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  • Brexit Dec 14, 2019

    Johnson's Win May Deliver Brexit But Could Risk UK's Breakup

    Leaving the European Union is not the only split British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has to worry about. Johnson’s commanding election victory this week may let him fulfil his campaign promise to “get Brexit done,” but it could also imperil the future of the United Kingdom of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Scotland and Northern Ireland didn’t vote...

  • United States Nov 23, 2019

    Advent Calendars Have Exploded With Gift-Worthy Options

    The Advent, to some Christians, is the four Sundays before Christmas. More generally, the variation of the Latin word for “coming” marks the season to prepare for the holiday. Among rituals associated with the Advent is keeping an Advent calendar. Some reusable versions begin on Dec. 1, and many include windows, doors or pockets to reveal a poem, portion of...

  • United Kingdom Oct 21, 2019

    What's Next After Boris Johnson Denied Vote on Brexit Deal?

    Britain’s long and winding path out of the European Union has taken another twist — into another potential dead end. The U.K. is due to leave the EU in 10 days, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been stymied twice in 48 hours in his attempt to get Parliament to approve his divorce deal. Here’s a look at what could...

  • United Kingdom Oct 20, 2019

    Fractious Brexit Saga to Continue in Parliament, Courts

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is still at odds with Parliament over how to break the Brexit impasse, and the European Union is considering Johnson’s halfhearted request for a delay to the Oct. 31 deadline. There are things to look for in the coming days.

  • Canada Oct 13, 2019

    Typhoon Leaves as Many as 33 Dead as Japan Continues Rescue

    Helicopters, boats and thousands of troops were deployed across Japan to rescue people stranded in flooded homes Sunday, as the death toll from a ferocious typhoon climbed to as high as 33. One woman fell to her death as she was being placed inside a rescue helicopter. Typhoon Hagibis made landfall south of Tokyo on Saturday evening and battered central...

  • The Associated Press Sep 27, 2019

    Forest Whitaker Goes From Crime Boss to Music Man

    Forest Whitaker plays a real-life crime boss in Epix’s new drama series “Godfather of Harlem” with the commanding intensity expected from him. What’s less expected is the movie musical he filmed in London this summer, a U-turn for the actor who started out a singer. “Jingle Jangle,” a Netflix movie set for a holiday 2020 release, and “Godfather of Harlem”...

  • lawyer Sep 11, 2019

    UK Court Rules Johnson's Suspension of Parliament Unlawful

    A Scottish court dealt another blow to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit plans Wednesday, ruling that his decision to suspend Parliament less than two months before the U.K. is due to leave the European Union was an unlawful attempt to avoid democratic scrutiny. The government immediately said it would appeal, as the political opposition demanded Johnson reverse the suspension and...

  • Donald Trump Sep 9, 2019

    Air Force Reviews All Layovers After Crew Stayed at Trump's Scotland Hotel

    The Air Force said Sunday that it doesn’t appear any regulations were broken when a military crew flying from Alaska to Kuwait stopped off in Scotland and stayed overnight at a resort owned by President Donald Trump, NBC News reported. But it has decided to investigate all such sleepovers anyway, it said, because of a possible perception that it’s “not...

  • Chicago Aug 14, 2019

    Spas Are Seeing More Men, a Less-Is-More Approach for Guests

    Spa visits and the money they generate reached record highs last year in the U.S. with $18.3 billion in revenue driven by 190 million pampering trips, according to the International Spa Association. The leading industry group for spa professionals recently held its 25th annual event for media to show off trends and services among its 2,300 members. Garrett Mersberger, the...

  • Europe Aug 11, 2019

    Island or European Nation? Rival Views of UK Shape Brexit

    British history has become a Brexit battleground. British voters’ decision three years ago to split from the European Union was fueled by a sense that the U.K. is fundamentally separate from its continental neighbors — a sceptered isle, rather than a European power. Brexit-backing Conservative lawmaker Jacob Rees-Mogg has compared Brexit to historic British military victories on the continent, saying...

