Florida shooting: NRA-linked firms hit by consumer boycott

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Activists are putting pressure on companies with ties to the NRA, a powerful gun lobby More than half a dozen US companies have cut ties with the National Rifle Association (NRA) as consumers urge a boycott of businesses linked to the politically powerful gun lobby. The firms included car […]

White House barrier hit by vehicle, Secret Service says

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images A vehicle has struck a barrier outside the White House and a woman has been detained, the Secret Service says. “An individual driving a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier near the White House at 17th & E,” it said. The driver, an unknown woman, was immediately taken into custody by […]

Trump-Russia: Ex-campaign aide Rick Gates pleads guilty

Image copyright EPA Image caption Rick Gates said he had “had a change of heart” after his initial not-guilty plea US President Donald Trump’s former deputy campaign manager has admitted charges of conspiracy and lying to investigators in a plea deal. Rick Gates pledged to co-operate in “any and all matters” with the US special […]

US to open new embassy in Jerusalem in May

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Israeli and US flags fly high over Jerusalem in December 2017 The US Department of State has said that a new American embassy in Jerusalem will open in May. The opening of the mission will coincide with Israel’s 70th anniversary, the statement said. The announcement brings forward the […]

Steve Jobs: Apple founder’s 1973 job application going on sale

Image copyright Getty/RR Auction Image caption Steve Jobs’ aspirations are shown in 1973 job application A 1973 job application filled out by the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is expected to sell for $50,000 (£36,000). The questionnaire, filled out by Jobs three years before starting the company that would make him billions, is riddled with […]

Trump: Florida school officer ‘didn’t have the courage’

Media caption“School sheriff didn’t have the courage” An armed officer who stood outside a Florida school where a gunman killed 17 people last week “certainly did a poor job”, US President Donald Trump says. Deputy Scot Peterson resigned after an investigation found he failed to confront the suspect. Mr Trump said Mr Peterson might be […]

US to impose ‘largest ever’ N Korea sanctions

Image copyright Reuters The United States is imposing a fresh set of sanctions on North Korea – the “largest ever” President Trump says. The measures target more than 50 ships and maritime transport companies in North Korea, but also China and Taiwan. North Korea is already under a range of international and US sanctions over […]

Florida school shooting: Armed officer ‘did not confront killer’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Funerals are being held for the 17 victims An armed officer who was at the Florida school where a gunman killed 17 people last week stood outside the building during the shooting and did not intervene, the local sheriff says. The school resource officer has resigned after being suspended, Broward […]

NRA and Florida: Seven things Wayne LaPierre blames after shooting

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Trump-Russia: New charges for Paul Manafort and Rick Gates

Image copyright Getty Images The special counsel investigating claims of Russian political meddling in the US has filed new charges against two former aides to Donald Trump. Robert Mueller indicted Mr Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and business associate Rick Gates on multiple counts of tax and bank fraud. Both were charged in October […]