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Today in History

Jul. 29, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, July 29, the 210th day of 2021. There are 155 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 29, 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space...

Britain ends quarantine for vaccinated visitors from US, EU

Jul. 28, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Fully vaccinated travelers from the United States and much of Europe will be able to enter Britain without quarantining starting next week, U.K. officials said Wednesday — a move welcomed by Britain’s ailing travel industry. The British government said...

Woman convicted of swapping pebbles for gems in London heist

Jul. 28, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A woman who secretly swapped seven pebbles for 4.2 million pounds ($5.7 million) worth of diamonds has been sent to prison for her role in the audacious heist at a luxury jewelry store in London’s tony Mayfair district. Lulu Lakatos, 60, was sentenced...

UK journalist sued by Russian billionaire over Putin book

Jul. 28, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A British journalist and her publisher contested a defamation claim in a London court on Wednesday from billionaire Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich over a book about the rise of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Catherine Belton’s book...

Spanish ex-king's former lover accuses him of harassment

Jul. 28, 2021 11:59 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The former lover of Spain’s King Emeritus Juan Carlos has filed a lawsuit with a British court accusing him of spying on her, the latest twist in a financial scandal plaguing the ex-monarch. The public relations firm representing Corinna Larsen, a...

More a molehill: Visitors slam London's new tourist 'mound'

Jul. 28, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — London’s latest tourist attraction aimed for the heights. It has fallen a bit flat. The Marble Arch Mound, an artificial hill beside one of the city’s busiest intersections, opened this week — and is already offering refunds to disappointed visitors...

Ecuadorian court revokes citizenship for Julian Assange

Jul. 27, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador has revoked the citizenship of Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks who is currently in a British prison. Ecuador’s justice system formally notified the Australian of the nullity of his naturalization in a letter that came in response...

Cardinal in Vatican fraud trial: My conscience is 'tranquil'

Jul. 27, 2021 16:03 PM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A fraud and embezzlement trial over alleged mismanagement of the Holy See’s investments began Tuesday in Vatican City, with a once-powerful cardinal among the 10 defendants saying he remains “obedient” to Pope Francis, who stripped his privileges to bring him...

UK inquiry: Children in care homes faced decades of abuse

Jul. 27, 2021 11:49 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A British public inquiry into child sexual abuse said Tuesday that hundreds of children in the care of a London authority faced “hard to comprehend” levels of abuse and neglect over several decades. The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse said...

EXPLAINER: Why Olympic beach volleyball players wear bikinis

Jul. 27, 2021 07:36 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — No, women are not required to wear bikinis to play beach volleyball at the Olympics. Yes, TV cameras do tend to linger on their glutes when they hold their hands behind their backs to pass signals to each other. And no, that’s not a problem for the...