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  • UK marks 800 years of Magna Carta amid new human rights feud

    Queen Elizabeth II led commemorations Monday to mark the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta — but the human rights the document helped enshrine are at the center of a modern political feud. British Prime Minister David Cameron and U.S. Attorney...
  • North Carolina harbors one of American history's greatest mysteries

     North Carolina harbors one of American history's greatest mysteries
    Everyone enjoys a good mystery. And in the Outer Banks, plenty of people take turns sharing what is clearly America's oldest thriller — a true story from 425 years ago. In 1590, English explorer John White arrived on Roanoke Island for a reunion...
  • John Hurt 'more than optimistic' after cancer diagnosis

    John Hurt says he has been diagnosed with cancer but has no plans to stop working and is "more than optimistic" about his future. The 75-year-old actor said Tuesday that he was recently diagnosed with early stage pancreatic cancer. He says he is...
  • Dr. Gunther Hirsch

    Dr. Gunther Hirsch
    Dr. Gunther Hirsch, a retired Harford County physician who served two terms as Havre de Grace's mayor, died of congestive heart failure Monday at his home. He was 89. Born in Munich, Germany, he was the son of Eugene Hirsch, a leather goods merchant,...
  • Netflix finds Elizabeth II: a former Anne Boleyn

    Netflix finds Elizabeth II: a former Anne Boleyn
    Helen Mirren has won the Oscar and the Tony for playing Queen Elizabeth II, but she relinquishes the role to Claire Foy in "The Crown." Netflix will present the 10-episode series next year. Foy has experience playing royals. She was Anne Boleyn in the...
  • Hats, heels, haute couture feature at Royal Ascot

    Feathers. Flowers. Frippery. Hats with all sorts of trimmings were on display Thursday at Ladies Day at Royal Ascot, a five-day festival of horse racing and headwear that is the centerpiece of England's summer social season. Hats are a must at Ascot &#...
  • British horror star Christopher Lee dies at 93

    LONDON Christopher Lee, one of the world's best-known horror actors, has died aged 93 after a career that spanned seven decades and nearly 300 films. In his early career in the 1950s and 1960s, Lee was best-known for playing Dracula, Frankenstein's...
  • Nobel laureate stirs storm with comments on 'girls' in labs

    A Nobel Prize-winning British scientist apologized Wednesday for saying the "trouble with girls" working in laboratories is that it leads to romantic entanglements and harms science. But Tim Hunt stood by his assertion that mixed-gender labs are...
  • Shakespeare and zombies get together for 'William Shakespeare's Land of the Dead'

     Shakespeare and zombies get together for 'William Shakespeare's Land of the Dead'
    While Shakespeare did pen characters like witches, wood sprites and ghosts, what would one of his plays be like if he included zombies? Find out when Summer Place Theatre presents "William Shakespeare's Land of the Dead" June 12 to 21 at the...
  • 1943 Sunpapers Christmas Show profiles

    Sgt. James Albright - Frederick, Md. James Albright received a Purple Heart for wounds he received during the invasion of France in June 1944.  After the war he worked at Fort Detrick in Frederick for more than 30 years.  He died at age 70 in 1986....
  • Vanuatu villagers wait for eternal life _ from Prince Philip

    Standing under his sacred banyan tree, Albi Nagia sings as he cracks open a coconut with a few deft strikes from his bush machete. He chews the meat inside and spits it out in a shower, to the delight of the gathering chickens. He is praying to Prince...