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  • 911 Caller In Credit Union Case Calmly Describes Bomb Threat

    911 Caller In Credit Union Case Calmly Describes Bomb Threat
    In an eerily calm 911 call, an executive of the Achieve Financial Credit Union describes how his co-worker is strapped to a bomb and headed to the New Britain branch with a "perpetrator" to "clear out cash." The 911 call came in at 8:20 a.m. on Feb. 23...
  • Sam Smith isn't afraid to tell it like it is

    Sam Smith isn't afraid to tell it like it is
    A little over a year ago Sam Smith was curled up inside the Redbury Hotel between two sold-out gigs at the Troubadour, shows that served as his L.A. debut. Largely known for a pair of exuberant, infectious electronic dance collaborations, the British...
  • The forgotten prophetess

    The first domino -- Greece -- in the long row comprising the European Union is wobbling and about to fall, and could take the whole EU and its common currency, the euro, down with it someday. Maybe someday soon. The sweeping victory of an anti-euro party...
  • Transformation of 'Jihadi John' -- from quiet Briton to suspected killer

    Transformation of 'Jihadi John' -- from quiet Briton to suspected killer
    The knife-wielding militant who appears in a string of grisly beheading videos, his face concealed by a black balaclava and speaking in British-accented English, has come to personify the brutality of the extremist group Islamic State. Nicknamed “...
  • English soccer fans chanting 'we're racist' block black man from train

    Police in Britain and France are searching Wednesday for a group of English soccer fans who blocked a black man from boarding the Paris Metro and chanted: “We’re racist, we’re racist, and that’s the way we like it.” The...
  • Britain should do more to battle Islamic State, Parliament panel says

    Britain should do more to battle Islamic State, Parliament panel says
    Britain should be doing more to help fight the Islamic State militant group, according to a report issued Thursday by lawmakers. Iraqi forces must be offered greater support, and Britain needs to helpĀ devise a strategy to defeat Islamic extremists and...
  • UK moves toward making babies from DNA of 3 people

    UK moves toward making babies from DNA of 3 people
    Britain moved Tuesday toward allowing scientists to create humans from the DNA of three people. The technology aims to liberate future generations from inherited diseases, but critics say it crosses a fundamental scientific boundary and could lead to...
  • Britain moves toward allowing creation of babies from DNA of 3 people

    Britain moves toward allowing creation of babies from DNA of 3 people
    In a move described as “bold” by supporters and potentially reckless by detractors, Britain’s House of Commons voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to allow the creation of babies using DNA from three people. Lawmakers spent 90 minutes...
  • BBC loses British Open rights to rival Sky Sports

    BBC loses British Open rights to rival Sky Sports
    LONDON -- The BBC is losing one of its most prized sports events, golf's British Open, to rival Sky. Sky Sports secured exclusive rights to televise the Open in a five-year deal from 2017-2021, the Royal and Ancient said on Tuesday. The oldest of...
  • Fire plan to train, bond on trip to United Kingdom

    Fire plan to train, bond on trip to United Kingdom
    It will be all soccer, all the time as the Fire embark on their next phase of training. After a week of conditioning and relatively light workouts at home, the Fire were set to depart for the United Kingdom on Sunday for more intense work and —...
  • Lost words, lost worlds

    It's a slim little book that had a powerful impact as this country and the rest of the world hovered on the edge of war in 1939: "Mrs. Miniver" by Jan Struther, which began as a collection of short newspaper columns in the Times about the daily life of an...