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  • 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...
  • Protesting Iran's ban on women at volleyball games leads to jail term

    An Iranian court has sentenced a British-Iranian woman to a year in jail for protesting a ban on women attending volleyball games, according to her lawyer and the semiofficial ILNA news agency. Ghoncheh Ghavami, 25, was arrested outside Tehran's Azadi...
  • New Britain Police Hold Ceremony For 15 New Sergeants and Detectives

    New Britain Police Hold Ceremony For 15 New Sergeants and Detectives
    NEW BRITAIN - The police department on Thursday held a ceremony to honor nine recently promoted sergeants and six detectives. The new sergeants are David Mocarsky, Steven King, Alan Mason, Matthew Marino, David Mann, Donald Anderson, Nicholas Egan, John...
  • Holidays in the West End: Will you wish for 'White Christmas' or 'Henry IV'?

    Holidays in the West End: Will you wish for 'White Christmas' or 'Henry IV'?
    Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat and theaters across the United Kingdom are poised for the annual glittery blizzard of pantomimes. If your taste runs to the traditional, then London can amply cater for you this festive season. Among the...
  • Co-pilot killed, pilot injured in Virgin Galactic spaceship crash

    Co-pilot killed, pilot injured in Virgin Galactic spaceship crash
    A passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic company crashed during a test flight on Friday near the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, killing one pilot and seriously injuring the other, officials said. The crash...
  • Officer Dragged, Police Car Struck Before Man Arrested In New Britain, Police Report Says

    Officer Dragged, Police Car Struck Before Man Arrested In New Britain, Police Report Says
    NEW BRITAIN — Richard Moore had dragged a police officer with his vehicle, hit a patrol car and crashed into a large boulder — missing other officers — before police managed to take him into custody Thursday morning while police...
  • Christopher Hogwood dies at 73; conductor gave new life to early music

    Christopher Hogwood, an eminent English conductor, musicologist and harpsichordist who took a scholarly approach to early-music and Baroque repertoires, has died. He was 73. Hogwood died Wednesday at his home in Cambridge, England, after an illness that...
  • George Sluizer dies at 82; directed River Phoenix's last movie

    George Sluizer, 82, the Dutch filmmaker who directed River Phoenix's last movie, "Dark Blood," died Saturday "after a long illness," according to organizers of the Netherlands Film Festival and the Berlin International Film Festival. The specific...
  • Breeders' Cup notes: Jockey Ryan Moore looks for more success

    Breeders' Cup notes: Jockey Ryan Moore looks for more success
    Ryan Moore, the 31-year-old jockey from England who has won races in 11 countries, was walking briskly Wednesday morning at Santa Anita. There wasn't a cloud in the sky, and the San Gabriel Mountains were glistening amid the hustle and bustle of horses...
  • Elite British drummer Stuart Warmington works with Liberty's Grenadier band

    A renowned drummer with Her Majesty's Band of Royal Marines in Great Britain, known for his intricate stick work, will lead Bethlehem's Liberty High School Grenadier Marching Band's Drum Corps in a performance during the halftime show of the Liberty-...