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Trump 'insensitive' to soldier's widow, lawmaker says

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:13:20 GMT

A lawmaker says she overheard the president say the fallen sergeant "knew what he signed up for".

Weinstein scandal: Game of Thrones actress 'felt powerless'

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 22:22:44 GMT

Weinstein was "holding tightly to the back of my arm" after she rebuffed him, Lena Headey said.

'Future city' to be built in Canada by Alphabet company

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:56:49 GMT

Google sister company Sidewalk Labs is to build a digital city on Toronto's waterfront.

Trump's latest travel ban blocked by federal judge

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:57:53 GMT

A judge says the policy "suffers from precisely the same maladies as its predecessor".

Driver stun-gunned after race car brawl

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:49:29 GMT

A fight erupts after one car is driven over another, ending with both drivers being arrested.

Obamacare thrown a lifeline by bipartisan deal on subsidies

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:15:38 GMT

Two senators agree to continue payments to health insurers that Mr Trump said he was ending.

Florida governor defends emergency before far-right speech

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:45:59 GMT

The Republican governor denies he is trying to violate the free speech rights of the speaker.

Controversial Trump drug czar pick dropped

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:08:15 GMT

The congressman helped pass a bill that reportedly neutered efforts to slow the flow of opioid drugs.

Man Booker Prize: George Saunders wins for Lincoln in the Bardo

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:38:24 GMT

The US author is awarded the £50,000 prize for his first full-length novel, Lincoln in the Bardo.

Goldman Sachs results beat forecasts despite bond trading hit

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:19:27 GMT

Third quarter profits at the US banking giant fall, but its results were not as bad as expected.

Philando Castile fund erases Minnesota school lunch debt

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:27:28 GMT

An online campaign in memory of a black driver killed police has raised $75,000 in seven weeks.

Trump fires back after McCain attacks 'spurious nationalism'

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:43:29 GMT

“At some point I fight back and it won't be pretty," the president says of Senator McCain's speech.

Wine on the edge

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:41:31 GMT

How Canadian winemaker Norman Hardie is able to make award-winning wines, despite winter temperatures so cold it can kill his vines.

Standing up

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:46:09 GMT

A series of exhibits traces the history and art of the Chicano movement.

Chicken songs

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:44:59 GMT

Daniel Antopolsky fled the country scene in the 1970s - but now he's been found on a French farm.

Daily demonstrations

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 22:52:16 GMT

Since September, hundreds of people have descended on the streets of St Louis in protest. This is why.

Stories of sexism

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:27:13 GMT

The BBC's Rajini Vaidyanathan shares her personal story of sexual harassment during her working life.

Not just A-listers

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 22:27:26 GMT

The casting couch may seem like a relic of the golden age of Hollywood - but women say sexual harassment is rife.

Howzat! US-style

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 22:51:14 GMT

Could a new generation of immigrants help cricket finally crack America?

Making amends

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:04:17 GMT

A man drunkenly fired shots at a mosque after the Paris terror attacks, then tried to make amends.

Desperate picture

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 20:27:25 GMT

As Trump says the recovery cannot go on "forever", only 10% of the population has electricity.

Mercy mission

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 16:02:04 GMT

An 84-year-old priest who helps North Koreans with TB says new restrictions will not stop him going.

Reality Check

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 14:07:29 GMT

Reality Check looks at a number of President Trump's claims on the economy.

Working for Harvey

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:15:43 GMT

Lisa Rose was 22 when she worked for Harvey Weinstein in London- this is her story

Sea of troubles

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 19:33:52 GMT

Puerto Rico is in fiscal crisis, but Donald Trump says aid cannot last forever. So what's the plan?

Grapes of wrath

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 20:30:59 GMT

Although most of the grape harvest is already gathered, destroyed vines take years to grow back.

Qudian could be biggest Chinese IPO in US this year

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 06:15:57 GMT

Alipay-backed Qudian gives small, short-term loans, and primarily targets millennials.

Harvey Weinstein: Film company in talks over possible sale

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:30:50 GMT

Talks with US investment firm Colony Capital come after sex allegations about Harvey Weinstein.

Equifax removes webpage after malware issue

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 20:54:55 GMT

The firm is still reeling since disclosure of an earlier cyber-breach that affected millions in the US and UK.

JJ Abrams: 'Harvey Weinstein can't be a lone operator'

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:53:54 GMT

The Star Wars director says he knew producer Harvey Weinstein was a bully

Bull escapes New York slaughterhouse

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:21:52 GMT

It ran around a Brooklyn park before being caught by police.

Mary J Blige: US still 'separated' on race

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:17:55 GMT

The singer says Obama's inauguration revealed the extent of racial divisions in her country.

Trump denigrates Obama over false fallen soldier claim

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:24:25 GMT

The president falsely claimed his predecessor had not called the families of fallen US soldiers.

Clinton: Trump ‘uses tactics to dominate women’

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:35:15 GMT

Hillary Clinton accuses President Trump of trying to make women leaders feel intimidated.

Harvey Weinstein: Jane Fonda on sexual assault allegations

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 19:37:55 GMT

Jane Fonda tells BBC Hardtalk she regrets not talking sooner about allegations against Harvey Weinstein.

Harvey Weinstein allegations: Exploring Hollywood's casting couch culture

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 05:20:26 GMT

Harvey Weinstein is not a welcome subject for questions on some red carpets, the BBC finds.

California wildfires: Bodycam footage shows dramatic police rescue

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 06:22:31 GMT

Bodycam footage from a Sonoma County deputy shows officers rescuing a woman from Californian wildfires.

How did driver escape hail of police gunfire?

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 21:36:36 GMT

Two Seattle officers are under criminal investigation after spraying bullets at a fleeing car.

Hillary Clinton on losing to Trump

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 12:24:47 GMT

Hillary Clinton talks to The One Show's Alex Jones and Amol Rajan about losing to Donald Trump.