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FBI ex-deputy director Andrew McCabe sacked days before retirement

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 09:47:00 GMT

Andrew McCabe had long been accused by President Trump of bias - claims he has strongly denied.

Miami bridge collapse: Engineer reported cracks in voicemail

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 09:13:45 GMT

But transport officials did not hear the voicemail until after the bridge collapsed killing six.

Trump lawyers seek $20m in damages from porn star Stormy Daniels

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 07:57:05 GMT

The legal filings mark the first time the president has become directly involved in the case.

RuPaul is first drag queen to get Hollywood star

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 12:25:07 GMT

The star was overcome with emotion as fans lined Hollywood Boulevard to help celebrate.

Oscars Academy chief John Bailey 'faces harassment allegations'

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 01:57:37 GMT

The Academy has launched an inquiry into its own president, John Bailey, Hollywood media report.

Paige Vanzant: UFC gave me an eating disorder

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 10:44:39 GMT

UFC star Paige Vanzant tells Newsbeat the extreme measures she took to reduce her weight.

Hillary Clinton treated for minor injury in India, says hospital

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:55:35 GMT

Local media quote unnamed sources as saying Mrs Clinton slipped in the bath at a luxury hotel.

Flight mix-up takes German Shepherd to Japan

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 22:42:52 GMT

A 10-year old German Shepherd was supposed to join his family in Kansas. Instead, he landed in Japan.

Black man beaten at Charlottesville rally 'cleared of assault'

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 22:19:48 GMT

DeAndre Harris was reportedly cleared of assault charges related to the incident in which he was beaten.

US couple accused of hoax kidnap win $2.5m settlement

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:09:09 GMT

A US city settles with a couple after police publicly called the woman's 2015 abduction a "hoax".

Trumplomacy: Who's going to represent US at N Korea talks now?

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 22:06:45 GMT

After Tillerson's quick exit - who will be part of high-stakes talks with North Korea?

Banksy protest artwork unveiled in New York

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 10:37:22 GMT

The anonymous artist reveals a new work in New York, drawing attention to a jailed Kurdish painter.

US opioid crisis: Seattle's battle over safe injection plan

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 22:06:10 GMT

A plan to open the nation's first safe consumption sites for drug use has split Seattle residents - here's what both sides have to say.

Florida shooting: Students vow 'never again' in US walkout

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 21:16:04 GMT

Thousands of students across the country left their classrooms in a call for gun reform.

Pompeo replaces Tillerson. Where does that take US foreign policy?

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 11:51:56 GMT

A look at key foreign issues on which new Secretary of State Mike Pompeo might sway President Trump.

The seven places where women earn more than men in US

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 22:02:18 GMT

A new analysis by Stateline found only seven communities where women make significantly more than men.

The office where only women are allowed to work

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 23:18:18 GMT

There have been men-only clubs for centuries. The Wing is a co-working space in New York exclusively for women.

Shoes laid outside the US Capitol in Washington represent young victims of gun violence.

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 22:51:28 GMT

Shoes laid outside the US Capitol in Washington represent young victims of gun violence.

Trump's CIA director nominee ran a CIA prison

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 12:26:07 GMT

She is named by the president as head of the spy agency, succeeding Mike Pompeo.

A boy’s creative response to his mother’s illness

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 20:47:52 GMT

When Noah's mother was diagnosed with cancer, he came up with an idea to express his grief. Now his idea is being made into a book.

Why gun control isn't a factor in this Pennsylvania election

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 00:26:32 GMT

Gun control is not a factor in the first congressional election since the Parkland school shooting.

A one-man rescue mission in Vietnam War

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 00:36:24 GMT

Dick Swanson first went to Vietnam as a war photographer. He returned on a rescue mission.

Claudette Colvin: The 15-year-old who came before Rosa Parks

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 18:47:18 GMT

How Claudette Colvin helped spark America's Civil Rights Movement at the age of 15.

The Stormy Daniels-Donald Trump story explained

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 00:25:47 GMT

Adult film star Stormy Daniels is suing President Trump: this is how the story has unfolded.

Bernie Sanders stirs Texas crowd, is he running for something?

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 07:49:51 GMT

The next presidential election is over two years away, but Bernie Sanders sounds like a candidate.

Five things Kim Jong-un can learn from Trump's 'Art of the Deal'

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 20:03:17 GMT

Dennis Rodman once gave the North Korean leader Donald Trump's book - so what can he learn from it?

