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  • Michelle Obama charms, thrills London schoolgirls

    Michelle Obama charms, thrills London schoolgirls
    Michelle Obama's visit to a girls' school in a diverse east London neighborhood turned into a love fest Tuesday when she was greeted with singing, poetry and interpretative dance on her mission to promote education for girls. In return, the U.S. first...
  • THE LATEST: Obama repeats support for Britain staying in EU

    8:45 p.m. (1845 GMT; 2:45 p.m. EDT) President Barack Obama has reaffirmed his support for Britain staying in the European Union, saying the country's influence is positive both on the continent and around the world. Obama's comments came at the start of...
  • Britain to send 125 more troops to Iraq in fight against IS

    Prime Minister David Cameron says Britain will send 125 more troops to Iraq to train local forces fighting the Islamic State group. The deployment brings to 275 the number of U.K. personnel helping the Baghdad government and Kurdish authorities battle...
  • Britain's EU membership at heart of Cameron's European tour

    Britain's EU membership at heart of Cameron's European tour
    Hot on the heels of his election victory, Prime Minister David Cameron embarked on a whirlwind two-day tour of Europe aimed at renegotiating Britain’s membership in the European Union. Cameron met with leaders in Holland and France on Thursday and...
  • British researchers are paying mothers to breast-feed

    British researchers are paying mothers to breast-feed
    When Vanessa Purdy spotted a poster inviting her to earn shopping vouchers for breast-feeding, she didn't think twice about signing up. "I thought, 'If I can get money for breast-feeding, why not?' " the 31-year-old mother said on a recent afternoon...
  • Britain's Tony Blair resigns as U.N. Middle East envoy

    Britain's Tony Blair resigns as U.N. Middle East envoy
    Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair announced in a letter to the United Nations chief on Wednesday that he will step down as the world body's special Middle East envoy at the end of June, British news media reported, citing unnamed diplomatic...
  • Avon Police Arrest Suspect In Two Bank Robberies

    Avon Police Arrest Suspect In Two Bank Robberies
    AVON — Police have arrested a man in connection with two bank robberies in town. Patryk Kornas, 40, of New Britain was charged with four counts of first-degree robbery, four counts of first-degree conspiracy to commit robbery, third-degree larceny...
  • S&P warns Britain over rating amid EU referendum fears

    Standard & Poor's warned Friday that it may downgrade its credit rating on Britain sometime in the next two years following the government's decision to hold a referendum on the country's membership in the European Union. The referendum, which is due...
  • CIAC Baseball State Tournament Seedings, Schedules

    CIAC Baseball State Tournament Seedings, Schedules
    Seedings and schedules for the four state high school baseball tournaments as announced by the CIAC: CLASS LL Teams in the field: 31 Top four seeds: Norwich Free Academy, Fairfield Prep, Glastonbury, Staples-Westport First Round—June 3...
  • Christopher Lee dies at 93; screen star of 'Dracula' and 'Lord of the Rings'

    Christopher Lee dies at 93; screen star of 'Dracula' and 'Lord of the Rings'
    Christopher Lee, the English actor who emerged as a British horror movie icon in the 1950s with his memorable portrayal of Count Dracula and later appeared in the blockbuster “Star Wars” and “The Lord of the Rings” films, has died....
  • Notable quotes on the death of British actor Christopher Lee

    British actor Christopher Lee, who appeared in more than 250 films, including Dracula movies from the 1950s and 60 and "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, has died at age 93. Here's a look at some of the tributes that poured in, mostly on Twitter, when...