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  • British court acquits ex-Murdoch aide on one count in hacking case

    British court acquits ex-Murdoch aide on one count in hacking case
    LONDON -- A London court acquitted former newspaper executive Rebekah Brooks on one of the five charges she faces in Britain’s high-profile trial of seven former senior staff members and journalists from Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. on...
  • In Britain, fledgling fracking industry runs into opposition

    In Britain, fledgling fracking industry runs into opposition
    SALFORD, England — Just a few yards from the messy camper van where he now spends his nights, Hytham Chlouk points through some winter-stricken trees at what he calls "the death star." It's a giant derrick that rises high in a clearing behind a...
  • No union, no pound, British official warns Scots backing independence

    No union, no pound, British official warns Scots backing independence
    LONDON – Escalating the fight against secession, the British government warned Thursday that Scotland would lose the right to continue using the pound as its currency if voters there say yes to a historic referendum on independence this fall....
  • Britain's National Gallery unveils its first major American painting

    LONDON – Britain’s National Gallery on Friday unveiled its first major American painting, a work by George Bellows. Founded nearly 200 years ago, the gallery’s lofty halls are hung with some of the best known treasures of western...
  • A luxurious putter around Britain aboard the Patricia

    A luxurious putter around Britain aboard the Patricia
    SWANSEA, Wales — The Patricia is a small, hardworking ship that putters around the coast of England and Wales, tending buoys and lighthouses. At 283 feet long, it's about a quarter the length of Cunard's vaunted Queen Mary 2 ocean liner. And yet...
  • Amid public anger, Britain sends military to help flooded region

    Amid public anger, Britain sends military to help flooded region
    LONDON -- Amid rising anger from local residents and forecasts of more rain, the British government sent military officials to southwest England on Thursday to help deal with floodwaters that have turned whole villages into islands and drowned parts of...
  • More on the unsavory history of the vaccine-autism 'link'

    More on the unsavory history of the vaccine-autism 'link'
    The old line about a lie traveling halfway around the world before the truth can get its boots on certainly applies to the supposed link between autism and the MMR (measles/mumps/rubella) vaccine-- in spades.  Aaron Carroll, the pediatrician and medical...
  • Britain's royal family should cut costs and staff, lawmakers say

    LONDON – Time was when being queen (or king) meant having the power to make your enemies’ heads roll. Now it means being told by upstart lawmakers to cut your expenses and chop the number of people on staff. And could Your Majesty please do...
  • Britain to take in several hundred at-risk Syrian refugees

    Britain to take in several hundred at-risk Syrian refugees
    LONDON — Bowing to increasing pressure, Britain will offer refuge to several hundred Syrians fleeing their country’s civil war, Prime Minister David Cameron announced Wednesday. The decision comes after weeks of contentious debate over the...
  • Postwar era has ended, but not appetite for war

    The supposed decline of the United States. The impending crisis of the European Union this year when it becomes 30 states, while Britain contemplates leaving and making it 29. It confronts promised referenda on continuing EU membership and Scottish...
  • What's new in Great Britain in 2014

    What's new in Great Britain in 2014
    For travelers, Great Britain is a work in progress, richly rewarding those who visit with up-to-date information. Here are a few important changes to be aware of for 2014. London continues to grow and thrive post-Olympics. Free Wi-Fi is everywhere, bus...
  • Elizabeth Price will defend her Glasgow World Cup title on Saturday

     
    USA Gymnastics sent out a press release about the upcoming Glasgow World Cup gymnastics meet, which is scheduled for Saturday and will feature Elizabeth "Ebee" Price of Allentown Parkettes gymnastics. Here it is. GLASGOW, Scotland – Fresh off last...