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George W Bush was once president of controversial Delta Kappa Epsilon

Taunton school hires top consultant to get its pupils into the Ivy League

The appeal of studying in the US is growing as fees rocket at home.

Sportingbet is game for another flutter in the US

Sportingbet, the online bookie is "reviewing re-entering" the US market today after paying its last fine relating to its former activities in the world's biggest economy.

Sportingbet game for a winner with US return

Sportingbet, the online bookie is "reviewing re-entering" the US market today after paying its last fine relating to its former activities in the world's biggest economy.

Anne Bass was victim of a terrifying raid led by Emanuel Nicolescu (pictured)

Butler headed gang that terrorised US socialite's family

The plot might have been plucked from a crime novel: a wealthy US socialite and her boyfriend were tied up by an armed gang, injected with a "lethal virus," and told that, without help, they would be dead within 24 hours.

The Hollywood Sign, By Leo Braudy

"The Hollywood sign may be unique among American icons," writes Leo Braudy at the start of this dazzlingly enjoyable exposition. "Its essence is almost entirely abstract."

US kidnap case solved by stolen baby, 23 years on

A woman who snatched a baby from a New York City hospital in 1987, then raised the child as her own for more than two decades, has pleaded guilty to a kidnapping charge at a federal courthouse in Manhattan.

Woman pleads guilty in NY newborn kidnap case

A woman who snatched a newborn baby from a New York City hospital in 1987, then raised the child as her own for more than two decades, pleaded guilty to a kidnapping charge yesterday as the girl's true mother wept in the courtroom.

Face transplant woman reveals her new look

An American woman who underwent a full face transplant after being mauled by a chimpanzee in 2009 revealed her new face for the first time yesterday.

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Charlie Sheen stage show slammed by audience and critics

Charlie Sheen was heckled, booed and eventually abandoned by the crowd at his inaugural stage show, with many of the audience members chanting "refund" and heading for the exits even before the show abruptly ended.

A deadly twist in the saga of the Rockefeller impersonator

Smooth as one of the silk handkerchiefs that peeped out of his blazer pocket, Clark Rockefeller talked his way into Manhattan society by pretending to be a scion of a famous oil dynasty. Then everything went wrong. After a messy divorce, he kidnapped his daughter and led police on a six-day manhunt before being arrested on his way to an upmarket yachting marina in Baltimore.

High-speed bus crash leaves 13 passengers dead

Thirteen people died in a high-speed accident in New York yesterday when the coach they were travelling in overturned on a highway and was sliced in half by a signpost.

James Tyler: Lutenist who helped lead the early-music revival of the 1960s

The 1960s was the decade when the early music group came of age, with historically authentic ensembles such as New York Pro Musica, Studio der Frühen Musik (Munich), and David Munrow's Early Music Consort of London reaching new levels of technical and musical excellence on period instruments. The lutenist James Tyler was a member of all three groups, during the early part of a career that was devoted to the historically accurate performance of music for plucked strings. His death has robbed the early music world of one of the finest, most knowledgeable, and most likeable exponents of those instruments.

Plea over Machu Picchu artefacts

Peru's government has formally asked Barack Obama to assist its efforts in persuading Yale University to return thousands of artefacts which were taken from the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.

T. Rex was a cannibal

Tyrannosaurus Rex may have been a cannibal, new evidence suggests.

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