Trump travel ban: Hawaii judge places indefinite hold

Trump travel ban: Hawaii judge places indefinite hold

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The revised travel ban has drawn protests across the US A US federal judge in Hawaii has indefinitely extended the suspension of President Trump’s new travel ban. Judge Derrick Watson’s ruling means Mr Trump will be barred from enforcing the ban on six mostly Muslim nations while it is […]

North Carolina ‘bathroom’ law: Deal reached on repeal

North Carolina ‘bathroom’ law: Deal reached on repeal

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Forcing transgender people into specific bathrooms was the best-known effect of HB2 A late-night deal has been reached in North Carolina to repeal a controversial law that limits protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. A key element banned transgender people from using restrooms in accordance with […]

Trump Russia dossier key claim ‘verified’

Trump Russia dossier key claim ‘verified’

Image copyright BBC/Facebook The BBC has learned that US officials “verified” a key claim in a report about Kremlin involvement in Donald Trump’s election – that a Russian diplomat in Washington was in fact a spy. So far, no single piece of evidence has been made public proving that the Trump campaign joined with Russia […]

Twelve dead as truck and church bus collide in Texas

Media captionAerial footage shows the aftermath of the crash outside Garner State Park At least 12 people have been killed in a head-on crash between a church minibus and and a pick-up truck in Texas, officials in the US state say. Another three people were injured in the accident near Garner State Park, about 75 […]

Ivanka Trump to be assistant to US president

Ivanka Trump to be assistant to US president

Image copyright EPA Image caption Ivanka Trump (second right) said she had been “working in good faith” Ivanka Trump is officially joining her father’s administration as an unpaid employee with the title Assistant to the President, the White House says. The US first daughter bowed to pressure following an outcry from ethics experts at her […]

Trump border wall funding facing delay

Media caption‘Build that wall’ says border resident President Donald Trump’s Mexican border wall may be delayed as Republicans consider putting its funding on hold. Senator Roy Blunt said cash for the wall would be left out of a spending bill that must pass by 28 April to avert a partial government shutdown. His remarks came […]

Shots fired on driver ‘attacking police’ near US Congress

Shots fired on driver ‘attacking police’ near US Congress

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police have not released the driver’s identity or any motive Police in Washington have fired on a woman in a car after she struck a police vehicle near the US Capitol and tried to run over several officers. The woman was not shot, Washington Metropolitan Police spokesperson Rachel Reid […]

Florida man ‘kills female roommate during hug goodbye’

Florida man ‘kills female roommate during hug goodbye’

Image copyright Palm Beach County Jail Image caption Brooke Preston (L) had concerns about Randy Herman, said her friends A Florida man is facing a murder charge after he admitted fatally stabbing his female roommate as she was saying goodbye to him, police say. Brooke Preston, 21, visited the West Palm Beach home on Friday […]

‘Black women at work’ hashtag highlights prejudice

‘Black women at work’ hashtag highlights prejudice

Image copyright Associated Press Image caption Congresswoman Maxine Waters and Fox News host Bill O’Reilly Black women are sharing their experiences of prejudice in the workplace, using the Twitter hashtag #BlackWomenatWork, after Fox News host Bill O’Reilly made fun of a black congresswoman’s hair. O’Reilly has since apologised for saying in a Fox & Friends […]

Trump climate: Challenges loom after Obama policies scrapped

Trump climate: Challenges loom after Obama policies scrapped

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption California has vowed to stick by its strict emissions laws Opponents of President Donald Trump’s decision to scrap his predecessor’s climate change policies say they will organise a public campaign and pursue legal avenues to challenge it. California and New York issued a joint statement saying they would continue […]

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