Mid-term elections: Democrats win House in setback for Trump

Mid-term elections: Democrats win House in setback for Trump

Media captionThe story of election night in two minutes The Democrats have taken control of the US House of Representatives in the mid-term elections, dealing a blow to President Donald Trump. A Democratic majority in the lower chamber for the first time in eight years will restrict his ability to steer his programme through Congress. […]

Colorado man pleads guilty to wife and daughter’s murders

Colorado man pleads guilty to wife and daughter’s murders

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Chris Watts, seen here shortly after his arrest in August, pled guilty to all nine charges against him A Colorado man, Chris Watts, has pleaded guilty to killing his pregnant wife and daughters. The district attorney agreed to drop the death penalty in exchange for Mr Watts accepting all […]

Mid-term elections 2018: US Democrats ‘win House’ in blow to Trump

Mid-term elections 2018: US Democrats ‘win House’ in blow to Trump

Media captionWatch live: BBC News US mid-term elections special The US Democrats have taken control of the House of Representatives in the mid-term elections, dealing a serious blow to President Donald Trump. Taking control of the lower chamber of Congress for the first time in eight years will enable Democrats to thwart the president’s agenda. […]

US mid-term elections 2018: Signs of big turnout

US mid-term elections 2018: Signs of big turnout

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Polling stations opened at 06:00 (11:00 GMT) on the US East Coast Polling stations are beginning to close in the US mid-term elections, which will determine who runs Congress and shape President Donald Trump’s agenda. Democrats have been battling to win control of the two legislative chambers, where Mr […]

New York Port Authority attack: Bomber found guilty

New York Port Authority attack: Bomber found guilty

Image copyright AFP/NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission Image caption Ullah arrived in the US in 2011 A Bangladeshi immigrant who let off a makeshift pipe bomb close to a busy bus terminal in New York City has been convicted of terrorism charges. Akayed Ullah, 28, set off the bomb during morning rush hour last December, […]

Girl Scouts sue Boy Scouts over planned name change

Girl Scouts sue Boy Scouts over planned name change

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Boy Scouts leader said they changed their name to make the group more inclusive The Girl Scouts of the United States of America have filed a lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America for dropping the word “boy” from their name. Set to be called Scouts BSA from […]

US mid-term elections 2018: Americans vote in ‘poll of a lifetime’

US mid-term elections 2018: Americans vote in ‘poll of a lifetime’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Polling stations opened at 06:00 (11:00 GMT) on the US East Coast Americans are voting in nationwide elections that are being seen as a referendum on Donald Trump’s presidency. Polling stations opened at 06:00 (11:00 GMT) on the East Coast, as Republicans and Democrats battle for control of the […]

US mid-term elections 2018: Polls open on East Coast

US mid-term elections 2018: Polls open on East Coast

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Polling stations opened at 06:00 (11:00 GMT) on the US East Coast Americans have begun voting in nationwide elections that are being seen as a referendum on Donald Trump’s presidency. Polling stations opened on the East Coast amid a battle by both Republicans and Democrats to take control of […]

Mid-term elections 2018: Race rows mire campaign home stretch

Mid-term elections 2018: Race rows mire campaign home stretch

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Media mogul Oprah Winfrey travelled to Georgia to campaign with Stacey Abrams ahead of the mid-term election Race-baiting allegations have mired the home stretch of the US mid-term elections, turning it into one of the ugliest campaigns in recent times. US networks have withdrawn President Donald Trump’s ad about […]