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Just over six months after it was resurrected by German investors, online technology magazine The Kernel could be set to disappear once again after being swallowed up by a US rival.

Racing: Ouija Board the Texas trailblazer

It seems, from the British and Irish perspective at least, that the venue for this year's Breeders' Cup is most appropriate. Lone Star Park in Texas is where racing's Olympics will be held on Saturday week and Ouija Board stands as the sole luminary from these parts travelling to Grand Prairie.

Racing: Doyen can regain his Champion status

The leaves are dropping off the 2004 Flat season, and so might be the attention, but a cattle prod to the ribs arrives this afternoon in the shape of Newmarket's Champions' Day, which is not so grandiose as the nomenclature might suggest.

'Miracle' in Rio Grande after Christ of the Undocumented is saved

When Christ was washed up, it was the officers from the town of Eagle Pass, Texas, who came to His rescue. Little did they know their actions would have such an impact.

Bush papers were faked, admits CBS

CBS News admitted yesterday that it had been duped into using faked documents in its report this month suggesting that President George Bush had shirked his duties during his Vietnam-era service in the Texas Air National Guard.

Bush faces pressure over drugs and draft

After weeks in which John Kerry's military record has been picked to pieces, President George Bush now faces a double blast of scrutiny over his own past, raising new questions over his avoidance of the Vietnam draft and his alleged use of drugs.

Bill Martin Jnr

Author of 'Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You See?' and 'Chicka Chicka Boom Boom'

Will American voters fall for the confidence tricks of President Bush a second time?

Just four years ago, though it seems an eternity, an inconsequential Texas governor armed with an inconsequential programme, a folksy smile and vague promises of "returning dignity to the White House", accepted the nomination of his party in Philadelphia. Last night, courtesy of the US Supreme Court rather than US voters, George W Bush was at the Republican convention in Madison Square Garden to receive that distinction for a second time. The razzmatazz will be much the same as in 2000. But everything else has changed, thanks to that awful Manhattan morning of 11 September 2001.

A poisonous kind of justice

When Dr Thomas Butler noticed vials of plague bacteria were missing from his Texas university lab, he did the right thing and informed the FBI - only to find himself the prime suspect in a bio-terrorism investigation. Now he's in jail, but his fate was sealed by paranoia and prejudice. Rose George investigates

Enron's Skilling told to report for charity work as part of bail terms

Jeffrey Skilling, the former chief executive of Enron, has been ordered to work for a charity which builds homes for poor families as he awaits trial on 35 counts of fraud, insider trading and other crimes relating to the collapse of the energy giant.

Boy, 10, shot father dead after parents' 'ugly' divorce

The 10-year-old son of divorced American parents shot his father dead as he was being picked up from his mother's home in Texas.

Baseball: Martinez shuts out Devil Rays

The Pitcher Pedro Martinez gave away just six hits to record his first shut-out in almost four years as the Boston Red Sox won 6-0 against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the American League on Thursday night.

Gravesen warns Everton

Listeners shun Johnny Vaughan radio show

Johnny Vaughan has lost nearly 400,000 listeners from the Capital FM breakfast show since taking over from Chris Tarrant, according to official figures published today.

Tour De France: Mercado hits top gear as surprise duel fuels leader

Juan Miguel Mercado may have claimed his maiden stage victory in the Tour de France yesterday, but Lance Armstrong hogged the headlines.

Tour de France: Armstrong puts victory ahead of largesse

It was one of the rare occasions that Lance Armstrong did not get what he wanted in this year's Tour - but still the Texan came out on top. He had intended to gift the last Alpine stage to his team-mate Floyd Landis, but in the event, a last-second charge for the line enabled Armstrong to inch ahead of his German rival Andreas Klöden in a five-man sprint, thereby gaining his fourth stage win of the year and 20th of his career.

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