US tax bill: Republicans agree sweeping changes

US tax bill: Republicans agree sweeping changes

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kevin Brady, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, revealed details of the final bill to reporters US Republicans from both houses of Congress have revealed their joint bill for the biggest overhaul of the country’s tax system in 30 years. The plan brings the US corporate tax […]

Trump tells FBI: ‘I have your back 100%’

Trump tells FBI: ‘I have your back 100%’

Media captionTrump speaks at FBI Academy graduation US President Donald Trump has said he supports the FBI “100%”, less than an hour after criticising the agency. During a speech at the FBI National Academy’s graduation in Virginia, Mr Trump heaped praise on the agency, saying it was full of “great people”. His visit comes only […]

Deaths of Canada billionaire Barry Sherman and wife ‘suspicious’

Deaths of Canada billionaire Barry Sherman and wife ‘suspicious’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Honey and Barry Sherman were renowned for their charity fundraising A Canadian billionaire and his wife have been found dead at their home in Toronto in circumstances that police described as “suspicious”. The bodies of Barry Sherman and his wife Honey were found in the basement, reports said. Mr Sherman […]

‘Shocking apathy’ to fraternity drinking at Pennsylvania university

‘Shocking apathy’ to fraternity drinking at Pennsylvania university

Image copyright ABC Image caption Several fraternity members are still facing charges related to the death of Tim Piazza (centre) A committee probing the Pennsylvania State University’s response to drinking in fraternities has issued a blistering report following a student’s death. A grand jury found on Friday that administrators displayed a “shocking apathy” to dangerous […]

Trump tells FBI: ‘I have your back 100%’

Trump tells FBI: ‘I have your back 100%’

Media captionTrump speaks at FBI Academy graduation US President Donald Trump has said he supports the FBI “100%”, less than an hour after criticising the agency. During a speech at the FBI National Academy’s graduation in Virginia, Mr Trump heaped praise on the agency, saying it was full of “great people”. His visit comes only […]

Charlottesville: James Alex Fields Jr faces life in prison

Charlottesville: James Alex Fields Jr faces life in prison

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Fields is said to have Nazi sympathies A man suspected of killing a woman near a white supremacist rally in Virginia in August is facing a possible life sentence after charges against him were upgraded to first-degree murder. Charges against James Alex Fields Jr were confirmed in an emotional […]

US woman used bitcoin to move cash to Islamic State, police say

US woman used bitcoin to move cash to Islamic State, police say

Image copyright PA Image caption Bitcoin can be purchased online or via special ATMs A New York woman has been accused of laundering bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies and wiring the money to help the so-called Islamic State. Zoobia Shahnaz, 27, was charged with bank fraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering and money laundering and is […]

California firefighter dies as Thomas blaze rages

California firefighter dies as Thomas blaze rages

Image copyright MARK RALSTON Image caption The Thomas fire has destroyed about 900 properties, including 690 homes A California firefighter has been killed by a wildfire burning across Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. Fire chief Ken Pimlott said the victim was apparatus engineer Cory Iverson, 32, a father-of-one whose wife is pregnant with a second […]

Amazon backs down in Google streaming spat

Amazon backs down in Google streaming spat

Image copyright Amazon Image caption The row meant YouTube was not accessible via Amazon’s Echo Show smart speaker Amazon has started selling Google’s Chromecast devices two years after it originally removed them from its store. Amazon said it removed them to end customer confusion about which services were available on which device. Analysts said it […]

Sea lion attacks swimmer in San Francisco Bay

Sea lion attacks swimmer in San Francisco Bay

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Serious sea lion attacks in the bay are rare A man swimming in San Francisco Bay has suffered a serious arm injury after being bitten by a sea lion, officials have said. The incident occurred in the Aquatic Park area on Thursday afternoon. People on a passing sailboat witnessed […]

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