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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Saturday 29 May 2010
Royal Dutch Shell has increased its holding of unconventional "shale gas" by buying a privately owned US company – East Resources of Pennsylvania – for $4.7bn (£3.2bn).
Friday 19 March 2010
A Pennsylvania woman who called herself "Jihad Jane" pleaded not guilty yesterday to charges of providing material support to terrorists and conspiring to kill in a foreign country.
Thursday 11 March 2010
Friday 27 November 2009
Not since the ghost of Banquo appeared at Macbeth's table has there been a more shocking case of gatecrashing. Whatever else one might say about Tareq and Michaele Salahi, they don't aim low. The couple might have chosen any number of dinners to intrude upon on Tuesday night. But they went for the biggest of them all: a state banquet at the White House.
Thursday 19 November 2009
Wednesday 05 August 2009
A gunman walked into an exercise class at a health club and opened fire, killing four people and himself and injuring at least 10 others.
Sunday 12 July 2009
A lawyer has been released from prison after serving 14 years for contempt of court because he refused to hand over millions of dollars in a bitter divorce battle.
Wednesday 08 July 2009
In the 1970s, the Three Degrees embodied a certain style of classy, sophisticated, orchestrated soul, and were equally at home on Top Of The Pops, TV variety shows, in cabaret or in the presence of royalty. Indeed, the easy-on-the-ear, easy-on-the-eye girl trio from Philadelphia who topped the UK charts in 1974 with the soft, smooth, seductive "When Will I See You Again", became favourites of Prince Charles and were even tagged "Charlie's Angels" by the British tabloids.
Thursday 28 May 2009
The Pittsburgh Penguins are back in the Stanley Cup finals after beating the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 to win the Eastern Conference title on Tuesday.
Sunday 22 February 2009
The instrument in question is the mighty baritone sax, which Philadelphia-born Charles Evans turns into a quartet, chamber group or bari-choir through judicious overdubbing on this intermittently amazing solo recording.
Saturday 24 January 2009
W.D. Snodgrass was a modern-day troubadour, with a lyric voice deeply influenced by his love of music. Of the generation that followed the major American figures of Elizabeth Bishop, John Berryman and Robert Lowell, he enjoyed a prodigious early success, winning the Pulitzer prize for his first book of poems, Heart's Needle (1959).
<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/the_campaign_trailers/2008/10/fox-news-declar.html">US Campiagn Trail: Fox News declares a 'split vote' in Pennsylvania</a>
Thursday 02 October 2008
Fox News has been poking around Pennsylvania where Obama was badly licked by Hillary Clinton in the state primary.
Saturday 13 September 2008
"Beer goggles" exist: people do appear more attractive after a few drinks, according to researchers from the University of Bristol. Students who had consumed alcohol rated pictures of people their own age as being more attractive than did the controls in the experiment, who drunk only lime cordial.
Wednesday 03 September 2008
Two brothers who ran a Philadelphia funeral home have pleaded guilty to selling corpses to a company that trafficked in stolen body parts, including those of "Masterpiece Theatre" host Alistair Cooke.
Sunday 20 April 2008
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Scottish independence: The Queen breaks silence on referendum debate – as think tank warns of £14bn black hole if Scotland votes Yes
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