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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?

Revelations Gene Wilder: I thought, oh my God, Ms Webb is going to be some old busybody

The time: Summer 1988 The place: New York The man: Gene Wilder, actor and comedian

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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A timely reminder of the bloody anniversary we all forgot

A timely reminder of the bloody anniversary we all forgot

Who remembers that this week we enter the 150th anniversary year of the end of the American Civil War, asks Robert Fisk
Homeless Veterans appeal: Former soldiers pay their respects to a friend who also served

Homeless Veterans appeal

Former soldiers pay their respects to a friend who also served
Downfall of Dustin 'Screech' Diamond, the 'Saved By The Bell' star charged with bar stabbing

Scarred by the bell

The downfall of the TV star charged with bar stabbing
Why 2014 was a year of technological let-downs

Why 2014 was a year of technological let-downs

Security breaches and overhyped start-ups dominated a year in which very little changed (save the size of your phone)
Cuba's golf revolution: But will the revolutionary nation take 'bourgeois' game to its heart?

Will revolutionary Cuba take 'bourgeois' golf to its heart?

Fidel Castro ridiculed the game – but now investment in leisure resort projects is welcome
The Locked Room Mysteries: As a new collection of the genre’s best is published, its editor Otto Penzler explains the rules of engagement

The Locked Room Mysteries

As a new collection of the genre’s best is published, its editor explains the rules of engagement
Amy Adams on playing painter Margaret Keane in Tim Burton's Big Eyes

How I made myself Keane

Amy Adams hadn’t wanted to take the role of artist Margaret Keane, because she’d had enough of playing victims. But then she had a daughter, and saw the painter in a new light
Ed Richards: Parting view of Ofcom chief. . . we hate jokes on the disabled

Parting view of Ofcom chief... we hate jokes on the disabled

Bad language once got TV viewers irate, inciting calls to broadcasting switchboards. But now there is a worse offender, says retiring head of the media watchdog, Ed Richards
A look back at fashion in 2014: Wear in review

Wear in review

A look back at fashion in 2014
Ian Herbert: My 10 hopes for sport in 2015. Might just one of them happen?

Ian Herbert: My 10 hopes for sport in 2015

Might just one of them happen?
War with Isis: The West needs more than a White Knight

The West needs more than a White Knight

Despite billions spent on weapons, the US has not been able to counter Isis's gruesome tactics, says Patrick Cockburn
Return to Helmand: Private Davey Graham recalls the day he was shot by the Taliban

'The day I was shot by the Taliban'

Private Davey Graham was shot five times during an ambush in 2007 - it was the first, controversial photograph to show the dangers our soldiers faced in Helmand province
Revealed: the best and worst airlines for delays

Revealed: the best and worst airlines for delays

Many flyers are failing to claim compensation to which they are entitled, a new survey has found
The stories that defined 2014: From the Scottish independence referendum to the Ice Bucket Challenge, our writers voice their opinions

The stories that defined 2014

From the Scottish independence referendum to the Ice Bucket Challenge, our writers voice their opinions
Stoke-on-Trent becomes first British city to be classified as 'disaster resilient' by the United Nations

Disaster looming? Now you know where to head...

Which British city has become the first to be awarded special 'resilience' status by the UN?