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  • Bouchard, 2011 champ Kvitova in Wimbledon final

    July 3, 2014 11:37 AM

    LONDON - Eugenie Bouchard defeated French Open finalist Simona Halep 7-6 (5), 6-2 Thursday to advance to the Wimbledon final against 2011 champion Petra Kvitova. In a semifinal that was delayed twice in the first set - first by a left ankle injury to Halep and then by an ill... more »
  • Multiple deaths reported following London theater collapse

    December 19, 2013 3:15 PM

    LONDON - London police say there are "a number" of casualties following the apparent collapse of a theater's roof. Police said officers were called just after 2 p.m. to reports of a ceiling collapse at the Apollo Theatre on Shaftsbury Avenue in central London. London's fire department said eight engines... more »
  • Dallas, Detroit, Miami to play NFL London in 2014

    October 24, 2013 9:10 AM

    LONDON- The Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions and Miami Dolphins will travel to London next year to take part in the NFL International Series. The NFL had announced earlier this month that it would play three games at Wembley Stadium in 2014, with the Jaguars, Falcons and Raiders as the designated... more »
  • NFL to play 3 games in London

    October 8, 2013 1:59 PM

    WASHINGTON- The NFL will play three regular-season games at London's Wembley Stadium next year, hosted by the Jaguars, Falcons and Raiders. It will be the most games the league has played abroad in one year. This season, Minnesota beat Pittsburgh in September, and Jacksonville will host San Francisco... more »
  • Michael Jackson statue removed from Fulham

    September 25, 2013 9:07 AM

    LONDON- The statue of Michael Jackson outside Premier League club Fulham has been hauled down. On the orders of new owner Shad Khan, the tribute to the late "King of Pop" was removed Wednesday from outside Craven Cottage in west London. The statue is being returned to Mohammed Al Fayed,... more »
  • There's a Katherine Middleton in Livingston Parish Play Video

    July 22, 2013 10:22 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed a baby boy into the world Monday. Officials said Monday the baby was born at 4:24 p.m. and weighs 8 pounds 6 ounces. Many were anticipating the royal birth for days and one person in Livingston Parish was more... more »
  • Memories of safe Olympics assure London runners

    April 18, 2013 9:14 AM

    LONDON- Any anxiety marathon runners have about competing in London after the Boston bombings is being allayed by the successful security measures at last year's Olympics. The elite runners have arrived in London for Sunday's race and heard assurances from the British government that security is being stepped up after... more »
  • Diana dresses fetch more than a million

    March 19, 2013 7:36 PM

    LONDON- Some of Princess Diana's most memorable evening gowns sold for more than a million dollars at an auction in London. The highlight was a velvet navy gown Diana wore in 1985 to a gala dinner at the White House where she danced with actor John Travolta. It fetched 240,000... more »
  • Queen Elizabeth leaves hospital

    March 4, 2013 9:05 AM

    LONDON - Queen Elizabeth II has left a central London hospital, one day after being admitted for a severe stomach bug. She walked out of King Edward VII Hospital Monday afternoon wearing a red dress, and was driven away in a motorcade. The hospital stay had initially been... more »
  • Armstrong panel hearing postponed due to snow

    January 21, 2013 10:45 AM

    LONDON - The panel investigating links between cycling's governing body and Lance Armstrong has postponed its first hearing because of snow in London. The International Cycling Union's independent commission will now hold its procedural hearing in London on Friday instead of Tuesday. The three-person panel will consider whether to introduce... more »
  • State Dept: Americans still hostage in Algeria

    January 18, 2013 12:37 PM

    WASHINGTON - A U.S. official says Americans are still held hostage in Algeria on the third day of a standoff with militants at a natural gas complex in the Sahara. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland says the U.S. is working with Algeria and other governments to try to secure their... more »
  • NBA hooping it up across the Pond

    January 17, 2013 10:23 AM

    UNDATED - Today's four-game NBA schedule tips off in London, where the Knicks and Pistons will have at it in the O2 Arena used for last summer's Olympics (3 p.m. Eastern). New York is 24-13 and holds a two-game lead over Brooklyn atop the Atlantic Division standings. Detroit is... more »
  • 2 dead after helicopter crashes in London

