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Empire star Jussie Smollett 'staged hoax attack over salary'
Jussie Smollett hired two men to attack him because he was dissatisfied with his salary, police say.
Hoda Muthana: Trump says IS woman barred from US return
Hoda Muthana, who was born in the US, regrets her actions and wants to return, her lawyer says.
US Coast Guard officer hoped to 'kill every person on the earth'
A US Coast Guard officer plotted to kill Democrats to create a "white homeland", prosecutors say.
Russia charges US investor with fraud in high-profile case
Investor Michael Calvey is accused of embezzling $38m from a Russian bank - a charge he denies.
Camp Fire: Dog missing from Paradise wildfire found after 101 days
Kingston jumped out of his family's truck as they were fleeing a deadly wildfire in town of Paradise.
Gwyneth Paltrow counter-sues over 2016 skiing accident
The actress says she was not at fault over the accident and is seeking a symbolic $1 in damages.
Trump seeks to recoup 'wasted' California high-speed rail funds
The administration plans on ending funds for what Mr Trump calls a "failed" California rail project.
Basketballer injured as shoe falls apart
Zion Williamson, the 18-year-old tipped to be the next big thing in basketball, is injured after only 33 seconds on Wednesday as his Nike shoe falls apart.
House launches probe of US nuclear plan in Saudi Arabia
A government report says the US is rushing to transfer sensitive nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia.
Twitch: How Ninja was unseated as most-subscribed streamer
How Ninja has gone from a high of 200,000 Twitch subscribers to around 30,000 in only 10 months.
Bernie Sanders announces second US presidential bid
The 77-year-old senator and self-declared socialist announces a second bid for the White House.
Airport worker killed by exploding tyre in southern California
Officials say the four foot wide (1.2m) tyre exploded while maintenance workers were examining it.
Teeny T. rex relative discovered in US
A newly discovered relative of T. rex stood just a metre or more tall at the hip, a study suggests.
Barack Obama: 'You don't need eight women around you twerking'
Former US President Barack Obama gives his advice to young men at an event for his foundation.
US election 2020: Which Democrat will take on Trump in 2020?
Bernie Sanders has joined the race to stop Donald Trump from being re-elected. But who else has a shot at becoming the next president?
Drag queen story hour in America's Bible Belt
Events where drag queens read to children are established in liberal cities, but they are moving to rural conservative America.
The toxic legacy of the Vietnam War
How millions suffered from exposure to toxic chemicals sprayed by US forces during the Vietnam war
The doctors facing sexual harassment
A doctor spoke out about patients sexually harassing her, prompting huge reaction on social media
Oscars 2019: 17 quirky facts about this year's Academy Awards
Store these for your next pub quiz.
Are the super-rich ruining Burning Man?
Burning Man has uninvited one "turnkey" camp to stem the flow of super rich "influencers" at the event.
Viewpoint: Why Trump may win his legal fight over border wall
History does not bode well for Trump's opponents, says Jonathan Turley, professor of law.
Chaka Khan: Why she gets annoyed by her tuneful greeting
The legendary singer on the "mixed blessing" of that track and how the planet feels different without Aretha Franklin.
Europeans reveal who they wish was in the White House
Reaction at an international security conference reveals how leaders might not be on the same page.
The community that rejected Amazon
Amazon's plans for a campus in Long Island City bitterly divided a community grappling with rapid change.
The story of historically black colleges in the US
Senator Kamala Harris has shone a spotlight on historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).
Real-life trolling: When a 'roast' becomes harassment
People are trying to recreate comedy roasts online and getting it horribly wrong. What are the rules?
Ilhan Omar: Who is Minnesota's Somalia-born congresswoman?
The first Somali-American in Congress has shaken up Washington DC since her election in 2018.
Jody Wilson-Raybould: Three ways this could be a problem for Trudeau
Allegations of political interference have turned into a major headache for the Canadian PM.
Johnson & Johnson in US probe over baby powder claims
Federal inquiries come as the firm faces numerous lawsuits over health risks from its talc products.
Amazon cancels New York City campus plan
The internet giant hit local opposition over the roughly $3bn in subsidies it had been promised.
JP Morgan creates first US bank-backed crypto-currency
The US investment bank has created the JPM Coin to handle wholesale payments for some clients.
'Jussie Smollett dragged city's reputation through mud' - Chicago Police
Actor Jussie Smollett is charged with filing a false police report after he said he suffered a homophobic attack.
US hiker rescued from quicksand after 12 hours
Hiker Ryan Osmun was rescued after his leg got stuck in quicksand for more than 12 hours in Utah.
Bernie Sanders on 2020 presidential run: 'We're going to win'
The Vermont senator announces he will run again for US president in 2020.
Sixteen rescued from broken gondola ride
Firefighters have rescued 16 people trapped in gondolas at SeaWorld in San Diego.
Dolly Parton: Women 'making great progress'
The singer say she is encouraged by improvements in gender equality but there's "still work to be done".
Snow racers in New Hampshire on two years of Trump
Voters at New Hampshire's Winter Blast car race assess two years of President Trump.
Hiker speaks after taking on mountain lion... and winning
Travis Kauffman was hiking in Colorado when he came toe-to-toe with a young mountain lion
How 'Parkland tourism' led to this floral memorial
A teacher and a pupil at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School gave people a focal point for their grief and curiosity.
McConnell: 'Trump will declare a national emergency'
Top Democrats react after Senator Mitch McConnell says Mr Trump will declare an emergency on border.
California mudslides: Buildings collapse after severe weather
Buildings have collapsed and roads have been left impassable after mudslides and flooding.