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Water, water everywhere ... most is now safe to drink in an English village after parasite outbreak

May. 18, 2024 12:39 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Most residents living near a scenic fishing village in southwestern England where a parasite in the water sickened more than 45 people were told Saturday that they could safely drink the water again. South West Water said it lifted its boil notice for most of the...

English fishing village told to boil water after a parasite outbreak sickens over 45 people

May. 17, 2024 14:35 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A scenic fishing village in southwestern England was under instructions to boil its tap water for a third day on Friday after a parasite sickened more than 45 people in the latest example of Britain's troubled water system. Around 16,000 homes and businesses in the...

An annual rich list says Paul McCartney is Britain's first billionaire musician

May. 17, 2024 10:23 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Paul McCartney is a billionaire Beatle. According to figures released Friday, the former member of the Fab Four is the first British musician to be worth 1 billion pounds ($1.27 billion). The annual Sunday Times Rich List calculated that the wealth of...

UK watchdog decides not to investigate Microsoft's AI partnership with France's Mistral

May. 17, 2024 09:08 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British regulators said Friday they don't need to open a competition investigation into Microsoft's partnership with French artificial intelligence company Mistral, a month after asking for industry feedback on the deal. Microsoft announced earlier this year that it...

Moroccan asylum-seeker gets life sentence for killing UK retiree in attack motivated by war in Gaza

May. 17, 2024 08:57 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A Moroccan asylum-seeker who stabbed a British retiree to death in revenge for Israel’s war against Hamas was sentenced Friday to at least 45 years in prison for what the judge termed a terrorist act. Ahmed Alid told police after his arrest that he’d killed...

Team captain and two other players arrested over alleged soccer match-fixing in Australia

May. 17, 2024 03:21 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Australian professional soccer was rocked Friday by accusations that the captain of A-League club Macarthur FC paid two younger teammates up to 10,000 Australian dollars ($6,600) to deliberately receive yellow cards in a scheme set up by a South American gambling connection. ...

What to stream this weekend: 'Bridgerton,' Billie Eilish and Zayn Malik albums, 'American Fiction'

May. 16, 2024 20:19 PM EDT

Billie Eilish’s third studio album, “Hit Me Hard and Soft” and the return of “Bridgerton” are some of the new television, movies, music and games headed to a device near you. Also among the streaming offerings worth your time as selected by The Associated Press’...

Archaeologists believe they've found site of Revolutionary War barracks in Virginia

May. 16, 2024 16:52 PM EDT

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Archaeologists in Virginia have uncovered what is believed to be the remains of a military barracks from the Revolutionary War, including chimney bricks and musket balls indented with soldiers' teeth. The site is on the property of Colonial Williamsburg, a...

Russia expels British defense attaché in a tit-for-tat move

May. 16, 2024 16:45 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Thursday declared Britain's defense attaché persona non grata and gave the diplomat a week to leave the country in response to London's decision to expel the Russian defense attaché earlier this month over spying allegations. Russia's Foreign Ministry...

The UK's opposition Labour Party unveils its pledges to voters in hopes of winning the next election

May. 16, 2024 07:44 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's still-undeclared election campaign stepped up a gear on Thursday when opposition Labour Party leader Keir Starme r announced the key pledges that he hopes will make him the U.K.’s next prime minister later this year. The center-left party is focusing on...