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California's Thomas Fire scorches area larger than New York City

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 05:49:42 GMT

The Thomas fire is the fifth largest blaze in recorded state history and has grown significantly.

Trump's Jerusalem move: Arab allies attack decision

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 08:53:30 GMT

Key allies are among Arab countries who condemn the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Josh Homme: Queens of the Stone Age frontman kicks female photographer

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 02:28:03 GMT

The rock star says he is sorry for kicking the female photographer, who says he did it on purpose.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi - tributes to Carrie Fisher at LA premiere

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 14:52:35 GMT

Stormtroopers, an AT-AT Walker and a panoply of droids brought the Star Wars universe to downtown LA.

Bitcoin rises on futures trading debut on major US exchange

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:49:43 GMT

Trading in futures contracts is a step towards legitimising the digital currency, its supporters say.

Dustin Hoffman faces new sex abuse allegation from co-star

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 10:34:50 GMT

Actor Kathryn Rossetter says she suffered an "abusive experience" during a Broadway play in 1984.

US lawmaker Trent Franks quits over 'surrogacy' talks with aides

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 22:07:57 GMT

Republican Trent Franks is the third lawmaker to resign in three days over sexual harassment claims.

US boxer wins title in surprise

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 08:34:50 GMT

James DeGale says he will "go back to the drawing board" after his shock defeat by American Caleb Truax at London's Copper Box Arena.

Making a Murderer: Court upholds Brendan Dassey conviction

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 05:35:56 GMT

The case of Brendan Dassey and his uncle became the subject of a Netflix documentary.

Trump's border wall: Climbing tests begin on prototypes

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 18:45:14 GMT

President Trump says he will visit the prototypes and pick the winning design after the tests.

Uber settles defamation lawsuit filed by Indian rape victim

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 10:11:37 GMT

A woman raped by a driver in Delhi says executives got her medical records after doubting her story.

Daniel Shaver: Police officer not guilty of murder

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 14:51:50 GMT

The video shows a 26-year-old man shot five times while unarmed and crawling along a corridor.

Wing and a prayer

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:15:39 GMT

More than 250 crashed planes are still missing in the US - but a team of volunteer detectives is on the case.

Below the line

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:32:59 GMT

Millions of jobs have been created in the US economy, but many people still live in poverty.

A political Fed

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 20:30:18 GMT

As Jerome Powell prepares to take over the Federal Reserve, is the era of central bank independence ending?

Prairie appeal

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 00:25:08 GMT

Fans of the famous books about the American farming family explain their continued appeal.

Playing Molly's Game

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 00:35:31 GMT

The 'poker princess' whose life running high-stakes games has inspired a new film.

Meet me on the bridge

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:04:58 GMT

When she was 20, American Kati Pohler discovered her Chinese birth parents were searching for her.

Bitcoin's wild ride

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 22:00:11 GMT

Trading in the digital currency remains volatile after hitting a new record high on Friday.

US jobs growth stronger than expected

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 16:07:25 GMT

A rebound after the disruption caused by hurricanes boosted US employment last month.

US trade agency rules against Canada in lumber dispute

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 19:47:26 GMT

The US International Trade Commission rules Canadian softwood hurts the American lumber industry.

Uber takes driver battle to Supreme Court

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 16:08:16 GMT

The ride-hailing app wants the UK's top court to decide its appeal on drivers' employment status.

Guantanamo Bay: Should inmate artwork go on display?

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 00:09:18 GMT

Much of their artwork features the ocean, which despite being yards away, is hidden from view.

Fireball lights up the sky over US east coast

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 17:21:15 GMT

A New Jersey police officer's dashcam captured the moment a fireball lit up the sky.

Meet the 17-year-old who is suing her school

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:27:23 GMT

Mari Oliver refuses to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, as a protest for African Americans' civil rights.

Gillibrand: This kind of behaviour is unacceptable

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 17:54:33 GMT

Democrat Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has called on fellow Democrat Al Franken to step down.

Steve Bannon to Mitt Romney: You hid behind your religion

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 15:25:59 GMT

Donald Trump's former chief strategist lashed out at Mitt Romney for criticising Roy Moore's values.

All aboard for Hollywood premiere

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 17:14:25 GMT

Cruise liner Queen Mary 2 hosted the premiere of The Greatest Showman, starring Hugh Jackman.

'Party bros' troll LA council meeting

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 12:44:52 GMT

"House party enthusiasts" speak against a crackdown in the Hollywood hills.

Man saves rabbit from California wildfires

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 15:28:12 GMT

Footage captures the moment a motorist stops to rescue a wild animal amid California wildfires.

Senator Al Franken resigns over 'groping' claims

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 17:12:22 GMT

The Democratic senator apologised for some past behaviour but denies other sexual misconduct claims.

US lawmaker to colleague: 'I don't like men'

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 19:45:17 GMT

A Pennsylvania state house debate took an unusual turn when Rep Metcalfe was touched on his arm.