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United States: news

Ex-NFL star accused of double murder

Thursday, May 15th 2014, 16:59

Former professional American football player Aaron Hernandez has been charged with a 2012 double murder, while still facing a previous murder charge.
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New York dedicates 9/11 museum

Thursday, May 15th 2014, 15:19

President Barack Obama joins September 11 survivors and rescuers at the dedication of a memorial museum on the site of the attacks.
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US state acts to end mobile theft

Thursday, May 15th 2014, 11:09
related places: Minnesota

Minnesota becomes the first US state to introduce so-called kill switch legislation.
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Bill Clinton: Hillary in good health

Thursday, May 15th 2014, 2:32
related places: Republican

Ex-US President Bill Clinton praises the strength and health of his wife Hillary Clinton, dismissing a top Republican's questions about her well-being.
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Kerry and Abbas in Mid-East talks

Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 22:29
related countries: Israel Israel

The US Secretary of State holds "informal" talks with the Palestinian president for the first time since peace talks with Israel collapsed last month.
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Johansson court case opens in France

Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 21:15
related countries: France France

A court case opens in France against author Gregoire Delacourt over claims that one of his characters defames US actress Scarlett Johansson.
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US abortion law to appeals court

Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 19:01

North Dakota appeals a US judge's ruling striking down the state's "foetal heartbeat" abortion ban, the strictest in the country.
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Cavern Club fights for name rights

Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 16:24
related places: Liverpool

The Cavern Club in Liverpool takes the Hard Rock Cafe to court in a battle over who has the right to use the Cavern name in the US.
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US baby survives 11-storey fall

Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 15:41
related places: Minnesota

A baby in the US state of Minnesota has survived an 11-storey fall from an apartment balcony, local media report.
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US 'considers Manning transfer'

Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 14:22
related places: Manning

The Pentagon is considering transferring Private Chelsea Manning to a civilian prison in order to treat her gender dysphoria, US media report.
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Net neutrality - should you care?

Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 12:53

Should you care about the US's net neutrality vote?
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Public funds US net neutrality ads

Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 12:48

Crowdfunded net neutrality adverts appear at bus shelters in Washington DC ahead of a critical vote by the US's communications regulator.
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Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 12:17

US singer Gregg Allman drops his legal action against the makers of a film based on his 2012 memoir.
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Warhol works make $100m at auction

Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 8:53
related places: New York

Two works from Andy Warhol's Death and Disaster series are sold for a combined $100m (£59m) at auction in New York.
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Report decries tobacco child labour

Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 4:08

Why US children as young as 12 pick tobacco
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Elizabeth Arden shares slump on loss

Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 0:59

Shares of US cosmetics-maker Elizabeth Arden plunge after it posts a surprise loss and hires an investment bank to explore its options.
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VIDEO: US children aged 12 pick tobacco

Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 0:47

A human rights group has released a report highlighting how US labour rules allow children as young as 12 to pick tobacco. The BBC went to North Carolina to hear from child workers and a tobacco farmer.
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Court stays Texas inmate's execution

Tuesday, May 13th 2014, 22:14
related places: Texas, Oklahoma

A US court stays the execution for a man who was to be the first inmate put to death in the US since a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma in April.
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US soldier awarded Medal of Honor

Tuesday, May 13th 2014, 21:25
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Iraq Iraq
related places: Honor

Former US Army Sgt Kyle White has been awarded the Medal of Honor, only the seventh US veteran of Iraq or Afghanistan to be so decorated.
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US beats France for wine drinking

Tuesday, May 13th 2014, 18:23
related countries: France France
related places: Vine

The US overtakes France to become the world's biggest market for wine, according to figures from the International Organisation of Vine and Wine.
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Two new 'potential' US Mers cases

Tuesday, May 13th 2014, 17:33

Two Florida healthcare workers who came in contact with a confirmed Mers case are being tested for the virus after beginning to show flu-like symptoms.
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Valeant to improve Botox firm bid

Tuesday, May 13th 2014, 17:25
related countries: Canada Canada

Canada's Valeant Pharmaceuticals says it plans to improve its unsolicited $47bn offer to buy US drugmaker Allergan, maker of the Botox anti-wrinkle treatment.
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Columbus's Santa Maria wreck 'found'

Tuesday, May 13th 2014, 15:09
related places: Santa Maria

A US underwater investigator has said he believes he has found the wreck of the Santa Maria, the flagship of Christopher Columbus's expedition.
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US retail growth slows in April

Tuesday, May 13th 2014, 14:32

US retail sales grew by just 0.1% in April, figures from the Commerce Department show, as consumers cut back on purchases of electronics and furniture.
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US planes search for Nigerian girls

Tuesday, May 13th 2014, 10:48
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

The US reveals it is flying manned surveillance missions over Nigeria to try to find more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by the militant Islamist group Boko Haram.
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US warns Beijing on South China Sea

