US shares claw back ground and finish up on day

Media captionWhy are share prices falling? US stock markets swung rapidly on Tuesday, amid frantic Wall Street trading triggered by earlier losses. Shares opened about 2% down, and shuttled between positive and negative territory throughout the day. However, at the close the the Dow Jones and Nasdaq were more than 2% ahead, while the S&P […]

Colorado sheriff’s deputy becomes third to die in 2018

Image copyright El Paso County Sheriff Image caption Micah Flick, 34 An El Paso County Sheriff’s deputy has been shot dead, becoming the state’s third officer to be killed in the line of duty this year. Micah Flick, 34, was investigating a report of a stolen car when he was fatally shot. Three other officers […]

US stock plunge sparks global sell-off

Image copyright Getty Images US stocks suffered their worst falls in more than six years on Monday in a sell-off sparked by concerns of higher interest rates. The Dow Jones Industrial Average index tumbled 1,175 points, or 4.6% to close down at 24,345.75. The White House moved to reassure investors saying it was focused on […]

Dow Jones stock index hit by record falls

Image copyright Getty Images The White House moved to reassure markets on Monday after the Dow Jones Industrial Average index dropped by 1,175 points. The leading US stock market index closed down 4.6% at 24,345.75, one of the largest falls in recent years. The White House said it was focused on “long-term economic fundamentals, which […]

John Mahoney: British-born Frasier actor dies aged 77

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mahoney (pictured second from right) with his co-stars in Frasier The British-born actor John Mahoney, who played Martin Crane in the US sitcom Frasier, has died aged 77. He died on Sunday while in hospice care in Chicago. Mahoney enjoyed a distinguished career in theatre, winning a Tony award, […]

Trump calls Democrats ‘treasonous’ and ‘un-American’

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Democratic memo released by House Intelligence Committee

Image copyright EPA Image caption Adam Schiff, who wrote the second memo, said Republicans had no choice but to release it A congressional panel has voted unanimously to release a Democratic rebuttal to a Republican memo alleging bias against President Donald Trump. The Republican president has five days to decide whether to declassify the 10-page […]

Dow Jones hit by worst fall since 2008

Image copyright Getty Images The Dow Jones Industrial Average has plunged by nearly 1,000 points in the biggest one day falls since the financial crisis. The leading US stock market index is down 4% at 24,484.15. It is the worst drop in points since September 2008 when a plan to rescue the US banking industry […]

Democrats push Trump to release rebuttal memo

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Chuck Schumer said it was an issue of “fairness” that Trump release the Democrat’s memo A congressional panel plans on Monday to consider a Democratic rebuttal to a Republican memo alleging bias against President Donald Trump. The House Intelligence Committee published the Republican memo on Friday alleging the FBI abused […]

A Massachusetts dog’s quest for a pancake ends in flames

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