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US embassy 'promotes Trump's Florida resort'

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:53:08 GMT

Democrats say a post on the US embassy website in London promotes the president's Mar-a-Lago resort.

Ontario to try giving poor a basic income

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 20:20:36 GMT

The move to pay C$16,989 ($12,600) to individuals in a pilot scheme echoes a trial study in Finland.

Donald Trump's first 100 days in 100 of his own words

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:14:21 GMT

The tale of Donald Trump's first three months as president - using 100 of his own words.

Arkansas set for rare US double execution

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:29:42 GMT

Lawyers for Jack Jones and Marcel Williams are seeking stays on grounds of poor health.

Students sue Berkeley amid Coulter row

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:45 GMT

Two campus groups claim their right to free speech was violated by the university's decision.

Happy Days actress Erin Moran 'died from cancer' at 56

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 20:12:11 GMT

Erin Moran also starred in the show's spin-off series Joanie Loves Chachi.

Much-loved 'George Washington oak tree' cut down

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 21:57:54 GMT

A much-loved, 600-year old, New Jersey oak tree with a George Washington connection has been cut down.

US government shutdown: How did we get here again?

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:58:37 GMT

The US is days away from a potential government shutdown. It's happened before. What is going on?

North Korea nuclear: White House calls Senate to briefing

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 19:31:50 GMT

The unusual move comes amid rising tension over North Korea's nuclear ambitions.

New Orleans removes first of four Confederate statues

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:42:43 GMT

Wearing bullet-proof gear, contractors removed the statue under the watch of armed snipers.

Obama at Chicago youth event: 'I'm old'

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:40:51 GMT

A relaxed-looking Barack Obama soon felt his age at his first public event since leaving the White House.

100 days, 100 voters

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:52:16 GMT

We asked 100 Americans what they think about President Trump's first 100 days.

Whale of a time

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 23:43:02 GMT

Killer whale Takara was already pregnant when the end of the breeding programme was announced.

Hard times?

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 21:36:24 GMT

Whether young people move out is 'tied to economic security' but expectations are changing too.

'My wife suffered'

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:46:21 GMT

James Phillips' wife Mary was raped and murdered in 1996 and her tormentor has now been executed.

Ultra violence

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 20:34:34 GMT

Born in the barrios of Los Angeles, MS-13 has risen to become one of the world's most feared gangs.

Just say no

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 22:25:02 GMT

The US Attorney General says the drug war reduced violent crime. Officers who were the front lines disagree.

Stunning pictures

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 21:32:26 GMT

A study that attached cameras with suction cups to the backs of Antarctic whales has revealed never before seen feeding habits and social interactions.

Flipping districts

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 23:29:00 GMT

Faced with Republicans controlling all the levers of government, Democrats are turning to progressive activism.

Race detective

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 23:26:23 GMT

A business analyst in the US sifts through data and photos to identify running cheats.

Toy-maker Hasbro revenues boosted by Monopoly sales

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:14:23 GMT

The owner says there was strong demand for board games as well as digital gaming growth.

Sports Direct breaks into US market

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:32:02 GMT

The retailer buys two sporting and outdoor chains in an effort to gain a foothold in the US.

Juicero: Juicing boss defends $400 machine

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:26:05 GMT

Juicero ridiculed after it emerges sachets of ingredients can be squeezed just as easily by hand.

Trump calls record-breaking astronaut Peggy Whitson

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:13:57 GMT

'Better you than me,' jokes US president as astronaut Peggy Whitson reveals drinking recycled urine.

US girl, 4, survives fall from bus

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:39:00 GMT

She escaped with a broken jaw after the incident in Arkansas.

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg on grief: ‘It does get better’

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:38:12 GMT

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg speaks movingly about her grief after the death of her husband.

Thousands turn out for Washington March for Science

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 06:10:57 GMT

Thousands of scientists have taken part in a demonstration in Washington DC in protest against what they see as a global political assault on facts.

American Airlines pram clash: Footage captures aftermath

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 20:34:20 GMT

A passenger said a mother had been struck with a pram as it was forcibly removed by the employee.

Gunshot survivors bare all for photographer

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 23:02:45 GMT

Photographer Kathy Shorr has photographed 101 gun shooting survivors throughout the US in a powerful new photography project.

The man who has President Trump's ear

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:07:15 GMT

Jared Kushner is probably the most powerful 36-year-old in the world. Here Radio 4's PM profiles him.

What's made Canada's Slims River disappear?

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:52:22 GMT

What's made this river in Canada disappear? Geoscientist Daniel Shugar explains.

Five Trump changes you may have missed

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 23:20:58 GMT

Many of Donald Trump's policies have made a lot of noise, but here are some changes you might have missed.