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Michigan airport knife attacker shouted 'Allahu Akbar', says FBI

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:08:19 GMT

The 50-year-old suspect allegedly cried "Allahu Akbar" before stabbing a police officer in the neck.

Donald Trump talks up solar panel plan for Mexico wall

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:22:58 GMT

Attaching solar panels to a wall along the Mexican border will cut costs, the US president tells a rally.

North America prepares for August solar eclipse

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 22:00:29 GMT

Nasa scientists are very excited about the eclipse happening in the United States later this summer.

Woman demands white doctor in Canada to see her son at local clinic

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:22:50 GMT

A mother in Ontario is filmed demanding that a "white doctor" look after her sick son.

US official: Russia 'hacked' 21 US states in election

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:43:02 GMT

A US official confirms nearly two dozen states were targeted in the US election hack.

What's Alibaba's Jack Ma selling to America?

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:03:39 GMT

The boss of the Chinese e-commerce giant is pitching to American entrepreneurs. Should Amazon worry?

Milwaukee officer cleared in shooting that sparked riots

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 21:00:18 GMT

The victim, Sylville Smith, was armed with a pistol, but threw it over a fence before he was shot.

US inmates who saved guard's life to have sentences cut

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 17:30:33 GMT

Six inmates called an ambulance and performed CPR on the officer assigned to guard them.

Gay torment made NFL star Ryan O'Callaghan plan suicide

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:25:55 GMT

The former New England Patriot built a cabin, stocked it with guns and wrote a suicide note.

Philando Castile death: Police footage released

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:34:21 GMT

Newly released video shows a polite encounter quickly escalating during a Minnesota traffic stop.

Pentagon 'wasted $28m' on Afghan camouflaged uniforms

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:06:39 GMT

A forest pattern camouflage uniform was chosen despite the country being only 2.1% woodland.

US gun laws: Colorado to arm teachers in classrooms

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:53:47 GMT

Staff undergo training as "armed first responders" in the US state in order to protect children.

George Clooney's tequila firm Casamigos sells for $1bn

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:11:06 GMT

It has been a busy time for the actor, whose wife Amal gave birth to twins earlier this month.

Marco Rubio and Ivanka Trump respond to failed hug gags

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:48 GMT

Marco Rubio and Ivanka Trump have responded to jokes on social media about their failed hug

Sea of troubles

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:25:41 GMT

It's been 25 years since Canada declared a moratorium on northern cod. Is it ready for its return?

DC confidential

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:25:47 GMT

The Trump White House has become more secretive, and its changing the attitude of Washington.

Driving gloves, closed zoos

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 20:10:59 GMT

What are the more unlikely ways the blistering conditions are affecting the southwest of the US?


Tue, 20 Jun 2017 22:19:06 GMT

BBC's Barbara Plett Usher looks at what lays behind US moves to flood the region with weapons.

Melting point

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:55:46 GMT

Extremely high temperatures in the US southwest have sent the mercury above 115F (46C), but duty still calls for the Phoenix Fire Department.

Diplomatic impasse

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 22:57:23 GMT

Since the election of Trump, things have been rocky for European diplomats.

Time running out

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:10:17 GMT

Will the US and Nato find a political solution to the decades-old conflict, or add time to the clock?

Going for gold

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 23:40:52 GMT

More than $40m (£31m) is expected to be spent on a congressional race in the state of Georgia.

'Never give up'

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 23:41:59 GMT

Mari Malek came to the US as a child refugee. Now she uses her supermodel status to advocate for children affected by war in South Sudan.

Nerve centre

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 00:08:01 GMT

New Minority Report-style "nerve centres" combine data and predictive policing after massive increase in homicides.

Etsy announces 140 more layoffs

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:17:12 GMT

The job cuts at the online marketplace come after the resignation of its chief executive.

Alibaba's Jack Ma courts US firms

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 17:14:14 GMT

The boss of China's biggest e-commerce company says small firms could soon benefit from globalisation.

Boeing launches new version of 737 jet

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 10:58:01 GMT

The US aircraft giant says it already has more than 240 orders for the new model of its short-haul jet.

Florida car burglar caught with his pants down

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 20:48:46 GMT

A Florida car burglar is literally caught with his pants down as a wardrobe malfunction sends him crashing to the floor during a hapless getaway.

'Otto Warmbier wouldn't have broken law' in North Korea

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:39:52 GMT

A woman who was with Otto Warmbier when he was taken by security says she doesn't think the American was guilty.

Trump voters on Russia investigation: 'Not bothered'

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:05:12 GMT

The president's supporters in Iowa weren't too excited about former FBI chief James Comey either.

Trump proposes solar panel wall for Mexican border

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:10:24 GMT

President Trump has put forward the idea of covering his proposed border wall with Mexico in solar panels.

Police dashcam footage of Philando Castile shooting

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:05:47 GMT

Philando Castile was killed during a police traffic stop in Minnesota last June.

Otto Warmbier death: Trump blames 'brutal' North Korea

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:51:11 GMT

President Donald Trump blames North Korea's "brutal regime" for the death of US student Otto Warmbier.

Ever wondered what Jared Kushner sounds like?

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 19:51:30 GMT

President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser has been notoriously quiet on the public stage - until now.

US destroyer damaged in crash

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 00:47:06 GMT

The destroyer collided with a merchant vessel off Japan.

How text messages led to a suicide

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 23:08:57 GMT

Michelle Carter, 20, was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter after she encouraged her boyfriend to commit suicide by text message and phone call.

Is Trump really 'cancelling' Obama's Cuba policy?

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 22:00:11 GMT

President Trump has signed a new directive on the US policy towards Cuba, but how drastic a change is it?

Bill Cosby mistrial: From trailblazer to alleged assaulter

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 15:24:52 GMT

Actress Lili Bernard has described Mr Cosby as a "lying coward" and "master manipulator".

What will Trump change about US-Cuba relations?

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 21:36:06 GMT

President Donald Trump is announcing a new Cuba policy - what should you expect?