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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Friday 05 October 2012
More than 17,000 vials of an injectable steroid that has been linked to 35 cases of meningitis, five of them fatal, were sent to doctors' offices and clinics in 23 states over the summer, health officials said yesterday.
Sunday 30 September 2012
Out of America: The system of interstates, built from the 1950s, has always attracted myths – and lone assassins
Saturday 04 August 2012
They came, they saw, they conquered and now they go back to school. While Michael Phelps will return to Baltimore having cemented his place in history with another barrow load of Olympic gold, even he has been upstaged in the Olympic pool by a quartet of teenagers.
Wednesday 11 July 2012
The US Episcopal Church yesterday approved a liturgy for clergy to use in blessing same-sex unions, including gay marriages in states where they are legal, becoming the largest US religious denomination to approve such a ritual.
Monday 09 July 2012
The heat that blanketed much of the US and left at least 46 people dead will begin easing up this week as temperatures approach normal from the Midwest to the East Coast.
Monday 02 July 2012
Millions of people in a swath of states along the US East Coast and farther west went into a third sweltering day without power today after a round of summer storms that killed more than a dozen people.
Sunday 01 July 2012
At least 13 people have died and three million were left without power after violent storms pummelled the eastern United States.
Monday 21 May 2012
Whatever the fate of the 2,000 Guineas winner Camelot at Epsom in 12 days' time, and whatever his destiny afterwards, at least one Triple Crown dream is still alive. The Kentucky Derby hero I'll Have Another followed up in the second leg of the US version, the Preakness Stakes, on Saturday night and is now bound for the third, next month's Belmont Stakes.
Thursday 05 April 2012
The reek of rhetorical gunpowder hung over Washington last night as Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama abruptly hurled themselves into the 2012 battle for the White House regardless of the lingering presence of other rivals for the Republican Party nomination.
Thursday 05 April 2012
War of words as challenger cruises to victory in Wisconsin, Maryland and Washington DC
Wednesday 04 April 2012
Mitt Romney tightened his grip on the Republican presidential nomination last night, sweeping primaries in Wisconsin, Maryland and Washington DC, and shifted his focus to the general election with a sharp attack on President Barack Obama.
Monday 02 April 2012
A Kansas man has revealed that hours after buying three tickets in last week's Mega Millions lottery frenzy that swept America, he was hit by lightning, proving the adage about how hopelessly small the chances are of winning.
Sunday 01 April 2012
America was a nation plunged into disappointment yesterday as all but three citizens realised their raids on the penny jar to buy tickets in a lottery with a jackpot of $656m (£409m) had come to nought.
Saturday 31 March 2012
Maryland state lottery officials announced early Saturday their state sold what could become the world's largestlottery payout of all-time, but it wasn't immediately clear if that ticket holder would get sole possession of the $640m (£400m) jackpot or have to split it with other winners.
Thursday 01 March 2012
An inmate at Guantanamo Bay has admitted helping al-Qa'ida plot attacks from his native Pakistan, in the first plea deal by one of the so-called "high value" detainees at the US base in Cuba.
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Refugees welcome: More than 250,000 sign Independent petition calling for Britain to 'take its fair share'
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