North Carolina ‘bathroom’ law: Lawmakers pass repeal bill

North Carolina ‘bathroom’ law: Lawmakers pass repeal bill

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Forcing transgender people into specific bathrooms was the best-known effect of HB2 North Carolina lawmakers have approved the repeal of a controversial law that limits protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. A key element banned transgender people from using toilets in accordance with their chosen gender, earning […]

Russia ‘tried to hijack US election’, says US senator

Russia ‘tried to hijack US election’, says US senator

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Senators are examining what role Russia played in influencing the US election Russia tried to hijack the US democratic process, says a senator investigating alleged interference in the US election. A hearing by the Senate Intelligence Committee opened on Thursday morning. Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, is to […]

Pee Wee Pumps: High heels for babies spark outrage

Pee Wee Pumps: High heels for babies spark outrage

Image copyright PA Image caption A company in the US is selling high heel shoes for babies up to six months old A US footwear company has sparked outrage among consumers and campaign groups over a range of high heeled shoes for babies. Pee Wee Pumps, which makes soft shoes for infants, describes its products […]

North Carolina ‘bathroom’ law: Senate passes repeal bill

North Carolina ‘bathroom’ law: Senate passes repeal bill

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Forcing transgender people into specific bathrooms was the best-known effect of HB2 The North Carolina Senate has cleared a plan to repeal a controversial law that limits protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. A key element banned transgender people from using toilets in accordance with their chosen […]

Trump-Russia ties: Senate pledges thorough inquiry

Trump-Russia ties: Senate pledges thorough inquiry

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mark Warner (L) and Richard Burr will try to avoid the acrimony of the House panel The Republican and Democrat leaders of a Senate panel investigating alleged Russian interference in the US election have vowed a thorough inquiry. The pledge comes as a similar inquiry in the House remains mired […]

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 […]