Colin Kaepernick: Former NFL quarterback settles ‘collusion’ case

Colin Kaepernick: Former NFL quarterback settles ‘collusion’ case

Eric Reid (left) was the first player to join then 49ers team-mate Colin Kaepernick in kneeling for the national anthem Colin Kaepernick has reached a settlement with the NFL over his ‘collusion’ case against team owners. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback believed owners were conspiring not to hire him because of his protests against […]

Mexico border wall: Trump confirms emergency move

Mexico border wall: Trump confirms emergency move

Media captionTrump: ‘I’ve signed the order – now we’ll be sued’ President Trump has confirmed he will use emergency powers to build a wall on the US border with Mexico, saying “walls work”. Building the wall was a key pledge of Mr Trump’s campaign, but Democrats have described the emergency as a “gross abuse of […]

Jussie Smollett: ‘No evidence’ Empire actor attack was staged

Jussie Smollett: ‘No evidence’ Empire actor attack was staged

Image copyright Getty Images Chicago Police have dismissed reports that an attack on Empire actor Jussie Smollett was a hoax. The US TV star needed hospital treatment last month after a suspected racist and homophobic attack. Local media reports about the attack being staged are “unconfirmed”, Chicago police’s chief communications officer said. “We have no […]

John Legend: Grammys boycott ‘doesn’t fix the problem’

John Legend: Grammys boycott ‘doesn’t fix the problem’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption John Legend on the Parkland survivors: “This is really a tribute to their activism”. On Tuesday night, John Legend headlined a Motown tribute concert, celebrating the record label’s 60th anniversary. Alongside Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder, the star performed a selection of Marvin Gaye hits, including the timeless, socially-conscious […]

General Joseph Votel breaks rank with Trump over Syria

General Joseph Votel breaks rank with Trump over Syria

Image copyright EPA Image caption Joseph Votel is the top general overseeing US military actions in the Middle East The top US general in the Middle East has said he disagrees with President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from Syria. Gen Joseph Votel told CNN that IS militants were still active in Syria and US-backed […]

Vodka firm loses valuable iceberg water in apparent heist

Vodka firm loses valuable iceberg water in apparent heist

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A massive iceberg passes through Newfoundland’s ‘iceberg alley’ A Canadian vodka distiller has lost 30,000 litres of valuable iceberg water in what appears to be a heist. Iceberg Vodka CEO David Meyers says he is mystified as to who – or why – someone would have stolen the water. The […]

Trump to declare emergency over Mexico border wall

Trump to declare emergency over Mexico border wall

Media captionSenator McConnell supports the president; Speaker Pelosi warns it sets a dangerous precedent US President Donald Trump is to invoke rare national emergency powers to secure funding for his planned border wall with Mexico, the White House said. The controversial move would enable Mr Trump to bypass Congress which has refused to approve the […]

Trump to declare ’emergency’ over Mexico border wall

Trump to declare ’emergency’ over Mexico border wall

Media captionSenator McConnell supports the president; Speaker Pelosi warns it sets a dangerous precedent US President Donald Trump is to declare a national emergency to fund his planned border wall with Mexico, the White House has said. He will sign a border security bill to avert a government shutdown – but also act to bypass […]

Trump to sign border security bill and declare emergency over wall

Trump to sign border security bill and declare emergency over wall

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump has threatened declaring a national emergency over the wall before President Donald Trump will sign a border security bill to avert a government shutdown as well as declare a national emergency to fund his wall. The White House said he would sign the bill as promised, but […]

Amazon cancels New York City campus plan

Amazon cancels New York City campus plan

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Incentives promised to Amazon angered opponents Amazon has said it will not build a new headquarters in New York, citing fierce opposition from state and local politicians. The dramatic turnabout comes just months after the firm named New York City one of two sites selected for major expansion over […]