| Jun 2, 2013
| 7:20 PM
ABC's new nighttime soap "Mistresses," which premieres Monday, is pretty much what we've come to expect from any Americanized version of a British television show that isn't "The Office": lame.
The BBC version, which debuted here in 2009, was the fairly...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 7:38 AM
Kelly Clarkson is currently out $235,000, is not able to take possession of the Jane Austen ring she bought last year, and faces British Austen fans who want to buy the ring back.
Clarkson, an avowed Austen fan who has also purchased a first edition...
| Jun 30, 2013
Not long after British assault troops stormed past the outnumbered defenders of Hampton — leaving a trail of pillage, murder and rape in their wake — the alarm began to sound along the James River.
The day after the June 25, 1813 attack, the...
| May 23, 2013
| 12:30 PM
LONDON -- Scotland Yard has announced the arrest of two new suspects in the case of a young soldier who was hacked to death on a London street in an apparent terrorist attack.
The new suspects, a man and a woman, both 29, were arrested on suspicion of...
| May 13, 2013
| 10:31 AM
LONDON – As he met in Washington with President Obama on Monday, British Prime Minister David Cameron found himself on the defensive at home against members of his own party who want their country to withdraw from the 27-nation European Union as...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 12:00 PM
AUSTIN, Texas — In Neil Gaiman's passport case, on a scrap of paper beside his green card, are two verses of an unfinished work called "Pirate Stew."
"I assume it's for kids," Gaiman said. "But it's only two verses... and it just sits there, and...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 10:37 AM
It's not Jeeves and Wooster, but BBC1 is hoping another classic comedy by P.G. Wodehouse will make for a just as successful television hit. In January, British television watchers will get to see "Blandings," starring Timothy Spall and "Absolutely...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 12:10 PM
It's a big day for prize announcements: The Literature Prize announced its formation and sponsor Wednesday at a news conference at the British Library in London. The idea for the prize came into being when a group of British intellectuals took umbrage...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 8:33 AM
The longlist for the Orwell Prize, Britain's prestigious award for political writing, was announced Wednesday. Fourteen journalists and 12 books are in the running for investigations on subjects including Starbucks, torture, death row and the lives of...
| Jul 7, 2013
| 2:00 PM
WIMBLEDON, England -- As an adoring nation watched and roared, Andy Murray ended 77 years of frustration at Wimbledon by defeating No. 1-ranked Novak Djokovic, 6-4, 7-5, 6-4, on Sunday to become the first British man to win the singles championship...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 3:13 AM
BEIJING -- The survivors of a British businessman poisoned to death in the most sensational murder case in China in years have been trying to collect more than $1.6 million in civil damages, according to lawyers familiar with his case.
Neil Heywood, 41,...
| May 23, 2013
| 11:49 AM
LONDON -- Minutes after a British soldier was hacked to death in an apparent terrorist attack on a London street, a former teacher and Cub Scout leader stepped off a passing bus to offer assistance at what she thought was the scene of an accident....