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Trump seeks to slash tax for businesses

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:44:15 GMT

Analysts say the plan will add to the deficit but the US government says growth will pay for it.

China convicts US woman Sandy Phan-Gillis for spying

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:29:04 GMT

The business consultant is sentenced to three and a half years in prison but may be deported soon.

United Airlines investigates giant bunny death

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:44:45 GMT

Simon the 90cm-long rabbit was being flown in the cargo hold from London to Chicago's O'Hare International.

Fitbit contradicts husband's story of wife's murder - police

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:20:30 GMT

The Connecticut man said his wife was killed by an intruder with a voice like actor Vin Diesel's.

Trump immigration court defeat is 'bananas', says White House

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:57:39 GMT

The judge cited the president's own words calling the order "a weapon" against local governments.

North Korea tensions: US installs missile defence system in S Korea

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:18:29 GMT

The move sparks protests and is opposed by China which says it could upset regional security.

Fitbit investigates report of 'exploding' tracker

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:41:57 GMT

A woman in Wisconsin said she suffered second-degree burns when her fitness tracker exploded.

Trump backs down on border wall funding

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 04:12:24 GMT

If cash for a wall is left out of the budget bill, a government shutdown can be averted this week.

Obama criticised for '$400,000 Wall Street speech'

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:15:09 GMT

The former US president previously admonished "fat cat bankers".

White House blocks Flynn document request

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:00:01 GMT

It rebuffs a request by a committee investigating former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

Clothing firm Nordstrom castigated for $425 mud-coated jeans

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 02:47:45 GMT

Critics say the garments are worn by "rich liberals pretending to know what hard work feels like".

California beauty queen, 27, jailed for child porn

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:46:20 GMT

Meghan Alt sold images she took of a four-year-old relative to a Marine stationed in California.

Has the US started a lumber trade war with Canada?

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:27:11 GMT

Canada is calling new tariffs on softwood lumber imports to the US "unfair and punitive".

Ivanka Trump forced to defend father at G20 women's summit

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:26:41 GMT

Donald Trump's eldest daughter was speaking at an event with German leader Angela Merkel.

Arkansas executes murderers Jack Jones and Marcel Williams

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:33:46 GMT

The men are put to death in the first double execution on the same day for 17 years in the US.

Grassroots resistance

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:07:43 GMT

Across America, Democrats are hoping to win Republican heartlands in President Trump's first major electoral test.

Blooming marvellous!

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:58:21 GMT

Following years of drought, California's deserts have erupted with a "super bloom" of wildflowers visible even from space.

A warm homecoming

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:56:49 GMT

The 44th president returns to Chicago trying to inspire the nation’s youth to be more civic-minded.

Taking toll

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:11:02 GMT

A recent study found that white middle-aged Americans are dying faster than blacks and Hispanics. But the reality is not quite what it seems.

Global impact

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:43:18 GMT

Seven ways Donald Trump's presidency has changed the US and its relationship with the world.

100 days, 100 voters

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:52:16 GMT

We asked 100 Americans what they think about President Trump's first 100 days.

Whale of a time

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 23:43:02 GMT

Killer whale Takara was already pregnant when the end of the breeding programme was announced.

Hard times?

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 21:36:24 GMT

Whether young people move out is 'tied to economic security' but expectations are changing too.

'My wife suffered'

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:46:21 GMT

James Phillips' wife Mary was raped and murdered in 1996 and her tormentor has now been executed.

Ultra violence

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 20:34:34 GMT

Born in the barrios of Los Angeles, MS-13 has risen to become one of the world's most feared gangs.

Just say no

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 22:25:02 GMT

The US Attorney General says the drug war reduced violent crime. Officers who were the front lines disagree.

Stunning pictures

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 21:32:26 GMT

A study that attached cameras with suction cups to the backs of Antarctic whales has revealed never before seen feeding habits and social interactions.

Flipping districts

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 23:29:00 GMT

Faced with Republicans controlling all the levers of government, Democrats are turning to progressive activism.

Race detective

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 23:26:23 GMT

A business analyst in the US sifts through data and photos to identify running cheats.

Coca Cola to cut 1,200 jobs

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:29:31 GMT

Sales of fizzy drinks at Coca Cola are falling as consumers turn away from sugary pop.

Lockheed Martin profits take fall, despite sales increase

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:20:59 GMT

The US defence giant has been targeted by US President Donald Trump for the cost of one of its fighter jet programs.

Shareholders angry over fake accounts disrupt Wells Fargo meeting

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:49:21 GMT

Board members retained their seats but are struggling to contain fallout from the scandal.

Donald Trump's first 100 days in 100 of his own words

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:14:21 GMT

The tale of Donald Trump's first three months as president - using 100 of his own words.

Watch Ivanka's cool German reception

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:28:28 GMT

The audience reacts negatively as Ivanka, sat with Lagarde and Merkel, defends her father in Berlin.

Obama at Chicago youth event: 'I'm old'

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:40:51 GMT

A relaxed-looking Barack Obama soon felt his age at his first public event since leaving the White House.

US and South Korea hold live-fire drill

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:32:04 GMT

The military exercise took place around 15 miles from the border with North Korea.

Caitlyn Jenner talks about life as a transwoman and why she prefers being single.

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:54:24 GMT

Caitlyn Jenner has released a memoir entitled The Secrets Of My Life. She talks to Women's Hour about the journey she has been on since her transition two years ago.

La La Land Day is declared in Los Angeles

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 02:02:44 GMT

The Mayor of Los Angeles has declared a special day to celebrate the Oscar-winning film.

US girl, 4, survives fall from bus

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:39:00 GMT

She escaped with a broken jaw after the incident in Arkansas.

Trump calls record-breaking astronaut Peggy Whitson

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:13:57 GMT

'Better you than me,' jokes US president as astronaut Peggy Whitson reveals drinking recycled urine.

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg on grief: ‘It does get better’

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:38:12 GMT

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg speaks movingly about her grief after the death of her husband.

Thousands turn out for Washington March for Science

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 06:10:57 GMT

Thousands of scientists have taken part in a demonstration in Washington DC in protest against what they see as a global political assault on facts.

American Airlines pram clash: Footage captures aftermath

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 20:34:20 GMT

A passenger said a mother had been struck with a pram as it was forcibly removed by the employee.

Gunshot survivors bare all for photographer

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 23:02:45 GMT

Photographer Kathy Shorr has photographed 101 gun shooting survivors throughout the US in a powerful new photography project.