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Trump-Russia: New charges for Paul Manafort and Rick Gates

Trump-Russia: New charges for Paul Manafort and Rick Gates

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Paul Manafort (L) and Rick Gates allegedly controlled a $75m offshore account The special counsel investigating claims of Russian political meddling in the US has filed new charges against two former aides to Donald Trump. Robert Mueller indicted Mr Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and business associate Rick […]

Tina Fontaine: Raymond Cormier not guilty of Red River murder

Tina Fontaine: Raymond Cormier not guilty of Red River murder

Image copyright Handout A Canadian man has been found not guilty in the death of indigenous schoolgirl Tina Fontaine. Raymond Cormier, 56, was charged with second-degree murder in the death of the 15-year-old in 2015. Ms Fontaine’s body was pulled from Winnipeg’s Red River on 17 August 2014, a week after she was reported missing. […]

Kylie Jenner ‘sooo over’ Snapchat – and Wall Street panics

Kylie Jenner ‘sooo over’ Snapchat – and Wall Street panics

Image copyright Getty Images Reality TV star Kylie Jenner wiped $1.3bn (£1bn) off the stock market value of Snapchat after tweeting that she no longer used its messaging app. Celebrity Kim Kardashian’s half-sister posted: “sooo does anyone else not open Snapchat anymore? Or is it just me… ugh this is so sad.” Snapchat’s share price […]

Cancer-hit Alabama inmate to be executed despite vein damage

Cancer-hit Alabama inmate to be executed despite vein damage

Image copyright Alabama Department of Corrections Image caption Doyle Lee Hamm has been on death row for 30 years Alabama is set to execute a cancer-stricken inmate despite his plea to spare him potentially unnecessary pain. Doyle Lee Hamm, 61, argues his veins are too damaged from cancer and past drug use, and the lethal […]

NRA head: Gun control advocates ‘exploiting’ Florida tragedy

NRA head: Gun control advocates ‘exploiting’ Florida tragedy

Media captionLaPierre on Democrats: ‘They hate the NRA’ The head of the most powerful gun lobby in the US has accused Democrats and media of “exploiting” a Florida school shooting that left 17 people dead. Wayne LaPierre said “opportunists” are using the 14 February tragedy to expand gun control and abolish US gun rights. Mr […]

Winter Olympics: USA beat Canada on penalties to win women’s ice hockey gold

Winter Olympics: USA beat Canada on penalties to win women’s ice hockey gold

Media playback is not supported on this device USA beat Canada to win women’s ice hockey gold The United States beat Canada 3-2 in a sudden-death shootout to win Winter Olympics gold in the women’s ice hockey for the first time in 20 years. The scores were level at 2-2 after five penalty shots each, […]

Arizona couple charged with locking up adopted children

Arizona couple charged with locking up adopted children

Image copyright Pima County Sheriff Dept Image caption Benito and Carol Gutierrez had passed all checks to adopt children, police said A couple in Arizona have been charged with locking up their adopted children for up to 12 hours at a time with only a bucket for a toilet. Benito and Carol Gutierrez are accused […]

Outrage after US lawmaker links mass shooters to Democrats

Outrage after US lawmaker links mass shooters to Democrats

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Congresswoman Tenney (far left) attends a presidential bill signing A Republican US lawmaker from New York is facing political backlash after she claimed in a radio interview that many mass shooters tend to be Democrats. Democrats immediately condemned Claudia Tenney’s remarks, which came a week after a school shooting […]

Trump endorses guns for teachers to stop shootings

Trump endorses guns for teachers to stop shootings

Media captionFather of Florida shooting victim to Trump: ‘I’m pissed’ US President Donald Trump has said arming teachers could prevent school shootings like that which left 17 people dead last week in Florida. A staff member with a gun could end an attack “very quickly”, he said. Mr Trump floated the proposal as emotional survivors […]

Ford executive leaves over inappropriate behaviour

Ford executive leaves over inappropriate behaviour

Image copyright Getty Images The head of Ford’s US operations is leaving the company immediately following an internal investigation into inappropriate behaviour. The carmaker said its inquiry had concluded that some of Raj Nair’s conduct had been “inconsistent with the company’s code of conduct”. Ford did not specify why the investigation was started nor what […]

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