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Air Force probe expands to UK air base and five more in America

Sharon Stone denies 'air rage' reports

Sharon Stone's representative has denied reports police detained her at an airport.

Bugs! The critters eating America's forests

They may be tiny, but they're marching across the US in their billions, killing vast swathes of woodland. Graham Mole reports on a modern-day plague

Ross show to be pre-recorded after 'homophobic' comments

Jonathan Ross's Saturday morning show on Radio 2 will no longer be broadcast live.

Album: Jason Lytle, Yours Truly, the Commuter (Anti-)

Since disbanding Grandaddy prior to the band's 2006 swansong Just Like The Fambly Cat, Jason Lytle has decamped to rural Montana, where he recorded this solo debut entirely on his own.

Miley Cyrus: 'Don't call me f*t'

Teen idol Miley Cyrus has a message for Internet critics calling her fat - cyber-bullying can seriously scar people, leading them to hurt themselves.

The Philosopher and the Wolf: Lessons From the Wild, By Mark Rowlands

The United States once pursued a policy of eradicating its wolves; shooting, poisoning and trapping them until there were almost no free wild wolves in the country, says Mark Rowlands. However, with the policy now abolished, they are again roaming through parts of Wyoming, Montana and Minnesota. They are also prowling in abundance through the pages of literature, in the strikingly vivid Sharp Teeth by Toby Barlow and Joseph Smith's hauntingly beautiful debut, The Wolf.

'I'm so proud of my daughter Miley' says Billy Ray Cyrus

Singer Billy Ray Cyrus spoke of his pride last night as he and daughter Miley attended the UK premiere of Hannah Montana The Movie.

Album: Graham Lindsey, We Are All Alone in This Together, (Spacebar)

Graham Lindsey? Not, as it turns out, an accountant from Luton but a woolly and possibly wild songwriter from Montana.

The Five Corners Quintet, Hot Corner, (Ricky-Tick)

Like Sweden's Koop, Finland's Five Corners favour a swing tempo, Fifties-meets-Sixties retro style that is superficially attractive and probably great live.

James Crumley: Crime writer whose low-life novels were infused with a rugged wit

The hard-hitting crime writer James Crumley wrote novels of a honed, rugged wit that were narrated by investigators as down-at-heel as their quarries. In this he was an heir to Raymond Chandler, whose paperbacks he had come across in 1967, in a Mexican supermarket. It was an epiphany that made Crumley realise that sustained linguistic flourish was not solely the province of such work as his own first, sprawling novel about army life, One to Count Cadence. Seven more novels followed, the best of which were set in Montana, the patch he made his own throughout a turbulent, much-married life.

Rising Star: Christopher Paolini, author

Potter-deprived retailers and readers have seized on Christopher Paolini's "Inheritance" cycle of fantasy sagas with all the voracious glee of a scaly-tailed dragon spying a bunch of plump elves. Still only 24, the Montana-based prodigy sold 15 million copies of 'Eragon' and 'Eldest'.

Story Of The Scene: 'Scarface' (1983)

Cuban druglord Tony Montana (Al Pacino) is holed up in his Miami mansion as goons pour on to his property aiming to take him out for good.

Disney star regrets flashing her flesh for Vanity Fair's Leibovitz

Sitting for Vanity Fair photographer Annie Leibovitz may have seemed like a good idea at the time, but Miley Cyrus, the 15-year-old television superstar who plays Hannah Montana in the popular Disney Channel show of the same name, is now wishing she hadn't.

No Pain, No Gain: Why I'm calling time on Food & Drink Group

These are sobering times for Food & Drink Group, which runs the Jamies watering holes in the City as well as the Henry J Bean's bars. Last year's results bitterly disappointed the stock market. Now it has admitted that the current year is unlikely to offer much solace.

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Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

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