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London’s famous Tower Bridge gets stuck in an open position

The historic bascule-and-suspension bridge failed to close Saturday after opening to allow ships to pass underneath on the Thames.

Harry, Meghan to quit royal jobs, give up ‘highness’ titles

Goodbye, your royal highnesses. Hello, life as — almost — ordinary civilians.

Prince Harry and Meghan stepping away from ‘senior’ royal roles

 Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, are stepping away from "senior" royal roles and will work toward becoming financially independent, they announced on Wednesday.

Trump eases up, makes nice with May before she steps down

Making nice at the end, President Donald Trump eased up Tuesday on his frequent criticisms of outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May over her handling of the tortured Brexit deal, declaring that history will remember her fondly if the United Kingdom can successfully leave the European Union.

Americans fete royal wedding in pubs, hotels and homes

From pubgoers in pajamas to merrymakers in finery at a posh hotel, Americans cheered and teared up Saturday as they watched Meghan Markle marry Prince Harry in a royal wedding with trans-Atlantic resonance.

Stephen Hawking, best-known physicist of his time, has died

The best-known theoretical physicist of his time, Hawking wrote so lucidly of the mysteries of space, time and black holes that his book, "A Brief History of Time," became an international best seller, making him one of science's biggest celebrities since Albert Einstein.

Rome blanketed by snow as Arctic storm sets European records

The Arctic storm dubbed the "Beast from the East" set record temperatures across much of Europe on Monday and brought a rare snowstorm to Rome, paralyzing the city and giving its residents an unusual chance to ski, sled and build snowmen in its famous parks and piazzas.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle set wedding date

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19, the prince's Kensington Palace office confirms.

Man held in terror plot to kill British prime minister

The plan allegedly involved planting a bomb near the entrance of Downing Street and then continuing the attack with a knife and suicide vest in a bid to kill the U.K. leader in the ensuing chaos.

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Florida man survives alligator attack while walking dog

A man recounts the terrifying moments right before he was bitten by an alligator.

Suspect in killing of protesters listed in ‘hero’ assignment

A Dallas school district is investigating a high school English teacher who asked students to write about a modern-day hero and listed the 17-year-old accused of killing two people during Wisconsin protests as one possible option.

EPA: Pine Sol now approved to kill coronavirus on surfaces

Clorox wipes are still in short supply due to increased demand as Americans continue to clean off frequently used surfaces to combat the spread of coronavirus, but another household cleaner has been added to the list of effective products.

Woman denies police account after being shot at by officers

A woman in Maryland is disputing an account by police that she crashed her Honda into a police vehicle and veered toward a detective.