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2014-01-27 15:05:21

Contract killing is one of the least studied, but most intriguing areas of organized crime; and new research into British hitmen has found that in some cases victims were murdered for as little as £200. The first typological study of British hitmen, published in The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, identified four main types of contract killer; the novice, the dilettante, the journeyman; and the master. "Hitmen are familiar figures in films and video games, carrying out 'hits' in...

2011-03-08 09:00:00

NEW YORK, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The enormously successful Foster & Friends Hitman show is returning to Las Vegas for a series of shows at the Mandalay Bay Events Center with the first two performances scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 1st and on Thanksgiving Weekend Friday, Nov. 25th. Tickets are scheduled to go on sale in May. Foster, the multi-talented 16-time GRAMMY winning producer, songwriter and maestro of ceremonies will once again host a lineup of talent including a...

2008-08-28 12:01:02

Placing physical media at the center of the digital revolution, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment gives consumers ultimate flexibility with the release of several best-selling DVDs with DIGITAL COPY on September 23. Increasingly popular because of its viewing flexibility, DIGITAL COPY allows consumers to effortlessly transfer copies of their favorite classic comedy or action-packed films to their iTunes(TM) digital library and then view on a Mac(R) or PC, iPod(R), iPhone(TM) or on a...

2007-01-16 21:00:30

By VICTOR LEWIS-SMITH Snapped: Women Who Kill Crime Channel WHAT with our glorious Prime Minister endorsing humanity's inalienable right to unlimited cheap air travel (and never mind about global warming), there's never been a better time to launch your own airline. But if you do, take my advice and be careful what you call yourself, because I've overheard many a frustrated passenger inventing cruelly unfair explanations for airline acronyms, while staring disconsolately at the "delayed...

2006-08-23 12:11:28

TORONTO (Reuters) - Former National Hockey League player agent David Frost, target of a failed murder plot, appeared in an Ontario court on Wednesday on 12 counts of sexual exploitation and one of assault, Canadian police said. The Ontario Provincial Police said that seven victims, four male and three female, were aged between 14 and 16 at the time of the incidents, which occurred between 1995 and 2001. Frost, aged 39, was arrested on Tuesday and attended a bail hearing in Napanee,...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'