All 50 US states are below freezing as the polar vortex sworls around North America, shattering temperature records and causing a collective shudder across the continent.
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Sunday 08 September 2013
There was no hot pursuit required when US Customs and Border Protection officers discovered a Mexican stowaway drunk and face-down in a shipment of red chilli.
Monday 19 August 2013
Darryl See was hit by a Chicago-bound train as he walked along the tracks east of Michigan City
Thursday 15 August 2013
Slam poetry? It’s hardly Wordsworth.
Sunday 11 August 2013
The Italian America’s Cup challenger Luna Rossa duly progressed to the final of the Louis Vuitton Cup elimination series after a clean sweep 4-0 win over Sweden’s Artemis Racing.
Saturday 10 August 2013
One more victory would see them through to the final where Emirates Team New Zealand await
Thursday 08 August 2013
Time is running out for Swedish America’s Cup challenger Artemis, whose sailing director is Iain Percy, after going two down to the Italians in the semi-final of the Louis Vuitton Cup elimination series.
Sunday 28 July 2013
Out of America: The Trayvon Martin story is horrifying. But the fate of a witness to an earlier outrage helps put it in the proper context
Tuesday 23 July 2013
The American actor Dennis Farina, a former Chicago policeman best known for playing tough guy roles on both sides of the law, has died aged 69.
Sunday 21 July 2013
Can Lee Westwood or Ian Poulter continue the home success after 18-year-old finishes top amateur
Wednesday 17 July 2013
Seatbelts and collapsing seats said to have exacerbated injuries of 83 people
Sunday 14 July 2013
Rescuers spend three hours using excavation equipment to free him
Friday 12 July 2013
Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton rakes in up to $200,000 (£132,000) a night in the lucrative world of professional speechmaking, according to The New York Times.
Wednesday 26 June 2013
Ari Emanuel accuses music mogul Irving Azoff of being 'fundamentally a liar and selfish'
Tuesday 18 June 2013
Climbing stairs is possibly the best and cheapest route to fitness ever invented. It's even a sport in its own right. Jane Taylor explains why we should give the lift a miss
'Near apocalyptic' dust storm causes 27-vehicle pileup, killing lorry driver and leaving several others fighting for their lives
Wednesday 12 June 2013
Blinded by dust as the storm tore across Interstate 80, vehicles began ploughing into each other, dramatically stretching limited emergency resources in sparsely populated Humboldt County, Nevada
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
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