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A small Montana firm’s deal to fix Puerto Rico’s hurricane-battered power grid is reportedly under investigation by the FBI
The FBI is investigating a $300 million contract that Puerto Rico’s...
A 12-year-old was told she had the flu. The misdiagnosis may have caused her death
Alyssa Alcaraz loved to sing, not only in her school's choir but in...
Arizona Senate candidate Joe Arpaio has decided to revive Obama birtherism
Prominent Trump supporter and newly announced Senate candidate Joe...
Donald Trump referred to Haitians and Africans as coming from 's***hole countries', says report
President Donald Trump has reportedly referred to Haiti and African...
A three-year-old girl has been named among the 17 victims of the deadly California mudslides
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Trump claims he cancelled UK visit in protest at Obama administration decision
US President Donald Trump has confirmed he will not travel to the UK to...
The UN just called Donald Trump racist
Donald Trump's reported remark branding Haiti, El Salvador and...
CNN anchor chokes back tears as he brands Trump racist over 's***hole' comments
A CNN anchor has led criticism of Donald Trump and launched an...
Vicente Fox attacks Trump: 'Your mouth is the foulest shi*thole in the world'
Former Mexican president Vicente Fox has launched a scathing attack on...
Trump announces he will approve Iran nuclear deal for last time
Despite his hatred of the Iran nuclear deal, President Donald Trump has...
Trump faces furious backlash from world leaders, Republicans and his own diplomats over 'sh**hole' comments
Donald Trump has denied that he used the term “shithole countries”...
Hillary Clinton calls Trump racist over his 's***hole countries' remarks
Hillary Clinton has blasted President Donald Trump’s reported...
More Americans move to Norway than the other way around
While US President Donald Trump wants to welcome Norwegians rather than...
Civil rights hero John Lewis says he thinks Trump is racist after ‘s***hole countries’ remarks
Civil rights icon and Congressman John Lewis says that he thinks...
Hawaii told to fix emergency notification system after false ballistic missile warning
After an errant missile alert sent Hawaiians into a scared frenzy, the...
A sitting president just addressed an anti-abortion rally for the first time
Donald Trump has become first sitting US president to directly address...
Omarosa may have taped White House conversations, report claims
Former presidential assistant Omarosa Manigault-Newman may have taped...
James Comey to teach course on ethical leadership
Former FBI Director James Comey, who was fired by Donald Trump after the...
What you need to know about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
A controversial section of an intelligence-gathering act which was...
Pope defends bishop accused of covering up child abuse
Pope Francis has apologised for suggesting that victims of sexual abuse...
School shooting reported in Italy, Texas
A shooting has been reported at a high school 45 minutes south of...
Bodycam footage shows Atlanta cop rescuing dog from fire
The moment a semi-conscious dog was pulled to safety from a fire at an...
Republican senator caught on mic calling teenage staff 'beautiful girls'
Republican Senator Roger Wicker has been roundly criticised after he was...
Russia 'bears responsibility' for Syria chemical attacks, says Rex Tillerson
Russia is partly to blame for a suspected chemical weapons attack in a...
Suffragette leader's great-granddaughter tells Trump: 'The world has changed - look forwards not backwards'
Donald Trump should "look forwards not backwards", the...
Toddler freezes to death on doorstep after father falls asleep
A toddler who was found by her mother on a porch in freezing...
LA Police shoot dead black teenager and say someone removed gun from his body
A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy fatally shot a 16-year-old...
Trump's lawyers 'advise him to refuse interview in Russia inquiry'
Donald Trump’s lawyers are reportedly discouraging him from talking to...
Sheriff's deputy killed and five others injured in Colorado Springs shooting
One sheriff’s deputy was killed and five other people were injured...
Steve Bannon may refuse to comply with a subpoena from Congress
Former White House adviser Steve Bannon reportedly does not intend to...
Donald Trump may get the big military parade he wants
Donald Trump has asked the Pentagon to hold a military parade...
House passes budget bill to avert another government shutdown
The House of Representatives passed a short-term budget bill, moving...
Donald Trump's chief of staff said Dreamers 'too lazy' to sign up for help
A top aide to Donald Trump provoked an outcry after saying some...
Republicans and Democrats unite against Trump over 'treason' claims
Members of Donald Trump's Republican Party have criticised their...
