The gas station is one of America's most evocative symbols. Holly Williams looks back on 50 years of life at the pump
DC Comics' co-publisher responds to the furore after Batwoman co-authors resign
US government says they have evidence Osama bin Laden obtained leaked documents
Heavy support during the week suggests a new officer is ready for promotion to the elite corps at Ballydoyle.
The 5 cent coin was one of five produced illegally by a rogue US Mint worker
Underdogs welcomed home today after beating the odds, 49ers' fightback and a bizarre power cut
Baltimore Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers
Quit at the top, they say. But in sport, it's the hardest thing. Bobby Jones did it. So did Rocky Marciano, while in 1973 Jackie Stewart retired from Formula One, having won his third drivers' championship, and in 2002 Pete Sampras bowed out as US Open champion. But who else? Now Ray Lewis has a chance to do likewise.
Federal and local authorities, along with utilities across the north-eastern United States, are gearing up for a visit from a Halloween weather monster dubbed the ‘Frankenstorm’ that could inflict $1bn worth of damage as it brings gale-force winds, heavy rain, costal flooding and possibly snow next week.
His work here is nearly done. Michael Phelps won his 17th gold medal, and last individual, last night with a swim that characterised every detail that has made him an Olympian like no other.
Michael Phelps again outshone Milorad Cavic as the pair renewed their rivalry in the 100 metres butterfly.
Ryan Lochte deposed Michael Phelps as the Olympic 400 metres individual medley champion as he secured a dominant victory at the Aquatics Centre.
A Kansas man has revealed that hours after buying three tickets in last week's Mega Millions lottery frenzy that swept America, he was hit by lightning, proving the adage about how hopelessly small the chances are of winning.
Adrienne Rich was "one of the most widely read and influential poets of the second half of the 20th century", according to the Anthology of Modern American Poetry. The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States goes further, saying that "There is no writer of comparable influence and achievement in so many areas of the contemporary women's movement as the poet and theorist Adrienne Rich." Rich described herself succinctly as "a white woman, a Jew, a lesbian, and a United States citizen."
They like a nickname Down Under – there is a federal law that states no team can depart Australian shores without having "roos" attached to their name – but when it comes to James Magnussen, it's not so much a moniker as a statement of intent.
The portrayal of Poe as a sleuth is a real horror, but not in a good way