Florida shooting: US airlines join other firms in dropping NRA

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Students have been at the forefront of new calls for gun control in the US Two major US airlines have joined a growing list of companies to cut ties with the National Rifle Association following the Florida school shooting. United and Delta airlines have both announced they are ending discounts […]

Trump tax reform gives Buffett $29bn boost

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Warren Buffett backed Hillary Clinton in the 2016 US election US billionaire Warren Buffet says his conglomerate has received a profit boost of $29bn (£20bn) as a result of President Donald Trump’s tax reforms, he says. Berkshire Hathaway reported a record quarterly and annual profit on Saturday. The Republican law […]

Florida shooting: Firms abandon NRA amid consumer boycott

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Activists are putting pressure on companies with ties to the NRA, a powerful gun lobby Several US companies have cut ties with the National Rifle Association (NRA) amid calls for a boycott of businesses linked to the powerful gun lobby in the wake of the Florida school shooting. The […]

Winter Olympics: USA beat Sweden to men’s curling gold

Media playback is not supported on this device ‘Perfect’ shot gives USA decisive lead in curling final The United States won gold in the men’s curling at Pyeongchang 2018 after defeating Sweden 10-7 in the final. Both teams were tied after seven ends but USA pulled away in the eighth after scoring a five-point stone. […]

Florida shooting: NRA-linked firms hit by consumer boycott

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Activists are putting pressure on companies with ties to the NRA, a powerful gun lobby More than half a dozen US companies have cut ties with the National Rifle Association (NRA) as consumers urge a boycott of businesses linked to the politically powerful gun lobby. The firms included car […]

Trump-Russia: Manafort ‘paid European ex-politicians’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Manafort insists he is innocent Ex-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort secretly paid unnamed former senior European politicians to lobby for Ukraine’s previous pro-Russia government, a new indictment filed by special counsel Robert Mueller says. Mr Manafort paid over €2m ($2.5m; £1.8m) to the ex-politicians, it says. He has maintained […]

White House barrier hit by vehicle, Secret Service says

Media captionScene outside White House after car incident A vehicle has struck a barrier outside the White House and a woman has been held, the Secret Service says. “An individual driving a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier near the White House at 17th & E”, they tweeted. The driver, an unknown female, was immediately […]

Trump-Russia: Ex-campaign aide Rick Gates pleads guilty

Image copyright EPA Image caption Rick Gates arrived at the Washington DC courthouse on Friday afternoon US President Donald Trump’s former deputy campaign manager has pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy and lying to investigators. The plea deal indicates Rick Gates may co-operate with special counsel Robert Mueller’s inquiry into alleged Russian political meddling in […]

US to open new embassy in Jerusalem in May

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Israeli and US flags fly high over Jerusalem in December 2017 The US Department of State has announced plans to open a new embassy in Jerusalem this year. “In May, the United States plans to open a new US Embassy in Jerusalem,” said spokeswoman Heather Nauert. The opening […]

Steve Jobs: Apple founder’s 1973 job application going on sale

Image copyright Getty/RR Auction Image caption Steve Jobs’ aspirations are shown in 1973 job application A 1973 job application filled out by the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is expected to sell for $50,000 (£36,000). The questionnaire, filled out by Jobs three years before starting the company that would make him billions, is riddled with […]

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