    January 16, 2013 6:49 AM

    LONDON - Police say two people were killed when a helicopter crashed during rush hour in central London after apparently hitting a construction crane on top of a building. The helicopter crashed just south of the River Thames near the Underground and mainline train station at Vauxhall, and the... more »
  • Coroner says nurse found hanging in her room

    December 13, 2012 10:14 AM

    LONDON - The London nurse who took the hoax call about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge apparently killed herself. A coroner's report says a colleague and a security person found nurse Jacintha Saldanha hanging by a scarf in her room at London's King Edward VII hospital last Friday, just... more »
  • Hospital: Nurse involved in Kate hoax call dies

    December 7, 2012 11:50 AM

    LONDON - Police in London are listing as unexplained the death of a hospital nurse whose body was found early today. The nurse was a victim of a high-profile hoax earlier this week. The hospital where she worked says Jacintha Saldanha received a phone call from two Australian radio disc... more »
  • Hospital confirms prank call to Duchess' ward

    December 5, 2012 7:32 AM

    LONDON - The British hospital treating the former Kate Middleton admitted it was victimized by a prank call in which information on the Duchess of Cambridge's condition was given to a woman impersonating Queen Elizabeth II. King Edward VII's hospital acknowledged Wednesday that an Australian radio station made a... more »
  • Palace says Duchess of Cambridge expecting a baby

    December 3, 2012 10:21 AM

    LONDON - Palace officials say Prince William and his wife are expecting their first child. St. James Palace said Monday that the Duchess of Cambridge has a severe form of morning sickness and is currently in a London hospital. As the first born to William - who is... more »
  • Britain terror arrest

    November 12, 2012 7:23 PM

    A man was arrested at London's Heathrow Airport as part of an investigation into travel to Syria in support of terrorist activity. Scotland Yard says the 24-year-old was arrested by counter-terrorism officers after immigration first stopped him when he arrived on a flight from Bahrain. Authorities say he was taken... more »
  • Olympic city looking for more football, U.S. style

    November 1, 2012 10:27 AM

    LONDON - The mayor of London wants to see more NFL games in his city. Mayor Boris Johnson says he has spoken with the league about adding more games in Olympic Stadium. All six NFL games in London so far have been played at Wembley, including New England's 45-7... more »
  • Lawsuit over topless photos of Kate Middleton

    September 14, 2012 11:25 AM

    LONDON - Britain's royal family says it is suing the French magazine that has published topless photos of Prince William's wife Kate. St James's Palace said Friday that "legal proceedings for breach of privacy have been commenced today in France" by the royal couple. The French gossip magazine Closer published... more »
  • Jaguars to play home games in London

    August 21, 2012 10:28 AM

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A person familiar with the situation says the Jacksonville Jaguars are going to play multiple home games in London beginning in 2013. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the NFL and the team are waiting to announce the deal Tuesday in Jacksonville. New... more »
  • No pressure: The 200 meters from starter's view

    August 10, 2012 4:46 PM

    LONDON - Track official Gordon Staines has two special words for Usain Bolt: "Thank you!" Staines is the guy who fired the gun to start the men's 200-meter final Thursday night, and he's downright thrilled that Bolt and his other competitors stayed "steady" at the start of the race and... more »
  • 'They want to see the medal': Felix toting gold

    August 10, 2012 10:45 AM

    LONDON - Olympic 200-meter champion Allyson Felix figures she has one more Summer Games in her. And she's sure she can run faster. What it's far too soon to tell: whether she'll try a 100-200 or 200-400 double in Rio de Janeiro four years from now. In an interview Friday,... more »
  • Oscar Pistorius denied relay run at Olympics

    August 9, 2012 10:13 AM

    LONDON - Double-amputee runner Oscar Pistorius was on the track but didn't get to run in the 4x400-meter relay at the London Olympics. He never even received the baton because South Africa crashed out in the first heat Thursday morning. Pistorius got onto the track but didn't get a chance... more »
  • Man sets fire to home by microwaving socks, undies

