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Democratic Governor Jay Inslee drops out of 2020 presidential race
on 2019-08-22 at 15:29
Mr Inslee had made combating climate change his signature issue but failed to attract national support.
Execution set for US killer who preyed on gay men
on 2019-08-22 at 14:57
Dubbed the “I-95 Killer”, Gary Ray Bowles admitted to killing six men along the eastern US main freeway.
US moves to abolish child migrant custody limits
on 2019-08-22 at 05:39
Migrant families crossing the southern border of the US illegally could now be detained indefinitely.
Larry Swearingen: Texas executes man for student’s 1998 murder
on 2019-08-22 at 05:08
Larry Swearingen had maintained his innocence, saying scientific evidence should have exonerated him.
Pompeo praises ‘US ally’ Denmark after Trump cancels visit
on 2019-08-22 at 03:21
The US secretary of state speaks with Denmark’s foreign minister amid a public row over Greenland.
Florida panthers are struggling to walk and no one knows why
on 2019-08-21 at 22:16
A mysterious brain condition could mean the animals in the US state of Florida can’t walk properly
Man swings sword over throwaway cart
on 2019-08-21 at 21:37
He followed a jogger home after the pair feuded over who claimed a discarded item first.
President Trump: ‘I am the chosen one’
on 2019-08-21 at 21:21
Discussing the China trade war, President Trump looks up to the sky and strikes a man-of-destiny tone.
Three ways Trump could juice US economy
on 2019-08-21 at 21:09
Amid concerns of an economic recession, the White House has considered several emergency measures.
Dancing with the Stars row over Sean Spicer casting
on 2019-08-21 at 17:58
As Trump’s ex-press secretary joins the cast, host Tom Bergeron said he wanted a politics-free show.
Trump accuses Jewish Democrat voters of ‘great disloyalty’
on 2019-08-21 at 16:35
The president is accused of using an anti-Semitic trope in criticism of Jewish Democrat voters.
US presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren meets her doppelganger
on 2019-08-21 at 16:31
Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren meets her lookalike at a Minnesota speaking engagement.
Venezuela crisis: President Maduro says he had secret talks with US
on 2019-08-21 at 15:10
President Maduro says he has been talking to the US – something that senior officials there deny.
Inside the first dive to the Titanic in 15 years
on 2019-08-21 at 13:00
The first people to dive down to the Titanic in nearly 15 years say some parts of the wreck have been lost to the sea.
Jay-Z NFL deal: Kaepernick lawyer calls rapper ‘cold-blooded’
on 2019-08-21 at 12:33
A lawyer for Colin Kaepernick criticises the rapper over a new deal to promote social justice.
Tesla sued by Walmart over solar panel fires
on 2019-08-21 at 11:18
The supermarket chain alleges that Tesla was negligent in the way the solar panels were installed.
Sony ‘disappointed’ as Spider-Man MCU deal ends
on 2019-08-21 at 11:11
Sony Pictures has owned the film rights to the Marvel character since 1999.
The mystery photos of a 1957 gay wedding
on 2019-08-20 at 21:20
Who are the two grooms in these wedding photos? Filmmakers are trying to find out, 60 years later.
Why US firms are desperate to retain ageing workers
on 2019-08-19 at 23:13
Elderly people are forecast to be the fastest growing sector of the US labour force.
How I stopped my teenager being recruited online
on 2019-08-18 at 23:39
How can parents intervene when boys seem drawn into extremist internet culture – and should they?
‘We survived!’ Collapsing glacier soaks kayakers
on 2019-08-18 at 17:19
Chunks of falling glacier caused a massive wave that came straight at a pair of kayakers in Alaska.
The New Yorker reviving Jewish life on a holiday island
on 2019-08-17 at 23:51
Dani Rotstein arrived in Majorca knowing nothing of its hidden Jewish past. Now he’s helping reinvigorate its Jewish community.
Far-right group Proud Boys rallies in Portland, Oregon
on 2019-08-17 at 23:19
Far-right protest group held march in one of the United States’ most liberal cities.
Why US lags behind on graphic cigarette warnings
on 2019-08-16 at 22:16
Shocking images on packages would be the first change since 1984 – other countries have gone much further.
US President Donald Trump phones supporter he ‘fat-shamed’
on 2019-08-16 at 19:12
At a rally in New Hampshire, the president misdirected his ire at a man he believed to be supporting a group of protesters.
Lucas Fowler and Chynna Deese: The forgotten faces in Canadian ‘fugitives’ story
on 2019-08-16 at 17:48
The families of Lucas Fowler, Chynna Deese, and Leonard Dyck left with questions as manhunt ends.
Raccoon gets stuck in Florida vending machine
on 2019-08-16 at 16:17
Things didn’t quite go to plan when the hungry animal tried to pilfer a snack.
Truck driven into protesters at US immigrant detention centre
on 2019-08-16 at 00:16
The demonstrators had been blocking the entrance to the immigrant detention centre in Rhode Island.
