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Louisiana man held for two 'racially motivated' murders
Police say a copy of an Adolf Hitler speech was discovered in a search of Kenneth Gleason's home.
Hurricane Maria makes landfall in Puerto Rico
The powerful storm has already affected a series of islands as it barrels through the Caribbean.
Colorado police hunt 'Mad Pooper' jogger
A family says the woman keeps defecating outside their home, even though public toilets are nearby.
Health groups condemn new Republican Obamacare repeal plan
Medical organisations say the bill would end up "endangering access to critical care for millions".
Trump's first UN speech met with criticism from some leaders
The US president's first key speech at the UN was denounced by some member nations he had singled out.
FBI wiretapped Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort - reports
Paul Manafort's home was raided by agents probing Russian influence on the US election
New surge in migrants crossing US-Canada border
There was an almost 80% month-on-month rise in illegal border crossings in August.
Scout Schultz: Protests after police shoot LGBT student
A police car was set ablaze by protesters following a vigil for the slain Georgia Tech student.
'Remove racist' Native American tapestry from public display
A group representing American Indians says the British work depicts native peoples as "savages".
Equifax data breach snares 100,000 Canadians
Social security numbers, drivers licenses and credit card numbers may have been leaked in the hack.
Melania Trump in legal row with English-language school
Lawyers for Melania Trump say a language school in Croatia used her image in an ad without consent.
Daca: Nancy Pelosi heckled as 'liar' in Dreamers protest
The Democrat is heckled by protesters taking issue with her recent talks with President Trump over immigration.
British war bride and Canada groom die within hours of each other
They met outside London in 1941 and died in different wards of the same Canadian hospital.
Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy protection in US
The once dominant toy retailer has struggled against larger rivals such as Amazon and Walmart.
The US president's uncompromising language causes a stir in the hallowed hall of diplomacy.
The shooting of a Georgia student raises a question - why do US police shoot people carrying knives?
'We have nothing'
Miami dodged much of Irma's wrath but the aftermath of the storm has been devastating for the city's poor.
'Not a gang'
Washington DC is used to marches - but the latest protesters to descend on the capital may have made passersby look twice.
Swords and robes
Trump receives 83 items from Saudi Arabia ranging from swords to slippers. Is this common?
'Hillary safe space'
A website endorsed by former US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has been a divisive topic amongst America's left
'With us in spirit'
Is naming a new brand of whiskies after the collapsed bank a wise move?
Deal or no deal?
Trump and Democrats may - or may not - have a deal on immigration. Who has the upper hand?
Social media was a go-to resource during recent hurricanes. But does this make it harder for rescuers?
Taking the political pulse
After Republicans' Obamacare repeal crashed, Democrats aim for government-run health insurance
Drawn to decay
Pablo Iglesias Maurer tells the BBC why he is drawn to photograph places with a "tinge of melancholy".
The celebrity blogger makes a case for gossip as a relevant conversation about society and politics.
US deficit rises to 2008 levels
The drop was driven by a decline in income receipts from foreigners.
Ten Network creditors accept CBS takeover bid
The US network beats a rival offer from Lachlan Murdoch to buy the struggling broadcaster.
Rolling Stone magazine up for sale
The 50 year-old publication, famed for covering music and popular culture, is to be sold as publishing industry struggles.
How the world reacted to Trump's UN speech
What did the global gathering at the UN make of the speech by US President Donald Trump?
Trump at UN: Which 'rogue states' are in new axis of evil?
George W Bush invented the original list of US enemies - who did Donald Trump label 'rogue states'?
'Dems must work with Trump on immigration'
Democratic Congressman Joaquin Castro says his party must work with the president on immigration.
Trump at UN: North Korea's 'Rocket Man on suicide mission'
The US president warns North Korea will be "totally destroyed" if America is forced to defend itself.
Why are there so many hurricanes?
After Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria, David Shukman explains why there have been so many.
Hurricane Maria threatens British Virgin Islands
The British Virgin Islands, still trying to get back on its feet after Irma, are now threatened by Maria.
The Emmys in two minutes
Two female-led series dominate America's biggest TV awards night.
Trump at UN General Assembly: Three key points
Donald Trump is to make his debut at the UN General Assembly: Will he listen or lecture?
Irma: Apocalypse and the aftermath
The category five hurricane devastated Caribbean islands - a BBC team captured what was left behind.
Pro-Trump rally: 'The value of free speech is under assault'
Trump supporters attended a rally in the American capital to 'defend American values'.
Harry Dean Stanton describes his audition for Alien
Harry Dean Stanton, who has died at the age of 91, reveals what he told director Ridley Scott during his audition for Alien.