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January 13, 2019 6:36 PM Meghan Markle's bodyguard quits after six months working for pregnant Duchess of Sussex

Meghan Markle has lost yet another royal staffer since becoming the Duchess of Sussex. The former "Suits" star's bodyguard, an officer employed by the Scotland Yard police, called it quits after just six months on the job, reports say. "Unlike someone who has grown up in the royal family and has been used to having close protection from an early age, it can be constraining 133

January 4, 2019 4:59 PM Hamburg working with Irish authorities to stop spread of German data

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German city-state of Hamburg on Friday said it was working with Irish data protection authorities to stop the spread of German politicians’ data via the social media platform Twitter (TWTR.N). The city’s data protection agency said the Twitter account used to spread personal data has been deleted, but it has not received an answer 106

January 4, 2019 3:41 PM Turkey slams Pompeo comments on 'slaughtering' Kurds

ANKARA, Turkey – Turkey has criticized U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for saying Washington wants to prevent Turkey from "slaughtering" Kurds as American troops prepare to withdraw from Syria. A Foreign Ministry statement released Friday accused Pompeo of displaying "a worrying lack of information" for equating a U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish militia 99

December 28, 2018 11:54 PM EPA takes aim at Obama-era regulation of mercury at coal plants

The Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency is taking aim at an Obama-era regulation that seeks to reduce mercury pollution from coal-fired power plants. “The Trump Administration is providing regulatory certainty by transparently and accurately taking account of both costs and benefits,” the EPA said in a news release Friday. The EPA on Friday 118

December 28, 2018 4:25 PM DHS Secretary Nielsen visits border after child's death

This Dec, 12, 2018 photo provided by Catarina Gomez on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, shows her half-brother Felipe Gomez Alonzo, 8, near her home in Yalambojoch, Guatemala. The 8-year-old boy died in U.S. custody at a New Mexico hospital on Christmas Eve after suffering a cough, vomiting and fever, authorities said. The cause is under investigation. (Catarina 89

December 28, 2018 11:17 AM The Latest: Kurdish official says Syria has not taken Manbij

This photo released on the Facebook page of the Military Council of Manbij City, shows U.S. troops based around the Syrian town of Manbij speaking with residents, in northern Syria, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018. (The Military Council of Manbij City via AP) A senior Syrian Kurdish official says Syrian government troops have arrived at the front lines of the flash-point 105

December 27, 2018 11:09 PM Transgender inmate gets rare transfer to female prison

This undated photo provided by the Illinois Department of Correction shows Deon "Strawberry" Hampton. The transgender woman serving a 10-year sentence in Illinois for burglary has been moved from a men's to a women's prison in one of the first cases of its kind in the state. Lawyers for Hampton announced her transfer Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, after year-long 76

December 26, 2018 9:33 AM Earthquake Triggered by Italy's Mount Etna Volcano Sends a Jolt Through Sicily, Injuring 10

(ROME) — A quake triggered by Italy’s Mount Etna volcano has jolted eastern Sicily, slightly injuring 10 people and prompting frightened Italian villagers to flee their homes. Italy’s Civil Protection officials said the quake, at 3:19 a.m. Wednesday, was part of a swarm of some 1,000 tremors, most of them barely perceptible, that are linked to Etna’s 85

December 25, 2018 7:45 PM Eight-year-old Guatemalan dies after being detained by U.S. border agents

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An eight-year-old Guatemalan migrant boy died shortly after midnight on Tuesday after being detained by U.S. border agents, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said in a statement, the second migrant child this month to die in U.S. detention. The boy and his father were in CBP custody on Dec. 24 when a Border Patrol agent 76

December 19, 2018 5:23 PM Pentagon says it starts process of returning U.S. troops from Syria

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon said Wednesday it had started the process of returning U.S. troops from Syria as the United States began to transition into the next phase of the campaign. “The Coalition has liberated the ISIS-held territory, but the campaign against ISIS is not over,” Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said in a statement, using an acronym 96