National: Breaking US News from the BBC


Here is the latest National news from the BBC.

Tribeca highlights female directors
New York’s Tribeca Film Festival will this year feature a record number of movies from female directors.

US bank hacker faces long jail term
A Turkish man alleged to have masterminded cyber attacks that stole more than $55m has pleaded guilty in a US court.

Can Medium bring civility to the web?
Long-form writing site Medium has become a megaphone for the powerful and powerless alike – the BBC meets its creator.

Services growth at near three-year low
The UK’s dominant services sector weakened in February, registering its slowest rate of growth for nearly three years, a new survey indicates.

Coleman to open Wales contract talks
Chris Coleman is to open contract extension talks with the Football Association of Wales next week.

Ant and Dec receive 15th RTS nomination
Entertainment presenters Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly face Adam Hills and Jack Whitehall in the entertainment performance category.

VIDEO: My ex put explicit photos on Facebook profile
Internet trolls could face criminal charges for creating fake profiles online as part of plans being considered by the the Crown Prosecution Service in England and Wales.

Viola Beach bodies released to families
The bodies of band Viola Beach are released to their families after the group died in a car crash in Sweden.

Third arrest over Koran reader’s death
A man is arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder after a prominent member of a mosque in Rochdale died from a head injury.

EU vote a ‘tough choice’, says BCC boss
The EU referendum is a choice between the “devil and the deep blue sea”, the head of the British Chambers of Commerce says.

‘Do not come to Europe’ – EU’s Tusk
European Council President Donald Tusk warns illegal economic migrants against coming to Europe, during a new push to solve the EU migrant crisis.

Junior hits hole-in-one at Woods course
Tiger Woods watches an 11-year-old hit a hole-in-one with the inaugural tee shot at his new course, the Playgrounds, in Texas.

Olympic medallist Tait dies, aged 33
Australian rower Sarah Tait, who won a silver medal at the London Olympics in 2012, dies aged 33.

Wenger ‘worried’ as challengers falter
Arsene Wenger, Mauricio Pochettino and Manuel Pellegrini react to losses as only Manchester United close in on Leicester.

How extreme is Donald Trump?
Where do Donald Trump and his Republican rivals stand on the issues – and how do they fit on an ideological spectrum alongside past American presidents?

VIDEO: EU in 10 Objects: The mobile phone
Matthew Price looks at how EU regulation affects our lives by considering the mobile phone.

VIDEO: What are the dos and don’ts of drones?
BBC drone pilot explains everything you need to know about drone flying

VIDEO: Animal hoarders: ‘I had 28 cats in my home’
The RSPCA in England and Wales is taking a new approach to tackling the issue of animal hoarding.

Harvard drawn into US race battle
Harvard ditches titles linked to racism

The refugee behind television’s famous pigs
The refugee behind TV’s famous pigs and other losses

How to fake a US presidential campaign
How an Italian novelist faked a US presidential campaign

The growth of stopover tours
Don’t take layovers lying down

Museum of Lost Objects: Aleppo’s minaret
Aleppo’s 1,000-year-old tower that is now just rubble

How does ‘Curvy Barbie’ compare with an average woman?
Is the new ‘curvy’ doll any more realistic?

Meet Saudi Arabia’s stars of social media
Who is the “Brad Pitt” of Muslim clerics?

Call for ‘faint hope’ law for prisoners
Prisoners serving life or indeterminate sentences in England and Wales should be given the chance to seek release before the end of their minimum term, say campaigners.

Trident jobs ‘under threat from Labour’
The UK defence secretary says Labour’s divisions over the renewal of Trident could endanger thousands of Scottish jobs.

Listed status for Oval’s gasholder
The Victorian gasholder that looms over the Oval cricket ground in south London is granted Grade II status.

Stars line up for 57-hour five-a-side
Robbie Savage and Alan Shearer are to dust off their boots to play in a 57-hour five-a-side game for Sport Relief.

Brazil’s women reluctantly return to domestic work
Economy troubles push women back into old jobs

Migrant crisis dominates Sweden’s politics
Sweden’s centre-left government is under fire for its handling of the migrant crisis, as Keith Moore reports.

Ukraine pilot to address Russian court
A Ukrainian helicopter pilot, accused of involvement in the killing of two Russian journalists, is due to make her final address to a Russian court.

Becky killers got £400,000 in legal aid
The killers of Bristol teenager Becky Watts were granted more than £400,000 in legal aid, a Freedom of Information request reveals.

North Korea ‘fires projectiles’ into sea
North Korea has fired several missiles or artillery shells off its coast, according to South Korea, hours after the UN imposed tough new sanctions.

France in Calais border warning to UK
France could end UK border controls in Calais and allow migrants to cross the Channel unchecked, if the UK leaves the EU, France’s finance minister says.

