Tammy Duckworth set to be first Senator to have baby in office

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mrs Duckworth had her first daughter at 47, while she was serving in the House US senator and Iraq war veteran Tammy Duckworth has announced that she is expecting a baby girl shortly after she turns 50 in April. The news means she will be the first US senator […]

Kentucky school shooting: Two teenagers dead and 17 injured

Media caption‘Students started screaming and running’ Two people have been killed and 17 injured in a high school shooting in the US state of Kentucky. A 15-year-old girl died at the scene at Marshall County High School in the town of Benton and a 15-year-old boy died in hospital, said Kentucky’s governor. The unidentified attacker […]

Larry Nassar victim calls him ‘the scariest monster of all’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mattie Larson told Nassar: “I can’t even put into words how much I f****** hate you” A former US gymnastics champion has called the disgraced national team doctor who molested her and well over 100 others the “scariest monster”. Mattie Larson said in court Larry Nassar had first molested her […]

Trump-Russia: Jeff Sessions questioned in Mueller inquiry

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jeff Sessions was one of Mr Trump’s earliest congressional supporters US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been questioned in an investigation into whether Russia colluded with the Trump campaign in the 2016 election. The Department of Justice (DoJ) confirmed to the BBC that America’s top prosecutor was interviewed last […]

The Shape of Water leads Oscar nominations

Media captionFind out the key Oscar nominees for 2018 The nominations for the 90th Academy Awards have been announced, with The Shape of Water leading the field. Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy romance received 13 nominations, including best picture. World War Two drama Dunkirk follows with eight nominations, while Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri received seven. […]

US slaps ‘America First’ tariffs on washing machines and solar panels

Image copyright AFP Image caption China and South Korea reacted angrily to the move The US has approved controversial tariffs on imported washing machines and solar panels. The move is in line with President Donald Trump’s “America First” trade policy, which aims to protect local manufacturers from foreign competition. A spokesman said the administration would […]

Alaska tsunami fears prompt evacuation

Image copyright Jupiter00000 Image caption Cars were seen moving to higher ground after the earthquake A tsunami warning was lifted hours after a 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Alaska in the US. The quake hit 280km (173 miles) south-east of Kodiak, at a depth of 25km, at 00:31 local time (09:31 GMT), the […]

Naomi Parker Fraley, the real Rosie the Riveter, dies aged 96

Image caption Part of the original Rosie the Riveter poster. “We can do it!” reads the caption above. In 2016, six years after he began a painstaking search for a woman in an old photograph, Professor James Kimble found himself, flowers in hand, at Naomi Parker Fraley’s house in California. He believed that Parker Fraley, […]

US shutdown: Trump hails ‘big win’ and says Democrats caved in

Media captionDonald Trump’s answerphone message blamed Democrats for the shutdown over the weekend US President Donald Trump has hailed the end of the government shutdown as a “big win” for Republicans. The Democratic leadership agreed to back the bill after accepting promises from Republicans for a debate later on the future of young illegal immigrants. […]

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