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Trump drops threat to veto $1.3tn budget but vows: ‘Never again’

Media captionTrump signs package to fund US government US President Donald Trump has signed a $1.3tn (£921bn) package to fund the government for six months, while vowing never to approve such a bill again. Hours earlier, the president threatened to veto the bill over its lack of full funding for his border wall. Congress passed […]

Trump threatens to veto $1.3tn spending bill passed by Congress

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption National Parks may be forced to close temporarily if the government shuts down US President Donald Trump has said he may veto a sweeping $1.3tn (£921bn) package to fund the government until September. He cited a lack of immigration measures, including protections for young immigrants brought illegally to the […]

Karen McDougal apologises to Melania Trump for alleged affair

Image copyright Dimitrios Kambouris Image caption Karen McDougal says she was tricked into staying silent about the alleged affair Former Playboy model Karen McDougal, who claims she had an affair with President Donald Trump in 2006, has apologised to his wife Melania Trump. In a CNN interview, Ms McDougal said she would tell the first […]

Maryland school shooting victim taken off life support

Media caption‘Greatest nightmare – our children attacked’ A 16-year-old girl who was shot in the head by a classmate in Maryland has died, hours after her parents said she would be taken off life support. Jaelynn Willey, who was one of two students shot, died on Thursday night, police confirmed. Austin Rollins, with whom Ms […]

Trump announces $60bn in China tariffs

Image copyright Reuters The US plans to impose tariffs on up to $60bn (£42.5bn) in Chinese goods and limit the country’s investment in the US in retaliation for years of alleged intellectual property theft. The White House said the actions were necessary to counter unfair competition from China’s state-led economy. It said years of talks […]

Donald Trump’s top Russia lawyer John Dowd resigns

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Dowd took over the president’s legal team last summer US President Donald Trump’s lead lawyer for the special counsel investigation into Russia interference in the 2016 election has resigned, US media report. John Dowd is reported to have concluded that Mr Trump was increasingly ignoring his advice. Other reports […]

Florida students told to wear clear backpacks

Image copyright Getty Images Students at the Florida high school where 17 people were shot dead last month are being asked to wear clear backpacks. School officials have written to families of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High pupils outlining the plans as part of new security measures. They said any student without a clear rucksack would […]

Trump to announce $50bn in China tariffs after IP probe

Image copyright Getty Images The US plans to impose $50bn in tariffs on Chinese goods and limit the country’s investment activity in the US as payback for what it alleges is years of unfair intellectual property theft. The White House said the actions come after years of failed talks about the issue. The move is […]

Uber self-driving crash: Footage shows moment before impact

Media captionUber dashcam footage shows moment before fatal impact Police have released two videos showing the moments leading up to a fatal crash involving a self-driving Uber car in Tempe, Arizona, on Sunday. In the 14-second video, the autonomous vehicle is seen failing to slow down before hitting Elaine Herzberg, 49, who is walking her […]

Police video shows fatal shooting of unarmed black man

Image copyright Facebook / CBS Image caption Stephon Clark had two children under the age of three California police have released footage of a fatal shooting of an unarmed black man they believed was holding a gun. Authorities said they thought Stephon Clark, 22, was carrying a weapon when they shot at him about 20 […]