Concern over Facebook wildlife trade
Environmentalists are worried about the emergence of Facebook as an online marketplace for trade in endangered species.

Fake profile creators face prosecution
Internet “trolls” may face criminal charges for creating fake profiles, according to guidance being considered for prosecutors in England and Wales.

Renewables subsidy cuts spook investors
Sudden cuts to UK renewables subsidies have spooked investors and may lead to higher energy bills, say MPs.

Getting the most from a bank account
The most affordable way of holding a bank current account, an academic has concluded, is to keep small sums in it but to never go overdrawn.

War of words over EU campaign
The latest salvos in the EU referendum debate, and the guilty verdict on footballer Adam Johnson, make the front pages.

Warning over ‘bungalow sell-off plan’
Older and disabled people could be disproportionately affected by government plans to force councils to sell high value social housing, campaigners say.

Moments of joy ‘can damage heart’
The emotional stress that causes chest pains and breathlessness can occur in moments of joy as well as anger, grief and fear, a Swiss study suggests.

New Zealand great Crowe dies aged 53
Former New Zealand batsman and cricket commentator Martin Crowe dies of cancer at the age of 53.

Morrisons returns as top 100 company
Supermarket chain Morrisons is back in the FTSE 100, following a rise in its share price, while Sports Direct leaves the list.

Liverpool 3-0 Manchester City
Manchester City’s title hopes suffer a major blow as Liverpool win to gain some revenge for their League Cup final defeat.

Konta through to last eight in Mexico
British number one Johanna Konta beats Belgium’s Yanina Wickmayer to reach the quarter-finals of the Monterrey Open.

Arsenal 1-2 Swansea City
Arsenal’s title hopes look all but over as Swansea ease their relegation worries by coming from behind to seal a key win.

West Ham United 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham miss the chance to go top of the Premier League after Michail Antonio’s winner earns West Ham a deserved win.

VIDEO: Cashier wrestles with armed robber
A woman cashier fended off an armed robber in the US state of Georgia on Tuesday, grabbing his weapon before he fled.

Rolls-Royce workers told of EU benefit
Rolls Royce workers receive an email from German parent company BMW, highlighting the potential risks of a vote for the UK to leave the European Union.

Refugee team confirmed for Olympics
A team of refugees will compete at this summer’s Olympics in Rio, the International Olympic Committee confirms.

US Republicans express Trump fears
Senior Republicans are speaking out against front-runner Donald Trump after his seven-state victory in the race for the party’s presidential pick.

Police drone ‘can be hacked for $40’
A security researcher explains how he hijacked a drone used by the Dutch police, using equipment costing just $40 (£28).

Rose clashes with MPs over EU figures
Lord Rose, the former Marks & Spencer boss who heads the pro-EU campaign group Britain Stronger In Europe, is accused of a “scandalous misuse of data” as he appears before MPs.

‘Pension reforms won’t be the next PPI’
The outgoing boss of the Financial Conduct Authority assures MPs that plans are in place to stop pension reforms becoming the next PPI style scandal.

Frampton ordered to box Rigondeaux
Carl Frampton must box Guillermo Rigondeaux by 27 July to avoid being stripped of one of his two world super-bantamweight belts.

Swansea boss Guidolin taken to hospital
Swansea City boss Francesco Guidolin misses Wednesday’s Premier League game at Arsenal after being admitted to hospital.

Hamilton plays down Mercedes form
Lewis Hamilton denies claims that his Mercedes team are in a league of their own going into the new season.

VIDEO: Johnson victim: ‘Hardest year of my life’
A statement written by Adam Johnson’s victim was read out by Durham Police following the guilty verdict.

Dubai-NZ jet ‘longest non-stop flight’
An Emirates Airbus A380 makes what is believed to be the world’s longest non-stop scheduled commercial flight by distance, between Dubai and Auckland.

Man admits Virginia student murders
A US man is given four consecutive life sentences after admitting the murder and abduction of two students, including Briton Hannah Graham.

Americans search for ‘move to Canada’
Americans sniff out a post-election move north

Funeral held for Father Jack actor
The funeral of actor Frank Kelly, best known for his role as Father Jack Hackett in Channel 4 comedy Father Ted, takes place in Dublin.

Smith pulls out of performances
Sheridan Smith pulls out of two performances of Funny Girl after her father became unwell.

Latest Sentinel debuts Earth images
Sentinel-3a, the EU’s latest Earth observer, returns its first pictures of the planet, featuring a collection of ocean and land margins.

Schools ‘urgently need good leaders’
The need to recruit good future leaders for England’s schools is urgent, the head of Ofsted, Sir Michael Wilshaw, says.

GB sprint teams fail to reach finals
Great Britain’s men’s and women’s sprint teams fail to qualify for finals at the Track Cycling World Championships.

