The prolific writer and activist died in poverty in 1970, but soon came to be considered one of America's greatest writers
Whistleblowers say hospices treat non-terminal patients to earn more from Medicare programme
Certain sororities at the prestigious US university have only just admitted students from ethnic minorities
Dr King helped me have a better understanding of the term - people who use lazy assumptions linking extremism with Muslims should also take heed
Reclusive author says Samuel Pinkus took advantage of her failing hearing and eyesight
Harrison to fight American Deontay Wilder
The sniper’s bullet only served to increase his power, writes Rupert Cornwell
Out of America: Nearly 50 years after the Voting Rights Act, the Supreme Court may be about to eviscerate it
“There is,” wrote Cyril Connolly as long ago as 1938, “no more sombre enemy of good art than the pram in the hall.” And that was in the days before CBeebies. So what music found its way into my ears and heart this year in spite of the intrusion of the Rastamouse theme song?
Zig Ziglar was a motivational speaker whose "Success Rallies" and "Born to Win" seminars, more than 25 self-help books and countless audiotapes attracted millions of followers with advice on career advancement and moral uplift. He won over crowds with his faith-filled proverbs and earnest metaphors about setting goals and facing adversity. "If you're going to have to swallow a frog," he would say, "you don't want to have to look at that sucker too long!" Or: "You can get everything in life you want if you will just help other people get what they want!"
The number of people living with diabetes is soaring in the United States, as 18 states had at least a doubling in those with the illness since 1995, a government survey found.
The trainer quit counselling, after witnessing too much inhumanity, to find redemption with horses. Chris McGrath hears her story
Is it a problem that the Alabama Shakes' 'raw' and 'natural' soul-rock is nothing of the sort? Only until they start playing ...
Newt Gingrich was yesterday resisting growing demands to drop out of the Republican presidential race and allow his surging fellow conservative Rick Santorum an unimpeded shot at wresting the nomination from the faltering frontrunner, Mitt Romney.
Rick Santorum scored an upset double primary triumph in the deep south last night, guaranteeing that the Republican presidential race will drag on for weeks if not months yet. His victories in Alabama and Mississippi deliver a fresh jolt to the limping front runner Mitt Romney, and raise pressure on Newt Gingrich, his rival for the conservative vote, to drop out and thus set up a one-on-one Santorum-Romney battle for the Republican nomination to face president Obama in the autumn.
In one of the closest fought Republican primaries to date, the polls can't split the main candidates