US ‘serial killer’ border agent arrested in Texas

US ‘serial killer’ border agent arrested in Texas

Image copyright Getty Images A US Border Patrol agent has been arrested in the state of Texas on suspicion of killing four prostitutes. Officers began looking for Juan David Ortiz in the city of Laredo after a fifth woman allegedly escaped from him and got help from local police. Mr Ortiz, who has worked for […]

Storm Florence: Disaster declared in North Carolina

Storm Florence: Disaster declared in North Carolina

Media captionGusts & floods: the impact of the storm US President Donald Trump has declared a disaster in North Carolina where a tropical storm has killed five amid warnings the worst is far from over. Florence’s top sustained winds have weakened to 50mph (80km/h), but it is projected to bring further catastrophic flash flooding. Some […]

Storm Florence: The impact in numbers

Storm Florence: The impact in numbers

Image copyright Getty Images Storm Florence may have weakened but the full extent of the damage it has wreaked may not become clear for days. Here is a numerical guide to its power and impact. Florence is 350 miles (560 km) wide and has travelled 4,000 miles across the ocean from west Africa. There were […]

Storm Florence: Warnings of ‘catastrophic’ flash flooding

Storm Florence: Warnings of ‘catastrophic’ flash flooding

Media captionGusts & floods: the impact of the storm Weather forecasters warn of the risk of life-threatening flash flooding in parts of North and South Carolina, and Virginia, from storm Florence. It has been downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm but continues to soak the East Coast area with rain, downing trees and […]

Hurricane Florence: Deadly ‘brute’ of a storm ravages Carolinas

Hurricane Florence: Deadly ‘brute’ of a storm ravages Carolinas

Media captionGusts & floods: Hurricane Florence makes landfall Five people have been killed as Florence mauls the US East Coast, knocking out power for hundreds of thousands of homes and downing trees. The weather event has been downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm but forecasters still warn of life-threatening storm surges. Winds of […]

Manafort plea deal: Trump ex-campaign chief to help Mueller inquiry

Manafort plea deal: Trump ex-campaign chief to help Mueller inquiry

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A court sketch showed Paul Manafort, seated, with his attorney Richard Westling Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has agreed to co-operate with an investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the US election as part of a plea deal. In court on Friday, he pleaded guilty to two criminal charges […]

Brett Kavanaugh denies sexual misconduct in high school

Brett Kavanaugh denies sexual misconduct in high school

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Brett Kavanaugh, seen here during his US Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing last week US President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has denied an allegation of sexual misconduct during his high-school days. Reports say an unidentified woman claimed in a letter to Democrats that Mr Kavanaugh tried to […]

No kidding: Why these goats had to fly away

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Trump ex-campaign chief Manafort strikes plea deal

Trump ex-campaign chief Manafort strikes plea deal

Image copyright Reuters Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has pleaded guilty to two criminal charges as part of a deal with Special Counsel Robert Mueller. He has also agreed to co-operate further with the Special Counsel as part of the deal. On Friday, he admitted a charge of conspiracy against the US and a […]

Botham Shem Jean: Police ‘trying to smear’ shooting victim

Botham Shem Jean: Police ‘trying to smear’ shooting victim

Image copyright Botham Shem Jean/Facebook Image caption Botham Shem Jean grew up on the Caribbean island of St Lucia Dallas police have been accused of smear tactics after court documents revealed marijuana was found in a man’s flat where he was shot dead by an off-duty police officer. Lawyers for 26-year-old Botham Shem Jean said […]