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George Bush Snr accused of groping by eighth woman

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:04:53 GMT

An interpreter speaking to the BBC claims the former US president groped her at a meeting in 2004.

Kirsten Gillibrand: Bill Clinton 'should have resigned'

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:18:43 GMT

The New York senator says Mr Clinton should have resigned after he had an affair with an intern.

The Pentagon accidentally retweets call for Trump to resign

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:10:23 GMT

The Pentagon has deleted a post it retweeted in error that called for President Trump to resign.

Senate erupts into shouting match over tax overhaul bill

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:39:25 GMT

Tensions between two senators boil over as the upper chamber debated a massive tax overhaul bill.

Trump attacks Senator Al Franken after grope allegation

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:05:28 GMT

Mr Trump takes aim at the Democratic senator but remains silent on allegations against Roy Moore.

Fire engulfs Pennsylvania nursing home, injuring 20 people

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:08:57 GMT

The fire injured more than 20 residents and took authorities over two hours to bring under control.

Serena Williams marries Alexis Ohanian in star-studded bash

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:37:28 GMT

Beyonce, Kim Kardashian and Eva Longoria were among the A-list guests in New Orleans.

Senators: Kushner 'withheld WikiLeaks and Russia emails'

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 02:23:37 GMT

Senators say Mr Kushner received emails about WikiLeaks in 2016 that he forwarded to the Trump team.

Sylvester Stallone denies sexually assaulting 16-year-old fan

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:53:04 GMT

Reports say a 16-year-girl told police the actor and his bodyguard assaulted her in the 1980s.

House Republicans pass $1.4tn tax overhaul bill

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 20:00:51 GMT

Critics say the proposal is a give-away to big business and the wealthy.

Diplomat dies in NY 'trust game' fall

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 21:00:27 GMT

Julian Simpson accidentally slipped from a balcony, in what US media say followed a "trust game".

Anti-Trump sticker on Texas pick-up truck riles sheriff

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:03:01 GMT

The 46-year-old female motorist says her sticker merely exercises her freedom of speech.

Vancouver driver had phone and tablet tied to steering wheel

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 19:04:25 GMT

Vancouver police say they pulled the motorist over when they noticed him wearing headphones.

Roy Moore: Mitch McConnell wants to steal this election

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 22:42:27 GMT

The US Senate candidate says his party leadership is behind sexual misconduct allegations against him.

Dying to fit in

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:36:56 GMT

So far in 2017 four fraternity members have died on US college campuses.

Gimme shelter

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 23:43:07 GMT

Inspired by her mother's childhood, an Ontario teenager tells the stories of those who sleep rough.

Going everywhere

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 22:10:50 GMT

The Travelers' Century Club is home to the world's most-travelled people - so what keeps them going?

Special effects

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:06:44 GMT

Ryan Johnson's low-cost movie props are proving popular among a new generation of filmmakers

Russian news

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 18:00:26 GMT

RT registers as an agent of a foreign government after years of accusations of being Kremlin-controlled.

Beatbox battle

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:53:45 GMT

Once a niche technique, human beatboxing has become a worldwide phenomenon and a competitive event.

Globe sceptics

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 00:56:15 GMT

This social media community has come together for the first time in North Carolina to discuss their shared belief.

Safe to drink?

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 00:04:26 GMT

Eric Roy developed a powerful new water filter for homes after a major contamination scandal.

Stingy landlord

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 21:56:24 GMT

Signatories of two of Canada's founding treaties are asking the government to raise the $4 annuity.

Misquoting Maya Angelou

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 01:17:46 GMT

The US author is rightly remembered for her memoirs - and wrongly for some "inspirational" quotes.

Hollywood harassment

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 12:21:42 GMT

A rundown of some of the key people caught up in the Hollywood harassment firestorm.

Thoughts and prayers

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 13:18:08 GMT

The First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs reopens as a memorial, a week after a deadly shooting.

A confusing message

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 11:25:04 GMT

The US president's befuddling words characterised his tour of Asia, writes the BBC's Aleem Maqbool.

Trump touts big energy deals in Asia

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 07:43:00 GMT

Analysts have doubts over whether big energy deals between the US and China will be finalised.

Credit Suisse to pay $135m to settle NY investigation

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 22:23:12 GMT

NY investigators find the bank's foreign exchange unit engaged in "unlawful, unsafe and unsound conduct".

Qualcomm rejects Broadcom takeover bid

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:33:45 GMT

The chipmaker says the $103bn offer from its rival "dramatically" undervalues the company.

Meteor streaks across Arizona sky

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:03:32 GMT

The city of Phoenix captures a meteor on camera as the bright light flashed across the sky.

SWAT team searches Florida neighbourhood for serial killer

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 21:46:57 GMT

A Tampa resident was in for quite a surprise when she opened her door to a SWAT team this week.

Bodycam footage shows deadly Las Vegas police confrontation

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 20:52:29 GMT

Footage shows the moment police fatally shot a man who was wrestling a woman over a gun.

Tesla shows off new truck and surprise Roadster

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:13:12 GMT

Tesla has shown off the long awaited Tesla Semi truck, but surprised many with its new Roadster sports car.

Donald Trump Spitting Image puppet unveiled

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:56:06 GMT

The rubber caricature was designed by one of the creators of satirical TV show Spitting Image.

Senator Al Franken's accuser: 'His lips were wet and slimy'

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:50:10 GMT

Radio host Leeann Tweeden says she was "disgusted" as Al Franken forced his tongue into her mouth.

Neuroscientist wowing the internet aged 7

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 01:41:05 GMT

She's still in primary school, but Amoy Antunet has big ambitions - and plenty of scientific equipment

Drake confronts 'groper' during set

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:36:22 GMT

Drake stops his set after seeing someone being groped in the audience at a gig in Sydney.

The humanoid robot that can do a backflip

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:31:08 GMT

Atlas, a humanoid robot developed by Boston Dynamics, is now able to perform backflips.

Roy Moore: How Alabamians are defending the accused judge

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 22:45:30 GMT

"In the South, some of these girls look 20 and some look 14", says a supporter of the accused judge.

Parched Trump's Rubio-style water gaffe

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 22:57:08 GMT

The president goes in search of water during a speech, prompting comparisons with a man he mocked.

Would the US military disobey Trump nuclear order?

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 04:37:18 GMT

A former commander of the US Strategic Command says they might not follow President Trump's instructions.

Ibtihaj Muhammad reveals first Barbie with a hijab

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 04:16:55 GMT

The doll was released to honour Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, who won bronze in Rio last year.