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Mine's bigger

Chicken chain's mock nuclear-button tweet is latest in string of social media marketing attempts by retailers.

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Jerry Van Dyke: Coach actor and comedian dies at 86

Jerry Van Dyke, who won four Emmy nominations for the US sitcom Coach, dies at home in Arkansas.

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John Young, US astronaut and pioneer, dies aged 87

He was the only person to have flown missions on the Gemini, Apollo and space shuttle programmes.

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Trump and Republicans push 2018 plans amid Wolff book row

The key meeting takes place as a row continues over a new tell-all book about Mr Trump's presidency.

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Republicans urge investigation into Trump dossier author

Senior US Republicans urge investigation into a former MI6 officer who alleged President Trump had links with Russia.

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United Airlines plane forced to land due to passenger's faeces

A plane flying from Chicago to Hong Kong is diverted to Alaska after its toilets are vandalised.

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Plane evacuated after Toronto airport collision

An aircraft reversing from a gate hit a plane that had just landed, prompting a passenger evacuation.

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Palace intrigue

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner were terrified of James Comey, a new book about the Trump White House claims.

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Trump: Tillerson 'never questioned' president's mental health

It comes after the author of a new book about the US president says his staff saw him as a "child".

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Immigrant cleared in Kate Steinle murder sentenced on gun charge

The man was acquitted in the murder of Kate Steinle, which sparked debate over illegal immigration.

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Mount Washington winds will make it feel like -90F

A researcher explains what it's like to take a walk in high winds and brutally low temperatures.

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Clinton Foundation investigated by Justice Department

FBI agents from Little Rock, Arkansas, reportedly spoke to at least one witness in the last month.

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How will US move to cut aid hit Pakistan?

Pakistan's military receives a lot of US cash - but the country also has some leverage over the US.

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Soft power cut

President Trump has cut some US foreign aid to Pakistan - can he follow through on other threats?

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Canada senator kicked out by Conservatives for 'racism'

Mrs Beyak has been criticised over the past year for various comments relating to indigenous people.

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US storm to bring 'record-breaking' low temperatures

Temperatures of -20F (-29C) are expected in eastern North America as the storm enters the weekend.

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Trump's mental health and why people are discussing it

Claims in a new book fan the flames of an old debate - but not everyone is happy about it.

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US jobs growth loses steam in December

Non-farm payrolls rise by 148,000 - far fewer than in November, but the employment rate holds steady.

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Trump 'has no credibility': author

The author of a controversial book on Trump says White House staff "say he is like a child".

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Indian national accused of sex assault on US flight

The Indian national was sitting between his own wife and the alleged victim, officials say.

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Florida iguanas falling out of trees

Plummeting temperatures in the US are playing havoc with the reptiles.

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Trump Bannon row: Book publication brought forward to Friday

The president's lawyers had tried to block the release of the book, which contains explosive claims.

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The end of the world

Do evangelicals support Trump's policy because of a belief in Armageddon and the End Times?

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An unusual way to decide an election in Virginia

A ceramic bowl played a starring role as the winner of a local US election was finally declared.

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US penalises companies linked to Iran missile programme

The US treasury secretary accuses Iran of prioritising its missile programme over its citizens.

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US cuts Pakistan security assistance over terror groups

Officials say Pakistan has failed to deal with terror networks operating on its soil.

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Toronto subway art installation halted over profanity concerns

The art piece allows commuters to type short words that would be shown on massive digital displays.

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Plan for Confederate 'black troops' statue baffles historian

Republican lawmakers propose the memorial, but a historian says there were no black rebel troops.

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White House plans 'crackdown on legal cannabis'

The Department of Justice will rescind a policy that allowed states to regulate cannabis laws.

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Trump plans to expand offshore drilling in Pacific and Atlantic

The controversial plan considers drilling most of the country's outer continental shelf.

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Passers-by shrug as 'Santa' sprays bullets in San Francisco

A man in a Santa hat sprays bullets at a car in San Francisco on Christmas Day - but it's the reaction of passers-by that's truly remarkable.

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Pennsylvania man 'mistakenly arrested and injected with drugs'

Police mistakenly drugged Eugene Wright while looking for a man of the same name, a lawsuit says.

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'Bomb cyclone' brings travel chaos and deaths to US north-east

The rare weather 'bomb' is expected to bring more snow and frigid winds to eastern North America.

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Trump Bannon row: 'Not the Steve Bannon you are looking for'

As Donald Trump and his former aide clash, another Steve Bannon has found himself caught up in the reaction.

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Trump lawyers seek to halt book's release

Donald Trump's lawyers seek to stop the release of book containing explosive insights into his presidency.

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The British footballer with a goal to make it big in the US

Jack Blake is following in the footsteps of David Beckham and Frank Lampard by playing in the US.

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Juno star Ellen Page marries partner Emma Portner

The actress announces the news on Instagram with a series of photos.

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Turkey anger as US convicts banker Atilla over Iran sanctions case

Ankara hits out after a Turkish banker is found guilty over a scheme to help Iran evade US sanctions.

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Trump-Bannon row: White House lawyers issue cease-and-desist order

The US president's lawyers order Steve Bannon to desist after he was quoted in a new book.

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Trump scraps his own voter fraud commission

The White House says many US states are refusing to provide the commission with voter information.

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Stuck Canadian moose rescued by snowmobilers

The trapped animal was freed by a group of snowmobilers in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Russia probe: Ex-Trump aide Manafort sues Robert Mueller

Paul Manafort alleges special counsel Robert Mueller has exceeded his legal authority.

