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  • UK police arrest 9 in Easter weekend jewel heist case

    UK police arrest 9 in Easter weekend jewel heist case
    With meticulous planning and remarkable good fortune, the thieves who broke into a safe deposit in London's diamond district seemed to have pulled off the perfect jewel heist. But their luck ran out Tuesday when more than 200 Scotland Yard officers closed...
  • Former British soccer star relocates physical-therapy practice to Mount Dora

    Former British soccer star relocates physical-therapy practice to Mount Dora
    MOUNT DORA — Britain Daniel Thomas was well into his professional soccer career and closely courting rock-star status among the sport's legions of fans when a careless, late tackle from an opponent sidelined him for good. It was 1987 and Thomas...
  • Elizabeth David, British writer, achieved fame with well-crafted cookbooks

     Elizabeth David, British writer, achieved fame with well-crafted cookbooks
    Elizabeth David was a 20th-century writer and cookbook author who first brought the vivid flavors, colors and imagery of the Mediterranean to war-weary Britons still living with food rationing. Her writings, her recipes and her scholarship continue to...
  • YouTube star uses comedy to help police combat Islamic State

    A key weapon in Britain's fight against radicalization wears a beanie hat with a bobble on top, a hoodie and personalized sneakers. He has no formal counter-terrorism training and employs language peppered with slang. Humza Arshad, a 29-year-old...
  • Mystery swirls around death of Syrian-born preacher in London

    Mystery swirls around death of Syrian-born preacher in London
    It was late morning on a recent bright, sunny day when Abdul Hadi Arwani, a prominent Syrian-born preacher, parked his car on a residential street in northwest London. Children were still off school for spring break and British workers had just finished...
  • New Britain Talking Baseball In 2016 As Rock Cats Open Final Season

    New Britain Talking Baseball In 2016 As Rock Cats Open Final Season
    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...
  • Change for change? Queen Elizabeth's likeness updated on British coins

    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...
  • Moravian record books hold little-known history of slaves

    Moravian record books hold little-known history of slaves
    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...
  • New Britain Police Honor Deceased Colleagues

    New Britain Police Honor Deceased Colleagues
    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...
  • 'Black spider memos' lay bare Prince Charles' musings, misgivings

    'Black spider memos' lay bare Prince Charles' musings, misgivings
    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...
  • The British elections

    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. Former Liberal...