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'McQueen' examines career of a brilliant, troubled designer

Jul. 17, 2018 7:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The London fashion world didn't know quite what hit it when Alexander McQueen's disheveled models staggered down the runway at his 1995 "Highland Rape" show, their Scottish-inspired clothing ripped to expose breasts and nether regions. It was exactly the reaction that McQueen, then in his...

UK's May faces down revolt over Brexit trade bill

Jul. 17, 2018 4:40 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May faced down more rebellion Tuesday over her plans for the country's exit from the European Union, as lawmakers narrowly rejected a measure that could have kept Britain in a customs union with the 28-nation bloc. This time, it was pro-EU lawmakers from both...

RIGHT AT HOME: Designers look skyward for inspiration

Jul. 17, 2018 9:29 AM EDT

Designer Lee Broom was vacationing at a friend's house in the Cotswolds, an idyllic bit of rural England. "I'm a city boy, brought up in the Midlands and living in London for the past 25 years, so had never really experienced that intense blanket of stars that you find on a beautiful, clear night in the...

Prince Harry, Meghan visit Nelson Mandela exhibition

Jul. 17, 2018 8:10 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have visited an exhibition in London charting the life of Nelson Mandela. Peter Hain, a former anti-apartheid campaigner and chair of the Nelson Mandela Centenary Exhibition, said it was "very fitting" for the royal couple to visit because Harry does...

London woman impaled by beach umbrella on New Jersey shore

Jul. 16, 2018 11:27 PM EDT

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — Police say a London woman was impaled by a beach umbrella on the New Jersey shore. The Asbury Park Press reports 67-year-old Margaret Reynolds was at Seaside Heights Monday afternoon when part of the umbrella pierced her right ankle and was driven completely through due to the...

British PM accepts key amendments from hardline Brexiteers

Jul. 16, 2018 5:30 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday accepted amendments to a customs bill put forward by Brexit hardliners who oppose her plan for a "common rule book" with the European Union after the country leaves the bloc. Even with those unwanted concessions, the government only barely won a...

Joshua to fight Povetkin in London in September

Jul. 16, 2018 7:26 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Anthony Joshua will defend his WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight titles against Alexander Povetkin of Russia in London on Sept. 22. Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn on Monday confirmed the fight, which will take place at Wembley Stadium. Povetkin is the mandatory challenger to the WBA title. The...

The Latest: Pussy Riot charged in protest at World Cup final

Jul. 15, 2018 6:52 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 1:43 a.m. Authorities in Moscow have charged members of the punk protest group Pussy Riot with "violation of spectators' rights" and illegally wearing police symbols when they ran onto the field during the World Cup final. The Interfax...

Laura Davies cruises to victory in US Senior Women's Open

Jul. 15, 2018 5:37 PM EDT

WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — Laura Davies immediately recognized the significance of having her name inscribed on the first U.S. Senior Women's Open trophy. It might be a long time before anyone secures the title as emphatically as Davies did. Davies went virtually unchallenged in Sunday's final round of the...

The Latest: Melichar, Peya win Wimbledon mixed doubles title

Jul. 15, 2018 3:44 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Nicole Melichar and Alexander Peya became Grand Slam champions for the first time by winning the Wimbledon mixed doubles title. The 11th-seeded pair defeated defending champion Jamie Murray and his new partner Victoria Azarenka 7-6 (1),...