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People watch waves and rough seas pound against the harbour wall at Porthcawl in Wales, as Storm Dennis sweeps across the country, Saturday Feb. 15, 2020.  Enormous waves  are churning across the North Atlantic as Britain braces for a second straight weekend of wild winter weather and flooding. (Ben Birchall/PA via AP)

UK faces another fierce storm; 2 found dead in rough seas

Feb. 15, 2020 6:52 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Rescuers pulled two male bodies from rough seas off the coast of southeast England and military personnel mobilized to help build flood barriers Saturday as a second straight weekend of stormy weather wreaked havoc across Britain. The fourth named storm of the season, dubbed Dennis by...

Chocolate bars that may contain milk being recalled

Feb. 13, 2020 3:45 PM EST

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan company is recalling about 1,900 bars of chocolate that may contain milk that's not listed in the ingredients. Grand Rapids-based Gourmet International on Thursday issued an allergy alert for Butlers Irish Whiskey Dark Chocolate 3.5-ounce tablet bars. The chocolate...

Supporters of Paul McIntyre protest outside Londonderry Magistrates' Court, where he is appearing charged with the murder of journalist Lyra McKee, in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. A 52-year-old man appeared in court in Northern Ireland on Thursday in connection with the murder of Lyra McKee, a journalist shot dead during a riot involving Irish Republican Army dissidents last year. Paul McIntyre has been charged with murder, though police say they believe several people were involved and they are still seeking “evidence to bring the gunman to justice.” (Brian Lawless/PA via AP)

Man in court over killing of N Ireland journalist Lyra McKee

Feb. 13, 2020 10:41 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A 52-year-old man appeared in court Thursday in Northern Ireland in connection with the killing of Lyra McKee, a journalist shot dead during a riot involving Irish Republican Army dissidents last year. Paul McIntyre has been charged with murder, although police say they believe several people...

Man charged with murder of N Ireland journalist Lyra McKee

Feb. 12, 2020 12:51 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Police in Northern Ireland charged a 52-year-old man on Wednesday with murdering Lyra McKee, a journalist shot dead during a riot involving Irish Republican Army dissidents last year. The killing of McKee caused widespread shock in a region still scarred by decades of violence known as the...

FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday Oct. 23, 2019, Police forensic officers attend the scene after a truck was found to contain a large number of dead bodies, in Grays, South England.  Police said Tuesday Feb. 11, 2020, that a provisional postmortem examination of 39 bodies found inside this shipping container in England concluded that the victims from Vietnam died of a combination of insufficient oxygen and overheating in a closed space.  Police said Feb. 11, they are continuing to make progress in a complex investigation. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, FILE)

Suspect in migrant truck deaths can fight extradition to UK

Feb. 12, 2020 7:00 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A truck driver wanted over the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants found in a refrigerated container near London won a delay Wednesday to his extradition from Ireland to the U.K. At Dublin's High Court, Judge Donald Binchy ruled that 23-year-old Eamonn Harrison can appeal against an order that...

FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday Oct. 23, 2019, Police forensic officers attend the scene after a truck was found to contain a large number of dead bodies, in Grays, South England.  Police said Tuesday Feb. 11, 2020, that a provisional postmortem examination of 39 bodies found inside this shipping container in England concluded that the victims from Vietnam died of a combination of insufficient oxygen and overheating in a closed space.  Police said Feb. 11, they are continuing to make progress in a complex investigation. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, FILE)

Vietnam truck victims died of lack oxygen, overheating

Feb. 11, 2020 2:16 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Provisional postmortem examinations of 39 bodies found inside a shipping container in southeast England concluded the victims from Vietnam died of a combination of a lack of oxygen and overheating in a closed space, police said Tuesday. The bodies were found Oct. 23 in the English town of...

Sinn Féin's President Mary Lou McDonald addresses the media in Dublin, as Sinn Féin's David Cullinane looks on, in Dublin, Ireland, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. Ireland braced for weeks of political uncertainty Monday after an earth-shaking election that saw the Irish Republican Army-linked party Sinn Fein — long shunned by its bigger rivals — take the largest share of votes. (Niall Carson/PA via AP)

Ireland faces wrangling as Sinn Fein aims to form government

Feb. 11, 2020 5:37 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Final results in Ireland’s general election show three parties in a virtual tie for seats, signalling weeks of tense negotiations ahead to form a coalition government. With all votes counted Tuesday, the center-right Fianna Fail party had 38 seats in the 160-seat Dail, the lower house...

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street in London, to attend the weekly Prime Minister's Questions at the Houses of Parliament, in London, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

A bridge too far? UK looks at linking Scotland, N Ireland

Feb. 10, 2020 12:56 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The British government said Monday it is seriously studying the feasibility of a bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland, an audacious idea that has been floated by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Johnson’s spokesman, James Slack, said the proposal was being taken seriously and...

Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald celebrates with supporters after topping the poll in Dublin central at the RDS count centre in Dublin, Ireland, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

Irish election produces an earthquake as Sinn Fein tops poll

Feb. 10, 2020 12:54 PM EST

DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland braced for weeks of political uncertainty Monday after an earth-shaking election that saw the Irish Republican Army-linked party Sinn Fein — long shunned by its bigger rivals — take the largest share of votes. In a surge that upended Ireland’s traditional...

Waves lash the coast on the Ayrshire coast at Ardrossan, Scotland, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. Trains, flights and ferries have been cancelled and weather warnings issued across the United Kingdom and in northern Europe as the storm with winds expected to reach hurricane levels batters the region. (Andrew Milligan/PA via AP)

Hurricane-force winds pound UK and Europe, upend travel

Feb. 10, 2020 2:10 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Storm Ciara battered the U.K. and northern Europe with hurricane-force winds and heavy rains Sunday, halting flights and trains and producing heaving seas that closed down ports. Soccer games, farmers' markets and cultural events were canceled as authorities urged millions of people to stay...