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US shutdown looms amid immigration feud

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 04:20:21 GMT

Congress bickers ahead of a Friday deadline to pass a temporary measure funding federal agencies.



Trump's medical sparks conspiracies

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:20:10 GMT

The results of President Trump's medical examination have been questioned by the new 'girther movement' online.



Senator Flake: Trump using Stalin's words to attack media

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:37:12 GMT

A Republican senator slams the US president for describing the media as "the enemy of the people".



Dylan Farrow: Outrage after 'years of being ignored'

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:43:19 GMT

The director's adopted daughter discusses assault claim in her first TV interview.



Meteor lights up Michigan skies

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:50:52 GMT

The US Geological Survey said seismic waves produced by the meteor were similar to that of a 2.0 earthquake.



Facebook selfie showing murder weapon helps convict killer

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:33:50 GMT

Police discovered the weapon used to murder a Canadian teen in a photo she took with her friend.



Puerto Rico school's joy as electricity restored after 112 days

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:26:36 GMT

Wild celebrations erupt as power is restored at a Puerto Rico school months after Hurricane Maria.



Nigeria gunmen kidnap two US and two Canadian citizens

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:49:15 GMT

The group was reportedly travelling in two separate vehicles to the capital of Abuja.



Apple to pay $38bn on foreign cash pile

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:31:33 GMT

The payment is expected to be the largest of its type following US tax code changes.



US National Parks advisory board members resign en masse

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 01:16:31 GMT

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has refused to meet with the board since his term began, members claim.



YouTube singer Chrissy Chambers wins revenge porn case

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:55:01 GMT

Chrissy Chambers is awarded damages from her ex-boyfriend who posted sexual videos of her online.



Tyler Hilinski: Quarterback's death stuns Washington university

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:59:46 GMT

Tyler Hilinski's body was found at his apartment alongside a rifle and a suicide note, police say.



Trump Russia: Steve Bannon refuses to answer at Congress hearing

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:55:56 GMT

The Trump ex-strategist stonewalls at a Russia collusion hearing, prompting claims of a White House gag.



US Navy collisions: Ex-commanders charged with negligent homicide

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:48:37 GMT

The commanders of two US destroyers are accused of negligent homicide after deadly crashes.



Five-year-old cancer survivor killed by runaway car

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:55:33 GMT

The Toronto kindergarten student was hit outside her school by an unmanned SUV.



Ex-CIA officer Jerry Chun Shing Lee held 'for spying for China'

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:18:20 GMT

Jerry Chun Shing Lee's arrest is thought to be linked to the crippling of the CIA spy network in China.



Canada professor on leave after 'mocking' student with anxiety

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:33:44 GMT

The professor is accused of calling a student with severe anxiety "annoying".



Police Academy director Hugh Wilson dies

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:44:13 GMT

Hugh Wilson created sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati before directing the first film in the comedy series.



Pilcomayo River: 'Without water, we have no life'

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 01:47:34 GMT

What it's like to live in one of South America's most remote regions along the Pilcomayo River.



Viewpoint: The good, bad and ugly in Trump's first year

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:30:10 GMT

Despite positive economic news, the Republicans risk a heavy defeat in the mid-terms. How come?



Can anyone open a school at home in California?

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:54:17 GMT

The couple who allegedly held their own children captive registered a private school at their home.



Detroit auto show: Will it be upstaged?

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 11:54:02 GMT

The Detroit motor show is a major industry event, but technological advances are changing the traditional order.



Trump tracker: The story of his first year - in six graphics

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:08:22 GMT

Donald Trump says his administration has made "incredible progress". Do the facts back that up?



Trumplomacy: Has Trump made the world more dangerous?

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:57:31 GMT

Trump may have stoked fears with his erratic and volatile tweets, but he has not torpedoed alliances.



The 'happy family' in a house of horrors

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:44:34 GMT

From their pictures, the couple arrested in California seemed to preside over a happy American family.



The coach who helped North Korea's skaters qualify for the Olympics

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 00:57:18 GMT

Canadian coach Bruno Marcotte trained skaters Kim Ju-sik and Ryom Tae-ok in Montreal this summer.



Quiz: Could you pass Donald Trump's cognitive test?

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:37:13 GMT

The US president has aced a test that casts light on his brain health. How would you fare?



Four things we learnt from this year's Detroit car show

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:36:15 GMT

This year's Detroit car show sees new US investments, a Chinese challenger, nostalgia and fashionable headlights.



A woman's choice - sexual favours or lose her home

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 23:21:30 GMT

Across the US, sexual harassment in the housing industry can drive poor women into homelessness.



Trump voters grade president's first year

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 23:49:08 GMT

Four Donald Trump supporters share their views on the president's first year in office.



The missing - consequences of Trump's immigration crackdown

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:47:32 GMT

In a rural county that voted for Trump, people are shocked to see friends and schoolmates deported.



How to survive a missile attack: What's the official advice?

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 18:13:33 GMT

After Hawaii's false missile alert, what's the advice in the event of a real ballistic threat?



Sticky business: Selling British puddings to Americans

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:00:48 GMT

How a UK expat introduced Americans to the joys of traditional British desserts, such as sticky toffee pudding.



Steve Bannon: The Trump-whisperer's rapid fall from grace

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 00:45:45 GMT

From "the best talent in politics" to "Sloppy Steve". What went wrong between Bannon and Trump?



McDonald's aims for fully recycled packaging by 2025

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:04:30 GMT

The world's biggest restaurant chain says all its packaging will be from sustainable sources by 2025.



Detroit Auto Show: Firms bet on trucks to boost US sales

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:26:31 GMT

Companies are focusing on pickup trucks and SUVs to try to counter flagging US sales.



Spain to replace US as second most popular tourism spot

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:15:17 GMT

The UN says Spain is set to replace the US as the world's second most popular tourism destination.



Trump's medical: What we learned

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 02:30:25 GMT

A White House doctor says President Trump could benefit from a low-fat diet and routine exercise.



Scaramucci: Trump's tweets show off his wit

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:41:04 GMT

The former White House director of communications, Anthony Scaramucci, on President Trump's tweets.



Father of two deported after 30 years in US

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 05:14:27 GMT

Jorge Garcia was brought illegally to the US aged 10.



US senator to Trump official: Your amnesia is complicity

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:13:09 GMT

Cory Booker says he is "seething with anger" over the president's reported remarks on immigration.



Dozens of women describe abuse by ex-doctor Larry Nassar

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 21:10:22 GMT

Dozens of women abused by ex-Team USA gymnastics sports doctor Larry Nassar confront him in court.



Girl's escape led police to 'tortured' siblings

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:10:11 GMT

A California police chief says three of the 13 siblings were found shackled after one girl escaped.



California: Shackled siblings parents arrested

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 07:45:40 GMT

Police arrest the parents of 13 children allegedly held captive in their California home.



'Nassar sexually abused me hundreds of times'

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:33:13 GMT

A court hears how former Team USA gymnastics sports doctor Larry Nassar used his position of trust to subject one of nearly 100 victims to a decade of abuse.



California car crashes into top floor of building

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:46:55 GMT

Dashcam shows airborne car crashing into the top floor of a building.



Firefighter catches child from burning building

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 22:26:14 GMT

Footage captures the moment a child was dropped from a burning building in Georgia.