Pendleton wins first race as jockey
Victoria Pendleton wins on 5-4 favourite Pacha Du Polder at Wincanton in her second ride under National Hunt rules.

Bin Laden files: Seven things we learned
What we have discovered from the latest release of documents found during the 2011 raid that killed Osama Bin Laden.

Why the ENO needs a Fergie
The English National Opera doesn’t need a CEO with no track record in opera – it needs an inspirational leader like Sir Alex Ferguson.

VIDEO: The other Jungle: Dunkirk migrant camp
The BBC’s Anna Holligan reports from the Dunkirk migrant camp in France and a new site a mile away set up by charity MSF.

VIDEO: Actress who plays Gail pays tribute to Warren
Actress Helen Worth, who plays Gail McIntyre in Coronation Street, pays tribute to creator of the show Tony Warren.

US invites experts to hack the Pentagon
The US defence secretary Ash Carter invites hackers to help find security holes and backs strong encryption, amid the fight between Apple and the FBI.

‘MH370 debris’ probed off Mozambique
Malaysia says there is a “high possibility” debris found in Mozambique came from a Boeing 777, the same model as missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Footballer guilty of child sex charge
Ex-England footballer Adam Johnson is found guilty of one count of sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl.

The kiss that showed real political passion
The Spanish parliament kiss that got people talking

Rugby tackles ‘intolerable’ or essential?
Should tackling be allowed in school rugby?

BBC iPlayer ‘loophole’ to be closed
Culture secretary John Whittingdale vows to end the iPlayer “loophole” as soon as possible so that those watching catch-up TV do not get “a free ride”.

Popular sites ‘at risk of Drown hacks’
Experts discover new hack attacks that undermine the encryption techniques used by thousands of popular websites.

Crimea row geography textbook changed
A geography textbook that prompted a complaint from the Ukrainian embassy for showing Crimea as part of Russia is changed.

Leaders in free childcare PMQs clash
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn accuses David Cameron of breaking his promise to deliver 30 hours free childcare a week, at Prime Minister’s Questions.

Sharp rise in deaths bolsters Dignity
An unexpected rise in deaths last year helped funeral provider Dignity post higher profits.

Unpicking the banking ‘con-trick’
The model of day-to-day banking used by most UK consumers is a “con-trick” and unnecessarily expensive for many, experts say.

Arsenal against European Super League
Arsenal say talks between the ‘big five’ Premier League clubs mainly concerned pre-season tournaments and European competition.

VIDEO: Ten great goals from the Euros
With 100 days to go before the start of Euro 2016, BBC Sport looks back at 10 great goals scored in the European Championships.

Skier Vonn’s season is ended by injury
Alpine skiing World Cup leader Lindsey Vonn will miss the rest of the season after fracturing her leg in three places.

Galatasaray given one-season Europe ban
Uefa hands Galatasaray a one-season ban from European competition for breaching financial fair play rules.

Is football about to change forever?
BBC sports editor Dan Roan on the power talks that could result in a controversial European breakaway league.

Meningitis B vaccine: Hearts v heads
Deciding which children should get a life-saving vaccine against meningitis B is a battle between hearts and heads.

VIDEO: Drone films Macedonia migrant border camp
Drone footage shows migrants who are stuck at a crossing near Greece’s border with Macedonia.

VIDEO: ‘I can’t blame rugby for my broken neck’
A man who broke his neck at the age of 18 playing rugby at school, and is now paralysed from the chest down as a result, says he “can’t blame” the sport for his injuries.

Charges over boy’s ‘hit-and-run’ death
Two men are charged in connection with the death of an 11-year-old boy in a suspected hit-and-run crash.

Moscow nanny admits beheading child
A Moscow nanny accused of murdering and then decapitating a little girl in her care says “Allah ordered” her to carry out the act.

MoD to be reprimanded over SAS deaths
The Ministry of Defence is to be reprimanded over the deaths of three soldiers on an SAS training exercise in the Brecon Beacons in 2013.

Rapist found victims through
A man is found guilty of raping five women and attacking two more after meeting them on internet dating site

Powerful quake strikes off Indonesia
A 7.8 magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast of western Indonesia, the US Geological Survey reports, with local tsunami warnings in place.

Russia ‘weaponising Europe migration’
Nato’s top commander in Europe accuses Russia and Syria of deliberately using migration to destabilise Europe.

Alice Arlen, writer of Silkwood, dies
Alice Arlen, the US screenwriter who collaborated with Nora Ephron on the Oscar-nominated screenplay for Meryl Streep’s film Silkwood, dies aged 75.

Scherzinger ‘to star in Dirty Dancing’
Nicole Scherzinger is to star in a TV remake of the 1987 classic movie Dirty Dancing.

Fungus is oldest known land fossil
The fossil of a microscopic fungus that dates back 440 million years is thought to be the oldest of its kind – and the earliest fossil evidence of land dwellers.

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