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America slides deeper into depression as Wall Street revels

The labour force contracted by 661,000. This did not show up in the headline jobless rate because so many Americans dropped out of the system. The broad U6 category of unemployment rose to 17.3pc.

Two more Wizards questioned about Arenas gun incident

Two more Washington Wizards players are speaking to authorities about the Gilbert Arenas gun investigation.

Former Kennedy seat surpisingly up for grabs

The policy differences between Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Scott Brown were as clear during last night’s debate as they have been throughout this short special-election campaign.

Packers' Woodson voted top defensive player

Green Bay cornerback Charles Woodson has won The Associated Press 2009 NFL Defensive Player of the Year award.

Del Rio meets with Jags owner amid reports he's USC bound

Jack Del Rio meets with Jags owner amid reports he has offer to be USC's next head coach.

McGwire's confession falls short

Despite steroid confession, Mark McGwire is still living in denial.

Video: Carroll's farewell to USC

In his farewell press conference at USC, Pete Carroll said he just couldn't pass up the Seattle Seahawks job offer. 

Alabama LB McClain announces he'll enter NFL draft

Alabama All-America linebacker Rolando McClain is skipping his senior season to enter the NFL draft.

Report: Astros owner mulling offer for team

Houston Astros owner Drayton McLane is considering an offer to sell the team, a television station reported.

Hawks beat Celtics for third time

Three quick technical fouls by the Boston coaching staff added up to a third straight victory for Atlanta over the Celtics. <