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UK's May suffers embarrassing defeat on Brexit strategy

UK's May suffers embarrassing defeat on Brexit strategy

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May suffered an embarrassing defeat by lawmakers Thursday in a vote that left her bid to secure a European Union divorce deal stuck between an intransigent EU and a resistant U.K.

Hungry bear goes for ride after getting stuck on trash truck

WINDSOR, N.C. — Drivers were startled to see a hungry bear that got stuck in the back of garbage truck and took a ride across a stretch of eastern North Carolina.

Kansas library will keep 3 challenged books in kids section

ANDOVER, Kan. — A Kansas public library has rejected a request to move three children's books with LGBT characters out of the children's section.
Too big to sell: Airbus bids pained adieu to superjumbo A380

Too big to sell: Airbus bids pained adieu to superjumbo A380

TOULOUSE, France — To passengers, the A380 feels immediately different — spacious, smooth and oddly elegant for a jet so gargantuan. Yet to Airbus, it's become a burden so super-sized that the European manufacturer is ending its production for good.

Producers plan TV show set, filmed in southeast Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska — Los Angeles-based producers are working to develop a TV series that would be set and filmed in southeast Alaska.

Cypriot UK bases court jails man for people trafficking bid

NICOSIA, Cyprus — A court within the two British military bases in Cyprus has sentenced a Palestinian man to six months in prison after finding him guilty of trying to illegally bring two men into a base from the island's Turkish Cypriot breakaway no

Cardi B headlining Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Rapper Cardi B, blues guitarist Gary Clark Jr., and rock mainstays The Killers and the Dave Matthews Band are among the acts scheduled to perform at the Beale Street Music Festival in Tennessee.

Prince Philip won't be charged in UK car crash

LONDON — Prince Philip won't face charges in connection with a car collision that left two women injured, British prosecutors said Thursday. The decision came just days after Buckingham Palace said the 97-year-old royal would stop driving.
Scrutiny, family woes pile pressure on pregnant Meghan

Scrutiny, family woes pile pressure on pregnant Meghan

LONDON — When Meghan Markle became engaged to Prince Harry, the American TV star seemed to charm everyone she met. She and Harry toured Britain to adoring crowds, and she pledged to hit the ground running once she officially joined the royal circle.
US unemployment claims rise by 4,000 to 239,000

US unemployment claims rise by 4,000 to 239,000

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week but remains at levels low enough to show that most workers enjoy job security.