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  • Trump uses London incident to defend travel ban

    September 15, 2017 8:28 AM

    WASHINGTON- President Donald Trump says the United States must be "proactive" and "nasty" against the Islamic State group. On Twitter Friday Trump says: "We have made more progress in the last nine months against ISIS than the Obama Administration has made in 8 years." He adds: "Must be proactive... more »
  • Police declare London Tube train explosion a terrorist attack

    September 15, 2017 5:34 AM

    LONDON (AP) - The Latest on an incident at a subway station in London (all times local): 10:25 a.m. London's Metropolitan Police says a fire on the London subway has been declared a "terrorist incident." The force says counterterrorism officers are leading the investigation... more »
  • UK police say they arrested wrong man in jogging-rage case

    August 12, 2017 11:48 AM

    LONDON - The search is still on for a road-rage jogger who shoved a woman into the path of a London bus. The Metropolitan Police force said Saturday that a man arrested earlier this week has now been "eliminated from the investigation." The 41-year-old American investment... more »
  • Venus Williams will play at Wimbledon

    June 30, 2017 12:11 PM

    LONDON - Venus Williams' publicist tells The Associated Press the five-time Wimbledon champion will play at the tournament after a police report emerged in Florida saying the tennis star caused a car crash that led to the death of a passenger in another vehicle. Stephanie Jones says in... more »
  • Police: 58 missing, presumed dead in London fire

    June 17, 2017 11:35 AM

    LONDON - London police say 58 people who were in Grenfell Tower are still missing and assumed to be dead. Police Commander Stuart Cundy said Saturday that this number, which was based on reports from the public, may rise. He says it will take weeks or longer to... more »
  • 6 dead after massive fire in London

    June 14, 2017 7:45 AM

    LONDON (AP) - London's Metropolitan Police say six people have died in the devastating fire that engulfed a west London apartment block. Police say the number is expected to rise. Police commander Stuart Cundy says he can "confirm six fatalities at this time but this figure is likely to rise... more »
  • Firefighters battling massive blaze in London high-rise

    June 13, 2017 10:51 PM

    LONDON - Firefighters are battling a massive fire in an apartment high-rise in London. One side of the building appeared to be in flames. Forty fire engines and 200 firefighters had been called to the scene early Wednesday morning. The building is the Grenfell Tower in... more »
  • Police: Suspects in Manchester bombing freed without charge

    June 11, 2017 5:19 PM

    LONDON - British police say everyone arrested over the Manchester concert bombing has been released without charge, but detectives are still not sure whether the attacker had accomplices. Salman Abedi detonated a knapsack bomb as crowds were leaving an Ariana Grande concert on May 22, killing 22 people.... more »
  • Arrest made in Ireland connected to UK attacker

    June 6, 2017 8:15 PM

    LONDON - Irish police say they have arrested a man in connection with the London Bridge attack. Ireland's police force, Garda Siochana, said a man in his 30s was arrested Tuesday in Wexford county, south of Dublin, under the Theft and Fraud Offences Act. He is being questioned about documentation... more »
  • Britain frees 12 detained after London attack

    June 5, 2017 9:12 PM

    LONDON - British police say all 12 people who were arrested in the early hours after the weekend London Bridge attack have been released without charge. All were detained Sunday in the Barking district of east London. Police say the area was home to the two attackers who have been... more »
  • La. Congressman Higgins on radical Islam: "Kill them all"

    June 5, 2017 6:45 PM

    WASHINGTON - A Republican congressman from Louisiana says a terror attack in London over the weekend shows that the free world "is at war with Islamic horror" and says "radicalized Islamic suspects" should be hunted down and killed. Rep. Clay Higgins says in a Facebook post: "Kill them all. For... more »
  • London police name 2 of 3 attack suspects

    June 5, 2017 1:37 PM

    LONDON - Police in London have named two of the three suspects in the van and knife attack near London Bridge that left seven people dead. London police said 27-year-old Khuram Shazad Butt was a British citizen born in Pakistan and Rachid Redouane had claimed both Libyan and Moroccan nationality.... more »
  • Timeline: How events unfolded in London's latest attack

