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Woman with Down syndrome loses UK abortion law challenge

Sep. 23, 2021 07:18 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A woman with Down syndrome lost a court challenge against the British government Thursday over a law allowing the abortion up until birth of a fetus with the condition. Heidi Crowter, 26, and two others took the Department of Health and Social Care to...

UK approves vaccines for 12-15s, aims to avoid lockdowns

Sep. 13, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain decided Monday to follow other countries in offering coronavirus vaccines to children 12 and up, as the government gambled that expanded vaccination and mild tweaks to social behavior can avert the need for lockdowns in the winter. Vaccinations for...

Concerns rise over UK flu outbreak amid vaccine delays

Sep. 04, 2021 06:40 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — One of the U.K.’s largest suppliers of seasonal influenza vaccines warned Saturday that there could be delivery delays of up to two weeks as a result of a shortage of truck drivers. In a statement that has accentuated concerns about the potential scale...

Report: Child sex abuse found across major UK religions

Sep. 02, 2021 09:41 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — An inquiry investigating child sexual abuse in a wide range of religious organizations and settings in England on Thursday found “shocking failures” in how many religions handled abuse allegations, with victim-blaming and abuse of power by religious leaders often...

Americans overwhelm GB&I in singles to win Curtis Cup

Aug. 28, 2021 12:41 PM EDT

CONWY, Wales (AP) — Top-ranked amateur Rose Zhang capped off an unbeaten week as the Americans won six of the eight singles matches Saturday to beat Great Britain & Ireland in the Curtis Cup. Zhang went 4-0-1 for the week at Conwy Golf Club, finishing with a 1-up...

Americans rally to tie Great Britain & Ireland in Curtis Cup

Aug. 27, 2021 15:17 PM EDT

CONWY, Wales (AP) — Rose Zhang won both her matches and Allisen Corpuz delivered a big run of birdies Friday as the Americans rallied from a three-point deficit to forge a tie going into the final session of the Curtis Cup. One day after Great Britain & Ireland won...

GB&I builds 3-point lead after opening day at Curtis Cup

Aug. 26, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

CONWY, Wales (AP) — Annabell Fuller and Caley McGinty were part of two winning matches Thursday as Great Britain & Ireland jumped out to a 4 1/2-1 1/2 lead over the Americans after the first round of the Curtis Cup. Hannah Darling teamed with Fuller in fourballs to...

Olympics latest reminder of down year for South Koreans

Aug. 10, 2021 11:49 AM EDT

KAWAGOE, Japan (AP) — The LPGA Tour is about two-thirds of the way through its season, and the last of the five majors is next week in Scotland. Missing thus far is the usual dominance of South Korea. The Olympics was the latest reminder of that. ...

More evidence emerges of improving COVID backdrop in UK

Aug. 06, 2021 13:27 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Further evidence emerged on Friday to show that the latest outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in the U.K. has eased, with the number of people testing positive for COVID-19 falling across most parts of the country. In its weekly survey of the levels of...

EXPLAINER: The Olympic soccer team that doesn't quite exist

Jul. 25, 2021 15:36 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — It was Caroline Weir’s hesitancy about a seemingly innocuous question that piqued curiosity about the British soccer team at the Olympics: Would she sing Britain’s national anthem “God Save the Queen” in Japan? “Just for certain reasons,” she...