• 18 September 2019 Image copyright EPA Image caption Chairman Jerome Powell voted in favour of the cut The US central bank has cut interest rates for only the second time since 2008, amid concerns about slowing global growth and trade wars. As expected the Federal Reserve lowered the target range for its key interest rate by 0.25 basis points to between 1.75% and 2%.President Trump reacted by...

  • 18 September 2019 Image caption PC Andrew Harper had been married for four weeks when he was killed on duty Three teenagers have been charged with the murder of a police officer who was killed while investigating a burglary.The Crown Prosecution Service said it had authorised Thames Valley Police to charge Henry Long, 18, and two 17-year-old boys with murder and conspiracy to steal a quad...

  • 18 September 2019 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionStanding next to Mavis Eccleston, her daughter Joy Munns thanked jurors for their verdictAn 80-year-old woman has been found not guilty of murdering her terminally ill husband in a "mercy killing".Mavis Eccleston was accused of giving her husband Dennis, 81, a potentially lethal dose of prescription medicine without his...

  • 18 September 2019 comments Related TopicsParliament suspension 2019 Image copyright EPA The legal battle over the suspension of Parliament has finished for a second day at the Supreme Court.The government's lawyer, Sir James Eadie QC, said it was not for the courts to "design a set of rules" over prorogation as it was a political matter.But Aidan O'Neill QC, on behalf of campaigners against the...

  • 18 September 2019 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption"I can never ever, ever get that moment back"Former rugby player Gareth Thomas has said a journalist spoke to his parents about his HIV status before they had discussed it.He said he would "absolutely not" have made his diagnosis public if a tabloid had not made threats to publish it.The ex-Wales captain broke the news...

  • 18 September 2019 Related TopicsClimate change Image copyright ROBYN BECK/Getty Images The White House has stripped California of its right to set its own vehicle emissions standards and banned other states from setting similar rules. The waiver allowed the state - America's most populous - to set stricter standards than the federal government. President Trump says the move will cut car prices...

  • Teens in unregulated homes face 'organised abuse' By Noel Titheradge BBC News 18 September 2019 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe BBC's Ed Thomas reports on how teens in unregulated care homes are being put at risk of abuseVulnerable teenagers in care are being placed at risk of abuse while living in unregulated homes in England and Wales, a BBC News investigation has...

  • 18 September 2019 Related TopicsGulf crisis Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSaudi Arabia says the direction of the strikes showed the missiles could not have come from YemenSaudi Arabia's defence ministry has shown off what it says is wreckage of drones and cruise missiles that proves Iranian involvement in weekend attacks on two oil facilities.It said 18 drones and...

  • 17 September 2019 Related TopicsBrexit Image copyright PA Media Labour would "carry out whatever the people decide" in another referendum on Brexit, says Jeremy Corbyn.The party leader told the Guardian he would hold a fresh vote if he became PM - offering a Labour-negotiated deal and Remain on the ballot paper. Mr Corbyn said the pledge made Labour "the only UK-wide party ready to put our trust...

  • 17 September 2019 Image copyright James Anderson/PA Image caption James Anderson says his work has received a "boost" from international attention A not-for-profit plumbing company in Burnley has earned worldwide attention after it refused to charge an elderly customer for work on her boiler.A receipt for the work shows a 91-year-old woman with leukaemia would not be charged "under any...

  • 17 September 2019 Image caption Edinburgh's new children's hospital was due to open in 2017 A public inquiry will be held to examine safety and wellbeing issues at the new children's hospital in Edinburgh and the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow.The inquiry will determine how vital issues relating to ventilation and other key building systems occurred.It will also look at how to...

  • 17 September 2019 Image copyright PA Media Image caption PC Harper got married to his long-term partner Lissie just four weeks before his death Four people have been arrested on suspicion of murdering a police officer who was killed while investigating a burglary. PC Andrew Harper, 28, died after he was dragged along a road by a vehicle in Sulhamstead, Berkshire, on 15 August.An 18-year-old man...

  • By Zoe Kleinman Technology reporter, BBC News 17 September 2019 Image copyright Amazon BBC News has seen dozens of complaints about screen flickers affecting the Amazon Echo Spot and Amazon's response.One owner, in Hampshire, said his device had started to flicker 16 months after he had bought it. He was told its one-year warranty had run out and offered 15% off a new one rather than a refund or...

  • 17 September 2019 Related TopicsEurope migrant crisis Image copyright PA/Care4Calais Image caption Police moved in shortly after dawn to clear the camp on Tuesday French police have begun an operation to evacuate a gymnasium and a tent camp near the northern port of Dunkirk amid an increase in migrants trying to cross the Channel.Some 1,000 people, many of them Iraqi Kurds, have been living on...

  • 17 September 2019 comments Related TopicsLiberal Democrats Party Conference Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWe must stop Brexit, says Jo SwinsonLib Dem leader Jo Swinson has warned Boris Johnson that "if he thinks being a woman is somehow a weakness, he's about to find out it is not".She said the PM's choice of insults such as "big girl's blouse" and "girly swot" were...

  • 17 September 2019 Related TopicsLondon violence Image caption Jodie Chesney was fatally attacked in a park near Romford, east London A 17-year-old girl was killed in a "terrible and cowardly" stabbing during a drug turf war, a court has heard. Jodie Chesney was stabbed in the back while playing music and smoking cannabis with friends in a park in Harold Hill, east London, on 1 March.She may not...

  • 17 September 2019 Related TopicsGulf crisis Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAbqaiq has the world's largest oil processing plantThe US has reportedly identified locations in Iran from which drones and cruise missiles were launched against major Saudi oil facilities on Saturday.Senior US officials told media outlets that the locations were in southern Iran, at the...

  • 17 September 2019 comments Related TopicsParliament suspension 2019 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe Advocate General for Scotland, Lord Keen QC, argued on behalf of the governmentThe most senior judge in the UK says the case surrounding Boris Johnson's suspension of Parliament raises "a serious and difficult question of law". Lady Hale and 10 other judges must...

  • 16 September 2019 Related TopicsHeathrow Airport expansion Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Extinction Rebellion organiser Roger Hallam is charged with conspiring to cause a public nuisance An Extinction Rebellion co-founder has appeared in court charged with attempting to cause disruption at Heathrow airport using a drone.Roger Hallam, 53, who declared Heathrow expansion "a crime...

  • 16 September 2019 Image copyright Family photo Image caption Peter Duncan's family described him as a "devoted father and husband" A 17-year-old boy has pleaded guilty to murdering a lawyer with a screwdriver.Peter Duncan was stabbed outside a Greggs in Newcastle city centre's Eldon Square shopping centre on 14 August.The lawyer was "in the wrong place at the wrong time" when he was attacked,...