Sacramento Kings coach accused of sexually assaulting reporter

Sacramento Kings coach accused of sexually assaulting reporter

Image copyright Getty/Allen Berezovsky Image caption Luke Walton is accused of sexual assault during his time as assistant coach at the Golden State Warriors A National Basketball Association (NBA) coach is being sued for the alleged sexual assault of a sports reporter, US media report. In the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ and ESPN, Kelli Tennant […]

Roman Polanski sues Oscars Academy after 2018 expulsion

Roman Polanski sues Oscars Academy after 2018 expulsion

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Polanski’s films include Rosemary’s Baby, Chinatown and The Ghost Writer Roman Polanski is suing the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences after being kicked out of the organisation. The Pianist director was expelled from the Oscars body along with Bill Cosby in May last year. A lawyer for […]

Trump’s state visit to UK set for June

Trump’s state visit to UK set for June

Image copyright Getty Images US President Donald Trump will make a three-day state visit to the UK from 3 to 5 June, Buckingham Palace has announced. The president and First Lady Melania Trump will be a guest of the Queen and attend a ceremony in Portsmouth to mark the 75th Anniversary of D-Day He will […]

Donald Trump ‘set for June state visit to UK’

Donald Trump ‘set for June state visit to UK’

Image copyright AFP Buckingham Palace is expected to announce on Tuesday that US President Donald Trump will make a state visit to the UK in early June. The president was promised the visit by Prime Minister Theresa May after he was elected in 2016 – but no date was set. Downing Street did not comment […]

Herman Cain withdraws bid for Federal Reserve seat

Herman Cain withdraws bid for Federal Reserve seat

Image copyright Getty/Mark Wilson Image caption Herman Cain made a bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012 Former Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain withdrew his name for a seat on the Federal Reserve Board, US President Donald Trump has tweeted. The president said he would respect the former pizza chain executive’s wishes and not […]

Supreme Court to hear LGBT workplace discrimination cases

Supreme Court to hear LGBT workplace discrimination cases

Image copyright Getty/ERIC BARADAT Image caption The US Supreme Court will examine federal protections for LGBT employees in the workplace The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear three cases that ask if existing US job discrimination laws should extend to sexual orientation and gender identity. Two of the cases involve alleged discrimination of gay […]

Top climbers die in Canadian avalanche

Top climbers die in Canadian avalanche

Image copyright AFP Image caption The group had been missing since last Wednesday whilst on an expedition in Banff National Park. Three professional mountaineers have been found dead after an avalanche at Canada’s Banff National Park. Austrian climbers David Lama, 28, and Hansj√∂rg Auer, 35, and US citizen Jess Roskelley, 36, had been attempting to […]

Tesla says investigating car explosion in Shanghai

Tesla says investigating car explosion in Shanghai

Image copyright Getty Images Tesla said it is investigating a video on Chinese social media that appears to show one of its vehicles bursting into flames in Shanghai. In a statement, the carmaker said it had sent a team to investigate the matter, and that there were no reported casualties. The video, which has not […]

Columbine survivors mark twentieth anniversary of massacre

Columbine survivors mark twentieth anniversary of massacre

Media captionSamantha Haviland was a student at Columbine High School when the 1999 shooting happened Survivors of the Columbine High School shooting have been speaking at a remembrance ceremony in Denver to mark the twentieth anniversary of the massacre. Twelve students and a teacher were murdered by two teenagers. One former student, Patrick Ireland, who […]

US arrests ‘member of border militia’ in New Mexico

US arrests ‘member of border militia’ in New Mexico

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Members of the United Constitutional Patriots have been seen patrolling with weapons US authorities have arrested an alleged member of a militia that has been stopping migrants trying to cross the US-Mexico border. Larry Mitchell Hopkins, 69, was detained in New Mexico as a felon in possession of a […]