Larry Nassar case: Olympic champ Jordyn Wieber reveals abuse

Media captionGold medalists Raisman and Wieber face their abuser A gold-medal winning Olympian has confronted disgraced USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar at his sentencing to reveal he abused her, too. Jordyn Wieber is the fourth member of the Fierce Five, the winning 2012 Summer Olympics squad, to accuse him. She joins teammates Aly Raisman, Gabby […]

US shutdown: Senate bill on verge of collapse amid rancour

Image copyright AFP Image caption President Donald Trump has called off a trip to his Florida golf club this weekend until a deal can be struck The Republican-controlled Senate’s bid to avert a US government shutdown is teetering on the brink of collapse as it races against a midnight deadline. The House of Representatives voted […]

Nasa removes US astronaut from ISS mission

Image copyright NASA The US astronaut Jeanette Epps has been removed from her upcoming mission to the International Space Station (ISS) just months before launch. Dr Epps was to have been the first African-American astronaut assigned to the space station crew. She would have flown aboard a Russian Soyuz flight in June but is being […]

Kim and Kanye name baby girl Chicago West

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kardashian West was told there could be health risks if she got pregnant again Kim Kardashian West has said that not carrying her third child herself was “so hard”, but that “the connection with our baby came instantly”. The reality TV star’s third baby with Kanye West was delivered […]

‘Ooh-ee!’ says Texas Tourniquet Killer in lethal injection

Image copyright AFP Image caption Anthony Allen Shore, 55, admitted to killing four Hispanic females in Texas A Texas death row inmate complained of a burning sensation as he was executed by lethal injection, exclaiming: “Ooh-ee! I can feel that.” Anthony Allen Shore, 55, became the first convict to be executed in the US this […]

Turpin case: California couple deny torturing ‘shackled siblings’

Image copyright CBS Image caption David Turpin (R) and Louise Turpin (L) have pleaded not guilty The parents accused of holding their 13 children in shackles at a California home have pleaded not guilty. David Turpin, 56, and Louise Turpin, 49, are facing charges of torture, abuse and false imprisonment. They were arrested after their […]

Trump sows confusion as Republicans scramble to avert shutdown

Image copyright EPA Image caption In May last year, Mr Trump tweeted that the country needed “a good shutdown” President Donald Trump has appeared to undercut his party’s attempts to reach a budget deal with Democrats, on the eve of a possible government shutdown. In a tweet, the Republican president criticised a sweetener added to […]

Amazon shortlists 20 metropolitan areas for new headquarters

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Amazon displays its wares at the latest Consumer Electronic Show Amazon has released a shortlist of the 20 North American urban areas to be chosen to become the retailer’s second North American headquarters. The proposed site is expected to cost more than $5bn (£3.6bn) and create 50,000 jobs. Cities […]

Trump denies view on Mexico wall changed

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A prototype for President Trump’s border wall in Tijuana, Mexico US President Donald Trump has denied changing his views on the Mexico border wall. It comes after his chief of staff, John Kelly, told Fox News that the president’s opinions had evolved since his original campaign promises about its construction […]

Fire and Fury: Trump exposé to become television series

Image copyright Reuters The bestselling exposé Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by journalist Michael Wolff is about to hit the small screen. According to Hollywood Reporter, Mr Wolff has sold television rights for seven figures. President Trump has condemned the book, which depicts a chaotic administration and a president unfit for office, […]

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