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  • Adam Hochschild: Centennial of 'Christmas truce' honors heroism of peacemakers

    Adam Hochschild: Centennial of 'Christmas truce' honors heroism of peacemakers
    Go to war and every politician will thank you, and they'll continue to do so — with monuments and statues, war museums and military cemeteries — long after you're dead. But who thanks those who refused to fight, even in wars that turned out to...
  • A beautiful L.A. kiss-off from the departing Laura Marling

     A beautiful L.A. kiss-off from the departing Laura Marling
    Laura Marling is much better known in London than in Highland Park, where until early December she'd been living for some of the last few years spent in Los Angeles. In England, the folk singer, 24, gets stopped a few times a day by fans who've...
  • National Champ New Britain PAL Cheerleaders To Be Honored

    NEW BRITAIN — The Raiders Midget Cheerleaders, winners of a national competition earlier this month, will be honored Monday at a ceremony at the New Britain Police Department. The cheerleaders, ages 11 to 14, won their division at the 2014 Pop...
  • British library bans stinky patrons

    British library bans stinky patrons
    Loud talking might be frowned upon at libraries across the world, but it's not the only thing that can get would-be bookworms booted out. In Birmingham, England, three patrons have been banned from the city's main library for smelling bad. The...
  • Confirmed case of Ebola in Glasgow, Scotland

    Scottish authorities say a health care worker who has just returned from Sierra Leone has been diagnosed with Ebola and is being treated in a Glasgow hospital. The Scottish government says the patient flew to Glasgow via Casablanca and London's Heathrow...
  • UK house price inflation slows to 13-month low: Nationwide

    British house prices rose at their slowest annual rate in more than a year this month but the market looks set to recover in 2015 if the economy improves as expected, a survey from mortgage lender Nationwide showed on Tuesday. Nationwide said house...
  • Scotland's first confirmed Ebola patient being treated in Glasgow

    A healthcare worker who just returned from helping to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has been confirmed as Scotland’s first case of the disease, officials said Monday. The patient, a woman not identified by name, is being treated at the...
  • Scottish Ebola patient moved to London; second patient tested

    A Scottish nurse diagnosed with Ebola was transferred from Glasgow to London on Tuesday as British officials sought to reassure the public that the situation was under control. “Safety measures are working well -- and the risk to the public is...
  • Winston Churchill's Missouri connection

     Winston Churchill's Missouri connection
    The pews will be packed as dignitaries — a knight and a lord included — and ordinary folks honor Winston Churchill, the prime minister who led Britain during World War II, on the 50th anniversary of his death. The Jan. 24 memorial service...
  • New Year honours for top British Olympians

    Steve Cram, Mary Peters and Wendy Sly, three distinguished Olympic track and field athletes, have been recognised in Britain's New Year Honours list. Cram, the former Olympic silver medallist, world 1500m champion and multi-world record breaker, is...
  • Joan Collins, Kristin Scott Thomas, John Hurt and James Corden honored by Queen Elizabeth II

    The diva of "Dynasty" is now a dame. Joan Collins, who played scheming, shoulder pad-wearing Alexis Carrington in the hit 1980s TV show, was made the female equivalent of a knight in Queen Elizabeth II's annual New Year's honors list. The star of...