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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

White House barrier hit by vehicle, Secret Service says

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images A vehicle has struck a barrier outside the White House and a woman has been detained, the Secret Service says. “An individual driving a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier near the White House at 17th & E,” it said. No officials were injured and US Secret Service officers arrested 35-year-old […]

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

Image copyright EPA Image caption Rick Gates said he had “had a change of heart” after his initial not-guilty plea US President Donald Trump’s former deputy campaign manager has admitted charges of conspiracy and lying to investigators in a plea deal. Rick Gates pledged to co-operate in “any and all matters” with the US special […]

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 said that a new American embassy in Jerusalem will open in May. The opening of the mission will coincide with Israel’s 70th anniversary, the statement said. The announcement brings forward the […]

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 […]

Trump: Florida school officer ‘didn’t have the courage’

Media caption“He didn’t have the courage” An armed officer who stood outside a Florida school where a gunman killed 17 people last week “certainly did a poor job”, US President Donald Trump says. Deputy Scot Peterson resigned after an investigation found he failed to confront the suspect. Mr Trump said Mr Peterson might be a […]

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