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US shutdown to end as Senate strikes deal

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:58:55 GMT

The US government shutdown is set to end after the Senate reached a temporary budget deal.

Larry Nassar: USA Gymnastics' executive leadership resigns over abuse scandal

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:38:36 GMT

The executive leadership of USA Gymnastics' board of directors resigns in the wake of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case.

Jerusalem: US embassy to move by end of 2019 - Pence

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:40:25 GMT

Mike Pence's announcement means the controversial relocation will happen sooner than expected.

Three Billboards triumphs at Screen Actors Guild awards

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:17:18 GMT

The dark comedy scoops three prizes including best actress for Frances McDormand.

How US Get Out of Jail Free cards work

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 20:24:57 GMT

The police labour union cards are given to friends and family to avoid punishment for minor crimes.

US shutdown: White House voicemail changed to blame Democrats

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 16:33:34 GMT

Callers to the White House this weekend got an unusual message from Mr Trump's staff.

Teen sexualisation made Natalie Portman rethink film roles

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 12:54:48 GMT

The actress spoke at the Women's March in LA on how male behaviour made her change her image.

E-sports gamer punished for gay slur

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:25:45 GMT

Felix Lengyel has been suspended by the Overwatch league and Dallas Fuel, and fined $2,000.

Nigeria: Kidnapped US and Canadian citizens freed

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 13:48:12 GMT

The group is found during a joint police and army operation after they were kidnapped on Wednesday.

Larry Nassar case: Olympic champ Jordyn Wieber reveals abuse

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:00:59 GMT

Jordyn Wieber and teammate Aly Raisman tell the child abuser: "The tables have turned, Larry."

US musician Tom Petty died of 'accidental drug overdose'

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 01:05:08 GMT

His family believes he was overusing prescription medication when he died in October, aged 66.

Lac-Megantic trial: Workers cleared over Canada rail disaster

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:09:49 GMT

Forty-seven people were killed in one of the worst rail disasters in Canadian history.

Watch how tow truck driver escapes this crash unscathed

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:56:05 GMT

A tow truck driver attempts to load a broken-down car when another vehicle slides out of control.

Trump travel ban: Supreme Court to rule on legality

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 22:36:37 GMT

The court is due to hear arguments in April and will decide if the ban is legal by the end of June.

Nasa removes US astronaut from ISS mission

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:22:28 GMT

Jeanette Epps would have been the first African-American astronaut on the space station crew.

Kim and Kanye name baby girl Chicago West

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:57:23 GMT

The reality TV star says she felt an instant connection with Chicago, who was delivered by surrogate.

Trump's year on Twitter: Who has he criticised and praised the most?

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 01:19:38 GMT

Who has he criticised and praised most as president? Here's our analysis.

Why are these women sticking with Trump?

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 22:38:21 GMT

Trump's approval ratings among women have dropped during his first year. But not with these voters.

How can parents torture their children?

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:27:10 GMT

As the Turpin family allegations shock the world, we look at how cases of extreme abuse can happen.

Lac-Megantic: The runaway train that destroyed a town

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 22:58:59 GMT

Nearly five years after a rail disaster, a small Canadian town still grapples with the aftermath.

Women's March: Where, when and why will protests happen?

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:46:29 GMT

Protests are planned across the US this weekend - here's what you need to know

US government shutdown: How did we get here?

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 10:16:38 GMT

The US has begun a government shutdown for the first time since 2013. What is going on?

What happened to worries about Trump's business?

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 23:03:16 GMT

What happened to worries about President Trump's potential conflicts of interest?

Pilcomayo River: 'Without water, we have no life'

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 01:47:34 GMT

What it's like to live in one of South America's most remote regions along the Pilcomayo River.

Detroit Motor Show: What the cars of the future may look like

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:57:46 GMT

A range of concept cars and trucks are showcased at the 2018 Detroit motor show.

McDonald's aims for fully recycled packaging by 2025

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:04:30 GMT

The world's biggest restaurant chain says all its packaging will be from sustainable sources by 2025.

Detroit Auto Show: Firms bet on trucks to boost US sales

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:26:31 GMT

Companies are focusing on pickup trucks and SUVs to try to counter flagging US sales.

Spain to replace US as second most popular tourism spot

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:15:17 GMT

The UN says Spain is set to replace the US as the world's second most popular tourism destination.

'Our powerful voices are no longer silenced'

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 10:19:54 GMT

Speeches about gender in Hollywood and female empowerment dominate the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Las Vegas rally marks anniversary of Women's March against Trump

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 03:20:15 GMT

Las Vegas rally marks first anniversary of Women's March against Trump.

Women's marches across the US

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 23:35:43 GMT

Women stage marches across the US on the first anniversary of President Trump's inauguration.

The slime crafter with 850,000 fans on Instagram

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:34:48 GMT

Alyssa Jagan has built a massive Instagram following on the power of slime.

Nassar case: Gold medallists Raisman and Wieber face abuser

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:47:52 GMT

Aly Raisman and Jordyn Wieber confront former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar in court.

What happens to federal workers in a government shutdown?

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 02:01:31 GMT

As a government shutdown looms, the BBC asks federal workers what it might mean for them.

Fishermen escape crash by split-second

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 22:16:39 GMT

Watch how fishermen in Oregon react as a boat speeds straight towards them.

Turpin case: 'Chains and padlocks used on siblings'

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:30:58 GMT

The charges against California couple David and Louise Turpin include torture and child abuse.

How an 'ice jam' caused river to burst banks in minutes

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:25:09 GMT

Timelapse footage shows how a partially frozen New York river rose dramatically during a cold snap.

Viewsnight: 'Russians didn't elect Donald Trump - Americans did'

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 20:24:23 GMT

The New Yorker's Masha Gessen argues that Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation is not a magic bullet to remove Donald Trump