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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2017 file photo, Britain's Prince Charles, left, shakes hands with Battle of Britain veteran Wing Commander Paul Farnes, in Dover, England. One of the last remaining and most decorated Battle of Britain fighter pilots who helped protect Britain during World War II has died. The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust said Wing Commander Paul Farnes died at his home Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 at the age of 101. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP, File)

Battle of Britain fighter pilot Paul Farnes dies at 101

Jan. 30, 2020 6:32 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Paul Farnes, one of the last remaining Battle of Britain fighter pilots who helped protect the U.K. during World War II, has died. He was 101. Farnes, who was a wing commander during the war, died at his home Tuesday, the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust said late Wednesday. He had been the...

FILE - In this May 13, 1975 file photo, Edward Heath, former leader of the Conservative Party, center, with Jeremy Thorpe, leader of the Liberal Party, left, and Roy Jenkins, the Labour Party's Home Secretary at the first Britain in Europe press conference at the Waldorf Hotel in London. The referendum on Britain's membership of what was then called the European Economic Community saw a convincing majority in favor of remaining in the bloc. Following a different outcome in the referendum of June 2016, Britain is to leave what became the European Union on Jan. 31 after 47 years of membership. (AP Photo/File)

Britain's EU Journey: When it signed up, 16 years late

Jan. 22, 2020 5:17 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain officially leaves the European Union on Jan. 31 after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum. Difficult negotiations setting out the new relationship between Britain and its European neighbors will continue throughout...

FILE - In this Nov. 12, 1944 file photo, Britain's Prime Minister Winston Churchill, left, and General Charles De Gaulle, centre, salute at France's Unknown Warrior at the Arc De Triomphe in Paris. Though allies in World War II, De Gaulle twice vetoed Britain's application in the 1960s to join what was then known as the European Economic Community. Britain eventually joined in 1973 after De Gaulle's successor, Georges Pompidou, lifted France's veto. On Jan. 31, 2020, Britain is scheduled to leave what became known as the European Union. (AP Photo, File)

Britain's EU Journey: When De Gaulle said 'non' twice

Jan. 21, 2020 11:55 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain officially leaves the European Union on Jan. 31 after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum. Difficult negotiations setting out the new relationship between Britain and its European neighbors will continue throughout...

FILE - In this Friday, June 24, 2016 file photo a statue of Winston Churchill is silhouetted against the Houses of Parliament and the early morning sky in London, Friday, June 24, 2016. A day earlier, Britain had voted to leave the European Union in a referendum. On Jan. 31, 2020, Britain is scheduled to leave the EU after 47 years of membership. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

Britain's EU Journey: When Churchill urged European unity

Jan. 20, 2020 5:54 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain officially leaves the European Union on Jan. 31 after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum. Difficult negotiations setting out the new relationship between Britain and its European neighbors will continue throughout...

Text of Kentucky Gov. Beshear's State of Commonwealth speech

Jan. 14, 2020 7:43 PM EST

The prepared text of Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear's first State of the Commonwealth address, delivered Tuesday evening to lawmakers. Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the General Assembly, Lt. Governor Coleman and Chris O’Bryan, constitutional officers, our Kentucky Supreme Court, invited guests,...

FILE - At left, in a Jan. 3, 1993, file photo, Buffalo Bills cornerback Nate Odoms gets a lift from teammate Henry Jones after intercepting a pass by Warren Moon of the Houston Oilers during an overtime period of an AFC wild-card game to set up Steve Christie's game winning field goal, in Orchard Park, N.Y. At right, Bills kicker Steve Christie, right, celebrates his game-winning field goal with quarterback Frank Reich. The Bills, down 32 points, beat the Oilers 41-38. (AP Photo/John Hickey, File)

Buffalo-Houston playoff matchup conjures 'Comeback' memories

Jan. 2, 2020 2:04 PM EST

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Warren Moon occasionally gets text messages from friends whenever some TV station broadcasts what he dejectedly calls “That Game.” And each time, Moon shakes his head in dismay, as if the former quarterback would have any interest in revisiting one of the worst...

FILE - In this June 29, 1954 file photo, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill holds his hat as he arrives at the White House in Washington. Newly public document reveal that former British Prime Minister John Major was interested in renaming Heathrow Airport after wartime leader Winston Churchill but never moved forward on the idea. Documents released Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019 show that Major considered the idea in 1996 after receiving a letter urging him to drop the “stupid” name of Heathrow from the UK's busiest airport. (AP Photo/Charles Gorry, file)

Churchill Airport? Plan to rename Heathrow never moved ahead

Dec. 31, 2019 6:41 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Newly public documents reveal that former British Prime Minister John Major was interested in renaming Heathrow Airport after wartime leader Winston Churchill but never moved forward on the idea. Documents released Tuesday show that Major considered the idea in 1996 after receiving a letter...

Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock (3) throws against the Detroit Lions during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Lock driven by quotes from John Elway and Winston Churchill

Dec. 26, 2019 6:21 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Two quotes inspired Drew Lock when he was sidelined with an injured right thumb last summer. One was from John Elway, the other from Sir Winston Churchill. When Elway sat down with his rookie quarterback in late August to tell him he'd start the season on injured reserve, the...