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Today in History: June 18, Sally Ride becomes first American woman in space

Jun. 18, 2024 00:14 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, June 18, the 170th day of 2024. There are 196 days left in the year. This is Father’s Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 18, 1983, astronaut Sally K. Ride became America’s first woman in space as she and...

Police temporarily detain 8 after clash between Serbia and England fans at Euro 2024

Jun. 17, 2024 17:35 PM EDT

GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — Eight people were temporarily detained following a brawl between Serbia and England fans in Gelsenkirchen ahead of the teams' opening European Championship match, police said Monday. Authorities said the incident on Sunday was over quickly and they...

The high cost of living is still biting the UK. Many don't think the election will change anything

Jun. 17, 2024 00:22 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Dominic Watters watches his gas and electricity meter like a hawk. He topped it up a few days ago, but now there’s just 1.85 pounds ($2.40) of credit left. That may determine what kind of dinner he and his teen daughter get tonight, he says. Watters, a campaigner...

Britain's July 4 election is fast approaching. Rishi Sunak is running out of time to change the tune

Jun. 16, 2024 11:46 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — With less than three weeks until U.K. election day, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is running out of time to change an ominous tune for his Conservative Party. Sunak, who in recent days traveled to a Group of Seven summit and a Swiss conference on the Ukraine war, has...

UK government demands an explanation after police ram a runaway cow with a squad car

Jun. 15, 2024 12:44 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s interior minister on Saturday demanded an “urgent explanation” after police officers were filmed ramming a runaway cow with their car. The Surrey Police force said it had referred itself to the police ethics watchdog over the incident. ...

UK royals unite on palace balcony, with Kate back at her first public event since cancer diagnosis

Jun. 15, 2024 11:21 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain put on a display of birthday pageantry Saturday for King Charles III, a military parade that marked the Princess of Wales ’ first appearance at a public event since her cancer diagnosis early this year. The annual event was also a show of stability by the...

A timeline of recent British royal events as Kate appears in public while battling cancer

Jun. 15, 2024 10:17 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Kate, Princess of Wales, stood alongside King Charles III and other royal family members on a Buckingham Palace balcony on Saturday, making her first public appearance since she was diagnosed with cancer early this year. Her attendance at the King's Birthday Parade comes after a...

A campaigner who took on the UK Post Office joins Tracey Emin, Imelda Staunton on royal honors list

Jun. 14, 2024 17:36 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A former post office branch manager who campaigned to expose a vast miscarriage of justice has been given a knighthood by King Charles III. Alan Bates is among more than 1,000 people, including artist Tracey Emin, actress Imelda Staunton and Duran Duran singer Simon...

What happened this week in the UK election campaign, from manifesto launches to robots and Haribos

Jun. 14, 2024 11:08 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The U.K.'s general election campaign has now passed the halfway mark, and finally the main political parties have published their plans for government should they win on July 4. Beyond the carefully choreographed set piece events, there's always a potential banana...

UK Labour leader Keir Starmer says he'll end the era of 'gestures and gimmicks' if he wins power

Jun. 13, 2024 17:36 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The left-of-center politician aiming to become Britain’s prime minister in three weeks’ time said Thursday he will lead a government that’s both “pro-business and pro-worker” and restore stability after years of economic and political turmoil. ...