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Retired Illinois priest faces deportation over illegal vote

Sep. 20, 2018 1:45 PM EDT

GODFREY, Ill. (AP) — A retired Episcopal priest in southwestern Illinois is facing deportation to his native England for what he says was mistakenly voting 12 years ago. Sixty-nine-year-old Rev. David Boase of Godfrey says his illegal voting was discovered after he applied for U.S. citizenship. He moved to...

Joshua back 'home' to face Povetkin for heavyweight titles

Sep. 20, 2018 11:34 AM EDT

This was supposed to be the week Anthony Joshua completed his whirlwind boxing journey from Olympic gold medalist to undisputed world heavyweight champion. Deontay Wilder should have been the opponent, Las Vegas potentially the venue. There was talk of $50 million being on the table. Instead, Joshua has to take a...

Meghan Markle takes mom to UK cookbook fundraiser

Sep. 20, 2018 10:35 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Meghan Markle was joined by her mother Thursday to launch a cookbook aimed at raising money for the victims of London's Grenfell Tower fire. The former actress from the United States, who married Prince Harry and is now the Duchess of Sussex, hosted the reception at Kensington Palace beside...

British police solve mystery of the 'Croydon Cat Killer'

Sep. 20, 2018 9:48 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — For years, police have sought a killer who was decapitating cats across a south London district. Now police say the Croydon Cat Killer has been identified — as a deadly but not homicidal combination of cars and foxes. Since 2015, police have received hundreds of reports of cats found...

Sluggish Tottenham under scrutiny after 3 straight losses

Sep. 20, 2018 6:14 AM EDT

Tottenham had more players in the World Cup semifinals than any other team. It also was the only Premier League club to not sign anyone in the European transfer window. As Mauricio Pochettino's sluggish side stumbles in the first busy period of the season, those factors might be starting to show. Tottenham has...

Fukunaga to direct next James Bond film for release in 2020

Sep. 20, 2018 5:59 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — American filmmaker Cary Joji Fukunaga is replacing Danny Boyle as director of the next James Bond movie, producers announced Thursday. Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and star Daniel Craig said the still-untitled Bond 25 will start filming at London's Pinewood Studios on March 4, and will...

No Ronaldo? No problem for Madrid, Juventus in Champs League

Sep. 19, 2018 7:05 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Real Madrid managed to win easily in the Champions League without Cristiano Ronaldo. So did Juventus, after its superstar signing was tearfully sent off within 30 minutes. Three-time defending champion Madrid eased to a 3-0 win over Roma on Wednesday, with Francisco "Isco" Alarcon scoring...

Inquest hears attacker near UK Parliament had violent past

Sep. 19, 2018 12:41 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — An inquest into the death of five people in an extremist attack last year on the British parliament has heard that the attacker had a history of violence and heavy drinking and had told his children he planned to die fighting for God. Khalid Masood killed four people on Westminster Bridge in...

UK police: possible hate crime outside Muslim center; 3 hurt

Sep. 19, 2018 9:26 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British police are investigating a possible hate crime after a car hit pedestrians near a Muslim community center, injuring three people. Police were called early Wednesday morning after a confrontation developed between four people in a car and a large group of people visiting a Muslim...

BMW moves annual shutdown to guard against Brexit disruption

Sep. 18, 2018 10:33 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — BMW says it is scheduling a weeks-long shutdown of its Mini plant in England to coincide with Brexit as insurance against supply hiccups from a disorderly British departure from the European Union. The German automaker says annual maintenance at its Cowley factory will begin April 1 —...