Philando Castile death: Aftermath of police shooting streamed live

Philando Castile death: Aftermath of police shooting streamed live

Media caption“You shot four bullets into him, sir” – Philando Castile’s girlfriend, Lavish Reynolds, live-streamed the aftermath of the shooting A black man has been shot dead by police in the US state of Minnesota as protests continued over the police killing of a black man in Louisiana. Philando Castile’s girlfriend live-streamed the St Paul […]

US gun laws: Colorado to arm teachers in classrooms

US gun laws: Colorado to arm teachers in classrooms

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption School staff in Colorado are taking part in training to carry concealed weapons in classes Teachers are being trained to carry guns in classrooms in Colorado in order to protect children as part of a scheme motivated by a school massacre in 2012. The three-day course, which consists of […]

Republican Karen Handel seals victory in key Georgia vote

Republican Karen Handel seals victory in key Georgia vote

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Republican Karen Handel praised Donald Trump in her victory speech US Republicans have won a closely contested congressional election in Georgia seen by many as a referendum on Donald Trump’s presidency. Karen Handel retained the Atlanta seat with 53% of the vote, against 47% for her Democratic rival Jon […]

Uber chief executive Kalanick resigns

Uber chief executive Kalanick resigns

Image copyright ERIC PIERMONT/AFP/Getty Uber boss Travis Kalanick has resigned as chief executive after pressure from shareholders. Mr Kalanick will remain on the board of the firm, however, the New York Times reported. His resignation comes after a review of practices at the firm and scandals including complaints of sexual harassment. Last week he said […]

Chelsea Clinton: Steve Bannon ‘fat shamed’ Spicer in text

Chelsea Clinton: Steve Bannon ‘fat shamed’ Spicer in text

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Bannon is reportedly expected to move to a new communications role White House chief strategist Steve Bannon “fat shamed” press secretary Sean Spicer, Chelsea Clinton has said. The former first daughter criticised Mr Bannon on Twitter, saying the White House was “using fat shaming to justify increased opacity”. Mr […]

Otto Warmbier: No post-mortem for US student held by N Korea

Otto Warmbier: No post-mortem for US student held by N Korea

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Warmbier (left) was jailed for trying to steal a propaganda sign from a hotel The family of a US student who died shortly after being freed from North Korea have declined a post-mortem examination, according to a US coroner. Otto Warmbier died on Monday near his family home in […]

Knife-edge vote counts rattle Republicans

Knife-edge vote counts rattle Republicans

Media captionThe Georgia vote is the most expensive congressional election in history Cliffhanger election counts are under way from Tuesday’s congressional elections in the US states of Georgia and South Carolina. The Georgia race between Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel in suburban Atlanta is too close to call. Democrat Archie Parnell and Republican […]

Otto Warmbier: No autopsy for US student held by North Korea

Otto Warmbier: No autopsy for US student held by North Korea

Media caption‘Punish N Korea for Otto Warmbier death’ The family of a US student who died shortly after being freed from North Korea have declined a post-mortem examination, according to a US coroner. Otto Warmbier died on Monday near his family home in Ohio after more than 15 months in North Korean captivity. The Hamilton […]

Chelsea Clinton: Steve Bannon ‘fat shamed’ Spicer in text

Chelsea Clinton: Steve Bannon ‘fat shamed’ Spicer in text

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Bannon is reportedly expected to move to a new communications role White House chief strategist Steve Bannon “fat shamed” press secretary Sean Spicer, Chelsea Clinton has said. The former first daughter criticised Mr Bannon on Twitter, saying the White House was “using fat shaming to justify increased opacity”. Mr […]

Secretive Republican healthcare bill sickens Democrats

Secretive Republican healthcare bill sickens Democrats

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption About $1 of every $5 in the US is spent on healthcare, according to federal government figures US Democrats are up in arms about secretive Senate Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare, with no sign of a bill a week before a crunch vote. President Donald Trump’s party has been […]