| Jan 8, 2015
| 5:23 PM
Alan Turing, the British mathematician, logician and "father of the modern computer" who played a critical wartime role in breaking the ciphers of Nazi Germany at Bletchley Park, was a bit of an eccentric genius. He chained his tea mug to a radiator to...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 10:18 AM
On the cobbled streets of Edinburgh on Saturday, the "yes" and "no" campaign offices were dark, the doors locked, the insides strewn with deflated balloons and abandoned leaflets â€” the frozen-in-amber detritus of a once-vibrant struggle now...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 8:50 PM
NEW YORK - First lady Michelle Obama urged international leaders to show the courage and commitment of girls who make sacrifices to go to school - like the abducted Nigerian schoolgirls - to provide children around the world the quality education they...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 12:27 PM
Voters in Scotland have rejected independence from Britain, opting to preserve a more than 300-year-old union in a referendum Thursday that sent shock waves through Europe and opened the door to continuing political tumult in Britain.
With turnout at...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 8:23 PM
Results were trickling in early Friday in Scotland’s independence referendum, a poll that will decide the future of the 300-year-old union with Britain.
Nine of Scotland’s 32 local authorities reported “no” votes, some by a...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 5:51 PM
Scotland has voted on whether to stay within the United Kingdom or break the 307-year-old union in a finely balanced independence referendum with global consequences.
Its verdict should be clear around breakfast time on Friday.
Polling booths closed...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 11:50 AM
On the eve of Scotland's historic referendum, polls showed support for staying in the United Kingdom just ahead of backing for independence but tens of thousands of citizens were still agonizing over which way to vote on Thursday.
Leaders and supporters...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 11:50 AM
The race for Scottish independence reached a new level of intensity Monday after a weekend opinion poll showed a majority of voters for the first time favoring secession from the United Kingdom.
Increased uncertainty over Scotland's future resulted in...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 10:15 AM
Helen Mirren's big return to the role of Queen Elizabeth II in the new play "The Audience," by Peter Morgan, now will be a global event. Fans around the world will be able to experience the London stage production when it is broadcast to cinemas this...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 1:05 PM
Dr. Alan Turing, the World War II-era British codebreaker who is often said to be the father of the modern computer, received a posthumous royal pardon Tuesday, close to 60 years after he committed suicide.
The pardon’s announcement comes during...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 3:18 PM
It's tempting to view Alan Turing as Britain's analogue to America's J. Robert Oppenheimer. Two certified scientific war heroes of the '40s, pilloried by their governments in the '50s for supposed offenses totally unrelated to their wartime service, in...