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Britain’s Prince William to wed in April at abbey

Britain’s Prince William and Kate Middleton are to marry on April 29 at Westminster Abbey, the historic London church where the funeral of his mother Diana was held in 1997, royal officials said Tuesday. Downing Street announced that there would be a special public holiday on the day, perhaps the…

Geithner consulted with Jon Stewart on economy: US Treasury

If the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear didn’t convince you that Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart has made the leap from comedian to political force, perhaps this will. According to Bloomberg news service, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner met with Stewart at the Daily Show host’s New York offices in April.…

‘Rally for Sanity’ smashes all-time Metro record

Jon Stewart’s “Rally for Sanity” has smashed the record for number of trips taken on DC’s subway system on a Saturday. Reports NBC News: By preliminary estimates, Metro recorded 825,437 Metrorail trips on Saturday. Whether it served any of those riders very well is different question. The demand for public…

President Carter extracts American hostage from North Korea

Former US president Jimmy Carter was heading home from North Korea Friday after securing the release of an American citizen and a pledge from Pyongyang that it wants to resume nuclear disarmament talks. The Nobel peace laureate was leaving the reclusive communist state with Aijalon Mahli Gomes, an African-American who…

Opponents to take to streets against Arizona immigration law

Thousands are expected to march Thursday when an Arizona law making illegal immigration a crime goes into effect over government objections and amid fears it will lead to ethnic profiling. Passed by the Arizona state legislature in April, the law has been challenged by the federal government with a possibility…

A real life Jason Bourne? Luxury apartment, AK-47s and counterfeit cash

Authorities came upon a startling and mysterious scene when they showed up at a luxury apartment in Los Angeles in April while investigating a call about a gas odor. The door was barricaded. A cache of loaded weapons, including an AK-47, sat next to a mosaic depicting the CIA seal.…

US new-home sales plunge to record low in May

WASHINGTON — Sales of new one-family homes in the United States plunged almost 33 percent in May to a record low after the expiration of a tax break, government data showed Wednesday. The Commerce Department said sales of new single-family homes were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 300,000…

Wife: Minuteman founder threatened to shoot her, her family and the cops

The wife of the man who led the so-called Minuteman movement — aimed at protecting the US border with Mexico from immigrants — says he once asked her to shoot him, threatened to shoot her family and said he would kill cops. In seeking a protection order in April, Alena…

Angry voters look to punish more incumbents

Senator Arlen Specter seized headlines in April 2009 by quitting the Republican party to become a Democrat. This week he may grab them again by losing the very reelection bid he had hoped to save. Specter could become another high-profile casualty of angry voters eager to punish incumbents in a…

Georgia militia member arrested while trying to free fellow birther

Two men who belong to right wing fringe groups and believe that President Barack Obama isn’t a U.S. citizen have managed to get themselves arrested in Tennessee. The first man, Walter Fitzpatrick, was taken into custody after he tried to perform a citizen’s arrest of Grand Jury foreman Gary Pettway…

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