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US election: Democrats’ chair steps aside amid email row

US election: Democrats’ chair steps aside amid email row

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Under fire – Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz The US Democratic Party chair says she will resign as a row over leaked emails threatens efforts for party unity ahead of the presidential nominating convention. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s move follows a leak of emails appearing to suggest that party […]

California struggles to contain wildfire near Los Angeles

Media captionForced out by wildfire Fire crews in California are struggling to contain a wildfire that has destroyed 18 homes and threatens hundreds of others in mountains north of Los Angeles. The fire covers more than 22,000 acres and residents of about 1,500 homes near Santa Clarita have been evacuated. A body has been found […]

Verizon ‘agrees $5bn Yahoo deal’

Verizon ‘agrees $5bn Yahoo deal’

Image copyright Justin Sullivan US telecoms giant Verizon Communications is to buy Yahoo’s search and advertising operations for $5bn (£3.8bn), according to media reports. The two firms were reported on Friday to be in exclusive talks over a possible deal. US internet firm Yahoo announced in February that it was looking at “strategic alternatives” for […]

California wildfires: Hundreds flee homes near Los Angeles

Media captionFirefighters continue to tackle the blaze, near Los Angeles Fast-moving wildfires have forced hundreds of people to leave their homes in mountains south of San Francisco, California, the authorities say. The fires had covered an area of 20,000 acres by Saturday evening, sending a pall of smoke south across parts of Los Angeles County. […]

Verizon ‘agrees $5bn Yahoo deal’

Verizon ‘agrees $5bn Yahoo deal’

Image copyright Justin Sullivan US telecoms giant Verizon Communications is to buy Yahoo’s search and advertising operations for $5bn (£3.8bn), according to media reports. The two firms were reported on Friday to be in exclusive talks over a possible deal. US internet firm Yahoo announced in February that it was looking at “strategic alternatives” for […]

Shawshank Redemption oak tree falls and fans grieve

Shawshank Redemption oak tree falls and fans grieve

Image copyright @midwest_cowgirl One of the most iconic trees in cinematic history is no more – a victim of the wind. The white oak tree from the classic 1994 film Shawshank Redemption has been felled in Mansfield, Ohio. The tree appears near the end of the movie when Morgan Freeman’s character Ellis Boyd “Red” Redding […]

Hillary Clinton running mate Tim Kaine battles Trump with optimism

Media captionHillary Clinton: “Tim is so qualified to be vice-president… he fights for the people he represents” Virginia Senator Tim Kaine – Democrat Hillary Clinton’s newly announced presidential running mate – has made his national debut, saying: “America was not built on fear”. Mr Kaine’s upbeat remarks contrasted with Republican Donald Trump’s pessimistic convention speech. […]

Hillary Clinton introduces running mate Tim Kaine

Media captionHillary Clinton: “Tim is so qualified to be vice-president… he fights for the people he represents” Democrat Hillary Clinton has formally introduced her presidential running mate, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, highlighting his “lifelong commitment to social justice”. “He is a progressive who likes to get things done. That’s just my kind of guy,” she […]

Hillary Clinton selects Tim Kaine as her running mate

Hillary Clinton selects Tim Kaine as her running mate

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mrs Clinton said Senator Kaine has “devoted his life to fighting for others” Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has selected Tim Kaine, a moderate senator from Virginia, as her running mate. Mrs Clinton broke the news in a tweet to her supporters. She plans a formal announcement on Saturday. […]

Manson follower Leslie Van Houten denied parole by California governor

Manson follower Leslie Van Houten denied parole by California governor

Image copyright AP Image caption Leslie Van Houten has now been denied parole 20 times California Governor Jerry Brown has denied parole for Leslie Van Houten, a former follower of Charles Manson, who is serving a life sentence for murder. A prison board had recommended parole. However, Governor Brown said her “inability to explain her […]