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Pomp in London, talks in Brussels as Brexit deadline looms

Oct. 14, 2019 9:56 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain and the European Union said Monday that divorce talks were making slow progress, as the U.K. government tried to look beyond Brexit with a wide-ranging policy platform read by Queen Elizabeth II in a pomp-filled ceremony. In terms of historical importance, the painstaking...

British man gets life for driving into people by Parliament

Oct. 14, 2019 9:37 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A man who deliberately drove his car into several people outside Britain's Parliament in a bid "to kill as many people as possible" was sentenced Monday to life imprisonment for attempted murder. During a hearing at London's Central Criminal Court, Judge Maura McGowan said Salih Khater must...

The Latest: UK to end free movement for EU citizens in 2021

Oct. 14, 2019 7:15 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 12:05 a.m. The British government says it will end free movement from the European Union in 2021 as part of post-Brexit immigration reforms. Plans for an immigration bill have been announced Monday in the Queen's Speech, which outlines the programs of...

Atwood tipped by UK bookmakers to win fiction's Booker Prize

Oct. 14, 2019 4:06 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Booker Prize winner Margaret Atwood is bookmakers' favorite to win the coveted fiction trophy for a second time Monday for "The Testaments," her follow-up to dystopian saga "The Handmaid's Tale." Atwood, who won in 2000 for "The Blind Assassin" is one of six finalists for the 50,000-pound...

A crunch Brexit week looms with drama in London and Brussels

Oct. 14, 2019 2:28 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The next seven days look set to be one of the most tumultuous weeks in more than three years of Brexit drama. Get ready for nail-biting diplomacy and high-stakes politics — with a dash of regal pomp thrown in for good measure. With Britain due to leave the EU on Oct. 31 and talks about...

The Latest: Cincinnati, Miami now NFL's only winless teams

Oct. 14, 2019 1:36 AM EDT

The Latest on the NFL's Week 6 (all times EDT): ___ 7:25 p.m. The NFL is down to just a pair of winless teams with the New York Jets and Washington Redskins finally getting their first victories of the season. Washington won the battle of winless teams by edging Miami 17-16 with the Redskins smothering a 2-point...

Sloppy Winston dooms Bucs in 37-26 loss to Panthers

Oct. 13, 2019 2:47 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Jameis Winston started the day with an interception on Tampa Bay's first play from scrimmage. He ended it staring into space following his sixth giveaway of the day. A 400-yard passing day and his 100th career TD pass were overshadowed by the kind of sloppy performance from the No. 1 overall...

McCaffrey scores 2 TDs to lead Panthers past Bucs 37-26

Oct. 13, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The way the Carolina defense kept taking the ball away, Christian McCaffrey and the Panthers offense didn't have a whole lot of work to do. McCaffrey scored two touchdowns and Carolina turned five interceptions by Jameis Winston into 17 points to give the Panthers their fourth straight...

Kenya's Brigid Kosgei sets world marathon record in Chicago

Oct. 13, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Brigid Kosgei of Kenya won the Chicago Marathon on Sunday in 2 hours, 14 minutes, 4 seconds to break the world record in the event. The 25-year-old Kosgei bested the previous mark of 2:15:25 set by Paula Radcliffe in London 16 years ago. Kosgei won in Chicago last year in 2:18:35. "I'm...

Brexit divorce talks between UK and EU go down to the wire

Oct. 13, 2019 12:43 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told Cabinet colleagues that it will require a "significant amount of work" to strike a Brexit deal with the European Union, amid signs of progress in last-minute talks but also deep-seated skepticism about the chances of an agreement. Britain is due to...