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Retailers, energy companies lead US stocks mostly higher

U.S. stock indexes gave up some of an early gain and are mostly higher in morning trading Monday. Investors bid up shares in big department store chains and industrial companies. Energy stocks climbed along with the price of U.S. crude oil. Technology stocks lagged the market. KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 index rose 2 points, … Continue reading Retailers, energy companies lead US stocks mostly higher

LONDON | UK’s right-wing Farage vows to end Brexit ‘sell-out’

LONDON  — In Britain, there is a growing sense of Brexit deja vu. Two years after the country voted to leave the European Union, emotional arguments about membership in the bloc are raging as fiercely as they did during the 2016 referendum. With seven months until Britain officially leaves the bloc, negotiations faltering, chances are … Continue reading LONDON | UK’s right-wing Farage vows to end Brexit ‘sell-out’

LONDON | Nigel Farage joins campaign to stop ‘sell-out’ of Brexit

LONDON  — Former U.K. Independence Party leader Nigel Farage says he is joining up with a pro-Brexit pressure group to oppose British Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan for future ties with the European Union. Farage was a key figure in getting Britain to hold a referendum in 2016 on EU membership, and helped lead the … Continue reading LONDON | Nigel Farage joins campaign to stop ‘sell-out’ of Brexit

LONDON | Stormy Daniels drops out of UK reality show at last minute

LONDON— Stormy Daniels, the adult film actress and nemesis of U.S. President Donald Trump, has pulled out of a British reality-TV show at the last minute after a dispute with producers. Daniels was due to take part in “Celebrity Big Brother,” which locks contestants in a house under constant surveillance. But she failed to join … Continue reading LONDON | Stormy Daniels drops out of UK reality show at last minute

LONDON | Bob Mackie’s designs for Cher, Carol Burnett up for auction

LONDON  — Bob Mackie-designed outfits worn by Cher, Carol Burnett, Diana Ross and others are going up for auction. Nine-time Emmy Award winner Mackie designed the wardrobe for “The Carol Burnett Show” and has been creating outrageous outfits for Cher for decades. The sale includes a marigold jumpsuit worn by Cher on “The Sonny and … Continue reading LONDON | Bob Mackie’s designs for Cher, Carol Burnett up for auction

LONDON | Scottish neo-Nazi jailed for 12 years for bomb-making bid

LONDON  — A Scottish man with far-right views has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for attempting to build a bomb that prosecutors say could have caused carnage. A search of Peter Morgan’s home found explosive substances, propellants, fireworks and a bottle with ball bearings and nail-gun cartridges attached, as well as neo-Nazi paraphernalia. … Continue reading LONDON | Scottish neo-Nazi jailed for 12 years for bomb-making bid

LONDON | Grime star Stormzy launches scholarship for black students

LONDON  — London rapper Stormzy is setting up a scholarship to help black students attend Britain’s prestigious Cambridge University. The grime artist says the Stormzy Scholarship will pay the 9,250 pound ($11,750) a year tuition fees, plus a maintenance grant, for two undergraduates at the 800-year-old university this year and in 2019. Stormzy said Thursday … Continue reading LONDON | Grime star Stormzy launches scholarship for black students

LONDON | The Latest: UK police say properties raided after car crash

LONDON — The Latest on a crash outside the House of Parliament in London (all times local): 6:00 p.m. British counter-terrorism police are carrying out three searches in central England as part of an investigation after a car slammed into barriers outside the Houses of Parliament in London. Police say the driver, a 29-year-old UK … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: UK police say properties raided after car crash