The mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard that left 13 people dead yesterday will inevitably spark fresh debate over increased gun legislation in the US.
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Wednesday 21 August 2013
An army judge has sentenced the US soldier Bradley Manning to 35 years in jail for passing huge quantities of official secrets to the transparency group Wikileaks.
US man completes impromptu 'triathlon' in desperate bid to flee officers on foot on stolen bicycle and in a swim across a bay
Friday 19 July 2013
Despite his exertions police still needed rubber bullets and a Taser before they were finally able to arrest Brion Adam Kriss in the water
Monday 10 June 2013
What made the whistleblower give up his Hawaiian idyll?
Wednesday 22 May 2013
New treatment developed by fusing key proteins of the virus with a bacterial protein
Wednesday 22 May 2013
The golfer Ken Venturi, who died in hospital in Rancho Mirage, California on 10 May at the age of 82, was a former US Open champion who went on to become an admired broadcaster. He won 14 times on the PGA Tour and had ben inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame only 11 days ago.
Boston bomber, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, buried after public appeal to find a funeral home that would inter his remains
Thursday 09 May 2013
Almost three weeks after the elder of the two brothers suspected in the Boston Marathon bombing was killed in a police chase his body was finally interred tonight, officials said. Requests to several cemeteries to take Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s remains had been turned down.
Sunday 31 March 2013
Winner battles on two years after fractured knee
Tuesday 08 January 2013
A US military judge ruled tonight that Pte Bradley Manning, the soldier accused of stealing secret documents and giving them to WikiLeaks, suffered illegal pre-trial punishment and should have 112 days shaved from whatever sentence he might eventually receive.
Tuesday 18 December 2012
Now is not a good time to admit this, but when I went to Washington as correspondent in 1997, I had two ambitions. The first was to become proficient in Spanish – for demographic reasons that are even more obvious now than they were then – the second was to learn to shoot.
Monday 17 December 2012
First, there's self-defence. Then the high principle of states trusting their citizens
Saturday 10 November 2012
Some of the triumphalism over Barack Obama's re-election has been overdone. There has been extravagant talk of the end of the Republican Party, heading for extinction as a result of "demographics". America, it is pointed out, is becoming more diverse, more socially liberal and more accepting of the case for active government.
Tuesday 30 October 2012
Extra federal inspectors were dispatched to US nuclear-power plants in the path of Hurricane Sandy as operators and officials reassured the public that they are prepared for high winds and flooding associated with the storm.
Tuesday 23 October 2012
When it's late and you want a pick-me-up, a hyper-caffeinated energy drink might appeal more than an espresso. But their makers face a serious setback, as the United States' Food and Drug Agency (FDA) is investigating links between Monster, which contains three times more caffeine than an 8-ounce can of Red Bull, and the deaths of five people in the last year.
Wednesday 17 October 2012
WASHINGTON — Gallaudet University's embattled chief diversity officer said she wasn't taking an anti-gay stance when she signed a petition advocating for Maryland's same-sex marriage law to be put to a vote. Instead, Angela McCaskill says she was joining 200,000 others in standing up for the rights of voters to make decisions at the ballot box.
Thursday 11 October 2012
Florida Governor Rick Scott was embarrassed this week after accidentally giving out the number for a phone sex line telling concerned Floridians that it was a meningitis hotline.
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Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
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