By Sarah Young LONDON (Reuters) - Indie quartet Arctic Monkeys picked up the coveted best album award and triumphed over boy band One Direction to be named best group, prompting their lead singer to claim a victory for rock-and-roll at British pop's show of the year. That rock-and-roll, it seems like it's fading away sometimes, but it will never die," Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner said as he received the band's second gong of the night for the Mastercard British album of the year. The best group prize at London's BRIT Awards on Wednesday was the only head-to-head between Sheffield-born Arctic Monkeys and One Direction, the five-piece band formed in 2010 on the TV singing contest The X Factor. "There's that fifteen quid we put on One Direction to win down the drain," Turner joked as Arctic Monkeys picked up the BRIT for best group.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ukrainians living in the United States and Canada reacted with tentative optimism Wednesday to news of a truce in the violence-torn country, while still shedding tears for their homeland and nervously wondering what will come next.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department has warned airlines that terrorists could try to hide explosives in shoes. It's the second time in less than three weeks that the government has issued a warning about possible attempts to smuggle explosives on a commercial jetliner.