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Royal rift: UK monarchy will look smaller when dust settles

Royal rift: UK monarchy will look smaller when dust settles

LONDON — Prince Charles, the future king, has long been seen as a potential modernizer who wants a more modest monarchy in line with other European royal households — and the streamlining process has already begun with the astounding developments of
US industrial production fell 0.3% in December

US industrial production fell 0.3% in December

WASHINGTON — U.S. industrial production fell 0.3% in December, as unseasonably warm weather reduced demand for heating from utilities.
Eminem drops surprise album, advocates changes to gun laws

Eminem drops surprise album, advocates changes to gun laws

Rapper Eminem once again dropped a surprise album, releasing “Music to Be Murdered By” on Friday — along with a video that calls for changes to gun laws.

TV hen mauled to death: German court backs bigger payout

BERLIN — A court in Germany has ruled that the owner of a chicken that was mauled to death by a dog in 2017 deserves a higher payout because the hen was trained and had TV experience.

Pigeon wearing tiny sombrero discovered in Reno

RENO, Nev. — A pigeon wearing a tiny sombrero in Reno, Nevada, was discovered following sightings of its cowboy hat-wearing cousins in Las Vegas, a city manager said.
US housing construction jumps 16.9% in December

US housing construction jumps 16.9% in December

WASHINGTON — Construction of new homes surged in December to the highest level in 13 years, capping a year in which falling mortgage rates and a strong labour market helped lift the prospects of the housing industry.

Oops! Radio reporter calls wrong Robert Shapiro on air

LONDON — Will the real Robert Shapiro please take the microphone? BBC radio presenter Evan Davis was left in an embarrassing situation Thursday while introducing a segment on a proposal to allow cameras to record sentencing remarks in U.K. courts.
Trump campaign tries robust outreach to expand his appeal

Trump campaign tries robust outreach to expand his appeal

WASHINGTON — Selfies on a “Women for Trump” bus tour through Iowa. Volunteer training at a “Black Voices for Trump” organizing session in Philadelphia. A vice-presidential headliner at a "Latinos for Trump” event in Florida.
10 Things to Know for Today

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. POLITICAL STAKES HIGH AS IMPEACHMENT TRIAL LOOMS The trial, only the third such undertaking in U.S.
Andrew Yang's wife details alleged sexual assault by doctor

Andrew Yang's wife details alleged sexual assault by doctor

WASHINGTON — The wife of Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang says she was sexually assaulted by an obstetrician while she was pregnant with the couple's first child.
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