"There's power in love. Prince Harry and Meghan exchange looks during what has been dubbed the 'power of love' sermon by Episcopalian Bishop Curry. U.S. bishop's fiery speech highlight of Harry and Meghan's nuptials 0:42The reaction online was overwhelmingly positive. "Quoting Dr. Martin Luther King from the altar of a British royal wedding. He told them that love was not just for married couples but part of God's plan with the power to change lives.
May 19, 2018 17:34 UTC
HOUSTON — Officials say a gas leak caused an explosion and brief flash fire at a chemical plant near Houston, resulting in non-life threatening injuries to nearly two dozen workers. Ethylene is a gas that is not harmful to humans and is used in the production of plastic. La Porte Emergency Management Lt. John Krueger says the injuries include burns similar to a severe sunburn and back and leg injuries. Plant manager Eric Bass said the company is working with investigators. ——This version of the story corrects the spelling of the company name to Kuraray America.
May 19, 2018 17:29 UTC
MOAB, Utah — Heightened wildfire conditions have prompted the National Park Service to impose fire restrictions at Arches and Canyonlands national parks and two national monuments in southeastern Utah. Officials say fires will be permitted only in designated fire grates in developed campgrounds and picnic areas. Open fires are prohibited in backcountry campsites but petroleum-fueled stoves and grills will still be permitted in designated backcountry campsites, as well as in developed campgrounds and picnic areas. Officials say petroleum-fueled stoves are recommended in cooking for campers in the river corridors where there are no designated campsites. Also, visitors camping in river corridors may also use a charcoal fire if the fire is completely contained in a metal fire pan.
May 19, 2018 17:26 UTC
VANCOUVER — British Columbians are being asked to check for stowaway bats trying to hitch a free ride before hitting the road this summer. The Ministry of Environment says little brown bats and other species may be hiding in nooks and crannies of trailers, campers, trucks and other vehicles. Besides being a bit disoriented when they arrive in a new place, the bats may be carrying a fungal disease known as white-nose syndrome. white-nose syndrome response co-ordinator. So it puts our bat species at much greater risk all of a sudden,” Dyer said.
May 19, 2018 17:26 UTC
Idris Elba smiled broadly as he escorted his fiancee, model Sabrina Dhowre, who wore the obligatory hat. Elton John, looking dapper in tails, did double-duty as a wedding guest and a performer at the luncheon reception hosted by Queen Elizabeth II. British singer James Blunt was in traditional tails, while Argentine polo player Nacho Figueras went for a double-breasted blue suit. Actress Carey Mulligan shined in an all-over yellow floral print dress with a high neck and short sleeves from Erden. Joss Stone was also on hand, prompting BBC commenters to note the singer, often barefoot on stage, wore shoes.
May 19, 2018 17:15 UTC
PARIS — The Latest on the awards ceremony for the 71st Cannes Film Festival being presented Saturday night (all times local):8:10 p.m.Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s “Shoplifters” is the winner of the Palme d’Or award at the Cannes Film Festival. Nadine Labaki’s “Capernaum” won the festival’s Jury Prize. ——7 p.m.Lebanese director Nadine Labaki is among the first contenders for the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or to hit the red carpet at the Palais des Festivals in a fitted one shoulders gown. Labaki is considered one of the front runners for the film festival’s top prize as her film “Capernaum” received the longest standing ovation of the competition, at 15 minutes. The makers of 21 movies are vying to win the Palme d’Or, the Cannes Film Festival’s top prize.
May 19, 2018 17:12 UTC
BAYFIELD, Wis. — A recent study of 35 national parks found the waters off an island in northwestern Wisconsin had the highest concentration of plastic pollution. The National Park Service, South Carolina’s Clemson University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Marine Debris Program began working on the two-year study in 2015. Samples collected from the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore had an average of 170 to 225 pieces of microplastic per kilogram of sand, Wisconsin Public Radio reported . Microplastic fibers are typically from sources like clothing, deteriorating nets or broken fishing lines. Researchers will then study the chemical composition of the microplastic samples.
May 19, 2018 16:52 UTC
The Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback announced on Twitter early Saturday that he signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Johnny Manziel was selected out of Texas A&M by the Cleveland Browns in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft. 22 overall — Manziel threw as many interceptions (seven) as touchdown passes with the Browns during two seasons. In 2016, a domestic assault charge against Manziel in Dallas was dismissed after Manziel took an anger management course and participated in the NFL’s substance-abuse program. On Saturday, the CFL announced that Manziel been meeting the league’s conditions, paving the way for the deal.
