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  • Jurors hear cleric’s praise for September 11 attacks

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - In a video of radical Islamic cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri shown to jurors at his trial on Monday, he did not hesitate when a television interviewer asked him about the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States that killed nearly...
  • AstraZeneca cancer pipeline seen as draw for Pfizer

    LONDON (Reuters) - Pfizer Inc may come back to bid for British drug company AstraZeneca Plc after its reported 60 billion pound ($101 billion) takeover approach was rejected, since a deal could make sense for the U.S. pharmaceuticals giant as it seeks...
  • Monday's Schedule

    All games at 3:45 p.m. unless noted Baseball CCC North: East Catholic at Glastonbury; Wethersfield at Windsor; Weaver at South Windsor; East Hartford at Manchester CCC South: Bristol Central at Platt; Plainville at Middletown; Berlin at Bristol...
  • Peaches Geldof funeral attended by family, celebrities

    Peaches Geldof funeral attended by family, celebrities
    Celebrities from Britain's television and music worlds attended the funeral on Monday of Peaches Geldof, the 25-year-old daughter of Band Aid founder Bob Geldof whose death two weeks ago remains unexplained. Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman, model Kate...
  • British PM accused of fueling division with Christian talk

    LONDON (Reuters) - A group of scientists, academics and prominent writers accused British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday of stoking sectarian divisions through his repeated description of Britain as a "Christian country". The public figures,...
  • Big guns brought out to mark 1814 'Burning of Washington'

    WASHINGTON It was one of the dark hours in U.S. history. Two hundred years ago this summer, British soldiers overwhelmed American battalions, took the nation's capital and burned the White House. The event, part of the War of 1812 that came to be known...
  • Colonial Realty's Founders Bilked Nearly 7,000 Investors

    Colonial Realty's Founders Bilked Nearly 7,000 Investors
    Bernard Madoff's investor fraud took the Ponzi scheme to a new level, but it wasn't so long ago that Connecticut had its own infamous fraud case tied to some of Hartford's most well-known real estate: Colonial Realty Co. And in the two decades since...
  • Canada's Kiesza grabs top spot in British music charts with debut

    LONDON, April 20 (Reuters) - Female Canadian singer-songwriter Kiesza grabbed the top spot in Britain's music charts on Sunday with her debut single "Hideaway", which sold more than 136,000 copies, the Official Charts Company said. Calgary-born Kiesza is...
  • Bankrupt British loans official resigns, embarrassing PM Cameron

    LONDON (Reuters) - The head of a British government agency that hands out billions of pounds of loans to local authorities has resigned after failing to reveal he was bankrupt, Prime Minister David Cameron's office said on Sunday. Cameron appointed...
  • Lottery winners top up Scottish independence coffers with 3 million pound donation

    LONDON (Reuters) - A Scottish couple who won the lottery have donated at least 3 million pounds ($5 million) of their winnings to the campaign for an independent Scotland, making them Britain's biggest political donors, a newspaper reported on Sunday....
  • Britain's Labor Party hires ex-Obama aide Axelrod to help in election

    Britain's Labor Party hires ex-Obama aide Axelrod to help in election
    LONDON – Setting up an intriguing election battle, Britain’s opposition Labor Party announced Friday that it had hired President Obama’s chief campaign advisor to help the party return to power next year over the ruling Conservatives....