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Two prominent men died on the Titanic – were they secretly a couple?

Two prominent men died on the Titanic – were they secretly a couple?

One was a brilliant aide to US presidents Roosevelt and Taft, the other his “artist friend”. To have admitted a relationship at the time would have meant ruin.

  • by Gillian Brockell

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Drop box for babies: Anti-abortionists promote anonymous ‘newborn deposits’

Drop box for babies: Anti-abortionists promote anonymous ‘newborn deposits’

Resembling drop-off bins used by libraries for returning books, the boxes have been adopted by those on the religious right under “Baby Moses” laws.

  • by Dana Goldstein
Anne Heche has ‘severe burns’, and lucky to be alive after car crash

Anne Heche has ‘severe burns’, and lucky to be alive after car crash

Actor Anne Heche has severe burns and remains in hospital intensive care following an accident in which her car smashed into a house and flames erupted.

  • by Lynn Elber
Democrats midterm prospects improve partly thanks to Trump

Democrats midterm prospects improve partly thanks to Trump

While Democrats still face significant headwinds, a confluence of events in recent weeks has given both Joe Biden’s party and the Republicans pause for thought.

  • by Farrah Tomazin
‘Lies you have to pay for’: Why Alex Jones has been ordered to pay millions
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‘Lies you have to pay for’: Why Alex Jones has been ordered to pay millions

The conspiracy theorist had already been found guilty last year for defaming the victims’ families while spreading conspiracy theories that Sandy Hook school massacre had been part of a government plot.

  • by Farrah Tomazin
Alex Jones ordered to pay $65.4 million in punitive damages by Sandy Hook trial jury

Alex Jones ordered to pay $65.4 million in punitive damages by Sandy Hook trial jury

US conspiracy theorist Alex Jones must pay the parents of a 6-year-old boy killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre $US45.2 million ($65.4m) in punitive damages for falsely claiming the shooting was a hoax, a Texas jury has decided.

  • by Jack Queen
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Elderly couple dies after lightning strike near White House

Elderly couple dies after lightning strike near White House

Two people who were hospitalised after a lightning strike near the White House, have died, a police spokesman said on Friday.

  • by Peter Hermann, Jason Samenow and Paul Duggan
Alex Jones ordered to pay $US4 million for Sandy Hook hoax claims

Alex Jones ordered to pay $US4 million for Sandy Hook hoax claims

The jurors will next consider the parents’ request for as much as $US75 million in punitive damages from Jones for claiming the 2012 school massacre didn’t happen.

  • by Jack Queen
‘Reversible death’: Scientists revive heart, cells of dead pigs

‘Reversible death’: Scientists revive heart, cells of dead pigs

“We did not know what to expect,” said Yale’s Dr David Andrijevic, one of the authors of the paper. “Everything we restored was incredible to us.”

  • by Gina Kolata
‘You know what perjury is, right?’ Attorneys’ blunder exposes Alex Jones’ phone contents

‘You know what perjury is, right?’ Attorneys’ blunder exposes Alex Jones’ phone contents

The dramatic moment came as a lawyer cross-examined Jones, shortly before closing arguments in the damages phase of the Sandy Hook shooting defamation trial.

  • by Brittany Shammas and Kim Bellware
‘Republicans don’t have a clue’: Biden builds on Kansas abortion rights victory, signs fresh directive

‘Republicans don’t have a clue’: Biden builds on Kansas abortion rights victory, signs fresh directive

The latest move from the White House comes after one of America’s most conservative battlegrounds voted to protect reproductive rights.

  • by Farrah Tomazin