Top Democrat wants to begin ‘contempt of Congress’ proceedings against Steve Bannon
A top Democrat says that the House Intelligence Committee should begin...
YouTube star Kian Lawley dropped from upcoming film over racist video
YouTube star Kian Lawley has been dropped from a forthcoming 20th...
Child becomes becomes the first with Down syndrome to be selected as the Gerber baby
Gerber has announced its first spokesbaby with Down syndrome, a genetic...
Google celebrates Paula Modersohn-Becker, the first woman to paint a nude self-portrait
Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the life and work of Paula...
Black Lives Matter leader shot dead in New Orleans
A Black Lives Matter activist who was known for leaping through police...
Mike Pence lashes out after reports the first openly gay US Olympian refused meeting with him
Mike Pence has dismissed reports the first openly gay US Olympian...
Trump's environment chief suggests global warming could help 'humans flourish'
The man appointed by Donald Trump to run the US's environmental...
US family raise thousands of dollars for a homeless man who helped save their father's life
A family in the US has raised thousands of dollars for a homeless man...
The US just inched closer to a government shutdown because of one Republican
A single Republican senator pushed the United States government to the...
Trump's claim he received $1m discount on Melania Trump's engagement ring is false, says jewelry executive
President Donald Trump’s claim that Graff Diamonds gave him a $1m...
Prosecutors review three sexual assault cases against Harvey Weinstein
Los Angeles prosecutors are reviewing three sexual assault cases against...
The government will shut down for the second time in a month
Congress stumbled past a midnight funding deadline and pushed the...
'Dreamers' who enlist in US army won't be deported, says Trump's Defence Secretary
Young immigrants who enlisted in the military after receiving temporary...
White House admits it could have dealt better with Rob Porter abuse allegations
White House spokesman Raj Shah defended the Trump administration for its...
Oregon bans unvaccinated children from school
The US state of Oregon has said that unvaccinated children are banned...
Melania Trump’s parents just given green cards in mysterious circumstances
The parents of First Lady Melania Trump have been granted permanent...
Employees fired after New York University served watermelon for Black History Month
New York University has issued a public apology and fired their director...
Trump was reportedly given a note saying 'DO NOT CONGRATULATE' Putin - which he ignored
President Donald Trump did not follow specific warnings from his...
Texas serial bomber suspect has been killed, according to reports
A suspect in the serial bombings that have plagued Texas is dead...
Follow live updates from Austin as bomb suspect reportedly killed in explosion
The suspect thought to be behind a spate of bomb attacks in Austin...
Republican concedes to Democrat in state Trump won by 20 points, in ominous sign for President ahead of midterm elections
Republican candidate Rick Saccone has finally conceded to his Democratic...
Mother arrested after video of baby smoking goes viral
A mother has been arrested after a video emerged of her child smoking a...
Austin bomber was part of Christian survivalist group
The Austin bomber was involved in a teenage Christian “survivalist”...
Trump says Joe Biden would 'would go down fast and hard, crying all the way' if they had a fight
Donald Trump has hit out at former Vice President Joe Biden in an...
Police officers who shot dead Alton Sterling will not face criminal charges
The Baton Rouge police officers who shot and killed Alton Sterling...
Howard Stern tells Donald Trump to 'get the f*** out of the White House'
Radio host Howard Stern says that his advice to President Donald Trump...
Protesters found not guilty because 'climate change crisis' made it 'legally necessary' for them to commit civil disobedience
More than a dozen protesters who clambered into holes dug for a high...
What is the Second Amendment and why can the 'right to bear arms' cause so much argument and debate
Each American mass shooting in recent history has been followed by calls...
Donald Trump 'wants the military to pay' for his Mexico border wall
Donald Trump is said to be trying to persuade the US Defence Department...
Uber will halt autonomous vehicle testing in California after fatal Arizona crash
Uber does not plan to continue testing autonomous cars in California as...
Follow the latest tweets from Donald Trump and find out what they really mean
Donald Trump's Twitter account provides an extraordinary...
US town in Georgia tells visitors 'If you kill someone, we might kill you back'
An unconventional welcome sign greets visitors in western Georgia. It...
