How Victorians dressed for death
Today, mourning a death in the family often means donning the most formal black outfit in one's closet for one solemn afternoon. But 150 years ago, it was a reason to stash away one's current best and purchase a whole new grief-appropriate wardrobe.

Cameron urges migrant curbs, warns on British EU exit

Prime Minister David Cameron delivers a speech on immigration to factory workers at the JCB world headquarters in Rocester on November 28, 2014London (AFP) - Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday promised tough curbs on welfare for EU migrants to counter a surge in arrivals and warned European leaders that resistance could put Britain's EU membership in doubt.

MP Andrew Mitchell loses 'Plebgate' libel case

Former cabinet minister and Conservative MP Andrew Mitchell talks to the media after he lost his libel action over the "Plebgate" affair outside the High Court in London on November 27, 2014London (AFP) - Former government minister Andrew Mitchell has lost a lawsuit accusing a policeman of lying about an angry exchange they had which cost the lawmaker his job.

How to Turn Off Those Annoying Read Receipts
You have a new Facebook message or text but don't want to open it because then the sender will get a receipt letting them know you've seen it.

World farewells novelist P.D. James
P.D. James, the British novelist renowned for her crime novels featuring detective Adam Dalgliesh as well as such works as "The Children of Men," died Thursday. She was 94.

Hong Kong protesters clash with police after new clampdown
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Thousands of pro-democracy activists clashed with police in running scuffles in Hong Kong's gritty Mong Kok district early on Saturday in a bid to reclaim part of one of the city's largest and most volatile protest sites.

Extremely rare for grand jury not to return indictment, statistics show
The grand jury's decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of teenager Michael Brown was historic for many reasons, including the fiery protests that erupted in its wake. It was also historic in how rare it is for a grand jury not to return an indictment.