Republican says Obama ‘deepened’ divisions that sparked shooting

Image copyright Getty Images Republican Steve King has blamed Barack Obama for fuelling divisions that led to an attack on Republican lawmakers, when Mr Obama was president. He “focused on our differences rather than our things that unify us”, the Iowa congressman said. A gunman ambushed Republican lawmakers during baseball practice at a Virginia field, […]

Otto Warmbier’s father doubts N Korea story on son’s coma

Media captionOtto Warmbier’s dad: N Korea’s treatment of my son ‘horrible’ The emotional father of a US student freed by North Korea this week says he does not believe the regime’s explanation for his son’s coma. The regime said 22-year-old Otto Warmbier’s medical condition was caused last year by botulism and a sleeping pill he […]

Cosby sex assault trial jury deadlocked

Image copyright Reuters A jury deliberating Bill Cosby’s sex assault trial has told the judge they are deadlocked on day four of their deliberations. But the judge has instructed the panel to return to continue trying to reach a verdict. If the seven men and five women cannot reach a unanimous decision a mistrial will […]

Fox News drops ‘fair and balanced’ slogan without announcement

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Roger Ailes, the Fox News founder, died last month but had resigned as chairman after sexual harassment allegations were made against him The US news network Fox News has dropped its slogan “fair and balanced”. An executive told the BBC the decision had “nothing to do with programming or editorial […]

San Francisco UPS gunman ‘had complained about overtime’

Image copyright Reuters A UPS employee who killed three colleagues at a San Francisco depot of the postal firm before turning the gun on himself has been named. Jimmy Lam, 38, killed Wayne Chan, 56, Benson Louie, 50, and 46-year-old Michael Lefiti, in the attack, the city medical examiner said. Two other employees were shot […]

Trump-Russia inquiry: President ‘probed for obstruction of justice’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Robert Mueller is overseeing the investigation into Russia’s alleged meddling and any Trump links President Donald Trump is being investigated by special counsel Robert Mueller for possible obstruction of justice, US media reports say. They say senior intelligence officials will be interviewed on whether Mr Trump tried to end an […]

Steve Scalise: Republican House whip shot and wounded

Media captionEyewitness: ‘I cried and laid flat on the ground’ A top congressman was among five people wounded as a gunman sprayed bullets at Republican lawmakers during baseball practice in a Washington DC suburb. House of Representatives Majority Whip Steve Scalise was expected to survive after the early morning attack at a park in Alexandria, […]

Trump foreign payments: Democrats in Congress file lawsuit

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Trump International Hotel in Washington DC is pitched to foreign diplomats as a place to stay Nearly 200 Democrats in the US Congress have joined forces to file a legal case against President Donald Trump over receipt of payments from foreign governments via his businesses. The plaintiffs accuse Mr […]

Jeff Sessions denies secret meeting with Russia envoy

Media captionJeff Sessions: Russia collusion claim a ‘detestable lie’ US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has denied during a Congress hearing having undisclosed meetings with Russian officials at a Washington DC hotel. America’s top law official also told the Senate Intelligence Committee any suggestion he colluded with the Kremlin was “an appalling and detestable lie”. Mr […]

California prisoners make podcast hit, Ear Hustle

Earlonne Woods and Antwan Williams are producers of “Ear Hustle” a new podcast about life in prison. They are experts after all – both are currently serving time. Produced by Colleen Hagerty. California prisoners make podcast hit, Ear Hustle