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US nuclear chief would resist 'illegal' presidential strike order
Gen John Hyten says that instead he would work to agree a legal alternative with a president.
US warship and Japanese tug collide in latest incident
A US warship suffers slight damage after being struck by a Japanese tug.
David Cassidy: Ex-Partridge Family star suffers organ failure
He is reported to require a liver transplant and has kidney problems.
Lena Dunham sorry for comment on writer accused of sexual assault
The Girls star admits she was "naive" in supporting a colleague after a sexual assault claim.
Trump puts elephant trophy imports on hold
The US president's move comes a day after US hunters were told they could import elephant trophies.
Palestinians 'could freeze US ties' over Washington office closure
The US says the Palestinians can't have an office if they pursue Israelis at an international court.
Ohio Supreme Court Judge Bill O'Neill brags of sex conquests
The jurist, who proclaimed to speak for "all heterosexual males", provokes a firestorm of ridicule.
Husband and wife accidentally shot during church gun safety talk
Forgetting the gun was loaded, the parishioner shot himself in the hand and his wife in the abdomen.
US Navy: Penis in sky drawn by jet trail was 'unacceptable'
The phallic outline over an airbase in Washington State provoked mirth, but not everyone was amused.
Kirsten Gillibrand: Bill Clinton should have resigned
The New York senator says Mr Clinton should have resigned after he had an affair with an intern.
Jesse Jackson diagnosed with Parkinson's
Civil rights activist says he began to notice symptoms three years ago but was only recently tested.
George Bush Snr accused of groping by eighth woman
An interpreter speaking to the BBC claims the former US president groped her at a meeting in 2004.
Trump and Trudeau get Ukrainian craft beer named after them
Craft beer company Pravda has made political-themed beers named after both Trudeau and Trump.
Serena Williams marries Alexis Ohanian in star-studded bash
Beyonce, Kim Kardashian and Eva Longoria were among the A-list guests in New Orleans.
Jeff Kurosaki and Tara Pelletier set up their vegan skincare firm to fund their art, now it makes nearly $1m a year.
Murdoch's next move
Several firms are reported to be interested in parts of 21st Century Fox, but would Murdoch really sell?
A former US surgeon general warns there is a growing "epidemic" of loneliness threatening our health.
Senator Bob Corker is at odds with a president who wants to cut foreign aid drastically.
Mechanical engineering intern Camille Eddy tells 100 Women how her mum changed her future.
Dying to fit in
So far in 2017 four fraternity members have died on US college campuses.
Inspired by her mother's childhood, an Ontario teenager tells the stories of those who sleep rough.
Trump touts big energy deals in Asia
Analysts have doubts over whether big energy deals between the US and China will be finalised.
Credit Suisse to pay $135m to settle NY investigation
NY investigators find the bank's foreign exchange unit engaged in "unlawful, unsafe and unsound conduct".
Qualcomm rejects Broadcom takeover bid
The chipmaker says the $103bn offer from its rival "dramatically" undervalues the company.
Meteor streaks across Arizona sky
The city of Phoenix captures a meteor on camera as the bright light flashed across the sky.
SWAT team searches Florida neighbourhood for serial killer
A Tampa resident was in for quite a surprise when she opened her door to a SWAT team this week.
Bodycam footage shows deadly Las Vegas police confrontation
Footage shows the moment police fatally shot a man who was wrestling a woman over a gun.
The world's biggest lithium battery farm
The plant in the US state of California stores enough energy to power 20,000 homes for four hours.
Fire engulfs Pennsylvania nursing home, injuring 20 people
The fire injured more than 20 residents and took authorities over two hours to bring under control.
The humanoid robot that can do a backflip
Atlas, a humanoid robot developed by Boston Dynamics, is now able to perform backflips.
Tesla shows off new truck and surprise Roadster
Tesla shows off a long awaited truck, but surprises with its new Roadster sports car.
Donald Trump Spitting Image puppet unveiled
The rubber caricature was designed by one of the creators of satirical TV show Spitting Image.
Senator Al Franken's accuser: 'His lips were wet and slimy'
Radio host Leeann Tweeden says she was "disgusted" as Al Franken forced his tongue into her mouth.
Neuroscientist wowing the internet aged 7
She's still in primary school, but Amoy Antunet has big ambitions - and plenty of scientific equipment
Drake confronts 'groper' during set
Drake stops his set after seeing someone being groped in the audience at a gig in Sydney.
Roy Moore: How Alabamians are defending the accused judge
"In the South, some of these girls look 20 and some look 14", says a supporter of the accused judge.
Parched Trump's Rubio-style water gaffe
The president goes in search of water during a speech, prompting comparisons with a man he mocked.