An internet celebrity known as “Kai the hatchet-wielding hitcher” has been charged with murder, after he allegedly bludgeoned a 73-year-old man to death.
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Newly uncovered footage emerges of Hindenburg airship, emblazoned with Nazi swastikas, flying over New York just hours before giant fireball killed 35 people
Wednesday 08 May 2013
The huge German airship exploded above a New Jersey airfield on May 6 1937 – with newsreel footage of its burning wreckage forming one of the 20th Century’s most iconic images
Monday 06 May 2013
The Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill has been sentenced to three months in prison for failing to pay taxes on earnings of around $1m.
Friday 03 May 2013
A convicted American killer living in Cuba has become the first woman to be named on the FBI’s “Most Wanted Terrorists” list.
Zach Braff takes to Kickstarter to crowd-fund new film, close to hitting $2 million target in two days
Friday 26 April 2013
Zach Braff’s long awaited follow up to his acclaimed film Garden State has taken its inspiration from Veronica Mars - well its crowd funding model, at least.
Thursday 11 April 2013
German police are searching for thieves who may or may not be overweight and chocolate-mouthed after five tons of Nutella were stolen in the latest global food heist.
Thursday 04 April 2013
In her way, Barbara Piasecka Johnson epitomised the American dream. She came to New York in 1968, an immigrant from Poland with a degree in art history and barely $100 in her pocket. She left some 18 years later as one of the richest women in the world, her fortune sealed by victory in one of the largest – and surely the most unpleasant – probate battles in US history.
Thursday 28 March 2013
The formation of the group is expected to be announced in the next few weeks and is thought to have a goal of raising $50m to campaign for political reform on immigration and education issues.
Wednesday 27 March 2013
Police found an emaciated four-year-old boy in a flat with the body of his mother, who appeared to have been dead for about five days.
Friday 22 March 2013
William Faulkner wrote several works about the fictional Yoknapatawpha County. Steinbeck mined the possibilities of his native California in the “Dustbowl” years of the Depression. But we have to look back to James Joyce and his love-hate relationship with Dublin to find an equivalent of Philip’s Roth attitude to his birthplace, Newark.
Monday 11 March 2013
Online gambling group 888 has set up a joint venture with the $12 billion (£8 billion) Avenue Capital investment group to launch online gambling in the United States.
Sunday 10 February 2013
Thousands of false identities used in elaborate scam
Friday 25 January 2013
The founder and CEO of Facebook is to host his first political fundraiser, for the popular – if controversial Republican Governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie.
Wednesday 09 January 2013
At least 50 people were injured, two critically, when a commuter ferry struck a dock in New York’s financial district during this morning’s rush hour.
Wednesday 09 January 2013
At least 57 people were injured, two critically, when a commuter ferry struck a dock in New York City's financial district during Wednesday morning's rush hour, officials said. A corner of the ferry was ripped open, and passengers said people fell on each other, screaming and crying.
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