Massachusetts

A chess expert at nine, Carissa Yip is set to be master next

Percy Yip began teaching his daughter Carissa to play chess in 2010. After just one year, she could beat him. Two years later, the Massachusetts schoolgirl has just become the youngest female on record to reach the US Chess Federation’s (USCF) “expert” level. Carissa is nine years old.

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Boston bomber's grave 'could be anti-US shrine'

The Boston-marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev has been buried in a rural cemetery in Virginia, infuriating some members of the area's Muslim community who say they weren't consulted, and startling local officials who said they hadn't been informed. The officials said they are concerned about the site becoming a shrine to anti-US sympathisers.