Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's surprise announcement on Wednesday that they will step down as "senior" members of the British family and "work to become financially independent" of the monarchy raised many questions about their income. Now, we have some answers. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex launched a brand new website on Wednesday— SussexRoyal.com —after the bombshell news they will distance themselves from royal duties. The website expands on where their money currently comes from, who pays for their royal residence, Frogmore Cottage in Windsor, and travel, as well as how they will become financially independent. Meghan, 38, and Harry, 37 , said they will continue to support Queen Elizabeth II and honor their royal patronages—through which they are ambassadors for various charities—but have decided to split their time between the U.K. and North America going forward to "enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, … [Read more...] about Meghan and Harry Financial Independence—Who Pays For House and Travel?
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In D.C., an undaunted Kirk Cameron is holding a public library book reading despite pushback
close Video We were denied by 50+ libraries that held drag queen story hours: Kirk Cameron ‘As You Grow’ author Kirk Cameron discusses the struggles he's faced working with ‘woke’ libraries on ‘Fox News @ Night.’ Actor and writer Kirk Cameron is pushing ahead with another public library book-focused event on Wednesday, March 29, stressing faith, family and country — this time in Washington, D.C. — even though he and his book publisher have received pushback ahead of the event, they told Fox News Digital. The story program is taking place beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the Cleveland Park Library on Connecticut Avenue in the nation's capital . Cameron and Brave Books have specifically said they reject the many drag queen story hours that have been held and continue to be held across the country — instead choosing to offer "fun" and "wholesome" events for families and children. KIRK CAMERON REJECTS DRAG QUEEN STORY TIME, IS … [Read more...] about In D.C., an undaunted Kirk Cameron is holding a public library book reading despite pushback
Chun Doo Hwan grandson heads straight to Gwangju after release
Chun Woo-won speaks to reportrers after being released from police custody at the Seoul Mapo Police Station on Wednesday. [YONHAP] Chun Woo-won, grandson of former president Chun Doo Hwan, immediately left for Gwangju on his release from police custody on Wednesday. He said he will continue to apologize to the people of Gwangju regarding the atrocity committed by his grandfather during the pro-democracy uprising in 1980. “There is a low possibility that my family will cooperate,” Chun said regarding his family member confessing to the various crimes that he had accused recently through his Instagram and YouTube videos. “They will try to hide whatever crime that they had committed,” Chun said in front of the Seoul Mapo Police Station surrounded by reporters. “And I will apology for my family. “I thank the citizens of Gwangju for accepting this sinner.” He said he decided to expose the dark secrets of his family and close friends including the hidden wealth, drug abuses and … [Read more...] about Chun Doo Hwan grandson heads straight to Gwangju after release
UBS Brings Back Ex-C.E.O. to Deal With Takeover of Troubled Credit Suisse
UBS said on Wednesday that it was bringing back Sergio P. Ermotti , a former chief executive, as the Swiss banking giant prepares to take over Credit Suisse, its troubled rival. The unexpected return of Mr. Ermotti, 62, comes as UBS faces the difficult work of absorbing Switzerland’s other banking titan after the government-brokered acquisition earlier this month. The $3.2 billion deal was arranged hastily as Credit Suisse, tarred by decades of scandals, management upheavals and failed attempts at reform, finally succumbed to investors’ doubts about its ability to survive a global wave of turmoil in the banking sector. The extent of Credit Suisse’s legal troubles grew wider later on Wednesday, after the Senate Finance Committee accused the Swiss bank of violating a 2014 plea agreement with U.S. prosecutors over the bank’s role in helping clients evade taxes. Concluding a two-year investigation into Credit Suisse, the Senate report, conducted by the committee’s Democratic … [Read more...] about UBS Brings Back Ex-C.E.O. to Deal With Takeover of Troubled Credit Suisse
New Hampshire court dismisses latest Pamela Smart petition
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s highest court on Wednesday turned away the latest attempt to get a sentence reduction for Pamela Smart, who is serving life in prison for plotting with her teenage lover to have her husband killed in 1990. Smart, 55, was 22 and working as a high school media coordinator when she began an affair with a 15-year-old student who later shot and killed her husband, Gregory Smart. Though she denied knowledge of the plot, she was convicted of conspiracy to commit murder and other crimes and sentenced to life without parole. Having exhausted her judicial appeal options, Smart asked a state council for a sentence reduction hearing last year. The five-member Executive Council, which approves state contracts and appointees to the courts and state agencies, rejected her request in less than three minutes, prompting the appeal to state Supreme Court. But the court dismissed the petition for lack of jurisdiction on Wednesday, saying that ordering the … [Read more...] about New Hampshire court dismisses latest Pamela Smart petition
The Boss Paid for Dinner, and Then Complained the Next Day. What Do We Do?
