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Beattie continues storied career with Bay FC in the NWSL

Feb. 02, 2024 13:37 PM EST

Defender Jen Beattie has a list accomplishments she can point to across her lengthy soccer career: She scored a goal for Scotland in the Women's World Cup, served as a television pundit and she was honored as a Member of the Order of the British Empire by Prince William. Perhaps most...

Teary ex-Scottish leader admits to feeling 'overwhelmed' during COVID-19 pandemic

Jan. 31, 2024 11:16 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The former Scottish leader in office during the COVID-19 pandemic choked up Wednesday as she admitted to a public inquiry into the outbreak that she sometimes doubted whether she wanted to be first minister at such a consequential time. Nicola Sturgeon told the United...

Today in History: January 31, US enters space age with launch of first satellite

Jan. 31, 2024 00:04 AM EST

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Jan. 31, the 31st day of 2024. There are 335 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 31, 1958, the United States entered the Space Age with its first successful launch of a satellite, Explorer...

Storm Isha's rain and winds are expected to batter parts of the UK and Ireland and disrupt travel

Jan. 21, 2024 22:57 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain and Ireland braced Sunday as Storm Isha unleashed rain and potentially deadly winds that were expected to batter a wide swath of land and disrupt travel into the start of the work week. The Met Office, the national weather service, issued an unusual blanket...

A refugee bear from a bombed-out Ukraine zoo finds a new home in Scotland

Jan. 12, 2024 16:13 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — An unlikely refugee from the war in Ukraine — a rare Asiatic black bear — arrived at his new home in Scotland on Friday and quickly took to a meal of cucumbers and watermelon. The 12-year-old Yampil was named for a village in the Donetsk region where he was one of...

Storm Gerrit disrupts trains and leaves thousands without power as it batters northern UK

Dec. 28, 2023 17:43 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — A storm that battered the U.K. with high winds and heavy snow and rain damaged houses, canceled trains and left thousands of people without electricity on Thursday across Scotland and parts of northern England. Workers faced wind speeds of 80 miles (128 kilometers)...

Post-flight feast: Study suggests reindeer vision evolved to spot favorite food

Dec. 23, 2023 00:04 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer may have millions of carrots set out for him on Christmas Eve, but what about the rest of the year? Finding food in a cold, barren landscape is challenging, but researchers from Dartmouth College in New Hampshire and the...

Strong winds from Storm Pia disrupt holiday travel in the UK as Eurostar hit by unexpected strike

Dec. 21, 2023 12:26 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — High winds from Storm Pia on Thursday grounded flights in parts of the U.K., suspended train service and stopped Scottish ferries in a preview of holiday travel disruptions likely to hit northern Europe as the storm moved east. Meanwhile, in a development unrelated...

Scottish court upholds UK decision to block Scotland's landmark gender-recognition bill

Dec. 08, 2023 12:31 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Scotland’s highest civil court on Friday upheld the British government’s move to block a landmark gender-recognition law passed by the Scottish parliament, underscoring the growing divide over local control of legislation in the nations of the United Kingdom. The...

Titleholder Italy joins Spain, Croatia in tough group at Euro 2024. Host Germany opens vs Scotland

Dec. 02, 2023 16:32 PM EST

HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Italy and Spain will add to their storied European Championship rivalry next year, after the defending champion and two-time recent winner were drawn together in a tough group with World Cup semifinalist Croatia and Albania on Saturday. Euro 2020 winner...