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US shutdown: Politicians work to agree stopgap funding deal

US shutdown: Politicians work to agree stopgap funding deal

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Donald Trump has called off a trip to his Florida golf club this weekend until a deal can be struck Last-ditch efforts are being made in Washington to prevent a shutdown of the US government. With a Senate vote due shortly before the Friday midnight deadline, Republicans leaders are […]

Lac-Megantic trial: Workers cleared over Canada rail disaster

Lac-Megantic trial: Workers cleared over Canada rail disaster

Media captionHow the Lac-Megantic train disaster unfolded A Canadian jury has found three former rail workers not guilty of criminal negligence for their connection to the Lac-Megantic disaster five years ago. On 6 July 2013, a runaway train filled with petroleum crude oil derailed in the small eastern Quebec town. Forty-seven people were killed in […]

Turpin case: California couple deny torturing ‘shackled siblings’

Turpin case: California couple deny torturing ‘shackled siblings’

Media captionDavid Turpin (R) and his wife Louise Turpin (L) deny charges of torture The parents accused of holding their 13 children in shackles at a California home have pleaded not guilty. David Turpin, 56, and Louise Turpin, 49, are facing charges of torture, abuse and false imprisonment. They were arrested after their daughter escaped […]

Shackled siblings: What we know about their lives

Punished and beaten frequently, the couple’s children hatched an escape plan. The parents deny the allegations against them, but investigators have discovered of a life of torture. This is what police have learned so far about their lives. Shackled siblings: What we know about their lives

US government shutdown: House backs funding bill and sends it to Senate

US government shutdown: House backs funding bill and sends it to Senate

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption It is unclear if there are enough votes in the Senate to back this stopgap funding measure The House of Representatives has passed a bill to fund government operations until 16 February – the first move in efforts to avert a government shutdown. The bill must now be voted […]

Fishermen escape crash by split-second

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Turpin case: California children ‘chained for months’

Turpin case: California children ‘chained for months’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption District Attorney Mike Hestrin said the couple chained their children as a form of punishment California prosecutors have detailed allegations of horrific abuse by the parents of 13 children held in shackles at their home. David Turpin, 56, and Louise Turpin, 49, face charges of torture, abuse and false imprisonment, […]

Trump denies view on Mexico wall changed

Trump denies view on Mexico wall changed

Media captionTesting began in December on President Trump’s border wall prototypes Donald Trump has denied changing his views on a border wall after his top aide reportedly said the president was “uninformed” when he made the promise. White House chief of staff John Kelly told Fox News the president’s opinions had evolved since his signature […]

Amazon shortlists 20 metropolitan areas for new headquarters

Amazon shortlists 20 metropolitan areas for new headquarters

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Amazon displays its wares at the latest Consumer Electronic Show Amazon has released a shortlist of the 20 North American urban areas to be chosen to become the retailer’s second North American headquarters. The proposed site is expected to cost more than $5bn (£3.6bn) and create 50,000 jobs. Cities […]

Fire and Fury: Trump exposé to become television series

Fire and Fury: Trump exposé to become television series

Image copyright Reuters The bestselling exposé Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by journalist Michael Wolff is about to hit the small screen. According to Hollywood Reporter, Mr Wolff has sold television rights for seven figures. President Trump has condemned the book, which depicts a chaotic administration and a president unfit for office, […]

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