Jackson doctor faces manslaughter probe

Michael Jackson's personal doctor is the target of the manslaughter investigation into the singer's death, according to court documents.

Agents raid Jackson doctor's office

Los Angeles police and federal drug agents searched the Houston clinic of Michael Jackson's doctor today, even as investigators in California sought more information from him.

Migration rises from Houston to London as banks seek oil & gas experts

A dearth of British oil and gas investment bankers has led to a wave of senior rainmakers moving from Texas to the City of London.

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Stanford pleads not guilty in fraud case

After spending a week in jail, Texas financier Allen Stanford pleaded not guilty on Thursday to 21 criminal charges that he ran a $7 billion Ponzi scheme.

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Texas billionaire Allen Stanford, chairman of the troubled Stanford Financial Group, is to appear in court today on fraud charges after surrendering to FBI agents, officials said.

Huey Long: Singer and guitarist who found fame with the Ink Spots

The singer and songwriter, Huey Long, who has died at the age of 105, had a long and impressive musical history, but he will best be remembered for his time as a singer and guitarist with the most influential of all black vocal groups, the Ink Spots.

Cricket's tarnished tycoon is left 'living on charity'

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Solicitor arrested over alleged Nigeria bribery

A London solicitor was arrested yesterday on suspicion of conspiring to steer massive bribes to Nigerian officials in order to win construction contracts.

Stanford tracked down by FBI

Billionaire found in Virginia as authorities launch criminal investigation into money laundering claims

Stanford: panic spreads as fraud inquiry widens

From Antigua to Colombia, investors fear money is lost

Octuplets born: It's a boy... a boy... four more boys... and two girls

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Hacker was naive not criminal, says expert

A British computer expert hacked into US military networks through "naivety" as a result of his Asperger's Syndrome and should not be considered a criminal, an expert said today.

Hurricane Ike causes up to $18bn damage in Texas

Rescuers made their way through piles of debris and water-filled streets in Texas seaside towns yesterday after Hurricane Ike flooded hundreds of miles of US coastline, cut power to millions and pummelled the oil hub of Houston.

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