Confusion reigns over fate of detained migrant children

Confusion reigns over fate of detained migrant children

Media captionMelania Trump: “I want to help reunite children with their families” The fate of hundreds of undocumented children taken from parents remains unclear a day after President Donald Trump moved to roll back his policy. He ordered on Wednesday that the children be held with their parents, who are held on criminal charges of […]

Melania Trump speaks at child detention centre

The first lady of the US, Melania Trump, has visited a child detention centre in Texas, saying she wanted to help reunite migrant children with their families. Melania Trump speaks at child detention centre

US office worker fired by a machine

US office worker fired by a machine

Image copyright Ibrahim Diallo Image caption Ibrahim Diallo found himself jobless for three weeks with no idea why “It wasn’t the first time my key card failed, I assumed it was time to replace it.” So began a sequence of events that saw Ibrahim Diallo fired from his job, not by his manager but by […]

US court backs states over web sales tax

US court backs states over web sales tax

Image copyright Getty Images The top court in the US has ruled that states can force online companies to collect sales tax from their customers. Previously, companies without a physical presence in a state were exempt from sales tax collection requirements. The Supreme Court said the physical presence rule was “unsound and incorrect”. The 5-4 […]

XXXTentacion: Suspect arrested in rapper murder case

XXXTentacion: Suspect arrested in rapper murder case

Image copyright Broward County Sheriff’s Office/Twitter Image caption Dedrick Williams has also been charged with theft and driving without a licence Police have arrested a suspect in connection with the death of US rapper XXXTentacion. The suspect, named as Dedrick Devonshay Williams, aged 22, is facing a charge of first-degree murder. The 20-year-old musician, real […]

Migrant children: US battle moves to Congress

Migrant children: US battle moves to Congress

Media captionDonald Trump: “You’re going to have a lot of very happy people” The US political battle over migrant children separated from parents has shifted to Congress, after Donald Trump signed an order to halt the policy. The House of Representatives will vote on broader immigration bills that would fund President Trump’s proposed border wall […]

Peter Fonda apologises for ‘vulgar’ Barron Trump tweet

Peter Fonda apologises for ‘vulgar’ Barron Trump tweet

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The 78-year-old actor has sparked outrage from both sides for his tweet about Barron Trump Actor Peter Fonda has apologised to President Donald Trump’s family for a “vulgar” tweet about his youngest son and the separation of migrant families. Fonda’s tweet, which has since been deleted, said Barron Trump should […]

Koko the famously social gorilla dies in California

Koko the famously social gorilla dies in California

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Koko with animal psychologist Francine Patterson (left) Koko the gorilla, who is said to have been able to communicate by using more than 1,000 hand signs, has died in California at the age of 46. Instructors taught her a version of American Sign Language and say she used it […]

Migrant children: Trump signs order to ‘keep families together’

Migrant children: Trump signs order to ‘keep families together’

Media captionDonald Trump: “We’re going to have a lot of very happy people” US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order promising to “keep families together”, but migrants will still be detained at the border. He said he had been swayed by pictures of children who have been taken from parents while they are […]

New Jersey school sued over bullied girl’s suicide

New Jersey school sued over bullied girl’s suicide

Image copyright Mallory’s Army/Facebook Image caption Mallory had faced months of cyber-bullying from her classmates The parents of a 12-year-old girl who took her own life are suing the school district in the US state of New Jersey, saying it failed to prevent bullying. Dianne and Seth Grossman say the school ignored repeated complaints that […]