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  • Study finds women are better at parking

    Study finds women are better at parking
    The verdict is in, at least in the United Kingdom: Women are better parkers than men. A parking lot company in the U.K. called National Car Parks conducted a month long study in which it evaluated how men and women park. The group covertly studied 2,500...
  • UK to enjoy fastest growth since 2007: British Chambers of Commerce

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's economy looks set to grow at its fastest rate since 2007 this year, but the rapid pace is unlikely to be sustained, the British Chambers of Commerce said on Wednesday after nudging up its growth forecasts for this year and...
  • Resignation follows report of child sex abuse in English town

    The numbers are shocking: at least 1,400 children sexually abused over a 16-year period in an English town of less than 300,000 people. Children “raped by multiple perpetrators, trafficked … abducted, beaten and intimidated. There were...
  • Did You Know? Three Facts About Every Connecticut Town

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  • Ukraine crisis forces European defense spending rethink

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin's actions in Crimea and eastern Ukraine may achieve what successive U.S. defense secretaries have failed to do -- persuade European NATO members to spend more on their armed forces. The Ukraine crisis...
  • Odds slashed on Van Gaal leaving United

    LONDON (Reuters) - British bookmakers reacted to Manchester United's humiliating 4-0 defeat by MK Dons in the Capital One Cup by slashing the odds on manager Louis van Gaal leaving the club. William Hill, who had been offering 66-1 against the Dutchman...
  • 'Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!' an eccentric, witty look at pop music history

    "Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! The Story of Pop Music From Bill Haley to Beyonce" by Bob Stanley (Norton, $29.95) The title suggests the folly of the endeavor: "Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! The Story of Pop Music From Bill Haley to Beyonce." Really? The whole story? Yeah,...
  • Former UK PM Brown sets aside feud to try to keep Scotland in UK

    DUNDEE (Reuters) - Former British prime minister Gordon Brown will set aside a long-running feud on Wednesday to make his first public appearance with Alistair Darling, the leader of the campaign to keep Scotland part of the United Kingdom. With three...
  • REVIEW: 'Ecstasy' at Cole Theatre ★★½

     REVIEW: 'Ecstasy' at Cole Theatre ★★½
    As a first show for a new, Equity-affiliated theater in Chicago, Mike Leigh's "Ecstasy" is one tough assignment. We can deduce that the Cole Theatre ("'Victory of the People' is our rally cry") is up for a challenge. That bodes well for the future....
  • After a 35-year interlude, Kate Bush wows fans with comeback gig

    After a 35-year interlude, Kate Bush wows fans with comeback gig
    LONDON (Reuters) - Kate Bush mixed note-perfect renditions of her biggest hits with two visually stunning interpretations of her longer conceptual works on Tuesday to delight fans who had waited 35 years for the British singer and songwriter to return...
  • Business leaders say case for Scotland's independence has not been made

    (Reuters) - More than 100 business leaders spoke out against Scottish independence saying the business case for independence has not been made, the biggest intervention by the United Kingdom's business community in the referendum debate so far. Voters...