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  • 77 dead after train derails, splits apart in Spain

    By Al Goodman, Elwyn Lopez, Catherine E. Shoichet, CNN updated 5:39 AM EDT, Thu July 25, 2013 Madrid (CNN) — An express train derailed as it hurtled around a curve in northwestern Spain on Wednesday, killing at least 77 people and injuring more than 100, officials said. At least 73 people died at the scene, and four others died while hospitalized, said María Pardo Ríos, spokeswoman for the Galicia regional supreme court. In Spain, judges typically record deaths that take place outside of […]

  • Door to door mail delivery may come to an end

    By Jennifer Liberto  @CNNMoney July 23, 2013: 11:55 AM ET WASHINGTON (CNNMoney) If you’re moving to a newly built house, say goodbye to mail delivery at your door. And if some House Republicans get their way, all door-to-door mail delivery will go away.  The U.S. Postal Service is marching towards a more “centralized delivery,” where residents pick up their own mail from clusters of mail boxes located in their neighborhood. Local postmasters are sending hundreds of letters to fast-growing communities, […]

  • Royal naming history

      By Bryony Jones, CNN London (CNN) — Way back in the mists of time, when schoolkids were expected to learn seemingly endless lists of facts off by heart, they chanted a poem to remember the names of England’s kings and queens.   “Willie, Willie, Harry, Ste,” it began. “Harry, Dick, John, Harry three / One, two, three Neds, Richard two / Harrys four, five, six, then who?” It then ended with the most recent monarchs: “Edward seven, George and Ted / George […]

  • It’s a boy! Catherine gives birth to royal baby

    By Laura Smith-Spark and Richard Allen Greene, LONDON (CNN) — [Breaking news update 3:37 p.m. ET] It’s a boy! Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and husband Prince William on Monday welcomed their first child. The baby boy was born at 4:24 p.m., weighing 8 pounds 6 ounces. A name has not yet been announced for the child, who is now third in line to the throne.   [Breaking news update 3:33 p.m. ET] It’s a boy! Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and husband […]

  • Colorado town residents: It’s a bird, it’s a plane … no, it’s a drone — shoot it!

    By Natalia Perez-Segnini, CNN updated 3:51 PM EDT, Fri July 19, 2013 (CNN) — Deer Trail, a small Colorado town, is considering a measure that would allow its residents to hunt for federal drones and shoot them down. “Is it illegal? Of course it is. But it’s also illegal to spy on American citizens,” resident Phillip Steel told CNN in a phone interview. “If they fly in town, we will shoot them down.” Steel said he wrote the ordinance after […]

  • Detroit goes bankrupt; largest city in US to do so

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) By Chris Isidore  @CNNMoney July 18, 2013: 7:25 PM ET Detroit filed for bankruptcy Thursday afternoon, becoming the nation’s largest public sector bankruptcy. The move could slash pension benefits to city workers and retirees, and leave bond holders with only pennies on the dollar. The bankruptcy was filed by Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr and approved by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder. Snyder said the financial condition of the city left him no choice. “We have a great city, but a […]

  • Nelson Mandela’s turns 95; health ‘steadily improving’

    By Faith Karimi, CNN updated 4:50 AM EDT, Thu July 18, 2013 (CNN) — As an ailing Nelson Mandela recuperates in a South African hospital, the world celebrates his 95th birthday Thursday, honoring his legacy in various ways, including performing 67 minutes of community service. School children sang “Happy Birthday” to the former president while crowds left flowers and candles outside his Pretoria hospital. The day also marks 15 years since he married his wife, Graca Machel. President Jacob Zuma said that […]

  • Columbia Turkey Hill robbed

    Columbia Borough Police in Lancaster County are looking for the suspect who robbed the Turkey Hill on Linden Street around 12:30 Wednesday morning.  He was able to leave the store with the cash register tray, but police are not releasing the amount of money that was taken.  Police believe he is in his early 20s.  He was last seen wearing a gray shirt and jean shorts.  He was driving a silver four door car with a PA license plate. Anyone […]

  • Jenny McCarthy named co-host on ‘The View’

      By Alan Duke, CNN Los Angeles (CNN) — Comedic actress Jenny McCarthy will fill one of the empty seats around the table on “The View” vacated by Joy Behar and Elisabeth Hasselbeck, ABC announced Monday.   McCarthy, who has been on the daytime talk show 17 times — eight as a co-host — will become a permanent co-host when season 17 kicks off on September 9, according to the network.   “Jenny brings us intelligence as well as warmth and humor,” said […]

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