• social media Jul 15

    ‘Tough Game for Women': Female Jockeys Missing Again at Triple Crown

    Mike Smith will ride Justify for a shot at the Triple Crown in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes. He’ll compete against nine other horse/jockey combinations — and all nine other jockeys will be men. In fact, over the past 48 years, more than 300 jockeys have ridden in Triple Crown races, and only six have been women. A female jockey hasn’t competed...

  • coronavirus Mar 31

    Pence Announces Travel Restrictions From U.K. and Ireland

    Vice President Pence announced on Saturday that the travel restrictions from Europe will be expanded to include the U.K. and Ireland, effect Monday night at midnight. Americans abroad will still be able to return to the United States and are encouraged to return home and self-quarantine.

  • coronavirus Mar 14

    US Travel Ban Extends to UK, Ireland; Trump Eyes US Limits

    Under the restrictions, American citizens, green card holders and others are still allowed to return home to the U.S., but will be funneled to 13 airports and be subjected to health screenings and quarantine orders.

  • Ireland Mar 10

    Ireland Cancels St. Patrick's Day Festivities Over Coronavirus Concerns

    St. Patrick’s Day festivities in the Republic of Ireland have been canceled amid concerns about the spread of coronavirus, including the St. Patrick’s Day festival parade in Dublin on March 17, NBC News reports.

  • head Feb 25

    'AAA for Horses': When NYPD Horses Lose Shoes, the Blacksmith Comes to Them

    When one of the New York Police Department’s horses loses a metal shoe, or they just wear out on the gritty city streets, a blacksmith shop on wheels rushes to the rescue, equipped with a 2,850-degree furnace and trained farriers who can make the fix on the spot. It’s like AAA for horses.

  • United States Dec 2, 2019

    Facebook Tests Tool to Move Photos to Google, Other Rivals

    Facebook has started testing a tool that lets users move their images more easily to other online services, as it faces pressure from regulators to loosen its grip on data.

  • driver Nov 27, 2019

    Bodies of Victims Found in UK Truck Repatriated to Vietnam

    The bodies of 16 of the 39 Vietnamese who died when human traffickers carried them by truck to England last month were repatriated to their homeland on Wednesday and have been taken to their families. The bodies arrived on a flight that landed in Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital, the news website VNExpress reported. The website published photos of ambulances that transported...

  • Moscow Jan 3, 2019

    Russian Apartment Collapse Death Toll Rises to 37

    The death toll from the collapse of a Russian apartment building has risen to 37 after more bodies were discovered by crews searching the huge pile of concrete rubble. State news agency Tass cited an emergencies ministry official on Thursday as saying four people who lived in the collapsed section of the building in Magnitogorsk remain unaccounted for. The collapse...

  • Jan 14, 2019

    Trump Ex-Lawyer Michael Cohen Will Testify at House Oversight Committee Before Entering Prison

    Michael Cohen, the former personal lawyer and fixer for President Donald Trump, has agreed to testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in February — a month before beginning to serve a three-year prison sentence for a range of crimes which include ones related to Trump. Cohen’s planned Feb. 7 appearance in an open session of the committee...

  • Mexico Nov 22, 2019

    Celebrities Are Deep Into Liquor, Wine With Their Own Brands

    From Kate Hudson’s new vodka to Dylan Sprouse’s Brooklyn-made mead, celebrities with their own brands of spirits and wines can make drink-loving fans happy at the holidays. You can find other pillars of culture with bottles, including TV shows and the high-brow auction house Sotheby’s.

  • Ireland Nov 4, 2019

    Sea Turtle Takes Flight Home

    A young sea turtle that washed ashore in Ireland during a storm boarded a flight home to the Canary Islands, where experts hope she’ll be able to help repopulate the vulnerable species.

  • Ireland Nov 4, 2019

    Sea Turtle Takes Flight Home

    A young sea turtle that washed ashore in Ireland during a storm boarded a flight home to the Canary Islands, where experts hope she’ll be able to help repopulate the vulnerable species.

  • China Nov 4, 2019

    Vietnam Arrests 8 More in Britain Trucks Deaths

    Police in Vietnam have arrested eight more suspects in connection with the deaths of 39 Vietnamese nationals found dead inside a refrigerated truck container in southeastern England. Police said the eight were arrested Sunday on charges of organizing people smuggling overseas as the sprawling international investigation into what appears to be a people-smuggling tragedy continues. They did not give any...

  • Associated Press Nov 2, 2019

    UK Police Say Truck Victims From Vietnam; 3 Suspects Held

    All 39 people found dead in a refrigerated container truck in England last week were Vietnamese nationals, British police said, as three more people were arrested in Ireland and Vietnam in the sprawling international investigation into what appears to be a people-smuggling tragedy. British detectives initially said the victims discovered near the southeast port of Purfleet on Oct. 23 were...

  • Daniel Macht Oct 24, 2019

    UK's Johnson Seeks Dec. 12 Election to Break Brexit Impasse

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has finally abandoned his promise of an October Brexit and pinned his hopes on a December election. Two days after lawmakers stymied Johnson’s latest attempt to pass his European Union divorce deal, he said Thursday that the only way to break Britain’s Brexit impasse was a general election. Johnson said he would ask lawmakers to...

  • London Oct 22, 2019

    American Airlines Jet Bound for Philly Lands in Dublin, Ireland, After Fumes in Cabin

    Two crew members and a passenger on an American Airlines plane bound for Philadelphia were treated in a hospital in Dublin on Monday after fumes from spilled cleaning fluid forced an emergency landing.

  • European Union Oct 20, 2019

    UK's Johnson Asks for Brexit Delay, But Argues Against It

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson grudgingly asked the European Union late Saturday to delay Brexit after the British Parliament postponed a decision on whether to back his divorce deal. But the defiant Johnson also made clear that he personally opposed delaying the U.K.’s exit, scheduled for Oct. 31. A law passed by Parliament last month set a late-night deadline for the...

  • Associated Press Oct 18, 2019

    Johnson Urges Support for Brexit Deal Before Knife-Edge Vote

    Boris Johnson worked behind the scenes Friday to win enough support to push his new Brexit deal through the fractious British Parliament and pave the way for Britain — finally — to leave the European Union in two weeks. His message to allies and opponents alike: Approve the agreement so Britain can finally put the tortuous, three-year Brexit saga behind...

  • United Kingdom Oct 13, 2019

    Brexit Divorce Talks Between UK and EU Go Down to the Wire

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was to brief his Cabinet Sunday on the progress of last-minute Brexit talks with the European Union, amid signs of progress but also deep-seated skepticism about the chances of a deal. Britain is due to leave the 28-nation bloc on Oct. 31, and attempts to find a deal have foundered over plans for keeping an...

  • European Union Oct 12, 2019

    Brexit Negotiators Set to Work Through the Weekend

    British and European Union negotiators plan to work through the weekend to see if they can agree a Brexit deal in time for next week’s summit of EU leaders. The EU’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, approved an intensification of the discussions after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Irish counterpart, Leo Varadkar, said they could see a “pathway” forward...

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