Comic-Con: Ford’s take on Blade Runner mystery

Comic-Con: Ford’s take on Blade Runner mystery

Image copyright Getty Images It’s one of the most debated theories in sci-fi – is Harrison Ford’s character in Blade Runner human or an artificially created replicant? The answer was left as a mystery in the theatrical release of Ridley Scott’s 1982 film – with even Scott and Ford arguing about it – and with […]

Sean Spicer quits: White House press secretary plays down ‘row’

Sean Spicer quits: White House press secretary plays down ‘row’

Media captionSean Spicer was upbeat about the operation he is leaving White House press secretary Sean Spicer has moved to minimise talk of divisions within the Trump administration after announcing his resignation. Mr Spicer is reportedly stepping down because he is unhappy with President Donald Trump’s appointment of a new communications director. But he told […]

Donald Trump insists he has ‘complete power’ to pardon

Donald Trump insists he has ‘complete power’ to pardon

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Trump referred to his “complete power to pardon” in a tweet US President Donald Trump has insisted he has the “complete power” to pardon people, amid reports he is considering presidential pardons for family members, aides and even himself. A Democratic Party spokesman has called the reports “extremely disturbing”. […]

Sean Spicer quits: White House press secretary plays down ‘row’

Sean Spicer quits: White House press secretary plays down ‘row’

Media captionSean Spicer was upbeat about the operation he is leaving White House press secretary Sean Spicer has moved to minimise talk of divisions within the Trump administration after announcing his resignation. Mr Spicer is reportedly stepping down because he is unhappy with President Donald Trump’s appointment of a new communications director. But he told […]

Sean Spicer quits: White House press secretary plays down ‘row’

Sean Spicer quits: White House press secretary plays down ‘row’

Media captionSean Spicer was upbeat about the operation he is leaving White House press secretary Sean Spicer has moved to minimise talk of divisions within the Trump administration after announcing his resignation. Mr Spicer is reportedly stepping down because he is unhappy with President Donald Trump’s appointment of a new communications director. But he told […]

Justine Damond shooting: Police chief Janee Harteau quits

Justine Damond shooting: Police chief Janee Harteau quits

Media captionPolice Chief Janee Harteau held a news conference before her resignation A police chief in the US state of Minnesota has resigned after one of her officers fatally shot an unarmed Australian woman. Justine Damond was killed after she called the police to report a woman screaming outside her home in a quiet suburb […]

Linkin Park cancel North American tour after Chester Bennington death

Linkin Park cancel North American tour after Chester Bennington death

Image copyright EPA Linkin Park have cancelled their North American tour following the death of singer Chester Bennington. Promoters Live Nation said refunds would be made available to all ticket-holders for the tour, which was due to begin next Thursday. A spokesman for the company added: “We are incredibly saddened to hear about the passing […]

Inmates offered reduced sentences for birth control procedure

Inmates offered reduced sentences for birth control procedure

Image copyright WTVF-TV Image caption Judge Benningfield says he ‘hopes to encourage personal responsibility’ A judge in the US state of Tennessee is offering to reduce jail sentences for any inmate that volunteers to undergo a birth control procedure. Since Judge Sam Benningfield signed the legal order in May, 32 women and 38 men have […]

Murdered girl’s family beg for US visa to attend funeral

Murdered girl’s family beg for US visa to attend funeral

Image copyright Keansburg Police Department Image caption AbbieGail Smith was allegedly stabbed in the neck by her neighbour The family of an 11-year-old girl murdered last week in New Jersey have implored President Donald Trump to let them into the US to attend her funeral. AbbieGail Smith was allegedly stabbed in the neck by her […]

White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigns

White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigns

Media captionThey were the largest crowds. Period. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has quit, reportedly in protest at a shake-up of the communications team. Mr Spicer stepped down because he was unhappy with President Donald Trump’s appointment of a new communications director, reports the New York Times. Combative Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci has […]