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Willie Mitchell told his victim 'I'm gonna show you' before shooting her vehicle

White House tight-lipped over Monica 'kiss'

THE White House is ready to admit that President Clinton had a physical relationship with Monica Lewinsky, America's television networks said yesterday, quoting "well-placed sources".

Music: Rose who endured a life of thorns

Tim Rose is famous for missing the boat: for writing the song that made Jimi Hendrix; for turning down one by Bob Dylan. But, writes Glyn Brown, he's by no means finished yet.

`Listen to me... I did not have sexual relations with her'

In a fighting statement from the White House, President Bill Clinton rejected all the allegations against him as false and said he did not have sexual relations with Monica Lewinsky, the White House trainee, nor did he tell her to lie. As Mary Dejevsky reports, this was a high-risk gambit that places Mr Clinton's presidency on the line.

Clinton accused of forcing 21-year-old to hide their affair

President Bill Clinton, fresh from his interrogation at the hands of Paula Jones' lawyers, now stands accused of coercing a young woman to perjure herself by denying that she had an affair with him. Previous "bimbo eruptions" have assailed the president's moral character, John Carlin says, but this is the most sensational allegation against him yet because, if true, Mr Clinton is facing the prospect criminal charges and even jail.

American Football: As simple as AFC for CBS

CBS, which four years ago lost its long-standing National Football League contract to its rival network Fox, is getting back in the football business. According to a CBS radio report, CBS Television will pay $4bn (pounds 2.4bn) over the next eight years for the rights to broadcast the American Football Conference games, wresting the package away another rival network, NBC.

Nanny Trial: Sharp contrast in US justice style

Louise Woodward's trial has highlighted justice, US-style. Kim Sengupta examines the differences in the judicial system across the Atlantic, and asks whether the young nanny received a fair hearing by British standards.

Boxing: Holyfield spurns chance to bite back

Last week's dental debacle continues to exercise the imagination of the American public, and Evander Holyfield chose the nation's most public forum, David Letterman's Late Show on CBS television, to air his views.

From a planet to a satellite

It took CNN founder Ted Turner 35 years to build up his media empire and he did things his way - blunt, brash and bossy. Now a merger with Time Warner leaves him second-in-command. Can he handle it? By Meg Carter

Christian Brothers make their 'deathbed confession'

Peter Stanford reports on the stern Catholic teaching order that has admitted cruelty and abuse

Mr Imperfect

The real-life Bill Cosby looked to be indistinguishable from Dr Huxtable, his fictional persona in `The Cosby Show': affectionate, faithful, the perfect family man. Now that he appears tainted, can America love him still? By David Usborne

Obituary: Wilf Carter

Wilf Carter, aka Montana Slim, was one of the last surviving links with the early giants of country music. A native of Nova Scotia, he worked with Jimmie Rodgers and the legendary Carter Family, with Bradley Kincaid and Goebel Reeves, and became, over a 60-year career, a Canadian institution.

How to shake the nation in your boxers shorts

From the comfort of his Los Angeles home, Matt Drudge turns out an Internet bulletin that is required reading among politicians and in the media.

STATESIDE

Presidential candidate Bob Dole has long wanted to restrict the content of TV programmes. Now he has a new excuse. Senator Dole has welcomed a report from the US cable TV industry which concludes that the violence seen on US television can be "psychologically harmful". The year-long study found that 57 per cent of American programmes contain some violence, often in contexts that "desensitise the viewer". The report will be used by Dole and other right-wing Republicans to force through legislation that makes manufacturers install a "V-Chip" in all new TV sets. The chip would block programmes with violent content and has become a key election issue. President Clinton has endorsed the chip; on 29 February he will host a White House meeting of network chiefs that will also discuss a new ratings system for TV shows.

Westinghouse sells defence business

Westinghouse Electric Corporation has agreed to sell its defence electronics business to Northrop Grumman in a deal worth $3.6bn (pounds 2.5bn). The company said that the transaction would allow it to cover more than 65 per cent of the $5.4bn it borrowed to pay for CBS. In December, Westinghouse raised $565m with the sale of Knoll Group, which makes office furniture.

Whistleblower set to put a match to tobacco barons

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