The twin blasts killed three people and wounded more than 260 others at the end of the city's marathon in April 2013
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Tuesday 23 April 2013
MoD wastes cash training under-18s
Monday 15 April 2013
Police in Los Angeles, New York City, London and other cities worldwide stepped up security today following twin explosions at the Boston Marathon that left at least two dead.
Thursday 04 April 2013
A psychologist claims that the confrontational daytime TV show reinforced the child-killer’s behaviour, rather than challenging it
Sunday 31 March 2013
American who recorded plight of children in Romanian orphanages is shot dead after dispute over pruning of trees
Saturday 30 March 2013
Hundreds of starving sea lion pups are washing up on beaches in Southern California, overwhelming rescue centres and leaving scientists scrambling to figure out why.
Thursday 21 March 2013
The meteoric rise in traffic is due to the rise of social media and lucrative advertising by its parent company
Hidden cameras capture drunken revellers repeatedly 'beating up' seals, forcing San Diego to close its beaches at night
Wednesday 20 March 2013
Footage showed people repeatedly kicking, punching and sitting on top of adult seals and their pups
Members of 'bondage ring' charged with torture and murder of Marine's ex-wife after she reluctantly agreed to go on dinner date
Tuesday 19 March 2013
Three members of an alleged bondage ring have appeared in court on charges of murder, kidnapping, torture, attempted sexual battery and conspiracy, following a woman's violent death after being convinced to go on a dinner cruise with her neighbour.
Wednesday 13 March 2013
People are more distracted by other individuals talking on their mobile phones than by listening in to background conversations between people in the same room, a study has found.
Tuesday 12 March 2013
Vending machines ought to follow high street shops on the conveyor belt of death that is online retail. Yet a growing fondness for anonymous shopping (see also supermarket checkout bots) is giving new life to old tech.
Friday 08 March 2013
Hip haunts, Hollywood history and playful pop art
Wednesday 27 February 2013
Head of 1.5 million-strong teachers’ union accused of embezzling millions of dollars
Wednesday 13 February 2013
The hunt for the California cop killer is over. But Christopher Dorner had been hiding in plain sight all along
Friday 08 February 2013
Jonathan Rendall, the award-winning journalist who died last month aged 48, was one of the greats of ‘Independent’ sportswriting. He was a key figure in the early years of ‘The Independent on Sunday’, gracing the pages of both titles throughout the 1990s and 2000s. He specialised in boxing, bringing to life its characters with a Runyonesque vividness. In a tribute to his life and work, we here reprint one of his best pieces, an encounter from 2003 with the American ex-heavyweight boxer Earnie Shavers, whom Rendall tracked down in the unlikely setting of a Chinese restaurant in Liverpool
Monday 04 February 2013
At least eight people were killed and 38 injured when a tourist bus careened out of control down a California mountain road, struck a car, flipped over and hit a pickup truck, authorities said.
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
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Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish Independence Referendum: Salmond described as 'arrogant, ambitious and dishonest' by Scottish women
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