The plight of a US dairy farm
on 2019-08-15 at 21:59
It’s a family business which has been around since 1942 – but now the last remaining cows are being sold off.
Philadelphia mayor responds after six officers were shot by a civilian
on 2019-08-15 at 16:42
During an eight-hour standoff with police, a gunman in Philadelphia shot six police officers.
Woodstock still sounds golden 50 years on
on 2019-08-15 at 00:23
On the 50th anniversary of the seminal Woodstock music festival, we speak to people who were at the “Aquarian explosion”.
The lengths Americans go to for cheap medicine
on 2019-08-14 at 23:14
With drug prices soaring in the US, people are travelling to Canada to buy life-saving medication.
Is the bystander effect a myth?
on 2019-08-13 at 22:55
A study of CCTV footage from around the world suggests there are more Good Samaritans out there than we think.
Hillsong: A church with rock concerts and 2m followers
on 2019-08-13 at 20:15
As Christian churches face declining numbers, one is bucking the trend. Is Hillsong a triumph of marketing or faith?
Does dodgeball really encourage bullying?
on 2019-08-12 at 21:06
Researchers in Canada say students should not be forced to play the sport in school.
Jeffrey Epstein jail ‘a gulag’ in lower Manhattan
on 2019-08-12 at 20:53
The jail where the financier died suffers from staff shortages and sanitation issues, the BBC is told.
Democratic debate: Biden dodges question on deportations under Obama
on 2019-08-01 at 01:44
The former vice-president came under attack for his record on immigration when in the White House.
Who stood out in first Democratic debate?
on 2019-07-31 at 03:14
It was billed as the Sanders-Warren showdown, but for some moderates it was their last chance to shine.
US election 2020: Do front-runners win their party’s nomination?
on 2019-07-29 at 23:58
Joe Biden is leading the polls challenge to President Trump, but will he win the Democratic nomination?
Joe Biden fundraising eclipsed by junior 2020 Democrat
on 2019-07-03 at 19:11
The Democratic frontrunner was outraised by Mayor Pete Buttigieg, according to campaign disclosures.
Joe Biden defends his civil rights record
on 2019-06-28 at 21:04
The former vice-president said he had committed a lifetime to civil rights and he had never opposed voluntary “bussing” to break down segregation.
Bernie Sanders plans to cancel all $1.6tn of US student debt
on 2019-06-24 at 15:50
The plan to erase $1.6tn (£1.2tn) in loans is the most ambitious among the 2020 contenders thus far.
What does this hat mean to Americans?
on 2019-06-18 at 00:54
The signature red hat made famous by President Trump has divided Americans on what it represents.
How to pitch yourself to Iowa voters in five minutes
on 2019-06-10 at 22:14
It takes a lot to stand out in a crowded Democratic field. So how did they do in Des Moines?
Indictments of workers mount after the Mississippi immigration raids, but no employers have been charged
on 2019-08-22 at 00:13
As federal indictments stack up against dozens of undocumented immigrants rounded up in workplace raids in Mississippi, no charges have been filed against employers who immigration officials believe knowingly hired them, according to online court documents.
Walmart to reopen store where El Paso massacre took place with memorial for victims
on 2019-08-22 at 01:55
When the El Paso Walmart where 22 people were killed reopens in three to four months, the renovated property will have a memorial to the shooting victims, a company spokesman said Wednesday.
Both sides in Florida manslaughter trial say video of fatal shooting will prove their case
on 2019-08-22 at 12:09
Prosecuting attorney Fred Schaub said convenience store surveillance video showed that Michael Drejka fatally shot Markeis McGlockton as McGlockton was turning away from him.
Zoos will phase out sharp baton used to control elephants
on 2019-08-21 at 20:59
A group of zoos voted this summer to outlaw a device used to control elephants, a move welcomed by animal rights groups.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee drops out of presidential race
on 2019-08-22 at 01:57
Democratic Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday announced he is suspending his presidential campaign.
Cindy McCain calls for more civility in politics in op-ed
on 2019-08-21 at 15:02
The late Sen. John McCain’s widow is calling for civility in politics in a new op-ed in The Washington Post, encouraging members of Congress to act with civility as her husband did “for the country’s sake.”
Walsh says he is ‘strongly, strongly considering’ challenging Trump in Republican primary
on 2019-08-22 at 12:21
Former Illinois GOP Rep. Joe Walsh, who has been publicly mulling a 2020 primary challenge to President Donald Trump, said Thursday he is “strongly, strongly considering” entering the race.
The 2020 Democratic field is going to start shrinking faster now
on 2019-08-22 at 13:11
On Wednesday night, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee became the third major Democratic candidate to drop out of the 2020 race. He’s not likely to be the last to say goodbye in the next few weeks.
Amazon just opened its biggest office building
on 2019-08-22 at 11:13
Amazon just opened its biggest office building in the world in the Indian city of Hyderabad.