    June 4, 2017 11:51 AM

    LONDON - Britain suffered its third major extremist attack in three months on Saturday night when three men using a van and knives killed seven people in a busy area of London. This is how the attack at London Bridge and nearby Borough Market, which also left dozens injured, unfolded:... more »
  • BA cancels all flights from Heathrow, Gatwick

    May 27, 2017 12:13 PM

    LONDON - British Airways says it is canceling all of its flights from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports for the rest of the day because of a "major IT system failure." BA has not said what is causing the computer problem, but says it has no evidence of a cyberattack.... more »
  • 'Costume jewelry' diamond really worth hundreds of thousands

    May 22, 2017 11:50 AM

    LONDON - Some people have all the luck. Consider the person who dropped about 10 pounds (about $15) around 30 years ago on what was thought to be a piece of costume jewelry — it turned out to be a 26.27 carat white diamond. The gem bought at... more »
  • British police arrest suspect in nightclub acid attack

    April 23, 2017 11:51 AM

    LONDON - British police say they have arrested the boyfriend of a reality TV performer sought in connection to an acid attack at an east London nightclub. Police said Sunday that Arthur Collins had been arrested late Saturday night on suspicion of attempted murder. Police had earlier named him as... more »
  • London attacker not linked to ISIS or al-Qaida

    March 27, 2017 12:04 PM

    LONDON - A senior British counterterrorism officer says police have found "no evidence" Westminster attacker Khalid Masood was associated with the Islamic State group or al-Qaida. Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu says Masood clearly had "an interest in jihad," but police have no evidence he discussed his attack with... more »
  • Police identify UK attacker as Khalid Masood

    March 23, 2017 11:38 AM

    LONDON - British police have identified the person responsible for the terror attack near Parliament as 52-year-old Khalid Masood. The police say in a statement Thursday that Masood was born in southeastern England and was most recently living in the West Midlands, in central England. Police say Masood, who... more »
  • Date announced for Saints-Dolphins game in London

    January 20, 2017 1:53 PM

    LONDON - The NFL says the Jacksonville Jaguars will play the Baltimore Ravens in the first game at Wembley Stadium next season on Sept. 24. The Miami Dolphins will take on the New Orleans Saints the following weekend, Oct. 1, at English soccer's national stadium. The NFL has yet to... more »
  • AP source: Dolphins to host Saints in UK in 2017

    October 30, 2016 1:02 PM

    MIAMI - The Miami Dolphins will host the New Orleans Saints in an NFL regular-season game in the United Kingdom next season, a person familiar with the scheduling of the match tells The Associated Press. No details on a date, stadium, kickoff time or other international games were made available... more »
  • La. now connected to Europe via non-stop flights between NOLA, London

    October 20, 2016 10:33 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Non-stop flights from Louisiana to London will begin by the end of the first quarter of 2017, British Airways announced at the state's largest airport Thursday morning. A four year courtship finally took off as the airliner announced flights between New Orleans' Armstrong Airport and London's... more »
  • Obama says UK committed to 'orderly transition' out of EU

    June 24, 2016 4:00 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama tried to reassure Britons Friday that the special relationship between Washington and London would withstand an impending and likely messy divorce from Europe, as his administration scrambled to assess the fallout. As stock markets tumbled, Obama offered words of calm and continuity, saying the shocking... more »
  • British media: 'Leave' side will win EU vote

    June 24, 2016 12:40 AM

    LONDON - UK broadcasters are predicting that Britain has voted to leave the 28-nation European Union in a historic referendum. With 329 of 382 counting centers reporting results, the "leave" side is ahead by over 900,000 votes. The results of Britain's vote Thursday will seriously hurt the continental unity... more »
  • WATCH: Lightning strikes passenger jet

    April 29, 2016 12:11 PM

    LONDON - Two planes were struck by lightning Wednesday over West London. Passengers shared their stories of relief after the British Airways flight landed safely at London’s busy Heathrow airport. The other plane was an Icelandair flight. One passenger described a “white flash” while other people onboard said... more »
  • UK police say stabbing treated as 'terrorist incident'

    December 5, 2015 7:13 PM

    LONDON - Britain's Scotland Yard says a stabbing incident at a London Underground station is being treated as "terrorist incident." The London police counterterror command says in a statement late Saturday that it is investigating the incident at Leytonstone Underground station in east London. Authorities were called to the station... more »
  • NFL will only place team in London if it will be competitive

