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  • 'Turn: Washington's Spies' recap: Ledger reveals crushing British debt

    'Turn: Washington's Spies' recap: Ledger reveals crushing British debt
    An English royal document that could draw France into the Revolutionary War violently changes hands in “Sealed Fate,” Episode 205 of “Turn: Washington’s Spies” on AMC. American spy Patience Wright (Kate MacCluggage)...
  • Who is David Cameron? Elusive leader at heart of UK election

    David Cameron is fighting for his political life in Britain's election. But it sure doesn't look like it. For much of the month-long campaign, Cameron has appeared relaxed — even disengaged. Critics say Cameron doesn't seem as hungry to win as...
  • Britain's election: A muddle across the pond

     Britain's election: A muddle across the pond
    Americans exasperated by the gridlock in Washington sometimes look enviously at Britain, where the parliamentary system combines executive and legislative duties and the prime minister almost always gets his or her way. Unlike a president who may face a...
  • UK election hopefuls burn rubber in final campaign push

    Britain's political leaders crisscrossed the country Tuesday in a frenetic last dash to convert undecided voters, with less than 48 hours to go until an election likely to produce no outright winner. Polls put the Conservatives and Labour neck-and-neck,...
  • Unruly Britannia

    LONDON -- They called it "Question Time," borrowing the term from the prime minister's weekly appearance in the House of Commons, but this was surprisingly and refreshingly different. On Thursday, the three main candidates for prime minister -- David...
  • British markets bracing for post-election uncertainty

    British financial markets could be headed for choppy waters after Thursday's general election, as investors face the prospect of it taking days — even weeks — to form a new government. In the past five weeks, investors have held off making...
  • A name for Britain's new princess: Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

    It's a name that immediately evokes British royal history: Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, on Monday announced the name they picked for Britain's newborn princess, a choice seen as a tribute...
  • Britain's new princess can't expect fairy-tale life

    William and Kate's new daughter is the first British princess who won't face royal discrimination because she's a girl, but that doesn't mean her life will be a fairy tale. Thanks to a change in the centuries-old rules of royal succession, if Princess...
  • Alice, Charlotte, Diana? Guessing game for royal baby's name

    Princess Charlotte has a certain ring to it. Or how about Princess Alice? Britain's newborn princess, the second child of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, has spent her first night at home in London's Kensington Palace, but the guessing...
  • 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....
  • Car Crashes Into CTfastrak Bus In New Britain

    Car Crashes Into CTfastrak Bus In New Britain
    NEW BRITIAN — Two people were taken to the hospital after crashing into a CTfastrak bus Friday night. At about 10:45 p.m., a car traveling westbound on Stanley Street ran a red light and struck the CTfastrak bus, which was traveling east on the...