    August 6, 2012 4:25 PM

    LONDON - Note to self: A microwave is for leftovers, not your boxers. British firefighters say they saved an apartment from destruction after its domestically challenged resident tried to dry his wet socks and underwear in a microwave oven. The Dorset Fire and Rescue Service says firefighters rescued the man... more »
  • Wrong brand: UK athletes warned over headphones

    August 2, 2012 11:32 AM

    LONDON- British Olympic chiefs have clamped down on a bit of guerrilla marketing that saw the country's athletes sporting stylish - but non sponsor-brand - headphones at the games. Many athletes use headphones to help keep focused before competitions and several have been photographed wearing the Beats by Dr. Dre... more »
  • Obama congratulates US gymnastics team on win

    August 1, 2012 11:21 AM

    WASHINGTON- President Barack Obama has called the five members of the U.S. women's gymnastics team to congratulate them on their gold medal in the Olympics. Obama made the call from Air Force One as he traveled from Washington to Ohio for campaign events. White House spokesman Jay Carney says the... more »
  • Phelps takes record 19th Olympic medal

    July 31, 2012 3:27 PM

    LONDON - Michael Phelps broke the Olympic medals record Tuesday with his 19th as the United States romped to a dominating win in 4x200-meter freestyle relay at the London Games. With 19 career medals spanning three Olympics, Phelps moved one ahead of Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina, who got her haul... more »
  • Phelps finishes second again for 18th medal

    July 31, 2012 2:33 PM

    LONDON - Michael Phelps has won a record-tying 18th Olympic medal, taking silver in the 200-meter butterfly. The winningest Olympian ever is still looking for his first gold of the London Games, getting out-touched at the wall by South Africa's Chad le Clos. Phelps flipped away his cap in disgust... more »
  • William, Kate, Harry meet British Olympic team

    July 31, 2012 1:52 PM

    LONDON - Prince William, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry have dropped in on the British Olympic team's official residence to wish them good luck and to admire the bronze medal won by swimmer Rebecca Adlington. Tuesday's royal visit caught dozens of athletes by surprise. Adlington, who has a... more »
  • Olympic surprise: London traffic moving fine

    July 31, 2012 11:06 AM

    LONDON- Here's a pleasant surprise for Londoners who were fearing the worst: So far the traffic is flowing fine despite the pressure of the Olympic games. Although some lanes on major thoroughfares are reserved for Olympic VIPs, most major roads are still working well for commuters. Officials say the volume... more »
  • IOC defends China's teenage swim sensation

    July 31, 2012 10:29 AM

    LONDON - The International Olympic Committee has sprung to the defense of China's teenage swim sensation Ye Shiwen, saying she passed a drug test after her world record win in the 400 medley. IOC spokesman Mark Adams urged people to "get real" and said it is "very sad" if great... more »
  • Venus Williams advances at Olympics

    July 30, 2012 10:57 AM

    WIMBLEDON, England - Venus Williams began her bid for a record fourth gold medal in Olympic tennis Monday by beating Sara Errani of Italy, 6-3, 6-1. Williams was in fine form on the Wimbledon grass, where she has won five of her seven Grand Slam titles. Roger Federer made only... more »
  • London transit system endures heavy load

    July 30, 2012 10:52 AM

    LONDON - Today has brought the first big test of London's transit system during the summer Olympics -- since it's the first working day since the games started over the weekend. Prime Minister David Cameron says the system is coping well. Drivers faced the worst problems during this morning's rush... more »
  • With royalty and rock, Britain opens its Olympics

    July 27, 2012 6:29 PM

    LONDON - The queen and James Bond have given the London Olympics a royal entrance like no other in an opening ceremony that rolled to the rock of the Beatles, the Stones and The Who. The highlight of Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle's $42 million show was pure movie magic, using... more »
  • Star-studded audience for Olympic opening ceremony