    September 24, 2015 4:46 PM

    LONDON - The NFL says it would only put a full-time franchise in London once all operational issues are worked out and the league is sure the team would be competitive. Mark Waller, NFL executive vice president of its international division, says there is no time frame for possibly... more »
  • World's first all-glass 'Sky Pool' to be built 25 stories above London

    August 20, 2015 6:27 PM

    LONDON - A developer in England claims it is building the world's first all-glass swimming pool suspended 10 stories up in the air between two buildings. Arup Associates will collaborate with aquarium specialists Reynolds to construct the 82-foot-long pool, to be dubbed the "Sky Pool". The pool will be... more »
  • Reports say 'Jihadi John' was raised in UK

    February 26, 2015 8:08 AM

    LONDON - The world knows him as "Jihadi John" -- a masked militant seen holding a knife in videos showing Western hostages being beheaded by the Islamic State group. And now, there's a growing body of evidence that suggests he's a university graduate who was raised in London -- someone... more »
  • Jindal refuses to back down from "no-go" zone claims Play Video

    January 21, 2015 6:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Governor Bobby Jindal didn't back down Wednesday from controversial statements he made this week in London about Muslims. He repeated his belief about so-called "no-go" zones, areas where he says non-Muslims aren't welcome. "The left doesn't want to admit that this lack of assimilation is now creating... more »
  • Jindal doubling down on 'no-go zone' assertion

    January 20, 2015 5:01 PM

    WASHINGTON - Gov. Bobby Jindal plans to double down on the assertion that there are neighborhoods in Western nations where Islamic traditions trump civic laws. The move appears aimed at standing out in a crowded field of potential Republican candidates for president. Yet some in his party question if it's... more »
  • Jindal repeats debunked Islamic 'no-go' zone claims

    January 19, 2015 3:47 PM

    LONDON - In a speech intended to be a boost to his foreign policy credentials, Governor Bobby Jindal repeated debunked claims Monday that followers of Islam are working to create "no-go zones" in Europe hostile to non-Muslims. In his speech to the Henry Jackson Society in London, Jindal claimed... more »
  • London air control computer failure resolved

    December 12, 2014 10:24 AM

    LONDON - NATS, Britain's national air traffic body, says the computer problem that touched off troubles in the system has been fixed and it is in the process of returning to normal operations. The agency says "we apologize for any delays and the inconvenience this may have caused." London's airspace... more »
  • US falters late in 2-1 loss to Colombia in London

    November 14, 2014 4:06 PM

    LONDON - Teofilo "Teo" Gutierrez headed in a tiebreaking goal in the 87th minute, and Colombia rallied to beat the United States 2-1 Friday night in an exhibition at Fulham's Craven Cottage. Jozy Altidore converted a penalty kick in the 10th minute, his 25th international goal, after a hand ball... more »
  • Cowboys owner would like to see a team in London

    November 6, 2014 11:48 AM

    LONDON - Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones would like to see the NFL put a team in London. Jones, one of the most outspoken owners in professional sports, is in Britain to watch his team face the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday at Wembley Stadium. "On a personal basis, and speaking... more »
  • Too close for comfort

    October 23, 2014 7:48 PM

    LONDON- A police officer assigned to the Royal Protection Unit at Buckingham Palace was arrested after ammunition was found in personal lockers on the grounds of the palace. The ammo is thought to have come from Metropolitan Police supplies. The officer is suspended from duty and is being... more »
  • Johnson still a doubt for Lions game in London

    October 23, 2014 9:17 AM

    BAGSHOT, England - Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is still a doubt for Detroit's game against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday in London. Johnson has missed the last two games, both wins, for the Lions (5-2) with a right ankle injury. He made the trip to England, but said Thursday... more »
  • Clooney posts legal notice to marry

    August 7, 2014 7:47 PM

    LONDON- Actor and heartthrob George Clooney and his girlfriend posted a legal notice declaring they'll get married in Italy. His fiancee is London lawyer Amal Alamuddin and they were engaged in April. They did not place a date in the legal notice that's required when a British national... more »

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