Lifestyle - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Lifestyle Turkey partially destroys IS-attacked Istanbul nightclub ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says authorities have partially destroyed the upscale Istanbul nightclub where an Islamic State extremist killed 39 people during New Year's celebrations. The Anadolu Agency says parts of Reina nightclub, on the shores of the Bosporus, were demolished Monday by Istanbul's municipality, which cited a breach of... Mon, 22 May 2017 12:42:00 GMT 2017-05-22T12:42:00Z EU urges members to address inequality as economy recovers THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The European Union urged member states Monday to take advantage of the bloc's recovering economy to strengthen their public finances and push through reforms that tackle social inequality. The advice came in economic policy guidance for the bloc's 28 member states that was published by the European Commission. It recommended ... Mon, 22 May 2017 12:17:00 GMT 2017-05-22T12:17:00Z 'Costume jewelry' diamond really worth hundreds of thousands LONDON (AP) — Some people have all the luck. Consider the person who dropped about 10 pounds (about $15) around 30 years ago on what was thought to be a piece of costume jewelry — it turned out to be a 26.27 carat white diamond. The gem bought at a flea market is expected to fetch about 350,000 pounds ($454,000) when it is auctioned by ... Mon, 22 May 2017 10:50:00 GMT 2017-05-22T10:50:00Z AP Top Stories May 22 A Here's the latest for May 22nd: Trump begins Israel visit; North Korea tests missile; Three small tornadoes in Indiana; Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey... Mon, 22 May 2017 10:33:00 GMT 2017-05-22T10:33:00Z AP Exclusive: Health agency spends more on travel than AIDS LONDON (AP) — Dr. Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization, traveled to Guinea earlier this month to join the country's president in celebrating the world's first Ebola vaccine. After praising health workers in West Africa for their triumph over the lethal virus, Chan spent the night in the top-tier presidential suite at the beach-... Mon, 22 May 2017 09:55:00 GMT 2017-05-22T09:55:00Z Final Curtain For 'The Greatest Show on Earth' Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus received its final standing ovation Sunday night as it performed its last show. The final performance ends a... Mon, 22 May 2017 05:37:00 GMT 2017-05-22T05:37:00Z AP Exclusive: Strapped UN health agency spends big on travel LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization routinely spends about $200 million a year on travel — far more than what it doles out to fight some of the biggest problems in public health including AIDS, tuberculosis or malaria, according to internal documents obtained by The Associated Press. As the cash-strapped U.N. health agency pleads for more money to... Mon, 22 May 2017 05:23:00 GMT 2017-05-22T05:23:00Z New title for California's 2015 train hero _ graduate SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Sacramento-area man credited with helping prevent an armed attack on a French train is celebrating his college graduation — a year late, owing to all the attention that followed the 2015 train crisis. The Sacramento Bee reported family and friends were there to cheer 24-year-old Anthony Sadler at Saturday's graduation at Sacram... Mon, 22 May 2017 01:30:00 GMT 2017-05-22T01:30:00Z AP Top Stories May 21 P Here are the top stories for Sunday, May 21: President Donald Trump gives overseas speech in Saudi Arabia; Graduates at Notre Dame leave commencement... Sun, 21 May 2017 22:53:00 GMT 2017-05-21T22:53:00Z Notre Dame Graduates Walk Out of Pence Speech Dozens of graduates silently stood and walked out Sunday as Vice President Mike Pence began his address at Notre Dame's commencement ceremony. Students... Sun, 21 May 2017 19:49:00 GMT 2017-05-21T19:49:00Z Pope to kids: I wasn't 'bravo' at soccer, so I played goalie ROME (AP) — Pope Francis has told children at an Italian sports center he didn't play soccer very well as a youth and was stuck with the nickname "stiff leg." An 11-year-old boy asked Francis during a parish visit in the Rome suburb of Acilia Sunday afternoon if he had played soccer as a child. Francis, a keen soccer fan in his native A... Sun, 21 May 2017 17:51:00 GMT 2017-05-21T17:51:00Z Prince Harry brings girlfriend Meghan Markle to wedding fest LONDON (AP) — Privacy-hungry Prince Harry was nearly able to bring his American girlfriend to Pippa Middleton's private wedding reception without being photographed. Nearly. Actress Meghan Markle did not attend the church ceremony Saturday in rural England at which Middleton married financier James Matthews, but she did attend the evening reception. She and Harry were photog... Sun, 21 May 2017 12:36:00 GMT 2017-05-21T12:36:00Z English wedding: Pippa Middleton marries as royals look on ENGLEFIELD, England (AP) — Two likely future British kings were there, along with one of the world's most photographed women, the often-adorable Prince Harry, a multilingual tennis legend and a brash TV reality star. But all eyes were on Pippa Middleton on Saturday as she walked down the aisle of a 12th-century church wearing a custom hand-embroidered gow... Sat, 20 May 2017 23:48:00 GMT 2017-05-20T23:48:00Z 1,000 in Romanian gay pride march amid moves to limit rights BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Some 1,000 people joined a gay pride march in the Romanian capital of Bucharest on Saturday, demanding greater rights amid government moves they say will curtail their rights. Some 30 ambassadors expressed support for the march and for protecting the rights of the LGBT community and U.S. Ambassador Hans G. Klemm was among those t... Sat, 20 May 2017 20:06:00 GMT 2017-05-20T20:06:00Z AP PHOTOS: A look at Pippa Middleton's high-society wedding ENGLEFIELD, England (AP) — There were hats and morning jackets and British royalty galore, all coming together to celebrate Pippa Middleton's wedding. The 33-year-old bride, sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, had