My husband’s boss, an executive at a multinational firm, came to our city on vacation and invited us to dinner. We made reservations at our favorite restaurant. When the bill came, the boss’s husband picked up the check and said: “We’ve got this.” We thanked them and said we hadn’t intended for them to pay. The next day, my husband received an email from his boss saying he just saw the credit card charge, which was larger than expected. He planned to ask the restaurant if there was an error. We were embarrassed; we ordered more to drink than them. So, we pulled up the menu online, totaled our share with tax and tip, and sent them a check. (It was $37 more than their share.) We apologized for not insisting on splitting the bill. Did we do the right thing? WIFE Well, you didn’t do the wrong thing, but you may have overreacted. In your view, the boss believed he was overcharged by about $40. That seems like small potatoes to make a fuss about, considering he hadn’t bothered to check … [Read more...] about The Boss Paid for Dinner, and Then Complained the Next Day. What Do We Do?
UBS Taps an Ex-C.E.O. to ‘Pilot’ Its Takeover of Credit Suisse
A Swiss chief returns UBS unexpectedly said on Wednesday that it was bringing back Sergio Ermotti as C.E.O., as the Swiss bank begins the tough task of digesting its archrival, Credit Suisse. It’s another sign of how tricky UBS considers the work of taking over its main competitor, via a $3.2 billion deal that continues to draw blowback from investors and Swiss lawmakers alike. The move had been in the works for days. Colm Kelleher, UBS’s chairman, said at a news conference that he first called Mr. Ermotti to discuss a potential return on March 20, less than a day after UBS announced it was buying Credit Suisse. Mr. Ermotti, who left UBS in 2020, will replace Ralph Hamers on April 5. The UBS board determined that “for this massive integration exercise, Sergio would be the better pilot for the next part of this voyage,” Mr. Kelleher said. Mr. Hamers will stay on for an unspecified period as an adviser to help with the transition. At the news conference, Mr. Hamers … [Read more...] about UBS Taps an Ex-C.E.O. to ‘Pilot’ Its Takeover of Credit Suisse
Pope Francis Decries ‘Unspeakable Evil’ of Nashville School Shooting
ROME — Pope Francis has joined the chorus of voices deploring Monday’s lethal shooting targeting a Christian school in Nashville that left six dead. In a telegram Wednesday, the pontiff said he was “deeply saddened” to hear of the recent shooting at The Covenant School in Nashville and sent his “heartfelt condolences and the assurance of his prayers to all affected by this senseless act of violence.” On Monday morning, a heavily armed 28-year-old Audrey Hale, a biological female who identified as a male, stormed into the Covenant School and began shooting , killing three adult school staff and three 9-year-old children. Hale, who went by the name Aiden on social media and indicated a preference for he/him pronouns, left behind a detailed manifesto and plan for her shooting spree. CCTV Footage Released of Nashville Shooter Audrey Hale Metropolitan Nashville Police Department via Storyful While Hale’s motive for the killing remains unclear, Nashville Metropolitan … [Read more...] about Pope Francis Decries ‘Unspeakable Evil’ of Nashville School Shooting
Macy’s C.E.O. Jeff Gennette to Depart
Macy’s is shuffling its leadership team, announcing on Wednesday that Jeff Gennette, the chief executive since 2017, will retire in February after four decades with the department-store chain. He will be succeeded by Tony Spring, who runs the company’s luxury Bloomingdale’s chain. Adrian Mitchell, 49, who has been Macy’s chief financial officer since November 2020, will add the title of chief operating officer to his duties and oversee the company’s store operations, technology and supply chain teams. Macy’s does not currently have the position of chief operating officer. Macy’s, the largest department store chain in the United States, is still rebounding from the pandemic and dealing with inflation’s impact on how its core customers shop. Macy’s said last month that, while same-store sales slightly increased in 2022, active customers decreased. Digital sales were up compared with 2019 — a sign that its e-commerce offerings had improved — but sales at its brick-and-mortar … [Read more...] about Macy’s C.E.O. Jeff Gennette to Depart
Mets NLCS hero signs with MLB partner league team
close Video Fox News Flash top sports headlines for March 29 Fox News Flash top sports headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. Daniel Murphy hit four home runs and batted .529 with a 1.850 OPS in the 2015 National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, lifting the New York Mets to the World series. Nearly eight years later, the former Mets infielder will be suiting up for a different team, and one that is not exactly in Major League Baseball . CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Daniel Murphy, #9 of the Colorado Rockies, reacts during the eighth inning towards Robinson Cano, #24 of the New York Mets, at Citi Field on June 8, 2019 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Adam Hunger/Getty Images) Murphy on Wednesday signed a deal with the Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. The Atlantic League is a … [Read more...] about Mets NLCS hero signs with MLB partner league team