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Army Offers Help After Police
in London Decline Armed Duty
Sep 25, 2023 6:30 PM CDT
Army Offers Help After Police in London Decline Armed Duty
Officers were reacting to murder charge filed in fatal stop last year
- London police declined the British army's offer of soldiers to help after more than 100 officers refused to take part in armed patrols over the weekend. The police action was a response to a colleague being charged last week with murder in the shooting death of Chris Kaba, an...
They Were Arrested at Sarah
Everard Vigil. Now, an Apology
Sep 14, 2023 10:50 AM CDT
They Were Arrested at Sarah Everard Vigil. Now, an Apology
Metropolitan Police to pay 'substantial damages' to 2 women who were mourning murdered UK woman
- Just days after the body of Sarah Everard, murdered by a police officer now serving a life sentence, was found in Kent, England, in March 2021, mourners were detained at a London vigil in her memory. Now, police there are apologizing for how two protesters in particular were treated, with...
Terror Suspect's 75-Hour
Jailbreak Has Ended
Sep 9, 2023 7:45 AM CDT
Terror Suspect's 75-Hour Jailbreak Has Ended
Daniel Khalife, who broke out of London prison on Wednesday, was nabbed in west end of city
- Daniel Abed Khalife has been found. Local police say the 21-year-old terror suspect, who'd escaped from London's Wandsworth prison on Wednesday by apparently strapping himself to the bottom of a food delivery van, was arrested in the Chiswick section of the city around 11am local time on Saturday,...
Aug 19, 2023 12:30 PM CDT
UK, Swiss Police Sting Recovers Ming Vase
Operation broke up ring of thieves, officials say
- A sting operation at a London hotel helped authorities recover a 15th-century Chinese vase worth about $2.5 million and break up the criminal ring believed to have stolen the artifact from a Swiss museum, British police said Saturday. The vase, which dates to the Yongle period of the Ming...
The Stairway Goes Nowhere.
He Bought It for $32K
Aug 2, 2023 4:55 PM CDT
The Stairway Goes Nowhere. He Bought It for $32K
Only in London?
- "I don't think I've ever sold a vacant stairwell," longtime auctioneer Christopher Glenn said on Tuesday. That's now changed. A "disused" London stairwell has sold for about $32,000 at auction, the
reports. The four-story stairwell once serviced the then-office building it was...
In Days Before
She Died, Sinead
Jul 27, 2023 9:45 AM CDT
In Days Before She Died, Sinead Posted About Late Son
London cops say singer's death isn't suspicious; O'Connor remained distraught over death of teen
- A cause of death still hasn't been revealed for Irish singer Sinead O'Connor, who died Wednesday at age 56 in London, but cops there now say it wasn't a suspicious one, report the BBC and CNN . Per Metropolitan Police, O'Connor was found shortly before noon local...
2nd Girl Dies After
SUV Crashes Into
Jul 10, 2023 1:20 AM CDT
2nd Girl Dies After SUV Crashes Into End-of-School Party
A second 8-year-old child died days after the crash
- The crash of an SUV into a London elementary school's end-of-year party has claimed another life. Nuria Sajjad, 8, died Sunday, according to a statement from her family. "Nuria was the light of our lives. She embodied joy, kindness and generosity and she was loved by all around...
Kevin Spacey Faces His Jury
Jun 28, 2023 9:09 AM CDT
Kevin Spacey Faces His Jury
Sex assault trial begins at London's Southwark Crown Court
- Kevin Spacey looked calm as he arrived at London's Southwark Crown Court on Wednesday to face charges that could see him jailed for life. The Oscar-winning actor, who smiled and waved at reporters, has said he is confident he'll be cleared of all 12 sex offense charges related...
In Video, Soldier Who Fainted
Tries to Keep Playing Trombone
Jun 12, 2023 2:30 AM CDT
In Video, Soldier Who Fainted Tries to Keep Playing Trombone
2 others also fainted while rehearsing for King Charles' birthday celebration
- As soldiers rehearsed in London Saturday for King Charles' upcoming birthday parade, one of them fainted—but got back up and tried to continue playing the trombone. He was soon escorted away to get checked out,
reports. The Massed Bands of the Household Division will perform next weekend at...
'Second River Thames'
Built Below London
Jun 11, 2023 3:20 PM CDT
'Second River Thames' Built Below London
Massive project will take pressure off 19th-century sewer system
- The River Thames is a cleaner river than it was a few decades ago—and far cleaner than it was in Victorian times, when survivors of a shipwreck on the outskirts of London died from ingesting polluted water—but there's still plenty of room for improvement. That's the...
