Barry Sherman: Murder unit to probe Canadian mystery deaths

Barry Sherman: Murder unit to probe Canadian mystery deaths

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Honey and Barry Sherman were renowned for their charity fundraising Police in Toronto have confirmed that its homicide unit has taken over the investigation into the death of a Canadian billionaire and his wife. Police are treating the deaths of Barry Sherman, 75, and his wife Honey, whose bodies were […]

Indonesia recaptures US citizen after Bali prison break

Indonesia recaptures US citizen after Bali prison break

Image copyright AFP Image caption Kerobokan is a notoriously overcrowded prison Indonesia has recaptured a US citizen accused of drugs offences who escaped the notorious Kerobokan prison in Bali last week. The man named as Christian Beasley was caught on the neighbouring island of Lombok. The 32-year old had escaped by climbing over a prison […]

Russia inquiry: Trump denies he plans to fire Robert Mueller

Russia inquiry: Trump denies he plans to fire Robert Mueller

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The president issued the denial to reporters after returning to the White House on Sunday evening President Donald Trump has denied he is planning to fire special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating possible Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Tensions have been rising between the White House and […]

Trump Russia inquiry: Mueller improperly obtained emails, lawyer says

Trump Russia inquiry: Mueller improperly obtained emails, lawyer says

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Trump has been critical of the investigation and denies any wrongdoing A lawyer for a group set up to help Donald Trump’s transition to the White House has accused special counsel Robert Mueller of unlawfully obtaining thousands of emails. Kory Langhofer made the comments in a letter to congressional […]

Trump Russia probe: Mueller has ‘thousands’ of transition team emails

Trump Russia probe: Mueller has ‘thousands’ of transition team emails

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Trump has been critical of the investigation and denies any wrongdoing Special counsel Robert Mueller has reportedly obtained tens of thousands of emails from President Donald Trump’s transition team as part of a probe into the 2016 election. So far the FBI has charged four people as part of […]

Santa Barbara evacuated as Thomas flares up again

Santa Barbara evacuated as Thomas flares up again

Image copyright AFP Image caption Firefighters are dropping red flame retardant to try to quench the flames Authorities in California have issued new evacuation orders as a huge wildfire flares up again in Santa Barbara County. Meteorologists said fresh northerly winds were likely to drive the flames from the fire – named Thomas – towards […]

Pentagon’s secret UFO programme revealed

Pentagon’s secret UFO programme revealed

Image copyright AFP The Pentagon has been running a secret multi-million dollar programme to investigate Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs), US media report. Only a small number of officials were aware of the programme, which began in 2007 and was reportedly closed in 2012. The New York Times says documents from the operation describe strange speeding […]

Hunter Harrison: CSX railway boss dies

Hunter Harrison: CSX railway boss dies

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hunter Harrison took up the top job at CSX in March Hunter Harrison, the CEO of the US transportation company CSX, has died just days after going on medical leave. Mr Harrison, 73, died in Florida due to “unexpectedly severe complications from a recent illness”, the company said. The company’s […]

Anita Hill to chair Hollywood harassment commission

Anita Hill to chair Hollywood harassment commission

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ms Hill famously accused a supreme court nomine of sexual harassment in 1991 A special commission to combat sexual harassment in the entertainment and media industries will be chaired by lawyer and academic Anita Hill. The first meeting of the Commission on Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality in the […]

US tax bill: Republicans agree sweeping changes

US tax bill: Republicans agree sweeping changes

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kevin Brady, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, revealed details of the final bill to reporters US Republicans from both houses of Congress have revealed their joint bill for the biggest overhaul of the country’s tax system in 30 years. The plan brings the US corporate tax […]