After two months on the run from the police, one criminal decided to celebrate by sharing a wanted picture of himself on Facebook - before being arrested hours later.
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Tuesday 03 January 2012
Across a wind-whipped Iowa, the runners in the Republican nomination race reached out for support one last time yesterday amid signs of continuing skittishness among voters who will gather in caucus meetings tonight to pick their favourite to take on Barack Obama in November's presidential election.
Saturday 31 December 2011
A late surge in the polls and a negative ad from one of his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination has put Rick Santorum under the spotlight ahead of voting in the first primaries next week.
Wednesday 21 December 2011
Twelve members of a breakaway Amish group have been charged with hate crimes following beard-cutting attacks on fellow sect members in eastern Ohio.
Saturday 17 December 2011
After his six world title fights in four different countries have been shown on three different television channels in Britain it is perhaps no surprise that Carl Froch is still far removed from the fame he deserves.
Friday 12 August 2011
A judge has been ordered to spend almost 30 years in prison for his role in a massive juvenile justice bribery scandal that prompted the Pennsylvania's high court to quash thousands of convictions. Former Luzerne County Judge Mark Ciavarella Jr was sentenced yesterday to 28 years for taking $1m (£617,000) in bribes from the builder of a pair of juvenile detention centres in a case that became known as "kids-for-cash".
Monday 27 June 2011
In Dubious Battle by John Steinbeck, Penguin Modern Classics £14.99
Steinbeck's novel about politics and labour in the United States, In Dubious Battle, is set in California apple farming country, where a strike by migrant workers spirals out of control, becoming a bloody clash of ideologies.
Friday 13 May 2011
Derek Cianfrance's Oscar-nominated drama is an unapologetic downer with two outstanding performances from Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling – US indie cinema royalty.
Thursday 10 March 2011
On 10 February, we reported from a news agency source that Claudia Adusei, 20, from London, died after buttock enhancement treatment in Philadelphia. The agency had been misinformed that the girl was Claudia Adusei, when it was, in fact, Claudia Aderotimi who died. We apologise for any distress caused to the families concerned.
Wednesday 09 March 2011
A farmhouse fire in the US killed seven children while their mother was in a barn milking cows and their father was taking a nap in a delivery truck.
Sunday 27 February 2011
Major Dick Winters: Soldier whose wartime exploits were chronicled in ‘Band of Brothers’
Tuesday 08 February 2011
Major Dick Winters would have been just another decorated Second World War veteran had the historian Stephen Ambrose not met him at a reunion in 1988. Ambrose recounted the exploits of Winters and his men in the 1992 bestseller Band Of Brothers, which became a successful television mini-series produced by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg, with the British actor Damian Lewis starring as Winters. He discounted his own heroism as being typical rather than unusual, but as commander of a company, and later a battalion, of paratroopers in the American 101st Airborne Division, known as the Screaming Eagles, Winters and his men were key players in some of the most crucial and heavily mythologised battles of the war: D-Day, Market Garden and the Battle of the Bulge. Each time, Winters led from the front while making crucial tactical decisions that achieved their objectives against sometimes overwhelming odds. And when fighting ended in Europe they had just captured Berchtesgarden, Hitler's mountain retreat.
Saturday 05 February 2011
For her advanced years, she looks remarkable. Despite nearing the ripe old age of 4,000, long eyelashes still frame her half-open eyes and hair tumbles down to her remarkably well-preserved shoulders.
Monday 27 December 2010
Scientists have pieced together the genetic code of the cacao tree, and believe the DNA sequence will lead to chocolate that is healthier, more sustainable, and more delicious.
Friday 26 November 2010
Unspeakable, more like. Tony Scott, having directed some of my least favourite movies of all time (Man on Fire, Domino), adds to his charge-sheet with another bumptious slam-bang thriller.
Tuesday 27 July 2010
A man robbed a bank wearing a woman's blond wig, fake breasts under a sweater and clown trousers, US authorities said.
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