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London honors Muppets creator Jim Henson with blue plaque

Kermit the Frog. Miss Piggy. Animal. Statler and Waldorf. The Swedish Chef. The list goes on and on. Everyone has their favorite Muppet. And everyone owes a debt of gratitude to one man for bringing them to life: Jim Henson.

Man kills 5, himself in UK’s first mass shooting in decade

Police investigating Britain’s first mass shooting in more than a decade — which left six dead, including the gunman — said Friday the motive was unclear but there were no immediate signs that the crime was an act of terrorism, or connected to right-wing groups.

England braces for new delays in reopening

The British Prime Minister expected to blame the highly-contagious delta variant of the coronavirus for delaying the reopening of bars, pubs, nightclubs and other establishments in England.

After charming leaders, Queen Elizabeth sits back for parade

If she was tired after meeting G-7 leaders, including U.S. President Joe Biden, on Friday evening, it didn’t show.

Police clash with protesters at UK COVID-19 demonstration

Police tweeted that officers removed sound equipment, bottles were thrown and some officers were injured, without providing further details.

Thousands protest COVID-19 restrictions in central London

Thousands of people, most of whom weren’t wearing masks, crowded into the iconic square to hear speakers who criticized government-imposed restrictions as an over-reaction to the pandemic

Police, protesters clash as London eyes tighter virus rules

The “Resist and Act for Freedom” rally saw dozens of people holding banners and placards reading “This is now Tyranny” and chanting “Freedom!”

London’s famous Tower Bridge gets stuck in an open position

The historic bascule-and-suspension bridge failed to close Saturday after opening to allow ships to pass underneath on the Thames.

BP to cut 10,000 jobs worldwide amid virus pandemic

Energy company BP says that its global workforce will be trimmed by 10,000 jobs amid the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Military training jet crashes in Texas, injuring both pilots

A military training jet crashed Sunday in a neighborhood near Fort Worth, Texas, injuring the two pilots and damaging three homes but not seriously hurting anyone on the ground, authorities said.

Police vehicle procession to Battleship NC kicks off the national police dog K-9 trials

This evening, you may have seen dozens of blue lights caravanning down Carolina Beach Road, with multiple law enforcement agencies K-9 units from across the country in town, for a chance to compete for top dog.

Stars begin arriving for ‘good time’ Emmys after bleak year

Emmy Awards host Cedric the Entertainer and the show's producers promise it will be a celebration for all. But it could be much more rewarding, even historic, for some.

Unidentified body found near area of search for Gabby Petito

An unidentified body has been discovered in the Bridger-Teton National Forest in Wyoming, near the general area police have been searching for Gabby Petito, the 22-year-old woman who went missing while on a cross-country road trip with her boyfriend, authorities said.