    July 27, 2012 9:01 AM

    LONDON - There will be monarchs, presidents, prime ministers - and David Beckham. Today's opening ceremony for the London Olympics is an A-list affair. Among the 60,000 spectators at Olympic Stadium will be Queen Elizabeth II - who as British head of state will officially open the games -... more »
  • Michelle Obama greets US athletes in London

    July 27, 2012 6:28 AM

    LONDON - Michelle Obama has arrived at the London Games to lead the U.S. delegation, starting her Friday schedule by having breakfast with American Olympians. The first lady has a busy itinerary, including an event later Friday to promote healthy living with more than 1,000 children, then a reception... more »
  • Torch completes lap around London on eve of Olympics

    July 26, 2012 3:19 PM

    LONDON - The Olympic flame has completed its trek past some of the best-known landmarks in London, with the torch relay ending in front of a cheering crowd in Hyde Park. Thousands looked on as the torch was carried across Regent's Canal in Camden, through a newly-renovated train station and... more »
  • Security on everyone's mind on the eve of Olympics

    July 26, 2012 2:33 PM

    LONDON - Security jitters are being felt in London on the eve of the official opening of the summer Olympics. The biggest shopping mall in Europe, the Westfield mall next to Olympic Park, was briefly evacuated today after a fire alarm went off. Hundreds of people flooded into the... more »
  • Twitter briefly down across much of planet

    July 26, 2012 12:27 PM

    LONDON - People around the world briefly experienced problems accessing Twitter on Thursday, a day before the 2012 Olympic Games are expected to cause a spike in use of the micro-blogging site. About three hours after the San Francisco-based company first acknowledged the problem by saying its engineers were "currently... more »
  • Twitter users in UK, US experience issues

    July 26, 2012 11:02 AM

    LONDON- People in Britain, the United States and elsewhere appear to be having difficulty accessing Twitter, a day before the 2012 Olympic Games are due to officially launch and spike activity on the site. The social network's main website is unreachable from New York, London and Johannesburg. Twitter spokeswoman Rachel... more »
  • Barclays employees boost Romney campaign

    July 26, 2012 10:53 AM

    LONDON - The former chief executive of Barclays dropped out of Mitt Romney's Thursday night fundraiser in London, but Bob Diamond had already sent a check for $2,500. So have 82 others who listed their employer as Barclays or Barclays Capital on U.S. Federal Election Commission records, including two who... more »
  • Romney distances self from 'Anglo Saxon' remark

    July 25, 2012 4:20 PM

    LONDON - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is distancing himself from an unnamed adviser quoted in British media as suggesting that President Barack Obama doesn't understand the "Anglo-Saxon" heritage shared by Britain and the U.S. Romney campaign spokesman Ryan Williams said Wednesday that if an adviser did say that, the... more »
  • Britain blames G4S for Olympic jobs fiasco

    July 16, 2012 11:07 AM

    LONDON - Britain's interior minister says the security firm G4S repeatedly assured the government it would exceed its targets for recruiting Olympic staff and only admitted last week that it could not meet the terms of its contract. Home Secretary Theresa May said Monday that G4S had "repeatedly assured us... more »
  • Gold, overall medal counts a 'stretch' for US team

    July 12, 2012 4:19 PM

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The chief of sport performance for the U.S. Olympic team calls it a stretch for Americans to win the most overall and gold medals at the London Olympics. Alan Ashley said Thursday the goal for the Americans to win both medal counts is "very ambitious, very... more »
  • Women outnumber men on US Olympic team

    July 10, 2012 4:58 PM

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - For the first time, the U.S. Olympic team will have more women than men, with female athletes accounting for 269 of the 530 spots American will take at the upcoming London Games. The USOC released its official roster Tuesday. CEO Scott Blackmun said the female majority... more »
  • Djokovic takes on Federer

    July 5, 2012 10:31 AM

    LONDON - There's a marquee match-up on tap in the men's semifinals at Wimbledon. Defending champ Novak Djokovic will take on six-time winner Roger Federer for a spot in the title match. Djokovic advances with a 6-4, 6-1, 6-4 victory over 31st-ranked Florian Mayer, while Federer rolled over Mikhail... more »
  • Olympic medals placed at Tower for safekeeping

