MLB: Seattle 4, Houston 2

HOUSTON, July 20 (UPI) -- Michael Saunders drove in the go-ahead runs on Seattle's first hit of the game in the seventh inning Saturday, boosting the Mariners over Houston 4-2.

The bad math that lost jobs

PARIS, April 22 (UPI) -- Back in the 1920s, an Austrian newspaper won the title for headline of the decade with a front-page story that read, "Archduke Franz Ferdinand Found Alive; Great War Fought By Mistake."
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Osborne: State was subsidizing Philpott

DERBY, England, April 5 (UPI) -- The case of arsonist killer Mick Philpott illustrates the changes needed in Britain's welfare system, the chancellor of the exchequer said Thursday.

MLB: Cleveland 4, Toronto 1

TORONTO, April 2 (UPI) -- Asdrubal Cabrera backed Justin Masterson's strong outing with a two-run homer Tuesday, pacing the Cleveland Indians to a 4-1 season-opening win over Toronto.

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Moody's downgrades Britain from AAA to Aa1

LONDON, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. rating agency Moody's Friday downgraded its rating of British bonds from AAA to Aa1, sparking criticism from the Labor Party over economic policies.

In Britain, IMF donation sparks discord

LONDON, April 21 (UPI) -- British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne said it was in the country's best interest to loan $16 billion to the International Monetary Fund.
Poll: Half in U.K. do not trust Cameron

Poll: Half in U.K. do not trust Cameron

LONDON, April 7 (UPI) -- More than half of Britons do not trust Prime Minister David Cameron to lead the country out of its economic woes, a poll released Friday indicated.

Break-in reported at Houses of Parliament

LONDON, March 17 (UPI) -- Police said they were investigating a break-in at the offices of British Member of Parliament Ed Miliband.

Britain aims to recruit social workers

LONDON, July 9 (UPI) -- Britain's education secretary has announced plans to recruit 200 social workers from professions including teachers and lawyers.

Britain may alter elementary school start

LONDON, April 30 (UPI) -- British Children's Secretary Ed Balls says children born in summer months may be allowed to start elementary school months earlier than normal.

Cabinet member sees gloom in Britain

LONDON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- A close confidant of British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said the global recession was evolving into the worst downturn in 100 years.

Welfare director removed over baby's death

LONDON, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- British authorities say the head of a child welfare service was removed from her job Monday after an inquiry into the beating death of a baby in London.

Baby P's sister also allegedly abused

LONDON, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- The sister of Baby P, a British boy who died after being abused by adults, also was allegedly abused while under government protection, it has been revealed.

Poll: Ditching Brown would not help Labor

LONDON, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- A new poll finds no likely replacement for British Prime Minister Gordon Brown would improve the Labor Party's electoral prospects.

Britain will offer limited tax rebate

LONDON, May 13 (UPI) -- Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling is close to announcing a tax rebate for low-income taxpayers, sources said Tuesday.

'Excessive' student testing criticized

LONDON, May 10 (UPI) -- A report claiming students are "excessively" tested is expected to put extra pressure on Britain's Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families.

Official: British school abused admissions

LONDON, March 11 (UPI) -- The British schools secretary revealed Tuesday that secondary schools have been charging parents to obtain a spot at a school of their choosing.

Tory leader's Auschwitz comment sparks row

LONDON, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- British Conservative Party Leader David Cameron has drawn sharp criticism for describing a program involving school trips to Auschwitz as a "gimmick."

Child obesity epidemic growing in Britain

LONDON, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- The British government has acknowledged a severe obesity epidemic, with almost half of all British children predicted to be dangerously overweight by 2050.

Brown overhauls British Cabinet

LONDON, June 28 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister Gordon Brown Thursday announced his new Labor Cabinet in London, including the first female home secretary.

Gordon Brown accused of misdeeds

LONDON, April 2 (UPI) -- Britain's chancellor of the exchequer may face serious challenges in succeeding Tony Blair as Prime Minister following a new pensions scandal.

London erects wall against Sarbanes-Oxley

LONDON, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- British authorities are moving to ensure that Washington's Sarbanes-Oxley rules never apply to the London Stock Exchange.

British central bank set to hike rate soon

LONDON, March 2 (UPI) -- Britain's central bank could back a key interest rate hike, shortly before a general election campaign that could turn on pocketbook issues.