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  • The Latest: Anti-immigration party wins a seat in UK vote

    4:30 a.m. Friday (0430 GMT Friday, 11:30 p.m. EDT Thursday) The U.K. Independence Party has won its first seat of the election, holding the eastern England constituency of Clacton. The result was expected — Douglas Carswell was the town's lawmaker...
  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EDT

    Exit poll suggests Conservative Party within touching distance of forming new UK government The Conservative Party fared much better than expected in British parliamentary elections Thursday, an exit poll projected, suggesting that Prime Minister David...
  • Haggling likely as exit poll in UK vote shows Tories strong

    Counting the votes in Britain's election will take a matter of hours. Assembling a government is likely to take far longer, even though an exit poll released late Thursday suggested Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative Party was doing better...
  • Dueling elections: a look at Israeli, UK electoral systems

    If the polls are to be believed, Thursday's British election may produce a "hung parliament," where no political party holds an absolute majority. That's cause for angst in a place where tradition, fair play and a system that inflates majorities have...
  • 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...
  • Maurice Flanagan, who helped launch Emirates airline, dies

    Sir Maurice Flanagan, a British aviation executive who helped get Emirates airline off the ground and guided its breakneck growth for nearly three decades, has died. He was 86. The Dubai-based airline he shepherded into existence with backing from the...
  • High time for tea: Raise a cup for Victoria Day and a new princess

     High time for tea: Raise a cup for Victoria Day and a new princess
    A new princess! That's the call of town criers still echoing across England as the world celebrates the birth of Britain's newest Princess, Charlotte. From the hospital, Princess Charlotte went home to live in London's Kensington Palace, where another...
  • Film and TV stars shake up the British election (sort of)

    Film and TV stars shake up the British election (sort of)
    Americans are no strangers to the admixture of Hollywood stars and politics; after all, we’ve elected said stars to roles of senator, governor and president. But the Brits have recently been giving us a run for our money on the subject of politics...
  • UK 'flash crash' trader: I was just good at my job

    A British financial trader accused of helping to set off a "flash crash" on Wall Street in 2010 from his London home claimed Wednesday he was just good at his job as he fights extradition to the U.S. U.S. authorities have accused Navinder Singh Sarao,...
  • British intended to seize colonists' guns

    On April 18, 1775, British troops left Boston headed for the towns of Lexington and Concord. The next day was the first battle of the American Revolution, even though it would be another 15 months before the Declaration of Independence would be written....
  • In Chicago, Lusitania disaster became a local story

     In Chicago, Lusitania disaster became a local story
    William Campbell, an unemployed carpenter, sailed for his native England on May 1, 1915, work being scarce in Chicago because a strike had halted building construction. A shipmate was Henry Harrison, a fellow Chicagoan rushing to the Isle of Man, a...