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Percy Sledge, who sang 'When A Man Loves a Woman,' dies

...was re-released after being featured in Oliver Stone's Vietnam War film "Platoon" in 1987 and reached No. 2 in Britain. Michael Bolton topped the charts in the 1990s with a cover version and Rolling Stone magazine later ranked it No...
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Shell's $70 billion takeover could herald wave of mergers

...mega-mergers like the 1990s?" asked Christian Stadler, associate professor of strategic management at Warwick Business School in Britain. "Quite a few oil companies are under cost pressure with no sense of the oil price recovering. Companies had got used...
Fantasy author Terry Pratchett dies at 66

...He was 66.Pratchett, who suffered from a rare form of early onset Alzheimer's disease, had earned wide respect in Britain and beyond with his dignified campaign for the right of critically ill patients to choose assisted suicide.Transworld...
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It's no longer safe to recline your airplane seat

...continue to march in a direction that will lead to more and more conflict."Airlines today are juggling terror warnings in Britain, the Ebola outbreak in Africa and an Icelandic volcano erupting and threatening to close down European airspace. Yet...
Ainslie hopes to one day win Cup for Britain

SAN FRANCISCO - Back home in Britain, he's known as Sir Ben Ainslie.Out on San Francisco Bay, he's the tactician for America's Cup defender Oracle Team USA...
Pakistan's ruling party struggles in election with two party icons dead the leader of the PPP, but the elder Zardari immediately handed that post to his son.Bilawal was away at college in Britain so in practice his father ran the party for the next five years, but on December 27, the younger Zardari was formally...
'You're never going to be a looker'

...called in as of Monday night to complain. It's kicked up a row in print, on the airwaves and across social media over in Britain similar to the one that buzzed briefly over here when Brent Musburger awkwardly rambled on about Alabama quarterback...
Ketchikan officially owns rain boot race record

...reports the folks at Guinness Book of World Records last Thursday certified that Ketchikan broke the record previously set in Britain. The 2009 race in Lincolnshire drew 1,366 rain boot racers.The official paperwork is en route to Ketchikan, but...
Meilutyte, other teens doing just fine at worlds

...era."My biggest aim is accomplished now and I'll give it my best shot in the final," said Meilutyte, who trains in Britain. "It's one of the steps, one of the dreams. Obviously, a gold medal would be a cherry on top."The kids are...
Huge dinosaur skeleton fetches $650,000 at auction

...quarry in Wyoming by accident. The skeleton was treated at a fossil laboratory in the Netherlands before it was assembled in Britain.The auction house, in southern England's West Sussex, said Wednesday the buyer is an unnamed institution that would...


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