Jimmy Valvano is a name not widely known this side of the Atlantic. In America, he is revered as an extraordinary inspiration.
In recent decades, New Jersey has turned from presidential swing state into a Democratic stronghold
Lon Snowden expresses gratitude to Russia and Putin for providing safe haven to the NSA whistleblower
Thousands of people dressed as vampires descended on Tulleys Farm in West Sussex over the weekend for a Guinness World Record attempt.
LADEE probe takes off successfully in latest US mission to the Moon
A military jury as unanimously condemned Nidal Malik Hasan to death by legal injection for killing 13 people in a shooting spree at the Fort Hood military base in 2009. This sentence will make Hasan the first member of the US armed forces to be executed by the US military for over 50 years. But who was the last?
The R&B singer violated probation for assaulting Rihanna after being accused of falsifying records
Cobbled alleyways of Pamplona replaced by tracks in California, Florida and Texas
On a day when the defeat of Agnieszka Radwanska, the world No 5 and last year's Wimbledon runner-up, demonstrated the difficulties that grass-court tennis offers even to the very best, the current British No 1 and one of her predecessors proved the value of experience on the sport's most challenging surface.
Injury rules the Ireland prop out of the rest of the tour, with Scotland's Ryan Grant called up as his replacement
Tropical Storm Andrea took aim at Florida's northern Gulf Coast today and was forecast to cut across Georgia and up the US Atlantic coast, the US National Hurricane Center said.
The pert dancer, singer and actress Virginia Gibson brightened several film musicals of the 1950s, notably the classic Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954), in which, as one of the brides, she danced in the barn-raising sequence, one of the most exhilarating numbers in movie history, and led the rest of the girls in the song “June Bride”.
As he briefed reporters in Boston on Tuesday afternoon, FBI special agent Richard DesLauriers detailed some of the physical clues the authorities had found during their investigation into Monday's bomb attacks: "Pieces of black nylon, which could be from a backpack, fragments of BBs [ball bearings] and nails, possibly contained in a pressure cooker device."
Judy Murray names squad for play-off away to Argentina
Police in Virginia have charged a woman with arson as part of an investigation into a spate of suspicious fires that have ravaged a remote corner of the US state in recent months.
A serial arsonist is bringing terror to rural communities on America's eastern seaboard