April 8, 2013 9:20 AM
Britain's former Prime Minister and "Iron Lady" has died of a stroke at the age of 87. Margaret Thatcher was the Uk's first and only female prime minister and served from 1979 to 1990 as the leader of Britain's Conservative Party.
Her former spokesman confirmed Monday morning that she... more »
April 8, 2012 12:41 AM
EL CENTRO, Calif. (AP) - A military spokeswoman says seven people are hospitalized with minor injuries after a British Chinook helicopter suffered a "mishap" during a landing exercise in the Arizona desert. Michelle Dee, a spokeswoman for Naval Air Facility El Centro in California, says the seven have non-life-threatening injuries.... more »
March 30, 2012 8:28 PM
LONDON (AP) - British prosecutors say they are investigating whether a policeman racially abused a man arrested during last year's riots and will decide whether to file charges. Officials say prosecutors initially decided not to charge the officer, who is accused of making racist remarks to a black man arrested... more »
February 6, 2012 1:20 PM
BEIRUT (AP) -- The U.S. closed its Syrian embassy Monday and Britain recalled its ambassador to Damascus in a dramatic escalation of Western pressure on President Bashar Assad to give up power, just days after diplomatic efforts at the United Nations to end the crisis collapsed.
The U.S. evacuated... more »
April 28, 2011 7:26 PM
Main street in the small town of Florence, Colorado is all a buzz about the upcoming Royal Wedding.
Local shop owners have dressed the streets with a ''Bit of the Brit'' in honor of the Royal family and their big day.
British flags, food,wedding gowns and silver tea... more »
February 20, 2011 6:59 PM
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A British resident suspected of killing his wife and dumping her body in western Colorado in 1997 has arrived in the U.S. to face charges.
Garfield County sheriff's officials say Marcus Bebb-Jones arrived in Glenwood Springs, Colo., on Saturday.
He is being held... more »
October 18, 2010 11:15 AM
World War II was fought an ocean away, but some members of Britain's "Greatest Generation" trained in Southwest Florida.
Some of the aviators recently reunited in the very place where they learned the skills that saved their lives at war.
For 4,000 British airmen, their journey into World... more »
September 30, 2010 8:31 AM
Researchers say a new study provides the first evidence that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is genetic. The study says ADHD kids are twice as likely to have missing or extra chromosomes than other children.
British researchers focused on a sequence of genes linked to brain development that has previously... more »
September 3, 2010 9:15 AM
A new study suggests that people who take bone-strengthening drugs for several years may have a slightly higher risk of throat cancer.
The findings contradict another recent study that used the same database of 80,000 patients. It concluded that there was no link between drugs to prevent or treat... more »
September 1, 2010 1:45 PM
Even if obesity is in your DNA, exercise can help.
British researchers studied over 20,000 people, determining their genetic risk of obesity. Those who had the most genetic variants for obesity inherited from their parents, did have the highest Body Mass Index.
But the at-risk people who were... more »
August 25, 2010 10:35 AM
New research suggests some migraine sufferers have a higher risk of dying from heart disease and stroke.
The study from the University of Iceland followed over 18,000 men and women for 26 years. Researchers found those who had migraines with aura, or vision problems during their headaches, were at... more »
June 16, 2010 7:31 PM
Nearly 5,000 feet beneath the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, a black cloud of oil continues to spew from a ruptured well. Live video is available at several sites for those who want a look. Despite the somber subject, the technology is amazing.
BP is now burning some... more »
June 14, 2010 12:21 PM
The White House says BP appears willing to establish a multibillion-dollar compensation fund for people and companies damaged by the Gulf oil spill.
President Barack Obama demanded that the oil company set up a independent compensation fund. And presidential spokesman Bill Burton told reporters the White House and BP... more »
June 10, 2010 12:44 PM
The Obama administration says BP has agreed to expedite the payment of claims to businesses and individuals whose livelihoods have been disrupted by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Tracy Wareing, who is with the National Incident Command office, told reporters in Washington that the understanding on payment of... more »
June 2, 2010 5:38 PM
BP chief executive Tony Hayward is apologizing for saying "I'd like my life back" to reporters over the weekend.
Hayward said in a statement posted on the company's Facebook site Wednesday that the remark was hurtful and thoughtless. He apologized to the community and the families of the 11... more »
May 13, 2010 9:26 AM
The cost of fighting a massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill is mounting rapidly for the global oil company that owns the well.
London-based BP PLC says it has spent $450 million since the spill started after an April 20 oil rig explosion. That's up by $100 million from... more »
May 11, 2010 4:48 PM
A BP spokesman says a second, smaller oil containment box known as a "top hat" is being brought to the site of a blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico. Spokesman Bill Salvin tells The Associated Press the box will be lowered to the seafloor, away from the plume, on... more »
March 17, 2010 10:41 AM
The findings of a new scientific study might not surprise anyone, but researchers found that women find men more attractive when they are driving high-end cars.
It's been said that the clothes make the man, but a new study published in the British Journal of Psychology suggests it's also... more »
November 30, 2009 12:28 PM
Eating high amounts of salt is linked to a much greater risk of strokes and cardiovascular disease, according to a new review of research.
In a study led by researchers at the University of Warwick and University Hospital in the UK and published in the British Medical Journal, researchers... more »
November 20, 2009 8:49 AM
Britain's air force has helped rescue around 200 people stranded by rising floodwaters caused by torrential rainfall in a tourist region of northern England. Worst hit have been the towns of Cockermouth and Keswick, in England's picturesque Lake District, where authorities say air force helicopters were being used to evacuate... more »
September 23, 2009 11:29 AM
Robbers used a stolen helicopter and explosives to engineer a spectacular raid on a cash depot in Stockholm on Wednesday, breaking into the building through the roof and flying off with bags of cash, police and officials said.
The daring pre-dawn heist stunned police in the Swedish capital, who... more »
September 21, 2009 11:49 AM
People with a genetic susceptibility to colon cancer could cut their chances of developing the disease in half by taking a daily dose of aspirin, researchers said Monday.
The finding might lead to other treatments by helping researchers understand how aspirin combats colon cancer, one of the top three... more »
September 17, 2009 1:46 PM
Kids with low self-esteem may struggle with their weight as adults.
A British study looked at data on 6,500 people who were assessed at age 10, and then again at age 30. Children who said they felt worried or anxious more often, or had lower self-esteem were at a... more »
September 17, 2009 1:41 PM
Kids with low self-esteem may struggle with their weight as adults.
A British study looked at data on 65-hundred people who were assessed at age 10, and then again at age 30. Children who said they felt worried or anxious more often, or had lower self-esteem were at a... more »
September 10, 2009 9:45 AM
The geneticist who discovered DNA fingerprinting says scientists must be allowed to conduct research driven by nothing but curiosity. Alec Jeffreys realized 25 years ago Thursday that almost all humans have unique signatures of genetic material. The discovery has been used to solve thousands of crimes and to settle countless... more »