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US shutdown: Senators trade blame ahead of new vote

US shutdown: Senators trade blame ahead of new vote

Media captionRepublican Leader Senator Mitch McConnell accused the Democrats of “irresponsible political games” US senators are attempting to agree on a bill to fund the government, which is in its second day of shutdown. However Democratic and Republican senators have so far largely traded blame for the shutdown. Democrats want President Trump to negotiate over […]

US shutdown: Trump and Democrats blame each other

US shutdown: Trump and Democrats blame each other

Media captionMajority Republican Leader Senator Mitch McConnell accuses the Democrats of “irresponsible political games” Recriminations have begun over the failure of the US Senate to pass a new budget and prevent the shutdown of many federal services. A bill to fund the federal government for the coming weeks did not receive the required 60 votes […]

US shutdown begins as Senate fails to pass new budget

US shutdown begins as Senate fails to pass new budget

Media captionGovernment workers on what happens during a shutdown The US government has begun a federal shutdown after the Senate failed to agree on a new budget. It was unclear which way the vote would go as the midnight deadline approached, with Republicans and Democrats split on key issues. Despite last minute bipartisan meetings, the […]

Lac-Megantic trial: Workers cleared over Canada rail disaster

Lac-Megantic trial: Workers cleared over Canada rail disaster

Media captionHow the Lac-Megantic train disaster unfolded A Canadian jury has found three former rail workers not guilty of criminal negligence for their connection to the Lac-Megantic disaster five years ago. On 6 July 2013, a runaway train filled with petroleum crude oil derailed in the small eastern Quebec town. Forty-seven people were killed in […]

Larry Nassar case: Olympic champ Jordyn Wieber reveals abuse

Larry Nassar case: Olympic champ Jordyn Wieber reveals abuse

Media captionGold medalists Raisman and Wieber face their abuser A gold-medal winning Olympian has confronted disgraced USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar at his sentencing to reveal he abused her, too. Jordyn Wieber is the fourth member of the Fierce Five, the winning 2012 Summer Olympics squad, to accuse him. She joins teammates Aly Raisman, Gabby […]

Shackled siblings: What we know about their lives

The parents accused of holding their 13 children in shackles at a California home have pleaded not guilty. David Turpin, 56, and Louise Turpin, 49, are facing charges of torture, abuse and false imprisonment. Punished and beaten frequently, the couple’s children hatched an escape plan. This is what police have learned so far about their […]

US government shutdown: House backs funding bill and sends it to Senate

US government shutdown: House backs funding bill and sends it to Senate

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption It is unclear if there are enough votes in the Senate to back this stopgap funding measure The House of Representatives has passed a bill to fund government operations until 16 February – the first move in efforts to avert a government shutdown. The bill must now be voted […]

Fishermen escape crash by split-second

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Apple and Google buses under fire in Silicon Valley

Apple and Google buses under fire in Silicon Valley

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Employees are gradually moving into Apple’s new “spaceship” headquarters Buses used to transport Apple employees to their offices have been attacked, with windows smashed, possibly by people using pellet guns. There have been several such attacks on the morning and evening commutes to and from Apple headquarters in the […]

Turpin case: California couple deny torturing ‘shackled siblings’

Turpin case: California couple deny torturing ‘shackled siblings’

Image copyright CBS Image caption David Turpin (R) and Louise Turpin (L) have pleaded not guilty The parents accused of holding their 13 children in shackles at a California home have pleaded not guilty. David Turpin, 56, and Louise Turpin, 49, are facing charges of torture, abuse and false imprisonment. They were arrested after their […]