| Apr 14, 2015
| 2:16 AM
When a baseball player is cut from a team, he may stagger, reeling, but the phone will ring if his career still has life.
So it is with cities and their baseball stadiums — at least in New Britain after the Rock Cats announced last June they...
| Apr 9, 2015
| 8:15 AM
British money will look a bit different in the coming months: Coins will bear an updated, age-appropriate portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. It's the fifth coin portrait of the queen and the first new one since 1998.
"The queen shows her age as portrait is...
| May 16, 2015
| 4:07 PM
Mary Prince has become a symbol of freedom in the 200 years since her death. Though she is known the world over as a West Indies slave whose raw narrative galvanized the abolition movement in the British Empire, there's more to her story than the...
| May 15, 2015
| 3:23 PM
NEW BRITAIN — During its annual memorial ceremony for two city police officers who were fatally shot while doing their jobs, the police department on Friday also honored eight former officers who died in the past year.
"They are gone but they are...
| May 13, 2015
| 11:03 AM
Private letters Prince Charles wrote to government ministers have been released after a lengthy legal battle that went to the highest court in Britain.
The so-called “black spider memos” were made public Wednesday and lay bare the heir to...
| May 12, 2015
| 12:30 PM
BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- "Shocked," "surprised," "stunned" were some of the words used by broadcasters, columnists, political "experts" and pollsters when a Conservative Party victory was forecast by exit polls on election night.
| May 11, 2015
| 4:00 AM
The Stand comedy club is not an obvious place for a revolution.
On weekend nights, people pack the charmingly grungy venue to tilt back drinks and take in the expected observations about work and relationship foibles. Signs promote upcoming gigs like...
| May 4, 2015
| 7:30 PM
With only a few days to go until the United Kingdom's national elections, tensions are simmering in Scotland.
The heads of the two leading parties in Scotland — battered Labor and the ascendant Scottish National Party — took shots at each...
| May 10, 2015
| 1:13 PM
NEW BRITAIN — New Britain police plan a news conference Monday for what they are calling a major update in the investigation of human remains found last month where partial remains of three women were found eight years ago.
Police said Sunday they...
| May 8, 2015
| 11:25 PM
Friends and foes have snubbed Saturday's Red Square military parade, a dent in Russians’ pride over their World War II sacrifice and President Vladimir Putin’s reputation for throwing blowout parties.
Here’s why, little more than a...
| May 8, 2015
| 7:17 PM
As Britain's progressive parties scramble to recover from an electoral trouncing, the victorious Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron finds himself facing a very different challenge.
Cameron rode to reelection Thursday on fears surrounding the...