Latest Winston Churchill News

‘Bombshell’ almost died; How Charlize Theron helped saved it

Dec. 11, 2019 11:45 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was two weeks before cameras were to start rolling on a film about the sexual misconduct scandals at Fox News that ended the reign of Roger Ailes and things were rolling along smoothly. The subject matter couldn’t have been timelier. The leads, including Charlize Theron as...

Britain faces most history-shaping election since WWII

Dec. 9, 2019 3:52 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain is facing the most testing and significant period in its modern history since World War II. The polarized electorate now has a critical choice to make -- but it seems unlikely the result, whatever it may be, will heal deep and toxic divisions that could last a generation or more. ...

In a first, IBM’s computer debater faces off against itself

Nov. 22, 2019 11:41 AM EST

CAMBRIDGE, England (AP) — The chamber hushed as the debate got underway at the Cambridge Union and the teams launched into their carefully crafted opening statements. The topic - whether artificial intelligence would do more harm than good - was something each side had a big stake in because both were...

Terry O’Neill, whose images captured ‘60s London, dies at 81

Nov. 17, 2019 6:56 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British photographer Terry O’Neill, whose images captured London’s Swinging ‘60s and who created iconic portraits of Elton John, Brigitte Bardot and Winston Churchill, has died at age 81. O’Neill died Saturday at his home in London following a long battle with...

Arkansas university receives old New York Post photo archive

Nov. 16, 2019 12:48 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas university is now the home of a photo archive containing nearly a million photos of historical figures and events. The collection arrived at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville last month, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported. The archive includes photos of...

Times, actors are changing as ‘The Crown’ enters 1960s, ’70s

Nov. 15, 2019 3:49 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Crown” opens with a clever acknowledgment that time has passed for Queen Elizabeth II and taken with it the Emmy-winning actress who played her in the Netflix drama’s first two seasons. In the scene, postage stamp portraits are displayed for the monarch: one...

John Malkovich photo exhibit capitalizes on artistry

Nov. 3, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Stage and screen star John Malkovich has played many memorable roles, from his Academy Award-nominated Mr. Will in "Places in the Heart," to the devilish Vicomte de Valmont in "Dangerous Liaisons," to himself in "Being John Malkovich." But, now you can see him exposed and framed in a...

Johnson urges support for Brexit deal before knife-edge vote

Oct. 18, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson worked behind the scenes Friday to win enough support to push his new Brexit deal through the fractious British Parliament and pave the way for Britain — finally — to leave the European Union in two weeks. His message to allies and opponents alike: Approve the...