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Ex-national security adviser defies Senate's Russia inquiry

Mon, 22 May 2017 21:34:24 GMT

President Trump's fired aide invokes his constitutional right against self-incrimination.

Trump tells Israel Iran will never have nuclear weapons

Mon, 22 May 2017 19:43:33 GMT

The US president has strong words for Iran as he meets Israeli leaders in Jerusalem.

Sinkhole opens at Trump's Florida retreat

Mon, 22 May 2017 20:09:48 GMT

The hole has formed directly in front of the golf resort, close to a newly installed water main.

Turkey accuses US of 'aggressive actions' over embassy brawl

Mon, 22 May 2017 19:54:27 GMT

Turkey summons the US ambassador over "security lapses" after clashes erupted in Washington.

Republicans used race to redraw North Carolina voter maps

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:45:19 GMT

The US Supreme Court upholds a lower court ruling striking down North Carolina's congressional maps.

'Alt-Reich' member charged in fatal stabbing of black student

Mon, 22 May 2017 20:04:55 GMT

The suspect allegedly told the victim to get out of the way before knifing him once in the chest.

The place with a million people and no bookshop

Mon, 22 May 2017 00:08:27 GMT

The Bronx is the only borough in New York without a bookshop. One woman wants to change that.

Ford chair denies that he fired its chief executive

Mon, 22 May 2017 18:14:09 GMT

The ousting of Mark Fields comes as Ford battles weak sales, a falling share price and lower profits.

Haitians who came after earthquake granted six-month extension

Mon, 22 May 2017 20:52:37 GMT

Trump administration announces extension to temporary protection status of 60,000 Haitians.

Graduates walk out on Pence speech

Sun, 21 May 2017 21:32:24 GMT

University activists protest against the US vice-president's policies at a ceremony in Indiana.

Texas teen accidentally shoots girlfriend outside strip club

Mon, 22 May 2017 13:24:34 GMT

The 19-year-old fatally wounded his girlfriend after a fight with another man spilled outside a bar.

The moment a sea lion pulls a girl underwater

Mon, 22 May 2017 10:58:49 GMT

Experts warn against getting too close to wild animals after a sea lion pulls a young girl underwater.

Twin Peaks returns after 26 years - and it's still 'inscrutable'

Mon, 22 May 2017 08:52:38 GMT

Critics hail the return of David Lynch's cult TV series - though how many know what's going on?

'Fire burn and cauldron bubble': Trump and the glowing orb

Mon, 22 May 2017 10:34:38 GMT

Find out what's buzzing in the social media world today.

Thumbs up or down?

Mon, 22 May 2017 04:06:20 GMT

A look back at some of the contentious moments during the US president's trip to Saudi Arabia.

Forbidden love

Sun, 21 May 2017 00:02:39 GMT

Many GIs had children with British women but under US laws black servicemen were usually refused permission to marry. So what happened to the children?

Erdogan in Washington

Fri, 19 May 2017 23:59:42 GMT

It began with a White House handshake but ended up with the "brutal" beating of protesters. Why?

Modern slavery?

Sat, 20 May 2017 13:07:08 GMT

Filipinos have known about modern servitude long before an American's confession that his family kept a slave for 56 years.

Trump diplomacy

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:01:45 GMT

Find out what President Trump has said about where you live since he was inaugurated in January.

Steak and ketchup

Fri, 19 May 2017 21:00:05 GMT

A reluctant traveller who misses his own bed, the president faces a gruelling challenge on a nine-day, five country tour.

Trump's gauntlet

Fri, 19 May 2017 18:31:30 GMT

The president must win over people deeply suspicious of him and his "America First" foreign policy.

Freedom denied

Thu, 18 May 2017 21:01:50 GMT

Released by mistake then jailed again, Rene Lima-Marin was moments from freedom before immigration agents swept in

Trump's first trip

Fri, 19 May 2017 03:33:49 GMT

Riyadh may seem an odd choice for Donald Trump's first trip abroad, but he wants a new relationship.

