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Charlottesville victim's mum rebukes Trump

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:58:38 GMT

Susan Bro has "no interest" in speaking to Mr Trump after his remarks on the Virginia clashes.

American killed in Barcelona terror attack

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:32:43 GMT

A California teacher says her husband went to the bathroom just before the attack and did not return.

Total solar eclipse: Meet Sharon and Billy Hahs

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 22:27:18 GMT

Now Sharon and Billy Hahs are preparing for one in their own backyard.

Lawmaker deletes Trump assassination post

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:55:38 GMT

The Missouri state senator said on Facebook she hoped the US president would be assassinated.

USS Fitzgerald: US Navy to discipline dozen sailors

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:49:50 GMT

The destroyer was damaged in a collision off Japan in June, in which seven sailors were killed.

Trump: Stop terrorism by 'whatever means' necessary

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:17:03 GMT

The president blames Democrats for blocking his security plans a day after the Barcelona attacks.

Google's stance on neo-Nazis 'dangerous', says EFF

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:09:22 GMT

A digital rights group criticises action taken by Google, GoDaddy and Cloudflare against the Daily Stormer.

Yazidi boy reunited with family after being rescued from IS

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:37:16 GMT

Emad Mishko Tamo, 12, was separated from his family after being captured by IS in 2014.

Trump scraps infrastructure council plan

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:58:37 GMT

The president is dropping plans for the business panel after ending two other advisory groups.

Why the fuss over Confederate statues?

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:38:25 GMT

Monuments to the failed Confederacy were mostly erected many decades after the US Civil War.

Texas: Video of invasive search shows 'rape by cop', says lawyer

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:58:32 GMT

The woman's lawyer says it amounts to "rape by cop" but charges against two officers were dropped.

Bonnie Tyler to perform Total Eclipse during total eclipse

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:25:07 GMT

The singer's next performance also involves a cruise ship and one of the Jonas Brothers.

Fans honour Elvis 40 years after death

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 22:46:06 GMT

Elvis lives on in the memories of fans who paid tribute at his Graceland home in Memphis.

The eyes have it

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:03:24 GMT

A few tips on the rare cosmic event, which last stretched across the US coast to coast 99 years ago.

Swastika avenue

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:48:20 GMT

Page Blaswell couldn't believe her eyes when she drove past a home flying a Nazi flag in North Carolina.

‘Guinea pigs'

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:32:09 GMT

The Tennessee county started offering time off inmate sentences in exchange for birth control

Reality Check

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:38:24 GMT

The figure was widely quoted when President Trump announced plans to ban transgender military personnel, but is it right?

Island warrior

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:20:21 GMT

A self-styled "island warrior" in Guam has a plan in the event of a North Korean attack on his home.

Licence to kill cubs?

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:05:49 GMT

Trump is once again allowing hunters in Alaska to shoot bear cubs and hibernating bears, but is this as bad as it sounds?

Softwood, hard problem

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:06:29 GMT

The US and Canada are renegotiating the Nafta trade deal - and softwood lumber is a major sticking point.

Marked man?

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 21:12:02 GMT

Amid a chaotic eight months at the White House, Steve Bannon has remained a close advisor to Donald Trump. But is his time in the West Wing almost up?

Storm brewing

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:27:39 GMT

A website featuring white supremacist content has become the focus of online debate after Charlottesville.

'Don't be a sucker'

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 19:52:52 GMT

A 1940s US government film warning about the dangers of intolerance has made a comeback following a violent neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Who are Antifa?

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 20:21:30 GMT

Critics say the militant left is just as dangerous as the far right.

'Misguided and disillusioned'

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 20:46:40 GMT

A picture is emerging of James Alex Fields Jnr, a 20-year-old with alleged neo-Nazi links.

'Tiffany' rings cost Costco $19.4m

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:31:23 GMT

The US wholesaler faces a big damages bill for selling "Tiffany" rings not made by the jeweller.

Trump orders review of China's trade practices

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 03:45:35 GMT

The president asks the top US trade official to review China's approach to intellectual property.

Merck chief Ken Frazier resigns from Trump council

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:20:12 GMT

Ken Frazier resigns from President Trump's American Manufacturing Council over Charlottesville.

What Trump said versus what I saw

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:31:01 GMT

The BBC's Joel Gunter was in Charlottesville and assesses the president's claims about the violence.

Trump and Charlottesville: 'Amoral' president stuns world

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:49:04 GMT

Former US defence secretary William Cohen and presidential adviser Ron Christie condemned Mr Trump's reaction to a white supremacist rally.

Charlottesville: John Boyega and Kathryn Bigelow react

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:03:52 GMT

The actor, who stars in a new film on Detroit's 1967 unrest, notes parallels with recent clashes.

Charlottesville: Heather Heyer's mother pays tribute at vigil

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:48:14 GMT

Heather Heyer's mother pays tribute to her daughter at a vigil in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Trump: 'What about alt-left violence in Charlottesville?'

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 20:53:40 GMT

The US president doubled down on his belief that "both sides" were to blame for the violent clashes.

Why do Confederate statues divide the United States?

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 19:14:36 GMT

Violent protests began in Virginia over plans to remove a statue of a Confederate general.

Trump's North Korea rhetoric praised in Guam

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:25:24 GMT

Trump's North Korea rhetoric praised by Guam governor Eddie Baza Calvo

Trump denounces KKK and racism in Charlottesville

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:17:30 GMT

Donald Trump denounces racist violence after the killing of a protester in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Charlottesville death: Marianne Rubin, 89, joins protests

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 21:30:23 GMT

Why holocaust survivor Marianne Rubin is standing in solidarity with Charlottesville, Virginia.

How Charlottesville became a flashpoint

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 13:04:14 GMT

How months of protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, led to clashes resulting in three deaths.

Confederate statue pulled down in North Carolina

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:26:39 GMT

A monument to pro-slavery forces is destroyed, in the wake of clashes in Charlottesville.