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  • Review: Little charm in these 'Mistresses'

    Review: Little charm in these 'Mistresses'
    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...
  • Jane Austen's ring may stay in England; poor Kelly Clarkson

    Jane Austen's ring may stay in England; poor Kelly Clarkson
    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...
  • War of 1812: British raids terrorize the James

    War of 1812: British raids terrorize the James
    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...
  • Two new suspects arrested in British soldier's hacking death

    Two new suspects arrested in British soldier's hacking death
    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...
  • Britain's Cameron, meeting with Obama, under fire at home on EU

    Britain's Cameron, meeting with Obama, under fire at home on EU
    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...
  • Getting to know Neil Gaiman

    Getting to know Neil Gaiman
    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...
  • What ho, Jeeves! Another P.G. Wodehouse character comes to U.K. TV

    What ho, Jeeves! Another P.G. Wodehouse character comes to U.K. TV
    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...
  • Literature Prize launches as $60,000 Folio Prize

    Literature Prize launches as $60,000 Folio Prize
    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...
  • George Orwell's legacy: Orwell Prize longlist announced

    George Orwell's legacy: Orwell Prize longlist announced
    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...
  • Andy Murray ends British men's 77-year Wimbledon drought

    Andy Murray ends British men's 77-year Wimbledon drought
    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...
  • Slain businessman Neil Heywood's family seeks damages in China murder case

    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,...
  • Cub Scout leader tried to reason with London attackers

    Cub Scout leader tried to reason with London attackers
    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....