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Bill de Blasio: New York mayor enters presidential race

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Polls suggest New Yorkers are not pleased about Mayor Bill de Blasio’s decision to run New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced his run for the presidency, the latest Democrat to enter the race. In a video released on Thursday, Mr de Blasio said it was “time we put […]

Trump declares national emergency over IT threats

Image copyright EPA Image caption Donald Trump signed the order on Wednesday President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency to protect US computer networks from “foreign adversaries”. He signed an executive order which effectively bars US companies from using foreign telecoms believed to pose national security risks. The order does not name any company, […]

Alabama to vote on bill banning abortion

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Alabama state legislature Alabama lawmakers are expected to vote on a bill to outlaw abortion outright in the state, which would become the strictest such law in the US if passed. The state Senate began debating the measure on Tuesday, rejecting an amendment which would have allowed exemptions for […]

Trump-Russia probe: Barr assigns prosecutor to review inquiry

Image copyright Reuters Image caption William Barr told Congress he believed “spying did occur” on the Trump campaign US Attorney General William Barr has assigned a senior federal prosecutor to examine the origins of the Russia investigation. John Durham, the US attorney in Connecticut, has reportedly been asked to determine whether the collection of intelligence […]

Jimmy Carter has surgery for broken hip after falling at home

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Carter, 94, pictured last September in Atlanta Former US President Jimmy Carter has undergone surgery for a broken hip after falling at his home in Georgia, his office says. The 94-year-old, the oldest living former US president, was on his way to go turkey hunting when he fell. Mr […]

Felicity Huffman pleads guilty in college admissions scandal

Media captionFelicity Huffman was silent as she left court US actress Felicity Huffman has pleaded guilty to fraudulently conspiring to win a college place for her daughter. In a Boston court, the Desperate Housewives star admitted paying $15,000 (£11,500) to have her daughter’s exam answers secretly corrected in 2017. In a statement last month, she […]

Doris Day, Hollywood actress and singer, dies aged 97

Media captionDavid Sillito looks back at Doris Day’s illustrious career Hollywood legend Doris Day, whose films made her one of the biggest stars of all time, has died aged 97. The singer turned actress starred in films such as Calamity Jane and Pillow Talk and had a hit in 1956 with Que Sera, Sera (Whatever […]

Apple faces customer lawsuit over app store

Image copyright Getty Images A group of US consumers has been given the go-ahead by the Supreme Court to sue Apple over app prices. The iPhone users argued that there is no alternative place to buy an iPhone app, but that Apple takes a 30% commission on every sale, so therefore they are being overcharged. […]

When misinformation online leads to death threats

Ethan Lindenberger, Tun Khin and Jessikka Aro have all had false information spread about them on social media sites, which has led to harassment and even death threats. They spoke about their stories as they came face-to-face with tech companies in Silicon Valley to try and tackle the problem. By Cody Godwin and Dave Lee […]

US author loses book deal for tweet-shaming

Image copyright Getty Images A US author has lost a book deal after tweet-shaming a Washington DC metro worker for eating on a train. Natasha Tynes posted a picture of the staff member to her Twitter account, and tagged the woman’s employers. Amid an online backlash accusing Ms Tynes of racism, a publisher scrambled to […]