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Pound note apostrophe catastrophe has British grammar nerds up in arms

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:57:54 +1200

Britain is living in a "post-punctuation world", academics have warned, and the Bank of England has been named as the latest major institution to ignore the correct use of the English language.The bank has been accused of "dumbing...

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Touch new stamp and presto, total solar eclipse becomes moon

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:55:57 +1200

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) " The U.S. Postal Service is going all out for this summer's total solar eclipse, with a first-of-its kind stamp.Just touch the stamp with your finger, and the heat transforms the image of the blacked-out...

Senate poised to confirm Acosta as Trump's man at labor

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:55:54 +1200

WASHINGTON (AP) " The Senate is poised to confirm Alex Acosta as President Donald Trump's secretary of labor.The vote expected Thursday would make Acosta the only Hispanic in the Cabinet and complete Trump's Cabinet as he approaches...

Roman Polanski's latest movie added to Cannes Film Festival

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:55:53 +1200

NEW YORK (AP) " Roman Polanski's latest film is heading to the Cannes Film Festival.The French festival announced a few additions to its lineup on Thursday. Polanksi's "Based on a True Story" will play out of competition. The French-language...

Atlanta attorney indicted on murder charge in wife's death

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:55:52 +1200

ATLANTA (AP) " A prominent Atlanta attorney has been indicted on charges including murder in the fatal shooting of his wife last year.Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard said Thursday that Claud "Tex" McIver faces charges...

The Latest: Police identify man who killed Delaware trooper

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:45:59 +1200

MIDDLETOWN, Del. (AP) " The Latest on the shooting of a Delaware state trooper (all times local):2 p.m.Police have identified the man who fatally shot a Delaware state trooper and was later killed by police as 26-year-old Burgon...

Not-guilty plea for doc in Detroit genital mutilation case

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:45:56 +1200

DETROIT (AP) " A not-guilty plea has been entered for a Detroit-area doctor charged with performing genital mutilation on two Minnesota girls in a first-of-its-kind case in the United States.Dr. Jumana Nagarwala appeared in Detroit...

The Latest: Turkey releases official referendum results

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:45:55 +1200

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) " The Latest on Turkey's referendum on boosting presidential powers (all times local):9 p.m.Turkey's electoral authority has released the official tally of the referendum on expanding presidential powers, confirming...

Southwest Airlines to end practice of overbooking flights

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:45:53 +1200

Southwest Airlines says it plans to stop overbooking flights " an industry practice implicated in an ugly incident on a United Airlines flight that has damaged United's reputation with the flying public.Last year Southwest bumped...

Rio governor asks for federal help to fight violence in slum

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:45:52 +1200

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) " Rio de Janeiro's state governor is asking Brazil's federal government to help put more policemen on the streets following a spike in violence.Gov. Luiz Fernando Pezao told CBN Radio on Thursday that his cash-strapped...

Protesters have broken into Macedonia's parliament building following a vote for a new speaker

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:45:50 +1200

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) " Protesters have broken into Macedonia's parliament building following a vote for a new speaker.

Florida Senate apologizes for 68-year-old racial injustice

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:45:49 +1200

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) " The Florida Senate formally apologized on Thursday to the families of four black men accused of raping a white teenager nearly seven decades ago in a case now seen as a racial injustice.The Senate also is...

Analysis: Finally, crystal-clear clarity in French election

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:40:53 +1200

PARIS (AP) " When France's presidential election turned into a political boxing match this week at the gates of an appliance factory threatened with closure, the far-right populist Marine Le Pen showed that she wields a mean right...

The Latest: Trump spokesman calls Flynn probe 'appropriate'

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:35:57 +1200

WASHINGTON (AP) " The Latest on ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn (all times local):1:55 p.m.White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is calling an inquiry into former national security adviser Michael Flynn "appropriate."...

Moments that matter in Trump's first 100 days in office

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:35:48 +1200

WASHINGTON (AP) " In his first 100 days, President Donald Trump has lived up to his promise to shake up Washington.It's been a presidency in which tweets " whether angry or boastful, accurate or not " have been the favored form...

DNA from dirt: Tracing ancient humans found in 'empty' caves

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:35:46 +1200

BERLIN (AP) " No bones? No problem!Scientists say they've figured out a way to extract tiny traces of ancient human DNA from dirt in caves that lack skeletal remains.The technique could be valuable for reconstructing human evolutionary...

Long-term US mortgage rates rise for first time in 5 weeks

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:35:44 +1200

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week for the first time in five weeks.

Trump rejects push to help solve Puerto Rico debt crisis

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:25:59 +1200

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) " U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he is opposed to a push to help Puerto Rico resolve its $70 billion debt load as the U.S. territory faces looming austerity measures amid a deep economic...

AP-NORC poll: Most teens have taken social media break

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:16:00 +1200

NEW YORK (AP) " The common stereotype has teens glued to their phones 24-7. But nearly 60 percent of teens in the U.S. have actually taken a break from social media " the bulk of them voluntarily, a new survey found .The poll, from...

Turkey's electoral authority releases final referendum tally, confirms narrow win for Erdogan's 'yes' camp

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:15:58 +1200

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) " Turkey's electoral authority releases final referendum tally, confirms narrow win for Erdogan's 'yes' camp.