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Michelle Obama: ‘I won’t run for office’ for my children

Michelle Obama: ‘I won’t run for office’ for my children

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Obama only referred to Trump as “the new president” Former First Lady Michelle Obama appeared to rule out running for elected office during her first public remarks since leaving the White House. The Q&A at an architecture convention in Orlando came days after her husband made his first public […]

Trump fears ‘major, major conflict’ with North Korea

Trump fears ‘major, major conflict’ with North Korea

Media captionTrump: President Xi “is doing everything in his power” US President Donald Trump has said he would like to solve the North Korea crisis diplomatically, but that a “major, major conflict” is possible. In an interview with Reuters he praised China’s President Xi Jinping for his handling of North Korea, calling him “a very […]

US economy slows sharply in the first quarter

US economy slows sharply in the first quarter

Image copyright Reuters The US economy slowed dramatically in the first three months of the year, according to official data. GDP expanded at an annual rate of 0.7% in the first quarter, which was a sharp slowdown from the 2.1% growth rate in the final three months of 2016. It was also the lowest rate […]

Passenger dragged off United Airlines plane wins settlement

Passenger dragged off United Airlines plane wins settlement

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Video of the incident quickly went viral online The Kentucky doctor dragged off a United Airlines flight from Chicago earlier this month has received a financial settlement from the airline. Lawyers for Dr David Dao, 69, say a condition of the payout is that the “amount remain confidential”. United boss […]

Trump ‘backs down’ in new short-term spending bill

Trump ‘backs down’ in new short-term spending bill

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption In 2013, the government did shut down in a row over healthcare US lawmakers have reached a deal to avert a federal government shutdown after the White House backed off a threat to withhold Obamacare subsidies. The stop-gap bill announced late on Wednesday allows Congress an extra week to […]

Fox host Watters takes sudden leave after Ivanka remark backlash

Fox host Watters takes sudden leave after Ivanka remark backlash

Image copyright Twitter Image caption Watters said the audience that booed Trump treated the event ‘like soccer match’ Fox News presenter Jesse Watters has announced he is taking a holiday, after appearing to make a sexually suggestive remark about Ivanka Trump. He said, with a grin, that he “really liked how she was speaking into […]

‘Overly obese’ body sparks Ohio funeral home fire

‘Overly obese’ body sparks Ohio funeral home fire

Image copyright Hillside Chapel A crematorium in Ohio caught fire while burning the remains of an “overly obese” body, according to the owner. Don Catchen said the corpse caused flames to engulf one of his units in the city of Cincinnati. The fat in the body burned at a higher temperature, prompting the blaze, said […]

100 days: America in a time of Trump

100 days: America in a time of Trump

Image copyright Chris Kindred Presidential elections are always something of a national Rorschach test. The reaction to candidates, like the perception of inkblots, helps to divulge the nation’s character, underlying disorders and emotional condition. Donald Trump’s unexpected victory showed that America had a split personality. It also revealed that, among his 62 million supporters, rage […]

First Americans claim sparks controversy

First Americans claim sparks controversy

Image copyright San Diego Natural History Museum Image caption Purported stone tools can be seen alongside broken mastodon bones at the excavation site near San Diego A study that claims humans reached the Americas 130,000 years ago – much earlier than previously suggested – has run into controversy. Humans are thought to have arrived in […]

US parks may lose federal protection

US parks may lose federal protection

Media captionIs Trump threatening the US wilderness? President Donald Trump has signed an executive order requiring a review of environmental protections given to lands owned by the federal government. The order aims to shrink the borders of national monuments created by previous presidents, which Mr Trump called an “egregious abuse of federal power”. Unlike national […]