10-year-old girl disappeared and was never heard from again. Hundreds of officers, volunteers and cadaver dogs repeatedly combed through the small town of fewer than 2,000 people in search of Lindsey Baum, a brown-haired, brown-eyed girl who loved "Harry Potter" and "Twilight." Thousands of dollars in reward money produced countless tips, but nothing led to the girl, who vanished in McCleary, Washington, on June 26, 2009 - less than two weeks before her 11th birthday.
Once at the mercy of shippers, truckers now are turning the tables, thanks to surging freight demand and a shortage of drivers. Gone are the days when customers used reliability scorecards to reject some truckers and kept others waiting for hours with no place to take a break but portable canopies and grimy restrooms. Now, companies such as Nestle are rushing to make drivers feel welcome. And shippers that hinder rigs from quick turnarounds or treat operators shabbily are paying a premium.