A mother said she cried for a month when her daughter was diagnosed
She later apologised for her words and highlighted her opposition to bullying
With its lavish hotels and spellbinding beaches, Puerto Rico historically has been North America's winter playground
New non-stop flights to Puerto Rico make it easier to reach an island that has mastered the art of blending cultures – and cocktails
Ricky Burns will resist demands for a rematch with Jose Gonzalez after successfully defending his WBO world lightweight title for a third time in Glasgow on Saturday night.
The Florida Keys were a favourite of Hemingway – and they still enchant.
Beltane Ranch, Sonoma, California
Set in the heart of the Sonoma Valley north of San Francisco, the Beltane Ranch is a family-run working farm producing wine, grass-fed beef and olive oil. Built in 1892, the romantic verandah-wrapped shingle house is one of the area's most charming places to stay. There are five airy guestrooms decorated with antiques and heirlooms and a cottage looking out over gardens of organic vegetables, flowers and orchards. The property, which grows chardonnay, zinfandel, syrah and cabernet sauvignon grapes, produced its first vintage in 2009. It's also well placed for exploring the wineries of the 17-mile long Valley of the Moon.
The US territories offer a different perspective, says Chris Leadbeater
Greene looked like a man who had run into a nightmare – or a timewarp
The editor-in-chief of the New York Post, Col Allan, can no longer invoke so-called "editorial privilege" to avoid revealing details of conversations between himself and the newspaper's owner, Rupert Murdoch, after it published a cartoon in early 2009 that appeared to liken President Barack Obama to a chimpanzee, a New York judge has ruled.
Nik, a seventh-generation member of the daredevil and circus legends, the Flying Wallendas, became the first to walk a tightrope over the full 1,800 feet of the gorge, fulfilling a life's ambition and boosting tourism
They call him THE GOATSUCKER. Or rather they did. Because the chupacabra – a fearsome monster first spotted in 1995, who according to the Fortean Times, is the third most famous mythical beast after Bigfoot and Nessie (which sounds like an R&B producer duo about to open shop with Tinie Tempah) – has recently been revealed as a hoax by the other, smarter FT.
In winning a record 10th world title, 18 years after his first, Kelly Slater has helped his sport cope with his great rival's death. He tells Ben Mondy about the mix of emotions.
Desperate to drift away this winter? Hannah Capella counts up the opportunities