Iceland stun England as Euro dream continues

NICE, France Iceland pulled off one of the biggest shocks in European Championship history when they stunned abject England 2-1 on Monday, leading Roy Hodgson to quit and sending the tiny nation into a quarter-final against hosts France. Although the s...

Ralph Stanley, U.S. bluegrass music pioneer, dies at 89

U.S. bluegrass pioneer Ralph Stanley, who with his brother Carter helped popularize the Appalachian music and gained late career fame through the movie "O Brother, Where Art Thou?," died on Thursday, the family said. He was 89.Stanley died in his sleep...

Christie's fetes 250 years in business with major British art sale

LONDON From Joshua Reynolds to Lucian Freud, works spanning several centuries of British art will go under the hammer as part of a sale celebrating 250 years since auction house Christie's was founded. The highlights are three major works, led by "Ib a...

Christie's fetes 250 years in business with major British art sale

LONDON From Joshua Reynolds to Lucian Freud, works spanning several centuries of British art will go under the hammer as part of a sale celebrating 250 years since auction house Christie's was founded. The highlights are three major works, led by "Ib a...

Bled by emigration, abandoned Portuguese villages lose hope of surviving

LISBON The villages of Agracoes and Povoa de Agracoes in northern Portugal look little alike - one is a run-down cluster of dilapidated old stone houses, the other has a cosier feel, with a flower-bedecked wayside shrine and chapel.But the one thing th...

Brady, Patriots agree on two-year extension, report

(The Sports Xchange) - The New England Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady reportedly agreed to a two-year contract extension through the 2019 season when he will be 42.According to ESPN's Adam Schefter and Dianna Russini, Brady's salary-cap charge for ...

Canadian oil production trickles back as wildfire threat eases

EDMONTON, Alberta Oil sands companies around the Canadian energy center of Fort McMurray began to restart operations on Tuesday after an out-of-control wildfire forced a week-long shutdown.Top provincial and industry officials said production in much o...

Still no will found for Prince as Minnesota court opens probate process

MINNEAPOLIS Lawyers charged with untangling the multimillion-dollar estate of music superstar Prince said on Monday they still have not located a will that could avert a years-long dispute over his fortune but have not stopped looking.Six siblings or h...

Germany's top Nazi hunter to keep up chase for another decade

BERLIN Undeterred by dwindling numbers of living suspects, Germany's top Nazi hunter is determined to keep tracking down criminals involved in Hitler's murder machine for another decade.As a handful of new Auschwitz-related trials get underway, Jens Ro...