Dave Fanning: “The J1 is one of the most important things you do as a student”

DAVE FANNING Music journalist and broadcaster Massachusetts, 1974 On my first day in New York I ordered a “baggle”, meaning a bagle. I ordere(...)

Don Charles Spirit, who shot and killed his daughter and her six young children before killing himself at his home in north-central Florida. Photograph: Reuters/Florida Department of Corrections

A grandfather shot and killed his daughter and her six young children before killing himself at his home in north-central Florida yesterday, authoriti(...)

Don Spirit is pictured in this 2001. A 51-year-old Florida man shot dead his daughter and six grandchildren in his home before killing himself yesterday. Photograph: Florida Department of Corrections/Handout via Reuters

A 51-year-old Florida man shot dead his daughter and six grandchildren in his home before killing himself yesterday, authorities said.Don Spirit, iden(...)

President Barack Obama addresses US soldiers about his strategy to fight the Islamic State at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, yesterday. Photograph: Brian Blanco/EPA

US president Barack Obama has insisted that his strategy to destroy Islamic State (IS) fighters would not involve sending US armed forces into anothe(...)

Rory McIlroy during the final round of the Tour Championship golf tournament in Atlanta, Georgia. Photograph: EPA

Taking no chances of any mishap, the actual Ryder Cup trophy landed at Gleneagles last week. Europe’s players, though, will be arriving in dribs and (...)

 Greg Norman  resting in a hospital bed after a chainsaw accident. Norman posted a photo to Instagram. Photograph: Greg Norman

Two-time major winner Greg Norman is expected to make a “full, speedy recovery” after injuring his left arm in a chainsaw accident over the weekend.T(...)

 Rory McIlroy hits an approach shot on the eighth hole during the first round of the Tour Championship at the East Lake Golf Club  in Atlanta, Georgia. Photograph:  Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

If there was one saving grace for Rory McIlroy – who shot a one-under-par 69 – as he endured a rather frustrating opening round of the Tour Champio(...)

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland walks off the second green during a practice round prior to the start of the TOUR Championship  at East Lake Golf Club on  in Atlanta, Georgia. Photograph:  Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

There are six million reasons to want to win the FedEx Cup title, but Rory McIlroy insists he needs just one. The 25-year-old is one of five pl(...)

Members of Jamaica’s Marine Police return to port after leaving the site where it is presumed a small US private plane with an unresponsive pilot crashed off the east coast of Jamaica, in Port Antonio yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

A small US private plane with an unresponsive pilot crashed off the east coast of Jamaica last night after veering far off its course toward southw(...)

The unions’ claims are part of a campaign to prevent Norwegian Air International from getting a US permit that would allow it to fly from Europe to the US for as little as $150 one way

The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) has countered efforts by US and European pilots’ unions to question its ability to regulate a Norwegian-owned bud(...)