Britons who queued for hours on UK election night were turned away as ballots ran short or polls closed before they could vote. An investigation is under way into logjams that could have an impact on an already muddled outcome.
The health care reform bill received no support from the Republican party, and faces a battle for its life if the GOP gains a majority after the 2010 election.
Tamara Schirrmacher dresses up as The Statue of Liberty as she holds chains that she says represent the national debt during a tax day Tea Party event in Pleasanton, Calif., April 15, 2009. Protests took place around the country to demonstrate against recent bailouts and excessive government spending.
Manchester United prodigal son David Beckham returns home to Old Trafford for the first time in seven years today, representing AC Milan in a clash for a quarterfinal place in the European Champions League, the world's richest club soccer competition. There's a brewing insurgency in Manchester, though, against the clubs US owner Malcolm Glazer.
Finches are frequent visitors to the backyard feeder, but goldfinches are a rare sight.
Belgium, Spain are skeptical that there's a need for more full-body airport scanning machines. France and Germany are uncommitted as European Union members meet today to discuss airport security measures.
Europe leaders are now reconsidering using full body scanners that they had until recently opposed as lurid and voyeuristic.
“A Christmas Carol” was not just a book but rather a Victorian-era Christmas miracle.
Top universities Oxford and Cambridge draw 43 percent of students from private schools that educate 7 percent of the population. They face pressure to take applicants' social and economic background into account.
At the Conservative Party's conference Thursday, David Cameron will try to project a more compassionate image even as he calls for public-spending cuts and tax hikes.