Police in Britain were alerted to a white tiger spotted in a field in the coastal town of Hedge End. They worked with a nearby zoo to get a tranquillizer dart ready to take down the beast. But as the Guardian newspaper reports, the tiger was actually a life-sized stuffed toy.
"Love is a kind of comfortable pretense ... muffling everyone's separation from one another, which is absolute." So thinks the disenchanted 35-year-old woman who has left her stalwart, workaholic older husband in the second half of Tessa Hadley's diptych of a novel, The London Train.
Authors are finding solutions to this new problem. This week, Robert Kiyosaki of the Rich Dad, Poor Dad series is holding a digital book signing event. During a live chat on Facebook with the author, you can order an e-book, have it e-signed and e-delivered to your e-reader.
Insurgents stormed a major Pakistani naval base in Karachi — setting off a prolonged gun battle with security forces. The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility saying it was revenge for the U.S.-led military raid that killed Osama bin Laden. Alex Rodriguez, the Islamabad bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times, talks to Mary Louise Kelly about the fighting.
Before heading to Ireland at the start of his European tour, President Obama on Sunday spoke to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the largest group of Israel supporters in the U.S. He reiterated his call for substantive peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians.
Saudi King Abdullah months ago promised changes in what analysts say was a bid to quiet growing frustrations in the desert kingdom. But now, much of the king's words are ringing hollow with many Saudis who say they see little change.