Old image shows queen giving Nazi salute

Buckingham Palace expressed its disappointment with a tabloid newspaper for publishing images of a young Queen Elizabeth performing a Nazi salute with her family in 1933, the year Adolf Hitler came to power. The Sun newspaper showed the queen — then about 7 — at the family home in Balmoral, with her uncle Edward, mother and sister. Military historian James Holland said that the royals were joking. The Sun's managing editor, Stig Abell, said the footage from a family movie was obtained legitimately.


Candidates withdraw from election

Three candidates, including two former presidents, announced their withdrawal from Burundi's upcoming presidential race, predicting the contest in the restive African nation will not be free and fair. Their pullout from Tuesday's election is the latest blow to the country's political system, which has been rocked by months of violence.

South Carolina

Dueling rallies at Capitol result in arrests

Hundreds of people taunted each other on the grounds of the South Carolina Capitol during separate rallies staged by two groups from outside the state. Several people were arrested as Black Educators for Justice held its rally on the north side of the building, where the Confederate flag was removed earlier this month. Later, the North Carolina-based Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan held a rally on the opposite side of the building to protest the flag's removal.


Clinton eulogizes Lorraine Motel savior

Former President Bill Clinton led eulogies for D'Army Bailey, a lawyer and judge who helped preserve the Memphis hotel where civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated and turn it into the National Civil Rights Museum. Bailey died last Sunday at age 73. Clinton heaped praise on Bailey for saving the Lorraine Motel.


Five found dead in Modesto home

Five people were found dead in a California home Saturday, police said. Officers responding to a request to conduct a welfare check on the home, in a residential neighborhood in Modesto, discovered the bodies. No information was immediately available on the victims or circumstances of the deaths.


Four die of carbon monoxide poisoning

Four young people celebrating a birthday and a graduation at a cabin in Byron likely died of carbon monoxide poisoning, a sheriff said. The victims, ranging in age from 18 to 23, were likely overcome by the fumes from a generator that was left running in the basement after they arrived from Massachusetts, Oxford County Sheriff Wayne Gallant said. Gallant said the victims drove to the camp Tuesday to celebrate Matthew Wakelin's graduation and Brooke Wakelin's 22nd birthday.


Bid for chain-reaction record fails

A team at the Michigan Science Center in Detroit fell short of building the world's largest chain-reaction machine. Builder Steve Price said some sections failed, so there weren't enough completed steps to break the record. The machine featured about a half-million objects, including about 200,000 dominoes, pingpong balls, Hot Wheels tracks and blocks. The current Guinness World Records mark for a Rube Goldberg machine had 300 steps. Price's machine had between 400 and 500 steps — but fewer than 200 after the failures.

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