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Apr 17, 2015

William and Kate: royal parents with a modern image

by James Pheby

The birth of the second baby of Prince William and his wife, Kate, will cap a momentous four years for Britain’s golden couple, completing their journey from student sweethearts to regal domesticity. The couple have cultivated an image as down-to-earth parents ever since William ...

Apr 17, 2015

Connect the dots: U.S. city gets umlauts back on signs

Minnesota’s Great Umlaut Crisis is over: The city nicknamed “America’s Little Sweden” gets to keep them. At Gov. Mark Dayton’s order, road crews on Thursday restored the two small dots above the “o” in Lindstroem (LINDT’-stroom) on two highway signs on the edge of ...

Apr 17, 2015

'Suge' Knight to stand trial for murder

Former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight will stand trial for murder over the hit-and-run incident earlier this year that left one man dead and another seriously injured, a Los Angeles judge ruled Thursday. Knight is to face charges of murder, attempted murder and hit-and-run ...

Mexico acts to save endangered vaquita porpoise

Apr 17, 2015

Mexico acts to save endangered vaquita porpoise

President Enrique Pena Nieto inaugurated a plan Thursday to save the critically endangered vaquita marina, the world’s smallest porpoise, found only in the Sea of Cortez. There are fewer than 100 vaquitas left and the head of the World Wildlife Fund in Mexico, Omar ...

Florida paper scrutinized over Capitol gyrocopter stunt

Apr 17, 2015

Florida paper scrutinized over Capitol gyrocopter stunt

A Florida newspaper that knew ahead of time that a man planned to fly a gyrocopter into restricted airspace at the U.S. Capitol faced questions Thursday about whether its editors should have used this knowledge to try and stop the risky stunt. The Tampa ...

India village gets 'world's cheapest' clean water

Apr 17, 2015

India village gets 'world's cheapest' clean water

Charity workers have teamed with an impoverished village in eastern India to develop what they say is the world’s cheapest bottle of drinking water — costing less than one U.S. cent. After years of suffering illnesses from drinking polluted ground water, residents of Madusudankati ...