US trade: Is Trump right about the deficit?

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 01:40:06 GMT

Reality Check examines Donald Trump's claim that the US is "losing $800bn a year on trade".

Trump Kim talks: The tricky task of preparing for the summit

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 01:34:44 GMT

How to prepare for an unprecedented meeting between two wildly unpredictable men? And is there time?

The Forbidden: A modern opera breaking cultural taboos

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 20:57:17 GMT

An opera created by international artists challenges cultural rules and crosses musical boundaries.

Why Quebec doctors have rejected a pay rise

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 22:14:13 GMT

Seven hundred doctors from Quebec refuse a pay rise in favour of funding patient services.

Trump tariffs: Three takeaways on trade bombshell

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 00:45:31 GMT

President Trump's protectionist policy is a major departure from decades of US free trade policies.

What links Trump, Lincoln and Ferris Bueller?

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 22:20:45 GMT

Critics may say Trump skipped economics, like a certain movie truant, but Abe would back his policy.

Bored with bowling? Give axe throwing a go

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 22:36:23 GMT

The craze started in Canada and organisers hope it could turn into a mainstream sport in the US.

Gary Oldman's son defends father over abuse allegation

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 18:02:11 GMT

Gulliver Oldman writes an impassioned letter defending his "hero" father after accusations resurfaced.

Texas primary: Support for Democrats and women surges

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 23:52:09 GMT

The first major vote of 2018 saw a surge in women candidates and a million Democrats turn out.

'Haunted by nightmares' of working for US Border Patrol

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 00:05:13 GMT

Francisco Cantú talks about working at the US border and what stays with him from the experience.

Homeless swept up in America's capital clean-up

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 00:05:29 GMT

Washington, DC has the highest rate of homelessness in the US. What's being done?

Yusuf, 14, aims to be first US Muslim president

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 00:07:51 GMT

He's just like any other teenager, except that he's already charted his path to the White House.

Serena Williams: Statistics on deaths in pregnancy or childbirth 'heartbreaking'

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 09:42:18 GMT

Tennis great Serena Williams says it may be time for "women to be comfortable with having uncomfortable conversations".

RuPaul apologises after trans drag queens comments

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 14:20:19 GMT

RuPaul comes under fire after suggesting he would be uncomfortable with trans Drag Race competitors.

Burger-flipping robot begins first shift

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 14:36:35 GMT

Flippy can handle 12 burgers at once, and is destined to replace human fast-food workers.

A different portrait of black fatherhood

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 00:40:56 GMT

Zun Lee was raised in Germany by Korean parents - but as an adult he discovered his real father was a black American.

It's been hard, but I'm ready - Serena Williams

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 07:14:53 GMT

Serena Williams says she frequently wondered how she would keep going after returning to the courts following the birth of her first child.

The story of women's football in 10 objects

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 00:11:50 GMT

100 years ago, women's football was popular and profitable. Then the Football Association banned it

The double life of a teacher and her white nationalist podcast

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 14:40:28 GMT

A Florida teacher has been 'removed' from her post after it was discovered she hosts a white nationalist podcast

Patrik Hermansson: 'I went undercover in the alt-right'

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 01:48:46 GMT

The anti-racism activist who spent a year infiltrating the white nationalist alt-right and saw the violence in Charlottesville up close.

Florida school shooting: One mother, two gun attacks

Sun, 04 Mar 2018 00:17:07 GMT

Celia recovered from a parent's worst nightmare. Then it happened again.

Chief of staff expresses regret over security protocol

Sat, 03 Mar 2018 00:37:56 GMT

The White House chief of staff says he wishes he’d been better at managing the security-clearance process.

Is #meToo changing Hollywood?

Sat, 03 Mar 2018 00:17:30 GMT

Female writers and directors are suddenly in hot demand in Hollywood. But will the change last?

Steel tariffs - what impact will they really have?

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 00:50:28 GMT

Can President Trump's trade tariffs save jobs in the industry?

Trump's video games warning ignites debate

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 14:33:43 GMT

Twitter users are mocking Donald Trump after it is announced he will meet with game industry executives.

Why would Putin want to nuke Florida?

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 19:35:51 GMT

The Sunshine State is home to Mr Trump's golf resort, but bigger targets lie elsewhere in the US.

Harvey Weinstein statue appears in Hollywood ahead of Oscars

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 09:49:40 GMT

The disgraced producer is depicted in his dressing gown as a golden artwork called Casting Couch in LA.

