Syracuse University fraternity suspended over ‘extremely racist’ video

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

Southwest Airlines engine explosion: US orders fan blade inspections

Southwest Airlines engine explosion: US orders 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 have ordered 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” required inspections of certain CFM56-7B […]

Manhattan nanny Yoselyn Ortega guilty of murdering children

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, […]

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

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 […]

Tammie Jo Schults: Southwest pilot praised for safe landing

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 […]

Trump hails CIA chief Mike Pompeo’s secret trip to N Korea

Trump hails CIA chief Mike Pompeo’s secret trip to N Korea

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The aim Mr Pompeo’s mission was to pave the way for a Trump-Kim summit CIA director Mike Pompeo forged a “good relationship” with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un when they met last week, US President Donald Trump has tweeted. Confirming media reports of the secret meeting in Pyongyang, Mr Trump […]

Trudeau met by anti-Kinder Morgan pipeline protests in UK

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 […]