Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Margaret Thatcher in hospital after operation

Thatcher healing after surgery

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher is recuperating at a hospital after an operation to remove a bladder growth, a friend said Friday. Thatcher, 87, went to see her doctor after experiencing some discomfort and subsequently had the growth removed, according to longtime adviser Tim Bell. The operation was "completely satisfactory," Bell said.

Astronaut trio reaches station

A Russian Soyuz capsule with three astronauts docked Friday with the International Space Station, taking the size of the full crew at the laboratory to six. American Tom Marshburn, Russian Roman Romanenko and Canadian Chris Hadfield traveled two days in the capsule. The trio was welcomed by NASA astronaut Kevin Ford and Russian colleagues Oleg Novitsky and Yev­geny Tarelkin. The new crew will spend five months at the station.

Loss of sea ice threatens seals

Two types of ice seals joined polar bears Friday on the list of species threatened by the loss of sea ice, which scientists say reached record low levels this year due to climate warming. Ringed seals, the main prey of polar bears, and bearded seals in the Arctic Ocean will be listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced. A species is listed as threatened if it's likely to become endangered within the foreseeable future.

Associated Press

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 23

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