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Bannon: ‘Access Hollywood’ tape cost Christie a Cabinet post
A meeting about the fallout to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign over the “Access Hollywood” tape was a litmus test that cost New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie a potential Cabinet post, according to former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon. Bannon, speaking in a “60 Minutes” interview that will air... Read more
A conservative Kansas legislator says he would give money to North Korea before he’d support Kansas Public Radio. The Lawrence Journal-World reported that Republican Rep. J.R. Claeys of Salina expressed disdain for public radio Wednesday in a tweet responding to a fundraising tweet by KPR Statehouse reporter Stephen Koranda.... Read more
Prince George attends 1st day of primary school in London
Prince George today attended his first day of school at Thomas’s Battersea school, a private school in Battersea, South London. Helen Haslem, the head of Thomas’s lower school, met George, 4, as he arrived at the school holding his father William’s hand and escorted him inside. William and Kate,... Read more
Magazine executives, photographers ordered to pay fines in trial over topless photos of Princess Kate
A French court has convicted six people of complicity and breach of privacy over long lens photographs taken of Princess Kate sunbathing while on vacation with Prince William in 2012. France’s Closer Magazine was fined 100,000 euros by a Paris court today after it ruled the magazine had breached... Read more
French court orders fines in duchess topless photos case
A French court on Tuesday fined photographers and gossip magazine executives over topless photos of the Duchess of Cambridge. The court also ordered the defendants to pay damages to the duchess and her husband Prince William, but the amount was significantly lower than that sought by the royal family.... Read more
The Latest: Police: 1 shot, 1 stabbed near NY Caribbean fest
The Latest on one of the largest celebration of Caribbean culture in the U.S. (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Police say one man has been shot and another stabbed near New York’s Caribbean Carnival parade as one of the nation’s largest celebrations of West Indian culture was held amid... Read more
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge expecting 3rd baby
Kensington Palace announced Monday morning Princess Kate is expecting her third child with Prince William joining Prince George, 4 and Princess Charlotte, 2. “Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their third child. The Queen... Read more
Palace announces Prince William, Kate expecting third child
Kensington Palace said Monday that Prince William and his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, are expecting their third child. The announcement comes as a surprise, as there had been little indication that William’s wife, the former Kate Middleton, was pregnant. As with her other two pregnancies, the duchess is... Read more
Man dies after rushing into Burning Man festival flames
A man rushed past layers of security officers into a massive fire at the Burning Man festival’s signature ceremony, suffering burns that left him dead just hours later. Authorities are investigating the death of Aaron Joel Mitchell, 41, who broke through a two-layer security perimeter during the Man Burn... Read more
John Ashbery, celebrated and challenging poet, dies at 90
John Ashbery, an enigmatic giant of modern poetry whose energy, daring and boundless command of language raised American verse to brilliant and baffling heights, died early Sunday at age 90. Ashbery, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and often mentioned as a Nobel candidate, died at his home in Hudson,... Read more