Trump appointee Carl Higbie resigns over comments

Trump appointee Carl Higbie resigns over comments

Image copyright CNCS Image caption Carl Higbie was the external affairs chief at an agency which runs volunteer groups A government official appointed by US President Donald Trump has resigned after racist and sexist comments he made were uncovered. Carl Higbie was the external affairs chief at the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) […]

Turpin case: California couple deny torturing ‘shackled siblings’

Turpin case: California couple deny torturing ‘shackled siblings’

Media captionDavid Turpin (R) and his wife Louise Turpin (L) deny charges of torture 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 one daughter escaped […]

Turpin case: California couple deny torturing ‘shackled siblings’

Turpin case: California couple deny torturing ‘shackled siblings’

Media captionDavid Turpin (R) and his wife Louise Turpin (L) deny charges of torture 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 one daughter escaped […]

Turpin case: California couple deny torturing ‘shackled siblings’

Turpin case: California couple deny torturing ‘shackled siblings’

Media captionDavid Turpin (R) and his wife Louise Turpin (L) deny charges of torture 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 daughter escaped […]

Shackled siblings: What we know about their lives

Punished and beaten frequently, the couple’s children hatched an escape plan. The parents deny the allegations against them, but investigators have discovered of a life of torture. This is what police have learned so far about their lives. Shackled siblings: What we know about their lives

US government shutdown: House backs funding bill and sends it to Senate

US government shutdown: House backs funding bill and sends it to Senate

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption It is unclear if there are enough votes in the Senate to back this stopgap funding measure The House of Representatives has passed a bill to fund government operations until 16 February – the first move in efforts to avert a government shutdown. The bill must now be voted […]

Turpin case: California children ‘chained for months’

Turpin case: California children ‘chained for months’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption District Attorney Mike Hestrin said the couple chained their children as a form of punishment California prosecutors have detailed allegations of horrific abuse by the parents of 13 children held in shackles at their home. David Turpin, 56, and Louise Turpin, 49, face charges of torture, abuse and false imprisonment, […]

Trump sows confusion as Republicans scramble to avert shutdown

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 […]

Apple and Google buses under fire in Silicon Valley

Apple and Google buses under fire in Silicon Valley

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Employees are gradually moving into Apple’s new “spaceship” headquarters Buses used to transport Apple employees to their offices have been attacked, with windows smashed, possibly by people using pellet guns. There have been several such attacks on the morning and evening commutes to and from Apple headquarters in the […]