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Senate deal ‘to halt government shutdown’

Senate deal ‘to halt government shutdown’

Image copyright Getty Images The US government shutdown is set to end after Senate Republicans and Democrats voted to approve a temporary funding bill. Senator Chuck Schumer said Democrats would support the bill if Republicans addressed a programme that protects young immigrants from deportation. Democrats had refused to vote for the bill unless they secured […]

US shutdown: Senators trade blame ahead of Monday vote

US shutdown: Senators trade blame ahead of Monday vote

Media captionRepublican Leader Senator Mitch McConnell accused the Democrats of “irresponsible political games” US senators are struggling to agree on a bill to fund the government, which is in its second day of shutdown. A Senate session session adjourned late on Sunday and a vote has been postponed to midday (05:30 GMT) on Monday. Democratic […]

Shackled siblings: What we know about their lives

The parents accused of holding their 13 children in shackles at a California home have pleaded not guilty. David Turpin, 56, and Louise Turpin, 49, are facing charges of torture, abuse and false imprisonment. Punished and beaten frequently, the couple’s children hatched an escape plan. This is what police have learned so far about their […]

US government shutdown: House backs funding bill and sends it to Senate

US government shutdown: House backs funding bill and sends it to Senate

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption It is unclear if there are enough votes in the Senate to back this stopgap funding measure The House of Representatives has passed a bill to fund government operations until 16 February – the first move in efforts to avert a government shutdown. The bill must now be voted […]

Fishermen escape crash by split-second

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Apple and Google buses under fire in Silicon Valley

Apple and Google buses under fire in Silicon Valley

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Employees are gradually moving into Apple’s new “spaceship” headquarters Buses used to transport Apple employees to their offices have been attacked, with windows smashed, possibly by people using pellet guns. There have been several such attacks on the morning and evening commutes to and from Apple headquarters in the […]

Turpin case: California couple deny torturing ‘shackled siblings’

Turpin case: California couple deny torturing ‘shackled siblings’

Image copyright CBS Image caption David Turpin (R) and Louise Turpin (L) have pleaded not guilty The parents accused of holding their 13 children in shackles at a California home have pleaded not guilty. David Turpin, 56, and Louise Turpin, 49, are facing charges of torture, abuse and false imprisonment. They were arrested after their […]

Amazon shortlists 20 metropolitan areas for new headquarters

Amazon shortlists 20 metropolitan areas for new headquarters

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Amazon displays its wares at the latest Consumer Electronic Show Amazon has released a shortlist of the 20 North American urban areas to be chosen to become the retailer’s second North American headquarters. The proposed site is expected to cost more than $5bn (£3.6bn) and create 50,000 jobs. Cities […]

Trump denies view on Mexico wall changed

Trump denies view on Mexico wall changed

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A prototype for President Trump’s border wall in Tijuana, Mexico US President Donald Trump has denied changing his views on the Mexico border wall. It comes after his chief of staff, John Kelly, told Fox News that the president’s opinions had evolved since his original campaign promises about its construction […]

Fire and Fury: Trump exposé to become television series

Fire and Fury: Trump exposé to become television series

Image copyright Reuters The bestselling exposé Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by journalist Michael Wolff is about to hit the small screen. According to Hollywood Reporter, Mr Wolff has sold television rights for seven figures. President Trump has condemned the book, which depicts a chaotic administration and a president unfit for office, […]