Shock therapy

Fri, 19 May 2017 00:38:23 GMT

ECT has recently been used in some countries as a treatment for children who severely self injure.

History lesson

Thu, 18 May 2017 11:55:03 GMT

Find out what's buzzing in the social media world today.

'Bobby Three Sticks'

Thu, 18 May 2017 09:02:10 GMT

Profile of the decorated Vietnam veteran who is credited with turning round the FBI after 9/11.

The O-word

Wed, 17 May 2017 18:09:16 GMT

The president is being accused of a criminal offence after reportedly asking the FBI director to drop the Russia investigation.

Codeword classified

Tue, 16 May 2017 17:45:37 GMT

US presidents have leeway in declassifying information, but Mr Trump may have broken a golden rule.

They're back!

Wed, 17 May 2017 11:40:16 GMT

One ran for president, one hosts a talk show, one is in The Big Bang Theory and one is a Broadway star.

Camelot revisited

Tue, 16 May 2017 00:14:08 GMT

A new photo exhibit captures the dramatic rise and sudden passing of an American icon.

Pump up the volume

Tue, 16 May 2017 16:20:59 GMT

Things seemed slightly out of control in the West Wing as aides reverted to damage-limitation mode.

Story of Edward

Sun, 14 May 2017 23:28:46 GMT

Edward Crawford was the subject of this prize-winning photo taken during protests in Ferguson, Missouri in 2014. This is the story of what happened to him next.

In the frame

Thu, 18 May 2017 20:38:44 GMT

President Donald Trump says his pick for FBI chief would be named "very soon".

Foot Locker shares plunge after weak sales

Fri, 19 May 2017 16:03:23 GMT

Sales decline as teens kick their mania for classic Adidas and tax refunds in the US are delayed.

Uber must return confidential files to Waymo, orders US judge

Mon, 15 May 2017 19:27:22 GMT

US judge tells Uber to sideline an engineer but says the firm can continue work on self-driving cars.

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg in call to help working mothers

Sun, 14 May 2017 19:24:19 GMT

Sheryl Sandberg calls for a rise in the minimum wage and affordable childcare on US Mother's Day.

Donald Trump: A rare opportunity to bring peace

Mon, 22 May 2017 11:40:37 GMT

President Trump's visit to Israel is expected to focus on reviving the Middle East peace process

Trump to Muslim nations: Drive out the terrorists

Sun, 21 May 2017 16:01:07 GMT

President Trump calls on Muslim nations to take the lead in fighting radicalisation.

Mesmerising lava flows from Kilauea volcano in Hawaii

Sun, 21 May 2017 15:03:59 GMT

Look but don't touch as it tumbles down the Pulama Pali slope in Hawaii.

The moment a school employee lifts student by neck

Sat, 20 May 2017 16:04:32 GMT

The man was caught on camera grabbing the 13-year-old in the US state of Pennsylvania.

Trump in Saudi Arabia: US president joins ceremonial sword dance

Sat, 20 May 2017 19:10:01 GMT

The US president swayed along with a ceremonial dance ahead of a Saudi state dinner in his honour.

Humpback whale trapped in California harbour

Sun, 21 May 2017 04:17:39 GMT

The humpback whale, which is an adolescent, is believed to measure about 12 metres long.

Photographing the legendary Joan Crawford

Thu, 18 May 2017 12:20:40 GMT

The late photographer Eve Arnold captured Joan Crawford in some of her most vulnerable moments. Magnum Photos has re-released her images to mark 40 years since Crawford's death.

Melania Trump didn't wear a headscarf, but does it matter?

Sat, 20 May 2017 12:03:51 GMT

The First Lady is accompanying President Trump to Saudi Arabia during his first foreign tour.

Moment President Trump is greeted by Saudi King Salman

Sat, 20 May 2017 08:04:39 GMT

The President disembarked Air Force One with his wife Melania, who wore a jumpsuit and no headscarf.

New Orleans removes last confederate statue

Sat, 20 May 2017 09:29:53 GMT

There were cheers as the last monument to the pro-slavery rebellion was purged on Saturday.