At least 16 deaths were blamed on a snow storm that swept across the eastern half of the US as North Dakota experiences -35C
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Wednesday 24 August 2011
An American man is suing his doctor after waking up from an operation that he had expected to be a simple circumcision to discover that part of his penis had been amputated.
Wednesday 17 August 2011
An Australian teenager who spent 10 hours with a fake bomb chained to her neck said today that she is relieved the FBI has arrested a man accused of breaking into her home and tethering the device to her as part of an elaborate extortion plot.
Wednesday 17 August 2011
Tuesday 16 August 2011
A man is due in court in the US to face extradition proceedings in connection with a fake bomb alert.
Thursday 04 August 2011
A potentially deadly drug-resistant form of salmonella is spreading across the world and has already infected hundreds of people in Britain, scientists have warned.
Sunday 05 June 2011
The sixth album by these Kentucky alt-country types sees them risk destroying forever the aura of existential gravitas they've accrued with the previous five.
Friday 20 May 2011
A hit-and-run victim who was completely paralysed from the waist down has stood up on his own and taken faltering steps on a treadmill after pioneering treatment.
Wednesday 11 May 2011
The bulging Mississippi River has rolled into the fertile Mississippi Delta, threatening to destroy cotton, rice and corn fields.
Friday 18 March 2011
The Kentucky combo Cage the Elephant manage to find a new wrinkle on the face of US indie-punk, thanks to an enthusiasm for yoking catchy melodies to abrasive guitar riffs that recalls the Pixies.
Thursday 17 March 2011
The former world heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali has asked Iran to release two American hikers held since 2009 on charges of spying.
Tuesday 08 February 2011
For a major corporate move that is supposed to take place before the end of this year, the transfer of 2,500 BBC staff from London to the new media centre at Salford Quays seems to be causing as many problems as it was designed to solve.
Monday 27 December 2010
A glass vial stopped with a cork during the Civil War has been opened, revealing a coded message to the desperate Confederate commander in Vicksburg on the day the Mississippi city fell to Union forces 147 years ago.
Thursday 16 December 2010
A woman who knows no fear because of damage to a key emotion centre in her brain is lucky to be alive, scientists said today.
Friday 03 December 2010
And it will come to pass that on the third day of the fifth month of 2014, a mighty ark will appear on a hill not far from Interstate 75 so that the people of north-east Kentucky will not perish in a great storm and will reap great rewards of money and prosperity as the tourists there will multiply and buy many dolls in the likeness of Noah.
Tuesday 02 November 2010
Richard Hughes, five behind Paul Hanagan in the battle for this year's jockeys' crown, has raised the intriguing possibility that he could give up the lucrative pickings of the weekend's Breeders Cup meeting in Kentucky in favour of the professional satisfaction of a first title. The Flat championship season ends at Doncaster on Saturday, when Hughes is scheduled to partner Paco Boy against the hot favourite Goldikova in the £1.1m Mile at Churchill Downs.
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