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Elton John sings 'Circle of Life' at Prince Harry's wedding reception

Elton John sings 'Circle of Life' at Prince Harry's wedding reception

Entertainment
May 19 (UPI) -- British pop star Elton John sang "Circle of Life" at a lunchtime wedding reception Queen Elizabeth II held Saturday for her grandson Prince Harry and his new bride Meghan Markle. He also performed "Tiny Dancer." "Prince Harry asked Sir Elton to perform at the reception which was hosted by Her Majesty The Queen at St. George's Hall, Windsor Castle," Kensington Palace said. "Sir Elton performed for the newly married couple in recognition of the close connection he has with Prince Harry and his family." John was a friend of Harry's mother Princess Diana and sang "Candle in the Wind" at her funeral in 1997. Harry and Markle's wedding cake -- a spongey confection with filling made from Amalfi lemon curd and elderflower buttercream, as well as elderflower syrup made at the mona...
Chicago Bears sign OL Matt McCants, John Franklin III, three others

Chicago Bears sign OL Matt McCants, John Franklin III, three others

Sports
The Chicago Bears announced Monday they signed five players, including offensive lineman Matt McCants, and also placed four players on waivers. McCants has played 28 NFL games, including three starts, while with the Oakland Raiders, Cleveland Browns and Bears. He has not started a game since 2013. The Bears also signed wide receiver Matt Fleming, defensive back John Franklin III, offensive lineman Jeremi Hall and defensive back Tyrin Holloway. The team waived offensive lineman Travis Averill, linebacker Howard Jones, offensive lineman Cameron Lee and linebacker Nyles Morgan. Franklin played quarterback and receiver during his college career, which included stops at Florida State, Auburn and Florida Atlantic. He also starred in Netflix's "Last Chance U" documentary series. Holloway t...
Ravens' John Harbaugh impressed by Jackson's accuracy

Ravens' John Harbaugh impressed by Jackson's accuracy

Sports
One perceived knock on Lamar Jackson coming into the 2018 NFL Draft centered on his accuracy, with one unnamed offensive coordinator going so far as to say "when he throws, he hopes."Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh apparently doesn't share that view. Harbaugh praised the accuracy of the former Louisville quarterback on Saturday, just nine days removed from the team selecting him with the 32nd overall pick of the draft. "The thing that I was really impressed with is I thought he was accurate," Harbaugh told reporters of the 21-year-old Jackson. "You read the reports and stuff like that but he's a naturally talented thrower. He's got natural arm talent. And that's something that I think people were questioning. So to see him out here throwing the ball naturally and very accurately I tho...
Sprint, T-Mobile set to announce a $26 billion merger, with John Legere at the helm

Sprint, T-Mobile set to announce a $26 billion merger, with John Legere at the helm

Finance
T-Mobile is closing in on a deal to merge with Sprint that will value Sprint just above its current market price of $ 6.50 per share, people familiar with the matter told CNBC, and will likely place T-Mobile's chief in the top job.John Legere will run the combined company, which will have dual headquarters in Bellevue, Washington and Kansas City, according to one of the people. Some Sprint executives are expected to remain with the company even after a deal is announced, the person said.The $ 26 billion all-stock deal could be announced as soon as Sunday, said the people, who asked not to be named because the negotiations are private. No deal has been signed and talks could still fall apart, the people said. SoftBank, which owns about 85 percent of Sprint, will allow Deutsche Telekom, whic...
Deutsche Bank chairman reveals why John Cryan was ousted as CEO

Deutsche Bank chairman reveals why John Cryan was ousted as CEO

Finance
Deutsche Bank's outgoing CEO John Cryan was taking too long to revamp and revive the German lender, according to the bank's chairman.The German bank decided Sunday to appoint a new chief executive officer, Christian Sewing, its fourth leader in six years. Deutsche Bank has been struggling over the last few years, posting a 497 million euro ($ 612 million) loss for 2017, compared to the 290 million euro loss that Reuters analysts had estimated. This marked the third consecutive annual loss for the bank.Paul Achleitner, the chairman of the bank's supervisory board, told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung late Monday that Cryan had undoubtedly made a name for himself with Deutsche Bank and made many big decisions. But, he added that the speed at which the board made decisions and enforced the...