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George Hickenlooper: Film-maker best known for his documentary about the making of ‘Apocalypse Now’

A director whose eclectic body of work included documentaries and features, George Hickenlooper suffered a heart attack on his way to the US premiere of his latest film, Casino Jack, starring Kevin Spacey as the disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff. It had debuted in September at the Toronto Film Festival to strong reviews and audience reaction, and it seemed at last that Hickenlooper had managed to merge the two strands of his work into one potentially successful film.

Rupert Cornwell: A last, desperate throw of the dice for Illinois

Out of America: All along the Mississippi, riverboat casinos are helping deficit-hit states to balance the books

Worker survives mile-plus trip through Missouri sewer

A sewer worker who became unhooked from his safety line was swept through a 27-inch pipe for over a mile before his cries for help were heard and he was rescued.

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More couples than ever are opting for invasive fertility treatments, even though there are other methods that cost far less – both financially and emotionally. Jane Feinmann reports on the gentler ways to get pregnant

Jewellery theft suspect coughs up the evidence

Police claim that a man accused of trying to sell a stolen ring coughed up the evidence while officers were questioning him. Pictures of the diamond ring worth $20,000 (£12,000) were circulated among jewellers in Joplin, Missouri, after it was reported stolen from a car on Thursday.

E Jane Dickson: When it comes to children, I'm for banning alcohol

Is it really so hard to explain that alcohol is a pleasure best deferred?

Cycling: First six announced for British team to tackle Tour de France

A British road racing team that hopes to produce a Tour de France champion within five years has unveiled its first six riders.

Woman found dead with foetus cut from womb

A missing foetus that was cut and removed from its murdered mother's womb could still be alive, police in the US said.

Mother flees with son to elude treatment order





Police across the United States were on the look-out today for a mother and son who had fled their home in southern Minnesota to elude court-ordered chemotherapy for the boy, who has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Passenger lands plane after pilot dies

A passenger landed a twin-engine plane in Florida after the pilot died in flight with a total of six people on board.

Diminished Capacity (15)

Adapted from his own novel by Sherwood Kiraly, this comedy about mental infirmity is perhaps sunnier than its subject usually allows.

The most hated man in the US

A hitherto unknown Englishman has, with a performance of towering snobbery on a reality show, managed to turn himself into one of the most disliked men in America.

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