LONDON — British lawmakers were preparing to deliver their verdict on Prime Minister Theresa May’s divorce deal with the European Union on Tuesday after more than two years of political upheaval.
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NEW ORLEANS—When the New Orleans Saints finally found their rhythm, they marched one step closer to the Super Bowl.
Using a dominant ball-control offence and a few gambles that paid off, the Saints got two touchdown passes from Drew Brees and two interceptions from Marcus Lattimore in a 20-14 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.
BOSTON — Slow as molasses? This treacle didn’t trickle. It was a sticky, deadly tsunami that flattened an entire Boston neighbourhood within seconds.
On Tuesday, the city marks the 100th anniversary of its most peculiar disaster the Great Molasses Flood.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska—A moose wandered into a hospital building in Alaska's largest city yesterday—and Stephanie Hupton was ready to capture the visit with her phone camera.
Hupton works in billing at a physical therapy office inside a building attached to Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage.
CHICAGO—The Philadelphia Eagles needed help to get into the playoffs—and Chicago provided it.
Look how the defending Super Bowl champions repaid the Bears.
MEXICO CITY—Mexican experts say they have found the first temple of the Flayed Lord, a pre-Hispanic fertility god depicted as a skinned human corpse.
Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History said yesterday the find was made during recent excavations of Popoloca Indian ruins in Puebla state.
DETROIT—No collusion! (Or at least a lot less of it).
That's according to a Michigan school's latest “List of Words Banished from the Queen's English for Mis-use, Over-use, and General Uselessness.”
LAUREL, Md.—A NASA spacecraft four billion miles from Earth yielded its first close-up pictures yesterday of the most distant celestial object ever explored, depicting what looks like a reddish snowman.
BEIJING—China's burgeoning space program achieved a first today: a landing on the so-called “dark” side of the moon.
Three nations—the United States, the former Soviet Union, and more recently China—have sent spacecraft to the near side of the moon, which faces Earth, but this landing is the first-ever on the far side.
BANGKOK — The Siamese fighting fish, a popular beauty in home aquariums and a popular bet for gamblers for their violent territoriality, is set to become Thailand’s national aquatic animal.
The often brightly-hued fish is also called a betta, but government minister Suwapan Tanyuvardhana noted the species is clearly identifiable as Thai by its name: Siam is the old name for Thailand.