LONDON — Thousands of women turned cities in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales into rivers of green, white and violet Sunday to mark 100 years since the first women won the right to vote in the U.K.
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HONOLULU — A neighbourhood called Vacationland on Hawaii’s Big Island had disappeared by Wednesday as lava poured into two oceanfront subdivisions, smothering hundreds of homes and filling an ocean bay, turning it into new land that now juts into the sea.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The Miss America Organization is dropping the swimsuit competition, saying it will no longer judge contestants on their appearance.
The competition began nearly 100 years ago in Atlantic City, New Jersey, as a bathing beauty contest designed to keep tourists coming to the seaside resort in the weekend after Labor Day.
NEW YORK — On college campuses and in workplaces, across social media and in deference to non-binary people, gender-neutral pronouns are more than just a new wave of political correctness.
They’re the focus of debate that stretches back hundreds of years.
The copious amounts of media coverage lavished on royal nuptials ‚Äî and wedding fashion ‚Äî is not just a recent fascination.
Weeks before the 1947 wedding of Queen Elizabeth II, royal wedding gown guesses went all the way to Australia, with newspaper The Age reporting she was going to wear a “simple dress” but that the design was being kept secret.
NEW YORK — A couple of urban island-dwellers have found buried treasure in their backyard ‚Äî but so far the pirates are nowhere in sight.
WCBS says a safe containing about $52,000 worth of property ‚Äî including diamonds, gold, jade and soaking wet cash ‚Äî has been uncovered on Staten Island.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Residents of a village of 110 on the Alaska Peninsula see the occasional walrus in Bering Sea waters, but when 200 packed a beach just outside the community, it took them by surprise.
Port Heiden’s Tribal Council President John Christensen, Jr. was on a beach ride with four-wheelers April 7 and smelled something foul, he said Wednesday.
NEW YORK — Storms and the tides are unearthing the long-hidden bones of Hart Island, creating eerie scenes of skulls, femurs and collarbones on this sliver of land where New York City’s destitute dead have for 150 years been sent off to be unceremoniously buried and forgotten.
WEERIBBEN-WIEDEN NATIONAL PARK, Netherlands — The drone of his small outboard motor cuts through the early morning silence as Wout van de Belt navigates his flat-bottomed punt through the twisting waterways of the eastern Netherlands.
ROCKFORD, Mich. — A Michigan couple with 13 sons has welcomed a 14th into the family.
The Grand Rapids Press reports Jay and Kateri Schwandt’s latest addition was born Wednesday evening, five days before the baby’s expected due date. WOOD-TV reports the boy weighs 8 pounds, 4 ounces (about 3.7 kilograms) and is 21 inches (53 centimetres) long.