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Man pleads guilty to assaulting England's top doctor in park

Jul. 30, 2021 12:17 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A man who accosted England’s Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty in a London park pleaded guilty Friday to assault and was ordered to pay the scientist 100 pounds ($140). Lewis Hughes, 24, and another man filmed themselves harassing Whitty, who has become...

Women's soccer trailblazer honored by English museum

Jul. 30, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Lily Parr, whose record-setting career was overlooked when the bosses of English soccer shunned the women’s game, is now the focus of a new permanent exhibition at the National Football Museum in Manchester. The display is part of an effort to mark the...

UK man sentenced to 5 years for string of cat killings

Jul. 30, 2021 07:44 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A former security guard who knifed nine cats to death in night-time attacks in the English seaside city of Brighton was sentenced Friday to more than five years in prison. Steve Bouquet, 54, was convicted of attacking 16 cats, nine of them fatally, between...

UK lawmakers say conditions for Channel migrants 'shocking'

Jul. 30, 2021 06:01 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers say they found “shocking conditions” at a facility for people arriving in England on small boats, with babies and small children among dozens packed into a small room in the port town of Dover. Parliament’s Home Affairs Committee...

Olympic women's boxing is bigger, deeper, better in Tokyo

Jul. 29, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — About 15 minutes after Nesthy Petecio clinched the Philippines' first-ever medal in Olympic women's boxing, Irma Testa laughed with joy when she achieved the same history for Italy. When Sena Irie also clinched Japan's landmark first women's boxing medal a...

World pledges $4B in push to repair COVID's education damage

Jul. 29, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — International governments and companies have pledged more than $4 billion to educate 175 million children around the world and prevent a generation’s chances being blighted by the coronavirus pandemic. The commitments came Thursday at a conference in...

Spanish ex-king's former lover accuses him of harassment

Jul. 29, 2021 09:20 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The former lover of Spain’s King Emeritus Juan Carlos has filed a lawsuit with a British court accusing him of spying on her, the latest twist in a financial scandal plaguing the ex-monarch. The London-based High Court said Wednesday that Corinna Larsen,...

Hillsborough victim dies 32 years after UK stadium disaster

Jul. 29, 2021 09:18 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A British man who died 32 years after being caught in a crush of soccer fans at an overcrowded Hillsborough Stadium has been recorded as the 97th victim of the 1989 tragedy. Andrew Devine was badly injured in a crush of Liverpool fans at the stadium in...

Today in History

Jul. 29, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, July 29, the 210th day of 2021. There are 155 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 29, 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space...

Britain ends quarantine for vaccinated visitors from US, EU

Jul. 28, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Fully vaccinated travelers from the United States and much of Europe will be able to enter Britain without quarantining starting next week, U.K. officials said Wednesday — a move welcomed by Britain’s ailing travel industry. The British government said...