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Late goals hurt Man City, boost Liverpool in Premier League

Apr. 10, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

One stoppage-time goal slowed Manchester City's march to the Premier League title. Another ignited Liverpool's push for the Champions League qualification positions. A day of dramatic finishes in England's top flight began with City losing 2-1 to...

Charles: Royal family 'deeply grateful' for world's support

Apr. 10, 2021 15:53 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Prince Charles offered a heartfelt tribute to his “dear Papa" on Saturday as Buckingham Palace offered the broad outlines of a royal funeral that will be attended by the family and broadcast to the world. As Queen Elizabeth II and other...

Bouquet-bearing public honors Philip, ignoring COVID warning

Apr. 10, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British authorities have implored people to stay away from royal palaces as they mourn the death of Prince Philip in this time of COVID-19, but they keep coming. Not just to honor him, but to support Queen Elizabeth II, who lost her husband of 73 years. ...

English soccer changes schedule to avoid funeral clash

Apr. 10, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — English soccer is altering its schedule to avoid a clash with the funeral of Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, on April 17. The English Football League, which runs the three divisions below the top-flight Premier League, said the matches...

Fantasy no more: Blackmore 1st woman to win Grand National

Apr. 10, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

A Hollywood fantasy turned into reality on Saturday when Rachael Blackmore became the first female jockey to win Britain's grueling Grand National horse race, breaking down one of the biggest gender barriers in sports. Blackmore, a 31-year-old Irishwoman, rode Minella...

Rachael Blackmore becomes first female jockey to win the Grand National, aboard Minella Times

Apr. 10, 2021 12:32 PM EDT
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Rachael Blackmore becomes first female jockey to win the Grand National, aboard Minella Times.

The Latest: Tweet recalls queen's loving anniversary speech

Apr. 10, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

Events and reaction from around the world to mark the death of Prince Philip at age 99: LONDON — The Twitter account of Britain's royal family has featured a tribute Queen Elizabeth II gave to Prince Philip for the couple's 50th wedding anniversary. ...

Too much? BBC gets complaints over Prince Philip coverage

Apr. 10, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The U.K.’s national broadcaster switched instantly into mourning mode when Prince Philip’s death was announced but not everyone has agreed with that BBC decision. The BBC canceled its regular programming Friday and aired special coverage hosted by...

EXPLAINER: What is behind the latest unrest in N Ireland?

Apr. 10, 2021 05:34 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Young people have hurled bricks, fireworks and gasoline bombs at police and set hijacked cars and a bus on fire during a week of violence on the streets of Northern Ireland. Police responded with rubber bullets and water cannons. The streets were calmer...

Stalled at first jab: Vaccine shortages hit poor countries

Apr. 10, 2021 02:28 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — As many as 60 countries, including some of the world’s poorest, might be stalled at the first shots of their coronavirus vaccinations because nearly all deliveries through the global program intended to help them are blocked until as late as June. COVAX,...