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British groom jailed over bomb cover-up hoax

Neil McArdle arrives at Liverpool Crown Court Tuesday Oct. 22, 2013, to be sentenced after he pleaded guilty to communicating false information with intent, after he made a phone call to St. George's Hall in Liverpool, England, informing them of a bomb in the building, when he realised he had forgotten to book the venue for his wedding day.(AP Photo/ Dave Thompson, PA)

Jill Lawless, The Associated Press
Oct 22 2013 - 10:18am

LONDON -- A forgetful British bridegroom who made a hoax bomb threat rather than admit he'd neglected to book the venue for his wedding was sentenced Tuesday to a year in jail.Neil McArdle called Liverpool's St. George's Hall from a phone booth on his scheduled wedding day in April, claiming a bomb was due to go off in 45 minutes.His fiancee, Amy...

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Bridget Jones is 'Mad About the Boy' in long-awaited sequel

Jill Lawless, The Associated Press
Oct 18 2013 - 1:58pm

LONDON -- Readers, there is good news and bad news. (Beware: Spoilers ahead!)The good news is, Bridget Jones is back. But -- brace yourselves -- fans were shaken by a revelation, leaked ahead of Tuesday's publication of "Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy" (Knopf, $26.95), the third book in Helen Fielding's series about the diary-writing singleton.

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London scientist says Yeti is a bear

Undated photo made available by Britain's Channel 4 television Thursday Oct.17 2013 of Oxford University genetics professor Bryan Sykes posing with a prepared DNA sample taken from hair from a Himalayan animal. Sykes says he may have solved the mystery of the Abominable Snowman — the elusive ape-like creature of the Himalayas also known as the Yeti. He thinks it's a bear, based on two samples sharing a genetic fingerprint with a polar bear jawbone found in the Norwegian Arctic that is at least 40,000 years old. His findings, yet to be published, will be aired in a TV show in the UK Sunday. (AP Photo/ Channel 4)

Jill Lawless, The Associated Press
Oct 17 2013 - 3:11pm

LONDON -- A British scientist says he may have solved the mystery of the Abominable Snowman - the elusive ape-like creature of the Himalayas. He thinks it's a bear. DNA analysis conducted by Oxford University genetics professor Bryan Sykes suggests the creature, also known as the Yeti, is the descendant of an ancient polar bear. Sykes compared...

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Jagger pays tribute to companion, Stones halt tour

Jill Lawless, Jocelyn Noveck, The Associated Press
Mar 18 2014 - 5:29pm

NEW YORK -- Mick Jagger paid poignant tribute to his late companion, designer L'Wren Scott, on Tuesday, calling her his "lover and best friend" and saying he was struggling to understand why she might have taken her own life.

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