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The prison house is a tough school but it saved the young Maurice McIntyre and reconnected him with music. In the late 1960s McIntyre became one of the most passionate and articulate spokesmen of the Chicago-based Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, and an exponent of fiery but spacious "spirit jazz".

Chimpanzees 'launch murderous sprees to expand their territories'

Gangs of chimpanzees kill individuals from neighbouring groups in order to expand their territory and seize new food resources, according to a new study of the animals' notoriously aggressive behaviour in the wild.

Floods kill at least 16 at Arkansas campground

Floodwaters that rose as swiftly as 8 feet an hour tore through a campground packed with vacationing families early yesterday, carrying away tents and overturning RVs as campers slept. At least 16 people were killed, and dozens more missing and feared dead.

Hope for Obama as ally wins in Arkansas primary

The angry tide that has already felled two high-profile members of the US Senate this midterm election season may have been checked at least for now after Senator Blanche Lincoln, a centrist Democrat in Arkansas, narrowly fended off a challenge from a more left-wing contender in a keenly anticipated primary contest.

Four dead after Oklahoma tornado outbreak

Four people were killed yesterday in an outbreak of violent weather that dropped tornadoes across Oklahoma, tossing cars off highways and flipping mobile homes, officials said.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (U)

A sparkling new print of Howard Hawks's 1953 musical comedy, which paired Monroe and Russell at their spangled, curvaceous, lipsticky best.

Police kill coffee shop massacre suspect

Police today shot and killed a man suspected of gunning down four police officers, a sheriff's spokesman said, a day after the man eluded police who had spent hours trying to coax him out of a house.

Man hunted after fatal shooting of four police officers

A man suspected of shooting to death four police officers in a coffee shop was not found yesterday in the Seattle home where he was thought to have been holed up overnight. He is likely to be wounded after the bloody encounter.

Police draw blank in hunt for killings suspect

Police say the suspect in the slayings of four police officers at a suburban coffee shop was not found in the Seattle home where he was thought to have been holed up.

Girl, 10, tasered by police with mother's permission

A police officer in a small US town used a stun gun on an unruly 10-year-old girl after he said her mother gave him permission to do so.

Billy Lee Riley: Charismatic rock 'n' roller who was eclipsed by Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis at Sun Records

Sun Records in Memphis is justly famous for discovering Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis and making their first hit singles. In the latter half of the 1950s, it was a very productive label and some of their most exciting records were made by Billy Lee Riley. Riley was to have a long and varied career but never became a chart name. He attributed that to being "in the wrong place at the wrong time with the wrong people."

US evangelist resfuses to testify in child sex crimes trial

Evangelist Tony Alamo placed his fate in a federal jury's hands in Arkansas yesterday, choosing not to testify on his own behalf at a trial over charges that he took five young girls across state lines for sex.

Album: Bill Frisell, Disfarmer (Nonesuch)

Even Damon Albarn and Jack White have some distance to go to equal the genre-bending achievements of Bill Frisell, not just the outstanding jazz guitarist of his era but also the most diversely prolific, equally at home providing accompaniment to Buster Keaton movies as he is collaborating with Elvis Costello.

Album: Bill Frisell, Disfarmer, (Nonesuch)

"Inspired by the life and works of the Arkansas photographer Michael Disfarmer."

Palin resignation motivated by 'higher calling'

Sarah Palin says her decision to resign as governor of Alaska was motivated by “a higher calling”, and she promised to keep fighting for conservative causes on a national stage.

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