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Something to Declare
What made the whistleblower give up his Hawaiian idyll?
Marshall Lytle, the upright bass player for Bill Haley and His Comets, was the most enthusiastic musician that anyone could possibly meet. He lived for his music and, up until he retired through ill health in 2009, he was recreating his "slap bass" sound and indulging in comic showmanship. He gave the impression that he had made his last hit record yesterday; in his mind, it was always 1955.
German cockroaches evolved to avoid glucose-based baits in household bug killers
Rather than recoiling from the gun, Americans are emptying stores of ‘sporting rifles’ while online prices soar
WiFox performs more efficiently when more people are logged on
The last state in the 2012 presidential race has been called, with Florida going narrowly to President Obama.
For many African Americans, this election was not just about holding on to history, but also confronting what they perceived as a shadowy campaign to suppress the black vote.
White supremacist gunman's past emerges as families in Wisconsin mourn deaths of six Sikhs
No one knows better than Barack Obama that you dance with Bill Clinton at your peril – big egos can squash even nimble toes.
Out of America: 'The Andy Griffith Show' idealised simple rural values in a country that is resolutely urban
A US military cargo plane crashed while fighting one of several wildfires ravaging the West, and the family of one crew member said today that military officers told them just two of the six people on board survived.
After years of equivocating on an issue that divides his country, President Barack Obama came out in favour of gay marriage in the US last night and suddenly injected an unpredictable social issue into a re-election campaign that had been expected to be fought on the economy.
Five years after his presidential campaign was derailed by scandalous revelations that he had fathered an illegitimate child with a former member of staff, John Edwards will face a jury this morning which will decide whether alleged murky efforts to cover up the affair should land him in prison.
A hedge fund manager sentenced to 14 years in prison after cheating investors of $168m has died.
Few musicians are able to dominate their instrument in the way Earl Scruggs did the banjo. Other players may have enjoyed success and acclaim, but Scruggs' work, first with Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Boys, then with his partner Lester Flatt and later with his own Revue, remains the benchmark against which other picker's efforts are measured.