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Trump and Pakistan

With an incendiary tweet, Trump shifts America's approach to Pakistan – but will his strategy work?

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10 explosive revelations from new Trump book

Here are 10 juicy revelations in the book that everyone in Washington is talking about.

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Alaskan infant's DNA tells story of 'first Americans'

The 11,500-year-old bones of a child unearthed in Alaska shed light on the peopling of the Americas.

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Biscuits, buttons, and footballs

The president has warned North Korea on Twitter that he has a "nuclear button" - but does he?

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Bomb cyclone: Florida enjoys a rare snow day

Tallahassee has snow for the first time in 28 years as a major winter weather system hits the US.

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Ex-aide Bannon has lost his mind - Trump

President Trump says Steve Bannon "lost his mind" after losing job as aide, in response to a book about White House.

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Kansas 'swatting' victim's mum demands to see body

The mother of a man shot dead in Kansas by police after a prank call pleads to see her son's body.

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DJ Khaled signs up for Weight Watchers

Shares gain 8% after the music producer becomes the weight loss firm's new social media ambassador.

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Thomas Monson: President of the Mormon Church dies at 90

Thomas Monson was known for leading the church's involvement in gay marriage ban in California in 2008.

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US braces for explosive and bone-chilling 'bomb cyclone'

A storm with strong winds is expected to dump snow along the US east coast as the deep freeze goes on.

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New York to install 1,500 security barriers after vehicle attacks

The measure is part of $50m investment in security infrastructure after last year's vehicle attacks.

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Trump to Kim: My nuclear button is 'bigger and more powerful'

The president's tweet is the latest in the war of words between the two nuclear-armed leaders.

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Eric Garner death inspires an unlikely police experiment

Eric Garner's death provoked protests. Could it also help improve relations between the police and public?

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Eric Garner death inspires an unlikely police experiment

Eric Garner's death provoked protests. Could it also help improve relations between the police and public?

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YouTube superstars

They're two of YouTube's biggest superstars, but if you're over 18, you might not have heard of them.

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Trump threatens stop to Palestinian aid over Jerusalem row

"We pay the Palestinians hundred of millions of dollars a year and get no appreciation or respect."

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Retail 'apocalypse'

Some of the holiday season's biggest retail players are teetering on the edge of an abyss.

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Freed hostage Joshua Boyle faces 15 criminal charges

Canadian Joshua Boyle and his family were held for five years by a Taliban-linked insurgent group.

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Logan Paul: YouTuber apologises over Japan dead man video

Six million people watched the film showing Logan Paul finding an apparent suicide victim in Japan.

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Spotify sued over songwriter rights

Wixen Music Publishing is seeking damages of at least $1.6bn.

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Iran protests: US brands Tehran's accusations 'nonsense'

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei had said Iran's enemies were behind a wave of deadly protests.

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Senator Orrin Hatch's exit opens door to Mitt Romney

The 2012 White House hopeful has reportedly been telling associates he plans to run for the seat.

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US soldier killed and four wounded on Afghanistan border

The soldier was killed along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border on New Year's Day.

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California legalises sale of recreational marijuana

California has become the sixth US state to legalise the sale of recreational marijuana.

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Bronx fire: Second major New York City blaze in days

More than a dozen residents were injured in the blaze just days after another NYC fire left 12 dead.

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Deadly US cold snap expected to worsen

Several homeless men and a snowmobiler are among those who have perished in the Arctic blast.

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Hoda Kotb officially replaces Matt Lauer on Today show

The NBC presenter has filled in for Lauer since he was sacked in November.

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New Jersey boy 'murdered family and friend on New Year's Eve'

The 16-year-old alleged attacker's grandfather and brother left the home unharmed.

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Costa Rica: 10 US tourists killed in plane crash

Ten US tourists and two crew are dead after the small plane crashed with no survivors.

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Lorde called a 'bigot' in newspaper ad over cancelled concert

New Zealand-born singer Lorde is accused of anti-semitism by an American Rabbi.

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Logan Paul: Outrage over YouTuber's dead body video

Six million people watched the film showing Logan Paul finding an apparent suicide victim in Japan.

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New York City Ballet: Peter Martins retires amid abuse claims

Peter Martins announces his retirement after serving as master-in-chief for three decades.

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Way out

Since Michael Van Huffel developed ME, he has discovered ways of making art without leaving his one-room apartment.

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Miss America scandal: Former winner Carlson crowned new chairperson

Gretchen Carlson is the new chair of Miss America after a scandal topples the pageant's leadership.

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Trump blasts Pakistan 'deceit' in first tweet of the year

The US president accuses Pakistan of deceiving the US while receiving billions of dollars in aid.

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US teen arrested after family shot dead on New Year's Eve

A 16-year-old boy is taken into custody after his family were shot dead in their New Jersey home.

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Time's Up: Women launch campaign to fight sexual harassment

More than 300 actresses, writers and directors back a project to fight sexual harassment at work.

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The Cleveland Browns are second team in NFL to complete winless season

The Cleveland Browns become only the second team in NFL history to go through a season without winning a match.

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Recreational cannabis use becomes legal in California

One in five Americans can now legally purchase the drug in six states across the country.

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Colorado shooting: Four police officers injured, one dead

A total of seven people were shot when police responded to an early morning domestic call-out.

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Parts of Niagara Falls freeze

Temperatures are predicted to remain below minus 10 degrees Celsius for the next week.

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