A long-running legal battle in the United States could change the way Sherlock Holmes and other characters are portrayed in future books and films
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Sunday 17 April 2011
Thursday 17 March 2011
One businessman, at least, is bucking the recessionary trend in his beleaguered country. In the four years since he won the 2007 Grand National with the patched-up point-to-pointer Silver Birch, Gordon Elliott's training empire has expanded from 10 horses to 60, and patronage from some of the sport's shrewdest owners. Here yesterday he put the seal on his emerging talent with a double, courtesy of Chicago Grey in the opening National Hunt Challenge Cup and Carlito Brigante, who turned the normally competitive Coral Cup into a solo tour de force.
Wednesday 23 February 2011
Voters in Chicago were choosing a successor to longtime Mayor Richard Daley yesterday, with former White House chief-of-staff Rahm Emanuel leading the pack. It was the first time in two decades that Mr Daley was not listed on the ballot.
Sunday 06 February 2011
Born in Illinois, educated in Minnesota, now living in Tennessee via time spent in Vermont and China, it should come as no surprise that Washburn sounds like no one else.
Saturday 29 January 2011
It looked tricky there for a while, but finally it seems that Rahm Emanuel, the former White House Chief of Staff, will be on the ballot papers when the citizens of Chicago go to the polls next month to choose a new mayor.
Tuesday 25 January 2011
He has already raised more than $10 million. Last week he stood on a stage in the city's cultural centre as the big dog – Bill Clinton – spoke to a capacity crowd to offer his all-important endorsement. He has even endured the first of several planned televised debates with his opponents for the job that he wants and thinks he deserves.
Wednesday 16 June 2010
The last major unlisted bourse in North America went public yesterday when the Chicago Board Options Exchange, the biggest options trading venue in the US, began trading amid strong demand on Wall Street's Nasdaq index.
Tuesday 26 January 2010
US president Barack Obama has skipped jury service after being summoned in Illinois, it emerged yesterday.
Sunday 06 December 2009
Illinois-based Fitzsimmons'previous album was abouthis parents' divorce. Thisone is about his own. It isa late-night-by-candlelightsort of record that, if thephases of grief can looselybe split into shock, denial,anger and acceptance,wallows wonderfully inthat final stage. Comparisonsto Iron & Wine areinevitable, but what thepair share by way of beardand banjo, they part fromby way of broken heart."We'll love again/ Just noteach other," Fitzsimmonswhispers, making it cruelto put out that once againhis loss is the listener'sgain.
Tuesday 24 November 2009
A single ocean once covered much of the northern half of Mars, supplied with water from a belt of rain-fed rivers, new research suggests.
Thursday 23 April 2009
Tony Blair's speech in Chicago last night was an important defence of liberal interventionism, 10 years after his original Chicago speech* in the middle of the Kosovo conflict.
Friday 09 January 2009
The Illinois House of Representatives today impeached Governor Rod Blagojevich, who is accused of abuse of power including an attempt to sell President-elect Barack Obama's former US Senate seat.
Wednesday 07 January 2009
The man named by the scandal-plagued governor of Illinois to replace President-elect Barack Obama in the US Senate failed to gain entry yesterday when the chamber's secretary rejected as incomplete his credentials for the seat.
Wednesday 24 December 2008
An internal report released by Barack Obama's transition team confirmed that the incoming White House Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, spoke with the disgraced Governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, and his top aide about the Senate seat being vacated by the President-elect but that there was nothing untoward in the conversations.
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Friday 17 October 2008
A team from the University of Illinois medical school has found that the optimum tempo at which to perform CPR on someone who is undergoing a heart attack is 100 beats per minute.
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
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France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
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