BREAKING NEWS: Eight dead and 38 injured in horror bus crash close to Los Angeles

BREAKING NEWS: Eight dead and 38 injured in horror bus crash close to Los AngelesSmash happened on State Route 38 near Forest Falls, 80 miles east of LABus driver reported brake problems as he came down mountain roadVehicle carrying tourists hit sedan before smashing into pick-up truckPassengers were returning from a day of skiiing at popular Big Bear resort By Martin Robinson PUBLISHED: 07:02 GMT, 4 February 2013 | UPDATED: 08:25 GMT, 4 February 2013 At least eight people are dead and 38 more injured after a tour bus collided with two other vehicles in the mountains of Southern California. The horrific crash happened near the town of Forest Falls, 80 miles east of Los Angeles, and also involved a pick-up truck pulling a trailer and a sedan car

The incredible "alien" skull discovered in a Mexican cemetery

The incredible 'alien' skulls discovered in a Mexican cemetery Find is new evidence of cranial deformation, where skulls were tightly bound in wooden supports to alter their shapeUnique head shape was used to differentiate different social classes | UPDATED: 19:54 GMT, 18 December 2012 It is an astonishing image that could have come straight from the plot of a Ridley Scott movie. Archaeologists in Mexico today revealed the astonishing skull of a person suffering from a cranial disfiguration.

High life of the travellers who ran slave gang: Lived in luxury while beating homeless man into a "state of servitude"

High life of the travellers who ran slave gang: Lived in luxury while beating homeless man into a 'state of servitude' Family of five kept private army of labourers in cramped, squalid caravans The Connors paid the vulnerable drifters as little as 5 a day and beat them The victims were attacked with brooms and rakes to keep them obedientSlaves were made to strip and one had hosepipe forced down his throatMany were addicts who were supplied with cannabis to keep them docileWilliam Connors, 51, lived a life of luxury while his workforce suffered | UPDATED: 01:03 GMT, 15 December 2012 A family of travellers who kept homeless drug addicts and alcoholics as virtual slaves were last night facing years behind bars. The Connors family owned homes with hot tubs; a fleet of cars including a Rolls-Royce and a Mercedes saloon; enjoyed Caribbean cruises and holidays in Mexico and Dubai; and had 500,000 in the bank. But their fortune came from constructing driveways and patios using a workforce of vulnerable men kept in squalid conditions, paid a pittance, and living in fear of violence.

Mexican drug gangs now using T-shirt CANNONS to fire soup cans filled with marijuana 500ft over U.S. border

Now Mexican gangs really are bombarding America with drugs: Smugglers use T-shirt CANNONS to fire soup cans filled with marijuana 500ft over border | UPDATED: 17:14 GMT, 12 December 2012 U.S. Border Patrol agents have seized more than 30 cans filled with marijuana that were lunched by Mexican drug smugglers over the border fence into Arizona using a cannon. Authorities say 33 cans of pot were spotted Friday in a field near where the Colorado River crosses the U.S.-Mexico border

Gordon Brown has not spoken for a year in Parliament… but he has jetted off abroad on 28 trips and earned more than 2m in fees and expenses since…

Gordon Brown has not spoken for a year in Parliament… but he has jetted off abroad on 28 trips and earned more than 2m in fees and expenses since leaving No 10He ploughs all the money back into his public and charitable activitiesTory MP accuses ex-Prime Minister of 'casual disregard' for his constituents | UPDATED: 16:33 GMT, 9 December 2012 Under fire: Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown has not spoken in the Commons for a year Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown has not uttered one word in Parliament for a year, it emerged today. Although he has kept his counsel in the House, Mr Brown has been jet-setting around the world over the past 12 months

Maria Susana Flores Gamez: Mexican beauty queen killed in shootout with soldiers had gun in her hand and was likely used as a human shield by drug…

Mexican beauty queen killed in shootout with soldiers was likely used as a human shield by drug traffickers Maria Susana Flores Gamez was riding with hit men tied to the Sinaloa cartel, Mexican authorities sayMiss Flores, 20, had been crowned Miss Sinaloa 2012 and represented her country in ChinaFive people killed in gun battle in streets of town in western Mexico | UPDATED: 21:23 GMT, 28 November 2012 A Mexican beauty queen killed over the weekend in a shootout between suspected drug traffickers and soldiers likely was being used as a human shield, a federal official said on Tuesday. It emerged today that Maria Susana Flores Gamez, crowned 2012 Woman of Sinaloa in February, came out of the car first with a gun in her hands with the other gunmen hiding behind her, according to the attorney general's office. The military report of the shootout said she went down in a hail of gunfire and was found dead near an assault rifle along with two other bodies.