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British man charged for hacking U.S. Federal Reserve computer servers

A British man has been charged with hacking into computer servers belonging to the U.S. Federal Reserve, and then stealing and publicly disclosing personal information of people who use them. Lauri Love, of Suffolk, England, was charged in an indictment unsealed on Thursday with one count each of computer hacking…

Church of England rules out blessings for same-sex marriages

Church of England priests will not be allowed to bless gay and lesbian weddings, or marry someone of the same sex themselves, according to new guidelines issued by the church, which is struggling to heal divides over homosexuality. Same-sex marriage becomes legal in England next month, posing a dilemma for…

Clergy rebel against Church of England on same-sex marriage

The Church of England faced a rebellion from its clergy Thursday over a ban on gay civil partnership ceremonies on its premises. Nearly 100 clergy from the London diocese, which has 470 stipendiary priests, signed a letter to The Times newspaper urging that priests be allowed to follow their individual…

Dasher wins first-ever reindeer race in England

In the first-ever reindeer race in England this weekend, Dasher — who took part in the race with Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen — took home the prize of a carrot-filled trophy. The race, which was part of the Kepmton Park Racecourse Winter Festival and sponsored by…

Sure, the Derb is offensive, but he’s also dishonest

I can't decide what is more telling an example of National Review's degeneracy: that they hired the soft-brained virginity worshipper Kathryn Jean Lopez, or that stewing pit of evil John "Women Lose Their Looks At 16" Derbyshire.  But Derbyshire is winning the race this week: Through British veins runs the…

USA Withdraws Bid for 2018

The United States has withdrawn their bid for the 2018 World Cup, and England has withdrawn their bid for 2022. No non-European nations are bidding for 2018 now. Remaining bidders for 2018 are England, Russia, Spain/Portugal, and Belgium/Holland. Competing against the United States are Australia, Japan, Qatar, and South Korea.…

Group C Results: USA win, England advance

And the Twitter servers screamed NOOOOOO All hail Donovan, a talisman if ever there were one. He had a bright few minutes to open the second half before drifting off into irrelevance as Altidore and Dempsey took center stage. But then there he was, right place, right time, to (conservatively)…

The draw heard ’round the world

Title courtesy of my coblogger, Auguste. I doff my hat to you, sir. As exciting as it was, as proud as I am of the team, as pleased as I am with the result…dang, am I ever glad that’s over with. My nerves were frazzled to the point of a…

If I was a gambling man…

This year will mark the first time I have lived outside of England during a World Cup, and while this should prove beneficial in some regards – particularly in that I can avoid the jingoistic fever and over-hyped expectations for the England team that the British media will stir into…

Foreign-born EPL players – What’s the big deal?

There is a fascinating article on the BBC website today about the birthplace of EPL players. It is well worth a visit. The issue of whether there should be a “cap” on the number of foreign-born EPL players has been a hot topic for years in England. The argument being…

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