    July 2, 2012 12:37 PM

    LONDON - There's safe, and then there's Tower of London safe. To avoid risking an ounce of precious Olympic metal, London's organizers are handing over their cache of gold, silver and bronze medals to the Tower of London for safekeeping Monday. A fanfare of Royal Marine trumpets will sound as... more »
  • Keep your distance! UK Kids grab at Olympic torch

    July 2, 2012 11:07 AM

    LONDON- Let the little children come - unless you have the Olympic torch in your hand. The Olympic torch relay was briefly disrupted Monday when two little children ran up to one of the torchbearers in Coventry, in the heart of the U.K., penetrating the "security bubble" that surrounds the... more »
  • Coins of the Realm

    May 24, 2012 7:44 PM

    Scotland Yard seized a record number of counterfeit coins worth 4 million pounds ($6.3 million dollars) near London. The coins were in a freight container and three men, who weren't named, were arrested. Police are now on the hunt for the press that made the bogus coins. Scotland Yard says... more »
  • Olympic flame reaches London Games chiefs

    May 17, 2012 1:16 PM

    ATHENS, Greece - The Olympic torch has passed to London. Hundreds of Greeks huddled beneath umbrellas and sat on the stone steps of the ancient stadium in Athens on Thursday to watch the ceremonial handover of the Olympic flame to the organizers of the 2012 London Olympics. They cheered the... more »
  • 1 million Olympic tickets to go on sale Friday

    May 8, 2012 8:41 AM

    LONDON - Olympic organizers are making nearly 1 million more tickets available in the latest round of sales for the London Games. The organizing committee says the tickets will go on sale online starting at 6 a.m. EDT on Friday. The tickets will be available on first-come, first-served basis to... more »
  • Delay hampered Investigation of Murdered Spy

    April 26, 2012 7:42 PM

    A colleague of a British spy says a delay in reporting him missing hampered police inquiries into his death when the spy's body was found inside a sports bag. Gareth Williams worked for Britain's eavesdropping service called GCHQ but was attached to the MI6 overseas spy agency. His naked and... more »
  • Yummy ride; elevator has lickable walls

    April 17, 2012 4:29 PM

    LONDON- Don't know what to do while riding an elevator up and down to your desired floor? Try eating the walls. That's one option in the UK where a communications company installed some tasty wall paper in an office elevator. 1,325 Jaffa Cakes were installed in the elevator that... more »
  • Ziggy Stardust spot marked with heritage plaque

    March 27, 2012 12:24 PM

    LONDON - London authorities have put up a plaque to commemorate a small street with a big place in rock history. Spandau Ballet star Gary Kemp on Tuesday unveiled the plaque in Heddon Street, 40 years after David Bowie stood on the spot for the cover photo of his album... more »
  • British authorities look into death of woman found at royal estate

    January 3, 2012 1:30 PM

    LONDON - An autopsy has been conducted on the woman whose body was found at the rural estate in England where Queen Elizabeth and her family celebrated the New Year. Authorities are still trying to learn the woman's identity, and find out how she died. They are treating the case... more »
  • Movie sword-fight master Bob Anderson dies at 89

    January 2, 2012 11:56 AM

    LONDON - British fencing authorities say Bob Anderson, a former Olympic swordsman who staged fights for films including the "Star Wars" and "Lord of the Rings" series, has died. He was 89. Anderson donned Darth Vader's black helmet and fought light saber battles in the original "Star Wars" trilogy. His... more »
  • Man Sentenced for Body in Suitcase

    October 3, 2011 7:16 PM

    A man who murdered a woman in Great Britain and left her body in a suitcase at London's Heathrow airport got at least 24-years in prison. Yousseff Ahmed Mosalam Wahid spent 12 years evading police after he killed Fatima Kama in 1999, put her body in the suitcase and left... more »
  • No illegal drugs in Winehouse death

