Sunday, May 31, 2009
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Obamas take night on town
NEW YORK - His public schedule listed no official events, so President Barack Obama had plenty of time to devote to being a weekend dad and spouse.
After watching daughter Malia's soccer game for an hour Saturday morning, the president and first lady Michelle Obama arrived in New York late Saturday afternoon for date night.
Prince plays polo in U.S.
NEW YORK - Prince Harry followed in his mother's footsteps Saturday by raising money for a charity that supports AIDS orphans as he played polo in a city Princess Diana loved.
Her 24-year-old son was on Governors Island in New York Harbor to play in the Veuve Clicquot Manhattan Polo Classic.
The match will benefit the Sentebale charity that Harry set up with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho for impoverished children in that African nation.
Dream over: Boyle ends 2nd
LONDON - She dreamed a dream, and it very nearly came true.
But Susan Boyle's reality show journey finished Saturday with a second-place finish in the finals of 'Britain's Got Talent,' an ending that didn't fit the fairy tale. Instead of the 48-year-old internet sensation, an exuberant dance troupe called 'Diversity' took the 100,000-pound ($159,000) prize and will perform for Queen Elizabeth II at the Royal Variety Show.
Boyle paced around the stage as the hosts named the top three of the ten final acts, and looked almost relieved when her name was called as the runner-up. She recovered in time to graciously praise the dancers.
'The best people won,' Boyle said.