weddings and engagements

Websites stop promoting plantation weddings

In response to urging by a civil rights advocacy group, Pinterest and The Knot Worldwide, which owns prominent wedding platforms WeddingWire and the Knot, recently announced they were changing the way they feature wedding venues that romanticize former slave plantations.

Irish 'ISIS bride' Lisa Smith in custody in Dublin

A 38-year-old woman was arrested on arrival in Dublin Sunday and has been identified by Ireland's Justice Minister as a former soldier in Ireland's army, who told CNN in March that she had traveled to Syria as an ISIS bride.

Prince Andrew now a royal without a role

Prince Andrew's decision to step back from public duties begs a question: What does a prince without a royal role actually do? And, more importantly for British taxpayers: Who pays for it?

The tourists nobody wants

Rowdy groups of bachelor parties. Backpackers asking locals to pay their way. The hordes that pour daily off cruise ships, choking up city centers.

Firefighters find wedding ring in burned home

Firefighters battling the Getty Fire last week found a wedding ring in a box submerged in water. The ring would be the only thing that survived when Patty Shales home burned to the ground.

Breeders' Cup Classic: Vino Rosso wins

Mongolian Groom, who suffered a serious left-hind leg injury during the Breeders' Cup Classic on Saturday, was euthanized after being taken to an equine hospital at Santa Anita Park, according to a statement on the event's website.

NH man shot at wedding, knew guest

A gunman barged into a church in New Hampshire and opened fire, wounding a bride and the bishop before wedding guests tackled him, authorities said. Investigators want to know if the attack is related to another fatal shooting this month.

Princess Beatrice announces engagement

The world will be regaled with another royal wedding next year. Princess Beatrice, the daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York, is getting married.