What the cluck? KFC runs out of chicken

A key missing ingredient in the Colonel’s special recipe forced KFC to close nearly all of its 900 restaurants across the UK and Ireland. But it isn’t any of the 11 secret herbs and spices — what’s missing is the chicken! The fast-food empire blamed the cluck-up on a new

Britain accuses Russia of ‘weaponizing information’ with 2017 cyberattack

LONDON — Britain blamed the Russian government on Thursday for a cyberattack that hit businesses across Europe last year, accusing Moscow of “weaponizing information” in a new kind of warfare. Foreign Minister Tariq Ahmad said “the U.K. government judges that the Russian government, specifically the Russian military, was responsible

Banned sex manual from 18th century to be auctioned

A long-banned 18th-century sex manual that sheds light on the amorous predilections of Georgian England has been unearthed. The titillating tome from 1720 — titled “Aristotle’s Masterpiece Completed In Two Parts, The First Containing the Secrets of Generation” — is set to be auctioned next month. “A century after women

Theresa May heads for China as rivals plot her demise

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May is flying to China seeking a key economic partner for post-Brexit Britain. She leaves behind a divided government, a feuding Conservative Party — and a question mark over how long she will remain leader once she returns. May leaves Tuesday for a

Mom finds daughters lying in bed with dad’s dead body

A mom has called for schools to make extra checks on pupils who don’t show up — after her daughters were found lying in bed with their dead dad. Helen Daykin’s girls were left with the body of their father for almost an entire day after their school only

Instagram slammed after company promotes knives disguised as beauty products

A North Carolina website has received backlash after advertising knives disguised as beauty products on their Instagram account. Alien Outfitters, an extraterrestrial-themed clothing and accessories website, has over 442,000 followers on Instagram where they regularly posted images of rainbow and holographic knives, some of which were hidden inside combs and lipstick

Glossier Just Dropped Its First-Ever Solution To Acne-Prone Skin

The glossy-faced, dewy-skinned experts at Glossier just dropped a new addition to the skincare-as-makeup retailer’s collection that’s perfect for blemish-prone faces. Aptly named “Solution,” this exfoliating skin perfector is Glossier’s answer to breakouts. Though it is the brand’s “most powerful formula yet,” it’s still surprisingly gentle for an exfoliator, using a light blend

Starbucks begins testing fees for paper cups

Starbucks in London is going to start charging customers 5 pence (about 7 cents) for ordering their teas and coffee in a paper cup. The chain will be trialing the scheme in its London cafes in a bid to get more people to use reusable ones. Starbucks has 900 stores

‘Arrogant’ surgeon fined for burning initials in patients’ livers

LONDON — A British surgeon who burned his initials into patients’ livers during transplant operations was fined $13,600 on Friday, and ordered to perform community service. see also Simon Bramhall pleaded guilty last month to two counts of assault in a case a prosecutor called “without legal precedent in criminal

Supermarket yanks coffee cans with slave imagery

A UK supermarket sold coffee tins that depict slaves working on plantations — and quickly removed them from its shelves after an outcry from outraged customers, according to a report. Shopper Patriic Gayle, 56, and friend Annette Saunders were browsing the isles at the Waitrose store inside the Brunswick

London mayor takes victory lap after Trump nixes visit

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said Friday that President Trump canceled his planned visit to the British capital after he “got the message” from its residents, according to reports. Trump claimed he had scrapped the trip because he didn’t want to open the new US Embassy in London — blaming

Couple who met on dating site guilty of ISIS-inspired bomb plot

LONDON – A couple, who met on a dating site and began researching how to make homemade explosives and the deadly poison ricin, were found guilty on Monday of plotting Islamic State-inspired chemical and bomb attacks on Britain. Munir Hassan Mohammed, 37, from Derby in central England, began sharing

Theresa May says she has no concerns about Trump’s mental state

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May has dismissed concerns about Donald Trump’s mental fitness, saying the U.S. president acts in what he sees as the best interests of his country. A new book by journalist Michael Wolff quotes prominent Trump advisers as questioning the president’s competence. Asked in an

Topless model suspected of joining ISIS cleared of charges

A glamour model feared to have been groomed by deadly ISIS recruiters has been released without charge. Kimberley Miners was quizzed by terror cops and had her home raided over concerns she could be the next ‘White Widow’ Sally Jones. The 27-year-old was arrested on suspicion of being in possession

British military going all-in with political correctness

Political correctness has reached new heights across the pond, where members of the British Armed Forces are being told to avoid gender-specific words — like “mankind” and “sportsmanship” — while on base. “It’s the daftest thing ever,” explained one soldier, who spoke to The Sun on the condition of

Russian warship shadowed by British navy near UK waters

LONDON — Britain’s Royal Navy has escorted one of Russia’s warships through the North Sea near U.K. waters, officials said Tuesday, amid increasing tensions between the two countries. The HMS St. Albans with 190 sailors on board was used to escort the Russian Admiral Gorshkov frigate on Monday through

The royal family never saw a photoshoot quite like this

It’s not your regular regal portrait. see also Gazing directly into the camera, Britain’s Prince Harry and his American fianceé, Meghan Markle, simply dazzle in a new image that further celebrates their engagement. The hot snap — which shows the 36-year-old actress in a sheer-top $75,000 gown — blasts away centuries of stuffiness

This AI system keeps mistaking desert snaps for child porn

London’s Metropolitan Police are developing an artificial intelligence system that can detect images of child porn and abuse. But the system isn’t quite there yet. “Sometimes it comes up with a desert and it thinks it’s an indecent image or pornography,” Mark Stokes, the department’s head of digital and electronic

British Secretary of State forced to resign over porn scandal

LONDON – Britain’s First Secretary of State Damian Green was forced to resign Wednesday after an investigation found that he had made “misleading” and “inaccurate” statements about pornographic images found on a Parliament computer in his office in 2008. Green, a key ally to Prime Minister Theresa May, denied

Trump administration blames North Korea for ‘WannaCry’ cyber attack

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s administration is publicly blaming North Korea for a ransomware attack that infected hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide in May and crippled parts of Britain’s National Health Service. Homeland security adviser Tom Bossert wrote in a Wall Street Journal op-ed published Monday night that

Someone will get this $2.6M mansion for just $14

A British bigwig is raffling off his $2.6 million mansion — complete with a Rolls Royce and fully stocked wine cellar – for just $14 a ticket. The anonymous millionaire is giving away his 10-acre Devon estate because he thought “selling the house through a competition would be a

UK Reality TV Contestant Fiercely Shuts Down Costars’ Sexist Comments

A celebrity contestant on a British “Survivor”-style reality show shut down her male competitors’ sexist comments, and is now receiving widespread praise. Georgia “I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!” show. In footage which aired on ITV 1 in the United Kingdom on Friday night, the 22-year-old told her

Queen Elizabeth II used coupons to buy her wedding dress

When it came to the dress she wore for her wedding, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II showed some wartime restraint. When Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip got married 70 years ago, even royalty couldn’t escape the rationing still imposed on British citizens following World War II. To pay for her dress, Elizabeth

Explorer disappears during expedition to find lost tribe in jungle

An intrepid British explorer who went on an expedition to find a reclusive tribe in Papua New Guinea has disappeared, his worried family said this week. Benedict Allen, 57, was dropped into the rainforest via helicopter last month and was expected to return to Papua New Guinea’s capital Sunday,

Police in the UK want you to livestream crime

Police are asking members of the public to livestream footage of crimes on their mobile phones under a controversial new pilot scheme. Gwent police are now the first force in the UK to use “999eye,” which will ask witnesses to stream footage direct to the force control room. But the