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  • 'History Detectives' explains why bandleader Glenn Miller vanished

    'History Detectives' explains why bandleader Glenn Miller vanished
    To this day, it remains one of the great mysteries of American music: Exactly how and why did bandleader Glenn Miller vanish during World War II? Just 40 years old and near the height of his fame as leader of the Army Air Force band, Major Glenn...
  • Golf rankings, capsules - Part 1

    The Sports Xchange By Tom LaMarre, The Sports Xchange Golf rankings, capsules The Sports Xchange's PGA Tour rankings, selected by TSX Golf Staff, based on performance in 2013-14. 1. Adam Scott, Australia -- The No. 1 player in the World Golf...
  • Wimbledon's fabled 'Hill' saw Murray defeat coming

    LONDON (Reuters) - It's not been a good year for British sport. First England exited the World Cup in unseemly haste, and now defending champion Andy Murray has left Wimbledon almost as fast. Worse, nobody was much surprised. Murray's match on...
  • UK economy growing solidly but exports and investment slip: survey

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's economy kept growing at a robust rate in the second quarter, but exports and business investment weakened, clouding the prospects for a balanced recovery, a major business survey showed on Tuesday. The British Chambers of...
  • British government announces historical child abuse inquiry

    LONDON (Reuters) - The British government has ordered a wide-ranging inquiry into historical child sex allegations stretching over several decades, Home Secretary Theresa May said on Monday. A separate review will also be held into the handling of...
  • Hamilton wins at home after Rosberg retires

    SILVERSTONE England (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton won his home British Grand Prix on Sunday and slashed Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg's Formula One lead to four points after the German retired for the first time this season. Hamilton, who last won at...
  • British PM Cameron under pressure to launch child abuse inquiry

    LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron is facing calls to launch a full-scale inquiry into allegations that well-known politicians abused children in the 1980s, after an official said the government had lost files that may shed light on...
  • For Andy Murray, a Wimbledon prize — and reprise — proves elusive

    For Andy Murray, a Wimbledon prize — and reprise — proves elusive
    On the warmest, sunniest day you can imagine, in a place where those are few and far between, gloom prevailed Wednesday. Great Britain was Mudville, and mighty Casey had struck out. When Andy Murray's final ground stroke settled into the bottom of the...
  • In new age of wealth and inequality, calls for intervention go unheeded

     In new age of wealth and inequality, calls for intervention go unheeded
    Thomas Piketty, writing from France, is the latest person to sound an alarm about the growing inequality of income and wealth. But his ideas have distinctly American roots that date to the country's formation. The American Revolution was in part a...
  • Child sex abuse conspiracy claims rattle Britain's political elite

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain pledged on Monday to investigate claims that politicians may have sexually abused children in the 1980s in a conspiracy by members of the establishment who used their power to cover up the crimes. The allegations have jarred...
  • UK finance minister fetes Modi, seeks business openings

    MUMBAI (Reuters) - Britain's finance minister George Osborne praised India's new prime minister Narendra Modi on Monday for helping create a quick turnaround in investor sentiment, during a two-day trip aimed at opening up opportunities in defense and...
  • 'War and Gold' explains the chaotic history of money

    "War and Gold: A 500-Year History of Empires, Adventures, and Debt" by Kwasi Kwarteng; Public Affairs/Perseus Books (442 pages, $28.99) One of my souvenirs is a note from the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe. I paid a vendor in Victoria Falls $3 for it, and that...