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  • British horror star Christopher Lee dies at 93

    LONDON Christopher Lee, one of the world's best-known horror actors, has died aged 93 after a career that spanned seven decades and nearly 300 films. In his early career in the 1950s and 1960s, Lee was best-known for playing Dracula, Frankenstein's...
  • Nobel laureate quits post after firestorm over 'girls' in science remarks

    Nobel laureate quits post after firestorm over 'girls' in science remarks
    One of the world’s most distinguished scientists resigned from his post at a top British university on Thursday after his comment that the presence of “girls” in the scientific lab leads to romance and tears when they are criticized....
  • Christopher Lee, prolific British actor, dead at age 93

    Christopher Lee, prolific British actor, dead at age 93
    Christopher Lee, an actor who brought dramatic gravitas and aristocratic bearing to screen villains from Dracula to the wicked wizard Saruman in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, has died at age 93. Lee appeared in more than 250 movies, taking on...
  • Nobel laureate stirs storm with comments on 'girls' in labs

    A Nobel Prize-winning British scientist apologized Wednesday for saying the "trouble with girls" working in laboratories is that it leads to romantic entanglements and harms science. But Tim Hunt stood by his assertion that mixed-gender labs are...
  • UK Treasury chief announces plans to sell RBS bank shares

    The U.K.'s Treasury chief announced Wednesday that the government will start selling its stake in the Royal Bank of Scotland in coming months, the first step in the country's attempt to recover money from its costliest bank rescue operation ever....
  • European trial over man mistakenly killed by British police

    The British government went on trial Wednesday at the European Court of Human Rights over the death of a 27-year-old Brazilian electrician, shot by police who thought he was a terrorist in the tense aftermath of deadly 2005 London subway bombings. Jean...
  • UK honors Waterloo soldiers on 200th anniversary of victory

    Britain has unveiled its first memorial to the thousands of soldiers who fought and died in the battle of Waterloo as the 200th anniversary of the famous victory over the French nears. Descendants of those who died on the battlefield observed the...
  • UK bill for an in-out EU referendum passes first hurdle

    British lawmakers overwhelmingly voted a bill setting up a referendum on European Union membership over its first big hurdle in Parliament Tuesday, with Prime Minister David Cameron gaining support from the Labour opposition but facing unrest within...
  • From fossil fuels to epidemics: What the G-7 decided

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel went into the Group of Seven summit in the Bavarian Alps with a broad agenda, but combating climate change was a top priority. At the two-day meeting of the leaders of Germany, Britain, Canada, France, Italy, Japan and...
  • Obama's trade quest in Congress trails him across Atlantic

    President Barack Obama's politically fraught trade quest in Washington trailed him across the Atlantic Sunday, as he met with world leaders anxiously watching a debate on Capitol Hill that could impact the status of economic pacts with the Asia-Pacific...
  • 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...