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07/26/2016 01:56 PM
The Latest: Italian plea: 'sainthood now' for slain priest

An Italian politician is urging Pope Francis to put the slain French priest, the Rev. Jacque Hamel, on a fast track for sainthood.


07/26/2016 07:18 AM
Film company guilty in 'Star Wars' accident that broke leg

A film production company on Tuesday admitted health and safety breaches over an accident on the set of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" that broke the leg of star Harrison Ford. The actor was struck by a hydraulic door on the set of the Millennium Falcon - his character Han Solo's spaceship - at Pinewood Studios near London in June 2014.


07/24/2016 08:57 PM
Global deals may drop $1.6 trillion if Brexit talks lag

Global mergers and acquisitions may drop by as much as $1.6 trillion over the next five years unless Britain quickly agrees to leave the European Union under terms that give it continued access to the single market, according to a report released Monday. While the U.K.'s decision to leave the EU will reduce takeover activity under any scenario, a "disorderly" exit marked by difficult negotiations will result in increased political and economic uncertainty and a bigger decline in transactions, a forecast from the law firm Baker & McKenzie shows.


07/22/2016 09:15 PM
UK's Johnson says Britain wants greater role on global stage

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson who led the campaign to leave the European Union said Friday he came to the United Nations to show that far from withdrawing into isolationism the United Kingdom wants to play a greater role on the world stage. The former mayor of London and journalist who prides himself on provocation responded with uncustomary diplomacy when asked whether his philosophy and Britain's EU exit vote bore any similarities to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's nomination acceptance speech announcement that "Americanism, not globalism, will be our credo."


07/22/2016 05:02 PM
Queen Elizabeth II's dresses will be displayed at palace

A wide selection of dresses worn by Queen Elizabeth II since her childhood days will be on display at Buckingham Palace this summer. Palace officials said Friday the show will be open to people who visit the summer opening of the State Rooms at the palace in central London.


07/21/2016 05:35 PM
Uk PM May reassures France on defense ties after Eu exit

British Prime Minister Theresa May says her country stands "shoulder to shoulder" with France following the deadly truck attack in Nice and gave reassurances that critical partnerships like intelligence cooperation with Paris and NATO obligations won't be hurt by Britain's exit from the European Union. Speaking at a news conference Thursday in Paris with President Francois Hollande, May reiterated that Britain needs time to prepare negotiations for its departure from 28-nation bloc - and said London won't invoke Article 50 of the EU treaty to start the process before the end of the year.


07/21/2016 09:09 AM
China's Panchen Lama presides over key Buddhist ritual

China's hand-picked Panchen Lama is presiding over a key Buddhist ritual being held in Tibet for the first time in 50 years, in a move criticized by overseas Tibetan groups as an attempt to legitimize him as a religious leader. The second-highest figure in Tibetan Buddhism was present for the Kalachakra instructions that began Thursday morning at his home monastery in southwestern Tibet, the official Xinhua News Agency said.


07/19/2016 08:11 PM
Manure expo coming to London - 5:14 pm updated:

The international event, covering the serious business of using farm animal manure to help grow crops, while doing it safely and greenly, is Aug. 3-4 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, about 25 miles west of Columbus. The expo travels around different locations every year, and typically attracts a couple thousand attendees, said Mary Griffith, educator with Madison County Extension.


07/19/2016 03:42 PM
3 dead in shooting in central England town

Police say a man shot two women dead and then used the shotgun to kill himself in a quiet eastern England town. The Lincolnshire Police force said the killings took place outside a swimming pool in Spalding, 90 miles north of London.


07/19/2016 09:03 AM
UK's Pippa Middleton engaged to hedge funder James Matthews

The couple confirmed rumors in a statement to Britain's Press Association on Tuesday, saying they planned to marry next year. The statement comes as Middleton appeared in photographs with a diamond engagement ring on her left hand as she left her London home.


07/19/2016 02:29 AM
Bike trail use moving up -

Rachel Kimbler, right, gives a brief description on Monday of the manner of business conducted in the county recorder's office to Andrea Klosterman, left, of Career Exploration, with two boys, whom she has on a tour with the Madison County commissioners, Mark Forrest and David Dhume. The object is to expose clients to different jobs in various settings.


07/18/2016 10:19 PM
Proposed new rules for group homes are intended to close some of the...

Proposed new rules for group homes are intended to close some of the gaps exposed by a fatal fire in 2014 A fire Nov. 3, 2014, in an Oxford Street East building that led to the death of a resident exposed the potential dangers of unregulated group homes in London. City staff are proposing new rules designed to protect residents, some of whom may have mental health or addiction issues.


07/17/2016 05:30 PM
Boris Johnson's plane in unscheduled landing outside London

Britain's foreign ministry says a plane carrying Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to Brussels has made an unscheduled landing because of a "technical issue." The Foreign Office says the Royal Air Force plane carrying Johnson and officials took off from a base in London and landed at Luton Airport northwest of the city on Sunday.


07/16/2016 11:08 AM
Partner of British author Helen Bailey charged with murder

The partner of British children's author Helen Bailey was charged with murder Saturday after police found her body in the grounds of her home. The Hertfordshire Police force said 55-year-old Ian Stewart appeared in court Saturday and was ordered detained until his next hearing on Monday.


07/15/2016 02:46 PM
New Technology Being Validated in BCI Lab for Use in Ohio Missing Persons Cases

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Battelle President and CEO Dr. Jeffrey Wadsworth announced a ground-breaking Next Generation Sequencing project at the Ohio Attorney General's Bureau of Criminal Investigation Laboratory in London, Ohio. "This will position BCI to be a national leader in DNA forensics," said Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine.