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Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson airport power cut strands thousands

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 11:32:34 GMT

The power cut hit the world's busiest airport in Atlanta, stranding passengers in darkness.

Barry Sherman: Murder unit to probe Canadian mystery deaths

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 09:14:59 GMT

Canadian police confirm a homicide unit will investigate the deaths of Barry Sherman and his wife.

Indonesia recaptures US citizen after Bali prison break

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 04:45:24 GMT

Held on drugs charges, he escaped a Bali prison but was caught on the neighbouring island of Lombok.

Bitcoin trading starts on the huge CME exchange

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 03:14:36 GMT

The Chicago-based CME exchange begins Bitcoin trading for investors.

Russia inquiry: Trump denies he plans to fire Robert Mueller

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 01:25:20 GMT

The US president says he won't sack the man probing possible Russian interference in US elections.

Jay-Z brings cancer survivor on stage

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 10:48:01 GMT

The rapper halts his show in California after spotting a fan's sign in the audience.

Trump Putin call: CIA helped stop Russia terror attack

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 20:50:59 GMT

Vladimir Putin phoned Donald Trump to thank him for the information provided.

Pentagon's secret UFO programme revealed

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 15:31:12 GMT

US media reports say documents from the operation describe strange aircraft and hovering objects.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi takes $450m on opening weekend

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 19:11:23 GMT

It is the second biggest grossing opening weekend in North America.

Santa Barbara evacuated as Thomas flares up again

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 20:51:07 GMT

Strong winds drive the Thomas fire - now California's third-biggest on record - towards the coast.

Hunter Harrison: CSX railway boss dies

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 22:05:09 GMT

The US transportation company's shares fell sharply on Friday after CEO's medical leave was announced.

Weinstein 'derailed my career' Sorvino says after Peter Jackson claim

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 10:23:40 GMT

Peter Jackson says he 'blacklisted' Mira Sorvino and Ashley Judd on Harvey Weinstein's advice.

Capturing East Harlem

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 00:35:19 GMT

Photographer Joseph Rodriguez's images of the characters of East Harlem in the 1980s.

Raised on Janet

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 00:38:42 GMT

As Janet Jackson wraps up her State of the World tour, one fan reflects on the star's impact on her life.

Shroud of doubt

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:03:02 GMT

A journalist looks for the truth of his father's role in one of the largest clandestine missions in US history.

No more thaw

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:01:31 GMT

The Obama adviser credited with the Cuba thaw looks at what has changed in the past year.

Love in North Korea

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:13:55 GMT

In 1980, North Korea forced a US soldier and a kidnapped Japanese girl to marry. This is their story.

Tillerson's takeaway

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 03:17:27 GMT

The secretary of state appeared to soften his tone on North Korea at a Washington policy speech.

Denim dominance

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:13:47 GMT

Despite being based in a small Welsh town, the Hiut Demin Company is exporting its jeans globally.

'Humbling defeat'

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:13:33 GMT

Some Republicans see the election as a 'humbling defeat', while others have turned defensive.

'We don't forget this'

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 01:18:22 GMT

More than a dozen women have accused Donald Trump of sexual misconduct. Now, in the moment of #MeToo, how do they feel?

Akayed Ullah

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:29:52 GMT

The 27-year-old reportedly came to the US from Bangladesh seven years ago.

Sweet music

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:09:08 GMT

Rivalry against Spotify and augmented reality ambitions are two possible reasons for the takeover.

Below the line

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:32:59 GMT

Millions of jobs have been created in the US economy, but many people still live in poverty.

Wing and a prayer

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:15:39 GMT

More than 250 crashed planes are still missing in the US - but a team of volunteer detectives is on the case.

A political Fed

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 20:30:18 GMT

As Jerome Powell prepares to take over the Federal Reserve, is the era of central bank independence ending?

Unilever sells margarine business to KKR for £6bn

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:58:07 GMT

The Anglo-Dutch firm is selling brands including Flora and ProActiv to the private equity giant.

Walt Disney buys Murdoch's Fox for $52bn

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:55:01 GMT

The deal ends Rupert Murdoch's more than half century of media empire building.

US regulator halts Munchee digital-token sale

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:06:46 GMT

The SEC halts an initial coin offering and warns consumers of the dangers of crypto-currency investment.

Delight as power restored in Atlanta

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 10:27:02 GMT

Passengers at Atlanta airport had to wait hours without power.

Why this US woman is backing minority gun clubs

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 01:27:01 GMT

Meet Samantha Sorillo of Miami, the woman who is backing African-American gun clubs.

Taking two million photos of Obama

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 00:26:51 GMT

During Obama's eight-year presidency, photographer Pete Souza took close to two million photos.

Christmas across US Mexico border

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 14:37:20 GMT

A Christmas service was held over the US-Mexico border, commemorating Posada Without Borders.

Matthew Petersen: Trump's nominee for judge flubs law test

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 21:53:45 GMT

Matthew Petersen's hearing goes wrong quickly when a Republican senator poses basic legal questions.

What do you know about net neutrality?

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 01:52:08 GMT

The FCC is expected to vote to overturn Obama-era laws relating to net neutrality. We asked people in Washington what they thought about that.

Roy Moore refuses to concede after Alabama election defeat

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:32:40 GMT

Defeated Republican Roy Moore refuses to concede Alabama race and warns a cultural battle 'rages on'.

The long battle against California wildfires

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 23:48:53 GMT

The Thomas fire in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties is only 30% contained as it enters a second week.

The one-year-old who snowboards in US

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:09:41 GMT

With her parents watching, this baby tries out snowboarding in Idaho for the first time.

Dramatic end to Los Angeles car chase

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 21:32:23 GMT

The San Fernando Valley pursuit ended in a rather unexpected way.