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Democrat defeats Moore in Alabama race

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 04:03:28 GMT

Doug Jones wins a Senate seat for Alabama after a bitter campaign against Trump-backed Roy Moore.

Trump accused of 'slut shaming' Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:55:28 GMT

The president said Kirsten Gillibrand, a Democrat, "would do anything" for campaign cash.

New York bombing suspect Akayed Ullah warned Trump on Facebook

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:55:37 GMT

Akayed Ullah, 27, faces a series of terror charges over Monday's bus terminal attack in New York.

Trumplomacy: Tillerson's New Year plans for North Korea

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 03:17:27 GMT

The secretary of state appeared to soften his tone on North Korea at a Washington policy speech.

California Thomas Fire: No end in sight for week-long wildfire

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 22:17:49 GMT

The Thomas Fire is the fifth largest blaze in recorded state history and continues to grow.

Texas teenager accused of terrorism plot

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:33:25 GMT

The Houston suspect allegedly wanted to fight for IS overseas or commit an attack in the US.

Keaton Jones: Bullied boy's family faces backlash

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:59:23 GMT

The family of bullied Keaton Jones, who has had support from A-list celebs, is being accused of racism and money grabbing.

Charles Jenkins: US soldier who defected to North Korea dies

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 04:47:14 GMT

Charles Jenkins was detained for nearly 40 years and married a Japanese woman in captivity.

Debt relief for defrauded students halted under Trump, says report

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 01:03:34 GMT

The US Education Department has stopped cancelling debt for defrauded students, says a report.

US flood risk 'severely underestimated'

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:04:42 GMT

More than three times as many Americans are at risk of having their homes flooded than federal maps show.

Trump sex harassment accusers demand congressional inquiry

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 21:29:54 GMT

Three women repeat claims the president groped, fondled, forcibly kissed and humiliated them.

Canada snubs Boeing in fighter jet deal with Australia

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 22:30:33 GMT

Canada had originally planned to buy 18 Boeing Super Hornets as a stopgap fleet.

Dog lost on Alaska Highway found with help from 'St Nick'

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 18:41:43 GMT

The husky mix had been travelling with his owner, an army officer moving from Alabama to Alaska.

'We don't forget this'

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 01:18:22 GMT

More than a dozen women have accused Donald Trump of sexual misconduct. Now, in the moment of #MeToo, how do they feel?

Akayed Ullah

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:29:52 GMT

The 27-year-old reportedly came to the US from Bangladesh seven years ago.

Sweet music

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:09:08 GMT

Rivalry against Spotify and augmented reality ambitions are two possible reasons for the takeover.

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.

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.

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 regulator halts Munchee digital-token sale

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:06:46 GMT

The SEC halts an initial coin offering and warns consumers of the dangers of crypto-currency investment.

HSBC prosecution threat in US lifted

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:26:09 GMT

The bank's five-year probation in the US that followed allegations of Mexican money laundering is over.

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.

New York City bomb suspect 'tried to maximise casualties'

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 21:46:29 GMT

US prosecutors say Akayed Ullah carried out Monday's bombing in support of the Islamic State group.

New York explosion: How events unfolded in Manhattan subway

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:43:13 GMT

An explosion in the subway system injured four and caused chaos in rush hour. This is what happened.

Bambi on ice: Deer rescued from frozen lake in Oregon

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 08:11:43 GMT

Firefighters came to the aid of a deer which became stranded after the water froze over at an Oregon golf course.

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.