New York train crash: Dozens injured in derailment

New York train crash: Dozens injured in derailment

Image copyright AP A commuter train has derailed during rush hour in New York City, injuring dozens of people The Long Island Railroad train went of the tracks as it arrived at the busy Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn. Passengers said there had been a loud bang followed by a jolt that made some people on […]

New Republican Congress reverses ethics move after outcry

New Republican Congress reverses ethics move after outcry

Image copyright AP Image caption The move was initiated by Congressman Bob Goodlatte (left) Republicans are to drop a plan to gut the independent body that investigates political misconduct, after an outcry. President-elect Donald Trump had criticised Republicans after they voted to strip the Office of Congressional Ethics of its independence. “Focus on tax reform, […]

Ford Motors cancels $1.6bn Mexico plant

Ford Motors cancels $1.6bn Mexico plant

Image copyright Reuters Ford has said it will cancel a $1.6bn (£1.3bn) plant it planned to build in Mexico and instead extend operations at its factory in Michigan. The US car giant will spend $700m on expanding the plant at Flat Rock. Ford said it needed to re-organise to use existing facilities more efficiently amid […]

Anchor Megyn Kelly to join NBC after 12 years with Fox News

Anchor Megyn Kelly to join NBC after 12 years with Fox News

Image copyright AP Image caption Megyn Kelly accused Donald Trump of misogyny during a TV debate Fox News presenter Megyn Kelly, who has worked at the channel for 12 years, is leaving the network to join NBC, her publicist has confirmed. Ms Kelly will host her own daytime news and discussion program at NBC, as […]

Two year old rescues twin brother from fallen dresser

Two year old rescues twin brother from fallen dresser

Media captionTwo-year-old saves twin brother from falling furniture It’s every parent’s nightmare – but thanks to the quick thinking of a two-year-old child there was a happy ending. In footage that has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times on YouTube, two young twin boys from Utah, US, can be seen climbing on a chest […]

Apple sued over fatal ‘FaceTime crash’

Apple sued over fatal ‘FaceTime crash’

Image copyright Apple Image caption The driver was allegedly using FaceTime at the time of the crash An American couple, whose daughter was killed by a driver allegedly using FaceTime on his iPhone, have launched a lawsuit against Apple. The lawsuit alleges that the firm should have introduced a feature that disabled use of the […]

US Congress: Republicans vote to limit ethics body

US Congress: Republicans vote to limit ethics body

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The 115th US Congress meets for the first time on Tuesday Republicans in the US House of Representatives have voted to weaken the body that investigates claims of misconduct against members of Congress. Under the change, the independent Office of Congressional Ethics would come under the control of the House […]

Trump: North Korea intercontinental missile ‘won’t happen’

Trump: North Korea intercontinental missile ‘won’t happen’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump has said that he would be prepared to meet Kim Jong-un over a hamburger Donald Trump has dismissed North Korea’s claim to be developing missiles capable of striking America. In a tweet, the US president-elect derided the claim by North Korea’s Kim Jong-un that preparations were in […]

Mariah Carey: Row over New Year’s Eve performance debacle

Mariah Carey: Row over New Year’s Eve performance debacle

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mariah Carey stumbled through the performance, complaining of problems with her earpiece There have been bitter recriminations after Mariah Carey’s televised New Year’s Eve performance went wrong. The pop star’s live appearance in New York’s Times Square was beset by problems as she complained of sound difficulties and struggled to […]

Trump: North Korea intercontinental missile ‘won’t happen’

Trump: North Korea intercontinental missile ‘won’t happen’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption North Korea recently tested a new engine for an intercontinental ballistic missile Donald Trump has dismissed North Korea’s claim to be developing missiles capable of striking America. In a tweet, the US president-elect derided the claim by North Korea’s Kim Jong-un that preparations were in the final stage, saying: “It […]