Ex-Playboy model free to discuss alleged Trump affair

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Karen McDougal says she was tricked into staying silent about the alleged affair Former Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal has settled with American Media Inc (AMI), freeing her to discuss her alleged affair with Donald Trump. Ms McDougal had signed a $150,000 deal with AMI tabloid The National Enquirer which […]

Syracuse University fraternity suspended over ‘extremely racist’ video

Image copyright Syracuse University Image caption The footage “was extremely troubling and disturbing,” the university’s chancellor, Kent Syverud said. Syracuse University in New York has suspended a fraternity chapter after members were filmed using “extremely racist” and “homophobic” language, the university’s chancellor said. Kent Syverud called the footage “extremely troubling and disturbing”. The video came […]

Texas emergency operator jailed for 911 call hang ups

Texas emergency operator jailed for 911 call hang ups

Image copyright Houston Police Department Image caption Crenshanda Williams terminated calls from people including reports of robberies and murders A former 911 operator in Houston, Texas has been found guilty of hanging up on emergency calls. Crenshanda Williams, 44, was sentenced to 10 days in jail and 18 months of probation for interfering with emergency […]

Southwest Airlines engine explosion: US to order fan blade inspections

Image copyright EPA Image caption Signs of metal fatigue were found where the fan blade separated from the engine, experts said US aviation authorities are to order inspections of jet engines after a mid-air explosion that punctured an airliner’s window, killing a passenger. The Federal Aviation Administration said the “airworthiness directive” will require inspections of […]

Manhattan nanny Yoselyn Ortega guilty of murdering children

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The prosecution said Ortega’s actions were premeditated A nanny has been found guilty of murdering two children she stabbed at their luxury New York City apartment. Yoselyn Ortega had pleaded insanity, but the jury rejected that defence as they unanimously convicted her. The bloody bodies of Lucia “Lulu” Krim, six, […]

US senators allowed to bring babies into chamber

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Senator Tammy Duckworth has said parenthood isn’t just a women’s issue The US Senate has agreed new rules that allow members to bring infants into the chamber when they vote. The move comes a week after Tammy Duckworth became the first sitting US senator to give birth while in […]

Puerto Rico hit by first island-wide blackout since Hurricane Maria

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Puerto Ricans have suffered repeated power cuts since Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico has suffered an island-wide power outage nearly seven months after Hurricane Maria destroyed much of the island’s infrastructure and power grid. The US territory’s power authority, known as Prepa, said it was working to restore service to almost […]

Trump ‘will walk out’ if North Korea talks not fruitful

Media captionTrump on North Korea meeting US President Donald Trump says that if his planned talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un are not fruitful he will “walk out”. At a joint news conference, he and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe said maximum pressure must be maintained on North Korea over nuclear disarmament. Mr Abe is […]

Tammie Jo Schults: Southwest pilot praised for safe landing

Image copyright Facebook/MidAmerica Nazarene Image caption Capt Shults (left) was among the first cohort of female fighter pilots to transition to tactical aircraft A pilot who safely landed a Southwest Airlines passenger plane after a jet engine ripped apart mid-air has been praised as a hero by passengers. Tammie Jo Shults captained Flight 1380 to […]

Trudeau met by anti-Kinder Morgan pipeline protests in UK

Image copyright Courtesy Greenpeace Image caption Greenpeace activists scaled two entrance pillars to drop banners at the Canadian High Commission Canadian PM Justin Trudeau was met in the UK with anti-pipeline protesters angry over the controversial Kinder Morgan project. Mr Trudeau says Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is in the national economic interest. The […]