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American ice dancers experience full gamut of Olympic emotions as Shibutani siblings take bronze
Maia and Alex Shibutani finish on the podium, while Madison Chock and Evan Bates, and Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue, are left wondering what could have been.
February 20th, 17:40h
Author: Chelsea Janes, Chelsea Janes
Most Americans say Trump, Congress not doing enough to stop mass shootings, Post-ABC poll finds
While the survey illustrates the differences in the country over how to respond to gun violence, it also highlights the intense frustration with the lack of any policy response coming out of Washington despite a series of horrific shootings in recent years.
February 20th, 17:01h
Author: Scott Clement, Emily Guskin, Scott Clement, Emily Guskin
William Hill faces £6,200,000 fine for bets linked to criminal activity
Ten customers are going to receive £1,200,000 after being allowed to deposit large sums of money linked to criminal offences
February 20th, 07:18h
Trainee doctors left 'crying', 'distressed' after computer glitch crashes online exam
Hundreds of trainee doctors around the country are left distressed and confused after a system glitch kicks them out of one of the toughest exams of their careers.
February 20th, 07:10h
Donald Trump Jr. arrives in India to help sell apartments
NEW DELHI (AP) — The eldest son of President Donald Trump has arrived in India to help sell luxury apartments and lavish attention on wealthy Indians who have already bought units in Trump-branded developments. Donald Trump Jr. posed for photos Tuesday morning with Indian developers, who are building the complexes in four cities. Later in the week, he is scheduled to make a speech about Indo-Pacific relations at a New Delhi business summit, sharing the stage with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
February 20th, 07:07h
Fighting gun violence after shooting gives teens purpose
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Chris Grady was a theater kid counting down the days until he reported for duty in the U.S. Army this summer, when a gunman opened fire at his school. As he huddled in his classroom at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last Wednesday listening to shots ring out nearby, what he felt wasn't fear, but anger. "Full-on anger," the thin, curly haired 19-year-old said. Grady's anger deepened the day after the shooting, when he heard news that the FBI had failed to follow up on a tip about the former student who police say gunned down 14 students and three staff members with an AR-15 styled rifle. News also emerged that Nikolas Cruz had legally purchased the gun despite a documented history of mental health issues.
February 20th, 07:04h
Delhi Chief Secretary alleges he was attacked by MLAs at Kejriwal’s residence
AAP denies allegation
February 20th, 07:03h
Author: Damini Nath & Jatin Anand
French figure skater suffers wardrobe malfunction during routine
French figure skater Gabriella Papadakis has spoken of her “worst nightmare” coming true at the 2018 Winter Olympics after suffering a wardrobe malfunction during her performance. The 22-year-old had just started a routine with partner Guillaume Cizeron when a lift by the Frenchman resulted in the skater's dress becoming undone, exposing one of her breasts.
February 20th, 07:00h
Author: Jack de Menezes
Trump offers support for background checks on gun buys
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — From the confines of his golf club, President Donald Trump offered support for a limited strengthening of federal background checks on gun purchases Monday while staying largely mum in the last few days about the victims of the Florida school massacre and the escalating debate about controls on weapons. One side of that debate was represented outside the White House as dozens of teens spread their bodies across the pavement to symbolize the dead and call for stronger gun controls, a precursor to a march in Washington planned next month by survivors of the Parkland school shooting and supporters of their cause.
February 20th, 06:57h
Syrian forces pound rebel enclave
As many as 98 people may have been killed in the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta.
February 20th, 06:56h
FA poised for investigation after Sergio Aguero clashes with invading fan after Manchester City's Cup exit at Wigan
The Football Association is expected to launch an investigation after a fan appeared to confront Sergio Aguero, who then reacted angrily, following a pitch invasion at the end of Wigan Athletic’s FA Cup win over Manchester City.
February 20th, 06:53h
Author: Jason Burt
Trump endorses Romney's Senate bid _ and Romney accepts
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is endorsing Mitt Romney in Utah's Senate race, another sign that the two Republicans are burying the hatchet after a fraught relationship. The GOP's presidential nominee in 2012, Romney announced last week he would seek the nomination to replace retiring Sen. Orrin Hatch. In a tweet Monday night, Trump wrote, "He will make a great Senator and worthy successor to @OrrinHatch, and has my full support and endorsement!" Romney quickly accepted the endorsement via Twitter.
February 20th, 06:50h
Ohio businessman, deported after 38 years in US, vows return
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Amer Othman's life turned upside down in an instant. The Ohio entrepreneur, who came to the United States 38 years ago and won praise for helping revive once-blighted downtown Youngstown, was arrested during what he thought was another check-in with immigration authorities. He was detained for two weeks and then deported to his native Jordan. Othman's supporters in the U.S. view such treatment as a particularly egregious example of the Trump administration's ramped-up deportation campaign that potentially targets anyone lacking the right papers, including long-time residents with American spouses and children.
February 20th, 06:48h
Couple's 'magical' Wetherspoons proposal 'ruined' as staff refused to serve them
Jack Bailey had got down on one knee outside the pub where he had first met his girlfriend 20 years ago - but said after their experience they won't be going back
February 20th, 06:45h
Author: Josh Parry
Uber CEO sees commercialization of flying taxis in 5-10 years
Uber Technologies Inc Chief Executive Officer Dara Khosrowshahi said on Tuesday he can see commercialization of the Uber Air flying taxi service happening within five to 10 years.
February 20th, 06:42h
Author: Reuters Editorial
Japanese man given sole custody of 13 surrogate children by Thai court
Children, born to nine different women, were taken into foster care in 2014 but will now move to Japan with father aged in his 20s
February 20th, 06:39h
Donald Trump Jr. Arrives in India to Promote Trump-Branded Luxury Apartments
February 20th, 06:36h
Author: Muneeza Naqvi / AP
Geoffrey Rush's co-star 'visibly upset' after confrontation, court told
Documents claim actor entered theatre’s female bathroom before being told to leave
February 20th, 06:34h
Author: Michael McGowan
Tuesday briefing: Brexit won't be like Mad Max, says Davis
Secretary for leaving EU says people think they are headed for dystopia … London borough councillor’s 514 freebies … and a night out with Kim Jong-un
February 20th, 06:34h
Trump is helping to undermine US democracy. That's just what Russia wants
Wittingly or not, President Donald Trump spent the Presidents Day weekend doing the Kremlin's work.
February 20th, 06:30h
Author: Analysis by Stephen Collinson, CNN