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Justin Rushbrooke QC who is representing Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex arrives at the High Court in London, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. The next stage in the Duchess of Sussex's legal action against a British newspaper over its publication of a

Meghan's lawyers deny she cooperated with royal book authors

Sep. 21, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Lawyers for a British newspaper publisher that's being sued for invasion of privacy by the Duchess of Sussex argued Monday that she made personal information public by cooperating with the authors of a book about her relationship with Prince Harry. Her lawyers deny the claim. The former...

FILE - In this July 17, 2020 file photo, Britain's Queen Elizabeth smiles after awarding Captain Sir Thomas Moore his knighthood during a ceremony at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England. The former British colony of Barbador, once known as “Little England,” announced Tuesday, Sept. 15, that it plans to replace the monarch with its own head of state in time for next year’s 55th independence anniversary. (AP Photo/Chris Jackson, File)

Barbados seeks to drop Queen Elizabeth II as head of state

Sep. 16, 2020 5:29 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has eight realms in the Caribbean, but Barbados no longer wants to be part of that kingdom. The former British colony once known as “Little England” announced it plans to replace the monarch with its own head of state in time for next...

FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2013, file photo, John Fahey, president of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), speaks during a news conference in Johannesburg, South Africa. Fahey, a former president of the World Anti-Doping Agency and a key player in getting the 2000 Summer Olympics for Sydney, has died. He was 75. New South Wales state government officials on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, confirmed Fahey's death. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)

Former World Anti-Doping Agency chief John Fahey dies at 75

Sep. 12, 2020 12:27 AM EDT

John Fahey had an impressive career in Australian politics and international sport. There were few people, if any, who had a bad word to say about him, a testimony to the New Zealand-born Fahey's genteel and always understanding demeanor. Fahey, a former president of the World Anti-Doping Agency and a key player...

Today in History

Sep. 9, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Sept. 9, the 253rd day of 2020. There are 113 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 9, 1776, the second Continental Congress made the term “United States” official, replacing “United Colonies.” On this date: In...

FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2020 file photo, a general view of Frogmore Cottage on the Home Park Estate, Windsor. Prince Harry has repaid 2.4 million pounds ($3.2 million) in British taxpayers’ money that was used to renovate the home intended for him and his wife Meghan before they gave up royal duties. A spokesman on Monday, Sept. 7, 2020 Harry has made a contribution to the Sovereign Grant, the public money that goes to the royal family. (Steve Parsons/PA via AP, file)

Prince Harry repays taxpayer money for UK home renovation

Sep. 7, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry has repaid 2.4 million pounds ($3.2 million) in British taxpayers’ money that was used to renovate the home in Windsor intended for him and his wife Meghan before they gave up royal duties and moved to California. A spokesman for the couple said Monday that Harry had made...

Today in History

Sep. 5, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Sept. 5, the 249th day of 2020. There are 117 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 5, 1972, the Palestinian group Black September attacked the Israeli Olympic delegation at the Munich Games, killing 11 Israelis and a police officer. German...

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2020, file photo, Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex leave Canada House in London. Six months after detangling their work lives from the British royal family, the couple have signed a multiyear deal with Netflix. According to a statement Wednesday, they plan to produce nature series, documentaries and children’s programming through a new production company. The two recently relocated to Santa Barbara, California, with baby Archie.  (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)

Prince Harry and Meghan sign production deal with Netflix

Sep. 2, 2020 12:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have a new home: Netflix. Six months after detangling their work lives from the British royal family, Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, have signed a multiyear deal to produce nature series, documentaries and children's programming for the streamer, according...

FILE - In this July 31, 2012 file photo, United States' Michael Phelps poses with his gold medal for the men's 4x200-meter freestyle relay swimming final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.  (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

In 2012, Bolt, Phelps cemented legendary status at Olympics

Aug. 17, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — In the end, 2012 wasn’t the last Olympics to see Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps. It was the Summer Games where their legendary status was cemented. Bolt became the first athlete to win both sprints at consecutive Olympics. The Jamaican track sensation electrified the Olympic Stadium in...

FILE - Actress Elizabeth Debicki poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'The Burnt Orange Heresy' at the 76th edition of the Venice Film Festival, Venice, Italy, in a Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 file photo.  Elizabeth Debicki will play the Princess of Wales in seasons five and six of “The Crown,” the Netflix series announced Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)

Elizabeth Debicki to play Princess Diana on 'The Crown'

Aug. 16, 2020 3:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — “The Crown” has found its Princess Diana. Elizabeth Debicki will play the Princess of Wales in seasons five and six of “The Crown,” the Netflix series announced Sunday. Debicki will join a new cast for the series that includes Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth,...

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson greets veteran Bill Redston following the national service of remembrance marking the 75th anniversary of V-J Day at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, England, Saturday Aug. 15, 2020. Following the surrender of the Nazis on May 8, 1945, V-E Day, Allied troops carried on fighting the Japanese until an armistice was declared on Aug. 15, 1945. (Anthony Devlin/PA via AP)

UK remembers Far East war on 75th anniversary of V-J Day

Aug. 15, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. marked the 75th anniversary of the defeat of Japan in World War II on Saturday, with Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip leading tributes to those who fought during the six-year campaign. In a special message on Victory over Japan Day, the queen and Philip offered their...