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Trump's transgender military ban 'not worked out yet'

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 09:29:48 GMT

It is not clear how the ban will be implemented and if troops on active service will be forced out.



Wenjian Liu: Widow gives birth to daughter two years after killing

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:56:40 GMT

Sperm was taken from Det Wenjian Liu and frozen on the night of his death in December 2014.



Missing Florida woman found after she bottled her scent

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 10:09:33 GMT

The sniffer dog used her individual scent, preserved in advance for emergencies, to track her down.



Senate rejects plan to repeal Obamacare without replacement

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 21:42:45 GMT

A second attempt by Senate Republicans to repeal parts of Obamacare fails to gain enough support.



Madonna accepts damages over 'invasion of privacy'

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 11:03:41 GMT

The singer is said to have suffered "considerable distress" over an article about her adopting twins.



Ohio State Fair ride accident kills one and injures several

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 04:04:43 GMT

A spinning pendulum ride tossed its passengers into the air at high speed, officials say.



Justin Bieber's car hits photographer

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 09:10:16 GMT

The singer was said to be travelling at an "extremely slow speed" when the collision occurred.



One-armed 'clown' brandishing a machete arrested in Maine

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 22:05:13 GMT

Maine Police arrest a man in a clown mask who taped a machete to the stump of his amputated arm.



Trump takes credit for Foxconn's 'incredible investment'

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:03:18 GMT

The Taiwanese electronics firm says it will invest $10bn in a Wisconsin factory making LCD panels.



Ransomware 'here to stay', warns Google study

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 08:03:05 GMT

Cyber-thieves made at least $25m from ransomware in the last two years suggests research by Google



Bitcoin fraud suspect Vinnik charged by US grand jury

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 03:11:33 GMT

He is said to be part of a gang accused of laundering billions through the digital currency.



Canada's Supreme Court halts seismic testing near Inuit hamlet

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 18:39:59 GMT

The highest court ruled that the community was not adequately consulted on the oil and gas project.



Is Trump right that US has highest taxes?

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:48:16 GMT

Reality Check examines Donald Trump's claim that the US has the highest taxes in the world.



Justine Damond death: Woman 'slapped police car'

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:18:51 GMT

Australian Justine Damond called 911 and was shot and killed by police less than an hour later.



Widow, 71, rescued after week in the wilderness

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 19:22:13 GMT

Sajean Geer wanted to scatter her late husband's ashes in Olympic National Park, but got lost.



Man arrested after live cobras found inside potato chip cans

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 17:30:06 GMT

A California man is charged with smuggling after the snakes were intercepted by customs officers.



Rising costs

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:26:43 GMT

More than a million prescriptions are paid for every year, and many go to retired personnel.



Kicked out

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 23:05:44 GMT

An active duty soldier was preparing for a promotion ceremony, but now his plans are in chaos.



In three minutes...

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:52:31 GMT

Did Donald Trump collude with Russia and could he be facing charges for obstructing justice?



Streets of scars

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:05:34 GMT

Fifty years after state and federal troops descended on Detroit to quell the unrest, locals recall the deep scars left behind.



Red volcano

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:34:41 GMT

Researchers living near the active Hawaiian Volcano Mauna Loa are simulating what it's like to "live" on Mars.



The 'untouchable'

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 23:20:23 GMT

Sujatha Gidla's book Ants Among Elephants is a personal examination of her life as a Dalit in India.



Timeless

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:05:38 GMT

Krystyna Farley is a pageant star in the US state of Connecticut, but her life was not always this glamorous.



Heavy lift

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:56:47 GMT

When Coss Marte went to prison for drug dealing, he decided to turn his life around.



Digital palette

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 11:30:23 GMT

Pat Hines says he could "just never connect" with more sophisticated programs.



'Alternative facts'

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 02:05:09 GMT

A play based on Orwell's 1984 has opened in New York as more political productions respond to the Trump presidency.



Hope and slow change

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:34:11 GMT

One of America's poorest majority-white towns has faith the president will make it great again.



Eye of the storm

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 22:55:24 GMT

White House spokesperson Sean Spicer was a beleaguered man - on Saturday Night Live and in real life.



Pardon me?

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 17:45:25 GMT

Some legal experts believe he could, but that would not be the end of his problems.



Twitter sees monthly user growth stall

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 12:37:00 GMT

Social networking site is facing competition from Facebook, and messaging app Snapchat.



ExxonMobil fined by US for Ukraine sanctions violations

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 20:38:05 GMT

The oil giant must pay $2m for engaging with Russia despite US sanctions on that country over Crimea.



Laptop ban: US lifts restrictions on Saudi Arabian flights

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:32:23 GMT

Saudi Arabian Airlines says US authorities have lifted restrictions on laptops in cabins at two airports.



Boat dragging shark sparks controversy

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:01:03 GMT

The Facebook user who posted it says the shark was already dead when they found it.



Anthony Scaramucci on Donald Trump and the 'elite'

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:42:16 GMT

The White House's new communications director says the president straddles both the elite and the middle class.



Trump and Sessions: How relations soured

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 23:45:36 GMT

From staunch allies to public bickering, here's how the relationship soured.



Trump supporters say it's time for Sessions to step aside

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 05:52:25 GMT

The White House says it will decide "soon" on the fate of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.



US Navy fires warning shots at Iranian ship

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 02:13:40 GMT

The US Navy releases footage of a patrol ship firing warning shots at an Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps boat on Tuesday.



John McCain, with brain cancer, receives Congress ovation

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 19:13:34 GMT

The Republican senator, who has been diagnosed with brain cancer, entered the chamber to applause.



President Trump addresses Boy Scouts

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 12:34:02 GMT

They got a speech to remember at the 2017 National Scout Jamboree in West Virginia.



Aerial footage shows rescue in Arizona floods

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 01:23:50 GMT

Emergency crews are shown rescuing a driver from his car.



What made Trump roll his eyes?

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 19:55:52 GMT

The president is not amused during a photo shoot with outgoing White House interns.



CCTV shows Starbucks customer tackling armed robber

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:35:23 GMT

What Ryan Florez thought would be an easy target turned out to be anything but.