A former crime boss is revealing the gruesome truths behind murders and arms smuggling
Paul Le Roux, one of the world’s least known but most prodigious...
Americans throw away 150,000 tons of food every day
American households toss out 150,000 tons of food each day — roughly a...
New York wants power to prosecute criminals pardoned by Donald Trump
The New York attorney general has said a criminal pardoned by President...
Puerto Rico hit with island-wide power outages
Power outages have cut off electricity across Puerto Rico, whose...
Tumbleweeds bury Southern California town: ‘I can’t see my jungle gym’
Strong winds in Southern California have left a town north of Los...
Naked man tasered at Florida airport after bomb threat forces evacuation
A man is in custody after he was apprehended naked at a Florida airport...
US bishop to give address at Royal Wedding
 A senior US bishop will deliver an address at the wedding...
Cyclist killed by cougar after smacking it with his bike to scare it off, officials reveal
Two mountain bikers “did everything they were supposed to do” when...
'Astounding ignorance of the law': Civil rights groups criticise DeVos for saying schools can report undocumented students
Civil rights groups have heavily criticised US education secretary Betsy...
Startling increase in physical and sexual abuse of child immigrants by US Border Patrol, new report alleges
A new report suggests that there has been a startling increase in the...
Donald Trump can’t block people on Twitter, judge rules
President Donald Trump cannot block critics on Twitter as doing...
Where does the money for Red Nose Day go?
In the US, 15 million children - or 21 per cent of all the children in...
Trump announces Kim Jong-un meeting 'likely' to go ahead - a day after he cancelled it
Donald Trump has said a meeting with North Korean leader Kim...
Muslim students attacked and chased with stun gun at McDonald's: 'You don't deserve American food!'
John Jay Smith kept muttering to police "they killed my son,"...
Mother pulls gun on son's friend who tried to rape her during sleepover, police say
An 18-year-old man has been charged with trying to rape his friend's...
Trump organised a meeting to discuss hurricane preparations but did the most Trump thing instead
The meeting was supposed to be about hurricane preparedness, as disaster...
Sheriff who kept $750,000 meant to buy food for inmates voted out of office
After a local newspaper reported that Sheriff Todd Entrekin received...
Most dangerous country in the world stays the same for second year in a row
Venezuela has been named the least secure country in the world for the...
Georgia official takes oath of office on Malcolm X autobiography instead of bible
A Georgia county official has taken her oath of office by placing her...
Alligator killed and possibly ate woman walking her dogs, police say
A woman is believed to have been killed by an alligator while she was...
Sessions denies intention to separate families after defending policy with Bible verse
Jeff Sessions said his Justice Department “never really intended” to...
Melania Trump wears jacket with 'I don't really care' on back on trip to visit immigrant children
First Lady Melania Trump has come under fire for a...
Scott Pruitt spent thousands on 'tactical pants and polos', report reveals
Scott Pruitt, head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), spent...
More Americans believe immigration is good for the country than ever before
A new Gallup survey says the vast majority of Americans support...
Second day of protests after unarmed black teenager Antwon Rose shot by officer who joined the force hours earlier
Protesters have rallied for a second day of demonstrations following the...
Children claim they were beaten, taunted and kept naked in concrete cells at immigration detention centre
Teenage immigrants detained in a Virginia juvenile detention centre...
Justin Trudeau says he 'does not remember' groping journalist at a festival
Justin Trudeau has publicly responded for the first time to allegations...
Kentucky Republicans to cut dental and vision Medicaid coverage for nearly half a million people
Kentucky is to cut the scope of coverage for Medicaid, eliminating...
This is what the average US worker earns at each age
New data from the US has revealed that older American workers tend to...
Australia has nearly eliminated mass shootings - here's what the US can learn
Australia has had one mass shooting since 1996. In contrast, the US has...
Top Democrat says Trump is 'more comfortable with autocrats’ than democracy on House floor
California Democrat Adam Schiff described Donald Trump as a...
Florida police chief instructed officers to pin crimes on innocent black people, probe finds
A former police chief and two officers in Florida were charged with...
Kylie Jenner set to become the ‘youngest self-made billionaire ever’
Kylie Jenner is reportedly on her way to becoming the “youngest...
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urges allies to put economic pressure on Iran
Mike Pompeo has called on US allies to put economic pressure on Iran by...
