The state of Massachusetts plans to release a colony of snakes on an empty island has led to public concern that the snakes may swim to the mainland
Lord Jeffery was known in Amherst as a man who advocated giving Native Americans smallpox-infected blankets
The drug has been linked to eight deaths in the state
Prosecuters say the teenager followed the 24-year-old teacher into the girls’ toilets before raping her and slitting her throat with a box cutter
The jam was caused by emergency crews calling in a helicopter after a traffic accident
The twin blasts killed three people and wounded more than 260 others at the end of the city's marathon in April 2013
Dale Mortensen shared the 2010 Nobel Prize in Economics for developing innovative methods to analyse unemployment and labour markets. He started out by wanting to know why some people remained unemployed when businesses had jobs they could not fill, and he wondered why similar jobs could have significantly different salaries.
Well-wishers queued outside to pay their respects at the temple where the 17-year-old was laid to rest
Hundreds of strangers on Facebook have helped Hallie Twomey with her mission
Michael and Martin have had their picture taken with Father Christmas every year since 1980, now they are getting their children in on the act
A recent study has drawn links between mass culls or poaching of elephant herds and elephant psychological trauma
Joseph Nigro was detained by officers investigating file sharing network
Something to Declare
Palm-sized cubes use flywheels and magnets to snap together with future applications including emergency repairs and configurable furniture
Gems from the canon of Norman Rockwell, whose depictions of post-war America still conjure nostalgia for a seemingly simpler, more optimistic time, are bound for the auction block at Sotheby’s in New York. The collection offers a perfect sampling of Rockwell’s iconic style that seems almost photographic in its detail, capturing ordinary moments and rituals in the daily life in America six decades ago. They are among seven works that will go under the hammer on 4 December and were each commissioned as covers for the Saturday Evening Post.
Last of the summer whine