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US nuclear chief to resist 'illegal' presidential strike order

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 01:18:21 GMT

Gen John Hyten says that instead he would work to agree a legal alternative with a president.



US warship collides with Japanese tug in latest incident

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 23:31:32 GMT

A US warship suffers slight damage after being struck by a Japanese tug.



Trump puts elephant trophy imports on hold

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 02:52:22 GMT

The US president's move comes a day after US hunters were told they could import elephant trophies.



Palestinians 'could freeze US ties' over Washington office closure

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 22:44:19 GMT

The US says the Palestinians can't have an office if they pursue Israelis at an international court.



Ohio Supreme Court Judge Bill O'Neill brags of sex conquests

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:51:49 GMT

The jurist, who proclaimed to speak for "all heterosexual males", provokes a firestorm of ridicule.



Husband and wife accidentally shot during church gun safety talk

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:07:54 GMT

Forgetting the gun was loaded, the parishioner shot himself in the hand and his wife in the abdomen.



US Navy: Penis in sky drawn by jet trail was 'unacceptable'

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:55:17 GMT

The phallic outline over an airbase in Washington State provoked mirth, but not everyone was amused.



Kirsten Gillibrand: Bill Clinton should have resigned

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:18:43 GMT

The New York senator says Mr Clinton should have resigned after he had an affair with an intern.



Jesse Jackson diagnosed with Parkinson's

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:58:34 GMT

Civil rights activist says he began to notice symptoms three years ago but was only recently tested.



Canada army recruiters at transgender job fair 'racism'

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:45:18 GMT

A job fair for transgender people is being accused of racism because army recruiters will be there.



George Bush Snr accused of groping by eighth woman

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:04:53 GMT

An interpreter speaking to the BBC claims the former US president groped her at a meeting in 2004.



Danica Patrick: Nascar star to quit full-time racing

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:17:28 GMT

Nascar's Danica Patrick - the fourth-highest earning female sports star in the world - says this will be her final season as a full-time driver.



Trump and Trudeau get Ukrainian craft beer named after them

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:40:03 GMT

Craft beer company Pravda has made political-themed beers named after both Trudeau and Trump.



Serena Williams marries Alexis Ohanian in star-studded bash

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:37:28 GMT

Beyonce, Kim Kardashian and Eva Longoria were among the A-list guests in New Orleans.



Cleaning up

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 00:41:37 GMT

Jeff Kurosaki and Tara Pelletier set up their vegan skincare firm to fund their art, now it makes nearly $1m a year.



Murdoch's next move

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 23:43:41 GMT

Several firms are reported to be interested in parts of 21st Century Fox, but would Murdoch really sell?



Loneliness epidemic

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 23:30:36 GMT

A former US surgeon general warns there is a growing "epidemic" of loneliness threatening our health.



Corker's crusade

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 23:32:51 GMT

Senator Bob Corker is at odds with a president who wants to cut foreign aid drastically.



Flying high

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 01:11:06 GMT

Mechanical engineering intern Camille Eddy tells 100 Women how her mum changed her future.



Dying to fit in

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:36:56 GMT

So far in 2017 four fraternity members have died on US college campuses.



Gimme shelter

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 23:43:07 GMT

Inspired by her mother's childhood, an Ontario teenager tells the stories of those who sleep rough.



Trump touts big energy deals in Asia

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 07:43:00 GMT

Analysts have doubts over whether big energy deals between the US and China will be finalised.



Credit Suisse to pay $135m to settle NY investigation

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 22:23:12 GMT

NY investigators find the bank's foreign exchange unit engaged in "unlawful, unsafe and unsound conduct".



Qualcomm rejects Broadcom takeover bid

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:33:45 GMT

The chipmaker says the $103bn offer from its rival "dramatically" undervalues the company.



Meteor streaks across Arizona sky

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:03:32 GMT

The city of Phoenix captures a meteor on camera as the bright light flashed across the sky.



SWAT team searches Florida neighbourhood for serial killer

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 21:46:57 GMT

A Tampa resident was in for quite a surprise when she opened her door to a SWAT team this week.



Bodycam footage shows deadly Las Vegas police confrontation

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 20:52:29 GMT

Footage shows the moment police fatally shot a man who was wrestling a woman over a gun.



The world's biggest lithium battery farm

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 07:59:02 GMT

The plant in the US state of California stores enough energy to power 20,000 homes for four hours.



Fire engulfs Pennsylvania nursing home, injuring 20 people

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:08:57 GMT

The fire injured more than 20 residents and took authorities over two hours to bring under control.



The humanoid robot that can do a backflip

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:31:08 GMT

Atlas, a humanoid robot developed by Boston Dynamics, is now able to perform backflips.



Tesla shows off new truck and surprise Roadster

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:13:12 GMT

Tesla shows off a long awaited truck, but surprises with its new Roadster sports car.



Donald Trump Spitting Image puppet unveiled

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:56:06 GMT

The rubber caricature was designed by one of the creators of satirical TV show Spitting Image.



Senator Al Franken's accuser: 'His lips were wet and slimy'

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:50:10 GMT

Radio host Leeann Tweeden says she was "disgusted" as Al Franken forced his tongue into her mouth.



Neuroscientist wowing the internet aged 7

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 01:41:05 GMT

She's still in primary school, but Amoy Antunet has big ambitions - and plenty of scientific equipment



Drake confronts 'groper' during set

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:36:22 GMT

Drake stops his set after seeing someone being groped in the audience at a gig in Sydney.



Roy Moore: How Alabamians are defending the accused judge

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 22:45:30 GMT

"In the South, some of these girls look 20 and some look 14", says a supporter of the accused judge.



Parched Trump's Rubio-style water gaffe

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 22:57:08 GMT

The president goes in search of water during a speech, prompting comparisons with a man he mocked.