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Sheriff: 3-year-old girl abused by babysitter dies

Sheriff: 3-year-old girl abused by babysitter dies

Bridge collapse: Seconds separated those who lived and died Bridge collapse: Seconds separated those who lived and died Posted: Sunday, March 18 2018 11:35 PM EDT2018-03-19 03:35:02 GMT Updated: Monday, March 19 2018 7:18 AM EDT2018-03-19 11:18:48 GMT (AP Photo/Jennifer Kay). Six crosses are placed at a makeshift memorial on the Florida International University […]

Sens. Graham, Paul at odds on Pompeo, Haspel nominations

Sens. Graham, Paul at odds on Pompeo, Haspel nominations

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) speaks to supporters in Hebron, Ky., on Aug. 11, 2017. (Bryan Woolston/AP) A leading GOP hawk on Sunday praised Mike Pompeo’s nomination to lead the State Department, while Congress’s most libertarian-minded senator slammed it. Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) called Pompeo a “highly qualified person” to be secretary of state and suggested […]

Trump sacks Tillerson as secretary of state

Trump sacks Tillerson as secretary of state

Media captionTrump says goodbye to Tillerson: ‘I like Rex a lot, but we disagreed’ US President Donald Trump has sacked Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, replacing him with the director of the CIA, Mike Pompeo. Thanking Mr Tillerson for his service on Twitter, Mr Trump said the new state secretary would do “a fantastic job”. […]

Trump on Tillerson – I like Rex a lot, but we disagreed

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Pompeo: Trump’s loyalist new diplomat

Pompeo: Trump’s loyalist new diplomat

Media captionClaims about Trump ‘dangerous and false’, says ex-CIA director Mike Pompeo was a hardline Republican congressman before President Donald Trump appointed him to direct the CIA and later to lead the US Department of State. The former Tea Party representative from Kansas was tipped by Mr Trump to be the top US diplomat after […]

Argentine navy rescues US scientists from Antarctica

Argentine navy rescues US scientists from Antarctica

Image copyright Twitter/@CancilleriaARG Image caption ARA Almirante Iríza had to break through thick ice to get near the research camp The Argentine navy has rescued four US scientists and a contractor from an Antarctic camp after the US icebreaker due to pick them up could not reach them because of thick sea-ice. The five were […]

Heather Locklear: Actress charged with four counts of battery

Heather Locklear: Actress charged with four counts of battery

Image copyright Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Image caption Heather Locklear has been released on bail US actress Heather Locklear has been charged with several counts of battery against a sheriff’s officer. She was arrested last month on domestic violence charges. Those charges have been dropped, but four misdemeanour counts of battery were upheld. Her brother […]

US election: Clinton calls half of Trump supporters ‘deplorables’

US election: Clinton calls half of Trump supporters ‘deplorables’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Hillary Clinton was speaking at an LGBT fundraiser in New York US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has called half of Donald Trump’s supporters a “basket of deplorables”. Speaking at a fundraiser, she said they were “racist, sexist, xenophobic, Islamophobic – you name it”. She then went on to […]

US government halts oil pipeline opposed by Native Americans

Media captionNative Americans have long protested against the plans The US government has stepped into a dispute over an oil pipeline in North Dakota, blocking its construction on federal tribal lands. It also asked the company behind it to “pause” action on a wider stretch held sacred by a Native American tribe. The government order […]

Birth of a Nation gets standing ovation in Toronto

Birth of a Nation gets standing ovation in Toronto

Image copyright Fox Image caption Nate Parker plays Nat Turner, the leader of a 19th Century slave revolt Actor and director Nate Parker received an enthusiastic welcome as his film The Birth of a Nation screened at the Toronto International Film Festival. After a public showing on Friday of the film – based on a […]