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Moore faces charges including computer hacking and aggravated identity theft

Gold rush boosts A&B profits

Albemarle & Bond said its gold-buying service contributed nearly a fifth of total profits in its first full year of operation.

Gay marriages halted in California

A federal appeals court has put same-sex weddings in California on hold indefinitely while it considers the constitutionality of the state's gay marriage ban.

Eight killed in California off-road race

A vehicle ran into a crowd and killed eight people during an off-road race in the Southern California desert, police said today.

Miss California disowned over anti-gay marriage stance

The mayor of Beverly Hills is outraged over a Miss USA contestant who spoke out against same-sex marriage and said she represented the city in the pageant.

Madeleine McCann's parents 'more determined' after US kidnap reunion

The parents of missing Madeleine McCann said today that the reappearance of child kidnap victim Jaycee Lee Dugard 18 years after she disappeared "only makes us more determined" to find their daughter.

Pageant official quits over Miss California move

In the latest twist in a scandal that has rocked an American beauty pageant, a former Miss USA has resigned as co-executive of the Miss California USA competition following owner Donald Trump's decision to let the state's controversial title holder keep her crown.

Gunmen abduct 3-year-old boy from home in US

Authorities say a 3-year-old boy has been kidnapped by two gunmen who broke into his family's home in Southern California and tied up his mother and her five other children.

Bottle Shock (12A)

To wine buffs the 1976 blind-tasting of the old-world French and the brash new Californians as organised by the Academie du Vin's Steven Spurrier is a landmark.

Asthma linked to autumn and winter births

Babies whose first few months of life coincide with high pollen and mould seasons may be at increased risk of developing early symptoms of asthma, research suggests.

Wild Child (12A)

On balance, gouging one's eyeballs with a chopstick would be more fun than watching this crummy tween comedy about a Californian princess (Emma Roberts) dispatched to a girls' academy in England to learn lessons in humility, humanity and so on.

Cost Of Living: Shutters

In Britain we tend to compensate for our summer's uncanny impersonation of winter by over-exposing ourselves to the sun when it occasionally turns up. But when you need sanctuary from the heat, heavy curtains are never very cool.

California ban on gay marriage thrown out

The Supreme Court in California has overturned a ban on gay marriage, opening the way for the state to become the second in America to permit same-sex couples to wed.

Starbucks ordered to pay out $100m in withheld tips

A court in California has awarded what may be the biggest tip in history.

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee