LONDON - Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, are expecting a child in the spring of 2019, Kensington Palace announced on Monday morning. The couple married in May at Windsor Castle, in a ceremony that brought some of the traditions of the royal family into the modern era. Prince Harry, 34, is the grandson of Queen Elizabeth II. Markle, 37, is an American actress whose mother is black.
Sears, the one-time titan of American retail, filed for bankruptcy ahead of a $134 million debt payment due Monday and announced that it will close 142 stores. For years, Sears has contended with the threat that it would become the latest big-name retailer to fall to online competition and crushing debt. The icon once known for its pristine catalogs, and more recently known for decrepit showrooms and a controversial chief executive, saw its stock price plunge last week after reports that it had hired an advisory firm to prepare a bankruptcy filing ahead of the Oct. 15 payment.
Today's college students and recent alumni often look wistfully to the 1960s.
BOSTON - During the past six months, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has quietly built a shadow war room designed to elect Democrats across the country in the midterm elections, overtaking some of the traditional duties of Democratic Party campaign committees and further positioning herself for an all-but-certain 2020 presidential bid.
ISTANBUL - Saudi Arabia pushed back strongly Sunday against what it called "threats" as it battles growing U.S. pressure over allegations it is responsible for the death of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, who disappeared inside its consulate in Istanbul 12 days ago. The kingdom's government is as "glorious and steadfast as ever" and neither threats of sanctions nor the repetition of "false accusations" will hurt it, the official news agency said, even as the Saudi financial market plummeted.
DRY CREEK, Fla.- Up a red dirt road in the center of the Florida Panhandle, past fields of ripening cotton, the piney woods looks like pick-up sticks. Some trees are bent like praying mantises, and the few power poles still standing lean at precarious angles, their wires doing loop-the-loops around outstretched limbs.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump vowed "severe punishment" for Saudi Arabia if the United States determines that Saudi agents killed Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, calling the journalist's suspected murder "really terrible and disgusting." In excerpts of a new interview released Saturday morning, Trump said the incident is being investigated and that the Saudis deny any involvement, despite the mounting evidence that the Saudi regime was implicated in Khashoggi's disappearance last week.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump confirmed Saturday that he is considering a new family separation policy at the U.S.-Mexico border because he believes the administration's earlier move to separate migrant children from parents was an effective deterrent to illegal crossings. Asked to respond to a report in The Washington Post that the administration is weighing a new family-separation policy, Trump told reporters, "We're looking at everything that you could look at when it comes to illegal immigration."
Melania Trump, in an interview that aired on Friday, offered an assessment of being first lady: "This won't last forever." Trump gave a rare insight into her White House life during an interview on ABC's "20/20," taped during her visit last week to Africa, in which she addressed an array of topics, including the #MeToo movement, her husband's alleged infidelities, and her efforts to rein in her husband's notorious Twitter habits. "I don't agree always with what he posts," she said of President Donald Trump's use of the social media platform.
Hurricane Michael is no more. The violent storm that ripped through the Southeast, leaving a trail of death and destruction from Florida to Virginia, finally moved off the coast over the Atlantic Ocean overnight. It is now known as Post-Tropical Cyclone Michael.