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For the past nine months, Martin Amis has been living in his mother-in-law’s house, a grand, many-storeyed residence in downtown Manhattan to which he and his wife, the novelist Isabel Fonseca, decamped after a fire wrecked their home.
It seems strangely fitting that, two years shy of his 70th birthday, Amis should be plunged into a modern setting, although the very idea of Amis at 70 is somehow absurd.
California lawmakers gave final approval on Saturday to moving the state's primary elections to early March beginning in 2020, a renewed effort at relevance in the quadrennial presidential sweepstakes.
Brown has until Oct. 15 to act on the bill, along with dozens of others sent to him before the Legislature was to adjourn for the year early on Satuday morning.
A Philippine official on Friday ordered an entire city police force off the job in metropolitan Manila after some of its members were suspected in the gruesome killings of three teenagers and others were seen on surveillance cameras robbing a house.
The 1,200-strong Caloocan city police force will be relieved in batches and replaced, said metropolitan Manila police chief Oscar Albayalde. The officers will undergo 45 days of retraining, after which those facing no charges can be reassigned to other stations.