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Trump-Russia: Jeff Sessions questioned in Mueller inquiry

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:36:45 GMT

The US attorney general appears to be the first member of the president's cabinet to be questioned.

The Shape of Water leads Oscar nominations

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:18:53 GMT

Guillermo del Toro's fantasy romance receives 13 nominations, including best picture.

US slaps 'America First' tariffs on washing machines and solar panels

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:29:20 GMT

Producers in China and South Korea will be hit hardest by President Trump's trade moves.

Naomi Parker Fraley, the real Rosie the Riveter, dies aged 96

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 12:53:11 GMT

For years Naomi Parker Fraley lived quietly while another woman was credited as the famous feminist icon.

US shutdown: Trump hails 'big win' and says Democrats caved in

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:38:53 GMT

The president hails a "big win" for Republicans after the end of a three-day government shutdown.

Alaska tsunami fears prompt brief evacuation

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:13:12 GMT

A magnitude 7.9 quake off Alaska prompted a tsunami alert, which was lifted hours later.

Elon Musk's Boring Company presents LA tunnel plan

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:14:41 GMT

Elon Musk's Boring Company has presented its LA transport tunnel plans for Culver City.

Bill Cosby returns to stage ahead of sexual assault retrial

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 12:01:26 GMT

A surprise comedy show is the US comedian's first since dozens of women accused him of sexual assault.

Hawaii governor admits log-in blunder

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:58:21 GMT

Hawaii's governor says a failure to remember his Twitter details delayed a corrective message.

Michigan man arrested for CNN 'fake news' death threat

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:00:09 GMT

The man reportedly called the network 22 times threatening to kill employees.

Minnie Mouse honoured with Hollywood Walk of Fame star

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:16:30 GMT

Forty years after Mickey, she's been honoured in LA.

Neil Diamond retires from touring after Parkinson's diagnosis

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 05:26:28 GMT

Singer Neil Diamond stops touring "with great reluctance" after a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease.

US shutdown ends as Congress passes bill

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 01:54:26 GMT

Liberal groups are in uproar that the Democrats gave support without any concessions on immigration.

Lesbian couple sues for son's US citizenship

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 22:53:18 GMT

The spouses had two babies in London, but only the US citizen's child was recognised as an American.

Amazon opens its first grocery store in Seattle - with no tills

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 23:20:25 GMT

No tills? No problem. Inside Amazon's new, fully automated store, which has no checkouts.

Supreme Court Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg shares #MeToo story

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:55:24 GMT

At the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, a US Supreme Court judge shares her #MeToo experience.

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.

How 'get out of jail free' cards work

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:31:55 GMT

The police union cards are given to friends for them to show to officers, but their function is unclear.

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.

Tesla: Elon Musk links long-term pay to company's growth

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:15:49 GMT

The founder of the electric carmaker will only be paid if Tesla's market value hits certain targets.

Twitter's Anthony Noto leaves to join SoFi

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:46:35 GMT

The company's chief operating officer, Anthony Noto, joins social lender SoFi as chief executive.

Kleenex-maker Kimberly-Clark to cut at least 5,000 jobs

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:16:52 GMT

US company Kimberly-Clark also plans to close or sell 10 manufacturing plants

'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.

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.

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.