Missouri weather: ‘Violent’ US tornado kills three people

Missouri weather: ‘Violent’ US tornado kills three people

Image copyright Missouri Department of Public Safety Image caption Images on social media show extensive damage to areas of the state At least three people have been killed by a “violent” tornado which has swept across Missouri, local officials said. The fatalities were confirmed in Golden City, 170 miles (270km) southwest of state capital Jefferson […]

US border: Sixth death of migrant child in custody

US border: Sixth death of migrant child in custody

Media captionFive numbers that explain US border crisis A 10-year-old girl from El Salvador died in US custody last year, a previously unreported case that brings to six the number of migrant children known to have died after being detained by border authorities in eight months. The girl had a history of congenital heart defects […]

Trump hits back at Democratic ‘cover-up’ claims

Trump hits back at Democratic ‘cover-up’ claims

Media captionTrump to Pelosi: “I don’t do cover-ups” US President Donald Trump has angrily lashed out at Democratic leaders’ claims he is engaged in a “cover-up”. “I don’t do cover-ups,” the Republican president said in an unscheduled briefing from the White House. His remarks came after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi met fellow Democrats to discuss […]

New US $20 bill with anti-slavery activist Harriet Tubman delayed

New US $20 bill with anti-slavery activist Harriet Tubman delayed

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The redesign of the $20 bill to include a picture of Harriet Tubman was announced in 2016 A redesign of the $20 bill featuring anti-slavery activist Harriet Tubman, due to be unveiled next year, has been postponed until 2028, the US treasury secretary says. Steven Mnuchin said the focus was […]

Trump hits back at Democratic ‘cover-up’ claims

Trump hits back at Democratic ‘cover-up’ claims

Media captionTrump to Pelosi: “I don’t do cover-ups” US President Donald Trump has angrily lashed out at Democratic leaders’ claims he is engaged in a “cover-up”. “I don’t do cover-ups,” the Republican president said in an unscheduled briefing from the White House. His remarks came after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi met fellow Democrats to discuss […]

Michael Avenatti, Stormy Daniels ex-lawyer, charged with defrauding her

Michael Avenatti, Stormy Daniels ex-lawyer, charged with defrauding her

Image copyright Reuters US lawyer Michael Avenatti has been charged with defrauding Stormy Daniels, the porn star he represented in a lawsuit against President Donald Trump, federal prosecutors say. They say Mr Avenatti, 48, took the money Ms Daniels was supposed to get from a book deal. The high-profile lawyer already faces a number of […]

Trump hits back at Democratic claims of ‘cover-up’

Trump hits back at Democratic claims of ‘cover-up’

Media captionTrump to Pelosi: “I don’t do cover ups” US President Donald Trump has angrily lashed out at Democratic leaders’ claims he is engaged in a “cover-up.” “I don’t do cover-ups,” the Republican president said in an unscheduled statement from the White House. His remarks came after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi met fellow Democrats to […]

Ralph Northam: Inquiry into racist photo inconclusive

Ralph Northam: Inquiry into racist photo inconclusive

Image copyright The Washington Post via Getty Images Image caption Ralph Northam’s page in the 1984 yearbook of Eastern Virginia Medical School – one of several blackface photos in the publication An independent inquiry into a racist photo on Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s 1984 college yearbook page has ended with no conclusive findings. The report […]

US lawmaker ‘punched wife for not undressing quickly enough’

US lawmaker ‘punched wife for not undressing quickly enough’

Image copyright George County Police/Mississippi House A Mississippi state lawmaker has been arrested accused of drunkenly assaulting his wife because she was taking too long to undress for sex. Doug McLeod, 58, was arrested on Saturday night in George County on a minor domestic violence charge. His fellow Republicans in the state said Mr McLeod […]

Philippines’ Duterte orders rubbish sent back to Canada

Philippines’ Duterte orders rubbish sent back to Canada

Image copyright EPA Image caption Environmental campaigners have also pressured Canada to take back its rubbish Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered Canadian waste shipped back to its country of origin, his spokesman says. It is the latest move in a row between the two countries over the disposal of waste wrongly labelled as recyclable. […]

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