| Dec 20, 2010
Nights were the worst. In September 2008, Tony Judt was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, a neurodegenerative condition that attacks first the arms and legs, then the breathing and speech of its victims. By December, Judt had lost...
| Sep 28, 2010
Britain's Labour Party on Saturday announced Ed Miliband as its new leader Saturday, four months after Prime Minister Gordon Brown resigned from the post when his party lost the election.
Several rounds of voting were required to determine Saturday's...
| Apr 30, 2011
| 8:02 PM
REUTERS - Following a spectacular Royal Wedding that dazzled the world, Prince William will go back to work as a search-and-rescue pilot next week before taking his new wife on honeymoon abroad.
The new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, looking fresh...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 8:03 AM
London -- Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee celebrations reached a climax Tuesday as she and other members of the royal family appeared on the balcony of Buckingham Palace for a flypast.
Aircraft from the Battle of Britain -- including Spitfires and a...
| Jun 2, 2011
John Oliver's career as lead correspondent on "The Daily Show," active standup performer and occasional actor in TV and movie comedies is quite different from the goals he had at prestigious University of Cambridge.
"I studied English in college, which...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 8:25 AM
REPORTING FROM LONDON -- Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams announced Friday that he would step down at year's end after a decade of leading the worldwide Anglican Communion at a time of continued controversy over the role of women and gays and...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 9:58 AM
Sons and daughters of British monarchs will have an equal right to the throne under changes to the United Kingdom's succession laws agreed to Friday, British Prime Minister David Cameron said.
The leaders of the 16 Commonwealth countries that have the...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 1:08 PM
Ever since the first homework was assigned at the University of Oxford in 1167, the stellar graduates of British universities have influenced Western civilization. But that doesn't mean that Britain's three oldest college towns are stodgy. Though you...
| May 21, 2009
Desperate to help their autistic children, hundreds of parents nationwide are turning to an unproven and potentially damaging treatment: multiple high doses of a drug sometimes used to chemically castrate sex offenders.
The therapy is based on a theory,...
| Jul 22, 2009
About 35 percent of people over age 65 fall in their homes at least once each year. That figure increases to 50 percent for those ages 75 and over.
We have less information on falls among people over age 85, who are mostly women and now make up the...
| Dec 13, 2009
Stephen E. Toulmin, a British-born philosopher and retired USC professor who created a model for evaluating the practical arguments that arise from daily life during a six-decade career that brought him prominence in several fields, has died. He was 87....
| Apr 5, 2009
I'm inching through the crowds for a front-row view of the frothy, chocolate-colored River Thames, near London's handsome old Hammersmith Bridge. With takeout beer and wine flowing freely, there's a party atmosphere despite the wind-whipped chill. The...