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Man arrested in fatal stabbing of Washington DC runner

Man arrested in fatal stabbing of Washington DC runner

Image copyright CBS Image caption Ms Martinez became engaged to her fiance last Wednesday Police have arrested a suspect in the fatal stabbing of a recently engaged woman who was running near her home in a trendy Washington DC neighbourhood. Wendy Karina Martinez, 35, was attacked on Tuesday night only one mile from the White […]

Trump urged Spain to ‘build a wall’ across Sahara, says minister

Trump urged Spain to ‘build a wall’ across Sahara, says minister

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The current US border wall with Mexico, seen from the United States in Nogales, Arizona – prototypes of Donald Trump’s proposed wall are being built in California President Trump recommended building a wall across the Sahara to solve Europe’s migrant crisis, Spain’s foreign minister says. Josep Borrell, also a former […]

Maine restaurant sedates lobsters with marijuana

Maine restaurant sedates lobsters with marijuana

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A growing body of scientific evidence suggests that lobsters are able to feel pain when boiled A US restaurant is using marijuana to sedate lobsters before killing them. Charlotte’s Legendary Lobster Pound, a restaurant in Maine, says the process is more humane as it lessens their pain before death. […]

Brett Kavanaugh: Sexual assault accuser ‘needs more time’

Brett Kavanaugh: Sexual assault accuser ‘needs more time’

Image copyright Researchgate.net/ Getty Image caption Christine Blasey Ford says Brett Kavanaugh attacked her when he was a teenager The lawyer for a woman who accuses US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault has said the Senate’s “rush” to a hearing is “unnecessary”. Lisa Banks says her client, Christine Blasey Ford, is willing […]

Pioneering US ballet dancer Arthur Mitchell dies at 84

Pioneering US ballet dancer Arthur Mitchell dies at 84

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mitchell was the first black ballet dancer to achieve international stardom Arthur Mitchell, one of the first black ballet dancers, has died in New York City at the age of 84. The pioneering African-American dancer rose from a childhood in Harlem to perform leading roles under renowned choreographer George […]

New York inmate’s golf drawings lead to exoneration in murder

New York inmate’s golf drawings lead to exoneration in murder

Image copyright Georgetown University Image caption Valentino Dixon served most of his sentence in New York’s notorious Attica Correctional Facility A US convict whose talent for art caught the eye of a prison warden, ultimately leading to a review of his case, has been exonerated of murder. Valentino Dixon’s vivid pencil drawings of golf courses […]

Brett Kavanaugh: Senate sets deadline for accuser testimony

Brett Kavanaugh: Senate sets deadline for accuser testimony

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Republican Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, chairman of the judiciary committee, has set a Friday deadline for Christine Blasey Ford The Senate has given a woman who accuses Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault until Friday to decide if she will testify. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck […]

Officials watch as fiery cyclone grows over 200 ft high

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Trump on Sessions: ‘I don’t have an attorney general’

Trump on Sessions: ‘I don’t have an attorney general’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Trump said in an inteview he was “very disappointed” in Mr Sessions US President Donald Trump has said he does not “have an attorney general” in his fiercest attack yet on Jeff Sessions. In an interview with Hill.TV, Mr Trump renewed criticism of Mr Sessions’ decision to step aside […]

Florence: Two patients dead after van swept away in floods

Florence: Two patients dead after van swept away in floods

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Officials say rivers in South Carolina could reach their highest levels by the end of this week or early next Two mental health patients have died when the police van they were being transported got caught in floodwaters in the US, police say. The two officers escorting the pair […]