| Apr 14, 2015
| 2:16 AM
When a baseball player is cut from a team, he may stagger, reeling, but the phone will ring if his career still has life.
So it is with cities and their baseball stadiums — at least in New Britain after the Rock Cats announced last June they...
| May 19, 2015
| 2:26 PM
In the early minutes of "Our New Girl," a tense domestic thriller from Britain that's now in its first Chicago production at Profiles Theatre, an Irish nanny named Annie arrives with her suitcases at the home of a harried professional woman in London. The...
| May 19, 2015
| 11:54 AM
With meticulous planning and remarkable good fortune, the thieves who broke into a safe deposit in London's diamond district seemed to have pulled off the perfect jewel heist. But their luck ran out Tuesday when more than 200 Scotland Yard officers closed...
| Apr 9, 2015
| 8:15 AM
British money will look a bit different in the coming months: Coins will bear an updated, age-appropriate portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. It's the fifth coin portrait of the queen and the first new one since 1998.
"The queen shows her age as portrait is...
| May 19, 2015
| 4:44 AM
MOUNT DORA — Britain Daniel Thomas was well into his professional soccer career and closely courting rock-star status among the sport's legions of fans when a careless, late tackle from an opponent sidelined him for good.
It was 1987 and Thomas...
| May 16, 2015
| 4:07 PM
Mary Prince has become a symbol of freedom in the 200 years since her death. Though she is known the world over as a West Indies slave whose raw narrative galvanized the abolition movement in the British Empire, there's more to her story than the...
| May 15, 2015
| 3:23 PM
NEW BRITAIN — During its annual memorial ceremony for two city police officers who were fatally shot while doing their jobs, the police department on Friday also honored eight former officers who died in the past year.
"They are gone but they are...
| May 13, 2015
| 11:03 AM
Private letters Prince Charles wrote to government ministers have been released after a lengthy legal battle that went to the highest court in Britain.
The so-called “black spider memos” were made public Wednesday and lay bare the heir to...
| May 12, 2015
| 12:30 PM
BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- "Shocked," "surprised," "stunned" were some of the words used by broadcasters, columnists, political "experts" and pollsters when a Conservative Party victory was forecast by exit polls on election night.
| May 11, 2015
| 4:00 AM
The Stand comedy club is not an obvious place for a revolution.
On weekend nights, people pack the charmingly grungy venue to tilt back drinks and take in the expected observations about work and relationship foibles. Signs promote upcoming gigs like...
| May 4, 2015
| 7:30 PM
With only a few days to go until the United Kingdom's national elections, tensions are simmering in Scotland.
The heads of the two leading parties in Scotland — battered Labor and the ascendant Scottish National Party — took shots at each...