| 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...
| May 12, 2013
May is National Hamburger Month, and the industry hopes you'll forget all about last month, when a Utah man attracted publicity by claiming he had a 14-year-old McDonald's hamburger that has never been refrigerated yet looks like new — no mold, no...
| 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...
| May 24, 2011
| 8:00 AM
On his first visit to Buckingham Palace in 2009, President Obama gave Queen Elizabeth II an iPod. Given a second chance Tuesday, his gift for the British monarch was decidedly more traditional.
According to the White House, Obama gave the queen a...
| Nov 20, 2012
The balloons, posters and confetti had not yet been swept up, or crying towels laundered, when talk turned to 2016 candidates. Good heavens, could we not have a few months' respite?
But as we look forward, as eventually we must, shouldn't we talk...
| 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...
| May 25, 2011
The president of the United States thinks it's still 2008....
| Jul 13, 2011
News Corp. has backed off of its plan to buy BSkyB, the powerful British satellite broadcasting company in which it holds a minority stake. The decision comes in the wake of a phone hacking scandal that has already led the......
| Aug 4, 2011
I had intended to resume "What Is It?" on today's blog. I harvested six baffling items this morning from the collection of Stu and Marie Lathrop of Allentown. But I'm unsure how long it will take to get them photographed.......