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  • WWII poster calls for calm; now it stokes frenzy, feud

    WWII poster calls for calm; now it stokes frenzy, feud
    ALNWICK, England — Has a piece of advice ever seemed so apt, or so frightfully ironic? Thirteen years ago, Stuart Manley stumbled upon a slightly faded red poster tucked at the bottom of a box of books he had bought at auction. Unfolding it, he...
  • New study allays public fears about horse meat origin

    New study allays public fears about horse meat origin
    Ever wonder about the ultimate fate of those cute ponies at the fair or petting zoo? Despite public fear among Brits that such animals were ending up on their dinner tables, a new study reveals that most horses sold for slaughter in the U.K. are larger...
  • George Lowe dies at 89; climber was on Everest expedition with Hillary

    After Sir Edmund Hillary's historic ascent of Mt. Everest, everyone knew Hillary's name. Far fewer knew about his indispensable partner, George Lowe. Hillary and his friend Lowe were the only two New Zealanders on the 1953 expedition to the top of the...
  • All hail the queen: Helen Mirren sets 'Audience' record

    Helen Mirren, who has reigned on screen and stage as the queen, can add another jewel to her crown. National Theatre Live announced Monday that its June 13 live broadcast of "The Audience," which stars Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II, attracted a record...
  • Bernard Lovell dies at 98; conceived Jodrell Bank radio telescope

    When the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite, into orbit in 1957, its tiny radio transmitter allowed it to be tracked in space. There was only one instrument in the West that could track the intercontinental ballistic missile...
  • Jenny McCarthy on 'View': A new forum for discredited autism theories

    Comedienne turned Playboy centerfold turned autism advocate Jenny McCarthy may not have a medical degree like Dr. Mehmet Oz. But she has publicly embraced some medical opinions that are even more flimsily supported by scientific evidence than some of...
  • PASSINGS: Bruce Reynolds

    PASSINGS: Bruce Reynolds
    Bruce Reynolds, 81, mastermind of the "Great Train Robbery" in Britain that brought its perpetrators cash, incarceration and pop-culture fame, died Thursday after a brief illness, said his son, Nick. In August 1963, Reynolds was part of a gang that...
  • Oddest book titles prize: Can 'How to Sharpen Pencils' win?

    Oddest book titles prize: Can 'How to Sharpen Pencils' win?
    Britain has more than its fair share of off-the-wall literary prizes. There's the much-feared Bad Sex in Fiction Award for the "most embarrassing passages of sexual description in a literary novel." This year marked the second annual Hatchet Job of the...
  • Susan Boyle is ready to tour — and date!

    Susan Boyle is ready to tour — and date!
    Looks as if Susan Boyle has a lot on her plate. As she's undertaking one great adventure — her first live tour — singer Boyle is contemplating another: love. "I want to find a man but it’s hard with all the travelling I do," she told...
  • Buy the lady a drink: Baileys to sponsor women's fiction prize

    Buy the lady a drink: Baileys to sponsor women's fiction prize
    This post has been corrected, as indicated below. Baileys liquor has been announced as the new sponsor of the British-based women's fiction prize, formerly the Orange Prize. This year's winner will receive an award of close to $46,000 in a ceremony...
  • 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...
  • Queen Elizabeth: Should she stay or should she go?

    Queen Elizabeth: Should she stay or should she go?
    So here’s the real question about the Tuesday ceremony in Amsterdam in which Queen Beatrix abdicated and passed the robe (they don’t wear crowns) to her son, Willem-Alexander, who just turned 46: Did Britain's Prince Charles, who was in...