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Trump executive order aims to allow Arctic drilling

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:18:57 GMT

The US president said he hoped the new order would create "thousands and thousands" of jobs.

China deports US 'spy' Sandy Phan-Gillis after conviction

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 07:14:33 GMT

A businesswoman convicted of spying by China returns home after two years in detention.

Gunpoint victim explains astonishing cool

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 23:00:44 GMT

A cashier at Jimmy John's takeaway in Kansas City, Missouri tells the BBC how he kept his astonishing cool when a robber stuck a gun in his face.

Executed Arkansas man 'convulsed and groaned'

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:38:04 GMT

The United Nations condemns the "cruelty" of Arkansas' execution timetable.

Friendly fire inquiry after US soldiers die battling IS

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:37:49 GMT

Sgts Joshua Rodgers, 22, and Cameron Thomas, 23, both on their third deployment to Afghanistan.

Patrick Swayze's Dirty Dancing jacket fetches $62,500

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 03:53:55 GMT

Hundreds of other items belonging to the late US actor go under the hammer in Los Angeles.

US growth rate hits three-year low

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:38:31 GMT

President Trump faces a greater challenge in meeting his growth pledge after weak data.

John Kasich: 'Remove North Korea leadership'

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:58:06 GMT

Governor Kasich tells the BBC the time has come to "remove" the leaders of the North Korean regime

'Luxury' Fyre Festival is cancelled with ticket-holders still stranded in Bahamas

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:46:01 GMT

A luxury music festival in the Bahamas is postponed after reports of cancelled flights and no security.

New website helps US women self-induce abortions

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:09:37 GMT

A global advocacy group launches a US abortion website amid growing concerns over abortion access.

Michelle Obama: 'I won't run for office' for my children

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:40:52 GMT

"It's all well and good until you start running, and then the knives come out," said Mrs Obama.

Trumponomics quiz

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:48:40 GMT

Test your knowledge of the first 100 days of Donald Trump's Presidency

100 days of Trump

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:01:45 GMT

Find out what President Trump has said about where you live since he was inaugurated in January.

Dividing line

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:48:32 GMT

Donald Trump's promise to build a wall along the US-Mexico border still faces a lot of obstacles.

What next?

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:39:32 GMT

BBC defence and diplomatic correspondent Jonathan Marcus answers your questions on US-North Korea tensions.

Grassroots resistance

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:07:43 GMT

Across America, Democrats are hoping to win Republican heartlands in President Trump's first major electoral test.

Blooming marvellous!

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:58:21 GMT

Following years of drought, California's deserts have erupted with a "super bloom" of wildflowers visible even from space.

In the small print

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:08:16 GMT

Donald Trump is expected to announce a tax plan that would lower rates for businesses.

A warm homecoming

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:56:49 GMT

The 44th president returns to Chicago trying to inspire the nation’s youth to be more civic-minded.

Taking toll

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:11:02 GMT

A recent study found that white middle-aged Americans are dying faster than blacks and Hispanics. But the reality is not quite what it seems.

Global impact

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:43:18 GMT

Seven ways Donald Trump's presidency has changed the US and its relationship with the world.

100 days, 100 voters

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:52:16 GMT

We asked 100 Americans what they think about President Trump's first 100 days.

Whale of a time

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 23:43:02 GMT

Killer whale Takara was already pregnant when the end of the breeding programme was announced.

Qualcomm says Apple withholding royalty payments amid legal row

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:07:05 GMT

Apple sued chipmaker Qualcomm in January and is now withholding payments until the row is resolved.

Amazon 'style assistant' divides opinion

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:31:35 GMT

Amazon's new Echo Look device takes full length photos and offers advice on outfit choices.

Google and Facebook duped in huge 'scam'

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:47:03 GMT

The two tech firms have confirmed they were tricked out of $100m (£77m) in an alleged scam.

Donald Trump: "We'll build the wall. Don't even think about it!"

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:41:12 GMT

Trump has vowed to build a wall at the Mexico border, even though illegal border crossings are down.

Johnny Depp and other stars in dying fan's zombie movie

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:38:36 GMT

The Make A Film Foundation made cancer patient Anthony Conti’s dying wish come true.

Ice cream museum opens in Los Angeles

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 05:03:22 GMT

The tasty pop-up pop-art museum features a pool filled with 100m sprinkles.

Trump talks about what he misses from previous life

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:55:56 GMT

Donald Trump has spoken about what he misses about his life before he was president.

Donald Trump impersonators compete in Los Angeles

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:55:14 GMT

Ten Donald Trump impersonators have competed in Los Angeles to win a comedy club contract.

Ex-VP Joe Biden tells students: If she's drunk, it's rape

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:15:46 GMT

The former vice-president was speaking at a college campus event against sexual assault.

When you drop your drugs... in court

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:35:46 GMT

An arrest warrant's out for a man who dropped a bag of drugs during a court appearance in Ohio.

With this Spam I thee wed

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:08:25 GMT

An English couple have married at a Spam museum in Minnesota.

Trump's 100 Days: Newlyweds split over president's performance

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 21:56:51 GMT

Tom voted Trump, Gretchen for Clinton, and they got married after the election.

Dairy wars: Why is Trump threatening Canada over milk?

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:00:58 GMT

President Trump has slapped tariffs on Canadian lumber - now he's going after their dairy farmers. Why?

Snake hunter bags 14ft python in mass cull

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:43:41 GMT

It came at the start of a programme to cut the number of Burmese pythons in Florida's Everglades.