Adam Lanza, the young man who gunned down twenty children and six staff members in a shooting spree at Sandy Hook Elementary School in the US last year, had an “obsession with mass murders, in particular the April 1999 shootings at Columbine high school in Colorado,” according to a report on the investigation into the bloody attack.
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Thursday 17 March 2011
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.
Sunday 13 March 2011
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.
Wednesday 08 December 2010
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.
Thursday 04 November 2010
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.
Saturday 16 October 2010
Tyrannosaurus Rex may have been a cannibal, new evidence suggests.
Thursday 23 September 2010
Tuesday 31 August 2010
Humans were organising mass banquets to foster community spirit 12,000 years ago, scientists learned.
Tuesday 31 August 2010
Humans were organising "mass banquets" to foster community spirit 12,000 years ago, scientists believe.
Wednesday 04 August 2010
A black warehouse driver who had complained of racial harassment at work went on a shooting rampage yesterday, killing eight people before apparently killing himself. The shooting occurred at a beer distributorship in Manchester, Connecticut, about 100 miles north east of New York City.
Wednesday 16 June 2010
An energy company has donated a new furnace to a man who cut off most of his left arm after it got stuck in his home's boiler.
Monday 05 April 2010
US space shuttle Discovery blasted off on today on a 13-day mission to the International Space Station, one of the final resupply flights before the United States retires the shuttle fleet later this year.
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