With a gospel choir, black cellist and bishop, Oprah, Serena and Idris Elba in the audience and an African-American mother-of-the-bride, Saturday's wedding of Prince Harry to American actress Meghan Markle was a blend of the solemn and the soulful.
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The ceremony married the pomp and circumstance of Britain's most sacred institution with elements of black culture, drawing viewers not normally drawn to the spectacle of the monarchy.
Justify won the Preakness Stakes and is now just one win away from becoming the 13th horse to win the Triple Crown.
Thousands of revelers streamed Saturday into the town of Windsor, trying to capture their own little piece of the extravaganza that is the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Oprah Winfrey, Idris Elba and James Blunt were among the first guests to arrive at Windsor Castle.
Hasbro has trademarked the scent of Play-doh.
The toy company on Friday announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has recognized Play-doh's distinctive smell with a registered trademark, something rarely issued for a scent.
The Pawtucket, Rhode Island-based toymaker describes it as a "sweet, slightly musky, vanilla fragrance, with slight overtones of cherry, combined with the smell of a salted, wheat-based dough."
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The United States has more than 160 active volcanoes, but experts say it's hard to tell whether any will erupt soon, like Kilauea did in Hawaii, NBC News reported.
Among these volcanoes are Mount Rainier, Mount St. Helens and Yellowstone. Kilauea is considered one of the most active volcanoes, as it has been erupting constantly since 1983. But as one expert pointed out, the time scale of eruption is long, and in some cases, that means centuries, or even thousands of years, can pass between eruptions for many volcanoes.
"It's really difficult to predict, because those volcanoes are relatively quiet until they start to activate an eruption," said Ben Edwards, a volcanologist and professor of earth sciences at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania.
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In a surprise announcement that caught the candidate off-guard, President Donald Trump said Friday he'll nominate acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie to permanently lead the beleaguered department.
Trump spilled the news about Wilkie at a White House event on prison reform as he introduced Cabinet members in attendance. When Trump got to Wilkie, he said, "I'll be informing him in a little while — he doesn't know this yet — that we're going to be putting his name up for nomination to be secretary."
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President Donald Trump and his supporters are circulating an explosive theory: The FBI, they say, may have planted a mole, or "spy," inside the 2016 campaign to bring him down. The unverified allegation has lit up conservative media and earned space on Trump's Twitter feed just as special counsel Robert Mueller enters his second year in the Russia probe.
But where did the allegation come from? The AP takes a look at what we know so far and how Trump has used similar claims in the past to try to discredit the Russia investigation.
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A 17-year-old student is in custody, suspected of using a shotgun and revolver to kill 10 people and injure 13 others inside a south Texas high school Friday morning in what Gov. Greg Abbott called "one of the most heinous attacks that we've ever seen in the history of Texas schools."
The suspected shooter, who was in custody on murder charges, also had explosive devices that were found in the school and nearby, Abbott said. Though officials later said the devices were not capable of detonating.
"It's impossible to describe the magnitude of the evil of someone who would attack innocent children in a school, a place of learning where a parent should be able to send their children without fear for their child's safety," Abbott said.
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One person was killed and another wounded when an argument led to a shooting outside a high school graduation ceremony Friday night in metro Atlanta, police said.
The incident happened as people headed to their cars, Clayton County schools' safety chief Thomas Trawick said. He said he couldn't provide details about the injuries and had no information about any suspects.
The shooting followed a ceremony for graduates of the Perry Learning Center, which prepares students for careers as an alternative to traditional high schools. It happened on the campus of Mount Zion High School, which provided overflow parking for people attending the ceremony at the Clayton County Schools Performing Arts Center in Jonesboro, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of Atlanta.
Los Angeles might be 5,000 miles from the United Kingdom but this city is gearing up for the royal wedding. Angie Crouch reports for the NBC4 News on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.
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The Trump administration acted Friday to bar taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from referring women for abortions, energizing its conservative political base ahead of crucial midterm elections while setting the stage for new legal battles.
The Health and Human Services Department sent its proposal to rewrite the rules to the White House, setting in motion a regulatory process that could take months.
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The Trump administration is aiming to roll out its much-hyped but long-delayed Middle East peace plan next month amid signs it may further alienate the Palestinians by slashing millions of dollars in funding for humanitarian and development projects in the West Bank and Gaza.
Five U.S. officials and a congressional aide say the administration intends to release the peace plan in mid- to late-June, shortly after the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, although they cautioned that the timing could slip depending on developments in the region. They say the plan's main authors — President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner and Trump's special envoy for international negotiations Jason Greenblatt — have already begun quietly briefing select allies and partners on elements of the proposal.
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A former Playboy centerfold in a heated custody dispute jumped with her 7-year-old son from a window of a 29-story midtown hotel Friday, and both died at the scene, a senior law enforcement official and other law enforcement sources with knowledge of the case tell News 4.
The senior official identified the mother as 46-year-old Stephanie Nicolai, who posed in Playboy in November 1992 under the name Stephanie Adams. The Orange, New Jersey, woman has been in the middle of a custody battle with her husband, according to law enforcement sources.
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A Manhattan lawyer who was caught on video ranting against Spanish-speaking restaurant workers is facing even more fallout Friday as hundreds of people camped outside his apartment building Friday evening for a festive Latin-themed party, complete with a mariachi band.
A "Latin Party" planned outside his Upper West Side apartment attracted huge crowds singing Spanish-language songs, shaking tambourines, dancing and clapping -- all making for a pointedly celebratory atmosphere in response to Aaron Schlossberg's racial tirade.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Friday he will organize roundtables around the state to discuss preventing further shootings. “We need to do more than just pray for the victims,” he said.