Tuesday, May 13th 2014, 9:27
related countries: China China, Vietnam Vietnam
related places: Beijing

US Secretary of State John Kerry warns China that the introduction of a drilling rig into seas disputed with Vietnam is "provocative".
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Obama hails marathon India election

Tuesday, May 13th 2014, 4:55
related countries: India India

US President Barack Obama congratulates India on its marathon general election and pledges to work closely with the next government.
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Same-sex couples wed in Arkansas

Tuesday, May 13th 2014, 1:25
related places: Arkansas

The first same-sex couples marry in the US state of Arkansas, after a judge last week threw out a voter-approved ban on gay marriage.
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VIDEO: Confronting racism face-to-face

Monday, May 12th 2014, 23:10
related countries: Germany Germany, Ghana Ghana

Mo Asumang is the daughter of a black Ghanaian father and a white German mother. In her new film The Aryans she confronts racists in Germany and the US.
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VIDEO: Device claims to make dogs 'smarter'

Monday, May 12th 2014, 23:02

A team of US graduate students have developed a dog feeder which they believe can make pets smarter.
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RBS US arm Citizens in share sale

Monday, May 12th 2014, 22:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Royal Bank of Scotland announces plans for a public share sale of part of its US subsidiary, Citizens, later this year.
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'Idol' Aiken's US House rival dies

Monday, May 12th 2014, 22:43

A businessman vying against one-time American Idol star Clay Aiken for the Democratic nomination for a US House seat dies suddenly in a fall.
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Monday, May 12th 2014, 21:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US firm Pfizer says commitments to preserve UK science jobs - if it wins a $106bn (£63bn) takeover of AstraZeneca - are legally binding.
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VIDEO: Twin babies born holding hands

Monday, May 12th 2014, 20:44

US twin sisters, who were born holding hands, are breathing on their own after being removed from a ventilator, their mother has said.
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US confirms second Mers virus case

Monday, May 12th 2014, 19:55

US health officials confirmed a second case in the country of Mers, a virus that has killed at least 145 people, mostly in Saudi Arabia.
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US Navy releases 'stealth' e-reader

Monday, May 12th 2014, 17:35
related places: Navy

The US Navy has released a special e-reader, dubbed the Navy eReader Device, with stripped-down features to avoid enemy detection.
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VIDEO: Washington Monument open again

Monday, May 12th 2014, 16:46

The Washington Monument in the US capital reopens to the public after nearly three years of repair work to damage caused by an earthquake in August 2011.
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US twin babies born holding hands

Monday, May 12th 2014, 15:38

A pair of US twin sisters who have a rare condition which meant they shared an amniotic sac have been born holding hands.
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US television shows get the chop

Monday, May 12th 2014, 13:49
related places: Parks

Parks and Recreation is amongst a number of shows to be earmarked for the axe as the US networks outline plans for the new season and beyond.
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Hillshire buys Pinnacle for $6.6bn

Monday, May 12th 2014, 13:32
related places: Pinnacle

US food company Hillshire pays $6.6bn for rival firm Pinnacle Foods, whose brands include Aunt Jemima and Duncan Hines.
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Robot arm gets official US approval

Monday, May 12th 2014, 10:32

A robot arm capable of picking up delicate objects has been approved for use by US medical authorities.
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Neighbors unseats Spider-Man in US

Monday, May 12th 2014, 8:00
related places: Spider

Neighbors, starring Seth Rogan and Zac Efron, unseats The Amazing Spider-Man 2 at the top of the US box office.
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Sam is NFL's first openly gay player

Sunday, May 11th 2014, 4:42

Former US college athlete Michael Sam becomes the first openly gay player in history to be drafted into the National Football League.
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Deadly hot air balloon fire in US

Saturday, May 10th 2014, 19:55

At least two people have died after a hot air balloon hit a power line and caught fire in front of a horrified US crowd.
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First Lady condemns Nigeria kidnaps

Saturday, May 10th 2014, 18:18
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

An "outraged" US First Lady Michelle Obama says the mass kidnap of Nigerian schoolgirls is part of a pattern of threats to girls' education globally.
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'Hard-nosed' approach to Pfizer deal

Saturday, May 10th 2014, 14:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Chancellor George Osborne says he will take a "hard-nosed approach" to determine whether Pfizer's proposed £60bn takeover of UK firm AstraZeneca will deliver for UK jobs and science.
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Bin Laden case lawyer steps down

Saturday, May 10th 2014, 13:39
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The lawyer for a Pakistani doctor accused of helping the US find Osama Bin Laden has told the BBC that he has quit the case after death threats.
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VIDEO: Obamas 'heartbroken' over Nigeria girls

Saturday, May 10th 2014, 10:00
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