    August 23, 2011 12:45 PM

    Amy Winehouse's family says toxicology tests show there were no illegal drugs in her system when she died. They say the tests showed "alcohol was present," but it hasn't yet been determined if it played a role in the singer's death last month. The 27-year-old soul diva was... more »
  • UK cops may use plastic bullets in riots

    August 9, 2011 12:33 PM

    LONDON - Restaurants and stores are closing early across London again today, amid fears of more violence. Riots and looting have raged across London since Saturday, with rioters setting buildings and vehicles on fire, looting stores and pelting police officers with bottles. Police reinforcements have been called in... more »
  • UK police arrest over 200 as riots continue

    August 8, 2011 1:05 PM

    LONDON - British Home Secretary Theresa May says the number of people arrested in rioting in London has reached 215. May says 27 people have been charged so far in the unrest and looting that has stretched over three days. Police said 35 police officers were injured. ... more »
  • Amy Winehouse found dead in her London home

    July 23, 2011 1:37 PM

    LONDON- Amy Winehouse has been found dead at her home in London. The 27-year-old singer has battled drug and alcohol addiction, but the cause of her death isn't known. Winehouse shot to fame with the album "Back to Black," which won five Grammys. Its blend of jazz, soul, rock... more »
  • London museum says it will show a lost Leonardo

    July 11, 2011 12:29 PM

    NEW YORK - The National Gallery in London says it will exhibit a painting recently authenticated as the work of Leonardo da Vinci. "Salvator Mundi" dates to around 1500. It depicts a half-length figure of Christ with one hand raised in blessing and the other holding an orb.... more »
  • News of the World shutting down amid scandal

    July 7, 2011 11:23 AM

    LONDON - News International says it is shutting down the News of the World tabloid that is at the center of Britain's phone hacking scandal. James Murdoch, who heads the newspaper's European operations, says the 168-year-old newspaper will publish its last edition Sunday. The scandal has cost the paper... more »
  • Life Without Harry

    July 6, 2011 7:40 PM

    The cast of the "Harry Potter" movies are saying goodbye to their characters on the eve of the premiere of the final film. Daniel Radcliffe will miss being an action hero. Emma Watson will miss being a role model. Robbie Coltrane will miss playing a good guy. They met during... more »
  • Harry Potter actors say goodbye to their characters

    July 6, 2011 1:31 PM

    LONDON - Daniel Radcliffe will miss being an action hero. Emma Watson will miss being a role model. Robbie Coltrane will simply miss getting to play a good guy. The cast of the "Harry Potter" movies have been saying goodbye to their characters on the eve of... more »
  • Police look for link to Sony attack after arrest of suspected hacker

    June 21, 2011 12:02 PM

    LONDON - British police say they are searching the computer seized from a 19-year-old suspected hacker for links to a cyber attack on Sony. The Metropolitan Police would not say if the suspect was tied to the Lulz Security hacking collective, which has claimed responsibility for recent high-profile attacks,... more »
  • Commodities trader buying Burnside terminal

    June 3, 2011 10:28 AM

    BURNSIDE - A major commodities trader has agreed to buy and reopen Ormet Corp.'s terminal at Burnside in Ascension Parish for $28 million, creating about 100 jobs. London-based Trafigura said Friday that it will spend $100 million to reopen the closed terminal as a bulk terminal for coal, bauxite... more »
  • Experts say cellphones are possibly carcinogenic

    May 31, 2011 1:30 PM

    LONDON - An international panel of experts says cellphones are possibly carcinogenic to humans after reviewing details from dozens of published studies. The statement was issued in Lyon, France, on Tuesday by the International Agency for Research on Cancer after a weeklong meeting of experts. They reviewed possible links... more »
  • The Tabby Cat that Roars

    March 30, 2011 7:46 PM

    A tabby cat by the name of Smokey in London has a claim to fame of purring so loudly at 73 decibels, its likened to a vacuum cleaner, busy traffic or a hair dryer. The British community college that measured the sound says it peaked at 16 times louder than... more »
  • WBR deputy faces drug/weapons charges

    March 22, 2011 6:56 PM

    Baton Rouge - West Baton Rouge Parish deputy Mario London was terminated this morning after a year on the force after an incident Monday night. Around 7:30 pm Monday night Baton Rouge police received a call about gunshots at 2675 Iowa St. According to the West Baton Rouge... more »
  • What would the King's Speech be on This?