  • head Jul 29, 2019

    Johnson Presses EU to Give Way Amid No-Deal Brexit Warnings

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson pushed Britain closer to a no-deal exit from the European Union on Monday, insisting he will not hold Brexit talks with EU leaders unless the bloc lifts its refusal to reopen the existing divorce deal. Johnson is trying to pressure the EU to give ground by intensifying preparations for the U.K. to leave in three months...

  • United Kingdom Jul 21, 2019

    Lowry Wins British Open in Celebrated Return to Emerald Isle

    The outcome was never in doubt to just about everyone but Shane Lowry. A year ago, he sat in the parking lot at Carnoustie and cried after missing the cut in the British Open for the fourth straight year. Even with a four-shot lead Sunday at Royal Portrush, in a raging wind and pouring rain, Lowry kept telling his caddie...

  • United States Jul 12, 2019

    Purl Jam: Finland Hosts Heavy Metal Knitting Championship

    Armed with needles and a yarn of wool, teams of avid knitters danced Thursday to the deafening sounds of drums beating and guitars slashing at the first-ever Heavy Metal Knitting World Championship in eastern Finland. With stage names such as Woolfumes, Bunny Bandit and 9″ Needles, the participants shared a simple goal: to showcase their knitting skills while dancing to...

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Jun 29, 2019

    ‘Late Night': Kate McKinnon Impersonates Marianne Williamson

    Kate McKinnon talks about Elizabeth Warren at the Democratic debate, impersonates Marianne Williamson and tells Seth about her visit to Scotland.

  • Canada Jun 26, 2019

    Video Review Tech Creates Drama at Women's World Cup

    Video review has created confusion and brought questions at the Women’s World Cup. The Video Assistant Referee, or VAR, was integrated into the men’s World Cup in Russia last year, leading to calls for it to also be used for the women’s tournament in France. But it certainly hasn’t gone as smoothly as it did for the men. VAR has...

  • Coach Jun 10, 2019

    England Beats Neighbor Scotland 2-1 to Open World Cup

    Ellen White got England off to a winning start at the Women’s World Cup, curling in a shot to give the 2015 semifinalists a 2-1 victory against tournament newcomers Scotland. In a dominant first half, Nikita Parris netted a penalty in the 14th minute before White struck in the 40th on the French Riviera. But there was no repeat of...

  • officer Jun 8, 2019

    Actress Olivia Colman Gets Royal Honor Ahead of Debut in ‘The Crown'

    Academy Award-winning actress Olivia Colman was honored Friday by Queen Elizabeth II — the monarch she is about to play on television in “The Crown.” Colman was named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, or CBE, in the annual Queen’s Birthday Honors list. The performer won a best-actress Oscar this year for playing 18th-century monarch Queen Anne...

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Jun 6, 2019

    He Got the FBI to Test ‘Bigfoot' Hair in the 1970s — and This 93-Year-Old Man Is Still Searching for Sasquatch

    Yeti persisted. An Oregon man intent on proving the existence of the mythical creatures known as Bigfoot, Sasquatch, the Abominable Snowman and Yeti in 1976 managed to get the FBI to test hair and tissue samples that he believed might help his case, according to newly released records. “The FBI has analyzed hair in connection with the search for Sasquatch,...

  • United Kingdom Jun 3, 2019

    Trump Meets Queen Elizabeth During UK State Visit

    President Donald Trump met with Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace at the start of a two-day visit to the United Kingdom against the political backdrop of Brexit turmoil and protests against his presidency.

  • Florida May 28, 2019

    Man Gets 8 Years in Prison in Wife's Disappearance at Sea

    A man whose wife disappeared while they honeymooned at sea will spend eight years in prison after pleading guilty in Florida to a federal involuntary manslaughter charge.

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