hPrinces William, Harry usher at society wedding
hPrinces William, Harryusher at society wedding
CHESTER, England -- Prince Harry, right, and Prince William leave Chester Cathedral following the wedding of Lady Tamara Grosvenor and Edward van Cutsem. The bride is the eldest daughter of the Duke of Westminster, Britain's richest man with a personal fortune estimated at $7.4 billion.
The princes, who were ushers at the wedding, got a big cheer Saturday from an estimated 4,000 people who came to gawk in the narrow streets outside the cathedral, stealing some of the limelight at the wedding.
The families of the bride and groom are well-connected with royal circles and some 650 guests attended the ceremonies at Chester Cathedral.
Prince Charles was absent, reportedly because he balked at sitting far away from his partner, Camilla Parker Bowles. Charles said he had to attend a meeting with families of the Black Watch Regiment.
Hurricane victims stillawait temporary housing
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Nearly three months after Hurricane Charley devastated parts of southwestern Florida, hundreds of people displaced by the storm still have not received temporary housing.
About 650 people have been placed in travel trailers or mobile homes in Charlotte County, one of the hardest-hit counties, but about 500 more units are needed, said Dennis Kizziah, manager for the Port Charlotte field office of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Ben Davis, a FEMA strike team leader, said officials are still going door to door to assess the need in Charlotte County. Many of those displaced are staying with family and friends, renting apartments or staying at motels.
DeSoto County has 2,344 people who qualify for temporary housing, but only 758 who have requested it. So far, 341 have been supplied with travel trailers. In Hardee County, 147 of the 265 people who have requested temporary housing have been supplied with trailers, Kizziah said.
Glowing lava formation
SEATTLE -- A lava formation inside Mount St. Helens' crater has a new, glowing protrusion the size of a 30-story building.
The protrusion, which glows red at night, has risen by 330 feet in the past nine days, pushed up by magma, or molten rock, within the volcano, scientists said Friday.
"It seems like every time you think you know what's going on, [the volcano] twists and does something different," said Jeff Wynn, chief scientist for volcano hazards at the Cascades Volcano Observatory in Vancouver.
Suspect nearly lynched
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- A Brazilian judge clamped a curfew on a small Amazon River town Saturday after residents tried to lynch a man who confessed he killed two girls.
On Friday, a mob of about 500 people tried to block a highway where the suspect was expected to pass on his return to jail, said Para state police Maj. Paulo Barato.
The mob burned a bus and damaged several cars before police using rubber bullets and nonlethal grenades dispersed the crowd, Barato said by telephone from Santa Isabel do Para, about 1,500 miles north of Rio de Janeiro.
Joao Farias Sampaio confessed killing the two girls, ages 8 and 9, then mutilating their bodies and dumping them in the river outside Santa Isabel. The girls disappeared Oct. 31 and Sampaio confessed the next day.
Visit to quake victims
TOKYO -- Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko visited victims of last month's devastating earthquake in northern Japan on Saturday as strong aftershocks continued to rumble through the region.
The imperial couple stopped at a high school gymnasium converted into an evacuation center, kneeling down to speak with victims huddled on the floor between piles of blankets, cardboard boxes and mats.
The royal visit appeared to buoy the spirits of evacuees at the center in hard-hit Nagaoka city.