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Trump says US is ‘where we want to be’ on China trade talks

Image copyright Getty Images US President Donald Trump says the US is “right where we want to be with China” as both sides remain locked in a bruising trade battle. The US more than doubled tariffs on $200bn (£153.7bn) of Chinese goods on Friday, in a sharp escalation of their trade war. Earlier, Mr Trump’s […]

Attacked Colorado school forewarned of ‘repeat Columbine’

Image copyright The Denver Post via Getty Images Image caption A school staff member comforts a child after the shooting Months before a fatal school shooting this week in Colorado, a parent warned that student violence and bullying could cause “a repeat of Columbine”. The parent also alleged “an extremely high drug culture” on the […]

Attacked Colorado school forewarned of ‘repeat Columbine’

Image copyright The Denver Post via Getty Images Image caption A school staff member comforts a child after the shooting Months before a fatal school shooting this week in Colorado, a parent warned that student violence and bullying could cause “a repeat of Columbine”. The parent also alleged “an extremely high drug culture” on the […]

Attacked Colorado school forewarned of ‘repeat Columbine’

Image copyright The Denver Post via Getty Images Image caption A school staff member comforts a child after the shooting Months before a fatal school shooting this week in Colorado, a parent warned that student violence and bullying could cause “a repeat of Columbine”. The parent also alleged “an extremely high drug culture” on the […]

QAnon conspiracy theory on James Comey shuts school festival

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Supporters displaying QAnon posters appeared at Trump rallies last summer A California school fundraiser has been cancelled after conspiracy theorists spread the claim it was the target of a terror attack by an ex-FBI chief. An innocuous tweet by James Comey about his previous jobs was interpreted online as […]

Teacher with cancer paying for substitute sparks outcry

Image copyright Google Maps Image caption Parents at the Glen Park school were outraged over the situation A San Francisco teacher on extended sick leave due to breast cancer has had to pay for her own substitute, sparking a nationwide outcry over the policy. The average cost for a substitute in the city is $200 […]

Trade war: Trump says no need to rush on China talks

Media captionChinese Vice-Premier Liu He says talks should progress in a “principled” manner US President Donald Trump has said he is in “absolutely no rush” to finalise a trade agreement with China, hours after the US more than doubled tariffs on many Chinese products. He said bilateral talks, due to resume in Washington later on […]

Chelsea Manning: Wikileaks source jailed for contempt is freed

Image copyright EPA Image caption Chelsea Manning: “I will not comply with this, or any other grand jury.” Former US intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning has been released from prison, despite refusing to testify before an investigation into Wikileaks. Manning, 31, was held for 62 days after a Virginia judge ordered her taken into custody in […]

Boston Red Sox see racial divide over White House visit

Image copyright Getty Images US baseball champions the Boston Red Sox are visiting the White House later to celebrate their victory – without nearly all their non-white teammates. At least 10 players and the team’s manager, all African-American or Latino, have declined the president’s invitation to the World Series winners. In contrast, the dozen players […]

Former US intelligence analyst charged with leaks to media

Image copyright NurPhoto/Getty Image caption Daniel Everette Hale, 31, faces 50 years in jail for allegedly leaking classified information. A former US government intelligence analyst has been charged with leaking classified national security information to a reporter. Daniel Everette Hale, 31, of Nashville, Tennessee, was arrested after allegedly providing at least 17 top secret documents […]