US First Lady Michelle Obama has said her family is "outraged and heartbroken" following the mass abduction of Nigerian schoolgirls.
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Drone 'almost collided with plane'

Saturday, May 10th 2014, 2:22
related places: America, March

A drone almost collided with a US commercial flight in March, an official with America's flight regulatory agency has revealed.
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'Provocative' Putin visit denounced

Friday, May 9th 2014, 21:01
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Crimea

The US and EU condemn the first visit by Russia's Vladimir Putin to annexed Crimea, as violence continues between troops and rebels in Ukraine.
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Democrats divided on Benghazi panel

Friday, May 9th 2014, 20:00
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Republican

US House of Representatives Democrats are considering whether to participate in a Republican-led investigation into the deadly attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012.
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VIDEO: Handling a heckler Obama style

Friday, May 9th 2014, 17:24
related places: California

US President Obama has been heckled during a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in California.
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US politicians question Pfizer bid

Friday, May 9th 2014, 14:52

US governors raise concerns about job losses in the US and senators threaten to close a tax loophole that Pfizer hopes to use.
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Noah beats Jacob as top US boys name

Friday, May 9th 2014, 14:36
related places: Noah, Jacob

Jacob has lost its spot as the most popular name for newborn American boys after 14 years, knocked from its place by Noah, the government says
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US, UK teams help Nigeria seek girls

Friday, May 9th 2014, 11:51
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Experts from the US and UK arrive in Nigeria to help find some 200 girls abducted by Boko Haram Islamist militants.
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Pressure mounts over US net rules

Friday, May 9th 2014, 10:19

A group of more than 50 venture capitalists add their voice to growing opposition for US plans to change net-neutrality laws
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VIDEO: US team 'on ground' in Nigeria hunt

Friday, May 9th 2014, 4:40
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Secretary of State John Kerry says a US team is set to start work in Nigeria to help find some 200 girls abducted by Boko Haram militants.
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Clippers owner 'says he's no racist'

Friday, May 9th 2014, 0:13

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling says he is not a racist in another, unverified tape recording, in which he also says he won't sell the basketball team.
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US House backs new Benghazi inquiry

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 22:57
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: White House

The US House of Representatives votes to create a panel to investigate the White House response to the 2012 attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
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Family 'shot' in burned Florida home

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 22:12
related places: Florida

Police have said four people found dead in a burned Florida home were shot and a gun registered to the father of the family that rented the home was found.
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Snapchat settles with US regulators

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 21:35

Ephemeral messaging service Snapchat settles with US regulators over charges it deceived users when it promised their messages would disappear.
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VIDEO: Muscovites struggle to find Crimea

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 19:09
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Crimea

Following a US survey that showed many Americans were unable to find Ukraine on a map, the BBC's Russian Service carries out a similar test with Muscovites on their geographical knowledge of Crimea.
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Metallica to headline Glastonbury

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 18:34
related places: Glastonbury

US metal band Metallica are announced as the Saturday night headliners on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury.
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US senator in tax reform effort

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 18:03
related places: Congress

US Senator Carl Levin says he plans to introduce legislation into Congress that would close a loophole allowing US companies to move overseas and avoid US taxes.
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FBI agent granted bail in Pakistan

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 13:46
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Karachi

A court in Pakistan grants bail to an agent with the US FBI who was arrested for carrying ammunition while trying to board a flight in Karachi.
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US concern over China-Vietnam clash

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 9:59
related countries: China China, Vietnam Vietnam

The US voices concern over "dangerous conduct and intimidation" in the South China Sea, after ships from Vietnam and China collide in disputed waters.
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Berry and Sellars are Polar laureates

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 7:50
related places: Sellars, Polar

US rock and roll legend Chuck Berry and American composer Peter Sellars are named as 2014 Polar Music Prize laureates.
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Was US slow to act on Nigeria abductions?

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 2:47
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Did

Did the US take too long to respond?
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VIDEO: Lewinsky breaks her 10-year silence

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 22:08
related places: White House

Monica Lewinsky - the one-time White House intern - has broken her 10-year media silence about her affair with the former US President Bill Clinton.
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NBC will air Olympics in US to 2032

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 19:41

US broadcaster NBC extends its contract to exclusively air the Olympic games in the US through 2032.
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Four dead in US tennis star's home

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 19:26
related places: Florida

Four bodies are located in the burned home of former tennis star James Blake in the US state of Florida.
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FBI agent arrested in Pakistan

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 17:51
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

An American FBI agent is arrested under anti-terrorism laws in Pakistan for carrying ammunition while trying to board a flight.
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Yellen says US economy on the mend

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 16:19
related places: Congress

In testimony in front of Congress, Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen says the US economy is recovering after a brutal winter but adds the Fed remains prepared to act if it falters.
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VIDEO: Alibaba eyes US share sale

