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John Connolly in court in Miami accused of the murder of John Callahan

The FBI hero who joined the Mafia

He was an FBI hero who infiltrated the heart of the Mafia, then John Connolly changed sides. Now he faces 33 years in jail.

Inside Americas

O J finally goes to jail

Saturday, 6 December 2008

13 years after the 'trial of the century' that divided America, O J Simpson is found guilty of organising a bungled armed robbery.

Labour backbencher calls on Speaker to resign

Saturday, 6 December 2008

Labour MP Bob Marshall-Andrews called publicly for Commons Speaker Michael Martin to resign, saying he no longer had any confidence in the Speaker.

Leonard Doyle: America's black and white view of crime is changing

Saturday, 6 December 2008

America was a different country in 1995, when the most-watched murder trial of the 20th century saw an overwhelmingly black jury find O J Simpson innocent of murdering his ex-wife, Nicole Simpson, and her friend Ron Goldman.

Congress and White House work to help car industry

Saturday, 6 December 2008

Facing massive job losses, the White House and congressional Democrats are working to provide about $15bn (£10bn) in loans to prevent Detroit's weakened car industry from collapsing.

OJ Simpson sentenced to 15 years in jail for armed robbery

Friday, 5 December 2008

O.J. Simpson was sentenced to 15 years in jail today for his role in a kidnapping and armed robbery in Las Vegas - 13 years to the day after he was cleared of double murder in America's "trial of the century".

OJ - the former legend's bandwagon judders to a halt

Friday, 5 December 2008

OJ Simpson, once a beloved legend in America, will spend at least the next six years behind bars as his momentous fall from grace reached its lowest point yet.

Obama's 'Yes we can' man left red-faced

Friday, 5 December 2008

An item posted on the internet showed Barack Obama's top wordsmith being less than respectful of Hillary Clinton.

US man mistakenly shoots wife during sex

Friday, 5 December 2008

An American man has reportedly shot his wife in the chest while "reaching for something on the nightstand" during sex.

Flatulence tax could bankrupt farmers

Friday, 5 December 2008

Belching cows and pigs could start costing farmers money if a proposal to charge fees for air-polluting animals becomes law.

Cocktails enjoyed a boom in the Twenties because they masked the
rough taste of illegal spirit

In the US they are going to party like it's 1933

Friday, 5 December 2008

75 years after the Great Depression ended Prohibition, US drinkers will mark the occasion with a cocktail.

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On the campaign trail


    With Barack Obama now President-elect, we take a look back at an historic and memorable race for the White House.