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  • From fascinating historical details of London to the nitty-gritty of Disney World, travel books have it

    From fascinating historical details of London to the nitty-gritty of Disney World, travel books have it
    "National Geographic London Book of Lists: The City's Best, Worst, Oldest, Greatest, & Quirkiest" National Geographic, $19.95 London is endlessly fascinating, a city so iconic that even if people have never been there, they recognize its landmarks....
  • New Britain's Polling Places For Today's Election

    New Britain's Polling Places For Today's Election
    NEW BRITAIN - City voters can cast ballots at the usual polling places today with one exception: Residents in District 4 will go to the DiLoreto School rather than to Gaffney School. Polls opened at 6 a.m. and won't close until 8 p.m. Voters with...
  • London flight delays could continue into weekend after computer glitch

    A computer failure caused widespread disruptions in airline service around London on Friday, grounding flights and stranding passengers at one of the busiest times of the week. Britain’s air traffic control service confirmed a “technical...
  • Britain honors World War I dead with poppy tributes, concerts

    "In Flanders fields the poppies blow ..." is the opening line of one of the most famous poems about World War I. The red poppies that bloomed in the battlefields of Belgium and France became a powerful and lasting symbol of fallen soldiers and their...
  • During World War I, Newport News port was biggest supplier of war horses for British army

    During World War I, Newport News port was biggest supplier of war horses for British army
    Three months after the first shots of World War I rang out in August 1914, the withering brutality of the fighting in Europe reached across the Atlantic and began reshaping Hampton Roads with an unforeseen power. Though the United States would not enter...
  • Reports: 'Cannibal' tries to eat woman in British murder case

    British police confronted a man trying to eat the eyeball and face of a woman and used a stun gun on the cannibal who later died, local media quoted witnesses as saying. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene and a murder investigation has been...
  • Eighth 'Star Wars' Movie to Shoot at Pinewood Studios

    LONDON -- "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has just finished shooting at Pinewood Studios, and the next "Star Wars" pic, the eighth film in the franchise, is already booked in to shoot at Pinewood as well, Ivan Dunleavy, CEO of U.K. production facilities...
  • Blake Edwards meets le CarrĂ© in PBS' 'Turks & Caicos'

    Blake Edwards meets le Carré in PBS' 'Turks & Caicos'
    Sometimes sequels can be a good thing — a very good thing. That's the story with "Turks & Caicos" and "Salting the Battlefield," the second and third films in what PBS is calling "The Worricker Trilogy," a terrific trio of made-for-TV movies...
  • Lindsay Duncan finds her footing in 'A Delicate Balance'

     Lindsay Duncan finds her footing in 'A Delicate Balance'
    Elaine Stritch didn't originate the role of Claire, the alcoholic loose cannon of Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1966 drama "A Delicate Balance." But she did put her corrosively funny stamp on the part in a 1996 Lincoln Center Theatre production, a...
  • Spice Girl Geri Halliwell -- that's Ginger -- engaged to Formula 1 boss

    Spice Girl Geri Halliwell -- that's Ginger -- engaged to Formula 1 boss
    Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell just spiced up her life with an engagement. The British pop star went the old-fashioned route, sharing the news that she and Formula 1 racer Christian Horner were affianced in a Tuesday newspaper announcement. The...
  • 6 major banks fined $4.3 billion for attempted currency manipulation

    6 major banks fined $4.3 billion for attempted currency manipulation
    In another black eye for the financial industry, U.S., British and Swiss regulators on Wednesday fined JPMorgan Chase & Co., Citigroup, Bank of America Corp. and three other global banks a total of about $4.3 billion to settle investigations into...