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Even monarchs don't have job security anymore
Like it or not, lifetime tenure is no longer standard practice, even for royalty. Juan Carlos, 76, is the third septuagenarian monarch in the last 18 months to abdicate, after Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and King Albert II of Belgium. And that's not counting Pope Benedict XVI. With the media exposing their frailties and foibles, and with polls tracking their popularity, monarchs have become as accountable as any politician.
VIDEO: Casey Kasem's wife shouts, throws raw meat as husband hospitalized
The wife of iconic radio host Casey Kasem caused a scene outside her home Sunday as an ambulance took her ailing husband to a hospital, after a judge ruled that Kasem's daughter could take her father to be evaluated by doctors. Wife Jean Kasem shouted at the daughter and threw a package of raw hamburger meat at her as she left the home, according to NBC News.
Pulling a trigger: the UCSB massacre, sexual assaults and campus speech codes
The massacre Elliot Rodger perpetrated on and around the University of California, Santa Barbara last Friday night, in which he killed six people, wounded 13 others and then killed himself, is horrible both for what makes it unique and what makes it familiar.
VIDEO: Midwestern 'beach house' causes neighborhood kerfuffle
Neighbors have filed complaints after a Kansas City, Missouri, woman opted to fill her lawn with sand, saying she's tired of watering and mowing. According to KCTV 5 from Kansas City, the beachy lot isn't a violation of any city codes.
Google unveils company-designed driverless vehicle prototypes
Google has designed its own self-driving vehicles that transport passengers at the push of a button as it aims to spread the new automotive technology, co- founder Sergey Brin said.
Reality replaces Obama's foreign policy promises
Terrorists were supposed to disappear and tensions would dissolve between the United States and other countries when President Barack Obama took office. But prize-winning promises don't hold up to real-life Chinese hackers, attacks on U.S. diplomats and Russian land grabs.
Villagers, visitors gather for a glimpse of the president
President Obama whisked in and out of Cooperstown on Thursday, not giving gawkers much chance to glimpse of the commander in chief.
Promoting tourism, Obama marvels at baseball's past
President Barack Obama held Joe DiMaggio's gnarled glove and stared at a uniform worn by Jackie Robinson during a visit to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, where he promoted the benefits of tourism. He is the first sitting president to visit the Hall of Fame.
Three to six hurricanes forecast for Atlantic storm season
Eight to 13 named systems are expected in the six-month season that starts June 1, Kathryn Sullivan, administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, said Thursday.
Charges pending against Ga. students after alleged post-prom rape
An evening to remember will likely become a night of regret for more than two dozen young people, many of whom may be charged with a crime after an 18-year-old female student was allegedly raped at a post-prom party at a resort in northern Georgia.
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