California wildfires: Millions warned of possible power cut

Media captionJets drop fire retardant on California blaze Millions of Californians face having their power cut as firefighters continue to battle a surge in wildfires in the state. Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) said it may have to turn off power in 36 counties amid forecasts of a “historic wind event”, which it said could […]

Maria Butina: Russian agent released from US prison

Image copyright Alexandria Sherrif’s Office via Reuters Image caption The Russian is being held in Tallahassee, Florida A Russian woman who admitted acting as an agent and infiltrating US political groups has been freed from a Florida prison and will be deported. Maria Butina was sentenced to 18 months earlier this year after admitting to […]

Maria Butina: Russian agent released from US prison

Image copyright Alexandria Sherrif’s Office via Reuters Image caption The Russian is being held in Tallahassee, Florida A Russian woman who admitted acting as an agent and infiltrating US political groups has been freed from a Florida prison and will be deported. Maria Butina was sentenced to 18 months earlier this year after admitting to […]

Maine student wins court battle over ‘rapist in school’ note

Image copyright CBS A US judge has blocked the suspension of a high school girl who was punished for posting a note at school warning of a “rapist” in their midst. In September Aela Mansmann, 15, was accused of bullying by school officials in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, after she posted notes in the girl’s toilets. […]

Maine student wins court battle over ‘rapist in school’ note

Image copyright CBS A US judge has blocked the suspension of a high school girl who was punished for posting a note at school warning of a “rapist” in their midst. In September Aela Mansmann, 15, was accused of bullying by school officials in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, after she posted notes in the girl’s toilets. […]

Maine student wins court battle over ‘rapist in school’ note

Image copyright CBS A US judge has blocked the suspension of a high school girl who was punished for posting a note at school warning of a “rapist” in their midst. In September Aela Mansmann, 15, was accused of bullying by school officials in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, after she posted notes in the girl’s toilets. […]

Mueller report: Criminal probe into Russia inquiry begins

Image copyright Reuters Image caption William Barr’s review of the Muller Inquiry has turned into a criminal investigation The US justice department has launched a criminal investigation into the origins of the Mueller inquiry, US media report. An administrative review into the special counsel’s investigation of 2016 election interference began in May. But the switch […]

Mike Pence criticises NBA as ‘wholly-owned subsidiary’ of China

Media captionMr Pence lashed out at US companies and accused China of “exporting censorship” US Vice-President Mike Pence has criticised the US National Basketball Association (NBA) in a speech attacking Chinese diplomatic and trade policies. He accused both the NBA and the sports firm Nike of “kowtowing” to Beijing and “muzzling” criticism of China. Hours […]

California wildfires: Thousands evacuated as flames rage

Media captionJets drop fire retardant on California blaze About 40,000 people have been evacuated from their homes as wildfires rage through California. Firefighters are struggling to contain the blazes as they engulf land and burn buildings in the north and south of the western US state. The fires are being driven by powerful winds, which […]

Mueller report probe will be criminal investigation

Image copyright Reuters Image caption William Barr’s review of the Muller Inquiry has turned into a criminal investigation The US justice department’s administrative review of the Mueller inquiry has been upgraded to a criminal investigation, US media report. The Mueller report into the 2016 US elections did not establish any criminal conspiracy between the Trump […]

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