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Trump: Florida school officer 'didn't have the courage'

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:46:39 GMT

Mr Trump says the officer "did a poor job" when he failed to intervene in last week's deadly shooting.

US to impose 'largest ever' N Korea sanctions

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:56:45 GMT

More than 50 ships and firms will be targeted in another move against North Korea's nuclear programme.

Winter Olympics 2018: Ivanka Trump arrives for closing ceremony

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:04:18 GMT

The first daughter is leading a US delegation to the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics.

Florida shooting: Activists target companies tied to NRA

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:42:27 GMT

Political activists are increasingly using social media to pressure firms on issues such as guns.

Trump says violent video games 'shape' young minds

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:08:19 GMT

The president said violence in video games had a big influence on how youths view the world

Eugenie Bouchard: Tennis star wins US Open concussion lawsuit

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:36:24 GMT

Eugenie Bouchard was forced to drop out of the tournament after slipping on a cleaning product.

Trump-Russia: New charges for Paul Manafort and Rick Gates

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 22:47:53 GMT

Mr Manafort and Mr Gates allegedly conspired to hide more than $30m from tax officials.

Tina Fontaine: Raymond Cormier not guilty of Red River murder

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:05:33 GMT

The Canadian schoolgirl's death spurred calls for an inquiry into dead and missing indigenous women.

Missouri Governor Eric Greitens charged over nude photo

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 01:38:20 GMT

The Republican, who admitted last month to an affair with his hairdresser, is taken into custody.

Florida inmate screams and thrashes at his execution

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:36:23 GMT

Eric Scott Branch was put to death over the rape and murder of a student in 1993.

Barbara Ann Alston: Singer with 1960s girl group The Crystals dies at 74

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:49:40 GMT

She recorded hits like Da Doo Ron Ron and He Hit Me with Phil Spector in the 1960s.

Kylie Jenner 'sooo over' Snapchat - and shares tumble

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:03:38 GMT

Shares in Snapchat's owner sink after the reality TV star tweets her criticism of the messaging app.

Does this bodycam show a man killed by a cop had a gun?

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 01:11:01 GMT

Police say this footage of a fatal shooting by a California officer shows the victim had a gun.

NRA and Florida: Seven things Wayne LaPierre blames after shooting

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 20:50:34 GMT

European socialists, the mainstream media and the FBI are on Wayne LaPierre's list. Guns are not.

Weinstein sorry for using Streep and Lawrence to ward off lawsuit

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 23:46:21 GMT

The disgraced movie mogul apologises after his lawyers quoted Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence.

Outrage after US lawmaker links mass shooters to Democrats

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:27:58 GMT

Democrats criticised Republican Claudia Tenney's remarks as "unhinged, shameful and disgusting".

White nationalist Jared Taylor sues Twitter over ban

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:04:45 GMT

Jared Taylor's lawyer claims the suspension of his client's account is a form of Twitter censorship.

Justin Trudeau's 'Bollywood' wardrobe amuses Indians

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:27:34 GMT

The Canadian prime minister has been wearing traditional Indian attire at every possible opportunity.

Why are so many teenagers running for Kansas governor?

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 20:19:15 GMT

High school students say they want to run for office in Kansas – here’s why they’re doing it.

Florida shooting: How students shared their terror

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:23:52 GMT

When a gunman opened fire in a Florida school, students inside reached for their phones.

Billy Graham: Six things he believed

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:50:18 GMT

On civil rights, North Korea ties and dining with women, this is where Graham stood.

Six radical ways to tackle US school shootings

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:47:46 GMT

After 17 people were killed in Florida, could these measures stop school shootings in the US?

Donald Trump Jr's passage to India causes a stir

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:22:03 GMT

Why is the US president's son delivering a foreign policy-type speech in India while selling flats?

Black Panther smashes box office predictions

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:01:23 GMT

Ryan Coogler's superhero film racks up record takings after a phenomenal opening weekend.

Photographer Stephen Wilkes shows day to night in one image

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 22:04:15 GMT

Wilkes shoots more than 1,500 images of a scene and then blends them into a single photograph.

Chippendales: Do male strippers feel objectified?

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:08:58 GMT

Chippendales dance captain discusses groping, objectification and the enjoyment of stripping.

In Florida aftermath, US students say 'Never Again'

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 17:14:26 GMT

Movements run by school students are spreading rapidly online in wake of the Florida attack.

The mystery of Toronto's gay village killings

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 00:39:01 GMT

Toronto’s LGBT community grieves after one of their own is charged with targeting and killing gay men.

Florida school shooting: A killer comes to 'paradise'

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 00:13:06 GMT

Students re-live Wednesday's shooting in Florida - and demand tougher gun laws from their government.

Nikolas Cruz: Depressed loner 'crazy about guns'

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:04:13 GMT

Students at the school described Nikolas Cruz, 19, as an "outcast" known for making threats.

Ford executive leaves over inappropriate behaviour

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:56:22 GMT

The car giant says US chief Raj Nair's actions were "inconsistent with the company's code of conduct".

Federal Reserve policymakers more confident about economy

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:36:12 GMT

Minutes from the Federal Reserve's January meeting will fuel debate over whether US interest rates should rise.

US regulator warns companies over cyber attack delays

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:34:00 GMT

The SEC financial regulator wants "timely" disclosure of attacks, after several breaches emerged long after they happened.

Armed teacher's fear? 'Missing and hitting a student'

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 14:22:45 GMT

Karl Donnelson from Colorado is armed and says he's ready to fire if an incident occurs in his school.

Florida armed school guard 'never went in'

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 06:51:47 GMT

The guard protecting the Florida school hit by a deadly shooting did not go in, a sheriff confirms.

School shooting survivor's tearful plea

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 23:19:03 GMT

Sam Zeif, who survived the Florida school shooting, has called for new laws to stop such a tragedy happening again.

Florida shooting victim's father tells Trump of rage

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:46:31 GMT

US President Donald Trump held a listening session at the White House where he met parents.

Billy Graham: What you need to know

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 18:20:42 GMT

The US evangelist has died aged 99. He was one of the most influential preachers of the 20th Century.

'Mad' Mike's rocket mission to check if Earth is flat

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:37:11 GMT

A US rocket enthusiast is looking to blast himself into outer space to test an age-old theory.

Florida shooting: 'Enough is enough'

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:04:16 GMT

Students from a school that saw a mass shooting lobby for tighter gun control with their new movement, NeverAgain.

Trump signs memorandum on gun 'bump stocks'

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 22:06:09 GMT

Mr Trump signs an order to ban bump-stock devices that convert semi-automatic rifles into rapid-fire weapons.

Gangster rapper Nissim Black on becoming an Orthodox Jew

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 02:13:50 GMT

Ex-gangster rapper Nissim Black, or 'D Black', has embraced Orthodox Judaism, changing his music to fit his new lifestyle.

Winter Olympics: Is skier Elizabeth Swaney a legend or a chancer?

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:41:53 GMT

Elizabeth Swaney qualified for Pyeongchang through a loophole and her tactics have divided opinion.

Mexico theme park offers illegal migrant experience

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 01:57:05 GMT

The trip is designed to warn people about the dangers of illegal crossings, say the owners.