Man With Knife Attacked
Benedict Cumberbatch's Home
May 30, 2023 10:10 AM CDT
Man With Knife Attacked Benedict Cumberbatch's Home
Actor and his family were home and 'absolutely terrified,' source says
- Actor Benedict Cumberbatch, his wife Sophie Hunter, and their three young children were inside their north London home when a man kicked through the iron garden gate, threw a plant at the garden wall, and took a knife to the property's intercom system. "I know you've moved...
King Charles Offers Surprise
Tribute to Tina Turner
May 29, 2023 1:09 PM CDT
King Charles Offers Surprise Tribute to Tina Turner
Band performs 'The Best' during changing of the guard outside Buckingham Palace
- If you can't get enough of the tributes honoring Tina Turner , who died at age 83 after a long illness, here's one more, courtesy of King Charles III. Each day, visitors outside London's Buckingham Palace are treated to the changing of the guard, a 45-minute ceremony in...
King Charles III Notches
a First at Coronation
May 6, 2023 7:08 AM CDT
King Charles III Notches a First at Coronation
No other UK monarch has prayed aloud at their own crowning ceremony before
- It was an event decades in the making. King Charles III was crowned Saturday in a ceremony rife with pageantry, using a blueprint that "has stayed much the same for more than 1,000 years," notes CNN . After a procession in a golden carriage to Westminster Abbey, the...
May 6, 2023 5:30 AM CDT
'Operation Golden Orb' Has Begun
Coronation of King Charles III, wife Camilla kicks off in London
- King Charles III is being crowned Saturday at Westminster Abbey, in a ceremony built on ancient traditions, at a time when the monarchy faces an uncertain future. More than 2,000 guests, thousands of troops, tens of thousands of spectators, and a smattering of protesters converged in and around the...
King Charles III Had One Last
Surprise Before Coronation
May 5, 2023 11:30 AM CDT
King Charles III Had One Last Surprise Before Coronation
Monarch shows up Friday for meet-and-greet outside Buckingham Palace, day before crowning
- King Charles III surprised a crowd of fans on Friday who'd begun gathering ahead of his coronation, assembled outside London's Buckingham Palace. The king; his eldest son, Prince William; and daughter-in-law, Kate, stopped for a walkabout to shake hands and speak briefly with the adoring throng, reports the...
Man Throwing Shotgun Shells
Arrested at Buckingham Palace
May 2, 2023 6:09 PM CDT
Man Throwing Shotgun Shells Arrested at Buckingham Palace
Authorities conducted a controlled explosion of a package in the man's possession
- A man carrying a mysterious package has been arrested for allegedly throwing suspected shotgun cartridges into the grounds of Buckingham Palace. This marks a serious security incident just days before King Charles III's coronation. The
reports the incident occurred at 7pm local time on Tuesday. It prompted an...
Ex-Cop Who 'Brazenly Raped'
a Dozen Women Gets Life
Feb 7, 2023 1:02 PM CST
Ex-Cop Who 'Brazenly Raped' a Dozen Women Gets Life
David Carrick was one of UK's worst serial rapists, involved in attacks that spanned 17 years
- An ex-London police officer was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison with a minimum term of 30 years for raping and sexually assaulting a dozen women over a 17-year period. David Carrick, 48, formerly of the Metropolitan Police, admitted last month he was a serial rapist in what prosecutors described...
London Police Officer
Admits 24 Rapes
Jan 16, 2023 6:40 PM CST
London Police Officer Admits 24 Rapes
David Carrick is one of UK's worst sex offenders
- A serving officer in London's Metropolitan Police is guilty of so many crimes, including 24 counts of rape, that he ranks among Britain's worst sex offenders—and authorities said more victims could still come forward. David Carrick has pleaded guilty to more than 80 offenses covered in 49...
Only One US City
Makes Top 10
Dec 17, 2022 9:30 AM CST
Only One US City Makes Top 10 Travel Destinations
New York squeaks in at No. 10 on Euromonitor International's list; Paris comes in at No. 1
- Recovery from the pandemic for the travel industry is a work in progress, but inbound arrivals around the world increased by more than 80% this year in terms of numbers of trips, CNN notes. That means people are breaking out their passports again, and some cities are drawing travelers in...
Runaway Orbs Cause
Chaos in London
Nov 3, 2022 12:39 PM CDT
Runaway Orbs Cause Chaos in London
Giant balls that broke away from art installation in high winds made for a surreal scene
- When Morrissey sang about "panic on the streets of London," we imagine he likely wasn't envisioning giant orbs bouncing down the thoroughfares, wreaking havoc on traffic. But that's exactly what happened earlier this week, when a pair of enormous balls broke free of an art installation...
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