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  • Prince William, duchess welcome 2nd child

    LONDON �� Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, celebrated the birth Saturday of their second child, a healthy girl. The still-unnamed girl will be fourth in line to the throne, behind her grandfather, Prince Charles; her father; and...
  • Jamestown's historic River

    In the unseasonably hot summer of 1619 along the banks of the James River, two seemingly insignificant events occurred within a few weeks of one another that would profoundly influence our history for centuries to come. The first was a gathering in...
  • In Chicago, Lusitania disaster became a local story

     In Chicago, Lusitania disaster became a local story
    William Campbell, an unemployed carpenter, sailed for his native England on May 1, 1915, work being scarce in Chicago because a strike had halted building construction. A shipmate was Henry Harrison, a fellow Chicagoan rushing to the Isle of Man, a...
  • Crime and mystery writer Ruth Rendell dies at 85

    Mystery writer Ruth Rendell, who brought psychological insight and social conscience to the classic British detective story, has died at the age of 85. Publisher Penguin Random House said Rendell — best known for the Inspector Wexford series of...
  • UK premier defends royals' right to choose birth hospital

    With Britain's general election fast approaching, almost anything can become political — even Prince William and his wife Kate's choice of private medical care for the upcoming birth of their second child. Prime Minister David Cameron on Sunday...
  • Kipchoge wins his 1st London Marathon in Kenyan top 4

    Eliud Kipchoge won the London Marathon for the first time on Sunday, leading home a Kenyan top four ahead of defending champion Wilson Kipsang. Kipchoge, a former world 5,000-meter champion, completed the 26.2-mile (42.2-kilometer) route in 2 hours, 4...
  • Man In Critical Condition After Accidental Shooting In New Britain

    Man In Critical Condition After Accidental Shooting In New Britain
    NEW BRITAIN — A local man has been arrested after an accidental shooting that left his friend in critical condition. Jordan Reberio, 19, of 78 Bond St. was charged with first-degree assault, unlawful discharge of a firearm and criminal...
  • No clear winner in sight in Britain's elections next week

    No clear winner in sight in Britain's elections next week
    If the polls are accurate about Britain's election May 7, the nation appears headed for a Parliament in which neither Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative Party nor opposition leader Ed Miliband's Labor Party will secure enough votes for a...
  • British Gurkha troops supply clean water in native Nepal

    A group of Nepal's Gurkhas serving in the British army have rushed back home to lend a hand in the recovery from the massive earthquake. The soldiers from the Queen's Gurkha Engineers Unit on Thursday set up a portable water purification unit on the...
  • UK leaders make last televised pre-election appeal to voters

    An audience of voters sent Britain's main political leaders a stark message in a bruising televised question session a week before election day: We don't trust you. Prime Minister David Cameron of the Conservatives, Labour Party leader Ed Miliband and...
  • UK man accused of killing US soldier with bomb in Iraq

    A British man went on trial in London on Tuesday accused of making a roadside bomb that killed a U.S. soldier in Iraq in 2007. Prosecutors say Anis Abid Sardar, a 38-year-old British citizen, assembled bombs in Syria that were planted on the western...