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05/05/2016 08:47 AM
UK votes in local elections expected to deal blow to Labour

Britons voted Thursday in local and regional elections that will choose a new mayor for London - and are expected to deal a blow to Britain's main opposition Labour Party. Voters are electing a Scottish Parliament and legislatures in Wales and Northern Ireland, as well as choosing members of many English local authorities, including a new London mayor to replace flamboyant Conservative Boris Johnson.

05/05/2016 04:39 AM
'I've never seen him before in my life': Londoners struggle to...

'You're not providing for your family... I am!' The shocking moment a Walmart customer launches a foul-mouthed tirade at a man in front of his young son for paying with food stamps 'Did you see her walk? Runway walk.

05/04/2016 05:10 AM
Graceland, home of Elvis, receives 20 millionth paid visitor

The operators of Graceland say the Memphis tourist attraction centered on the life and music of Elvis Presley has received its 20 millionth paid visitor. Elvis Presley Enterprises says CEO Jack Soden greeted the 20 millionth visitor, 31-year-old Tiffany Greenoak, at Graceland on Monday morning.

05/03/2016 01:35 PM
'Hamilton' leads Tony nods, sets record with 16 nominations

The megahit musical "Hamilton" has grabbed a record-breaking 16 Tony Award nominations, the biggest haul in Broadway history and another notch in the show's march into theatrical history. Lin-Manuel Miranda's hip-hop-flavored biography about the first U.S. treasury secretary on Tuesday broke the 15-nominations record held by "The Producers" and "Billy Elliot."

05/03/2016 09:25 AM
Remains of Captain Cook's ship likely off Rhode Island coast

Researchers are set to announce that they believe the famed ship used by the legendary explorer Captain James Cook to sail around the world is submerged somewhere in Rhode Island's Newport Harbor. The Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project will announce on Wednesday that it's 80 to 100 percent sure that the remains of the HMS Endeavour - later renamed the Lord Sandwich - is among sunken wrecks off the state's coast.

05/02/2016 04:14 PM
Countywide bake sale returns Friday

Rhonda Miller, right, scans the sweet offerings at the 2015 Madison Health Auxiliary Bake-Nic table at Huntington Bank in London. Bake-Nic tables, laden with sweet goods, were stationed by volunteers, including Jenny Hunter, left, and Joan Hedges seen here, at 10 sites throughout the county.

05/01/2016 09:28 AM
Labour Party denies anti-Semitism in its ranks as vote nears

Senior Labour Party figures are fighting back against charges there is anti-Semitism in the party's ranks ahead of Thursday's vote for a new mayor of London. Labour legislator Diane Abbott says Sunday the party is being smeared by its political enemies while union leader Len McCluskey says the controversy is being exploited by Labour's rivals.

05/01/2016 05:30 AM
In Londona s mayoral race, candidate rejects a extremisma barb

One is a bus driver's son who grew up in social housing, the other a billionaire's son raised in a mansion.

04/30/2016 11:24 AM
Mix and match veggies at Davis Seed

Billie Green is the new owner of London's bulk gardening seed store Davis Seed, which will now be open year-around at its new location at 195 Maple St. Billie Green is the new owner of London's bulk gardening seed store Davis Seed, which will now be open year-around at its new location at 195 Maple St. Billie Green is the new owner of London's bulk gardening seed store Davis Seed, which will now be open year-around at its new location at 195 Maple St. Billie Green is the new owner of London's bulk gardening seed store Davis Seed, which will now be open year-around at its new location at 195 Maple St. Nathan and Billie Green run Davis Seed, which offers bulk garden seeds and plants as well as straw, fertilizer, propane, soil, bird seed, grass seed and mulch.

04/30/2016 09:20 AM
FSA administrator visits London

Farm Services Agency Val Dolcini, second from left, visited the Clark/Madison FSA office Friday morning. Dolcini, who is headquartered in Washington, D.C., visited several FSA offices in the state that day.

04/29/2016 09:26 PM
Birth announcement

Josh Day and Ashley Mullins , of Circleville, announce the birth of a daughter, Trinity Day, born Friday, April 8, 2016, at Madison Health in London.

04/29/2016 05:10 PM
Boom! Queen & Harry answer Obamasa Invictus Games challenge

That's certainly the case for Prince Harry, who released a video Friday promoting the upcoming Invictus Games for wounded veterans. The cast includes his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II as well as Barack and Michelle Obama, who Harry and his brother Prince William had over for dinner last week in London.

04/29/2016 10:46 AM
London Lions celebrate 70th anniversary

The first Lions club was founded in 1917 by Melvin Jones, a Chicago businessman who wanted to be part of an organization that was more concerned about helping others. Over time, Lions International has become the largest service organization in the world, and the mission of Lions International is to prevent blindness and to treat those with eye disease.

04/28/2016 03:54 PM
Carrs bring magic to the masses

Now, the retired Hermann Carr and his wife and assistant, Marcia, spend their free time taking magic to the masses - including performances at London Correctional Institution. Hermann Carr was born in Cable and lived in Urbana for a few years before moving to Springfield.

04/28/2016 01:43 PM
Egypt tries to divert eyes to citizen who died in London

Under scrutiny in Europe for its handling of the torture death of an Italian student in Cairo, Egyptian authorities are seeking to focus attention on the fate of an Egyptian who died in a London fire. The case of 21-year-old Sherif Adel Makar Habib appeared on the front pages of many Egyptian newspapers Thursday, after officials including President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's office, the foreign ministry, and the ministry for expatriates called for an investigation into the death.