Students stage mass walkout over Florida

Students stage mass walkout over Florida

Media captionThousands of students protest for gun reform Students and school staff across the US are commemorating the Florida school shooting with a walkout, exactly one month after the killings. They are stopping lessons for 17 minutes in memory of the 17 people killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Pupils at the school, which […]

Florida shooting: Students vow ‘never again’ in US walkout

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Toys R Us set to close all US stores

Toys R Us set to close all US stores

Image copyright Getty Images Toys R Us is set to close or sell all of its 885 stores in the US in the coming months, the BBC understands. That move would put about 33,000 jobs at risk. The giant toy-store chain was already in the process of closing one fifth of its shops as part […]

Financial crisis rules for banks eased by US Senate

Financial crisis rules for banks eased by US Senate

Image copyright Getty Images The US Senate has passed a bill to roll back banking regulations put in place in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. The bill exempts banks with less than $250bn in assets from strict oversight under the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010. The draft legislation was approved in a 67-31 vote […]

Lawsuit over Broadway play To Kill a Mockingbird

Lawsuit over Broadway play To Kill a Mockingbird

The estate of To Kill a Mockingbird author Harper Lee is suing the producers of a much-anticipated Broadway adaptation of the US novel. The estate argues that the play’s script differs too much from the book about race relations in the Deep South. Play producer Scott Rudin denies this, saying his team – not the […]

Trump travel ban: Airlines allow banned nationals after Seattle ruling

Media captionPresident Donald Trump must honour the temporary nationwide block on his travel ban – Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson Air France and Qatar Airways say they are allowing nationals targeted by a US travel ban to board flights to America, after a federal judge suspended the controversial move. On Friday Seattle judge James […]

US sanctions Iran after missile test

US sanctions Iran after missile test

Image copyright AP Image caption File photo from December 2016, provided by an Iranian news agency, of a missile being fired Donald Trump’s administration has imposed sanctions on Iran following its recent ballistic missile test. The sanctions target 13 people and 12 companies, including groups in China, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates. President Trump […]

Rob Stewart: Missing Canadian filmmaker’s body found in Florida

Rob Stewart: Missing Canadian filmmaker’s body found in Florida

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Canadian film-maker Rob Stewart went missing after diving off the coast of Florida The body of a Canadian film-maker who disappeared off the coast of Florida has reportedly been found. Shortly after announcing that it would be suspending its search, the US Coast Guard tweeted that a body had been […]

Man throws incendiary device into Los Angeles-area restaurant

Man throws incendiary device into Los Angeles-area restaurant

Image copyright Flickr Image caption The Cheesecake Factory is a chain of nearly 200 restaurants Authorities are searching for a suspect who hurled a homemade incendiary device into a crowded restaurant in Pasadena, California. An explosion was reported at the Cheesecake Factory at about 18:00 local time on Thursday, according to police. Diners were safely […]

Trump orders review that could relax Dodd-Frank bank rules

Trump orders review that could relax Dodd-Frank bank rules

Image copyright Getty Images US President Donald Trump has taken his first step to try to scale back US financial services regulations. He signed an executive order to review the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial regulations, which some people on Wall Street say are overly-restrictive. The law was brought in after the 2008-09 financial crisis with the […]

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