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Trump border wall funding facing delay

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:03:36 GMT

A senior Republican lawmaker signals wall funding would not be coupled with the spending bill.

Three tornado chasers die in Texas crash

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:44:16 GMT

Three people are dead after their SUVs collide in west Texas while chasing a suspected tornado.

Shots fired on driver 'attacking police' near US Congress

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:20:14 GMT

The driver has been arrested, with no injuries reported, and terrorism has been ruled out by police.

Planned Parenthood: US anti-abortion filmmakers face charges

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:42:40 GMT

Prosecutors say two activists "invaded privacy" by secretly taping Planned Parenthood staff.

Florida man 'kills female roommate during hug goodbye'

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:37:35 GMT

Police say the 24-year-old confessed that he knifed her to death as they hugged farewell.

'Black women at work' hashtag highlights prejudice

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:47:47 GMT

Find out what's buzzing in the social media world today.

Trump climate: Challenges loom after Obama policies scrapped

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:28:20 GMT

The president is accused of "ignoring basic science" as public campaigns and court cases are planned.

US hockey women halt boycott over pay

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:33:26 GMT

The US women's ice hockey team settle a long-running equal pay dispute and call off their boycott of the forthcoming US-hosted world championships.

American found dead in DR Congo

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:21:42 GMT

The bodies of a US man and a Swedish woman are found two weeks after they were abducted.

Jared Kushner's family firm ends investment talks with China's Anbang

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:58:45 GMT

A potential investment deal had raised ethical questions for President Trump's son-in-law.

Emma Thompson felt 'too fat' to live in LA

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:03:08 GMT

The Oscar winner says she "couldn't live there" as she condemns the pressure on actresses to be thin.

Three teenage burglars shot dead in US

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:16:06 GMT

The homeowner's son shot them with an assault-style rifle after they broke into the house, say police.

Puerto Rico man bites head off girlfriend's Chihuahua

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:53:22 GMT

The 40-year-old attacked the puppy and punched his girlfriend in a domestic dispute in February.

Leah McLaren column on breastfeeding stranger's baby goes viral

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:57:20 GMT

The journalist recalls trying to nurse an infant she found in a bedroom at a house party.

Bob Dylan finally agrees to accept Nobel Prize for Literature

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:24:05 GMT

The American singer, who snubbed a ceremony in December, says no media must be present.


Tue, 28 Mar 2017 22:38:40 GMT

Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is glad President Trump keeps pressing members to pay up.

Health and wealth

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:49:34 GMT

A new study says Canadian cystic fibrosis patients live 10 years longer than Americans.

Showing off my scars

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 23:39:38 GMT

US beauty queen Victoria Graham has Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) but isn't afraid to show her scars.

Building no bridges

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:02:02 GMT

A near-miss at the United States' tallest dam is only the beginning of America's infrastructure woes. So why has Trump promised an infrastructure "second to none"?

Power of No

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:08:58 GMT

Three dozen men stopped President Trump's health bill. Who are they, and what power do they have?

Gone girls

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:02:22 GMT

Social media claims 14 girls have recently disappeared from DC. The truth is more complicated.

Arctic achievement

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:07:24 GMT

The Arctic teacher was recognised last week for her work in the remote Quebec community of Salluit.

Stretching the rules

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:40:52 GMT

A row over leggings being worn on flights is just the tip of the iceberg in yoga-pant controversies.

Dow and Dupont merger gets EU go-ahead

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:10:59 GMT

The European Commission makes approval of chemical industry merger conditional on sale of assets.

Goldman Sachs to expand EU presence ahead of Brexit

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:00:44 GMT

The bank plans to move jobs from London and bulk up its European presence by "hundreds of people".

Google promises to take action on 'hateful' content

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:15:36 GMT

Company says it will also tighten advertising safeguards and revisit guidelines on YouTube videos.

'Build that wall' says border resident

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:54:15 GMT

The BBC caught up with two people in Texas who are looking forward to the wall's construction.

World's first monster truck front flip

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:54:00 GMT

This is the first time a monster truck driver has completed a front flip in the sport's history.

Can coal make a comeback under Trump?

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 20:55:59 GMT

Here is why coal's decline can be slowed but not completely reversed.

Trump executive order to unwind Obama climate policies

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 20:30:13 GMT

The US president says his executive order will end the "war on coal" and stop "job-killing regulations".

Exhausted runner helped to finish line in US race

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 01:37:23 GMT

Other participants in the Philadelphia Love Run gave her a helping hand - or two.

Erin McPike: The only journalist on Rex Tillerson's Asia trip

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 19:16:42 GMT

Erin McPike on being the only journalist selected to join US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's Asia trip.

One dead in Oakland residential building fire

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 22:28:52 GMT

Firefighters battle a deadly fire at an apartment block in Oakland, California.

Rachel Dolezal: 'The idea of race is a lie'

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:51:59 GMT

Can you choose your race? Emily Maitlis speaks to the US white woman who said she was black.

Trump's healthcare defeat: Nancy Pelosi jumps for joy

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 04:07:39 GMT

Mobile phone footage shows Nancy Pelosi jumping for joy at President Trump's Obamacare setback.

Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds: Fans farewell at memorial service

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 04:12:09 GMT

Fans gather to honour Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher at a public memorial service in Los Angeles.

A year of Trump Obamacare promises - in his own words

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:34:28 GMT

Repeal and replace Obamacare - it was his number one campaign promise. So what happened?