Primary Charlottesville white supremacist rally organiser agrees to ‘actively discourage’ violence at future events
The primary organiser of the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville...
Democratic congressman introduces bill to stop Trump from using office to ‘enrich himself and his family’
A Democratic congressman has introduced a bill to make it a criminal...
US appeals court upholds the right of Americans to carry a gun in public for self-defence
A US appeals court has ruled that the US Constitution’s Second...
Jeff Sessions laughs and repeats students' calls of 'lock her up!'
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions repeated students’ chants of “lock...
LAPD admit officer fired bullet that killed Trader Joe's manager while releasing body cam footage
The Los Angeles Police Department has admitted that one of its officers...
Breastfeeding in public is finally legal in all 50 US states
Breastfeeding in public is now finally legal in all 50 US states. Utah...
Viral video shows 10-year-old boy pinned to ground by police
A video showing two police officers holding a 10-year-old boy on the...
Most Americans support Trump inviting Putin to White House, poll finds
The majority of Americans approve of Donald Trump inviting Russian...
Trump threatens to 'shut down' government
Donald Trump has threatened to "shut down" the government...
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner 'ready' to play bigger role within the Trump White House
Jared Kushner and his wife Ivanka Trump are ready to reassert their...
It's just 100 days from the midterm elections that will determine Donald Trump's future
It has become a worn cliche to say such-and-such election is of vital...
As California’s biggest ever wildfire burns, should inmates be fighting the blaze?
With the largest wildfire in the state of California’s history razing...
Follow the latest tweets from Donald Trump and find out what they really mean
Donald Trump's Twitter account provides an extraordinary...
Follow live updates from the Manafort trial as Rick Gates is grilled on 'secret life'
The bruising cross-examination of Paul Manafort’s protege continues...
First congressman to back Trump indicted on insider trading charges
Representative Chris Collins, the first member of Congress to support...
Trump administration to impose fresh sanctions on Russia over Salisbury attack
The US government has said it will impose fresh sanctions on Russia...
More women candidates than ever will run in this year's US midterms
More women candidates than ever before will fight for seats in...
Ten dead after eating contaminated meat stew at funeral in Peru
At least 10 people have died and dozens are seriously ill after eating...
Charlottesville declares state of emergency ahead of one-year anniversary of deadly white supremacist rally
The governor of Virginia and city of Charlottesville have proactively...
Live - Hawaii 'doesn't have enough shelters' as Hurricane Lane approaches, officials say
Hawaii residents are bracing for “life threatening” winds and...
Trump reveals grievances with Jeff Sessions over Mueller investigation, saying he hired him for his loyalty
Donald Trump has said that he only hired Jeff Sessions for his loyalty...
Michael Cohen fundraiser raises more than $130,000 to ‘help tell the truth about Trump’
In less than 48 hours, an online campaign has raised more than...
Live: President says 'everyone would be very poor' if he was impeached
Donald Trump's day of disaster is rapidly becoming one of the worst...
Trump suggests 'flipping' should be made illegal after Michael Cohen turns on president
Donald Trump has suggested plea bargains should be made illegal in...
North Carolina’s gerrymandered congressional map unconstitutional and must be redrawn before the midterms, judges rule
Federal judges have struck down North Carolina’s...
Scientists discover ‘unbelievable’ coral reef off US coast
Scientists have discovered what they say is an “unbelievable”...
Texan man claims he’s selling 3D-printed gun plans despite court order banning him from posting them online
A man from Texas has said his company is selling blueprints for...
US could open 'Fort Trump' military base in Poland
Donald Trump said the US is considering Poland’s request to have a...
The 5 most explosive and bizarre accusations about Trump in Stormy Daniels' new book so far
A storm is brewing over Donald Trump’s White House – in the...
Dead whale dropped onto pavement as New Hampshire crew attempts to put carcass in dumpster
New video footage shows crews in New Hampshire attempting to – and...
Man identified as witness to alleged Brett Kavanaugh sexual assault claims he 'has no memory of incident'
The man identified as a witness to the sexual assault allegedly carried...
Ted Cruz claims barbecue-lover Beto O'Rourke will ban BBQs in Texas if elected senator
Let’s set the record straight: Beto O'Rourke is a big fan of...
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