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Trump breaks US policy stance with direct Taiwan call

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 04:55:00 GMT

Donald Trump speaks directly with Taiwan's president - breaking four decades of US policy.



Couple among 13 dead in Tennessee fire

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:51:12 GMT

The death toll from wildfires raging across the US state of Tennessee rises to 13.



US military veterans join Standing Rock protests in N Dakota

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 22:01:56 GMT

US military veterans will protest alongside activists in North Dakota against an oil pipeline.



US unemployment rate falls to nine-year low

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:28:21 GMT

The US economy created 178,000 jobs in November, with the unemployment rate falling to a nine-year low.



Trump supporters challenge recount bid in Rust Belt states

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 23:18:23 GMT

Donald Trump's supporters try to block vote recounts in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan.



Sympathy for Ohio campus attacker's 'pain' triggers fury

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:44:17 GMT

An Ohio college employee provokes uproar after expressing sympathy for a campus rampage attacker.



Trump names Gen James 'Mad Dog' Mattis as defence secretary

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:33:38 GMT

Donald Trump names Iraq and Afghanistan veteran Gen James 'Mad Dog' Mattis as defence secretary.



Joe McKnight shooting: Suspect in ex-NFL player's death released from custody

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:44:03 GMT

A motorist is released without charge after allegedly killing an ex-NFL player in a reported road rage row.



Mall of America hires first black Santa

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 10:39:46 GMT

The shopping centre in the US state of Minnesota employs Larry Jefferson as its first black Santa.



Anger erupts over California mountain lion hunt

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 03:18:37 GMT

Californians express outrage over a decision to allow a well-known mountain lion to be hunted.



The sun sets for the last time over Barrow, Alaska

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 21:16:24 GMT

When the sun rises again over this Arctic Circle city next year it will have a new indigenous name.



Beaver rifles through Christmas decorations at a dollar store in America

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:50:54 GMT

A beaver's been caught rifling through Christmas decorations at a dollar store outside Washington DC in America.



Settling scores

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:00:01 GMT

The BBC's James Cook visits the Standing Rock camps, where activists have built a community.



No entry

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 01:49:30 GMT

Legal experts say America's weak press freedom laws don't stand a chance against government power.



'Pizzagate'

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:04:21 GMT

Thousands of people are spreading a false rumour about a Washington pizza restaurant and a child sex ring. But why?



Air smiles

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:06:50 GMT

An American businessman has launched an online offer to donate his air miles to people who can't afford to fly home for Christmas



No wrestling required

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:17:14 GMT

Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator and original star of hit musical Hamilton, talks about writing songs for Moana and his upcoming role in Mary Poppins Returns.



Chemical know-how

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 03:11:11 GMT

Australian students cheaply recreate a life-saving drug that was famously hiked in price last year.



Sun City Poms

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:40:56 GMT

In Sun City, USA, a group of woman aged 55-84 have formed a cheerleading and marching squad.



Arctic conditions

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 01:06:07 GMT

Photographer Ed Gold's images from the remote community of Galena in Alaska, USA.



Potential conflicts

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:50:18 GMT

A list of business holdings that could force Trump to choose between US interest and his bottom line



Starbucks boss Howard Schultz to step down

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:04:21 GMT

The chief executive of Starbucks, Howard Schultz, is leaving his role to focus on luxury brands.



Mnuchin promises to boost US growth as Treasury boss

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 18:53:05 GMT

Steven Mnuchin, the new US Treasury secretary, pledges to strengthen the US economy with a tax overhaul not seen since the days of Ronald Reagan.



US economic growth revised up for third quarter

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 15:22:50 GMT

The US economy grew at a faster pace than first thought in the third quarter, helped by strong consumer spending.



Million-dollar bucket of gold stolen

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 20:10:48 GMT

Police say a New York man made off with a bucket filled with gold flakes valued at about $1.6m (£1.2m).



Fidel Castro's ashes make final journey as Cuba says goodbye

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 04:07:27 GMT

As Fidel Castro's ashes make their final journey from Havana to Santiago, Cubans try to come to terms with the death of their revolutionary leader.



Prince Harry and Rihanna get HIV tests in Barbados

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 23:06:32 GMT

Prince Harry and Rihanna have taken HIV tests together in Barbados to raise awareness on World Aids Day.



Taking the temperature at Trump's 'thank you' tour

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 07:51:26 GMT

Donald Trump has embarked on a 'thank you tour' of the United States.



Tennessee wildfires: Couple return to find remains of their home

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 09:56:02 GMT

A couple who were evacuated from their home during the Tennessee wildfires have returned to see what remains of their property.



Dolly Parton heartbroken over wildfires

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:24:31 GMT

The wildfires have killed three people and injured 14 near Dolly Parton's Tennessee resort.



Factory workers win $421m lottery

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 20:41:24 GMT

Amy O'Neill talks about her $421m lottery win, shared with 20 colleagues at a Tennessee car parts factory.



How Ohio campus attack unfolded

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 09:06:08 GMT

A man who injured 11 people, one critically, in a rampage at Ohio State University was of Somali descent and a student on campus, say US officials.



Ohio campus attack: Students describe what they saw

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 23:37:17 GMT

Students describe seeing an attack on Ohio State University, which injured 11 people.



Tomi Lahren: The young right-wing star breaking the internet

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 23:17:47 GMT

Tomi Lahren is a 24-year-old conservative political commentator whose videos regularly go viral.