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Louisiana man held for two 'racially motivated' murders

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:00:15 GMT

Police say a copy of an Adolf Hitler speech was discovered in a search of Kenneth Gleason's home.



Hurricane Maria hits Virgin Islands and bears down on Puerto Rico

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 06:04:35 GMT

"Evacuate," Puerto Rico's safety commissioner warned residents. "Otherwise, you're going to die."



Colorado police hunt 'Mad Pooper' jogger

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:38:48 GMT

A family says the woman keeps defecating outside their home, even though public toilets are nearby.



Health groups condemn new Republican Obamacare repeal plan

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:45:20 GMT

Medical organisations say the bill would end up "endangering access to critical care for millions".



Trump's first UN speech met with criticism from some leaders

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:43:58 GMT

The US president's first key speech at the UN was denounced by some member nations he had singled out.



FBI wiretapped Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort - reports

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 21:44:08 GMT

Paul Manafort's home was raided by agents probing Russian influence on the US election



New surge in migrants crossing US-Canada border

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:51:10 GMT

There was an almost 80% month-on-month rise in illegal border crossings in August.



Scout Schultz: Protests after police shoot LGBT student

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:50:02 GMT

A police car was set ablaze by protesters following a vigil for the slain Georgia Tech student.



'Remove racist' Native American tapestry from public display

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:15:35 GMT

A group representing American Indians says the British work depicts native peoples as "savages".



Equifax data breach snares 100,000 Canadians

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:47:31 GMT

Social security numbers, drivers licenses and credit card numbers may have been leaked in the hack.



Melania Trump in legal row with English-language school

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:40:06 GMT

Lawyers for Melania Trump say a language school in Croatia used her image in an ad without consent.



Daca: Nancy Pelosi heckled as 'liar' in Dreamers protest

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:36:20 GMT

The Democrat is heckled by protesters taking issue with her recent talks with President Trump over immigration.



British war bride and Canada groom die within hours of each other

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 22:20:26 GMT

They met outside London in 1941 and died in different wards of the same Canadian hospital.



Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy protection in US

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:44:57 GMT

The once dominant toy retailer has struggled against larger rivals such as Amazon and Walmart.



Trumplomacy

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:28:06 GMT

The US president's uncompromising language causes a stir in the hallowed hall of diplomacy.



Shots fired

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:43:14 GMT

The shooting of a Georgia student raises a question - why do US police shoot people carrying knives?



'We have nothing'

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 22:48:55 GMT

Miami dodged much of Irma's wrath but the aftermath of the storm has been devastating for the city's poor.



'Not a gang'

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 21:31:27 GMT

Washington DC is used to marches - but the latest protesters to descend on the capital may have made passersby look twice.



Swords and robes

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 22:00:06 GMT

Trump receives 83 items from Saudi Arabia ranging from swords to slippers. Is this common?



'Hillary safe space'

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 00:11:06 GMT

A website endorsed by former US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has been a divisive topic amongst America's left



'With us in spirit'

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 21:03:22 GMT

Is naming a new brand of whiskies after the collapsed bank a wise move?



Deal or no deal?

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:32:29 GMT

Trump and Democrats may - or may not - have a deal on immigration. Who has the upper hand?



#Prayfor...

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 20:33:17 GMT

Social media was a go-to resource during recent hurricanes. But does this make it harder for rescuers?



Taking the political pulse

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 21:29:06 GMT

After Republicans' Obamacare repeal crashed, Democrats aim for government-run health insurance



Drawn to decay

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 00:03:42 GMT

Pablo Iglesias Maurer tells the BBC why he is drawn to photograph places with a "tinge of melancholy".



Gossip Queen

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 22:16:11 GMT

The celebrity blogger makes a case for gossip as a relevant conversation about society and politics.



US deficit rises to 2008 levels

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:37:34 GMT

The drop was driven by a decline in income receipts from foreigners.



Ten Network creditors accept CBS takeover bid

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 06:39:05 GMT

The US network beats a rival offer from Lachlan Murdoch to buy the struggling broadcaster.



Rolling Stone magazine up for sale

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 07:42:00 GMT

The 50 year-old publication, famed for covering music and popular culture, is to be sold as publishing industry struggles.



How the world reacted to Trump's UN speech

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:09:54 GMT

What did the global gathering at the UN make of the speech by US President Donald Trump?



Trump at UN: Which 'rogue states' are in new axis of evil?

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 22:52:34 GMT

George W Bush invented the original list of US enemies - who did Donald Trump label 'rogue states'?



'Dems must work with Trump on immigration'

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:41:26 GMT

Democratic Congressman Joaquin Castro says his party must work with the president on immigration.



Trump at UN: North Korea's 'Rocket Man on suicide mission'

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:45:15 GMT

The US president warns North Korea will be "totally destroyed" if America is forced to defend itself.



Why are there so many hurricanes?

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:05:59 GMT

After Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria, David Shukman explains why there have been so many.



Hurricane Maria threatens British Virgin Islands

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 19:36:12 GMT

The British Virgin Islands, still trying to get back on its feet after Irma, are now threatened by Maria.



The Emmys in two minutes

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 07:16:49 GMT

Two female-led series dominate America's biggest TV awards night.



Trump at UN General Assembly: Three key points

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 23:27:30 GMT

Donald Trump is to make his debut at the UN General Assembly: Will he listen or lecture?



Irma: Apocalypse and the aftermath

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 02:22:47 GMT

The category five hurricane devastated Caribbean islands - a BBC team captured what was left behind.



Pro-Trump rally: 'The value of free speech is under assault'

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 01:31:39 GMT

Trump supporters attended a rally in the American capital to 'defend American values'.



Harry Dean Stanton describes his audition for Alien

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 09:27:28 GMT

Harry Dean Stanton, who has died at the age of 91, reveals what he told director Ridley Scott during his audition for Alien.