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The Latest: UK's May scrambles to win over Brexit critics

Mar. 24, 2019 7:57 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's debate over leaving the European Union (all times local): 9 p.m. Embattled Prime Minister Theresa May is scrambling to win over adversaries to her Brexit withdrawal plan as key Cabinet ministers denied media reports that they were plotting to oust her. May spent Sunday...

UK PM May faces heavy pressure to step down to save Brexit

Mar. 24, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Embattled Prime Minister Theresa May was scrambling Sunday to win over adversaries to her Brexit withdrawal plan as key Cabinet ministers denied media reports that they were plotting to oust her. May spent the afternoon ensconced in a crisis meeting at her country residence Chequers with...

France shows Britons splendor of citizenship as Brexit looms

Mar. 24, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Catherine Norris Trent, a British citizen who has lived in Paris since 2007, rushed to become French before her native country left the European Union. She worried Brexit might force her to leave her French partner and their two young children. While the EU has promised to allow Britons living...

Today in History

Mar. 24, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, March 24, the 83rd day of 2019. There are 282 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 24, 2015, Germanwings Flight 9525, an Airbus A320, crashed into the French Alps, killing all 150 people on board; investigators said the jetliner was deliberately downed by...

The Latest: Protesters in London demand halt to Brexit

Mar. 23, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 9 p.m. Anti-Brexit protesters flooded into central London by the hundreds of thousands, demanding that Britain's Conservative-led government hold a new referendum on whether Britain should leave the European Union. The "People's Vote March" on Saturday...

Edwards retains WBC flyweight belt with unanimous win

Mar. 23, 2019 7:36 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Charlie Edwards retained his WBC flyweight title by beating former sparring partner Angel Moreno by unanimous decision at the Copper Box Arena on Saturday. Edwards' first defense of the belt he won from Cristofer Rosales three months ago was easier than expected in his home ring. Edwards...

Streisand apologizes for remarks on Michael Jackson accusers

Mar. 23, 2019 6:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Barbra Streisand apologized Saturday for her remarks about Michael Jackson and two men who have accused him of sexual abuse, saying that she should have chosen her words more carefully and that she admires the accusers for "speaking their truth." Streisand had received bitter criticism...

Anti-Brexit marchers flood into London, demand new vote

Mar. 23, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Anti-Brexit protesters flooded into central London by the hundreds of thousands on Saturday, demanding that Britain's Conservative-led government hold a new referendum on whether Britain should leave the European Union. The "People's Vote March" snaked from Park Lane and other locations to...

The Latest: Streisand apologizes for Jackson comments

Mar. 23, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Barbra Streisand's comments about the sexual abuse allegations against Michael Jackson (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Barbra Streisand is apologizing outright for her comments about sexual abuse allegations against Michael Jackson. She said in a second statement Saturday that...

The Latest: US commander: IS fighters could 're-emerge'

Mar. 23, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — The Latest on the battle against the Islamic State group in Syria (all times local): 10:25 p.m. The U.S.-led coalition in Syria and Iraq says the victory of the Syrian Democratic Forces over the Islamic State's self-declared caliphate does not mean that violent extremism is over. The...