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I robot? Ian McEwan tells android tale in 'Machines Like Me'

Apr. 23, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Ian McEwan is fascinated by artificial intelligence. His new novel, "Machines Like Me," features a lifelike android with access to all human knowledge who writes haiku poetry. In real life, the Booker Prize-winning author is conflicted. He'd be wary of owning a driverless car — "I...

Review: Erin Kelly's new novel staggers at an asylum

Apr. 22, 2019 10:04 AM EDT

"Stone Mothers: a Novel" (Minotaur), by Erin Kelly An imposing former mental asylum reconfigured as a high-end spa and apartment building looms over a remote England town and over the life of Marianne Thackeray in this gothic-inspired thriller that languishes in over-plotting. At one time, Nazareth Mental...

Today in History

Apr. 8, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, April 8, the 98th day of 2019. There are 267 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 8, 1994, Kurt Cobain, singer and guitarist for the grunge band Nirvana, was found dead in Seattle from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound; he was 27. On this date:...

With Brexit, Britain is in crisis and not for the first time

Apr. 5, 2019 9:54 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Few would argue that Britain is in what is often referred to as a bit of a pickle. A crisis in fact, undoubtedly of historic proportions. With the country mired in confusion and recrimination over how to leave the European Union, many of Britain's centuries-old institutions have clogged up,...

Theresa May is latest Conservative leader swamped by Europe

Mar. 28, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Theresa May is set to join the ranks of Conservative prime ministers whose time in office has been overwhelmed — and cut short — by the issue of Europe. Ever since Edward Heath took the U.K. into what was then the European Economic Community in 1973, the Conservative Party has...

English beat founder 'Ranking Roger' Charlery dies at 56

Mar. 27, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Musician "Ranking Roger" Charlery, singer with ska band The English Beat, has died at the age of 56. The band says Charlery died Tuesday "peacefully at his home surrounded by family." He suffered a stroke last year and had recently been diagnosed with two brain tumors and lung cancer. Formed...

The Latest: Protesters in London demand halt to Brexit

Mar. 23, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 9 p.m. Anti-Brexit protesters flooded into central London by the hundreds of thousands, demanding that Britain's Conservative-led government hold a new referendum on whether Britain should leave the European Union. The "People's Vote March" on Saturday...

Statue of divisive Polish priest removed from Gdansk square

Mar. 8, 2019 7:33 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Workers in the Polish city of Gdansk dismantled Friday a statue of the late Solidarity-era priest, Henryk Jankowski, following allegations he sexually abused minors. Councilors in the city voted Thursday to have the statue removed, and to have the name of the square where it stood...