NEW YORK — In much of Europe and North America, September and October are peak months to get married. In Chile and elsewhere in Latin America, wedding guests are familiar with la hora loca, a wild late-night wedding party with masks, noisemakers and costumes.
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HONG KONG — Just opposite the entrance to a neon-lit night market, one of Hong Kong’s few remaining carvers of mahjong tiles engraves the two Chinese characters for the number 8,000 on a piece of acrylic.
With a knife in his right hand, Cheung Shun-king turns the tile with the other to cut into it. From time to time, he gently blows away the shavings.
LONDON—The time is drawing near for the impending birth of the first child for Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex.
The couple is keeping many details about Meghan's pregnancy and birth plan private and say they don't know the baby's gender yet.
Here are some key points about what will be the latest addition to the world's most famous royal family.
SASKATOON—Before he died, Chris Wenzel always talked about travelling across Canada with his wife.
Cheryl Wenzel of Saskatoon is now planning that trip from Vancouver to St. John's, N.L., to show off frames of her late husband's preserved tattooed skin.
It was a wish the heavily inked, tattoo artist left for her to fulfil before he died of an illness last October.
LONDON—Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, may be keeping plans about their impending baby under wraps, but that hasn't stopped everyone in Britain from trying to guess the gender and the name of their first child.
If Britain's bookmakers are to be believed, it's definitely a girl and Diana may well be one of her many names.
NEW YORK—Hey Kitty! Yes, you. A new study suggests household cats can respond to the sound of their own names.
No surprise to you or most cat owners, right? But Japanese scientists said last week that they've provided the first experimental evidence that cats can distinguish between words that we people say.
Health Canada said it will launch a months-long consultation process this year on setting a maximum level of arsenic allowed in rice and rice-based food, including baby cereal.
Currently, there is no hard limit on arsenic in rice-based food in Canada and the U.S., despite existing regulations in Europe.
Broken bones from falls while dog walking are on the rise among older U.S. adults and hip fractures are among the most common injuries.
That's according to a study published recently in JAMA Surgery.
University of Pennsylvania researchers examined government data on emergency room visits for dog walking injuries in adults aged 65 and older.
WASHINGTON—U.S. health officials are investigating whether electronic cigarettes may trigger seizures in some people who use the nicotine-vaping devices.
The Food and Drug Administration said yesterday it has reviewed 35 reports of seizures among e-cigarettes users, mainly in young people.
SAN FRANCISCO — It took a while, but finally ‚Äî and with the carefully curated help of Oprah, Big Bird and Goldman Sachs ‚Äî Apple has at last unveiled a new streaming TV service, its own branded credit card and a news subscription product.