May 19, 2018 16:41 UTC
RENO, Nev. — A 19th century neighbourhood on the edge of the University of Nevada, Reno, campus tops a historic preservation group’s new list of Nevada’s 11 most endangered places. The Goldfield High School, built in the central Nevada gold-mining town in 1907, and Las Vegas High School — the city’s oldest, constructed in 1930 — are among the other historic places Preserve Nevada wants to save. The next two buildings on Preserve Nevada’s list have been on the National Register of Historic Places for more than 30 years — Goldfield High School since 1982 and Las Vegas High School since 1986. Las Vegas High School, renamed the Las Vegas Academy for Performing Arts, is an exceptional example of Art Deco architecture that faces an uncertain future as the school district considers remodeling plans, the group said. — Victory Hotel, Las Vegas.
May 19, 2018 16:41 UTC
RAPID CITY, S.D. — An outdoors campus in Rapid City is undergoing a $1.5 million expansion project to offer more archery opportunities for visitors. Construction crews have already begun work on the state-run Outdoor Campus West’s new indoor shooting building, 14-station outdoor straight lane archery range and 14-station walking archery course, the Rapid City Journal reported . The 14-lane straight archery range will feature targets from 20 to 80 yards with a covered shelter, which will help shield competitors from the sun. Simpson said, “I hope this will be an example for other cities in the state, where we can develop safe opportunities for this growing sport.”——Information from: Rapid City Journal, http://www.rapidcityjournal.com
May 19, 2018 16:41 UTC
FORT MADISON, Iowa — The Sheaffer Pen Museum has closed its doors for good after seven years in southeastern Iowa. The Sheaffer Pen Plant in Fort Madison closed in 2008. Discussions about closing the museum began in January, according to Andy Andrews, president of the North Lee County Historical Society, which loaned the museum a $32,000 pen collection. Pen collector Bill Sexauer donated his collection of 160 Targa Pens to the historical society in December. Andrews said he believes financial problems began in 2012 when Cross Pen Co. purchased the Shaeffer pen line.
May 19, 2018 16:37 UTC
WASHINGTON — The chaos among House Republicans this past week on immigration shows just how problematic and risky the issue is for a party that badly needs unity heading into the elections in November that will decide control of Congress. GOP leaders thought they had found a way by Friday morning to make the party’s warring conservative and moderate wings happy on an issue that has bedeviled them for years. Conservatives would get a vote by late June on an immigration bill that parrots many of President Donald Trump’s hard-right immigration views, including reductions on legal immigration and opening the door to his proposed wall with Mexico. “It’s all about timing unfortunately and leverage, and the farm bill was just a casualty, unfortunately,” Perry said. Denham said the concession was a promised vote on the conservative immigration bill by June, though conservatives said they never agreed to that.
May 19, 2018 16:30 UTC
GLASGOW, Scotland — Celtic completed a second successive domestic treble after beating Motherwell 2-0 in the Scottish Cup final on Saturday. Callum McGregor put Celtic ahead in the 11th minute and Olivier Ntcham netted in the 25th with a 25-yard drive at Hampden Park. Brendan Rodgers’ side had already won a seventh straight Scottish Premiership and a second successive League Cup, confirming the Glasgow club’s complete dominance in the country.
May 19, 2018 16:30 UTC
HALIFAX—One perspon has died and another is in hospital after an early morning blaze at a Dartmouth apartment building, according to the Halifax fire department’s deputy chief. Emergency crews responded to reports of a fire at approximately 3:30 a.m. Saturday morning at 81 Primrose Street near Albro Lake in Dartmouth. A fire in Dartmouth left one dead and another hospitalized on Saturday morning. Article Continued BelowThe Canadian Red Cross said about 150 tennants have been displaced from the 80-unit complex. Other organizations assisting are the Salvation Army and the Disaster Animal Response Team, which helps arrange shelters for displaced pets.
May 19, 2018 16:21 UTC
HALIFAX—Halifax Regional Police say a Chinese international student was targeted in a “virtual kidnapping” scam, the first of its kind in Halifax. According to a release, police received a report around 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday that the family of a 22-year-old female student studying in Halifax had been contacted to pay a ransom for her kidnapping. The family of a 22-year-old female student studying in Halifax was contacted to pay a ransom for her kidnapping, in a scam referred to as ‘virtual kidnapping.’ This is the first time such a scam has been reported in Halifax. The incident has been deemed an elaborate “virtual kidnapping” scam, where members of international students’ families are extorted for ransom money with reports of fake kidnappings. “Police want to remind all international students studying in Halifax that police officers from another country will not arrest you in Canada,” reads the release.
May 19, 2018 16:18 UTC