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 15:43
related countries: China China

Chinese internet giant Alibaba has filed documents for a public share sale in the US, which is widely expected to be one of the biggest in history.
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Cameron and Miliband clash on Pfizer

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 13:05

David Cameron and Ed Miliband clash at Prime Minister's Questions over the proposed takeover of AstraZeneca by its US rival Pfizer.
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Minecraft Denmark replica 'attacked'

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 12:13
related countries: Denmark Denmark
related places: A

A replica of Denmark, built for educational purposes, has been invaded by "cyber vandals" who blew up buildings and erected American flags
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VIDEO: Video shows plane stowaway in wheel

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 11:50

Officials in the US have released surveillance footage of the moment when a stowaway teenager emerged from the wheel mechanism of a plane.
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US joins hunt for Nigerian girls

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 10:00
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A team of US experts is sent to Nigeria to help find more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.
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ITV buys US TV producer Leftfield

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 9:54

ITV buys an 80% stake in US reality TV producer Leftfield Entertainment, the firm behind shows such as the Real Housewives of New Jersey.
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Alibaba files for public share sale

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 6:49
related countries: China China

Chinese internet giant Alibaba files documents for a public share sale in the US, which is widely expected to be one of the biggest in history.
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VIDEO: Canada geese slow US traffic to crawl

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 6:36
related countries: Canada Canada

A family of Canada geese has caused traffic disruption by wandering onto a busy road.
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Miley Cyrus denies 'drug overdose'

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 6:36

The US singer confirms her recent stay in hospital was due to "antibiotics for a sinus infection".
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Hillary Clinton attacks gun culture

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 3:53

The former secretary of state attacks the belief in the US that "anybody can have a gun, anywhere, anytime".
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White House security breached by car

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 1:07
related places: White House

The White House was briefly in lockdown after an unauthorised vehicle entered a restricted area near the US president's residence.
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VIDEO: 'Marijuana refugees' give cannabis to kids

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 0:32
related places: Colorado

Parents in the US with severely epileptic children are turning to cannabis for treatment. The BBC went to Colorado, the US state which has legalised the drug, to meet the self-described 'marijuana refugees'.
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VIDEO: US climate impacts 'far reaching'

Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 23:50

Climate change is having significant financial, ecological and human health impacts across the US, according to a new report.
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Monica Lewinsky breaks media silence

Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 22:40
related places: White House

The one-time White House intern who had an affair with then-US President Bill Clinton writes in a US magazine that their relationship was consensual.
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Toronto mayor 'turned back' from US

Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 19:55
related countries: Canada Canada

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford turned back from the US shortly after he said he was entering rehab for substance abuse last week, Canadian media say.
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Fiat Chrysler to double Jeep sales

Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 15:18

Fiat Chrysler plans to double sales of Jeeps by 2018 by expanding sales outside the US and launching new models.
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N Carolina Republicans hold primary

Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 14:50

Republicans in the US state of North Carolina head to the polls to choose a candidate to face Democratic Senator Kay Hagan in November.
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Coca-Cola to remove drinks ingredient

Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 14:09

Coca-Cola is to remove an ingredient which has been linked to negative health effects from some of its US drinks brands by the end of this year.
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VIDEO: US 'outrage' at Nigeria abductions

Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 13:29
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

The United States and Britain have condemned the abduction of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls by the Islamist group, Boko Haram, three weeks ago.
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Strong exports boost US trade data

Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 13:13
related places: March

The US trade deficit falls 3.6% to $40.4bn in March helped by strong exports.
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US climate impacts 'far reaching'

Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 12:53

Climate change is having significant financial, ecological and human health impacts across the US, according to a new report.
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US 'outrage' at Nigeria abductions

Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 11:34
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: White House

The White House says it considers the abduction of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls by Islamist militants "an outrage".
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Apple to pay ex-Burberry boss $68m

Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 11:23
related places: Apple

US technology giant Apple is welcoming its new retail chief, Angela Ahrendts, with a pay package which includes $68m in shares.
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Bayer to pay $14.2bn for Merck unit

Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 10:59
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany's Bayer agrees to pay $14.2bn (£8.4bn) to buy US rival Merck's consumer care business, which owns the Coppertone and Dr Scholl's brands.
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Treasure found on 'US ship of gold'

Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 10:58
related countries: Atlantic Ocean Atlantic Ocean

A US deep-ocean exploration firm recovers gold worth $1.3m on a reconnaissance dive to a historic Atlantic Ocean shipwreck, company officials say.
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Spy plane causes air traffic chaos

Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 10:48

A computer system misinterpreting the flight path of a spy plane was responsible for major air-traffic control issues in the US last week.
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Iran 'blows up replica US warships'

Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 9:06
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran has been building replica US warships to practice blowing them up, an Iranian admiral says.
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