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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Academic claims King Arthur was real - and reveals where he lived

Dr Andrew Breeze says the legendary figure did exist – but was a general, not a king
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Migrant crisis: UN official Philippe Douste-Blazy reveals the harrowing sights he encountered among refugees arriving on Lampedusa

‘Can we really just turn away?’

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Nine of Syria and Iraq's 10 world heritage sites are in danger as Isis ravages centuries of history

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