Path cleared for Arkansas executions

Path cleared for Arkansas executions

Media captionLedell Lee tells the BBC he is innocent Arkansas will move forward with a series of executions after the state Supreme Court overturned a lower court ruling blocking the lethal injection. Justices reversed a judge’s order barring the use of vecuronium bromide, one of the three drugs used in the state’s death penalty. The […]

‘My life on death row is like twilight zone’

Convicted murderer Ledell Lee says he is living a nightmare he cannot wake up from as he awaits his execution in Arkansas. After spending 21 years on death row, Lee is scheduled to be executed on Thursday, one of a series of executions due this month. Produced by Sarah Svoboda, Franz Strasser and Pete Murtaugh. […]

US fugitive teacher found with student after month on run

US fugitive teacher found with student after month on run

Image copyright AP A Tennessee teacher accused of abducting his 15-year-old student has been captured thousands of miles away. Tad Cummins was arrested in northern California, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announced. The pair, missing for a month, were found near the remote Shasta-Trinity National Forest, the Tennessean newspaper reported. Mr Cummins had been seeking […]

Aaron Hernandez had ‘John 3:16 on forehead’ in jail suicide

Aaron Hernandez had ‘John 3:16 on forehead’ in jail suicide

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hernandez reportedly wrote “John 3:16” on his forehead before taking his own life Former NFL footballer Aaron Hernandez was found with a Bible verse scrawled on his forehead after taking his own life, according to local media reports. The former New England Patriots tight end hanged himself in his Massachusetts […]

New England Patriots deny Trump snub

New England Patriots deny Trump snub

The Super Bowl-winning New England Patriots deny players snubbed a White House ceremony because it was being hosted by President Trump. Pictures shared by the New York Times appear to show fewer people at the event than when President Obama hosted the team in 2015. But the Patriots say the images “lack context”. In posts […]

Trump-targeted judge gets high-profile immigration case

Trump-targeted judge gets high-profile immigration case

Image copyright EPA Image caption Judge Gonzalo Curiel (L) was called a “hater” by Mr Trump A US judge labelled “Mexican” by President Donald Trump last year is to hear a high-profile deportation case. Judge Gonzalo Curiel, whom Mr Trump also called a “hater”, was apparently assigned to the lawsuit randomly. The case involves Juan […]

Multiple Arkansas executions blocked by judge

Multiple Arkansas executions blocked by judge

Media captionArkansas victim’s husband: ‘My wife suffered big time’ Two court rulings dealt a blow to the US state of Arkansas in its attempt to put to death seven inmates within days. The first, on Wednesday evening, halted the execution due the following day of Stacey Johnson so he could make fresh DNA claims to […]

Canada hits back in dairy dispute with the US

Canada hits back in dairy dispute with the US

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption US dairy organisations have been lobbying the Trump administration to review Canadian dairy policies Canada is pushing back over US President Donald Trump’s criticism that its protectionist dairy policies are hurting US farmers. Mr Trump targeted Canada’s dairy sector as “unfair” in a recent speech in Wisconsin. Dozens of […]

Rob Gronkowski offers help to Sean Spicer in media briefing

New England Patriots star Rob “Gronk” Gronkowski offered to help Sean Spicer keep White House journalists in line. He cheekily popped his head round the door as his team visited President Donald Trump to mark their Super Bowl win. Rob Gronkowski offers help to Sean Spicer in media briefing

Canadian woman faces human smuggling charges

Canadian woman faces human smuggling charges

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption A growing number of asylum seekers have been crossing illegally into Canada A Saskatchewan woman has been charged with human smuggling following a months-long cross-border investigation. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) arrested and charged Michelle Omoruyi, 43, as part of an investigation into asylum seekers crossing illegally into Canada. […]