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  • AbbVie reconsiders its option with Shire

     AbbVie reconsiders its option with Shire
    AbbVie's surprise announcement late Tuesday that it is having second thoughts about its proposed acquisition of Shire raises numerous questions about the future of the deal. The North Chicago-based drugmaker said its board of directors will take...
  • Devolving a United Kingdom [Commentary]

    Devolving a United Kingdom [Commentary]
    As revolutions go, Scotland's recent independence referendum was pretty mild stuff. Eligible voters — legal residents of Scotland — were given a simple, straightforward choice: Should Scotland be an independent country, yes or no? I am a...
  • Breeders' Cup notes: Jockey Ryan Moore looks for more success

    Breeders' Cup notes: Jockey Ryan Moore looks for more success
    Ryan Moore, the 31-year-old jockey from England who has won races in 11 countries, was walking briskly Wednesday morning at Santa Anita. There wasn't a cloud in the sky, and the San Gabriel Mountains were glistening amid the hustle and bustle of horses...
  • New Britain Police Hold Ceremony For 15 New Sergeants and Detectives

    New Britain Police Hold Ceremony For 15 New Sergeants and Detectives
    NEW BRITAIN - The police department on Thursday held a ceremony to honor nine recently promoted sergeants and six detectives. The new sergeants are David Mocarsky, Steven King, Alan Mason, Matthew Marino, David Mann, Donald Anderson, Nicholas Egan, John...
  • Holidays in the West End: Will you wish for 'White Christmas' or 'Henry IV'?

    Holidays in the West End: Will you wish for 'White Christmas' or 'Henry IV'?
    Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat and theaters across the United Kingdom are poised for the annual glittery blizzard of pantomimes. If your taste runs to the traditional, then London can amply cater for you this festive season. Among the...
  • Co-pilot killed, pilot injured in Virgin Galactic spaceship crash

    Co-pilot killed, pilot injured in Virgin Galactic spaceship crash
    A passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic company crashed during a test flight on Friday near the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, killing one pilot and seriously injuring the other, officials said. The crash...
  • Officer Dragged, Police Car Struck Before Man Arrested In New Britain, Police Report Says

    Officer Dragged, Police Car Struck Before Man Arrested In New Britain, Police Report Says
    NEW BRITAIN — Richard Moore had dragged a police officer with his vehicle, hit a patrol car and crashed into a large boulder — missing other officers — before police managed to take him into custody Thursday morning while police...
  • UK consumer morale edges down as economic outlook clouds: GfK

    LONDON (Reuters) - British consumer morale edged down for a second month in October as households showed less faith in the outlook for the economy, a survey by researchers GfK showed on Friday. GfK's headline consumer confidence index fell in October...
  • Elite British drummer Stuart Warmington works with Liberty's Grenadier band

    A renowned drummer with Her Majesty's Band of Royal Marines in Great Britain, known for his intricate stick work, will lead Bethlehem's Liberty High School Grenadier Marching Band's Drum Corps in a performance during the halftime show of the Liberty-...
  • Britain's Cameron appeals to Qatar emir for more investment

    LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday urged Qatar to plough more of its vast oil and gas wealth into infrastructure projects across Britain during an official visit from the Gulf state's emir. Cameron asked Sheikh Tamim...
  • Guy Scott of Zambia now sub-Saharan Africa's only white head of state

    Guy Scott of Zambia now sub-Saharan Africa's only white head of state
    Guy Scott, famous in Zambia for his jocular, outspoken — and sometimes undiplomatic — tongue, on Wednesday became the nation's acting president and sub-Saharan Africa’s only current white head of state. Scott took office in the...