Why success still smells sweet for Britney Spears

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 07:48:17 GMT

The star's fragrance line has become almost as important to her brand as her music.

Fight or freeze: What we did when faced with a gunman

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 22:11:42 GMT

Three people share their stories of being faced with an armed threat - did they run or fight?

#OscarsSoWhite tweeter on race and change

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 03:17:12 GMT

Three years ago April Reign was a regular filmgoer - now, she has helped make Hollywood history.

Florida student 'scared' going back to school

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 16:38:18 GMT

Lyliah Skinner says she fears a shooting that killed 17 people could happen again, as classes resume.

Homeless students: Finding shelter outside the classroom

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 00:15:45 GMT

One in five students in Los Angeles face housing insecurity - so where are they living?

Strong Island: Transgender director's historic Oscar nomination

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 23:20:11 GMT

A deeply personal documentary about the murder of the director's brother is heading to the Oscars.

Winter Olympics: Is window for US-N Korea peace closing?

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 00:23:09 GMT

A small window for diplomacy emerged during the "peace Olympics" in Pyeongchang, but it's closing fast.

Monica Lewinsky: Bill Clinton affair a gross abuse of power

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 20:41:01 GMT

Monica Lewinsky, who had an infamous affair with the president, reflects after the #MeToo movement.

Melania Trump mocked for 'positive social media' speech

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 12:41:19 GMT

US First Lady Melania Trump has been mocked online for her speech about 'positive' social media habits

Sex, money and #metoo - a Canadian political saga

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 16:04:35 GMT

After weeks of ups and downs, fallen politician Patrick Brown announced he will not run for office.

Playing Pig in Appalachia - a card game keeping a community alive

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 18:03:02 GMT

Every year, on the last Saturday in February at high noon, World Pig commences in Forbus.

Rare photographs that changed lives

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 00:49:25 GMT

Photographs by Lewis Hine that shook up early 20th-Century labour laws among those sold at US auction.

Ex-Muslims: The American who fled 'gay conversion' in Africa

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 00:22:42 GMT

A midnight taxi; an emergency flight home; a new life in New York. An ex-Muslim tells his story.

If Nafta trade deal was a hamburger...

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 18:45:40 GMT

President Trump wants to scrap the US trade deal with Canada and Mexico, Nafta. But how does it work?

Florida school shooting: Where do US protests go from here?

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 00:43:58 GMT

Experts say the US is living through an "unprecedented era of resistance". So what comes next?

Bad blood: The rise and fall of Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 15:59:58 GMT

How a woman came up with an idea that could have revolutionised blood testing - if it had worked.

Toys R Us to close all US stores

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 08:40:00 GMT

The closure of the retailer's 885 US stores is a "profoundly sad day" and puts 30,000 jobs at risk.

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes charged with $700m fraud

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 23:02:53 GMT

The blood testing company, its founder and former president are charged with deceiving investors.

Miami rescue workers search for survivors after bridge collapse

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 18:36:50 GMT

Rescue workers can be seen looking for survivors at Florida International University.

NanoMap: How uncertainty helps this drone fly

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 02:26:15 GMT

MIT CSAIL's NanoMap system enables drones to avoid obstacles while flying at 20 mph (32km/h)

'Elsa' from Frozen rescues police van

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:56:07 GMT

He gave it a good push then let it go.

Miami bridge collapse witness: 'This is crazy'

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 18:48:52 GMT

Gabriela Collazo filmed the aftermath of a bridge collapse at Florida International University in Miami.

Democrat Conor Lamb: 'Mission accepted'

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 16:14:18 GMT

Democrat Conor Lamb declares victory after a cliffhanger Pennsylvania election in 'Trump country'.

Florida shooting: Students across US stage mass walkouts

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 15:11:29 GMT

Students across the US leave classes for 17 minutes to remember victims and call for stricter gun laws.

How to stop birds smashing into windows

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:35:25 GMT

The city that decided to stop birds crashing into buildings.

Trump v Tillerson: A short history of disagreements

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 19:03:20 GMT

Rex reportedly called the president 'a moron', while Trump was accused of 'castrating' his secretary of state.

Rex Tillerson: I will now return to private life

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 18:42:31 GMT

A downbeat Secretary of State Rex Tillerson responds after being fired by President Trump.

Russian Spy: Donald Trump to discuss Russian spy investigaton with Theresa May

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 14:35:52 GMT

The president says the United States could condemn Russia if the allegations are found to be true.