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  • British cult classic 'The Wicker Man' to be released in theaters

    British cult classic 'The Wicker Man' to be released in theaters
    Robin Hardy's 1973  "The Wicker Man" was described by Cinefantastique as the "'Citizen Kane' of Horror Film." Total Film named it the sixth-greatest British film of all time. It was even included in the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony in a sequence that...
  • U.S. has forces ready to strike Syria, Hagel says; allies consulted

    U.S. has forces ready to strike Syria, Hagel says; allies consulted
    The United States has naval and air forces massed in the Mediterranean Sea and poised to strike Syria if President Obama gives the order, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Tuesday. In an interview with BBC television during a trip to Southeast...
  • Prince George registered; no pressure for Harry to produce heir

    Prince George registered; no pressure for Harry to produce heir
    Prince William and his wife Catherine have officially registered their nearly 3-week-old son, Prince George Alexander Louis. Our favorite part of the form? His parents' occupations. Wills, 31, is listed as "Prince of the United Kingdom," rather than...
  • California to get $750 million in energy crisis settlement

     California to get $750 million in energy crisis settlement
    SACRAMENTO — A Canadian power company will pay California electricity ratepayers $750 million to settle allegations that it bought electricity from the state and then sold it back at a huge markup during the energy crisis of 2000 and 2001. The...
  • Detainment of Glenn Greenwald's partner an abuse of U.K. Terrorism Act

    Detainment of Glenn Greenwald's partner an abuse of U.K. Terrorism Act
    The harassment by U.K. authorities of Glenn Greenwald’s partner, David Miranda, as he traveled through England on his way from Berlin to his home in Brazil on Sunday should come as no surprise to anyone who has been following the story of National...
  • U.S. got 'heads-up' on British detention of Glenn Greenwald's partner

    U.S. got 'heads-up' on British detention of Glenn Greenwald's partner
    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration was notified in advance that the British government planned to detain the partner of the journalist working with former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden to release classified information...
  • College: It's not just 'Made in the U.S.A.'

    College: It's not just 'Made in the U.S.A.'
    For many college students, the semester abroad has become a rite of passage. But while many Americans study abroad for a semester or two, it is a rarity for high schoolers to apply outside the United States for their bachelor's degree. As many...
  • Harry Potter and the royals' studio visit

    Harry Potter and the royals' studio visit
    Two of America's favorite British things -- the royals and Harry Potter -- converged over the weekend. Nothing like that wee bit of magic to knock us off our broomsticks! Prince William, his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, (the former Kate...
  • Britain vs. David Miranda, and Glenn Greenwald

     Britain vs. David Miranda, and Glenn Greenwald
    Police at London's Heathrow Airport detained the partner and assistant of journalist Glenn Greenwald for nearly nine hours on Sunday and confiscated his cellphone and computer. It's hard to see the mistreatment of David Miranda as anything other than an...
  • Britain defends detaining the partner of Edward Snowden journalist

    Britain defends detaining the partner of Edward Snowden journalist
    LONDON – Stung by mounting criticism, the British government Tuesday defended the detention of the partner of an American journalist who helped reveal widespread spying by the U.S. National Security Agency, saying that authorities had a duty to...
  • 5 questions about Syria's chemical weapons

    5 questions about Syria's chemical weapons
    Syria is believed to have a large stockpile of chemical weapons. U.S. intelligence agencies now suspect that Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government has used small amounts of these chemicals against rebels fighting to unseat him, an assessment...