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  • 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...
  • 4 things Princess Charlotte should keep in mind growing up in Britain's royal family

    I have some words of advice for the newborn Princess Charlotte (Elizabeth Diana) of Cambridge, the first of which -- get a good first name -- her parents have already taken on her behalf. So she’s off to a fine start. Much has been made of the...
  • Some key terms in Britain election campaign

    Britain's unpredictable election is steeped in the rich — and sometimes confusing — lexicon of parliamentary democracy. Some key terms: FIRST PAST THE POST: Used to describe the electoral system, in which voters across the country elect local...
  • UK's personable David Cameron fights for political life

    David Cameron's supporters paint him as a principled but pragmatic politician with a huge capacity for quick thinking and grace under pressure. Opponents depict the 48-year-old Conservative leader as a privileged smoothie who hates to break a sweat....
  • Key issues in UK election campaign

    Three issues — the economy, the National Health Service and immigration — have dominated the British election. Here's where the candidates stand on the things that matter to voters: THE ECONOMY ABOVE ALL The election boils down to a simple...
  • A look at leading figures in the tight British election

    Britain's general election is on Thursday, and polls suggest the race between Labour and the Conservatives is too close to call. Here's a look at the leading figures in the campaign: DAVID CAMERON: Prime Minister David Cameron of the Conservative Party...
  • Tired of the world, the British go to vote

    Tired of the world, the British go to vote
    A pop quiz ahead of Thursday's national elections in Britain: Can you identify which two of the following three topics have been major campaign issues? The economy. Russia's incursion into Ukraine. Bacon sandwiches. Maybe you guessed it. There's...
  • Danish premier travels to Wales to support British husband

    Denmark's prime minister will travel to Wales to support her British husband who is running for a seat in Wales, where Britain's Labour party has dominated politics since the 1920s. Her office said Wednesday Helle Thorning-Schmidt will be in the South...
  • Britain's UKIP drops candidate for saying he'd shoot rival

    Britain's political leaders visited factories, farms, supermarkets and schools Wednesday on the final day of campaigning before an election predicted to be excruciatingly close and frustratingly indecisive. The election race drew to a bumpy close for the...
  • Britain's UKIP drops candidate for saying he'd shoot rival

    Britain's UKIP drops candidate for saying he'd shoot rival
    As Britain's political leaders spent a final day campaigning Wednesday, the election race drew to a bumpy close for the U.K. Independence Party, which suspended a candidate for saying he would shoot his Conservative opponent. Robert Blay, who was...
  • 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,...