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  • At 20, Mhairi Black becomes Britain's youngest member of Parliament

    At 20, Mhairi Black becomes Britain's youngest member of Parliament
    She’s only 20, still studying for her final university exams and more accustomed to wearing jeans than suits. But Mhairi Black of the Scottish National Party caused one of the biggest surprises in the British election Thursday by knocking a...
  • New Britain Police Make 2nd Arrest In Meriden Man's Killing

    New Britain Police Make 2nd Arrest In Meriden Man's  Killing
    NEW BRITAIN — A second person has been charged in connection with the December shooting of a Meriden man found dead in New Britain. Idaliz Zavala-Burgos, 32, of Decker Place in Springfield, was arrested Wednesday and charged with one count of...
  • British elections: 3 rivals quit party posts after Cameron victory

    British elections: 3 rivals quit party posts after Cameron victory
    Changes rippled across British politics Friday as Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron embraced a solid election victory and three opposition leaders found themselves out of jobs. A day after an ostensibly close United Kingdom election‎ saw the...
  • Business Highlights

    ___ US economy rebounding with solid if unspectacular job gains Rebounding from a dismal start to the year, the U.S. economy added 223,000 jobs in April, a solid gain that suggested that employers are helping fuel a durable if still subpar recovery....
  • Take tea in the best Downton style at The Garlands

     Take tea in the best Downton style at The Garlands
    You won't need to forge paperwork proving your British or Commonwealth birth or ancestry to enjoy a traditional English tea with the Barrington Court Chapter of the Daughters of the British Empire on May 28. Though membership in the group does require a...
  • Scottish National Party landslide shakes up UK politics

    The last time Britain held a national election, Mhairi Black wasn't old enough to vote. On Friday, the 20-year-old university student was elected to Parliament as part of a Scottish nationalist wave that has transformed British politics and raised...
  • A look at the winners and losers in the UK election

    British Prime Minister David Cameron and his Conservatives on Friday won a second term in a stunning victory that saw three defeated political rivals step down as leaders of their parties within hours. The Conservatives weren't the only winners: In the...
  • UK's Cameron strong as Scotland debacle ruins Labour bid

    At the outset of a bruising campaign, Prime Minister David Cameron tried a "stay the course" message, arguing that his Conservative Party had brought economic growth back to Britain by sticking to its austerity plan, however painful it might be. When...
  • Cameron's triumph may weaken movement for Britain's EU exit

    It might seem logical that triumph for David Cameron's traditionally Euro-skeptic Tories would boost the likelihood of Britain splitting from the European Union in a referendum the prime minister has promised to call by 2017. But things are rarely so...
  • Election day becomes political drama in 'The Vote'

    Election campaigns are full of drama. So are election results. The bit in between, though? That's just people in polling booths, marking Xs on pieces of paper. Think again. Playwright James Graham has discovered something funny, absurd and precious in...
  • UK election result boosts pound, shares; US jobs data eyed

    British shares and the pound jumped higher on Friday, leading gains globally, after election results showed the Conservative Party has won enough support to form a stable government. Investors were also keeping a close eye on upcoming U.S. jobs figures...