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  • Hostage held by Islamic State pleads 'for his life' in audio message

    Hostage held by Islamic State pleads 'for his life' in audio message
    The wife of a British aid worker being held by Islamic State--the militant group targeted by U.S. and Gulf Arab air strikes in Syria--said on Tuesday she had received an audio message from her husband. "An audio file of Alan pleading for his life has just...
  • Getty's James Cuno defends museums' right to keep ancient art

    Getty's James Cuno defends museums' right to keep ancient art
    James Cuno, president of the J. Paul Getty Trust, is back in the fray over whether antiquities and other prized artifacts from Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cradles of Western civilization should remain in museum collections in America, Great Britain...
  • Carriers Shared Their Memories In Letters, Phone Calls And On Facebook

    Carriers Shared Their Memories In Letters, Phone Calls And On Facebook
    This year, Courant carriers – paperboys and girls -- shared their memories with us on Facebook, in email, in typewritten and handwritten letters. We thought we'd share them with you – they made us laugh, smile and even cry. John Chilicki,...
  • Islamic State's soft weapon of choice: social media

    Wedged between tweets last week about Britain's economy, kilts and "The Simpsons'" Groundskeeper Willie was a Twitter message in Arabic that included the hashtags "#Scotland" and "#ScotlandDecides." But a link within the tweet's 140 characters wasn't...
  • Britain honors World War I dead with poppy tributes, concerts

    "In Flanders fields the poppies blow ..." is the opening line of one of the most famous poems about World War I. The red poppies that bloomed in the battlefields of Belgium and France became a powerful and lasting symbol of fallen soldiers and their...
  • New Britain's Polling Places For Today's Election

    New Britain's Polling Places For Today's Election
    NEW BRITAIN - City voters can cast ballots at the usual polling places today with one exception: Residents in District 4 will go to the DiLoreto School rather than to Gaffney School. Polls opened at 6 a.m. and won't close until 8 p.m. Voters with...
  • Angelina Jolie, now an honorary dame, meets with Queen Elizabeth II

    Angelina Jolie, now an honorary dame, meets with Queen Elizabeth II
    Queen of England, meet Maleficent! Angelina has received physical proof from Queen Elizabeth II that she is an honorary dame. "Ms. Angelina Jolie was received by The Queen today when HM presented her with the Insignia of an Honorary Damehood," read a...
  • British police arrest Islamist preacher, 8 others in sweep

    British police arrest Islamist preacher, 8 others in sweep
    British police arrested nine men in a counterterrorism raid Thursday in London that authorities described as part of an “ongoing investigation into Islamist-related terrorism” but said was not in response to an immediate threat. All of the...
  • From fascinating historical details of London to the nitty-gritty of Disney World, travel books have it

    From fascinating historical details of London to the nitty-gritty of Disney World, travel books have it
    "National Geographic London Book of Lists: The City's Best, Worst, Oldest, Greatest, & Quirkiest" National Geographic, $19.95 London is endlessly fascinating, a city so iconic that even if people have never been there, they recognize its landmarks....
  • British boy gets 20 years for stabbing teacher to death

    British boy gets 20 years for stabbing teacher to death
    A teenage British schoolboy was jailed for at least 20 years on Monday after pleading guilty to stabbing to death a teacher he had developed a hatred of in front of horrified pupils during a lesson at a college in northern England. William Cornick,...
  • Kristin Scott Thomas to play Queen Elizabeth II in London

    Kristin Scott Thomas to play Queen Elizabeth II in London
    Kristin Scott Thomas will have to tone down her natural glamour and don a series of conservative dresses as Queen Elizabeth II in a return London engagement of "The Audience." The role was first played in London by Helen Mirren, who will appear in the...