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A family argument Sunday in Ohio ended in the shooting deaths of eight people in two places, including an 11-year-old, and two more people were wounded.

Ohio demolition error sends spectators running

A smokestack being demolished at an old power plant toppled in the wrong direction and sent spectators scrambling before knocking down two 12,000-volt power lines and crashing into a building which housed back-up generators.

FedEx to buy transport firm

FedEx to buy transport firm

Meter 'angel' grounded

A 63-year-old Cincinnati grandmother was found guilty of obstructing official business by putting coins in expired parking meters in a random act of kindness.

Fairy meter grandmother

A 63-year-old Cincinnati grandmother was found guilty of obstructing official business by putting coins in expired parking meters in a random act of kindness.

Letter: Redwood wins,either way

From Mr Peter Stockill

Mine fatality

Mine fatality

Health Update: Caffeine just the job

NIGHT-shift workers who must remain alert when their bodies are at their lowest ebb would benefit from a four- hour nap the evening before the shift begins - plus strong coffee on the job, say American researchers.

Late return to ancestral home

CLEVELAND, OHIO - Tambo Tambo, an aborigine brought to America last century to perform in freak shows, is going home toE Australia after undertakers discovered his mummified body in a funeral home about to be closed. Tambo died in a Cleveland hoteTHER write errorl of pneumonia on 23 February 1884, aged 21, while on a theatrical tour of the US. He was embalmed, but the funeral home was left with the remains, after confusion over the legality of burying him. Reuter

Letter: Ohio thought that we were bonkers

Sir: Keith Elliott states ('Outsider smashes his way to conker title', 11 October) that conkers is a popular game in Ohio, hence the name the Buckeye State.

Nobel winner leads way for black American writers

THE BURGEONING modern school of black American writers received a supreme and unexpected international accolade yesterday when the Ohio-born novelist Toni Morrison won the 1993 Nobel Prize for Literature, in recognition, according to the Swedish Academy, of her gift for bringing 'life to an essential aspect of American reality'.

Sports Letters: Outdated title

Sir: Given that the IAAF is now intent on contesting the decision by the Ohio courts involving an award of damages to Butch Reynolds for loss of earnings, would now be an appropriate time for that organisation to drop the 'amateur' from its title?

New 'Ivan the Terrible' claim

WASHINGTON (Reuter) - The Second World War Nazi death camp guard known as 'Ivan the Terrible' is alive and may soon be taken into custody, a US congressman claimed.

Health Update: Blue cycle

WOMEN on antidepressants may need higher doses just before their periods. Doctors at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio report two cases where blood concentrations of antidepressant halved before menstruation; both women had said their symptoms became worse in the premenstrual period. Increasing the dose seven to 10 days before a period improved symptoms, says a report in the Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
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Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton: The power dynamics of the two first families

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Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley with a hotbed of technology start-ups

Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

The Swedish capital is home to two of the most popular video games in the world, as well as thousands of technology start-ups worth hundreds of millions of pounds – and it's all happened since 2009
Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture
Jennifer Saunders and Kate Moss join David Walliams on set for TV adaptation of The Boy in the Dress

The Boy in the Dress: On set with the stars

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La Famille Bélier is being touted as this year's Amelie - so why are many in the deaf community outraged by it?

Deaf community outraged by La Famille Bélier

The new film tells the story of a deaf-mute farming family and is being touted as this year's Amelie
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10 best high-end laptops

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Michael Carberry: ‘After such a tough time, I’m not sure I will stay in the game’

Michael Carberry: ‘After such a tough time, I’m not sure I will stay in the game’

The batsman has grown disillusioned after England’s Ashes debacle and allegations linking him to the Pietersen affair
Susie Wolff: A driving force in battle for equality behind the wheel

Susie Wolff: A driving force in battle for equality behind the wheel

The Williams driver has had plenty of doubters, but hopes she will be judged by her ability in the cockpit
Adam Gemili interview: 'No abs Adam' plans to muscle in on Usain Bolt's turf

'No abs Adam' plans to muscle in on Usain Bolt's turf

After a year touched by tragedy, Adam Gemili wants to become the sixth Briton to run a sub-10sec 100m
Calls for a military mental health 'quality mark'

Homeless Veterans campaign

Expert calls for military mental health 'quality mark'
Racton Man: Analysis shows famous skeleton was a 6ft Bronze Age superman

Meet Racton Man

Analysis shows famous skeleton was a 6ft Bronze Age superman
Garden Bridge: St Paul’s adds to £175m project’s troubled waters

Garden Bridge

St Paul’s adds to £175m project’s troubled waters
Stuff your own Christmas mouse ornament: An evening class in taxidermy with a festive feel

Stuff your own Christmas mouse ornament

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Joint Enterprise: The legal doctrine which critics say has caused hundreds of miscarriages of justice

Joint Enterprise

The legal doctrine which critics say has caused hundreds of miscarriages of justice
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Freud and Eros

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