two likely future British kings and other members of the royal family looking on Saturday as she married hedge fund manager James Matthews, 41, at a rural English ... Sat, 20 May 2017 19:35:00 GMT 2017-05-20T19:35:00Z The Latest: 2 future British kings attend Pippa's wedding ENGLEFIELD, England (AP) — The Latest on Pippa Middleton's high society wedding in Britain (all times local): 2:50 p.m. There were spring weddings all across England on Saturday, but only Pippa Middleton's nuptials featured two likely future British kings on the guest list. That would be her brother-in-law, Prince Wil... Sat, 20 May 2017 14:33:00 GMT 2017-05-20T14:33:00Z Musician moms balance work, family Every parent struggles with balancing their work or creative endeveaors while also spending as much time as possible with their families. Musician moms... Sat, 20 May 2017 02:52:00 GMT 2017-05-20T02:52:00Z Russia's Putin pledges to send food to Venezuela CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Russia is pledging to send several thousand tons of wheat to Venezuela on a monthly basis, potentially helping alleviate the troubled South American country's food crisis and further tightening relations between the long-time allies. In a telephone conversation Thursday, President Vladimir Putin told his Venezuelan counterpart th... Fri, 19 May 2017 19:51:00 GMT 2017-05-19T19:51:00Z Pope strikes again with cold-call visits to bless homes VATICAN CITY (AP) — The cold-call pope has struck again, with Pope Francis surprising a dozen families with an afternoon visit to their homes to perform an annual springtime blessing. Francis played the role of parish priest Friday as he rang apartment buzzers in Ostia, a beach community on Rome's outskirts, and blessed homes of residents. Fri, 19 May 2017 18:27:00 GMT 2017-05-19T18:27:00Z Illinois Zoo Exhibits Endangered Pangolin The Pangolin, aslo known as the scaly anteater is the newest animal on dispaly at the Brookfield Zoo near Chicago. The species, found in Africa and Asia,... Fri, 19 May 2017 18:06:00 GMT 2017-05-19T18:06:00Z Pennsylvania woman's lost keepsake necklace found in Iceland PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman who lost a keepsake necklace in Iceland is getting it back, thanks to the efforts of an alert souvenir shop clerk and a 911 dispatcher. Ashley Fusco, of Pine Township, told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ( ) she lost the necklace while visiting Reykjavik in March. The necklace featured the engraved fingerprints of her ... Fri, 19 May 2017 17:29:00 GMT 2017-05-19T17:29:00Z Italy makes 12 vaccines mandatory for school-age children MILAN (AP) — The Italian government on Friday made 12 vaccines mandatory for children attending school up to age 16 in an effort to combat what it characterizes as misinformation about vaccines. The new measures followed an intense public debate over vaccines after a measles outbreak and political sniping over accusations that the populist 5-Star movement had emboldened anti... Fri, 19 May 2017 16:56:00 GMT 2017-05-19T16:56:00Z Gadgets Galore at Special Ops Trade Show The Special Operations Forces Industry Conference is held in Tampa, Florida every year, and it's like a supermarket for special forces. Fri, 19 May 2017 14:58:00 GMT 2017-05-19T14:58:00Z Worldwide effort set to keep Trump happy on 1st trip abroad WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump sits down for dinner in Saudi Arabia, caterers have ensured that his favorite meal - steak with a side of ketchup - will be offered alongside the traditional local cuisine. At NATO and the Group of 7 summits, foreign delegations have gotten word that the new U.S. president prefers short presentations and lots ... Fri, 19 May 2017 13:19:00 GMT 2017-05-19T13:19:00Z Moore, Williams lead the fashion parade in Cannes Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams, Cara Delevingne and Winnie Harlow among latest fashion hits at the 70th Cannes Film Festival. Fri, 19 May 2017 11:11:00 GMT 2017-05-19T11:11:00Z Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers. TOP 20 GLOBAL CONCERT TOURS 1. Drake; $1,959,318; $90.37. 2. Re... Thu, 18 May 2017 21:50:00 GMT 2017-05-18T21:50:00Z At Cannes, boos can crush a film (or not) CANNES, France (AP) — The Cannes Film Festival has its own version of the Roman gladiator thumbs-up or thumbs-down, and its judgments can be just as harsh. Nowhere are audience and critical reactions to films more closely measured, in standing ovation length or volubility of booing. Cannes can make a movie, but it can also break it. And it has humbled more than a few. ... Thu, 18 May 2017 19:50:00 GMT 2017-05-18T19:50:00Z Siberian tiger that terrified Vladivostok gets new wild home MOSCOW (AP) — A Siberian tiger that terrorized Russia's Far East city of Vladivostok by prowling its suburbs has been relocated to a vast Russian national park where officials hope he will thrive. The tiger, nicknamed Vladik, was captured in October on the edge of Vladivostok. He flown by helicopter Monday to Bikin National Park, 500 kilometers (350 miles) further north. ... Thu, 18 May 2017 18:02:00 GMT 2017-05-18T18:02:00Z 16 Ukrainian tourists injured in accident in Turkey ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish officials say 16 Ukrainian tourists have been injured in a traffic accident in western Turkey. The Mugla governor's office said in a statement that the bus was traveling Thursday from popular tourist destination of Bodrum to Denizli province when it skidded on a rainy road and tipped over. The group's Turkish gui... Thu, 18 May 2017 09:19:00 GMT 2017-05-18T09:19:00Z Talks on airplane laptop ban end with no ban, more talks BRUSSELS (AP) — Talks on a proposed U.S. ban on laptops and tablets in flights from Europe ended Wednesday with no ban — and a promise of more talks and better intelligence sharing. For days now, European Union officials have been hoping for details on the threat that prompted the proposed ban — the same details that U.S. President Donald Trump discussed with Russian diploma... Thu, 18 May 2017 05:01:00 GMT 2017-05-18T05:01:00Z