Up to 1,000 people evacuated and around 30 buildings destroyed
Christopher Knight, who has become known as the North Pond Hermit, reportedly spent 27 years in the woods of Maine
Christopher Knight, 47, was arrested last week after triggering a motion sensor set up by a game warden
A zumba instructor has admitted using her dance studio as a front for a prostitution ring that involved scores of men. The plea means that Alexis Wright will avoid a trial, as will her clients who might have been called as witnesses.
President Barack Obama was declared the winner of Florida's 29 electoral votes today, ending a four-day count with a razor-thin margin that narrowly avoided an automatic recount that would have brought back memories of the 2000 election.
Liberal states support plans to recognise same-sex unions and recreational drug use
A long-time New York City publicist who worked with celebrities including Marilyn Monroe, Robert Redford and Martin Scorsese has died. Lois Smith was 85.
Tim Burton's stalwart star gives good fang, but this gothic comedy feels about as fresh as stale garlic
As the trees begin their magnificent transformation from green to gold, Chris Leadbeater offers options far and wide to see them in all their blazing glory
Mike Doyle, former Manchester City captain and third on the club's all-time appearance list, died yesterday aged 64. Doyle played 558 matches between 1964 and 1978, during City's most successful period, culminating in his lifting the 1976 League Cup as captain.
Terry Kirby selects the best bottles to buy
In my home in Maine. From my window, I can see Penobscot Bay, seabirds, and offshore islands which are covered in snow.
It could be a lot worse, John – you could have a dipsomaniac angst rocker on your case
The 2,178-mile slog from Georgia to Maine is the pedestrian equivalent of scaling Everest. So why would anyone want to extend it?
PM hopes for cooling off this week as management and union claim success
Cecelia Burnett and Ann Swanson had already set their wedding date. When they joined about 1,000 other gay marriage supporters for an election night party in a Holiday Inn ballroom, they hoped to celebrate the vote that would make it possible.