One internet user has compared the discovery to throwing a pebble in a pond
Their makers have printed the caution on every packet for more than 40 years - but their biggest use is still the exact one we're warned against. Roberto A Ferdman looks into things best left alone
Few have escaped the plunge into anarchy when two feet of snow smothers already limited on-street parking
The cancellations by UK-based airlines mean that the corresponding inbound flights will not run - adding an estimated 2,000 extra passengers to the thousands whose journeys have been disrupted and are stranded in America
Both said the attacks in Paris have underlined the need for greater US involvement in the Middle East
The PM is to get an official plane – just what he needs the week before a spending review. But compared to political peers abroad, his wings are clipped, says Simon Calder
From Dogs, a Literary Anthology to Dogs of Courage: When Britain's Pets Went to War 1939-45
Five-week-old panda will be called Bei Bei, meaning "Precious Treasure"
Stark warning from IMF chief comes as search for deal to extend debt ceiling shifts to Senate
Economic View: Americans are paying for a government that is only about four-fifths the size of the present one
A woman from Connecticut who crashed through barriers outside the White House and then led police on a car chase up Pennsylvania Avenue to the US Congress before being shot dead by pursuing officers was depressed and had had delusions about President Barack Obama trying to communicate with her.
Not all government functions will simply evaporate — Social Security cheques will still get mailed, and hospitals will stay open. But many federal agencies will send their employees home, from the Environmental Protection Agency to hundreds of national parks. Here’s a look at how a shutdown will work.
The President uses Hollywood ‘experts’ to explain the details of the Obamacare system
The company made its decision before the shootings at the Navy Yard in Washington DC earlier this week, which left 13 people dead
Candace Allen – who was there – explores the legacy of a day, and a vision, that endure