Las Vegas missing on prince’s itinerary
Officials say Britain’s Prince Harry is returning to the United States – but this time he’s skipping Las Vegas.
St. James’s Palace said Monday that the 28-year-old prince will travel to the East Coast as well as Denver and Colorado Springs, Colo. His trip will include visits to Arlington National Cemetery, Walter Reed National Medical Center and the competition between British and American veteran athletes in the Warrior Games in Colorado Springs.
He will also visit Hurricane Sandy victims in New Jersey.
Harry, who is third in line to the throne, made headlines on another U.S. visit, when he was caught frolicking in the nude after what was alleged to have been a game of strip billiards in his Las Vegas hotel room.
Jolie meets with women in Congo
Angelina Jolie is meeting with women and girls in eastern Congo, where sexual violence is rampant.
Jolie, a special envoy for the U.N. refugee agency, traveled to the Nzulo camp near Goma on Monday along with British Foreign Secretary William Hague.
The International Rescue Committee says it’s provided care to more than 2,500 women and girls who have been raped or abused over the last year alone. The IRC is handing out kits with flashlights and whistles, as well as cleaning products so that women can avoid bathing at creeks where the risk of assault is higher.
Sexual violence is frequently used as a weapon of war by rebel groups that operate in eastern Congo, as well as by Congolese soldiers.
Actor James Cromwell has pleaded no contest to disrupting a University of Wisconsin System board of regents meeting last month while protesting cat experiments at the school.
The 73-year-old Cromwell and another activist, 27-year-old Jeremy Beckham, were charged with disorderly conduct following the meeting on the UW-Madison campus Feb. 7.
Both men held large signs showing a cat with metal implanted in its head at a campus lab while shouting about the treatment of cats.
Cromwell’s attorney, Marcus Jens Berghahn, entered no contest pleas on both men’s behalf Monday. A court commissioner ordered each to pay $263 in forfeitures and costs.
The birthday bunch
Actor Leonard Nimoy is 82. Actor Alan Arkin is 79. Actor James Caan is 73. Singer Diana Ross is 69. Singer Steven Tyler of Aerosmith is 65. Actor Martin Short is 63. Country singer Ronnie McDowell is 63. Actress Jennifer Grey is 53. Actor Michael Imperioli is 47. Country singer Kenny Chesney is 45. Actress Amy Smart is 37. Actress Keira Knightley is 28.