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  • Polls show Scots' support for independence slightly behind on eve of referendum

    Polls show Scots' support for independence slightly behind on eve of referendum
    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...
  • Scottish secession favored in poll for first time

    Scottish secession favored in poll for first time
    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...
  • Gay British codebreaker Alan Turing given royal pardon

    Gay British codebreaker Alan Turing given royal pardon
    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...
  • Alan Turing: born 1912, died 1954, resurrected 2013

    Alan Turing: born 1912, died 1954, resurrected 2013
    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...
  • Election System Could Use A Shake-Up

    Election System Could Use A Shake-Up
    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...
  • Helen Mirren as queen in 'The Audience' to be broadcast to cinemas

    Helen Mirren as queen in 'The Audience' to be broadcast to cinemas
    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...
  • 10 things you might not know about hamburgers

    10 things you might not know about hamburgers
    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...
  • News Corp. pulls plug on BSkyB deal

     
    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......
  • Americanisms

     
    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.......
  • Rupert Murdoch dishes on senior British politicians

     
    Media baron Rupert Murdoch tells of his association with top British leaders during testimony before a judicial inquiry Wednesday. Critics say the Australian-born media mogul wields too much influence over British public life, an accusation he dismisses.....
  • Former British prime minister contradicts Murdoch's statement

     
    Gordon Brown denied Murdoch's allegations of "war" threats; Ex- premier lambasts Murdoch's Sun...