The NBA and Commissioner David Stern are indicating they'll put an end to NBA players being allowed to compete on national Olympic teams. It would be the end of 20 years of cooperation.
A British gambler bet that Roger Federer would win seven or more Wimbledon titles in his career. Though the gambler died in 2009, his bet lived on. And after Sunday's victory, the betting agent paid off the bet to OxFam, who was the beneficiary of the man's fortune.
A British painting by John Constable was sold at auction for $35 million. That's one of the highest prices ever for a Brit painting. The funds will go to a Spanish beauty queen who says she's asset-rich, but cash-poor.
Scientists in the United Kingdom wanted to see how consumers and evolution influence music. So they took random bits of noise and asked people to rate them one to five, bad to good. The best were then mixed with each other and sent back out to be rated. After just a few generations, those random bits of noise had become actual music.
After enduring years of scandal and declining public respect, the British monarchy is once-more at the top of its popularity. That will be on display this week with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebration, marking 60 years since she took the throne.
Charles Taylor, 64, the former leader of Liberia, convicted war criminal and American college student, will very likely spend the rest of his natural life in prison as punishment for the role he played in the violent crimes during the Sierra Leone civil war.
Britain has a love-affair with class. It's enshrined in its monarchy and system of lords and titles. But in the 1980s and 1990s, the government tried to drive class away. Now, though, some are beginning to declare that class never could have disappeared, except from the language of politicians.
The Olympic torch relay is underway in the United Kingdom right now. More than 8,000 people will carry the torch some distance across Britain before the Olympic games start. But some of them are choosing to take the torch and sell them.
From the 1950s through the 1970s, the United Kingdom administered a test to all of its 11-year-old. Students who passed got the golden ticket, grammar schools, college and social mobility. Those who failed, the vast, vast majority, were ticketed to less prestigious schools and careers in factories, as garbage collectors and other blue collar positions.
The first reported sighting of the Loch Ness Monster made the local news May 2, 1933. Since then, more than 40 sightings have been reported. But that's not the only mysterious sea creature that has been reported but never conclusively proven to exist.