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1 year 8 months ago

New theory on the origins of Stonehenge

LONDON (AP) - British researchers have proposed a new theory for the origins of Stonehenge: It may have started as a giant burial ground for elite families around 3,000 B.C. Researchers say that analysis of cremated bones of 63 people excavated from the site suggested that family groups were buried...

1 year 8 months ago

UK: Queen hospitalized after apparent infection

LONDON (AP) - Buckingham Palace says Queen Elizabeth II has been hospitalized after suffering from what appears to be a stomach infection. The palace says that the 86-year-old British monarch had experienced symptoms of gastroenteritis and that her upcoming trip to Rome would be cancelled. In a statement released Sunday,...

2 years 5 months ago

Leyva takes early lead at US championships

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Defending champion Danell Leyva grabbed the early lead at the U.S. men's gymnastics championships Thursday night, sneaking past John Orozco in the final rotation with a polished parallel bars routine. Leyva, also the world champion in the event, scored 15.800 points to finish at 91.850, just...

2 years 8 months ago

UK airlines warn of Olympics airport chaos

LONDON (AP) - British airlines say the government must do more to prevent severe delays and disruptions at London airports during this summer's Olympics. British Airways, bmi, easyJet and Virgin Atlantic say in a letter to the government that an Olympic surge in passengers means any security alert or bad...

4 years 4 weeks ago

Smith starts for Smith against Broncos

LONDON (AP) - San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Singletary says quarterback Alex Smith will miss Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos in London because of a separated left shoulder. Singletary says Smith will be sidelined for 2 to 3 weeks and that Troy Smith will start for the Niners...

4 years 1 month ago

Can the Broncos bounce back in London?

DENVER (AP) - The Denver Broncos pledged to do some deep thinking after a demoralizing and disconcerting 45-point loss to their archrival. They have a short week to fix and forget an embarrassing defeat that saw the Oakland Raiders set a franchise record for points in a 59-14 rout Sunday....

4 years 1 month ago

2 Americans win Nobel Prize for Economics

Two Americans and a British-Cypriot economist won the 2010 Nobel economics prize Monday for developing a theory that helps explain why many people can remain unemployed despite a large number of job vacancies. Federal Reserve board nominee Peter Diamond was honored along with Dale Mortensen and Christopher Pissarides with...

4 years 3 months ago

Olympic committees striking some unusual deals

With the struggling economy leaving a void in sponsorships and the London Games only two years away, Olympic officials have been peddling their brand aggressively. The result has been some unusual partnerships that marketing experts say leave the Olympic committees open to questioning. Some examples from the past...

4 years 3 months ago

BP confirms Hayward departure as CEO

BP says Tony Hayward will step down as chief executive officer Oct. 1, to be succeeded by American Robert Dudley. In a statement accompanying its earnings update on Tuesday, BP says the decision was made by "mutual agreement." BP also reports it has taken a pretax charge of $32.2...

4 years 5 months ago

Fox mauls sleeping babies in their home

Twin nine-month-old girls were being treated at a London hospital on Monday after being mauled in their sleep by a fox. The animal apparently entered the house and climbed stairs before attacking Lola and Isabella Koupparis in their beds while their parents watched television, according to reports. The girls'...

4 years 6 months ago

Feds bust major child porn ring

Federal prosecutors in Indianapolis say they've busted an international online child pornography ring and that more than 50 people have been arrested. U.S. Attorney Tim Morrison said Wednesday that the investigation started in 2008 and that authorities kept it quiet to avoid tipping off suspects. The last U.S. suspect...

4 years 6 months ago

Turbulence injures 10 on London to LA flight

Ten people suffered injuries, including broken bones, during severe turbulence on a flight from London to Los Angeles that was diverted to Montreal. United Airlines spokeswoman Sarah Massier says United Flight 935 reported severe turbulence over the Atlantic Ocean Tuesday and landed in Montreal around 1:15 p.m. The airline...

4 years 6 months ago

London unveils 1-eyed Olympic mascots

London has unveiled its 2012 Olympic and Paralympic mascots - one-eyed, alien-looking creations called Wenlock and Mandeville. London 2012 organizers introduced the mascots Wednesday, and predicted they will be a big hit with children and help inspire young people to get involved in Olympic sports. London organizing committee chairman...

4 years 6 months ago

Ash clears, London airports reopen

Britain's two major international airports reopened to some flights today after a no-fly zone was imposed because of a dense cloud of drifting volcanic ash from Iceland. And Europe's air traffic management agency says it appears the cloud is beginning to disperse. Britain's National Air Traffic Service says London's...

4 years 6 months ago

Colorado-based Chipotle expanding to Europe

Are you addicted to Chipotle's steak burritos--extra pico de gallo, of-course-I-want-guacamole! Good news--now you can travel to Europe without going through withdrawal. Chipotle Mexican Grill opened its first European restaurant, in London. The store opened Monday. The Denver-based fast-casual burrito, taco and salad chain says it's looking for...

4 years 8 months ago

Organizers ax 200 year-old cheese chase

A 200-year-old English race in which competitors chase round cheeses rolling down a hillside has been canceled this year because of overcrowding concerns. Organizers say the event in Gloucestershire in southwestern England has become so popular that anticipated crowds have far outgrown the capacity of the location. The...

4 years 9 months ago

Obesity linked to missing DNA

A new study finds some people who are severely obese are missing entire sections of their DNA. Researchers in London studied the genes of teens and adults who had learning disabilities and found they were all missing the same portion of DNA. They were also all obese. Researchers...

4 years 11 months ago

IOC approves cycling, tennis changes

Olympic leaders have approved changes in track cycling and added mixed doubles for the 2012 London Games. The International Olympic Committee agreed Thursday to five men's and five women's track cycling events as part of a gender equity plan. Mixed doubles in tennis will be added to the men's and...

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