George W Bush was once president of controversial Delta Kappa Epsilon

Boxing: Jones subdues Grant

ROY JONES Jnr's second knock-down of the night prompted Otis Grant's corner to throw in the towel in the 10th round of their world light-heavyweight title fight in Connecticut. Jones was defending both his World Boxing Council and World Boxing Association titles.

Boxing: Lewis less than a knockout in US

Boxing: Briton misses golden opportunity to 'sell' unification fight with Holyfield after uninspired world title defence

American Times Connecticut Avenue, Washington: A city that proves power is the ultimate aphrodisiac

THEY HAVE been there for weeks, this group of sad, distracted looking young men and women who sit on the pavement, just staring into the middle distance. They wait for people to come out of the smart office blocks, hoping that they will get just a little something to keep them going for another day.

Go to work on a slug

I AM just back from the home of the brave and the land of the free with a question for John Prescott as he sweats out his new transport strategy. Has he given thought to slugs?

Books: The nice storm

In the safety of American suburbia lurk trauma and tragedy. Douglas Kennedy takes a trip down those green streets

Go for a Mystic experience in a state that proves size isn't everything

WHERE New England really resembles old England is in the question of size. In places such as Connecticut, you won't need to worry about driving for hundreds of miles along dead straight roads which fuse into far, misty horizons. From east to west Connecticut is barely 100 miles across and, from north to south, even less than that. The second smallest state in the land, it's of a size that Belgians would recognise.

Film: So cold and bleak you could cheer

The Big Picture: The Ice Storm

Golf: Levi eases his way into the lead

Former champion Wayne Levi and rookie Eric Johnson both scored six-under- par rounds of 64 on Thursday to share the first-round lead at the Greater Hartford Open in Connecticut.

Boxing: Round-up

Michael Ayers' world title frustration continued yesterday when the Tooting boxer's World Boxing Organisation lightweight bout against Russia's Artur Grigorian in Stuttgart on Saturday was called off.

Tobacco meetings extended

Representatives from Philip Morris and RJR Nabisco plan to meet with unnamed opponents of the tobacco industry in the US next week to discuss details of a litigation settlement, including using company research in anti-smoking campaigns.

Ice hockey: Connecticut's Hartford Whalers to move

Hartford Whalers, Connecticut's only major league sports franchise, is to move, and will pay a $20.5m (pounds 13m) penalty to go at the end of the season, a year before its four-year contract expires.

Connecticut Days: Swept away in go-kart mania

The message was on the answering machine on our return home from Britain after Christmas. It was an invitation, discovered one day after the event, to attend a Tiger Cubs go-kart clinic at the house of a neighbour. We played the tape a few times more, but still we were baffled. A go-kart clinic?

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Meltdown puts guns back on the street

A US project has found a new use for weapons - as manhole covers

Cowes ferry comes to Connecticut

William Raynor looks at a unique, and rather ironic, transatlantic partnership
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Christian Grey cradles Ana in the Fifty Shades of Grey film
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Finding the names for America’s shame: What happens to the immigrants crossing the US-Mexico border without documents who never make it past the Arizona desert?

Finding the names for America’s shame

The immigrants crossing the US-Mexico border without documents who never make it past the Arizona desert
Inside a church for Born Again Christians: Speaking to God in a Manchester multiplex

Inside a church for Born Again Christians

As Britain's Anglican church struggles to establish its modern identity, one branch of Christianity is booming
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Olivier Rousteing is revitalising the house of Balmain

Parisian couturier Pierre Balmain made his name dressing the mid-century jet set. Today, Olivier Rousteing – heir to the house Pierre built – is celebrating their 21st-century equivalents. The result? Nothing short of Balmania
Cancer, cardiac arrest, HIV and homelessness - and he's only 39

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Tovey went from cooking for the Queen to rifling through bins for his supper. His is a startling story of endurance against the odds – and of a social safety net failing at every turn
Backhanders, bribery and abuses of power have soared in China as economy surges

Bribery and abuses of power soar in China

The bribery is fuelled by the surge in China's economy but the rules of corruption are subtle and unspoken, finds Evan Osnos, as he learns the dark arts from a master
Commonwealth Games 2014: Highland terriers stole the show at the opening ceremony

Highland terriers steal the show at opening ceremony

Gillian Orr explores why a dog loved by film stars and presidents is finally having its day
German art world rocked as artists use renowned fat sculpture to distil schnapps

Brewing the fat from artwork angers widow of sculptor

Part of Joseph Beuys' 1982 sculpture 'Fettecke' used to distil schnapps
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BBC takes viewers back down memory lane

The Secret History of Our Streets, which returns with three films looking at Scottish streets, is the inverse of Benefits Street - delivering warmth instead of cynicism
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Nicolas Cage shines in low-budget drama Joe

Cage plays an ex-con in David Gordon Green's independent drama, which has been adapted from a novel by Larry Brown
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Make your own ice lollies and frozen yoghurt

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Fiesta is UK's most popular car of all-time

Sales have topped 4.1 million since 1976. To celebrate this milestone, four Independent writers recall their Fiestas with pride
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Female boxers set to compete at Commonwealth Games for first time

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Five things we’ve learned so far about United under Van Gaal

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