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In this photo escape artist Anthony Martin falls while handcuffed and locked inside a box after being dropped from an airplane. Image: Youtube

A US escape artist has parachuted safely to the ground after freeing himself from handcuffs and a locked coffin while it was falling at 209km/h from 4(...)

Red Sox owner John W Henry got the Boston Globe for less than a tenth of what the New York Times paid when it bought the newspaper for $1.1 billion in 1993. Photograph: Darren McCollester/Getty Images

The New York Times Co has agreed to sell the Boston Globe to the principal owner of the Boston Red Sox baseball team for $70 million in cash, a small (...)

“And I took my art seriously. The number and positioning of chickens took much consideration.”

It was the beginning of summer and I had just fled my first stay in Ireland – wheelbarrowing concrete mix, frothing cappuccinos – back to the rural Mi(...)

 US president Barack Obama addresses the state of the economy during a speech at Knox College  in Galesburg, Illinois yesterday. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

US president Barack Obama has berated Republicans for their inaction on the economy, saying that reversing the growing inequality between the rich and(...)

The Sixth Sense was haunted by restless spirits; extraterrestrials plagued the earth throughout Signs; mutated beasts stomp their way across the new W(...)

Two near certainties about university life: your bike will get stolen at least once and you will get repeatedly drunk during your time there. It’s the(...)

Sorm chasers observe yesterday’s tornadic thunderstorm in Cushing Photograph: Gene Blevins/Reuters

Nine people were killed in tornadoes that swept through central Oklahoma, part of a storm system that caused widespread flooding in Oklahoma City and (...)

Mr Cerezo  was presented on Wednesday with a cheque for $4,850,000 at the 7-Eleven where he originally purchased the ticket. After taxes, Mr Cerezo will receive $3,395,000. Photograph: Illinois State Lottery.

A man whose family was due to be evicted from their US home struck lucky this week when he claimed a $4.85 million (€3.76 million) winning lottery (...)

Gtech has won three of the US lottery contracts: Indiana, Illinois and, last month, New Jersey. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty

Where better to launch a bid for the State’s lottery business than from inside its Dublin headquarters? Italian-owned gaming giant Gtech (...)

Members of the “Gang of Eight” drawing up the legislation are led by Democrat Chuck Schumer (centre) and Republican John McCain. (left). Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

Hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants in the US could be excluded from becoming US citizens under proposals being worked(...)

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