Parker http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29453/all en British queen most amused when pageantry goes wrong http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/british-queen-most-amused-when-pageantry-goes-wrong <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Queen Elizabeth II dutifully sits through endless hours of displays of military pomp rehearsed to the second -- and secretly loves it when everything goes wrong, Britain's pageant master said Saturday.</p> <p>Major Sir Michael Parker, who has spent 46 years producing grand events, told The Daily Telegraph newspaper that the sovereign is most amused when showpiece spectacles descend into calamity.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/british-queen-most-amused-when-pageantry-goes-wrong" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Parker AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 04:15:04 +0000 5743808 at http://www.globalpost.com Southern California woman fatally mauled by pit bulls http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130510/southern-california-woman-fatally-mauled-pit-bulls <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Dan Whitcomb</p> <p>LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A 63-year-old woman was fatally mauled by a pack of pit bulls while walking near her home in Southern California on Thursday and authorities were still searching for the dogs as darkness fell, law enforcement officials said.</p> <p>A driver called police Thursday morning to report that four dogs were mauling the woman by the side of a road in the small unincorporated community of Littlerock, near Palmdale, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Captain Mike Parker said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130510/southern-california-woman-fatally-mauled-pit-bulls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Parker Thomson Reuters Fri, 10 May 2013 14:00:31 +0000 5834881 at http://www.globalpost.com Houston's openly gay mayor marries longtime partner in California http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140117/houstons-openly-gay-mayor-marries-longtime-partner-california <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Andrea Lorenz</p> <p>HOUSTON (Reuters) - Houston's openly gay mayor, Annise Parker, has wedded her longtime partner at a private home in California, even as her home state of Texas bans such same-sex marriages.</p> <p>Parker and Kathy Hubbard were married on Thursday, the 23rd anniversary of their relationship, according to a statement from the mayor's office.</p> <p>"We have had to wait a very long time to formalize our commitment to each other," Parker said in the statement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140117/houstons-openly-gay-mayor-marries-longtime-partner-california" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Annise Parker Business Labor Law Parker Thomson Reuters Fri, 17 Jan 2014 21:20:40 +0000 6046176 at http://www.globalpost.com