    March 1, 2011 7:14 PM

    Handbags, lingerie and luggage once owned by American Socialite Wallis Simpson, who shook the British Royal Family, will be auctioned next week in London. Kerry Taylor Auctioneers says items for sale include a scarlet chiffon nightdress, complete with a cape, and a 1960's Louis Vuitton vanity case. King Edward VIII... more »
  • UK removes breast milk ice cream from shop

    February 28, 2011 12:39 PM

    LONDON - Local government officials said Monday they have confiscated ice cream made with human breast milk from a London shop amid concerns the dessert is unsafe. A spokeswoman from Westminster City Council said it was responding to two complaints from the public over whether a shop should be... more »
  • UK company sells human breast milk ice-cream

    February 25, 2011 1:00 PM

    LONDON - Gross or tasty? A London company is offering an unusual dessert - ice-cream made with human breast milk. The Icecreamists, a trendy ice cream parlor, says its "Baby Gaga" ice-cream sold out as soon as it launched Friday. The company paid women who donated their breast... more »
  • Woman dies after buttocks injection at Pa. hotel

    February 9, 2011 11:34 AM

    PHILADELPHIA - Police say they're investigating the death of a 20-year-old woman who had a silicone injection into her buttocks at a hotel near the Philadelphia airport. Detectives say the woman and three companions had traveled from London and were staying at the Hampton Inn in southwest Philadelphia. ... more »
  • Rare Apple 1 at Auction

    November 23, 2010 7:36 PM

    The first ever Apple Computer sold for 400 times the price of an Apple iPad, even though its processor works 1,000 times slower. The rare Apple 1 went for $200,000 at Christie's in London. It came with its original packaging and a signed sales letter from Steve Jobs, one of... more »
  • Prince William engaged

    November 16, 2010 8:39 AM

    LONDON - Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton announced they're planning to get married next spring or summer in London. The announcement comes as little surprise; it was considered such a sure thing that British bookies had stopped taking bets on a 2011 wedding. The couple are both 28... more »
  • Jimi Hendrix's London apartment open to public

    September 16, 2010 12:53 PM

    A London apartment that Jimi Hendrix lived in is opening to the public as part of an exhibition marking the 40th anniversary of his death. Hendrix moved into the top floor of 23 Brook Street with his English girlfriend, Kathy Etchingham, in 1968, two years after he came to... more »
  • Customs denies threatening to arrest passengers

    June 24, 2010 1:24 PM

    Customs officials deny threatening to arrest passengers of a Virgin Atlantic flight if they were unloaded in Connecticut on Tuesday night. The pilot of the London-to-Newark, N.J. flight that was diverted in bad weather said he asked permission to let passengers leave the plane. But the airline says a... more »
  • Hayward's stand-in heckled at London oil meeting

    June 22, 2010 5:26 AM

    A BP executive standing in for BP CEO Tony Hayward was heckled at an oil conference in London. BP chief of staff Steve Westwell was interrupted twice during his address on Tuesday by protesters shouting "we need to end the oil age!" The hecklers were escorted out of the... more »
  • Sinking BP shares ignite trans-Atlantic

    June 10, 2010 12:30 PM

    British lawmakers are pushing the country's new prime minister to ask President Barack Obama to tone down his criticism of BP. As U.S. officials threaten to have the company spend billions more for the Gulf of Mexico disaster, the value of the company's stock has plunged in London. ... more »
  • BP shares falling again

    June 2, 2010 7:22 AM

    Shares in BP PLC are falling again in London after the U.S. government announced a criminal investigation into the spill in the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast. The stock was down 3 percent in Wednesday morning trading, extending a 13 percent drop Tuesday. There is mounting... more »
  • Michael Jackson tribute postponed

    September 11, 2009 6:44 AM

    Organizers say the Michael Jackson tribute will be rescheduled for June in London. more »

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